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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
I am Jim Groom
Find out more about me here.
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Category Archives: twitter
Thanks to this post on the OL Daily, and this subsequent toot from Grant Potter reminding me to do it, I spent time converting my recently acquired Twitter archive into markdown. “Why?” you ask. Well, Mattias Ott covers that beautifully: … Continue reading
Some Notes on Mastodon after Two Weeks
I’ve been pretty obsessed with figuring out how to run a Mastodon server on Reclaim Cloud the last couple of weeks, and it’s been a lot of fun. I do dig challenges like this, and I moved almost immediately from … Continue reading
WordPress, Movements, and the PressED Twitter Conference
Still buzzing (and a bit bleary eyed) after #pressedconf18 last night. Can't imagine how @Pgogy & @nlafferty must feel! Really looking forward to catching up with all the sessions I missed yesterday. — Lorna M. Campbell (@LornaMCampbell) March 30, 2018 … Continue reading
The Hills are Alive with the Sound of bava!
It all started with an innocent Sunday morning Mushroom tweet. It's mushroom picking season in #Trento which means the risotto is gonna be off the hook. pic.twitter.com/gF44fuqX1c — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) August 21, 2016 Antonella’s mom wanted to go Mushroom … Continue reading
Luke Skywalker liked me!
That bizarre moment when Luke Skywalker likes your tweet about him. @hamillhimself understands the Twitter pic.twitter.com/ikzPwJN4ri — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) December 31, 2015 Before this get subsumed into the black hole that is Twitter’s timeline, I just wanted to leave … Continue reading
Earlier today on twitter I was watching the river flow when I saw the following tweet by the great Bud Hunt: My password is always 123456. #FiveWordEdTechHorrors — Bud Hunt (@budtheteacher) December 11, 2013 I was intrigued, and figured what … Continue reading
Why I Tweet
Jeff Swain recently published a video asking others why they Tweet, so I figured I would respond. As usual, it’s hard for me to be serious about anything, especially through video, and despite two takes at a response I still … Continue reading
Twitter on Campus
North Carolina State University has really made an impressive case for using Twitter more extensively on campus. A wide range of departments, organizations, and clubs at NCSU are using Twitter to get announcements, events, and relevant links out to the … Continue reading
Tripping on Twitter by way of the Election in Iran
I spent the last hour or so following the #iranelection hastag on Twitter. It is really unbelievable how much stuff is streaming through on a second-by-second basis. I tried to lock in to the flow of information for a bit … Continue reading
Hacked P2: Is it a blog? A micro-blog? Or twitter?….Or all three?
I’ve been dying to blog this, but I’ve been in beautiful Camden, NJ, piling up more work to do for Digital Whitman, a project which will shortly become the center of my life. But before that happens, I wanted to … Continue reading