Monthly Archives for September 2012

Rating teachers and doctors has finally reached Norway – with a lag and some cultural differences

Norway has had its own hot-or-not (Deiligst.no) for rating sexiness for ages, but we’re only now seeing the first sites that rate professional abilities: Legelisten.no lets patients rate their doctors, and Minlærer.no lets high school students rate their teachers. After … Continue reading

30. September 2012 by Jill
Categories: social media, Teaching | 5 comments

Blogs use the word “love” more than any other

I’m not sure if the title is completely true, but I do love this map Media Cloud made of the 1000 top US blogs (according to Technorati in early 2011) showing that “the biggest single cluster with 137 blogs is … Continue reading

18. September 2012 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, social media | Tags: | Leave a comment

Seven reasons why it’s fine for parents to love their mobile phones

Sherry Turkle worries about it in Alone Together, and journalists love to worry about it: the idea that parents are increasingly ignoring their kids to stare at their phones. Perhaps there are cases where children are genuinely suffering neglect from phone-obsessed parents, … Continue reading

03. September 2012 by Jill
Categories: social media | 12 comments