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Paint of Persia by dunin
"Paint of Persia is an rotoscoping pixel-art tool where you can draw on top of any window or wallpaper or anything you want!

It is specially made for pixel-art animation and sprites.

For example, Anthropomorphic Suspect [ ] was made with it."

via "Paint of Persia, an app that rotoscopes film into pixel art" ]
animation  software  art  filters  rotoscoping  windows  pixelart  video  edg  srg 
june 2016 by robertogreco
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google  photography  photoshop  software  filters 
march 2016 by robertogreco
The Joy of Gif : James Bridle
"I contributed an animated gif to the Photographer's Gallery Joy of GIF exhibition in London.

The image depicts the progressive degradation of an image caused by applying every single Instagram filter in turn. I happen to believe that the filter process in apps like Instagram and now increasingly pervasive across digital photography is a semi-conscious process of legitimisation in time, engraining disposable images of the moment with a patina of memory and experience, in order to save and justify them.

The source image is a photograph of an architectural visualisation, part of my Render Ghosts series, i.e., it is already an unreal and imaginary projection of a possible future, which is worn away by our attempt to memorialise it, before it has even fully formed."
degradation  digital  filters  instagram  2012  jamesbridle  photography 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Can Algorithms Replace Your English Professor? — Who’s Afraid of Online Education? — Medium
"Algorithms are quickly becoming our new tastemakers and gatekeepers. Social media feeds are increasingly the most immediate source of news for many people, which means we are becoming more and more beholden to algorithms. Social media algorithms have been a popular topic of discussion lately, with people undertaking experiments on what happens when you “like” everything on Facebook, or when you refrain from “liking” anything. The Facebook algorithm is being held up as the primary reason why the #Ferguson protests are not showing up on user’s Facebook feeds, in comparison to Twitter, which is the only network that shows you what you choose to follow, rather than what its algorithm thinks you should. (Note that this may also be changing.)

Algorithms are becoming our curators. They show us—based on a secret, proprietary formula—what they think we want to see. In this experiment, Tim Herrara demonstrates that Facebook’s algorithm prefers to show its users older, more popular content than new content that has not been engaged with. Despite him trying to consume his entire Facebook feed for an entire day, he realized that he only saw 29% of new content produced by his network—and that for most users, that percentage is probably a lot lower. On Facebook there isn’t a way to bypass this algorithm, even if you select“most recent” posts rather than “most popular” posts in your setting (interestingly enough, I’ve heard reports that Facebook tends to secretly reset your settings back to “most popular” no matter what you do).

There’s a lot of controversy over the power that we are giving algorithms to display and represent our world to us. But these critiques miss an important point: we’ve never not had curators and filters. Before we had algorithms, we had “experts”, “authorities”, tastemakers—we had (or have)professors and academics, we had (have) institutions that studied things and told us what was important or unimportant about the world, we had (have) editors and publishers who decided what was “good” enough to be shared with the world. But the importance and reliabilty of these authorities and tastemakers is coming under serious fire because of the impact of some social media; for example in the reporting on Ferguson on major news networks versus Twitter. Furthermore, if you take the work of postcolonial studies critics like Edward Said seriously, much of our humanistic and scientific forms of research inquiry are hardly free of cultural prejudice, and are in fact informed and dictated by these modes of thinking.

Given all of this, I have two thoughts:

One. How is algorithmic selection actually similar to older modes of tastemaking and gatekeeping (i.e. experts and authorities who tell us what to value and what not to)? How is it different? Does either mode entertain the feedback of those who they serve (i.e., can you help train an algorithm to show you more of what you want, or can you have impact on your “experts” in having them study what you think is important?)

Two. A great deal of virtual ink has been spilled on whether educators are going to be replaced by online courses such as MOOCs. Less has been said, however, about the replacement of the tastemaking function of educators/researchers—especially in the humanities, our goal has been to train students to find value in what they otherwise might not, to make legible to our students modes of seeing and doing which depart from their own. Can an algorithm replace that tastemaking function? Put another way: instead of having the “best” news and information filtered to you by “experts” (your teachers, your professors, editors and publishers etc.), what happens when an algorithm starts taking over this process? Is this necessarily good, bad, or neither? And how similar is this filtering of information to previous modes of filtering? In other words—can an algorithm become smart enough to replace your English literature professor? And what would be the result of such a scenario?"

