RSS Is Dead. Long Live RSS.

Tomorrow Never Knows In 2008, a post-Twitter world, technology writers and developers were already pondering the future of RSS readers. As time passed and topics cooled, pragmatic views appeared. For context, Twitter emerged 6 years ago. The rise of RSS readers (or feed aggregators) is harder to pin down, but I can safely claim that significant adoption… Read more »


Skip the Awkward Conference Social and Head to the Tweetup

Dr. Akira O’Connor (@akiraoc) has a wonderful post on his blog about conference socials and tweetups. Networking is not something that’s easy to do, at least for those of us who are not extroverts. Having spent many years working in libraries, I’ve attended a lot of conferences filled with introverts. Last year, I attended the… Read more »


Reader Recommendations: Tell Us the Tech You Love

Lately, I’ve been talking about productivity / project management software, specifically, Trello and Asana. In using and writing about technology, it’s apparent how difficult it is to stay on top of emerging technologies. We all have our own filter bubbles and there may be things we miss. With that in mind, I’m interested in hearing… Read more »


Manage Projects More Effectively with Asana

Last week, I wrote a post “Work Smarter with Trello” and briefly laid out why I like Trello and how it works. However, Trello doesn’t work for everyone, so I thought I’d expand on project management/task management solutions. From a ProfHacker post, “Putting the THINGS in GTD: Managing an Academic Life with Cultured Code’s Things,”… Read more »


Work Smarter With Trello

I’ve spent a lot of time looking for low cost (okay, free) software for managing projects in both my professional and personal life. These projects range from digital library collections, a literary journal, and a wedding. Some software, like Sharepoint, I’ve had to use. While other software, such as Google Sites, I return to because… Read more »


Teaching with Teleconference Tips

This semester, I’ve worked with a number of faculty who are using teleconferencing technology in the classroom. So far, we’ve had faculty members simultaneously teaching sessions to their students and to students in China, interacting with experts in the field, partnering with classes from another institution for interdisciplinary sessions, coordinating discussions remotely from the DNC, and participating… Read more »


Scalar and the Knotted Line

Right now, someone is doing something incredibly cool and you’ve never heard of it. Maybe, you’ve never imagined it. Even with our overly interconnected world, cool things can pass you by. Today, I saw Scalar mentioned on Twitter. Scalar is a piece of software being created by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture and is… Read more »

Higher Education

Dropbox Space Race

It’s 2012 and the Space Shuttle Endeavour recently crawled through Los Angeles. Think the space race is over? Not according to Dropbox. The service launched a marketing strategy in the form of a contest aimed at higher education. The prize is more space in your Dropbox account for registering a verified .edu address. You’ll also gain… Read more »