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Courier New morphs into the more casual sandwich: Create An Intimate Map Of Your Life, Using Just Your Email Inbox. We rarely think twice when sending an email, or adding a few CCs just for good measure. But these small interactions add up, and when deconstructed en masse, will reveal more about you than you might ever expect. Immersion is an interactive network data visualization created at MIT Media Lab’s Macro Connections group by Deepak Jagdish, Daniel Smilkov and Cesar Hidalgo. All you do is give the site access to your Gmail account. It promises to look only at the email headers: From, To, CC, and timestamp fields within your email history. And through the wonders of data mining, it will build an extremely accurate web of your personal relationships. “We are basically counting each multi-personal email as an expression of a connection between the people involved in that email,” Hidalgo tells me.
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The Most Annoying Things You Do with Your Phone That You Should Quit (or At Least Be Aware Of) I think it is a combination of "addiction to the phone". overestimation of skill, and lack of understanding that leads to cellphone use during driving. The immediate nature of phones encourage people to be addicted to them, the response of "now". I have to get this text, I have to make/take this call. How often do you see people volunteer they are bad drivers? It is pretty rare despite the fact there are so many car accidents and speeding tickets. After an accident it is always the other person's fault as opposed to "I was busy changing the radio station".
And lastly, the "I've done it plenty of times and haven't gotten in an accident so it obviously can't be that dangerous" or "it is no different than talking to a passenger in the car/listening to music/eating a burrito while driving". So please, it doesn't matter how talented you think you are or how important that phone call is, wait until your vehicle has come to a stop and not just at a stop light or a stop sign. How to Automatically Archive Your Life with IFTTT and Evernote. Yeah, I tend to agree with you. I don't need every single calendar event "take daughter to practice", "haircut", "take mom to doctor's appt", etc to generate an automatic event auto backing up anything.
I realize the article is trying to use examples so I can perhaps visualize the stuff I would want to back up—but it makes me think the author doesn't have children or perhaps doesn't have any other obligations outside themselves OR that they don't use their calendar except to record only the most ultra-cool things they have coming up or they have tons of spare time to sift through the minutae of most daily calendars to automate only the ultra-cool things worth preserving.
The other thing—while the idea of automating personal history is a good idea, I think it takes more time to think through as far as those of us who have kids, jobs, life obligations are concerned. PS This article covers what you and I might actually think of as a journal. Airtime. Campaign urges students to ‘Own What You Think’ “Maya Srinivasan [’10] is an amazing person and always willing to help out a friend.
She is also brilliant and a great musician.” So read the message submitted by Margaret Byron ’10 projected on a giant screen on Frist North Lawn on Saturday night. Students on their way to the Street stopped to marvel at this and many other messages on the “Love Wall,” which displayed positive affirmations written by students about themselves and others. The Love Wall is just one of many initiatives that are part of the “Own What You Think” campaign, spearheaded by Class of 2010 president Connor Diemand-Yauman and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne. While the idea for the campaign was sparked by the anonymous college gossip site juicycampus.com, Diemand-Yauman said his campaign actually seeks to combat gossip in a much broader sense. For him, JuicyCampus, which has stirred much controversy over the past few months, is a symptom of greater societal ills.
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Clover Park’s eLearning Quality Improvement System. By Kelley L. MeeusenInstructional DesignerClover Park Technical College As with most colleges in our system, eLearning continues to play a growing role for the students and community at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC). The college has committed considerable resources to expanding its online course and program offerings. During the past four years, as CPTC has significantly expanded its use of this dynamic instructional delivery method, we realized we needed to develop high-quality standards, comparable to traditional course and program metrics, to support this growth. In fall 2011, CPTC chartered an eLearning quality improvement committee, under the oversight of the curriculum committee and instructional department, to develop a quality assurance system for its online courses and programs. The scope of this project covers the entire life cycle of an online course—from its initial approval through its continued live delivery.
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