[via (great thread follows): ]
adelinekoh  2014  algorithms  facebook  twitter  education  curation  curators  gatekeepers  tastemakers  trendsetters  mooc  moocs  tastemaking  experts  authority  authorities  humanism  humanities  power  control  academia  highereducation  highered  feeds  filters 
august 2014 by robertogreco
J.G. Ballard, Social Media Prophet | Space Canon
"All this, of course, will be mere electronic wallpaper, the background to the main programme in which each of us will be both star and supporting player. Every one of our actions during the day, across the entire spectrum of domestic life, will be instantly recorded on video-tape. In the evening we will sit back to scan the rushes, selected by a computer trained to pick out only our best profiles, our wittiest dialogue, our most affecting expressions filmed through the kindest filters, and then stitch these together into a heightened re-enactment of the day. Regardless of our place in the family pecking order, each of us within the privacy of our own rooms will be the star in a continually unfolding domestic saga, with parents, husbands, wives and children demoted to an appropriate starring role."
jgballard  socialmedia  201  internet  internetasfavoritebook  web  online  filters  claireevans  rushes  feeds  internetasliterature 
june 2013 by robertogreco
1 Pixel Camera : James Bridle: STML Portfolio
"1 Pixel Camera is an iPhone application which allows the user to take a photograph, select a dominant colour from a photo, and save that colour to the camera roll for storage and sharing on social networks.

The app was built using PhoneGap, HTML and Javascript. It works on all iPhones, but is not currently available on the App Store.

The 1 Pixel Camera is intended to be one logical conclusion of photo sharing and image filtering: the smallest possible transmittable unit of an image, the most edited and refined."

[Was thinking about this again today while reading "She focused on the colors found in each plant, and their varying levels of prominence." ]
2012  filtering  filters  iphone  ios  color  cameras  applications  1pixelcamera  jorindevoigt  jamesbridle 
january 2013 by robertogreco
[this is aaronland] signs of life [These quotes are only from the beginning. I recommend reading the whole thing.]
"I've been thinking a lot about motive & intent for the last few years. How we recognize motive &… how we measure its consequence.

This is hardly uncharted territory. You can argue easily enough that it remains the core issue that all religion, philosophy & politics struggle with. Motive or trust within a community of individuals.

…Bruce Schneier…writes:

"In today's complex society, we often trust systems more than people. It's not so much that I trusted the plumber at my door as that I trusted the systems that produced him & protect me."

I often find myself thinking about motive & consequence in the form of a very specific question: Who is allowed to speak on behalf of an organization?

To whom do we give not simply the latitude of interpretation, but the luxury of association, with the thing they are talking about …

Institutionalizing or formalizing consequence is often a way to guarantee an investment but that often plows head-first in to the subtlies of real-life."

[Video here: ]
dunbartribes  schrodinger'sbox  scale  francisfukuyama  capitalism  industrialrevolution  technology  rules  control  algorithms  creepiness  siri  drones  robots  cameras  sensors  robotreadableworld  humans  patterns  patternrecognition  patternmatching  gerhardrichter  robotics  johnpowers  dia:beacon  jonathanwallace  portugal  lisbon  brandjacking  branding  culturalheritage  culture  joannemcneil  jamesbridle  future  politics  philosophy  religion  image  collections  interpretation  representation  complexity  consequences  cooper-hewitt  photography  filters  instagram  flickr  museums  systemsthinking  systems  newaesthetic  voice  risk  bruceschneier  2012  aaronstraupcope  aaron  intent  motive  storiesfromthenewaesthetic  canon 
october 2012 by robertogreco
Benji Lanyado is a journalist, coder – and a glimpse of the future? | News Burger
"When I first heard about The Reddit Edit, I thought it was a nifty idea.

It takes Reddit’s functional, information-laden appearance and turns it into a streamlined, colourful depiction of the top trending stories. The top three stories are displayed in an easy-to-use side-scrolling interface, plucked from five popular subreddits: /r/worldnews, /r/politics, /r/technology, /r/science and /r/pics, plus the homepage.

You might think a project like this would be the undertaking of a web developer, but it’s the brainchild of 28-year-old British journalist Benji Lanyado. The Reddit Edit was his final project while taking front-end web development classes with General Assembly, a New-York based digital education company who have recently expanded to London.

