Hamlet Au has done an excellent writeup of Cloud Party . It’s a WebGL-based virtual world, which means that any browser that can handle WebGL * can get you there, just by using a link (pretty well the majority of browsers). Although there’s no viewer to download, to fully experience the programme you must have a Facebook account. It’s deployed on Amazon servers, which means it will be fast and reliable, and the concurrency rate is 25 avatars to an area. I haven’t been able to figure out whether unused areas are automatically shut down, as in Kitely . If they are, that will increase performance and lower pricing.
Adapted from the forthcoming book " Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now " by Douglas Rushkoff, published by Penguin. Technology has always given us more control over time—especially now at the dawn of the digital age. But no matter how precisely we can count our milliseconds, neither our bodies nor our businesses are proving as programmable as our computers. Digital technology tends to make one minute look the same as any other. Still, try as we might to ignore them, the people who work for us, invest in us, and buy from us are guided by rhythms we ignore at our peril.
See on Scoop.it – Peer2Politics When you hear the words peer to peer your first thoughts might be illegal downloads. But this is like thinking of joyriders when someone mentions cars. Peer to peer is a entire phenomenon, a philosophy, an emerging universe of possibilities. It has the potential to bring about the change we desperately need, and all the movements for social change need to embrace it. See on socialrebirth.org
Listen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. I opened the NCTIES conference with a breakfast keynote address and Marc Prensky closed it with a luncheon keynote the next day.
Public vs Private Benefits: Who should pay for Higher Education in Australia? 7 September 2012 , by Peter Bentley Peter Bentley is a Research Fellow at the LH Martin Institute. We all know that there is no such thing as “free higher education” (or “free” anything): someone has to pay. The question is who and how much.
How to increase your twitter followers (and why it doesn’t really matter) Posted by ryanalexanderhunt on June 28, 2012 · 4 Comments A few months ago I wrote a post called How to increase your twitter followers (the wrong way) that looked at services that promise to increase your twitter followers overnight.