Tag Archives: Social Networks

Learning what to leave behind: agile learning in the Social Age

You can’t do everything, or so i’m told, but the trick is to know what to leave behind. As we progress, as we learn, we take on new responsibilities, new roles, learn new skills, it’s important to learn what not … Continue reading

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Exploring social learning environments: what can we take with us that is familiar?

A weekend of sunshine has reminded me of one of the crucial differences between the real world and the virtual: the weather. Whilst we build relationships and friendships in both real and social contexts, whilst we manage challenges and reflect … Continue reading

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Winners and losers. The decline of MySpace and reflections on the rise and fall of social network sites.

Something is rotten in the State of Denmark. MySpace, the virtual home of social networking for musicians, is in what may be terminal decline. In February 2010, MySpace had 110 million active users, a figure that has fallen to a … Continue reading

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Social dilemmas in social networks. What to do when your dad joins Facebook.

Facebook is like a dinner party where all the guests invite themselves. There are different types of networks, the formal ones that are created within work, the informal ones that are used socially, the focussed ones around specific interests of … Continue reading

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