Benji, who writes for The Guardian and The New York Times, is part of a growing number of media types that are taking it upon themselves to know how to write and code to bring their content to life…"

[An interview follows.]
redditedit  programming  generalists  crossdisciplinary  classideas  glvo  srg  edg  howwework  filters  filtering  clayshirky  facebook  twitter  howweread  news  developers  interdisciplinary  interdisciplinarity  learning  nyc  html  css  javascript  generalassembly  rubyonrails  codecademy  kerouapp  nytimes  guardian  2012  media  reading  theredditedit  benjilanyado  via:russelldavies  reddit  careers  coding  journalism 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Old-School Instagram Filters | 1000memories
"At 1000memories, we have a particular fondness for old stuff (if you can’t tell by our homepage). That’s why we’ve always liked Instagram. It celebrates the old, vintage aesthetic of the film photos of yore. But there’s a lot of history behind the photo filter that many folks are not aware of—in fact, none of the photo apps you know today would exist without the vintage photography that inspired them. So we set out to hack the formula to recreate the look of the analog Instagram filters using the technology that inspired them in the first place—vintage cameras and film."
1000memories  cameras  2011  filters  film  polaroid  processing  lomo  instagram  photography 
february 2012 by robertogreco
The Dangerous Effects of Reading | Certain Extent
"If the world overwhelms you with its constant production of useless crap which you filter more and more to things that only interest you can I calmly suggest that you just create things that you like & cut out the rest of the world as a middle-man to your happiness?
From where I sit creating things does the following:

Let’s you filter to something you like…Frees you…Makes you happy…Plays to strengths not weaknesses…

I can’t say it better than _why [ ]: "when you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. your tastes only narrow & exclude people. so create."

If you quiet your mind & allow yourself to stop judging everything you will find that you have more potential for innovation (at work, in the kitchen…with your hobbies…your thoughts) than you thought before. You were using the same brutal quality filter on yourself that you used on viral videos, talk radio, and blog posts. You deserve better."
davidtate  cv  judgemental  stockandflow  reading  quiet  thedarkholeoftheinternet  taste  ability  leisurearts  production  consumption  filters  filtering  happiness  philosophy  self-improvement  creation  creativity  doing  making  glvo  judjemental  judgement  artleisure 
january 2012 by robertogreco
What is Your Kryptonite? - Tech4Teachers
"Every superhero has a weakness. For Superman, it’s Kryptonite…As a teacher & tech leader, what is your Kryptonite? Perhaps it’s one of these…

1. Internet Filters…

2. Consistency & Fairness – Ever been told that your class can’t do something unless all the other classes decide to do it too? How often do we sacrifice creativity & innovation for the sake of consistency?

Superheros are sometimes required to go solo, moving forward where others fear to tread. Lead by example…

3. The “Almighty” Inflexible Schedule – Does your education dictate your schedule, or does your schedule dictate the education?…

4. Lack of Administrative Support – Do you live in constant fear of trying something new or innovative with your students because you know that if it doesn’t work or if someone complains that you’ll be left “hanging out to dry” by your principal or administrator?

Superheros must sometimes work outside the law to do what is right.

