Month: February 2008

Chat With Me

Reading Time: < 1 minute Google just recently released Google Talk Chatback. Chatback allows website owners and bloggers to embed Google Talk capabilities directly into their site, so their visitors and subscribers can get in touch with them and start chatting immediately. Talkback doesn’t require that the chat guests have an existing Google Talk account, or even have an email…
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Fingers and Toes Making Friends with Each Other

Reading Time: 2 minutes I wanted to take a minute and share what I’ve been working on recently. I’ve spent the last couple weeks setting up my new personal wiki.  My ultimate goal is to use a wiki, and other open source applications/tools, to act as a personal knowledge manager and learning aid.  I’ve also been evaluating a fantastic…
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Semantic Wikis Review

Reading Time: < 1 minute I found a nifty PowerPoint presentation on a summary of Semantic Wikis (originally posted on I figured I’d share, and also give Scribd a whirl. With the recent release of their product called iPaper, Scribd offers an *Amazing* service that allows you to share and embed many different types of docs (namely PDF, PPT,…
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Turning Any Monitor Into a 3D VR Display

Reading Time: < 1 minute Simply amazing…….. wow! Nintento Wii Remote + Infared Goggles = Amazing 3D Experience Source:

Mind & Concept Mapping Software Interoperability

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vic Gee at has spent the last few months collecting information on various mindmap formats, and how to import/export between them. Vic’s site is: … collection of information about how mind mapping software can communicate. Some packages have a built-in capability to import and export to other types of mind mapping software. Some software…
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Mind Mapping Articles and Videos from Tony Buzan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tony Buzan, the creator of mind mapping, has recently published a number of new articles and videos on mind mapping. Some of these topics include: ‘How to Mind Map’, ‘Creating Your First Map’, ‘Mind Mapping for Dyslexics’, ‘Perfect Presentations’, ‘Problem Solving’, ‘Study Skills’, ‘Improving Memory’ and many more. Articles Videos

Wiki Hunt: Wikis for Personal Knowledge Management

Reading Time: < 1 minute A few months ago I blogged about Personal Learning Environments and Knowledge Management. Since that time, I’ve been researching a number of open source applications and today, I’ve officially kicked-off my hunt for the perfect Wiki for personal knowledge management. What I’m ultimately looking for is a wiki for organizing my personal research, keeping track…
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100 Ways to Use Your iPod to Learn and Study Better

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just found a great set of links from OEDB: If you think that iPods are used just for listening to music, you obviously haven’t been keeping up with the latest technology. The Apple-developed music player now features all kinds of accessories to help you study better, and now other companies are in a rush to…
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Social Media Information Flow – The Complexity of the Web 2.0 World

Reading Time: < 1 minute The other day, ReadWriteWeb posted an interesting article on Visualizing Social Media Fatigue. “Our attention is stretched so thin these days that there are times when I have actually tried to register for what I thought was a new service only to realize later that I already had an account — it just got lost…
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Consensual Reality: The Importance of Subjectivity

Reading Time: < 1 minute “A tree is a tree — although its meaning to the man who views it (“the truth”) depends upon his relationship to it.  Does it give him fruit or shade, or is it an obstacle in his path” — Surveying Kierkegaard, Homer and Buhler, 1969 While reading Monsters and Magical Sticks, the following quote and…
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