Apparently a deathnap virgin, the concept of a deathnap was too much for Gerry Riskin, @riskin, to get his brain around.
I sought assistance in explaining the deathnap concept from Brian Simpson, @Bsimi, a charming and flirtatious rogue. Brian, who claims that instead he is a "fragile and shy boy from Maine" told Gerry that a deathnap is, quite simply, a "powernap on steroids."
While Brian's definition is quite cliche ridden, it is useful, perhaps, in being, an explanation that Gerry can understand.
I love deathnaps and friends who are so kind to amuse me!
A somewhat useful phrase that was coined by witty Grant McDonald @chichiri to describe and explain his use of the phrase "to be honest."
Some might question Grant's motive for creating the phrase. Some might posit that he did so merely to change the subject when when his charming collaborator on the Twitter Follow Friday Manifesto, Kay Ballard, @kayballard, cried out in surprise and horror when he used it. Until that very moment, she had assumed he was being honest at all times.
The retry is an invention of Daniele Di Gregorio, ikaro @ikaronet It is a variation of a retweet (RT) The Retry was designed by Daniele as a somewhat tactful way to say, "based on your response to my tweet, I think you are rather dense. Therefore, I shall retweet in the form of a 'retry' to give you an opportunity to get it right." LOL
A term coined by the always clever Kemal Ispirli @kemalispirli to refer to twitter users who receive a follow back from him in substitution for a follow back from the person the user originally followed. LOL
Micah L. Sifry term to describe "the odds of fortuitously connecting with someone you don't know but share an interest with, or the odds that you will learn something timely or surprising or valuable to you.
These are chance meetings between people, and chance meetings between facts, and chance meetings between people and facts.
Interactive communications technology is all about upping the odds of a chance meeting. It's the combination of search + living in public that makes this possible."
My daughter said, "The term curriculum creep can be used at the individual course level or more abstractly at a program level. I first heard this term used in relation to a single course. A faculty member was so geeked about technology that he eventually began to load his weekly curriculum with every possible url and journal article and web-activity he could find and did so year after year after year--simply because he could. The Web was so user-friendly that more and more curriculum creeped in, with little thought or reason given as to why. The lesson? More is not always better; boosting the rigor of a course does not always lead to an improved learning outcome."
A word created by Jay Aaron to refer to the desirable practice of taking care of yourself first so you can better take care of others. This word is useful, because, as Jay points out, "selfish" has such negative connotations.