WordPress.COM Reader Design Feedback (about Featured Image & information usability)

I notice WordPress.COM’s “reader” functionality has changed, and I would like to share some “feedback” about it. Please feel free to add any other feedback (if you like — at least related to recent changes in the WordPress Reader).

I notice that the Featured Image (or some image, I guess) is much larger, and therefore more prominent. The reason I notice this most of all is because two other pieces of information are normally far more important to me, namely the blog’s site title and blog post title. These two pieces of information are now separated by SO MUCH screen space that I now sometimes find it difficult to see both the blog title and the post title at the same time. Yet BOTH of these two pieces of information are crucial for my decision to click or not to click — and that really is the question we all need to answer, isn’t it?

Education v. Technology

technology , education , sherry turkle

Comm 185: Introduction to Digital Media Production

My first reaction to the book, Reclaiming Conversation by sherry Turkle, I was overwhelmed with everything that I had just read, multi tasking, hyper attention and so much more. She argues the impacts on technology in the classroom.

My experience growing up in first a public school, being homeschooled, moving to a private school and then back again to public school, I have seen multiple different policies in act and been in a plethora of atmospheres to accommodate this.

In my public school the first round, I was in kindergarten and first grade, so there was a no gum policy but that was about it.

When my mother pulled me out and in to homeschooling, I saw a different ideals for media and technology. Our rule at home was no recreational use of our electronics unless we were all done with our work. If we did use them before, they…

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