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Ning chats!

TechCrunch announced Ning’s new chat functionality.  Jason Kincaid explains: Ning’s new chat system is Flash-based, presenting users with a persistent chat bar along the bottom of their screens as they browse through a Ning network. Users have the option of chatting through an interface at the bottom of their screen, or can ‘pop-out’ their chats [...]

Ning chats!

TechCrunch announced Ning’s new chat functionality.  Jason Kincaid explains: Ning’s new chat system is Flash-based, presenting users with a persistent chat bar along the bottom of their screens as they browse through a Ning network. Users have the option of chatting through an interface at the bottom of their screen, or can ‘pop-out’ their chats [...]

Exploring design: book covers and movie posters

If you do any teaching related to media and design, you might be interested in two sites I recently discovered.   The BookCoverArchive, devoted to the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design. is a collection of well over 1000 book covers searchable by designer, title, author, art director, photographer, illustrator, genre, publication [...]

Exploring design: book covers and movie posters

If you do any teaching related to media and design, you might be interested in two sites I recently discovered.   The BookCoverArchive, devoted to the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design. is a collection of well over 1000 book covers searchable by designer, title, author, art director, photographer, illustrator, genre, publication [...]

Creative Commons Zero

Creative Commons is about to formally release a new licensing option.  The CC0 waiver option is by far its most liberal licensing choice. The misperception I try to correct nearly everyday with my students, is that Creative Commons choices do not require documentation.  That, of course, is NOT true.  All the previous CC licenses require [...]

Creative Commons Zero

Creative Commons is about to formally release a new licensing option.  The CC0 waiver option is by far its most liberal licensing choice. The misperception I try to correct nearly everyday with my students, is that Creative Commons choices do not require documentation.  That, of course, is NOT true.  All the previous CC licenses require [...]

A thing for librarians: the song

I am not sure I love the message completely, but I kinda overlook those stereotypes and get swept away by My Morning Jacket’s Librarian. Sweetest little bookworm Hidden undeneath Is the sexiest librarian Take off those glasses Let down your hair for me Simple little beauty Heaven in your breath Simplest of pleasures The world [...]

A thing for librarians: the song

I am not sure I love the message completely, but I kinda overlook those stereotypes and get swept away by My Morning Jacket’s Librarian. Sweetest little bookworm Hidden undeneath Is the sexiest librarian Take off those glasses Let down your hair for me Simple little beauty Heaven in your breath Simplest of pleasures The world [...]

100 Years 100 Films (from the NAACP)

If you are interested in enriching your collection of multicultural films, or want to be better prepared to recommend solid film choices to learners and teachers, the NAACP’s Top 100 Films of the Century: 1909–2009 is a must visit. From “Stormy Weather” to “Dreamgirls”, the pageant of moving images created to illuminate the lives of [...]

100 Years 100 Films (from the NAACP)

If you are interested in enriching your collection of multicultural films, or want to be better prepared to recommend solid film choices to learners and teachers, the NAACP’s Top 100 Films of the Century: 1909–2009 is a must visit. From “Stormy Weather” to “Dreamgirls”, the pageant of moving images created to illuminate the lives of [...]