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Big Trouble in Legotown

I was browsing Delicious during lunch today, and came across an interesting article titled Why We Banned Legos. From the Rethinking Schools Online website, it tells the story of the children and teachers at a childcare center in Seattle, and the power struggle created by what they called Legotown. Legotown, the kids’ collection of massive […]

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Only in Japan

Ah, the Japanese. How can you not love them? We need more of this over here in the States, and less Howie Mandel.

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Facebook, MySpace, and Class Divisions

Social networking researcher Danah Boyd has just published a fascinating essay called “Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace“. In it, she explains how at least among teenagers, the two largest social networking sites are becoming more and more divided by social class. I’ll let you read it to find out what Danah says […]

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Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Now, this is simply genius. It’s one of those things that makes me say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”. Remember the classic Seinfeld episode where Frank Costanza explains the origins of Festivus, his noncommercial holiday alternative for Christmas which lands on December 23rd? You can now purchase your very own Festivus Poles, made from […]