Tag: social networking

  • A few thoughts on getting started in e-learning … back when

    I’ve embedded a small 6 and a half minute sound file below.  I produced it quite quickly about around a year ago in response to a request from Sue Waters, a Higher Ed colleague in Perth, WA. She wanted some feedback from others who were dipping their toes or leaping into the deep-end of the…

  • Reporting on that election via the phone

    The 2008 US presidential campaign is the first campaign in history in which social media have played such a huge role in stimulating voter interest, soliciting campaign support, urging voter registration, and then actually getting people out there to exercise a civic right/duty. During the last couple of days, friends on my Facebook have been…

  • Blogging and Writing: is there a difference?

    Image via Wikipedia The social networking merry-go-round continues turning. It’s not all fun and games and party and let’s all wear hats on Seesmic today type stuff … though that’s fun too. There are more than enough engaging conversationalists and provocateurs out there with something to contribute to the hive and to keep us all…

  • Do real bloggers tweet?

    Image via Wikipedia Are you blogging more and enjoying it less? No … OK, are you twittering more and blogging less? Or does twittering/tweeting count as blogging/micro-blogging? Is there a trend developing here? Does it really matter? My own rhythm of online communication and blogging in the past couple of months has altered a lot.…

  • More commenting possibilities …

    Comment systems are the latest webb apps to intrigue me, but boy are they volatile.  I had pretty much decided to let go of CoComment and throw in my lot with Disqus both regular, traditional comment systems … you know, the kind where you use words and write sentences?  At the same time I was…

  • 5 x 5 = 5: Are you kidding?

    Image via Wikipedia So, 5 comments on each of 5 blogs … in 5 minutes? I’m reminded of speed dating here! Your comments have got to appear confident, thoughtful and not (heaven forbid) superficial. Wow! I set myself the task of leaving something that was focussed and hopefully, generative. So, I’ll let you judge for…