Twitter Updates: 2013-05-17 to 2013-05-23

  • Now it can be tweeted… RT @awallenstein: RT @brianstelter: Newly tweeting: @JGenachowski, the outgoing chairman of the FCC. ->
  • Big problem. If a selective university took the top students regardless of family income, revenues would fall 20%. http://t.co/miMpq7NkLS ->
  • Scores and certificates for #gamification13 have been released. View yours at http://t.co/yvpXmh4oIJ. Official announcement Monday. ->
  • It's eerie reading David Foster Wallace's Pale King while following news about this IRS Tea Party snafu. Irony from beyond the grave. ->
  • McKinsey: MOOCs "poised to usher in a new credentialing system that may compete w/college degrees within a decade." http://t.co/NZh09lMfOp ->
  • So delightful to see all the #gamification13 students announcing their certificates. But remember that the learning is what really matters! ->
  • FCC wins Supreme Court case on its legal authority, with important implications for the Open Internet order. http://t.co/w32zgd2crS ->
  • Yahoo! had better hope its stock doesn't drop now, or I foresee a bunch of articles in the business press with the headline "Tumblr". ->
  • First woman to lead the agency. RT @FCC: Congratulations to Mignon Clyburn on her 1st day as Acting Chairwoman of the @FCC! ->
  • Talk about a crazy idea! RT @samplereality: Let's disrupt education by funding education. ->
  • With all due respect, as a MOOC professor, I vehemently disagree. Being a maker implies some measure of responsibility. ->
  • If we want to take credit for the good impacts of MOOCs, we have to step up and confront the bad ones, or we let the bad guys off the hook. ->
  • Where's Neil Postman when we need him? http://t.co/EF4hBvzREF ->
  • Saying MOOC creators have responsibility isn't blaming them for all bad effects. We just can't fall into the old "tech is neutral" fallacy. ->
  • MT @jowyang: Social media isn't disruptive compared to the collaborative economy (consumers buy once, share many among themselves) #yerdle ->
  • A billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? 44 billion dollars, tax free. ->
  • Paging Tom Lehrer! ("Once the missiles go up, I don't care where they come down. That's not my department…) http://t.co/EF4hBvzREF ->
  • Funny, I take @nntaleb's approach to academics, and I *am* and academic. in reply to nntaleb ->
  • With cord cutting gaining steam, the battle for the digital living room gets interesting soon when Apple and Google respond to XBox One. ->
  • Wild card for the digital living room endgame is that, with TV Everywhere and broadband revenues, cable ops don't need to rule the set-top. ->
  • Verizon is still pushing its "nuclear option" First Amendment argument against FCC regulation. http://t.co/kizcphApct ->
  • Comcast's David Cohen gives the "half full" story of US broadband: 82% of homes have access to >100 megabit speeds. http://t.co/sIkWg1A4mo ->
  • The "half-empty" story of US broadband is about price, which limits adoption of those 100 megabit services and other higher-end tiers. ->
  • The hard question in assessing U.S. broadband performance is, "compared to what?" ->