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Alan Levine

Alan Levine feels weird writing about himself in the third person. A 1990s pioneer on the web and early proponent of blogging, he shares his ideas at His interests include web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), mocking MOOCs, daily photography, bending WordPress, and randomly dipping into the infinite river of the internet.

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My twitter bots and apps have been defecated

Just typing the “t” word brings all the smelly fetid connotations. Still, twitter can be a swell place, Wally. The writing on the wall is happening for a string of my web sites and some silly experiments that likely the world will not suffer to be without. And while this week we are hearing of the withering of the blue check marks (I am proud now of never seeking nor getting one), worse is ahead as the great business minds […]


Kean University 2021, The Network

Set Up 20/21

For students at Kean beng part of this class is setting up accounts on this blog as well as choosing or creating new new ones in twitter. We[e/a]kly Message Each week’s announcement/post here will start with a message done in a different format/mode/tool. Ok, a video shot on a mobile device uploaded to YouTube is hardly novel. But an approach we encourage in NetNarr is also to use media differently from the norm, subvert the channel if you will, even […]


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The SPLOT Image Truck is Here!

Cue the music… the truck is rolling through your neighborhood, blaring the music, here to deliver random images to all the kids– and the truck is fueled by json. THE SPLOT TRUCK IS HERE! This could be a way for the TRU Collector SPLOT to provide random images that might one day, be an alternative source than flickr for both pechaflickr and Five Card Photo Stories. This would take away concerns over the using flickr as a source (it comes […]