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 […]
Ah, the Japanese. How can you not love them? We need more of this over here in the States, and less Howie Mandel.
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 […]
There’s a particular cultural trend I’ve been thinking about for a while now that is probably so blindingly obvious that you’ll be questioning my sanity. Regardless, I think if offers a definite business opportunity, so it’ll be worth a review. There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who have more time than […]
Every once in a while, a good reality check is in order. In my case, every so often I need to break the web/tech bubble I live in and step back into the “real world” of the non-geek. This happened today while reading notes from the What Teens Want panel at the Web 2.0 Conference […]