5. Fear of Failure…"
education  inmyexperience  teaching  tcsnmy  schools  learning  technology  failure  fear  administration  management  schedules  scheduling  inflexibility  filters  consistency  fairness  beenthere  via:rushtheiceberg 
july 2011 by robertogreco
The Technium: The Satisfaction Paradox
"Let's say that after all is said and done, in the history of the world there are 2,000 theatrical movies, 500 documentaries, 200 TV shows, 100,000 songs, and 10,000 books that I would be crazy about. I don't have enough time to absorb them all, even if I were a full time fan. But what if our tools could deliver to me only those items to choose from? How would I -- or you -- choose from those select choices?"
kevinkelly  serendipity  choice  paradox  paradoxofchoice  satisfaction  satisfactionparadox  netflix  amazon  scarcity  abundance  google  spotify  music  film  curation  filters  filtering  discovery  recommendations  psychology  economics 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Situational overload and ambient overload
"The real source of information overload, at least of the ambient sort, is the stuff we like, the stuff we want. And as filters get better, that’s exactly the stuff we get more of. It’s a mistake, in short, to assume that as filters improve they have the effect of reducing the information we have to look at. As today’s filters improve, they expand the information we feel compelled to take notice of. Yes, they winnow out the uninteresting stuff (imperfectly), but they deliver a vastly greater supply of interesting stuff. And precisely because the information is of interest to us, we feel pressure to attend to it. As a result, our sense of overload increases."
internet  information  nicholascarr  infooverload  cv  pressure  filters 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Proxlet | Fight Twitter Noise
"Block apps, mute users, and filter tags on Twitter."
twitter  chrome  filters  proxlet  proxy  tools  extensions 
march 2011 by robertogreco
"Rules beta » turbo-charged filters for your Gmail
* Powerful. Filter emails by arrival time, age, importance, and more.
* Effective. Save time, stay organized, and defeat email overload.
SmartPush » intelligent email alerts on your iPhone
* Focused. SmartPush knows which emails need your attention.
* Flexible. Receive alerts for all your emails, or only the important ones."
syphir  applications  iphone  email  filtering  filters  gmail  gtd  productivity  ios 
july 2010 by robertogreco
The Future — There’s an App for That - Gadgetwise Blog -
"Part of my app fatigue stems from realizing the apps that I once loved, ones that transformed my cellphone into a digital Sherpa & untangled the labyrinthine boroughs of NYC, are no longer as useful as they once were. Retrieving a list of 15 sushi joints within walking distance does not help me decide where to go.
iphone  ipad  applications  filters  infooverload  curation  timespaceawareness  weather  time  space  sun  awareness  blisssearch  mobile  prediction  ios 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Digg: The Digg iFrame Toolbar is Dead / Unbanning Domains | Digg About
"Here are a couple updates regarding the DiggBar (iFrame toolbar) and banned sites. Note: These changes will not take place until the launch of Digg v4, sign up for the beta here.
framing  digg  abouttime  censorship  filters  banning  2010  urlshortening 
april 2010 by robertogreco
MediaShift Idea Lab . Our Friends Become Curators of Twitter-Based News | PBS
"Maybe I am the outlier here, the one who spends too much time reading news and too much time following the evolution of thought and interests of certain individuals. But I also feel like this is a general trend for everyone - that we all are increasingly depending on individuals and not organizations to curate the day's news for us."
socialmedia  digg  news  reddit  twitter  curation  filters  feeds  information  blogging  blogs  davidsasaki 
april 2010 by robertogreco
WARNING - We Filter Websites At School! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"If you work in a school that filters websites, feel free to post it in your front entrance, or in your classroom."
cybersafety  edtech  humor  sarcasm  children  parenting  teaching  online  web  internet  filtering  filters  schools  policy 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Connect Safely |How to teach Net safety, ethics & security? Blend them in! | NetFamilyNews
