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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.
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Tag Archives: google
Terminated with Extreme Prejudice
This post is part of an inadvertent series of posts about my attempts to fight various media companies claims of copyright infringement on my uploaded YouTube clips. You can see part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, and … Continue reading
Google+ I barely knew you, or deleting my Google+ account
I fired Google+ today. No real moral outrage or grandiose theories about advertising companies owning our souls, though that is all absolutely true and I am already beyond the pale. But, in the end, I just wanted to pull a … Continue reading
Locked out of YouTube
I was playing with uploading video to my YouTube account from a hand held device (the video is now featured above) and I got locked out of my YouTube account. This wasn’t the first time this has happened since I … Continue reading
Felix the Cat, I love you but you’re bringing my site down
So bava traffic has been experiencing an enormous spike over the last two days. 2000+ visits in 24 hours as of now to just this post. I know that “Felix the Cat is a socialist?” post was awesome and everything, … Continue reading
The other Jim Groom
I just got this message on Facebook: Hi there, just wondering if you were the Director of Revenge Billy the Kid (1992)? If so, I’m an author, and would love to chat to you about your work. Kind regards. Which … Continue reading
A Google Wave to the LMS Haters
I steered clear of the Google Wave hype until David Wiley posted a short, resounding “things with the potential to completely transform the way we teach and learn come along so rarely I had to share.” I joked at CUNY … Continue reading
Web 2.0, Imperialism, and Nation Building
I couldn’t help but pause over a recent headline I came across in my RSS reader, and while I can’t find the original post I scanned yesterday, a quick search brought this one up first from startuparabia, “Google, AT&T, Automattic … Continue reading
Googleopoly or: A Case for Personal Publishing
Let me give you one example of why I’m apprehensive—and I am—about companies like Google. This post over at Coyle’s Information (which Patrick Murray-John recommended a while back) should be read in its entirety, but here is a snippet that … Continue reading
The time people will spend watching crap
I was talking to Andy Rush and Jerry Slezak recently about the fact that the over 90 videos I have uploaded to my YouTube account have almost 360,000 views. A figure that is modest by YouTube standards, but still kind of … Continue reading