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laphamsquarterly:

Déjà vu: Peace! I’m Out!
2013: Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th man to hold the papacy, announced today that he would retire at the end of this month, becoming the first pope to step down in almost six centuries.
1045, 1294, 1415: Three Middle Ages popes who abdicated—one was called “a disgrace to the Chair of St. Peter”, likely because he was accused of hosting orgies in the papal chamber.

Whoa. Totally didn’t see this coming.
Was the weight of all the scandals (Vatileaks, Vatican Bank money laundering, bishops going to prison, child rape, covering up child rape, [non-scandal, but still a blow to the Church] gay marriage movements gaining traction around the world) too much?

laphamsquarterly:

Déjà vu: Peace! I’m Out!

2013: Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th man to hold the papacy, announced today that he would retire at the end of this month, becoming the first pope to step down in almost six centuries.

1045, 1294, 1415: Three Middle Ages popes who abdicated—one was called “a disgrace to the Chair of St. Peter”, likely because he was accused of hosting orgies in the papal chamber.

Whoa. Totally didn’t see this coming.

Was the weight of all the scandals (Vatileaks, Vatican Bank money laundering, bishops going to prison, child rape, covering up child rape, [non-scandal, but still a blow to the Church] gay marriage movements gaining traction around the world) too much?

1 year ago
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RT @buffyjhamilton: James Gee: literacy requires mentorship #tcdigital

2 years ago
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Just because it’s “easy” to amass data on students, doesn’t mean you should. A lesson for academics & librarians. http://t.co/1btpfHid

2 years ago
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How do you think a utopian vision of direct democracy like this would affect #Libraries & #education? http://t.co/XWsLh9yz

2 years ago
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Libraries take note: On the death of book publishers and other middlemen. You’re middlemen, too. http://t.co/iXubU4yO

2 years ago
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Beautiful & heartbreaking scans of Civil War recruitment posters. I’d love to see these used in history class. http://t.co/ahLqk6wI

2 years ago
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Teaching students the kairos of communicating through social media by … participating in social media. http://t.co/f4QSE6z1

2 years ago
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RT @PeopleBrowsr: “Every technology that changed the world has done it without us knowing.” @bbough quoting Nicolas Carr. 140 character …

2 years ago
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RT @Joelle_writes: I would love to see a Kickstarter for hiring librarians and tech folks for these schools in need. #tcdigital

2 years ago
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Guilt by search: How “learning” search engines can turn into amplifiers of what others think about you. http://t.co/U7vErsGS

2 years ago
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Interesting meditation on the costs in staff time of #elearning. http://t.co/9DCAv1wg #highered #education #faculty

2 years ago
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When passwords attack: the problem with aggressive password policies. RT @arstechnica http://t.co/pJUfhMlw

2 years ago
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17 tips to make your #socialmedia persona more attractive of followers. http://t.co/LEV5OehR RT @OEDB_org

2 years ago
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RT @timoreilly: .@billkasdorf during #sis2011 Q&A: “We have to stop using the metaphor of intellectual property and start thinking of in …

2 years ago
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Never forget: The most important part of #socialmedia is “social”. Don’t just set up accounts & pages, engage! http://t.co/BzwIUPfT

2 years ago
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