February 7, 2021

Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-01-31

Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress BlogThe Library now has a secure collection of tweet text, documenting the first 12 years (2006-2017) of this dynamic communications channel—its emergence, its applications and its evolution. Today, we announce a change in collections practice for Twitter. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Library will acquire tweets on a selective basis—similar to our collections of web sites. The Library regularly reviews its collections practices to account for environmental shifts, diversity of collections and topics, cost effectiveness, use of collections and other factors. This change results from such a review. Alfie Kohn: The Tests Are Lousy, So How Could the Scores Be Meaningful? | National Education Policy CenterIn short, am I really so addicted to data that I prefer misleading information to none at all? –worth remembering that educators are so starved for validation that they’ll put X company certified educator in their email signature A Look Back – Futility ClosetOn the grounds of the Fortress of Kruševac, in Serbia, is a “window to the past” that depicts the donjon tower as it appeared in its medieval heyday. At its height it served as the entrance to a medieval fortified town, the seat of Moravian Serbia. Remembering Coffee High School of Florence, Al. | FacebookThat’s my grandmother in […]

Continental drift

In a 1999 interview David Bowie said that “the potential for what the Internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable.” I had no problem imagining the good, it was the bad where my imagination failed. The web of the late 90s was a cornucopia of wonder, delight, and inspiration. … Continue reading Continental drift