Press release: Business+MOOCs

Jay Cross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. _. Tell your friends. Tell the boss. Tell your resident futurist. Tell your colleagues. Pass the word. Invite the world. IMPORTANT, FREE ONLINE MEETING ON MEGA-CLASSES & BUSINESS. Thursday, February 27 at 9:30 am Pacific time. Topic: Business+MOOCs.

Press Release Spam (an interlude)

Mind Hacks

One of the reasons I get so much PR spam is because people like Vocus PR are selling my email address, to publishers and University Press offices, who then send me email about things I’m not interested in. Sorry to interrupt your normal psych/neuro programming, but this is just a short note to say that I have retired the tom@mindhacks.com email address. If you wish to contact me or Vaughan, please tweet us (details in rightbar).

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How not to do a press release

George Siemens

From the press release, it really looks like Elluminate has been purchased (I’m less interested in what it looks like for Wimba – I haven’t used their products for years I just received an email saying that Blackboard, Wimba, and Elluminate were forming some type of union. The message is practically useless – did BB buy Elluminate? Did they just decide to work on integration?

Standing up for trivia

Euen Semple

How can I trust you if all you do is 140 character press releases? It is so easy to sneer. Easy to sneer at newbies. Easy to sneer at other people''s "rubbish". Easy to sneer at what other people do with social media. I try not to. One person''s trivia is someone else''s context.

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

A recent press release about Bersin by Deloitte’s new industry study, The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S.

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How PR is as bad is it ever was

Doc Searls

TOWARD A WORLD BEYOND PRESS RELEASES & BOGUS NEWS. For proof, check your trash for a computer industry press release. Every press release is crafted as a news story, complete with headline, dateline, quotes and so forth. Yet most editors would rather insert a spider in their nose than a press release in their publication. Second, press releases are not conceived as stories, but rather as “messages.”

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.

Failure School: Metacognitive Reframing Boosts Working Memory

Eide Neurolearning

Improve Memory By Metacognitive Reframing Reducing Academic Pressure Helps Students Succeed Press Release Working Memory Graphic Eide Neurolearning Blog. What's a quick way to boost a student's working memory? Tell them that learning is difficult and failure is common.

MOOCs: Scaling Corporate Learning

George Siemens

I catch press releases and partnership announcements, but the conversation is too fragmented to provide a sense of lessons being learned and various implementation model. While MOOCs have gained the interest and attention of higher education, they have failed to make much of an impact on corporate learning. That is starting to change. Over the past year, organizations such as Google, GE, Cisco, McAfee, Bank of America, AXA, and AT&T have started to experiment with MOOCs.

Open Learning Analytics

George Siemens

See here for press release and project scope. The future of systems such as business, government, and education will be data centric. Historically, humanity has made sense of the world through discourse, dialogue, artifacts, myth, story, and metaphor. While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. After all, how can you analyze the softer aspects of learning?

British Psy Ops in Afghanistan

Mind Hacks

And now they’re press-releasing an award given to them by their own organisation and talking to reporters. Link to Ministry of Defence press release.

Latest data: Retailers shift to social media and online

Ross Dawson

In addition to the interesting presentation by CEO Zach Nelson on the state of NetSuite, we have been given no less than 7 press releases, so a big news day for the company. I am at a media briefiing by cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite at the very nice Quay restaurant in Sydney. One of these was the key findings from Frost & Sullivan of Australian retailers, conducted in October 2011.

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What’s popular vs. What’s used

Doc Searls

According to this ComScore press release , Google had a 46.3% In terms of sales, Android is tops in smarphones. market share of U.S. smartphone platform sales (with Android) in October, up 4.4% from July. At 28.1%, Apple’s iOS share was up 1%.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The objective of the Partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society,” said the announcement press release.

How Nonprofit CEOs Use Social Media (Enthusiastically) for Personal and Organizational Leadership

Beth Kanter

” By using twitter, the ACLU-NJ’s is not just sharing what ate for breakfast, Udi provides quotes on his organization’s most important cases and issues to reporters, in addition to their traditional press release or emailed statement.

What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended the IBM Blockchain Summit 2017 in New York. The Summit included a number of talks and panels, and - most important, - presentations of concrete blockchain use cases IBM has been working on in a number of areas, including finance, supply chains and healthcare.

The blossoms are beautiful on their own

Mind Hacks

But quit with the ‘may lead to a cure for epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia’ thing you always put in your press releases. So, neuroscience press release writers of the world – no need to promise me the world. Listen.

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Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in a press release and conference call and blog on June 12, 2014 that the company will allow its technology patents for use by anyone in good faith, in a bid to entice automobile manufacturers to speed up development of electric cars.

The future of banking: biometrics take over cash, payments in fluid economy, personal digital agents

Ross Dawson

For now here are some excerpts from ANZ’s press release on some of the very interesting statistics from a survey performed by ANZ for the launch, together with some of my comments. Seventy-nine per cent of Australians said they would be comfortable with fingerprint technology one day replacing their banking PIN and more than one third of Australians would prefer to live in a cashless world according to a new survey released today.1.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

Main | Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project » March 25, 2008 "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet) ( ZDNet Story , Media Metrics Press Release w/ more readable numbers) Check out those numbers.

