The Facebook Fallacy - Technology Review →
It’s quite a juxtaposition of realities. On the one hand, Facebook is under the same relentless downward pressure as other Web-based media. The company’s revenue amounts to a pitiful $5 per customer per year, which puts it ahead of the Huffington Post but somewhat behind the New York Times’ digital business. (Here’s the heartbreaking truth about the difference between new media and old: even in...
Invisible Censorship: How the Indian Government... →
Currently, the government can either block content by using section 69A of the Information Technology Act (which can be revealed using RTI), or it has to send requests to the Internet companies to get content removed. Google has released statistics of government request for content removal as part of its Transparency Report. While Mr. Sibal uses the examples of communally sensitive material as a...
Lucky people increase their odds of chance encounters or experiences by...– Peter Sims on engineering your own luck by increasing your “social surface area” in Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries (via explore-blog)
Interest a Child of Seven
Dear class teacher of my son, Thank you for a detailed response and the kind words. I am my son’s father and I take my responsibilities very seriously. I do take cognizance of the needs of the child in this stage of development, typically called the Child of Seven in Montessori terms (actually 6-12 years). I am aware about their inquisitive nature, especially the transition from the...
TEACHER AND GURU
A teacher takes responsibility of your growth A Guru makes you responsible for your growth A teacher gives you things you do not have and require A Guru takes away things you have and do not require A teacher answers your questions A Guru questions your answers A teacher helps you get out of the maze A Guru destroys the maze A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil A Guru...
If there is something uniquely human and worth preserving, our last real chance...– Rita J. King on the rise of the Imagination Age. (via explore-blog)
Is this how you get children excited about Poems?
सूरज आया पूरब से -द्वारिकाप्रसाद माहेश्वरी उदय हुआ सूरज पूरब से, नभ में छायि लाली| न रही रात, न रहा अंधियारा, न रही चंदा की उजियली| डाल-डाल पर बैठे पंछी, चह-चह, चह-चह चहक रहे हैं| खिले कुसुम, मुस्काईं कलियाँ, सारे उपवन महक रहे हैं| पवन बह रही धीमी-धीमी, शीतल, मंद और सुखदाई| जाग गए हैं खेत-बाग-वन, पेड़-पेड़ ले रहा है अंगड़ाई| कण-कण पर बिखरे हैं मोती, ...
Today we stand at the Information Age’s frontier: the Hybrid Age. The Hybrid Age...– The Hybrid Age – new TED book by technologist futurists Parag Khanna and Ayesha Khanna explores our co-evolution with technology. (via explore-blog)
I got into trouble a while ago for saying that I thought the internet led to...– Margaret Atwood (via ayjay) Write on! (via fred-wilson)