01 Aug '12, 12am

I still think 140 characters can matter but one has to wonder when world's biggest #blackout doesn't make trend list.

I still think 140 characters can matter but one has to wonder when world's biggest #blackout doesn't make trend list.

Trendsmap.com provides live tracking of Twitter topics around the world. I came to appreciate Twitter slowly and grudgingly. Like many I was put off, given the existing fire hoses blasting me with information, by what seemed a conduit for trivia. That’s changed. I’ve realized it’s still early days for this and related experiments that are knitting the world of ideas and eyeballs. It’s not the “noosphere ” yet, but… Just one example illustrating Twitter’s under-appreciated potential is provided by Margaret Rubega , an ecology professor at the University of Connecticut. I’ll amplify on this in a future post, but here’s a thumbnail sketch: Facing a classroom of students largely glued to screens but needing to learn about birds, Rubega told the students to get Twitter accounts (nearly all didn’t have one) and to start tweeting every time they saw bird behavior. She had a date-...

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Q: Can meditation help my running? A:

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@Larxy we can take it individually and compile it. :D

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