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PLNs

edudemic.com/2012/10/35-ways-build-personal-learning-network-online Via Jason Rhode. I sense a Synergia article or such could come from this?

Pondering "Salons"

This idea grew in the 1990s (think Utne Reader) and in the world of MeetUp on the interwebz I think it has interesting potential: http://www.meetup.com/humanism-166/events/84674792/?gj=wc1b_e&a=wc1b_gnl&rv=w...
Come to our TED Talk Salon for a thought-provoking presentation and lively discussion. For the curious world citizen, you may enjoy this video-style book club. (Preparation not required.)
This month's topic:
"There's zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas."
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
Schedule:
3:00...Socializing 3:30...Watch the TED Talk, discuss in groups of 7-8 people 4:45/5:00...Whole group summary/further discussion 5:30...Socializing until the library close…

On volatile topics...

Lots of interesting dialog in and around "Christians can vote ???No???, too. ??? Guest Post by Rev. Ryan Bauers" Note that I'm not even mentioning the topic since I don't want Google to see I'm touching this debate with a 10 foot pole. Not even touching on "the stuff that contradicts the other stuff," as Ned Flanders would say... http://wtfaith.com/2012/11/01/christians-can-vote-no-too-guest-post-by-rev-ry...

Ways to engage people in a project/cause

Random thought: would the tips here help with faculty programs? Think outside the box on this one... www.envisionmn.org/potluck/2012/11/1/10-ways-to-achieve-authentic-participati...

Discovering The Consumerist; my work here is done!

A lot of what this blog is/was dealt with consumer issues -- the little guy against the big companies.  And the little guy against the police.  And the little guy appreciating Kari Byron.  But I digress.  Tonight, even though I'm sure I've read it before here and there, I just bumbled across The Consumerist.  If you ever wanted more than enough detail about the problems out there with companies and how they treat their customers, it's all there!