Tag Archives: socialmedia
Most people I know conduct their lives half on- and half-offline. I’ve gotten used to leaving little digital breadcrumbs (or is ‘droppings’ a more apt metaphor?) wherever I go. I make sure my computer is as secure as possible and then just let it fly: shopping? purchase online. Need to transfer money to savings – [...]
No one can deny that computers, the Internet, mobile technology, and social media have been transformative in our lives, as a society and as individuals. Some of the effects are also undeniably bad – as a short visit to netaddiction.com will quickly show you. Lately there has been a rash of stories and articles about the [...]
It had to happen. Fads usually encounter a negative bounce once they begin to mature, and the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine is the ultimate nose-thumbing to all the social media hysteria. According to the company web site, “This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely [...]
Over 4 million registered members have taken Livemocha.com for a test drive. Livemocha is a social language learning web site that offers tools similar to the popular Rosetta Stone language learning system. Livemocha combines language learning tools with the power of social media communication. Featuring as many as 36 different languages and over 160 hours [...]
The ongoing economic woes have slashed travel budgets for many, including those in the education realm, and many have had to get creative in participating in the conversation or in finding new tools & information.
I have compiled my own Conference in a Box with a theme of education and technology. You may recognize some of the speakers, or topics, but my hope is that you find something new that you may have missed by not attending a conference.
Next spring Purdue will host Computers & Writing 2010 (http://www.digitalparlor.org/cw2010), an international conference dedicated to exploring how evolving technologies affect how we create, network, and write in the digital age. Other topics include pedagogies of teaching and learning to communicate, social networking, gaming and gaming communities, and new challenges to traditional understandings of writing and [...]
For those following the constant and ever changing coverage of whether teens tweet or not, a new comScore study released today, shows that teens between ages of 12 & 17 make up the strongest amount of growth in new users of the service. Courtesy of comScore An interesting concept from Mashable is the idea that [...]
Another day, another survey full of data and ideas on why teens are not flocking to Twitter like we think they should. TechCrunch guest Author Geoff Cook (co-founder & CEO of myYearbook) posts his results from a survey of about 10,000 teens, ages 12 – 17, and comes up with some interesting results. According to [...]
The Creepy Treehouse Effect in reference to Social Media and Education is nothing new, and as a concept, has been around for a few years now. For those unfamiliar with the term, the Creepy Treehouse Effect is the idea that Instructors forcing their students to use a personal social tool, or mimicking the functionality of [...]