Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/07/2007

Web Trend Map 2007 - IA Three fun Internet overviews: Via Micro Persuasion.

The new new journalism - Nicholas Carr
At first, I admit, I didn't "get it." It seemed like illiterate mush. But then I realized I was looking at the article through eyes corrupted by years of paying attention to the "main stream media." What I had thought were signs of a broken educational system - the seemingly random placement of commas, the spastic syntax, the obnoxious overuse of quotation marks, the goofy misspelling of "Jouralism" - were actually signs of the New Instantaneousness.

Out Of Work And Over The Hill - Forbes
Many companies prefer hiring younger employees. The reason? They view older workers as having less energy, along with high health and life insurance costs, higher salary expectations and an unwillingness to learn new technology, however, older workers require one-third less job training and stay in their jobs longer because they're not interested in ladder climbing.

Technology 'embraced by public' - BBC
"The adoption curve now is faster than ever. That early adopter segment of the market has grown."

Teens 'turn to social websites' - BBC
More than half of all net-using American teenagers use social networking sites, research suggests.

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