Beloit College Mindset List – Class of 2020

For the past 18 years Beloit College publishes 60 mindset examples of the entering freshmen. I found this year’s examples particularly interesting as I age and my grandchildren get closer to college age.

Here are seven unique examples:

  • The United States has always been at war
  • Each year they’ve been alive the U.S. population has grown by more than one million Latinos.
  • If you want to reach them, you’d better send a text—emails are oft ignored.
  • Bada Bing – Tony and Carmela Soprano and the gang have always been part of American culture.
  • A Bush and a Clinton have always been campaigning for something big.
  • Airline tickets have always been purchased online.
  • Newt who?

You can see the complete list here

 

 

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Photo Sharing Services (Revisit)

In a previous post I mentioned Flickr, Picasa and other photo sharing services.  One of the advantages of Flickr is that it does not compress your original photo.  This could be a problem for you using other photo services if you ever erase the original from your had drive.

In the screenflow video below I demonstrate how I use Flickr to upload photos from my computer.

Alternatives To Skype

On the Facebook Ecuador Expat Group there is a lively discussion about Skype and Magic Jack. I thought I would begin a series of posts on this blog and talk about some Skype alternatives.  Don’t get me wrong Skype is a powerful program and runs on many platforms. Microsoft shelled out 8.5 billion dollars for a reason.

I hop we will get both Cuencanos, North Americans and others to post about their experiences.  The Screenflow video below is just to get the ball rolling.

Video Sharing Services – YouTube

How popular is your YouTube(Google owned) video? YouTube is the second most visited web site after Google.com. I upload 90% of my videos to YouTube for the following reasons:

  • Universal recognition around the world
  • Easy and intuitive User Interface
  • Free and unlimited storage including High Definition
  • Superb analytics

It’s the 4th bullet point I want to briefly discuss in the screenflow video below and a certain beautiful Moluccan Cockatoo is the reason for many of my views.