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Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments

Doc Searls

Over on the ProjectVRM blog I make a long-form case for why Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars in cash and stock is a Good Thing. Each will have its own open source operating systems (e.g. Stop right now and read Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp , a post by Sequoia Capital , WhatsApp’s main VC. ” Then look at what Fred Wilson says about online advertising as a source of pollution. (He

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1. maybe we should just let the students choose to interact and network with each other, by themselves, in Facebook and 2.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

» November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us? Google and Facebook get to play the VHS/Betamax war over social networking APIs and netvibes just stands in the middle making stuff that will work with all of them.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 iotum : "FREE Conference Calls is the perfect conference call service for Facebook users to organize a business conference call, or hold a family call.

What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

The time was April 2016, and the place was Facebook’s F8 conference. In Market intelligence that flows both ways , I describe one such approach, based on open source code, that doesn’t require locating your soul inside a giant personal data extraction business.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites. The awesome open source project?

New Clues

David Weinberger

The clues are designed as an open source publishing project: The text is in the public domain, and we’re making the clues available at Github in various computer-friendly formats, including JSON, OPML and XML. The New Clues group page on Facebook. The project with Doc that I mentioned is a new set of clues , following on The Cluetrain Manifesto from 16 years ago.

Open as in commons, not garden

Harold Jarche

I have been a proponent of the open web and open source software for the past decade and more. I deleted my Facebook account over a year ago, having no more time for this enormous walled garden, and I deleted my LinkedIn account and started to rebuild it last year.

Cluetrain Rides Again

Doc Searls

You can do that here, on a Facebook page we set up for it, on Twitter ( @Cluetrain is there), on your own blog, or wherever you please. It’s open source, set free in the public domain.* New Clues is up. Go there and read it. You can respond to it in a number of ways. One is to talk about it. Another is to raid it for building material. Read about all that and more on the About page.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

I left Facebook many years ago. Blogging Tool : This blog is built on WordPress open source software, designed and hosted by Tantramar Interactive. Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc.

owning your data

Harold Jarche

WordPress is open source (OS). Open source software is released under a variety of licenses such as the GPL. With open source, the rub is that the community has to stay involved to make the software better.

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The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning

George Siemens

It is a central blog/wiki/twitter/flickr/craigslist/you-name-it do-it-all social network that is a) open source and b) not facebook. When I survey the landscape of educational tools, I come to the following conclusion: Elgg is the most important tool, currently available, in shaping the future of learning. Disclaimer: I was on an advisory board for Elgg when it first started, though the board never really did much, but I mention it now so it looks like I might be cool).

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platform capitalism and the post-job economy

Harold Jarche

The emerging economy of platform capitalism includes companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple. Consider open source software versus software as a service. open source workers.

Nonprofits Are Adding Bots to their Social Media Teams

Beth Kanter

Direct Relief , a humanitarian aid organization, and its Direct Relief and its bot builder, Mind Heros , have open-sourced their model. Direct Relief , a humanitarian aid organization, turned to Facebook messenger bot when the organization’s 1.5

Global distributed organizations can attract the most talented in the world

Ross Dawson

Forbes has a nice story about the history of WordPress and the role the open-source software plays in the for-profit business Automattic. As a legacy of its open-source roots its 120 employees are spread across 26 countries and six continents. A distributed workforce means Automattic can hire talent from around the world–without having to offer the perks and pay of Google, Facebook and Apple.

The Great Trivializer

Doc Searls

A classic in literature, I learned on this Radio Open Source podcast , is a work that “can only be re-read.” So now the world of thoughts and ideas, which preponderate on social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, are vast floods of everything from everybody. Last night I watched The Great Hack a second time. It’s a great documentary, maybe even a classic. (A

Learning Tools Directory 2011

Jane Hart

In terms of pricing, others have changed their pricing models, with some now only providing a “lite&# version for free with pricing plans for more functionality, whereas others are offering free, open source versions – notably a couple of the LMS vendors.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

The gates were opened and everyone was a content creator and everything was subject to user creation. Eventually we were blessed with the ugly stepchildren of this movement (Twitter, Facebook) that enabled flow of creative artifacts but in themselves where not primarily generative technologies. If I lecture on the development of open learning and open source technologies, I’m presenting my voice, my priorities, my values.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. It is also simple to export from WordPress.com SaaS to your own open source hosted version, which is why I strongly advise clients to use WordPress for blogging.

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Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We know less about the sources of value in the economy than we did 25 years ago,” wrote economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders in MIT’s Sloan Review: . “We More people than ever are using Wikipedia, Facebook, Craigslist, Pandora, Hulu and Google.

