Michele Martin had a wonderful post today that mirrored some reflections of my own. In “If You Behave Like a Disease, People Develop an Immune System“, she talks about how the “viral” model we use for thinking about spreading information on the web may not be the best way of thinking about how to reproduce… Read more Metaphors for Web 2.0
I passed a milestone today, in that I tweeted my one-thousandth tweet in Twitter. As I thought about that fact, it reminded me that last Friday, I saw a blog post from Karyn Romeis, who said she was exploring the impact of the use of social media on the professional practice of learning professionals for… Read more The Impact of Social Media
The road to hell (or Comment Nirvana) is paved with good intentions, but the reality of a week-long faculty institute slammed me like a two-by-four. I had intended to follow Sue Waters’ advice and combine some posts, but I am now realizing that I am nine-days behind since I last “played.” I also am noticing… Read more Sooooooo Behind in Comment Challenge!
Michele Martin posted an interesting question this morning on Day 9 of the Comment Challenge: Should We Be Commenting on Blogs. She was reflecting on this based on a post from Sameer Vasta in his Eloquation blog: Rethinking the Blog Comment Policy. Sameer had shut down comments for a year in his blog. Sameer stated… Read more Not I But We…
Bloggers from around the world have enrolled in the 31 Day Comment Challenge to work collectively on becoming better blog citizens. Kim Cofino, Sue Waters, and Michele Martin have each blogged extensively about the hows and whys of this challenge, and Michele has suggested that those participating start with a “commenting self audit,” using Gina… Read more Comment Self Audit
I just completed Clay Shirky‘s very interesting book, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (2008). Shirky analyzed how social media is changing the ability of people to organize for change without overlying administrative hierarchies – a change he sees as fundamental to society as the printing press. Wikipedia is a success not… Read more Here Comes Everybody…But When?
David Warlick was live blogging in David Gratton’s session, where he drew an interesting picture from Gene Smith of the features of social networks. David said: “The Internet has been about community all along, Usenet, forums, chat rooms, geocities Home page and webring and e-mail. To say that things have changed is wrong. What’s changed… Read more The Facets of Social Networks
I have started reading Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody this weekend. I am enjoying it, but my mind is buzzing with implications. He discusses how, in the same way that the printing press opened people’s minds and the telephone increased two-way communication, so has the new web applications altered how groups form and interact.… Read more The Double-Edged Sword
At the turn of the century (this past one, not the one in 1900), I had the opportunity to undergo Baldrige Examiner training and participate for two years on the Georgia Board of Examiners for the state quality award, the Oglethorpe. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the highest honor in this nation in… Read more Twitter and Muda
I have to admit that I am still trying to find balance in my life with my Web 2.0 processes. Having embraced social bookmarking, social networking, Google applications and RSS feeds, it seemed a good time to jump in to the Twitter pool. So I did…following 29 colleagues who I respect and being followed myself… Read more Twitter Balance