"The biggest hurdle to Net-safety instruction may actually be school filters! Note this statement in the study's press release: "The survey also found a high reliance on shielding students instead of teaching behaviors for safe and secure Internet use. More than 90% of schools have built up digital defenses, such as filtering and blocking social network sites...." Then note UK education watchdog Ofsted's finding just last month – that schools using extensive or "locked down" filtering "were less effective in helping [students] to learn how to use new technologies safely." If schools could just teach a lot of what they've always taught, folding digital media in with traditional media (aka books, pencils, etc.), the academic ethics and citizenship they've always "taught" (hopefully modeled and encouraged) will naturally include "cyberethics," for example."
citizenship  cybersafety  digitalcitizenship  security  edtech  teaching  filters  filtering  safety  schools 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Joho the Blog » [2b2k] Clay Shirky, info overload, and when filters increase the size of what’s filtered
"Clay traces information overload to the 15th century, but others have taken it back earlier than that, & there’s even a quotation from Seneca (4 BCE) that can be pressed into service: “What is the point of having countless books & libraries whose titles the owner could scarcely read through in his whole lifetime? That mass of books burdens the student without instructing…"..."many of our new filters reflect the basic change in our knowledge strategy. We are moving from managing the perpetual overload Clay talks about by reducing the amount we have to deal with, to reducing it in ways that simultaneously add to the overload. Merely filtering is not enough, and filtering is no longer a merely reductive activity. The filters themselves are information that are then discussed, shared, & argued about. When we swim through information overload, we’re not swimming in little buckets that result from filters; we are swimming in a sea made bigger by the loquacious filters that are guiding us."
information  davidweinberger  clayshirky  infooverload  semanticweb  knowledge  flow  filters  filtering  internet 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Education - We Are All Health Professionals Now
"I...wrote a letter to the editor of the school paper not ripping student blogging, but rather demonstrating ways of making it sharper...taking responsibility for the privacy issues involved...we better be sure that we’re actually teaching & modeling digital citizenship in the openly about both positives & negatives of online behavior...model digital citizenship...ask yourself: what am I doing to help kids to not get into this sort of mess?...blocking access to cellphones & Wi-Fi in school? actively engaging students in a discussion? reprimanding teachers for using social media in class?...You may think that the filters you’ve set up are the best way to keep your kids ‘safe'...[but] Your filters are worthless...[just] a representation of fear...filters & blocks teach kids...[that] there are things adults fear so much, that rather than talk to you about them in the safety of a high school classroom, adults would rather you just go off & find out about that stuff alone"
education  teaching  online  filters  fear  trust  teens  youth  internet  safety  digitalcitizenship  tcsnmy  mobile  phones 
july 2009 by robertogreco
e-learning: School Internet Policies: Protecting Students or the Organisation??
"While States like Queensland are rolling out a new Managed Operating Environment across its state schools, the draconian policies of blocking almost all Websites and virtually all the available Web 2.0 tools, means that student learning experiences are much poorer than those they can experience outside of school."
filters  filtering  policy  safety  schools  internet  web  online  productivity  ict  fear 
march 2009 by robertogreco
edublogs: Fresh research showing the damage of filtering 'real world' technology
"Students in schools around the world find that their research, creativity and learning potential is seriously curbed by filtering and lack of use of their own mobile and gaming devices in schools. This comes from research spanning the Americas, brought to my attention by its author, Research Consultant Kim Farris-Berg."
learning  technology  children  youth  schools  education  tcsnmy  ewanmcintosh  ict  filters  research 
march 2009 by robertogreco - Transform your photos into tilt-shift style miniatures
"Create tilt-shift style photos in 3 easy steps!

