FCC 2015 Broadband Progress Report Compared to 2012

The FCC released it’s 2015 Broadband Progress Report in February. I was please to see that the benchmark speeds for broadband were reclassified from 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps speeds (which were ridiculous) to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. This of course changed how broadband availability and adoption is calculate. I put together a visual comparison of progress from their previous report from 2012.   … Continue reading FCC 2015 Broadband Progress Report Compared to 2012

“Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us”

I can’t stop thinking about this video since I saw it yesterday. Especially the quote I used for the title of this post. “Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us” Look past the fact that it is from Google and look at the power of information. Take note that this includes the internet but also a physical bulletin … Continue reading “Information is powerful, but it is how we use it that will define us”

Top Ten Links 2.6 – Integrity, Broadband, The Future of Learning, Fake Facebook and Employee Appreciation

My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 2.6.2011 through 2.12.2011.  In no particular order 1. cool! Tool To Create Fake Facebook Walls For Historical or Fictitious Characters via @web20classroom@gwynethjones – just what it says a My Fake Wall gives you everything you need to create a face Facebook wall making it easy to add posts, pictures, events, comments and more. … Continue reading Top Ten Links 2.6 – Integrity, Broadband, The Future of Learning, Fake Facebook and Employee Appreciation

Read This! What I’m Reading in December 2010

Since last months What I’m Reading post went so well I thought I’d write one for December. Books: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky. I’ve been a fan of Shirky since reading his first book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, when it came out.  I watch or listen to any of his speeches I can … Continue reading Read This! What I’m Reading in December 2010

Get Online Week! How Broadband Benefits Everyone and How You Can Help Others Get Online

It is Get Online Week in the UK! How awesome is this? Businesses and the government have teamed up in order to persuade Internet virgins to try out and use the World Wide Web. The UK Get Online Week was launched on Monday and will run from 18th to 24th October 2010. The week-long national drive is being led by UK Digital Champion Martha Lane … Continue reading Get Online Week! How Broadband Benefits Everyone and How You Can Help Others Get Online

Top Ten Links Week 10

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 3/5/2010 thru 3/11/2010 1.How to Overcome Idea-to-idea Syndrome via @dmlcentral – Ideas are great, but its the follow through that matters. The idea is the easy part, the dream the vision the excitement, putting it into action requires rolling up your sleeves, late nights, long hours, convincing others and more. The follow through … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 10

Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Warns of “Second Class Citizens” in the Digital Age

The Knight Foundation has released a new report Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. A good deal of the content either is or could be applies to libraries.  The entire report is 148  pages, you can also download a 2 page summary that includes recommendations like these 2: Increase support for public service media aimed at meeting community information needs.  Read more … 6: Integrate digital and … Continue reading Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Warns of “Second Class Citizens” in the Digital Age