[liveblog] Kyle Drake: Making the Web Fun again

David Weinberger

Everyone’s profiles at Facebook has the same categories available.”It It’s open source, too. Kyle Drake , CEO of Neocities , is talking at the Web 1.0 conference. His topic is how to “bring back the spirit of geocities for the modern web.” ” The talk is on his “derpy” Web site. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge

Mark Oehlert

The last session that Peter Smith and I were in, Halo vs. Facebook , was just awful. This is a riff on opening up new markets. Brenda Brathwaite: An Interspecies Facebook ARG seriously funny photoshop ideas.what about the wii? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dead Alewives: Dungeons and Dragons | Main | Back from GDC (and a free virtual world event) » February 21, 2008 GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge OK.so

Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

However, open source initiatives like Moodle offer reasonable alternatives. Take a step back to 2001/02: pre-YouTube, pre-Facebook pre-Twitter. Sure, there are open source initiatives, but every conference where I have presented using a tool other than Elluminate or Connect has had technical problems. The open source market for synchronous tools is not well developed.

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Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%. One big upside for IAB Europe is that its Framework contains open source code and an SDK. Facebook, on the other hand, does stake its life on tracking people. (I

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.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. Modules for facebook like and Disqus comments. Open Source Props Open source software available from Sourceforge ; PHP and MySQL; not updated since 2008.

Where’s your data?

Harold Jarche

Here’s mine: Blog: hosted on an independent server, with tape backup, using open source software ( WordPress ). Facebook: no backup, but nothing worth losing, IMO.

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Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article argues that born digital Internet companies, - e.g., Amazon, Google, Facebook, - are setting the standards in the quest to understand and optimize the customer experience , challenging traditional companies to keep up.

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How do you measure the value of the explosive amount of free goods available over the Internet, including Wikipedia articles, Facebook social interactions, Linux open source software and You Tube videos?

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Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on Open vs Closed Systems

Ross Dawson

Continuing our series of conversations between friend and fellow futurist Gerd Leonhard and myself, here are some discursive thoughts on open versus closed systems. Open systems are faster, more viral, have more innovation, and are more fun to work in.

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The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How do you measure the value of the explosive amounts of free goods available over the Internet, including Wikipedia articles, Facebook social interactions, Linux open source software and You Tube videos?

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. The most popular social networking site, now with over 1 billion users – everyone knows Facebook!

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[berkman] Dries Buytaert

David Weinberger

Drupal was (and is) Open Source, a concept that most people didn’t understand. There’s research that shows that many people think that Facebook is the Internet. “How can we save the open Web?,” What do we mean by the open or closed Web? ” E.g., After Dries moved from Belgium to the US, Facebook and etc. The open web is characterized by: Creative freedom — you could create any site you wanted and style it anyway you pleased.

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “An open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Discussion of Microsoft vis-a-vis Facebook, whether people use Sharepoint, its relation to open source, etc.) Docs.com for Facebook - we wanted to explore 'what happens when work software moves out into other areas'. We worked with Facebook, they gave us access to their APIs. It was interesting to see how people in Facebook use docs. Obama's open government initiative memo - order to make government more transparent, participatory and collaborative.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

How Facebook and Twitter Are Replacing Blogging - Forbes.com: News , November 4, 2010. Facebook Testing New ‘Mention’ Feature On News Feeds - Forbes.com: News , November 8, 2010. Open Source eLearning Tools - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2010. A Graphic Guide to Facebook Portraits - Fast Company , October 5, 2010. Facebook & privacy – research shows approaches that might help young people - edublogs , September 22, 2010.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Facebook makes this very easy. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change.

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Why Copyright?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reasons: Advocacy - people organizing themselves online - facebook groups - twitter campaigns, etc - examples Government 2.0 - 2001 copyright consutation - 600 responses was huge - today - British - "Ask the PM" - other forms of interacting with public - government blogs, government Facebook accounts Our Digital Future - Iron Sky - amateur production - alternativ funding - Flickr and other content uploading - Facebook - Culture - eg.

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The GovLab

Steven Berlin Johnson

Noveck herself went on to oversee the Open Government Initiative in the first years of the Obama Administration. And its implementation was not just a case of social media me-tooism -- “let’s put the patent office on Facebook!” -- but a carefully crafted program focused on genuine results.

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Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

Meaning that’s generally how long any new world-changing development effort spends in the quiet shadows before it breaks out into the open and starts taking off. (If I’ve also seen VRM from the start as fundamentally an open source effort, not a commercial one.

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