Category Archives: Facebook

Social legacy: Paris Brown and the right to learn

This isn’t a post about politics and policing: it’s a post about learning and the legacy of social media. The right to learn and the right to grow up. There’s been a scandal brewing in the UK over the last … Continue reading

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Informal technology: social learning

Those who know me well are familiar with my tendency to anthropomorphise technology, to assign it with traits and personality: my car has a name and distinctly mischievous identity. Some technology is ‘friendly‘, whilst other is far more formal. Even … Continue reading

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Floating Facebook. Who owns social learning environments and our social media lives?

We increasingly live in social spaces online. For organising nights out with friends, to share photos of weddings, to connect with other people with an interest in gardening and to complain about the washing machine going wrong. We inhabit these … Continue reading

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How Facebook works to redefine social interactions. Changing the rule of ‘normal’.

We used to interact with a small number of people everyday, and a larger number of people on an irregular basis. Today, i interact with hundreds of people every day through social media channels. My broadcast persona is infinitely bigger … Continue reading

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Having a good day? Why some days are better than others and what we can learn from this.

Yesterday was an extremely good day. It’s only the act of thinking that that made me wonder how many other days fall short of the mark. I started the day with five things to do and, not only did i … Continue reading

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Is the lecture dead? The role of the lecture in today’s matrix of learning methods.

When i was at university, you had lectures, delivered for an hour, then seminars to follow up, of a similar length. Sometimes the lectures were delivered by dry and dusty professors, sometimes by energised and experienced guests, and sometimes those … Continue reading

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Speaking with many voices. Is one Twitter account enough?

I’ve been having a dilemma about Twitter. You see, of all the channels, it’s proving surprisingly popular, and i seem to be gathering followers apace. This is all well and good, but i don’t really have a very clear tone … Continue reading

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The Idle Social Network. Why does communication need to be about anything?

I was floored the other day by the question “why should i engage in a social network?”. On the one hand, i had so many answers that i didn’t know where to start, but on the other, i had no … Continue reading

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How influential are you in the social media space? What do we mean by ‘success’?

An excellent article today around tools that measure your social influence (or at least, around tools that measure activity, which, i guess, can correlate with influence…). Mike Johansson has provided a concise summary of a sites that offer some measure … 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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