Comment on My online classes are all in-person by Todd COnaway

I think sometimes, when so many words move about so freely and oft miscommunicated or misunderstood, and there too is so much tension, we need to center ourselves in the simplest forms. The early language of the things that have grown so complex. No more talking falsely of the machinations of words we created. A simpler time. A deeper breath.

These days it seems everyone is in the word salad business trying to make a name. Or a buck.

ps. I love the “howl” at the start and then at the last so closely tie to the song.

Comment on Conjectures, Dilemmas, Hospitality, Humility by Gardo

Seven years later I’ll comment on my own post, which is faintly (or boldly) ridiculous, but also a way of saying that I got at something in this post that I’d completely forgotten I’d gotten at.

And I found the post because today, over seven years later, I got a pingback on the post from Andy Rush’s blog. I don’t know why I didn’t see Andy’s blog post at the time, but I didn’t. Pingbacks are supposed to help with that, to alert me to someone’s linking to my post in theirs. Pingbacks are dicey in my experience, and this one clearly comes absurdly late … unless in truth it has arrived just in time.

O tempore! O pingbacks!

Comment on Substack, RSS, and privacy by Alan Levine

So glad to see a focus on the power of Feed Reading as a habit. I still maintain that the humble, often designated dead Feed REader is the only technology, that is not lying when described as time saving

NetNewsWire was my first reader! Glad it is still around, and as D’Arcy notes, as a desktop app all your habits should stay there.

I’ve been pretty happy with Inoreader, and I don’t use too many of its advanced features, but there’s a lot there you can do. I tend to use Feedly for classes where I want to have some feeds from my students bundled together.

As much as I advocate and still create the syndication blog hubs for connected courses, I have wondered if we served students better showing how they can create their own hubs with a reader and a started pack of OPML