What blogging was

David Weinberger

At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. They asked me to begin with some reflections on what blogging once was, because I am old. I understand that I’m reporting on how blogging looked to someone in a highly privileged position. My blog was me.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

In one of my earlier blog posts from last week, I got asked the following question: “ So, what we all want to know is what have you been doing and what/where can we find you in the future? ” That’s the reason why I came back to blogging after this year’s long hiatus.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. The hashtag is a way of creating self-organizing networks.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

Blogs. You can easily scan all blog posts at the company, their level of engagement, etc. ( Profile RSS. collaboration micro-blogging mobile networking organization social networking technology Jam sap SAP Jam social

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is a Blog? A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read. Though blogs are typically thought of as personal journals, there is no limit to what may be covered in a blog. While the earliest blogs were created by hand, blogging becam widely popular with the advent of blog authoring tools.

Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

How about for blogs? Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSSAs background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos.

Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Subscribe via RSS. « Back to blog. Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. social networks. It sits well with what I was envisioning in my Shared intent and Purpose for action [link] and Living WE: [link] blogs.

A New Book, A New Look for Beth’s Blog!

Beth Kanter

The New Beth's Blog. The Old Beth's Blog. My blog was way over do for a fresh and new look! I moved from my old typepad blog to a word press blog that was designed to match the cover colors of my book, The Networked Nonprofit , co-authored with Alison Fine.

Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)

Tony Karrer

My article in Training + Development Magazine was just published - Learning and Networking with a Blog. So here are two associated pieces of content that are the article's "deleted scenes": Getting Started with Blogging Probably the first step in blogging is learning about blogging for yourself before you try to use it for your organization. ” You can find a somewhat tongue-in-cheek summary - Top Ten Reasons to Blog and Not to Blog.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

In other words, rather than extending a physical hand and chiming “hello” to your neighbour, we’ll take nimby-ism to greater heights obfuscating physical relationship building in favour of and solely with those found in social networks and the like.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

So it was common for Google’s indexes of blogs to be a day or more old. Technorati , IceRocket , PubSub and other live RSS-fed search engines came along to address that issue, as did Google Blogsearch as well. But they mostly covered blogs and sites with RSS feeds.

World wide puddle

Doc Searls

I blog about real life; I talk about the internet. We want to be interrupted, because each interruption—email, tweet, instant message, RSS headline—brings us a valuable piece of information. Social media, social networking — all of it — is just practice.

Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

David Gurteen

You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. Knowledge Cafe 4 - Intelligent Machines and Network Analysis. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved.

Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

I can’t learn and improve without the things I learn from my network and beyond. This requires some sort of “line of sight&# to that network. With that, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Community & Networks Connection. The Collaboration Blog.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

Catch up strategies in online courses | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Design “phase changes&# (as Bron calls them in her blog post) that are also reentry points, rather than “left behind&# points. (I I should write a whole blog post on this one alone.) Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle?

Social Network Portability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to the social-network-portability list, August 21, 2007. First, social network portability Not coincidentally the name of this list. Not an aggregation of all social networks in the world or anything like that. Think of a person's personal social network on, say, Facebook. Other social networks will roll this their own way. Since OpenIDs are URLs, it could be as simple as an RSS feed or an OPML.

Multiple Social Networks

Tony Karrer

Luis Suarez and Dennis McDonald have posted about the issues with the large number of social networking sites: Your Single Social Network - ClaimID and Identity 2.0 Is There Such a Thing as "Social Networking Fatigue"? In these posts they discuss the fact that with as many social networking sites (and I would add other kinds of Web 2.0

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). You will also find that different people are active in these different networks.

Graham's Learning Network

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In response to Graham Wegner's request for feedback from his learning network: What I have found over the years is that online writing, including blogging, can't be something special you set aside time to to, but instead, must be something you do as part of your everyday activities. What that means, in practical terms, is that whenever I am reading - and I do the bulk of my reading online - I have a blog window open, ready for a quick comment of summary.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

The magic between communities and networks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 30 2008 The magic between communities and networks Published by Nancy White at 8:25 am under communities of practice , networks Every time I re immerse myself in thinking about the space between communities and networks, my mind races. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle?

