EdSurge on Edmodo

EdSurge comments on the new features in Edmodo released last week โ€“ with some interesting observations on the Edmodo business model:

It’s business model is also still a bit opaque. So far, Edmodo, which reaches close to 1 million teachers and 10 million users overall, continues to offer all its tools and resources to teachers for free. It charges companies that offer their products through its platform: Crystal Hutter, Edmodo’s COO, says that more than 250 publishers are offering free or premium apps through the Edmodo platform.

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The new features lookโ€ฆ. okay. Itโ€™ll be interesting to see whether any of the students I use Edmodo with pick up on Insights (I donโ€™t plan to flag it to them just yet). Right now, Iโ€™d settle for some decent resources management functionality in the Edmodo Library.

Windows Live Writer Fan Mail

Dear Windows Live Writer,

You really are a delight. I do hope you donโ€™t disappear in the maelstrom of Windows 8. I must say I do fear for your safety, the reports of your future are really quite troublingโ€ฆ

Windows Live Writer is missing from this post completely.

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/dontkillwlw

Bloggers plead for Windows Live Writer’s life

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226850/Bloggers_plead_for_Windows_Live_Writer_s_life

The Windows Live Writer blogging software, however, was not mentioned. Though never wildly popular, it remains much loved by its users.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/windows-8-to-integrate-cloud-services-ditch-windows-live-branding/

Do hang in there, if only to give me one more reason not to jump.

Kind Regards.