Re: Fwd: Tapped In Notice of Closing (March 15, 2013)
- With a special thought for BJ Berquist who has put so much into it. With the YG moving to FB and tappedin disappearing, it's gonna get more complicated for "newbies" to jump on the waggon !
Webheads really do rock ... with special thanks to Vance for the clear explanation http://vancestevens.posterous.com/time-it-right-give-times-for-online-events-in
I love the no-man-left-behind feel to it :-)
--- In email@example.com, Carla arena wrote:
> It is a pity to hear about the closing of Tapped In, a place that hosted
> for so long our Sunday events and so many other great educational
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 9:23 PM
> Subject: Tapped In Notice of Closing (March 15, 2013)
> To: carlaarena@...
> (This e-mail was sent from an automated system that does not accept
> Dear Tapped In members and friends,
> As you know, in August 2012, we had some difficulties with our server. This
> month we learned of additional problems, and our donated network provider
> is asking for our machine to be permanently shut down. Since Tapped In
> hasn't had funding for 6 years, we don't have a way to fix the problems,
> and shutting down is our only option.
> The expected shut down date is Friday March 15, 2013. After this date,
> http://tappedin.org will point to a commemorative site with historical
> information about the Tapped In community.
> If there is anything that you want to save from your Tapped In office or
> groups, you will need to log in and copy it to your personal computer or
> elsewhere before the shut down. Because of the nature of the server issues
> we are experiencing, there is a possibility that the server could fail
> before the shut down date, so we recommend that you to back up any
> important data as soon as possible.
> An alternative that you may want to consider is Edmodo <
> http://edmodo.com>, a free, growing, online education community
> similar in some ways to
> Tapped In. Edmodo offers support for teacher/student collaboration as well
> as ways to connect with other teachers and resources. We're not affiliated
> with Edmodo, but we know of people who are using it to meet their needs.
> See http://www.edmodo.com/about to learn more about Edmodo.
> When we opened Tapped In in 1997, we never imagined it would last this
> long. We are saddened by these events, but grateful for your years of
> membership and support, and for what we've learned together. Tapped In has
> hosted the content and activities of more than 150,000 education
> professionals in thousands of user-created spaces, and more than 60 papers
> have been published about Tapped In. Together, we've had meaningful impact
> on research and practice.
> Thank you for sharing this journey with us. If you have any questions,
> don't hesitate to contact us at http://tappedin.org/contact/
> The Tapped In Team
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