Open Culture Makes You Say, “Holy Cow This is So Cool”

Yesterday, Jon Gordon (the host of Future Tense, a technology show aired by American Public Media) discussed the major tech innovations of the decade. At the end of the show (around the 49th minute), a caller asked: "What's the neatest site, in terms of wow factor, that makes you say holy cow this is so cool?" And, in answer, Jon responded: Open Culture. We're not cutting edge. We're under-read and under-appreciated. (All probably true -- any thoughts on how to fix that?). But we deliver the goods. Thanks very much Jon, and thanks for allowing me the rare self-pat on the back. You can listen to the interview below or access it here. And, if you want, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook and get updated on all new bits of Open Culture.


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  • No more than you deserve Dan. Happy New Year to you all.

  • John Hakes says:

    Open culture is staggering for the depth & breadth of learning material it helps users reach.

    Thanks so much for the prodigious effort!

  • Martin Gaslin says:

    I listened to the show live in Minneapolis. I guess I was expecting the ‘eye popping’ graphics or some such non-sense but I was really surprised by the content you have posted here. Great job. I guess it’s more of the ‘mind popping’ sort of site. I got lost for several hours last night searching through. You’ve been book marked and I will be back.

  • sue ogden says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU who work at Open Culture!
    My favorite email updates are from you – always directing me down paths of knowledge and entertainment.
    Thank you – give me more in 2010!

  • Francisco says:

    Nice, happy 2010, been here for the past year or so.

    great resources.

  • Matt K says:

    Found your site because of that interview (I’m a Minneapolis native). Hope to continue to find good stuff on your site!

  • Mike says:

    It is a really great site, Dan. Thanks for creating it, and Happy New Year.

  • Dan Colman says:

    Thanks all. Really appreciate your comments and support. Looking forward to a great year together!

  • Mili says:

    I love this site. Every time I visit I get to learn something new and enjoy it.
    Keep up the great work. :)
    All the best in 2010.

  • Kendra says:

    I came to visit after hearing of this site on the MPR show. The first thing I found was your list of free online movies. I will definitely be back often and recommend to all my friends. I am excited to explore some more!

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