RSS Changeover Day Experiences

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Well, I''ve done my duty and saved my Google RSS data, and now I''m looking for a new reader. Digg RSS Reader - [link] This is I think the one with the most promise on Day One. If you want to sign on to Digg, you have to use a Twitter, Facebook or Google account.

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Take us to The Rivers

Doc Searls

Being RSS-fed and in plain formatting, they loaded instantly, and were so Web 1.0+ Not that the Times is actually doing anything other than keeping its RSS feed alive. Last fall, we moved all the editorial in our apps, including the magazine, into a simple RSS feed in a river of news.

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Trending Sources

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

uses automatic tagging * ProsePoint - online newspaper with configurable sections * Managing News - Tracks news through RSS feeds and displays where each event is happening on a map Prose Point Express This site hosts newspapers - looks like Drupal but I would have to confirm. Modules for facebook like and Disqus comments. CMS, templates, classifieds, and cloud hosting, among other features.

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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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

However, lately, I am having a bit of a hate relationship with it witnessing, first hand, how it’s started cannibalising itself removing what once were really helpful and nifty features or splitting itself up in multiple parts (Hangouts, Photos, etc.).

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

With the growth of Facebook Like buttons, there are all sorts of new social signals going on. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 blog “ The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 ,&# an entry in which he spelled out: “12 work-relevant characteristics of online life.

MOOCs and the OPAL Quality Clearinghouse

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A number of MOOCs have used gRSShopper, an application that harvests RSS feeds created by participant platforms, organizes the material, and redistributes it as a daily email newsletter and RSS feed. This is an important feature of MOOCs. Quality is then indicated in different ways specific to those environment s(such as the 'Like' button in Facebook).

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Models of how to select educational technology including customized lists of LMS features, a way of picking among those 305 features of a learning management system that you might want to solve the educational problems at your institution. It''s like the whole Facebook thing.

Learning in the Digital Age: The Reality and the Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We project our thoughts, our ideas, our beliefs, our features onto the chaos. It's like drugs, it's like green, it's like Facebook friends, it's like e?learning. I remember the RSS standards wars of the late `80s, early `90s. RSS was a syndication format and there were too many different flavours of RSS. Then after that we had RSS and Atom, two different standards. Let me tell you story of the great bear.

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Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Subscribe via RSS. Plancast and Facebook Events fall in this category. Facebook pages like this one do a similar job. Related features. The latter feature opens the way to Intent Maps. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo. EMERGENT CITIES. BuilderShips · ImagineNations.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Early online learning featured conferencing and this, of course, would be the interactivity type of online learning. Facebook is the world's largest repository of photographs. What I would do is, I would take data from different websites in a data format called RSS and all you need to know about RSS is it's content computers can read. The actual technology is RSS or other standards similar to RSS. Stephen Downes : Thank you everyone. Buenos Dias.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

MS-Word version -- PDF Version EDUCAUSE has this habit of creating placeholders for its posts and then sending RSS feeds composed solely of those placeholders.

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Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

And of course, the longer any given institution maintains a stable role, the less that role seems like an accident and the more it seems like a robust feature of reality. * * *. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Clay Shirky) so I posted it on my Facebook ,hope you don’t mind. Entries (RSS). and Comments (RSS Clay Shirky. « Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic.

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The New Television: How the iPad Changes Everything

Kevin Wheeler

Adding those features adds complexity and makes it confusing to anyone who is not computer savvy. Send to Facebook To Print or Share Print Digg del.icio.us Facebook Google Bookmarks blogmarks MySpace PDF StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo!

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Eck, 2006) In 1998 I wrote that “educational software of the future will include every feature present in video games today, and more.” But as people drifted back to centralized sites, and as linking to other people became more important, sites that support social networks rose to prominence and people began to spend less time on places like Blogger and LiveJournal and more time on places like MySpace and Facebook.

Doc Searls Weblog · Too much face(book) time

Doc Searls

And that’s why I’m already tired of Facebook. Facebook’s mail, for example, is a substitute. If there’s a way I could get Facebook mail with my IMAP or POP client, I’d rather do that. I would gladly pay not to get advertising on Facebook.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Aldrich, 2005) It is this feature, and not simply the action and the graphics, that motivates learners and draws them in. A child raised on text alone will think and learn differently from a child raised on cartoons or a child raised on Facebook. The last few years have seen the development of social network services online such as Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, and MySpace to name a few) as well as a service for creating social networks, Ning.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms. Ken Allan - Blogger in Middle-earth Ken talks about everything including some that come up for me Writing a Blog , Analytics , Communities of Practice , Photoshop , Pipes , Firefox , RSS.

