On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Ross Dawson

Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life. The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

social media, participative technologies, it’s not unreasonable to state that at least a segment of society today recognizes information as multi-authored, participative, distributed, and networked. Facebook plays a similar integrative role for participative technologies. Facebook allowed anyone to start sharing images, ideas, and form social networks and to do so in a single tool with similar functionality across different activities.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – One thing I can share with you all is that once I have seen the light of a much smarter way of using Twitter through public lists alone it’s rather tough to go back to anything else for that matter, so I haven’t.

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Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative.

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

Over the weekend the number of followers on my Twitter account, @C4LPT, passed 10,000 – so a big thank you to all of you who follow this account! Although in principle, it covers a wide range of technologies, I have tended to specialize in the use of social media for learning.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Well, not really; education on how social software tools work has got very little to do with technology nor the tools themselves, since you can always go through extensive features reviews, or in-depth overviews of capabilities, online videos, Web sites, screencasts, webcasts, etc.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

In a global context, Australian banks were fairly slow to adopt the use of social media, however more recently a number have become a lot more active as they recognize its fundamental importance to their future. Twitter: * CBA, NAB, and Westpac are very active on Twitter.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

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[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Beth Kanter

One of their newest experiments is a Twitter campaign, #150jobs. I interviewed Arlene to learn more about they’re measuring their Twitter campaign and what they’re learning. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign?

@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

There used to be a time when I was very much in love with Twitter. But then, after a short while, I started hating Twitter. Over the course of just a few weeks Twitter managed to destroy, in a very pernicious manner, not only the overall user experience, but the entire ecosystem as well that made it a success in the first place: Third party apps. It was through my good friend Rachel Happe that I first heard (Of course, on Twitter!)

Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

We run a series of content websites on topics related to technology, media, and the future, among many other activities. Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility. Good understanding of and experience with social media including Twitter. - (Ideally) Understand wireframing and able to work with designers and developers. - (Ideally) Excellent research and highly structured report writing capabilities.

The Rise of Winner-Take-All Urbanism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The result is that a small number of companie s become category kings dominating the rest of their competitors in their particular market, - the Facebooks, Googles, Twitters, Ubers and AirBnbs.

top tools 2017

Harold Jarche

9: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks. Learning Technology

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2013-03-01 Spike activity

Mind Hacks

The New York Times has an amazing video about technology to enhance the perception of motion. Neurobonkers covers a genuine scientific study on what gains Twitter followers.

RightsCon: The Promise and Peril of New Communications Technology

Beth Kanter

This week in San Francisco, technologists and human rights advocates are meeting at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference (or RightsCon )to grapple with the realities of how we better manage the human rights implications of new technologies. Guest post by Sam Gregory.

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Mind Hacks

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Bad Science looks at how we can fool ourselves and others using security and detection technology. There’s a genuinely interesting consideration of Twitter and the psychology of private speech over at The Child in Time blog.

we are the media

Harold Jarche

Short-form social media writing platforms like Twitter push the printed word to its limit and in so doing, reverse it to a new form of orality. Each citizen has to be informed through active engagement in a digitally-mediated society. Complexity PKMastery Technology

“people are for caring”

Harold Jarche

He decided to follow Marco Rogers’ advice to use “Twitter as a way to understand viewpoints that diverge from your own”. Individuals connected through active and engaged social networks can be the force for positive change in our society. Management Technology

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. Modeling Use Continuance Behavior in Micro-blogging Services: The Case of Twitter.

Parallel entrepreneurship goes mainstream

Ross Dawson

While she prefers the terms ‘company builder’ and ‘studio model’, she also points that Twitter co-founder Ev Williams uses the phrase ‘parallel entrepreneurship’ in describing his attraction to the model.

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12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

Now our anonymity is compromised further through extraordinary advances in facial recognition technology. Facebook uses extremely accurate facial recognition technologies while Apple and Google own advanced platforms they are not yet using.

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Separating advertising’s wheat and chaff

Doc Searls

These companies collect information about your activity – like the pages you visit – and use it to show you ads tailored to your interests; this practice is sometimes referred to as behavioral advertising. Advertising used to be simple. You knew what it was, and where it came from.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, the IoE is seen by some active players in the field as a way to trade data for information. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google) where we give away our data. For example, digital economy apps like Uber may be ushering in, “ a new type of conflict between technology and society.

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professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Social Networks : My preferred conversational and sharing network is Twitter. Other sense-making and reflection is done offline, with handwritten notes or text files kept in an active folder. I am also active in communities of practice hosted on Slack and SocialCast.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

Twitter is a go-to. The learning chats I participate in are another way twitter helps. Some are ‘content’, some are social media, some are personal representational tools, but reading and talking with others and representing my own thinking are major learning activities for me. meta-learning technologyIt’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!) Top 100 Tools for Learning poll.

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Etiquette for sharing

Harold Jarche

Twitter is full of links to other websites. For a long time you needed to use URL shorteners to ensure you stayed within Twitter’s 140 character limit. Now Twitter has its own URL shortener – t.co – that converts every link that is shared.

Reframing the news

Doc Searls

Twitter isn’t it. Yes, these days it’s pro forma for news media to post notifications of stories and other editorial on Twitter, but Twitter is a closed and silo’d corporation, not an institutional convention on the order of the front page, the editorial page, the section, the insert. Most of all, Twitter is somebody else’s system. But Twitter does normalize a model that Dave Winer called a river , long before Twitter existed.

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Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. For example, how can your job postings drive potential candidates to your Twitter or Facebook accounts?

Twitter potpourri

Harold Jarche

I’m still figuring out how best to integrate Twitter to my personal knowledge management processes. Composing Twitter messages using only brainwaves #learntrends - The Future? On calculating ROI for human activities (economics, learning, marketing, etc.) nickcharney 17 Things we Used to Do (before Twitter): Andrew McAfee. Tags: Communities Informal Learning Technology

top tools 2016

Harold Jarche

8: Slack : This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities of practice, the essential space between works groups and social networks. Learning Technology

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Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

I saw it in when I worked in commercial broadcasting, and I see it today in the online world with Google, Facebook, Twitter… and Mozilla. Google is nearly worthless when shopping for items that don’t involve technology.

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Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Frequent fliers like myself rely on tools like this one, made possible by a collection of digital technologies working over the Internet. Infrastructures shape complex systems of human activity, including economic, cultural, and political systems.

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes

Nancy White

As promised earlier , here is my reflection of the keynote I did at the Instructional Technology Council’s annual gathering on February 22nd. So inspired by Cliff Atkinson’s book “ The Back Channel ,&# I decided to integrate a Twitter tool into the slides and thus into the body of the talk, consciously breaking in and out of the audience. The content you can view through the artifacts below, so I’ll reflect on the Twitter backchannel experiment.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In engineering, we made huge progress in applying science and technology to develop increasingly complex physical objects and infrastructures, such as railroads, cars, airplanes, chemical plants, refineries, power stations, bridges, skyscrapers, computers, microprocessors, and so on.

Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

While I couldn’t participate in the twitter chat they held, I optimistically weighed in: “learning in 2024 will look like individualized personal mentoring via augmented reality, AI, and the network” However, I thought I would elaborate in line with a series of followup posts leveraging the #lrn2024 hashtag. And I reckon most learners have begun to use technology in their own ways to get answers, whether via the Google, or social networks like FaceBook and LinkedIn.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. This is the same technology that is behind eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks Connection.