Do you know someone stuck in web 1.9, blurk, and other odd terms.

We had a great edTechTalk tonight as we talked about why teachers should blog. (We also had an interesting post show talking about second life.)

We laughed at some of the new terms coined recently. (Whether by us or others, we don't really know.) I'd like to share them with you.

Blurk – To lurk on a blog and never comments.

Stuck in Web 1.9 – Someone who denies the evolution of the Internet to the read/write web.

Drive by Commenter – A person who doesn't read your blog but drives by, leaves a long tirading message, and never returns. (I did coin this phrase.)

Virtual Tattoo – What students are unknowingly making. Colleges are beginning to search myspace and screen applicants based upon their online profiles.

Like Alaska was the first frontier and Space is the final frontier — Jason named the Internet the virtual frontier.

We also discussed some neat things including, (Jen says it is the ONLY place to share photos with kids and much better than flickr), and Cheryl also told me what a webhead is and that they meet on Sundays at tapped in.

Notes on Second Life

I also learned that if you go into Second Life, that you should never go alone. My sister went in alone and was virtually accosted online. We are discussing the possibility of a big group “being born” into second life together and taking a tour. We are looking for a group who would like to usher us into Second life at a certain time and perhaps give us a tour. I'm still floored by the whole thought of it.

So, what interesting terms have you heard on the new internet?

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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JenW November 15, 2006 - 12:07 pm

Grins —- I think I need to clarify your comment on my comment about Bubbleshare!!

I like Flickr, the power and the ease of using it is amazing…….and for adults (and older students) I think it is a very excellent tool.

However, don’t you love that word, I personally found bubbleshare to be “perhaps” more child-approprite to use. I have never — and I clarify this is SO FAR — seen or found something questionable or perhaps inappropriate in a simple search. And I know this is just personal preference, but I just feel safer using Bubble Share. (again, just a personal opinion here.)

Also — grins, Alaska is the LAST frontier, I beliieve.

It was a good chat last night……

Jennifer November 15, 2006 - 5:48 pm

If you do the tour of second life would you please let me know? I am very interested in learning more!

Thanks so much!

vwv November 15, 2006 - 7:39 pm

Is WOW 2.0 going to picked up by the EdTechTalk podcast RSS feeds soon. Or will I have to download each episode individually?

Vicki A. Davis November 15, 2006 - 7:42 pm

Hey Vinnie —

I’ll make sure that our podcast become s part of an RSS somewhere. OK? Thanks for letting me know it wasn’t picked up.

Vicki A. Davis November 16, 2006 - 4:55 am

We’ve created a feed it will be posted on — I also have created a feed on this website that I will post the wow2 discussions where I participate. Thank you for reminding me to apply the technology I preach and teach!

Reader November 16, 2006 - 5:05 pm

I have heard many folks cite that colleges are mining the MySpace pages, but I’m wondering if you could point me in a direction where I could verify it. I would like to point my students to a solid source on this one and utilize it as I explain the importance of thoughtful blogging.

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