On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life
JUNE 20, 2011
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.
Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
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.
Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity
JULY 5, 2014
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.
Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die
AUGUST 19, 2012
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.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. We also find these technologies are giving students with special needs a new voice, and to connect with their teachers and classmates. So, we see this huge growth in technology.
Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business
MARCH 4, 2011
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
AUGUST 21, 2011
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.
[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
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.
Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List
MARCH 5, 2014
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.
How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success
SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
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
JANUARY 10, 2012
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!)
we are the media
JULY 26, 2016
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
Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"
JANUARY 14, 2011
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
OCTOBER 4, 2011
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.
New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 25, 2009
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.
RightsCon: The Promise and Peril of New Communications Technology
OCTOBER 26, 2011
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.
Owning our data
JULY 8, 2014
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.
top tools 2016
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
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
2013-03-01 Spike activity
MARCH 3, 2013
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.
Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)
MARCH 5, 2012
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.
Etiquette for sharing
MAY 11, 2012
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.
Parallel entrepreneurship goes mainstream
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
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.
Separating advertising’s wheat and chaff
AUGUST 12, 2015
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.
12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead
DECEMBER 4, 2011
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.
APRIL 27, 2009
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
2011-02-25 Spike activity
FEBRUARY 27, 2011
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.
Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016
APRIL 12, 2016
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.
Reframing the news
JUNE 4, 2014
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.
Getting More Value from Your Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2010
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?
Earth to Mozilla: Come back home
APRIL 12, 2014
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.
top tools for 2015
AUGUST 27, 2015
9 (new): Slack : this message application is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities. 2 (2): Twitter: Next to my blog, Twitter is my best learning tool and allows me to stay connected to a diverse network.
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
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.
Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes
FEBRUARY 24, 2010
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.
Informal Learning Technology
MAY 11, 2009
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.
Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates
MARCH 31, 2009
Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.
Will Content Blocking push Apple into advertising’s wheat business?
AUGUST 29, 2015
According to ad agencies, Apple is actively pitching the new capability as a way to effectively solve the mobile cookie problem. Sources said that effort faltered, and Apple decided to partner with ad tech companies like AdRoll and The Rubicon Project to compete with mobile ad giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter. advertising marketing problems Research Technology VRM ad blocking adtech Apple content blocking iad tracking blocking
The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy
APRIL 14, 2015
Over the past few decades, advances in technology, and the Internet in particular, have helped create an increasingly global marketplace for labor and capital. Late in the 20th century, the digital technology revolution began to radically change the business environment.
For personal data, use value beats sale value
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
Not just whether Google, Facebook or Twitter will do the best job of putting crosshairs on our backs. Once we have that, the level of economic activity that follows will be a lot higher, and a lot more productive, than we’re getting now just by improving the world’s biggest guesswork business. Business Future Ideas Personal Technology VRMShould you manage your personal data just so you can sell it to marketers?
World wide puddle
APRIL 1, 2011
That’s why the extensive brain activity that Small discovered in Web searchers may be more a cause for concern than for celebration. Opening Safari is an actively destructive decision. has become a key aspect of social hierarchy in technologically mediated communities.