Tag Archives: Google

GoogleGlass: the social dilemma

Joe was great: sitting me down, letting me open the box, carefully lifting out my new, orange, Glass and ensuring i was connected to the WiFi. When i first arrived at Glass Basecamp, the half dozen casually dressed staff (Explorers? … Continue reading

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Becoming an Explorer: Google Glass for Learning

I must have spent literally hours glued to the pages of the Argos catalogue: i can still remember the feel of it’s thin, crinkly paper that would stick to your fingers as you turned the pages. The Playmobil section was … Continue reading

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Blinding Google

I first noticed it a couple of days ago: a search for a musician led to a page with a note at the bottom. “Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe – LEARN MORE“. For … Continue reading

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The battle for the soul of San Francisco

It’s a cold wind that blows in from Alaska, cutting through my light jumper and chilling me in a way entirely out of line with my expectations of California. The sun still shone bright enough to burn my nose after … Continue reading

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Haight Ashbury’s Hippies: Permission to think differently

Even ten years ago, people wore ties. I still have one somewhere, an unpleasant orange affair with a few loose threads, part of a uniform worn by millions as they trudged to work to sit in their cubicle and pushed … Continue reading

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Mastering Mobile Learning: inquisitive minds

We use our mobile phones to learn things when we are inquisitive. We tend not to schedule and plan in depth adventures with our phones, that’s left to tablets and PCs. Our love affair with mobile is a flirtatious one, … Continue reading

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What colour is Google? How we are incredibly efficient at remembering not much at all.

Last night i went to a pub quiz with some friends. Now, i don’t know if you frequent pub quizzes often, but the key to success, in my experience, is to include at least one nerd in each key subject. … Continue reading

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The creative urge: why do we want to share and how much does sharing form part of the learning process?

My best friend is releasing her first album later this month. It’s a brilliant, fun and feisty collection of folk songs about the trials and tribulations of a thirty something girl. And, knowing her, it’s bound to be a hit. … Continue reading

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The hazards of social media. How to use Google+ without hitting your head.

I’ve only been on a submarine once, but i remember it well because of the bump. When i first climbed down through the hatch, it was a totally alien environment. Grey, smelling of diesel, pipes everywhere, metal, cold, cramped, muffled … Continue reading

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Will Circles change the world? How Google+ is putting it’s hopes on our desire to partition our ‘friends’.

Heated discussion yesterday about how the social media landscape will look once Google completes the rollout of it’s much vaunted Google+ service. Do you need to be in the space first (Facebook for personal, LinkedIn for business), or can you … Continue reading

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