Man, oh man. It’s hard to believe the amount of spam that goes through a blog. Fortunately, you never see it. Akismet does a great job, now claiming to have blocked 136,842 attempted spam comments on this blog. There’s a steady increase in activity as the chart below shows.
It’s hard to think that 2008 was the "good ol’ days" in blogging. If the rise in 2011 is a trend, 2012 is going to be gruesome. It’s only the beginning of March and we’ve surpassed 2010 already! Wow.
But, there are some interesting comments that deserve a reply…
Well, thank you. The designers of this WordPress theme will appreciate the compliment.
And I be benefited from your comments.
Yeah, it’s called your operating system.
I sure wish I knew what you were forced to try and do.
So was Kilroy.
Well, thanky back to you. With such positive feedieback, I’ll keep on blogging.
Thank goodness for spam detectors. I can’t imagine having to clean up this nonsense manually.
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7 ‘Secret’ Ways To Use Twitter Search
Twitter Search is just amazing because it can give you real-time feedback about pretty much everything. That is, if you know how to look for it. Here is how:
Before we start I need to point out that both TweetDeck and Seesmic (my two favorite Twitter apps – with Seesmic being the #1) allows you to open special search panels, allowing you to “follow” a search term, instead of a person.
A nifty little measurement tool
Web 2.0 Tools
See Web 2.0 DIGITAL STORYTELLING tools below, available on the ‘Net, selected by the 2Learn.ca Provincial Team. Some of these tools may also appear in 2Learn.ca’s student sites or in the Gateways 2Learning.
Pinterest addresses copyright issues with opt-out option | Digital Media – CNET News
The virtual pinboard site creates code that lets any Web site opt-out of being “pinned.”
Weathermob – Home
Weathermob makes it easy to say something about the weather you’re in, through video, photo, comments or making a quick report by touching a couple of buttons – this is your chance to be a weatherwoman or weatherman.
Top 10 kid-friendly websites – Canadian Living
here is a list of 10 sites that are not only kid-friendly, but kid-cool, too. They are full of interactive games, activities and projects that will keep your children busy for hours. Many of them are award-winning, and even educational, (but shh, don’t tell the kids.)
YouTube Finds a Way Off Schools’ Banned List – NYTimes.com
Educators are giving YouTube — long dismissed as a storehouse of whimsical, time-wasting and occasionally distasteful videos — another look. As Google, YouTube’s parent company, fine-tunes a portal that lets schools limit students’ access to selected content, the video-sharing Web site is gaining popularity as a trove of free educational materials.
Upgrade Your Home Network This Weekend
Home networks can be great or they can be a huge pain in the butt. Set aside some time this weekend to fix your annoying network issues, boost your Wi-Fi reception, and add some great new features. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 5.1 | iLounge Article
Earlier this week Apple released iOS 5.1 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with little of the usual fanfare; uncharacteristically the update was mentioned only in passing at Apple’s iPad Event on Wednesday and no discussion or preview of its new features was provided beyond the introduction of Japanese support for Siri.
Educational Technology Guy: 10 Essential Educational Resources for Teachers – my list
10 Essential Educational Resources for Teachers – my list
The Dropbox Blog » Blog Archive » A fresh new Dropbox on the web
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been quietly rolling out a major redesign of the Dropbox website. Today we turned it up to 11, and anyone who signs into dropbox.com will see a simpler, more powerful, and more beautiful web experience. Here’s what we came up with:
YouTube Channel for Teachers Offers New Resources and Challenges – Digital Education – Education Week
As more and more teachers seek out rich technological resources to enhance their instruction, the digital community is responding with a growing array of tools and content. Now, YouTube has launched an online channel specifically designed for teachers where users can upload, watch, and share videos for free.
Teaching Language Arts Using 1:1 Technology | The Inspired Classroom
One-to-one technology has the power to revolutionize virtually any classroom, but language arts classrooms may see the most obvious and immediate benefits from day one. Let’s take a look at a few of the dramatic improvements 1:1 technology can make in the areas of reading and writing.
Microsoft working on program that translates your voice into another language
Traveling and unable to speak the local language? No se preocupes (don’t worry)! Microsoft researchers have developed a program that will recognize and record your voice then translate it into another language for you.
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