Here at Mediolana a mantra is quickly developing: another day, another episode of perhaps surprising recognition. Not content with placing this blog in the respective sections for the technology and education tags earlier this week, WordPress.com decided to plonk Mediolana on the front page of the culture tag section on 11th March 2011.
It would be presumptuous of this blog – a 2011 establishment, in the parlance of Wikipedia – to say with confidence that any lessons have been learned from this, but we feel it correct to stress at least one fact: the undoubted importance of posting new material every day. As the fabled Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin emphasise and re-emphasise in their contemporary masterpiece Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day, in a world of rampant plagiarism and scraping, fresh, original material will always have a place in the hearts of content aggregators everywhere. Indeed, this is a principle of almost universal application, including in an educational context, a fact that this blog will explore in the future.
For now, we wish both to thank WordPress.com and ask the following: our cultural credentials having been established, can we realistically be exhibited at the Tate Modern?