Blog » The Social Marketplace on Oodle & Facebook Posted by Oodle Blog on December 15th, 2010 Today we rolled out a bunch of new functionality both on Facebook and Oodle — to make the experience into a true social marketplace. To date, most of the conversation around social commerce has revolved around social shopping. We’re focused on a different area of social commerce — the social marketplace — where who you’re buying from (or selling to) matters as much as what is being bought (or sold). Anonymous online transactions in traditional classifieds marketplaces lend themselves to bad behavior — from serious fraud and safety issues to flakey actions such as no-show meetings. Marketplace now does a better job using Facebook to establish a user’s real identity so users can see who is on the other end of the conversation:
Jim Wilson/The New York Times Andy and Karen Riley-Grant, with Margot. Ms. Riley-Grant says that if she didn’t stay attuned to the office from home, “things could go south.” Technology allowed Karen Riley-Grant, a manager at Levi Strauss in San Francisco, to take care of some business with her New York publicist while she was in labor in the hospital last November. Work-Life Balance? Smartphones and Laptops Tip the Scale
Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction.
Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains | Nicholas Carr With rendition switcher Question: What are some technologies, prior to the Internet, that have radically reshaped the way our brains work? Nicholas Carr: I think that if you look across the entire world of tools and technologies, what you see is that there are different categories.
With rendition switcher Time for a Technology Detox? | Ideafeed | January 12, 2011
You describe educators in the new culture of learning as mentors, rather than teachers. Can you explain the difference between the two? The key difference for us is that in the new culture of learning mentors are very likely to be peers who may have picked up something a little ahead of the curve or who may have more experience in something than their peers. A New Culture of Learning: An Interview with John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas (Part Two)
Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains | Nicholas Carr
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Would you like this (or any) content less if a robot had written it? The media is filled with news items abut how robots and algorithms are taking the work away from real, kind and personable human beings. That is one train of thought (personally, I'm offering a different perspective over on my We, Robots blog, which looks at augmentation over automation of all things robotics, 3D printing, telepresence and more). It's scary to think that one day, you may read an article in a magazine or newspaper or online that had no human intervention. No humanity, no personalized style and more. That future is here.