step 1 Upload your photo
step 2 Select the area in focus
step 3 Your tilt-shift picture is ready"
tiltshift  photography  filters  tools  photoshop  online  flickr  effects  images  generator 
january 2009 by robertogreco
mezzoblue § Shutter [see also:]
"Something like a month ago, a $5 app called CameraBag hit the iPhone app store. I read the description, took the risk and bought it. I turns out it’s no more complicated than a few pre-built filters that will take a typically crappy photo with the iPhone’s camera (or let you choose one from your library) and make it look as if it were taken from one of a variety of classic low-quality cameras. You’ve got your Lomo, Holga, 1970’s faded and yellowing print, high-contrast B&W, infrared, and a few more (though you’ll find the first two as “Lolo” and “Helga” in the menu, for trademarks reasons naturally)."
lomo  iphone  photography  cameras  filters  filtr  lomography  applications  holga  csiap  ios 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Mildly Diverting: RSS aggregation as a friend filter
"So a social aggregator with degree-of-intimacy - where you can choose elements of a person's behaviour to subscribe to...with a few smart bits at back which would desubscribe or deemphasise sections...according to your consumption behaviour."
attention  filtering  friends  intimacy  ambientintimacy  feeds  social  filters  semanticweb  via:preoccupations 
may 2008 by robertogreco
"PottyMouth transforms completely unstructured and untrusted text to valid, nice-looking, completely safe XHTML."
coding  conversion  converter  email  filters  xhtml  html  internet  markup  python  webdev  security  formatting  text  webdesign 
april 2008 by robertogreco
::swisswuff::web front end:: - Make photos look ... retro? Digital lomography? [tech rant]
"There is a whole range of predefined Lomo filters available for The Gimp or for Photoshop. Now, I liked the Photoshop filters of the Perez Design Group. I liked this manual walk-through for Photoshop and this manual walk-through for The Gimp a bit better
lomo  lomography  digital  photography  photoshop  filters  gimp  howto  tutorial  plugins 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Marlboro Man in the school library? | Tech news blog - CNET
"It's unclear whether any schools changed their course, but the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) slammed the NSBA on Friday, alleging that it published a study that was inherently biased."
schools  libraries  filtering  filters  online  internet  students  studies  research  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  blogs  blogging  wikis 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow - The Future of Ignoring Things
"The network won't ever become more tractable. There will never be fewer things vying for our online attention. The only answer is better ways and new technology to ignore stuff -- a field that's just being born, with plenty of room to grow."
attention  continuouspartialattention  informationmanagement  software  information  spam  email  filters  productivity  rss  future  corydoctorow  internet  web  trends  technology  memory  overload 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Blogging from Havana, secretly - International Herald Tribune
"She and a handful of other independent bloggers are opening up a crack in the government's tight control over media and information to give the rest of the world a glimpse of life in a one-party, Communist state."
blogging  cuba  freedom  change  reform  media  filters  government 
october 2007 by robertogreco
A Safe Social Network for Schools ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
"people who say a social network is 'safe' for students because it is populated by other students obviously didn't go to school where I went to school...biggest source of dangers of all sorts was my fellow students"
internet  children  teens  unschooling  homeschool  youth  safety  online  schools  bullying  cyberbullying  filters  fear  stephendownes 
october 2007 by robertogreco
StupidFilter :: Main / HomePage
"Too long have we suffered in silence under the tyranny of idiocy. In the beginning, the internet was a place where one could communicate intelligently with similarly erudite people. Then, Eternal September hit and we were lost in the noise. The advent of
humor  internet  stupidity  filters  software  text  web  language 
october 2007 by robertogreco
"Europe and Asia don't have the same hangups America has. But because we're Americans IN Europe and Asia, we're carrying those hangups with us and spreading our Nothing Educational If Chance of Boobs Involved hysteria around the world."
comments  filters  education  puritanism  us  international  schools  children  content  freedom 
october 2007 by robertogreco
The Best American Essays 2007 by David Foster Wallace (
"Anyway, if you're wondering what I do all day, the answer is: throwing stuff out. is not so much what's on the site as what is not chosen for inclusion."
blogs  information  writing  aggregator  sifting  howwework  davidfosterwallace  kottke  filters 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Sack the net nanny, talk to your kids - Technology -
"If you want to be a citizen, a productive member of society, you're going to have to learn to operate in that environment - and that's to learn a critical attitude to information. The filter is no longer the publisher of the information but the consumer
children  education  safety  citizenship  filters  internet  online  web  media  journalism  consumer  information  literacy 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Brits Using Mobile Phones in Toilets to Bypass Office Internet Restrictions
"Nearly half of the employees surveyed (48%) use their mobile phone to access the Internet at work; from downloading music to buying groceries online, with further research illustrating that 15% of users resorting to hiding in the toilet just to get onlin
administration  work  control  filters  access  internet  web  online  mobile  phones  communication  productivity  management 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Weblogg-ed » The Battle is (or Will Be) Lost
"More restrictions, more blocking, more battening down the information hatches is only going to drive it all underground and make the world of our kids less safe. And...deny us a chance to help our kids develop and employ the literacies they are going to
blackberries  laptops  lost  teaching  education  learning  schools  policy  fear  privacy  safety  filters  technology  google  wikis  reform  change 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Artichoke: Cyber safety: "Noticing alien invasion fleets off the starboard bow." - Is school increasingly about institutionalisation of thought and control of action?
"diversity, transparency, social cohesion, inclusion, best practice, evidence-based practice, adding value, valuing stakeholders, engagement, authenticity, collaboration, and more recently personalisation=meaningless, empty, directionless rhetoric"
safety  online  children  schools  education  internet  web  curriculum  teaching  administration  filters  artichokeblog  pamhook 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Internet filters block porn, but not savvy kids |
"'Nannyware' can help, but the best parental control is still a parent, experts say."
internet  web  online  parenting  filters  software  children  teens  youth  nannyware  safety  content  censorship 
april 2007 by robertogreco
Do Web filters protect your child? | CNET
"Millions of parents around the country rely on Web filtering software to shield their children from the nasty side of the Internet--porn, predators and other unseemly phenomena."
children  teens  internet  society  schools  web  online  filters  software 
january 2006 by robertogreco - digg / slashdot / popular
"Digg, slashdot, and - this is a constant browsing cycle for us. So why not combine them into a unified format without all the extra chrome? We can eliminate dupes and add some extra niceities."
news  technology  online  internet  resources  collaborative  links  daily  interesting  web  filters 
november 2005 by robertogreco

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