Jeremiah Owyang makes a number of great observations in this post that he interprets as the end of the golden era of tech blogging. I strongly recommend reading it as it’s indeed hard not to see a pattern after the sale of TechCrunch, of ReadWriteWeb or the departure of Ben Parr or Marshall Kirckpatrick.
Is this related to Tech only or is it a larger trend? Is blogging itself – and not just tech blogging – coming to an end?I think it’s fair to say that a number of these observations are valid for the whole blogosphere: lack of attention span of readers, news and content remixing, fatigue of some personal brands, emergence of new business models, etc…
Blogging will not disappear but new forms of expression are definitely stealing the show from blogging platforms. Curation among them.
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Here at Let’s Learn IT we always encourage initiatives that give practical answers to problems teachers all over the world face daily. This time we put the spotlights on Flubaroo, which is a free tool that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments. According to their site, Flubaroo also:
- Computes average assignment score.
- Computes average score per question, and flags low-scoring questions.
- Shows you a grade distribution graph.
- Gives you the option to email each student their grade, and an answer key.
If you ask us, it’s definitely worth while checking out. Have a look at the video tutorial below and convince yourself!
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The list template takes care of what the list view actually looks like. If you don’t like the list, open up the template and change where appropriately. Do make sure that, if you want to add extra fields or actions to list items, you do put them within the table! Read the rest of this entry »
If you see unexpected things occurring in your database, then you can usually fix the problem by looking at the template. More often than not, the problem is that field codes occur outside the table, which never is a good thing. In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can fix problems like these. We are focussing on the “Add template”, but the procedure is the same for any template really. Good luck!
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The Viewbix site reads, “It’s no secret that tons of people are watching videos online. But how do you get users to do *more* than just watch your videos? And, how do you do it for FREE?” If it’s free, then we’re always interested of course. Making your YouTube video interactive so that it also contains a Twitter feed, or an RSS feed, for instance, is quite simple, really:
- First select any YouTube video.
- Add photos, pricing, descriptions, landing pages.
- Share your new interactive video on Facebook, Twitter or your own website.
Here’s an example of one of our videos:
If you like this, then why not try it yourself?