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‪As a smaller proportion of individuals create original online content linking to other content, are we losing a way to establish relevance? The data in links were valuable.

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"When you go into a public library... the librarian does not ask what services you have rendered to society before giving you the book, or the fifty books which you require, and he comes to your assistance if you do not know how to manage the catalogue." -- Peter "Santa" Kropotkin, my dude, my homie, on libraries and service for all society

‪Trump and Pence should have let the Russians handle their NFL ploy. Definite lack of sophistication in this scam. ‬

‪Pence stunt exasperates nation’s division. Be a leader!‬

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Woop! A free book about social media, writing and identity that my friend is in :3

‪Inequities exist. The flag is a symbol for an ideal. Sometimes ideals need a reality check.‬

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@Grabe I wonder how many times Mastodon has been proclaimed "dead" or had people angrily tell them that it's not working and meanwhile here we are, chugging along happily with nary a Nazi in sight

My cynical prediction - DACA and "the wall" will end up being considered on the same vote.

My new thing is to read children's books in the style of Donald Trump. The kids don't seem to understand why this is so fun. So fun!

The present political climate should bring opportunities to those of you with history degrees.

‪Focus on grades as insufficient feedback limits the discussion. Sometimes student comparisons are necessary. Who enters med school? I think it matters.

The present comments from Pres Trump on health care are scarce, vague and muddled. I am waiting for some indication of an awareness of the differences between his promises and what is on the table. I am guessing the "fake news" types will find recordings of his promises and play them for the American people. Making things worse is not making America great.

The health insurance crisis is pretty much a test of national character. Is there a sense of caring for others or not? The issue has been confronted and addressed elsewhere? Why not here?

We seem to be living through a strange time when being less well educated is somehow good. Is this what is meant by ignorance is bliss.

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"But if you abolish copyright on scientific publications, the journals will die!"


A recent blog post concerning online services offering "free" educational resources