Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 12/20/2012

  • Front & Center with the BSO

    “Front & Center with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Photos, videos and stories from our artists. Interviews, articles and links from our staff. A new way to follow the music!” So many organizations are finding an audience on Tumblr and YouTube. Schools, arts, and more. The stage is no longer the only stage or the most important stage – and websites like tumblr can help struggling nonprofits attract more. In this series, the artists are talking about how they've created new artistry around the Nutcracker. Very cool.

    tags: news nonprofit tumblr video socialmedia

  • Derek Powazek – I’m Not The Product, But I Play One On The Internet

    An excellent article about the recent INstagram outrage and comments that “you are the product.” This is a great read and has excellent points refuting this over-used statement about the current business models on the Net. As for me, I'm scrutinizing the services I use and have been trying out app.net – I don't like what Twitter has done by closing down their api and think app.net has potential as a business model.  From the post: “We can and should support the companies we love with our money. Companies can and should have balanced streams of income so that they’re not solely dependent on just one. We all should consider the business models of the companies we trust with our data. But we should not assume that, just because we pay a company they’ll treat us better, or that if we’re not paying that the company is allowed to treat us like shit. Reality is just more complicated than that. What matters is how companies demonstrate their respect for their customers. We should hold their feet to the fire when they demonstrate a lack of respect. And we should all stop saying, “if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product,” because it doesn’t really mean anything, it excuses the behavior of bad companies, and it makes you sound kind of like a stoner looking at their hand for the first time.”

    tags: news instagram business privacy tos

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