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

A network economy can retrieve artisans and guilds, distributing power to those who do the work, and reconnecting thinkers and doers. Corporations, as we know them, are obsolete for a network economy. Networks are not markets.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ). I have always viewed RSS as the prototypical social media technology. RSS is to this day the technology I use to keep in touch with the network (I just channel Twitter, Facebook and other feeds through my RSS reader) and one of the major ways I keep in contact with others. As I mentioned, I use RSS most of all.

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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.

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nigelpaine.com - Blog - When NOT to Use Social Networking

Nigel Paine

Blog RSS. When NOT to Use Social Networking. The Read/Write Web has posted a useful little article listing five very good reasons NOT to go in for social networking. But it does go on to spend more time encouraging you to experiment with social networking and points out that only 2% of companies use Twitter as a marketing tool. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. nigelpaine.com. Leadership. Learning. Technology.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

They have the same job but instead of paintings, deal with digital artifacts such as: blog posts and Tweets. Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.”

Sitting with fire – a blog as community and reflection | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Of course, blogs can be many things, including reflective community voices. Check out the blog of the Tassajara Zen Center in California, facing many dangerous fires in their area on the Central California coast. What can we learn from this blog about community?

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. This was supported using a technology called Rich Site Summary (RSS), co-developed by Netscape and Dave Winer. RSS went through several early versions: RSS 0.91, which was the first production version, RSS 1.0, which used a web technology called Resource Description Framework (RDF), and RSS 2.0,

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. I want to do a blog post. Dana Boyd wrote a brilliant paper on MySpace, Identity Production in a Networked Culture 3 , about the way people use MySpace. Groups require coherence, networks require autonomy and so on.

Buzzword: Micro-learning


Catching up on what my Twitter network are sharing, whilst waiting for a train. Picking up a couple of recent blog posts or videos from my RSS reader whilst eating lunch. RSS is a great example of this.

Daniel on MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I previously posted an item on Sir John Daniel's discussion of MOOCs, but I have added more extensive comments on Tony Bate's review - I rather suspect it is much more likely to be read by him there than on any site of mine. Here is thus the comment I posted: > I will be interested though (as will the author) in your responses to the paper.

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2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Happy Christmas!   Here are 5 key themes in my reflective blogging this year. I also mentioned that this would mean not only a new toolset, but also a new mindset and new skillset for both learning professionals and employees – something that I picked up on in a later blog posting in April.   I called on my Twitter network to help me answer the points made in the email. 

Blog comments that make you say “wow!” | BlogHer | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

People ask me if comments in blogs are important. There are also terrific blogs that either have comments turned off, or create an experience where we don’t feel compelled to comment. Trackback URI | Comments RSS Leave a Reply New to Full Circle?

Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Darren said it was ok to repost these on my blog, so I’ll be including one about once a week for the next 10 weeks. Here is number one, which ran on Darren’s blog in August. If not, maybe there is another form we should be looking at, such as a network.

Top Ten eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked for a list of the top ten blogs that relate to corporate eLearning by someone who wanted to get a sense of content quality and value of reading blogs. I debated for a while, because I have quite a few blogs that I subscribe to and my personal style is to quickly scan a lot of blogs, selectively reading posts that I think are going to be interesting, comment on some, and post my thoughts about others. There you can find a lot of great blogs.

Product selection with your network | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is time again to buy a new set, but instead of buying the cheapest set at the local office store, I decided to get the recommendations of my network – since many are also frequent users of this product.

Reframing the news

Doc Searls

What made it blogging was its format: latest stuff on top and a “permalink” to every post. Alas, Twitter posts tend to be snow on the water, flowing to near-oblivion and lacking syndication through RSS —though there are hacks.). Dave created RSS — Really Simple Syndication — as we know it today , and got The New York Times and other publications (including many papers and nearly all Web publishers) to adopt it as well. For RSS it’s syndication.

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Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Beth Kanter

This blog post is a roundup of the face-to-face we had last week in Houston to share some of the amazing lessons learned and some reflections. When you are building ties between nodes in a network or connections between peers, you need to build in networking time.