Heard Jane McConigal speak last Friday morning at the Closing Plenary of Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco where the discussion was about gaming being a great resource for solving real world issues. Take a look at fold.it for a perfect example. Get your game on.
I’m a TED junkie. It’s equivalent to potato chips for me. Can’t just eat one. Instead I eat the whole bag. So in my recent TED binge I came across Luis von Ahn’s recent talk about CAPTCHA (which I now no longer find annoying) and his new adventure with DuoLingo [video at bottom of post]. If you didn’t find this talk at the very least interesting…well…I just don’t know what to tell you.
I’ve had a number of conversations lately about various social media applications and how I’m using them in the businesses and non-profit organizations that I’m associated with. After a handful of people made the comment that I ought to consider providing consultation or even running social media campaigns for other people, I decided to schedule a few sessions where people can come together and learn in more detail about the various options and how they can be used. There’s more information available on the Sessions page, along with links to register for those interested in joining. Hope to see you there!
From the Moncle Report, Mr. Gabriel Lee asks a good question in this video: Is western culture in the position to utilize this type of hotel? Having lived in Jackson, Wyoming (commonly referred to as Jackson Hole) for the past +10 years, it is clear that we have a transient population, many of which I think would be thrilled to have an inexpensive and quick place to sleep before moving on to Teton or Yellowstone National Parks (or ski resort, pending the time of year). Many ski resort towns have this same situation. So, the question begs: would you stay in a “capsule hotel” in the U.S.?