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  • Another unfortunate limitation with Kindle (though not unique to Amazon) is that they don't offer any way of providing customers who purchase ebooks access to publisher updates. We regularly update our ebooks to correct errata and make other changes, and free updates are one reason many O'Reilly readers come to oreilly.com for their ebooks.
  • Marie Bjerede writes "The Web 2.0 model can be applied to education on two levels. The first is at the level of software that provides or supports educational experiences. The second is at the level of the human systems and workflows that are entailed by the day-to-day work of educators and students and citizens.As a veteran software organization leader and management geek, I see deep parallels between the architecture of software platforms and that of human organizations. For example, in both cases, the question of quality has moved from “does it work as designed” (which is now considered table-stakes) to “is it designed to do the right thing?”
  • Two and a half years ago, Forrester introduced Social Technographics®, a way to analyze people’s social technology behavior. Today, we want you to take a moment and think about the uptake of social media in your company. Ask yourself the following question:

    From the following list of statements, please select where your company stands with social media. (Please choose all that apply)

    1. My company currently has a social media strategy.
    2. My company is thinking about developing a social media strategy.
    3. My company is trying to defend why we don’t have a social media strategy.
    4. My company is currently trying to understand what social media is.
    5. None of the above.


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