I wouldn't want to presume to have thought of something before Tim O'Reilly (cf. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/15/sxsw-2011-internet-online# ; http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/03/radar-roundup-sensors.html ; http://www.web2summit.com/web2009/public/schedule/detail/10194), but in 2007 I wrote about Web3. I called it mesh networks and widely distributed databases (http://my-world.typepad.com/rworld/2007/09/global-justice-.html http://my-world.typepad.com/rworld/2007/10/more-on-the-mes.html) and cited Dust Network's (http://www.dustnetworks.com/) sensors as part of the puzzle. Semantic language technologies are part of it, … Continue reading Humanising the Real Wide Web – the mesh, widely distributed data and “Sensor-driven collective intelligence”
Course Leader’s Blog
As we get ready for the academic year 2010-11, I am preparing our Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. This involves: updating the Handbook for this instance of the course for the last time. We will be revalidating a new PCTHE for 2011-12; updating the VLE (Brookes Virtual/Blackboard) and Wiki (Confluence). There are … Continue reading Course Leader’s Blog
Much retweeted abt retweeting; an emergent etiquette? apophenia: Understanding retweeting on Twitter
The purpose of this paper is simple. We wanted to explore retweeting as a conversational practice. In doing so, we highlight just how bloody messy retweeting is. Often, folks who are deeply embedded in the culture think that there are uniform syntax conventions, that everyone knows what they're doing and agrees on how to do … Continue reading Much retweeted abt retweeting; an emergent etiquette? apophenia: Understanding retweeting on Twitter
Dave Pollard slates corporate inter and intra net sites and the attitudes that drive them
the vast majority of the groupware/'community' content, just like most of your Intranet content, is unused and possibly obsolete (and hence dangerous). And you'll probably find that the vast majority of the CoPs are more or less dormant, or defunct. via blogs.salon.com Dave Pollard's "practical guide to implementing Web 2.0..." is more a how-not-to than … Continue reading Dave Pollard slates corporate inter and intra net sites and the attitudes that drive them
Reading Beth Kanter’s v useful conceptualisations on sociology of social networking
via beth.typepad.com Essentially a repost via Downes OLD, but I found this article a very useful introduction to the sociology of social networking. Kanter provides tools and illustrations on their use which can help to understand, and to implement directed social networking strategies. (Note to self: can a strategy ever not be directed?) Posted via … Continue reading Reading Beth Kanter’s v useful conceptualisations on sociology of social networking
tonight we suspended the Emerge Elgg service
After a long deliberation we decided that the Emerge Elgg site should not continue to operate in its current form. From midnight 31 March/1 April 2009 we discontinued log-in to the Emerge Elgg site and suspended all feeds into the site. I would like to thank all who have been instrumental in creating a vision … Continue reading tonight we suspended the Emerge Elgg service
Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?
It is sometimes asserted that while students are using web 2 tools extensively there is no evidence that they are using them to do deep learning. I believe this assertion should be questioned. There is some evidence to suggest that contemporary undergraduates in the normal age cohort (not mature learners) are not particularly critical or … Continue reading Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?
Thanks and a(nother) tippo to A J Cann for the link (via his soti bookmarks on delicious) to D'arcy Norman's epigenetics and the institution. This hit me as an approach to conceptualising the relationship between individuals and institutions for a paper I am puzzling over writing, about the utility of participatory media (Web2.0/the social internet) … Continue reading Epigenetic phenomena
Participatory media literacy: it does matter
This post is one small link in a chain started for me by A J Cann in a post on his Emerge blog, The P word, fed from Science of the Invisible that linked to Michael Wesch's post, Participatory Media Literacy: why it matters, referring to "... Howard Rheingold’s great little article, Participative Pedagogy for … Continue reading Participatory media literacy: it does matter