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

Luis Suarez

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. I still love Twitter, as I wrote just recently. Why do we follow people on Twitter in the first place?

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Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? What is your practice of managing your technology configuration from a particular practices perspective, such as network weaving?

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First of all, there is technological access, ranging from power to Internet access, to mobile delivery. Learning and Performance Support System The technology and support that completes the provision of delivery of open online courses, that is to say, what I am describing in the sense to the community model, can be described within a rubric of a program that, we in NRC, are undertaking what is called a learning and performance support system. source technology.

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, invest two and a half minutes of your time here: If that’s not enough, here’s Twitter founder Jack Dorsey explaining how people and organizations are using Twitter. A month ago Marcia Conner asked me, “What’s it going to take to get you onto Twitter?&# “It’s the most productive learning technology I’ve ever used.&#

@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!)

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. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc.

XPLANE joins Dachis Group

Dave Gray

Effective this morning, XPLANE is joining the Dachis Group , the world’s leading social business consultancy, as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Initially, the only change employees and customers will notice is the Dachis Group logo on our home page. technologies and practices.

Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Dean Starkman has written a lengthy piece in the Columbia Journalism Review, assessing the writings of a group of us he calls the “Future of News” movement. Despite these challenges to newspapers, Starkman believes that we can and must “…find ways to preserve and transfer their most important attributes to a digital era, even as we push them to adapt to new financial, technological, and cultural realities.” Clay Shirky.

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.

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. May experienced “Twitter as a way to understand viewpoints that diverge from your own”. Complexity PKMastery Technology

The Power of 2: Marcia Conner & Altimeter Group

Dan Pontefract

Marcia Conner has now teamed up with the Altimeter Group. Marcia (twitter @marciamarcia ) is someone I have looked up to for many years. Which brings me to the Altimeter Group. More info via Altimeter Group here. altimeter group marcia conner

The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related.

Bob Sutton

Brightsight Group. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. I recently had a rather painful meeting with a group of friends that I all admire.    Sometimes this is a good thing, especially when we join a group composed of noble and skilled human-beings.  Or, is the push/pull between the two groups inevitable, and possibly useful? Bob Sutton.

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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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Twitter Learning

Tony Karrer

Saw a tweet this morning from @willrich45 ( Will Richardson ): Reading: " Why Most Twitter Users Give Up " Interesting how edTwitterers use it for learning, unlike most, it seems. This is a big meme right now based on a Nielsen study that resulted in the blog post: Twitter Quitters Post Roadblock to Long-Term Growth. I enrolled about a year ago ( Twitter Status ) and I've personally struggled a bit with the purpose, value, etc. eLearning Technology.

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Twitter: I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter. Facebook: there’s another group that I use like the Skype channel, and of course just what comes in from friends postings is a great source of lateral input. LinkedIn: I share thoughts there and track a few of the groups (not as thoroughly as I wish, of course). meta-learning technology

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-09

Jane Hart

Five Best Apps to Send Group Text Messages on the Cheap [link] #. 42 Fresh Facts About Twitter & Facebook… | Bit Rebels [link] via @ bitrebels #. dpontefract: Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies? Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterChallenging the status quo from @ hjarche [link] #. Social Media Interaction Pattern Library – how people interact with social media [link] #.

Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017

Clark Quinn

Twitter is one of several ways I keep track of what people are thinking about and looking at. I have a group for the Revolution , which largely is me posting things but I do try to stir up conversations. Slack is another tool I use with some groups to stay in touch. meta-learning technologyJane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year.

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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. Learning Technology

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

Twitter is a go-to. The learning chats I participate in are another way twitter helps. LinkedIn is a way to stay in touch with people, and in particular the L&D Revolution group is where I want to keep the dialog alive about the opportunity. 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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After Bitly’s fail

Doc Searls

My Twitter handle is there, with my face. Does the blue “x” close the whole thing or just my twitter handle? Why would I want a shortlink if not to share it on something that requires it, like Twitter? Checked with Twitter.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

Groups created – 361. Easily comment, like, add a photo or video, discussion, task, whatever … it’s Twitter on steroids or perhaps more like Google+ but in a more accessible way ( see pic ). Groups.

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?

The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are inexpensive and ubiquitous, startups have access to all kind of cloud-based business services, and customers can now be easily reached and supported over mobile devices. The study is focused on VC-backed US companies in the technology space founded since 2000.

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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Technology Stewardship and Unexpected Uses

Nancy White

The post had a quote that resonated with my experience as a technology steward to various communities. Presentation Zen: TED talk: Twitter & the power of the unexpected. You never know how users will end up using your technology.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

conference on Twitter via its hashtag #e2conf , I noticed a strange phenomenon: most tweets werent about Enterprise 2.0, Yes, but I still think most definitions of, and certainly approaches to, social business (including Dachis') still actually focus on the technology piece. 'What

Are we addicted to the notification of notifications?

Dan Pontefract

Even worse, that research was before Twitter, Google+ and Facebook … and for the most part, the launch of Enterprise 2.0 Both of these groups might seem somewhat internet addiction/overload apocalyptic, but I think they might actually be onto something. Picture this for a minute.

The future of education. 100 years ago | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Follow Dan on Twitter. Technology (7). 100 years ago The intrepid Maria Popova — BTW, if you’re not subscribing to her newsletter or following her on Twitter , you should — points to a really interesting item in How to Be a Retronaut. Dan Pink. Contact.

Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter. have a chat stream happening and there's one going on via twitter. Presentation Mastery: Twitter as a Presentation Resource There are lots of good suggestions in these, but they don't really address the issue of how to present when the audience may be splitting their chat between the webinar tool and twitter. Twitter Chat Annoying? eLearning Technology.

Abate and switch

Doc Searls

If you’ve already read your 10 free articles, you can still read our content through links from Facebook, Twitter, search engines and blogs. Business history Ideas Journalism Links Live Web News Past Social Technology VRM

Time for digital emancipation

Doc Searls

For that we need are first person technologies : ways to engage as equals on the open Net, including the feudal Web. I’m involved with two of those partners: The Searls Group (my own consultancy, for which Respect Network is a client) and Customer Commons (in which I am a board member).

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.

The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

top tools for 2015

Harold Jarche

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.

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CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Ross Dawson

Which countries have the most Twitter users per capita? Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not? For any student of potential disruptive technological advances, life extension inevitably looms as one that could completely change the condition of humanity.

World wide puddle

Doc Searls

You can pull someone aside—away from the party, onto the fire escape—and confess to a foible or you can stay inside with the group and make a joke about something everyone’s read online. has become a key aspect of social hierarchy in technologically mediated communities.

How Many Pilots Does a 737 Need? Evidence-Based Management.

Bob Sutton

Brightsight Group. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures. I have been reading a lot about group and organizational size lately because it is a key issue for understanding the "scaling problem" that Huggy Rao and I are currently tackling.  P.S. Check out Hackman's awesome recent post at HBR on group effectiveness. Bob Sutton.