Sunday, April 11, 2010

Social Web Counter - How Quickly the Web Expands

As we all know from watching videos like Did You Know the Internet and connections between us are constantly expanding. Gary Hayes built a widget to keep track of just how fast the social web expands. The widget starts counting as soon as you load a page containing that widget. I've embedded the widget below.

Applications for Education
As I mentioned yesterday on Twitter, I'm going to be teaching a course titled Global Identity next fall. In the course students will be exploring the question "what does it mean to be a global citizen in the 21st century?" I'll probably put this widget on the course blog to illustrate just how quickly we can share ideas with anyone around the world today.