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Twitter failings

Doc Searls

The first time I went to Twitter this morning, I got this: Before that, the computer had been asleep all night. When I’ve seen this before, I thought perhaps Twitter in my browser had been hitting the API too hard for updates or something. Neither my computer nor I had been doing anything with Twitter — as far as I know. Its settings say nothing about Twitter. Could it be the Twitter app? problems Technology twitter

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! A philomath is a lover of learning.

Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. That''s because of the question you asked, which focuses on new teachers and technology integration in the classroom.

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Ross Dawson

Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life. The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary.

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.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil.

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Sophisticated participant technologies such as SpotMe with features such as people radar, meeting recommendations, consensus maps etc. Twitter network analysis of events – what’s possible?

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?

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.

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Social technology is creating the effect of “social heads in the sand” by believing popular and influential ” are more important than the meaningful and significant. Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Jobs in the Age of Watson - via @raesmaa [automated & outsourced]. These non-routine cognitive tasks are beyond the scope of computer substitution for the foreseeable future.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative.

Twitter Thanks and Social Media and Public Health

Nancy White

So before I share the slides I want to send a Twitter thankyou/shout out to all the people who provided retweets, links and information. collaboration communication community events online interaction social media technology stewardship triangulation Twitter

The value of Twitter

Harold Jarche

What an anonymous British sheep farmer can teach us about the power of Twitter : “though it took me a while to realize it, I had the tools to connect to thousands of people around the world” – via @mathewi.

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

Over the weekend the number of followers on my Twitter account, @C4LPT, passed 10,000 – so a big thank you to all of you who follow this account! Although in principle, it covers a wide range of technologies, I have tended to specialize in the use of social media for learning.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Well, not really; education on how social software tools work has got very little to do with technology nor the tools themselves, since you can always go through extensive features reviews, or in-depth overviews of capabilities, online videos, Web sites, screencasts, webcasts, etc.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Twitter: * CBA, NAB, and Westpac are very active on Twitter. These are often used to give access to videos on Facebook or Twitter. Financial services Social media Social networks Technology trends Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

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.&#

How @GoodwillIntl is Celebrating Labor Day with Twitter Campaign #150jobs AND Measures Success

Beth Kanter

One of their newest experiments is a Twitter campaign, #150jobs. I interviewed Arlene to learn more about they’re measuring their Twitter campaign and what they’re learning. What is the objective of the Twitter campaign?

@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!)

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-20

Jane Hart

See the emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list after 150 contributions; YouTube is catching up on Twitter! Clayton Wright has created a"Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences. Clayton Wright has created his "Edu technology and edu-related conferences: June-December 2011" Word doc. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet.

Why do you curate? The 3 intents of curation and how they create value

Ross Dawson

I was recently in Rome for 24 hours to run a workshop for the senior technology executives of a global Fortune 50 company. Social media Social networks Twitter

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Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

And it lets us prospect the stories waiting to be told and know how technology can best be used to help people. Future of humanity Social trends Twitter

Who is Behind the Nonprofit Hulk Twitter Account?

Beth Kanter

That’s the tweet that showed up in my Twitter stream last week it caught my attention. Hulk (fill in the blank) Twitter accounts are popping up all over Twitter, the latest Twitter meme. NONPROFIT HULK Twitter must be hanging out or working with communications professionals or foundations, because his or her tagline is: “HULK THEORY OF CHANGE: SMASH. TWITTER JUST ONE TOOL IN HULKS COMMUNICATIONS TOOLBOX. HULK BROKE LADDER OF ENGAGEMENT.

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Keynote slides: Building Success in a Connected World

Ross Dawson

Keynote speaker SME Technology Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Tomorrow morning I give the breakfast keynote at Think Business 2011 , making it my third keynote this week.

Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less, Guest Post by Laura Quinn and Chris Bernard. Flickr Photo by Nielio.

Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

We run a series of content websites on topics related to technology, media, and the future, among many other activities. Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility. Good understanding of and experience with social media including Twitter. - (Ideally) Understand wireframing and able to work with designers and developers. - (Ideally) Excellent research and highly structured report writing capabilities.

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. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

The process of putting into words your views about industry developments, technology, the future, or anything else requires you to structure your thoughts. ” As it turned I wasn’t the last person on the planet to join Twitter, but in my blog post about my arrival on Twitter I reported how I thought Twitter would take away from the limited time I was able to carve out for bloggging, which was my top priority.

Grandma Got Run Over by a Social

Dan Pontefract

social social media social networking technology facebook Google+ humor humour satire twitterGrandma got run over by a social. Facebook & Google+ were the seeds. You can say there’s no such thing as addiction. But as for Zuck and Larry, they believe.

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a simpler approach to content management

Harold Jarche

Focus on removing barriers to knowledge-sharing, like Twitter. While good content management cannot be done without technology, it’s not about the technology. Management Technology

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

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.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-16

Jane Hart

RT @ mhawksey : Just found John McLear's (@johnmclear) Twitter CV / Resume at [link] < very clever <<Yes! #. The Perfect Storm for Classroom Technology Could Arrive in 2012 [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet.@craigtaylor74 craigtaylor74 This one's for you! link] #. The case for online social networking in education [link] via @ josepicardo #.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

It’s a business model that didn’t exist before,” said Stjernfeldt [ senior technology principal at Shell Technology Ventures], gesturing to Woo [general manager of the Internet of Things at Cisco] on his left and a representative of GE Canada on his right. “I’m

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

Google Plus Sucks (And Here’s Why) ~ LockerGnome Social Media & Technology [link] <I’m tending to agree with this #. One Million Registered Twitter Apps [link] via @ twitter #. Twitter is the newest tool for self-published stories, from FastCompany [link] #. RT @ alc47 : Culture and Technology – synergistic in creating Communities of Practice by @ olliegardener [link] #. Following Twitter (an infographic) via @ techcrunch [link] #.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few decades, the firm has been going through dramatic changes , driven by both advances in information technologies and the heightened competitive pressures brought about by globalization.