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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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If you are a regular to Blog Education & Tech, you shall remember that I am a blogger and I'd written a post about education almost everyday since 2003. Education & Tech provides you with education news, expert tech advice, classroom management ideas, and social media tools for educators, administrators, parents and k-12 students.

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Vox & Livejournal: Where are they going?

More in Scoble's blog.

Firefox goes mobile and how to date offline!

This is note today hit all sites and blogs I guess. And being an active user of Firefox I can be less than happy. Why? Because as they justify the mobile platform for Firefox, all people now a day use Internet in their mobile devices, so far FireFox is the most popular open-source browser; and, many companies already run Firefox in their phones such as NokiaN800, Ubuntu Mobile, and the Intel Internet Project.

Hector Russo during his daily searching had found a very useful tool in terms of online collaboration built by former students of Berkeley University. The project is called Vyew and as owners say: "Vyew is a FREE online meeting service that brings people and content together. Use Vyew to host LIVE conferences or collaborate over time, asynchronously(a fancy word for 'at your own convenience')."

Now, what this dating thing has to do with technology? Nothing. It's just a way to close this post with something very human and just in case some of our readers still need some guidance or advice in this field. Are you tired of online dating?. Check out the 25 ways to find a date offline, single oriented, though.

A secret corner: My desktop

This is a meme spread thanks to Techzilo and we were supposed to tag five people, but "seeing how most of my friends are already in, I am making this an open tag (buzz me your post through comments, and I’ll link your post here."

My Desktop Meme

Hope a ping back goes to your post Sumesh.

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PageRank might be changed from yesterday now

We don't see so far any changes in our PR4 but blogs and media are saying theirs had changed today because an updated in the way Google is valuating PR now. All those sites promoting paid links are being punished. Fairly or not, SEOmoz has a great thread we all should be following.

Until now, afternoon, there is nothing to conform in Google's blog.

iPhone Updated: All hacks are down now!

This is the message transmitted to his sometimes enthusiastic Apple this weekend. The update of software iPhone software has made unusable those iPhone that their buyers have had to badly modify against the instructions of the manufacturer.

The modification consisted of releasing the telephone of the technological padlock that maintains it enslaved to an only wire net as AT&T: the proprietors came to burst that padlock to be able to use his iPhone in other networks. And for that reason properly they have been punished: now their telephones do not work, and it is not clear that they are going to return to do it. Apple, since it had warned (it is certain) ahead of time, has transformed these desirable iPhone into beautiful and useless “junk”.

Aside from the uselessness of the exercise it demonstrates an increasing reality in the world of the technology, that is the change of model: the companies no longer sell their products to us like long ago, when buying them we became genuine proprietors that we could alter or use to our own taste. Our acquisitions come with limits that we cannot cross; with windows that we cannot open because of chances to lose the economic guarantee, other advantages, or the same functionality (as right now). iPhone, in spite of its price, never is(was) ours: we are only renters, and very controlled.

The excuse is the one of always: it is by our good. But the true reason is economic, and not to please the users: not in vain Apple takes months negotiating with whom it presents/displays iPhone in each market, extracting of telephone the substantial financial treatments in exchange for the exclusive feature of use of the so sexy little machine. If Apple is a bit "catholic" with this last action it has become one of those monasteries of iron discipline where obedience and silence are the only virtues that count. And if we want to pay for being proprietors of our machines? In the convent of Apple there is at least option no to gain the freedom with money. But every time there is more people than prefers to be free, not matter if they get reimbursements of $100. Is Steve paying attention to this?

Is people turning back to the old media?

I've reading many blogs now and I've been there to see them grow or die but what I've also noticed is big conglomerates are shaded what we once called blogs. No idea exactly when we started blogging but since then our interest has being share knowledge, have some time to write and read and ultimately feed our ego.

Lately much people is talking about the TechMeme phenomenon and even when as said in other post the new ranking system of Technorati, what still makes very respectable is that this is a place where you'll find blogs to read and look out. What's going with TechMeme as Scoble pointed out, only twelve blogs showed up in their Leaderboard. "Not only does the list include many old media mainstays such as the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, along with top trade publications such as Computerworld, but it is also heavily tilted toward new media "brands" formerly known as blogs such as GigaOm, TechCrunch and Engadget."

So, it seems new Technorati CEO has a point when he says "...They don’t track 100 million blogs and they’re not nearly as embedded in blog community." Do personal blogs still count for streaming media? No, not anymore. You have to be in the blog circle or be a digital newspaper, did I say digital newspaper? Is this a mutation from blogs to digital newspapers?

Or as the person who ignited this conversation has noted: "That's far too many questions to lob at a reader, I know, but Techmeme's Leaderboard has, indeed, sparked a lot of doubt in my mind about whether blogging is dead or merely transformed. And the Huffington Post's acquisition of a major media company's top manager of online news publishing only further underscores that blogging is now a big business."

We still love and respect the opinion of plain citizens who has managed to create a blog and spend hours reading and lurking online in order to have a say and something to entertain with.

Turn me on in Technorati, right now.
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