The Godfather: Gardner Campbell

George Siemens

Gardner Campbell looms large in educational technology. People who have met him in person know what I mean. He is brilliant. Compassionate. Passionate. And a rare visionary. He gives more than he takes in interactions with people.

Instructure: we know. we learn.

George Siemens

And even as I’m typing this looking for a link to a press release, their site is down. I’ve been using Instructure for several weeks for a course that I’m teaching with Tecnológico de Monterrey on networked and connected learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase

Mark Oehlert

Main | Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform » September 06, 2007 Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase (via web2journal ) Backbase is releasing an AJAX SDK for developing Rick Internet Applications for the iPhone.

Post-Truth and Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reposting press releases - when I ran the Moncton Free Press I would see the exact same content coming from the local newspaper site and Canada NewsWire. There's nothing inherently wrong with a press release, but the newspaper was attributing it to 'STAFF' and passing it off as news, which is blatantly dishonest. Yes, by all means, do something about the fake news that is propagating through Facebook and Twitter.

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Let’s use the ‘No Track’ button we already have

Doc Searls

The long White House press release headline reads, We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Unveils Blueprint for a “Privacy Bill of Rights” to Protect Consumers Online. ( Cross-posted from the ProjectVRM blog.).

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

He was a true ‘guide on the side’ not a ‘parental drone with a megaphone’ Which brings me back to my decision to release an email to 1800 LinkedIn contacts informing them of the availability of Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization.

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

The article goes on: “Being engaged in social media gives you a right of response… competing by press release is singularly ineffective,” says Dawson.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the Australasian Talent Conference that will run in Sydney May 24-26 (where I’m speaking), they’ve been drumming up interest with a press release. As a consequence, I’ve been doing some interviews, some live, some via email. For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&#

So long, and thanks to the bird

Doc Searls

The Boston Phoenix ‘ WFNX has been sold to Clear Channel , which — says the press release — will expand its “footprint” in Boston. Independent commercial alternative rock radio in Boston is heading to the grave.

Bad riot neuroscience: cite the power

Mind Hacks

We wrote up our study for publication in a scientific journal and, as standard, we were encouraged by our university to issue a press release.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right? That felt like forever (like I have any idea about how hard this is to implement).

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two press announcements released in mid-December are serious milestones in its evolution. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

3 salvoes in the reproducibility crisis

Mind Hacks

A team of Harvard A-listers, including Timothy Wilson and Daniel Gilbert, have released press release announcing a commentary on the “ Reproducibility Project: Psychology ”. I’d link to the press release, but it looks like between me learning of it yesterday and coming to write about it today this material has been pulled from the internet. The reproducibility crisis in Psychology rumbles on.

hNews vs. rNews?

Doc Searls

It’s been almost two years since the Associated Press issued a press release that began this way: 07/23/2009. AP Press Release. Associated Press to build news registry to protect content. NEW YORK – The Associated Press Board of Directors today directed The Associated Press to create a news registry that will tag and track all AP content online to assure compliance with terms of use.

The football cure / addiction

Mind Hacks

Clearly true because he says so in a priceless TV interview and the university backed it up in a hard hitting press release. A psychologist from the University of Alabama says American football can absolutely heal the trauma that the deadly April tornados left behind but be careful because there is a risk you could suffer from football addiction. Media science – saving YOU from deadly sports addictions. Nonsense

Techmeme: The power of the headline

Ross Dawson

Got a press release or non-exclusive briefing? I first wrote about Techmeme over 5 years ago. Today Techmeme remains the reference point for what’s hot in technology news. Bloggers and publishers strive to appear on its pages, not just because of the traffic it drives, but also because the people who visit Techmeme are among the most influential in the business.

Announcement of Crowdsourcing Week: Singapore April 2013

Ross Dawson

Details are at the Crowdsourcing Week website and part of the press release is below. Crowdsourcing is moving to the center not just of discussion, but of business and society. That is becoming increasingly evident through the events being run as well as in what companies are doing.

The Times & Transcript Comes Out Swinging

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One can only speculate whether the column is in response to the Moncton Free Press or has some other media in mind, but it still bears refuting. I've probably had more training in journalism than most of them: five years at a student newsletter, a dozen years running an online news site, and the last year with Moncton Free Press. We still have a ways to go with the Moncton Free Press - we need more coverage, and better coverage.

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Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Beth Kanter

In my crowdfunding campaign at SXSW, we were able to get the campaign into CNN, WSJ, NYTimes, and dozens of other press and media outlets. Now, if you do decide to go the publicity route, here are the three steps to getting press. Flickr Photo by Lendingmemo.

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Pioneers in Justice: Building Networks and Movements for Social Justice

Beth Kanter

After just two years, the nonprofit had used Pioneer funding to update all of their technology infrastructure and shift from using faxes to send out press releases, to using much more current forms of communication. Click to View Full Infographic.