Twitter Traffic Grows 1,382% In A Year
This post includes an interesting table showing the growth of twitter… and several other fast growing sites, three of (the five of) which I'd never heard of. Cool. Check out Zimbio, Multiply, and Wikia.
search-cube – the Visual Search Engine
Yet another visual search engine. This one initially intrigued me more than others (the results were more striking), but the cube is difficult to manipulate and the relevancy or ranking of the results is unclear. Still, a search for "edtechlife" turned up a few visual surprises. :)
Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense | Video on TED.com
A TED video about "a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment." I haven't seen it yet, but hear it's amazing… and a sign of the future of computing. Try imagining what could be done with this device in school… or simply for learning in your home.
Fliggo – Create Your Own Video Site
This looks pretty straight forward (and potentially cool): in the same way that Ning lets you create your own social network (or your own Facebook or MySpace, put simply), Fliggo lets you create your own video sharing site (or your own YouTube… or TeacherTube). I can see where being an administrator on your own site would be good for schools or districts.
New OnLive service could turn the video game world upside down » VentureBeat
This is a new service for offering high-end video games via data streamed from a server rather than software installed on your PC or hardware connected to your TV. “This is video gaming on demand, where we deliver the games as a service, not something on a disk or in hardware,” Perlman said. “Hardware is no longer the defining factor of the game experience.” Some have suggested that educational software might benefit from this model as well. Perhaps educational games? Then the "my school's hardware can't handle the games" issue won't be such a big deal. :)
How to Filter out Undesirable Posts in your RSS Reader | MakeUseOf.com
Based on my love of AideRSS for Google Reader, I think I will also like this method for managing your incoming information flow via RSS: "Feed Rinse is basically a spam filter for RSS feeds. It takes your feeds and then filters them, depending on the rules you specify. You can tell it to allow or block posts depending on keywords in the post body or post title. It will then give you a special Feed Rinse RSS address which you can then place in your RSS reader – and it’s all free!"