Using a CMS to Make Your Website Social

Beth Kanter

Allowing visitors to sign in using their Facebook and Twitter accounts can make it easier for them to share your nonprofit’s information with their networks and followers. Note from Beth: Your web site is your home base is the heart and soul of your content strategy.

Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0?

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0? “So this is Facebook meets eHarmony for the enterprise?&# We talked not so much about the Facebook part (everyone in the room agreed that some type of digital social weak-tie-maintaining glue is valuable) as about the eHarmony part. At present most social networking applications – Facebook, Twitter , etc.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

6,890 16 152 Rapid eLearning Tools 4,337 11 35 First Time Visitor Guide 2,345 17 67 LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers 1,988 6 40 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) 1,724 2 11 Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools 1,140 9 43 LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers 1,988 6 40 Facebook as a Learning Platform 754 3 40 Rapid eLearning Tools 4,337 11 35 Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Over the last couple of weeks I participated in a debate on whether OER projects should favour commercial use. The debate, available on the WSIS Community Platform , was quite an interesting debate, but there were numerous complaints from people who wanted to read and comment that the debate platform was inaccessible, that it was not possible to simply read a post and comment without going through a laborious vetting process by UNESCO staff.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. It is more “buttoned-down” than Facebook with a more formal culture of relationships and connections. Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. Facebook combines the personal and the professional.

The Future of the Hotel? Citizen M – Amsterdam

Kevin Wheeler

The lobby also features several meeting areas and areas set up like your own living room with bookshelves, built-in television, and nice lighting for reading. Focus is on young, technically-savvy travelers who need the free ubiquitous wifi, the snacks 24×7, the low prices and the completely personalized features. Send to Facebook To Print or Share Print Digg del.icio.us Facebook Google Bookmarks blogmarks MySpace PDF StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo!

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. RSS never blocks you or goes down: why social networks need to be decentralized - OReilly Radar , September 14, 2009. on Facebook - ReadWriteWeb , September 16, 2009. How Facebook Copes with 300 Million Users - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , September 21, 2009. The Disadvantage of Twitter and Facebook , September 8, 2009.

Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

So you can see that Virtual Community , Tags , RSS , Facebook , Twitter and other such terms all relate heavily to the concept of social media. As a long-time blogger, I’m intrigued by a few of the specific features offered to participating bloggers.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What are “make it or break it&# features we should ask for, which would guarantee that a useful community collaboration platform can be built on MS Sharepoint? A feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) The wysiwyg feature, makes it easier for non-geeks to use.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What are “make it or break it&# features we should ask for, which would guarantee that a useful community collaboration platform can be built on MS Sharepoint? A feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) The wysiwyg feature, makes it easier for non-geeks to use.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What are “make it or break it&# features we should ask for, which would guarantee that a useful community collaboration platform can be built on MS Sharepoint? A feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) The wysiwyg feature, makes it easier for non-geeks to use.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What are “make it or break it&# features we should ask for, which would guarantee that a useful community collaboration platform can be built on MS Sharepoint? A feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) The wysiwyg feature, makes it easier for non-geeks to use.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Managing your RSS Feeds - If you are considering subscribing to this blog, you might want to read this. Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years.

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS I Know It When I See It January 27 2009 Comments to this post More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done.

Social Media and Me

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Basically, it was a prototype social network, with friends and recommendations and many of the features we see today. And since taking that position in November, 2001, I have expanded my personal social network in two ways: first, by an ever increasing list of subscribers to my newsletters and RSS feeds, and second, by an ever increasing list of feeds in my RSS aggregator, the people I read on a regular basis. I was asked : * How did you get started with social media?

Not the Edublog Award Winners

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Best educational use of a social networking service : OU Course Profiles on Facebook What makes this different from the typical use of a social networking service is that it is substantiall about using a social network service to support learning, rather than simply using it to connect the same old group of people together. What I mean by this is that it is intended for students and that it inserts a useful educational service into the social network application (in this case Facebook).

The Advantages of a Talent Community

Kevin Wheeler

There are three distinctive features of corporate talent communities that make them more valuable than databases. Send to Facebook To Print or Share Print Digg del.icio.us Facebook Google Bookmarks blogmarks MySpace PDF StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo!

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Dan Pontefract, in his most excellent post The Standalone LMS is Dead makes the following argument: “Set up your ‘Facebook for the organization’ by embedding an LMS (or LMS like features) into your enterprise-wide collaboration platform. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Second, it is easy to reduce technology selection to a set of features and pick the platform that seems to have all the features we need. Start simple and activate JUST the features you need to support the learning activities you identified.