Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on April 11, 2007 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Complacency and Web 2.0 : Comments Perhaps the optimistic future lies with open source Web 2.0. and ads) with Elgg (open source with Web 2.0

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Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I have a personal page, just like my daughter's Facebook page. If you watched the Brandon Hall network fail or have participated in Elgg then it shouldn't really come as much of a surprise that all of the recent Ning networks are going to get a similar reaction as David's.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG. It was crowded even when ELGG launched. Here's the question to ask: would ELGG have had any measure of success had it been subscription-based software? As open source software goes, ELGG is almost unique in its intent to create a revenue stream for its producer. My relation with ELGG, if I am to be perfectly honest, is exactly as described. This is why they treat ELGG as a business.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Moodle and Elgg , for example, adopt explicitly Constructivist theories to inform their design and development. Schools may be blocking access to Skype, weblogs, Facebook, and the rest - but in so doing are only pushing themselves closer to irrelevance. Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 0 tools in learning by virtue of an extended comparison between those tools and Logo, the revolutionary e-learning system developed by Seymour Papert in the 1960s.