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Laura Gibbs
Dedicatedly digital... teaching online for 10+ years. :-)
Dedicatedly digital... teaching online for 10+ years. :-)
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Listening to the soundtrack at GooglePlay right now :-)

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I'm definitely all about enjoyment right now and not very good at delayed gratification...
quote We found this pattern—immediate benefits are a stronger predictor of persistence than delayed benefits—across a range of goals, in areas including fitness, nutrition, and education. In one study, we measured the number of minutes gym-goers spent exercising on a cardio machine. We also asked them how much they cared that their exercise improved their health (delayed benefit) and was fun (immediate benefit). Gym-goers who cared more about having a fun workout exercised longer than those who cared less about having fun. Caring more about the delayed health benefits of their exercise, such as staying fit, did not affect how many minutes they spent on a cardio machine.
By making the experience more rewarding in the moment, you’ll have a better chance at success.

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Thanks to +Jennifer Freeman for the cat logic. :-)

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Oh, my students will like this! Thanks to +Mike Reeves-McMillan for the share.

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My favorite book. Ever.
Robert Pirsig Reveals the Personal Journey That Led Him to Write His Counterculture Classic, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) 

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Sigh.............. I still love using Flickr.
quote The site that once had the best social tools, the most vibrant userbase, and toppest-notch storage is rapidly passing into the irrelevance of abandonment. Its once bustling community now feels like an exurban neighborhood rocked by a housing crisis. Yards gone to seed. Rusting bikes in the front yard. Tattered flags. At address, after address, after address, no one is home
How Yahoo killed Flickr.

Quite an account of the history of one of the Internet's early success stories.

Flickr was founded in Vancouver by husband-wife duo Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. It was sold to Yahoo for a price estimated to have been between $10 and $20 million, peanuts by today's standards, but substantial early on in the 2000s.

http://gizmodo.com/5910223/how-yahoo-killed-flickr-and-lost-the-internet/amp

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This one from +Brian Serviss :-)

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And just to add to the fun, here is a Swiss folktale variation on Snow White, that slut:
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/dwarfs.html
On one of the high plains between Brugg and Waldshut, near the Black Forest, seven dwarfs lived together in a small house. Late one evening an attractive young peasant girl, who was lost and hungry, approached them and requested shelter for the night. The dwarfs had only seven beds, and they fell to arguing with one another, for each one wanted to give up his bed for the girl. Finally the oldest one took the girl into his bed. Before they could fall asleep a peasant woman appeared before their house, knocked on the door, and asked to be let inside. The girl got up immediately and told the woman that the dwarfs had only seven beds, and that there was no room there for anyone else. With this the woman became very angry and accused the girl of being a slut, thinking that she was cohabiting with all seven men. Threatening to make a quick end to such evil business, she went away in a rage. That same night she returned with two men, whom she had brought up from the bank of the Rhine. They immediately broke into the house and killed the seven dwarfs. They buried the bodies outside in the garden and burned the house to the ground. No one knows what became of the girl.
Both Tolkien and Lewis used dwarves in their famous fantasies, but they weren't fans of Snow White. 

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I'm looking forward to playing with this over the summer!
+Eric Curts provides an introduction to Google #AutoDraw, a machine learning application that provides suggestions of images based on what has been drawn.

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