Knowledge and Learning In The News - 1/21/2006

Web users judge sites in the blink of an eye - Nature
Like the look of our website? Whatever the answer (and hopefully it was yes), the chances are you made your mind up within the first twentieth of a second.

The State of the Social Media Job Market - Micro Persuasion
Indeed.com has launched a new feature that enables you to chart the percentage of all jobs that mention a particular word.

Learners as Contributors - The End of the Industrial Model - Stephen's Web
I talked about this concept at the seminar in Edson today; Harold Jarche reviews some recent discussions from bloggers Christian Long and Education Bridges on the topic.

Don't Look Now, But It's Happening - John Battelle
As we move our data to the servers at Amazon.com, Hotmail.com, Yahoo.com, and Gmail.com, we are making an implicit bargain, one that the public at large is either entirely content with, or, more likely, one that most have not taken much to heart.

Controlling Chaos? - Harold Jarche
I'm not an expert on ontologies, the semantic web, metadata or controlled vocabularies, but I've had enough conversations with enough experts to know that more control will not address our information management needs.

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