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June 02, 2008

Young People and Social Networking Services

June 02, 2008

I'm delighted to announce that the Young People and Social Networking Services report that I have been working on for Childnet International, with the generous support of Becta, is now available from Childnet's digital literacy and citizenship site, Digizen. It's a pretty comprehensive report, with the whole shebang available for download under ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

May 18, 2008

Gillmor Gang 05.16.08

May 18, 2008

Usually I'm not big on tapping the A list and I certainly try to avoid boys clubs and bun fights, so I guess this is my makeup post. This weeks episode of the Gillmor Gang audio show was stark introduction to the bitchy, geek world equivalent of the Jerry Springer Show. The metaphors are certainly indicative of the ...

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March 11, 2008

One step further two steps back

March 11, 2008

Or shall I say one mile back...? Really! I am shocked!I am moderating a workshop this week about Teaching and Learning with Voice Tools @ Knowschools. We are having a lot of fun trying all these simple, yet powerful applications to send messages across the ocean and analyzing how we can make this part of our students' learning experiences. ...

From: Cristina Costa - Read more

February 02, 2008

Adios FaceBook

February 02, 2008

I've said it all here. I've been twitching for a while, and this Derek Blackadder business was the ...

From: Yishay Mor - Read more

January 31, 2008

UnLtdWorld: the new FaceBook?

January 31, 2008

comes from the people who made elgg. It proclaims itself as an online platform that aims to connect social entrepreneurs and socially-minded people and enable them to share content and build collaborative value, raise the visibility of ideas, issues and projects and ultimately help generate greater positive impact in the real world. or, in plain English, an ...

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January 16, 2008

Tom Hodgkinson’s rant on (or should I say about?) Facebook

January 16, 2008

Tom Hodgkinson (in the old media corner) squares up against the new(ish) contender Facebook.  A quick google search reveals that Tom does have an Internet profile: he tells us that he plays the ukulele, and he does blog about his current reading in a convergent media fashion.  Also, anyone who has a web site called the Idler (with a ...

From: Frances Bell - Read more

Facebook: Neo-con social experiment?

January 16, 2008

The Guardian ran Tom Hodgkinson blistering critique of Facebook a couple of days ago. While I'm not in the business of defending any particular social networking site – I’m a platform neutral kind of gal - I do however see the value in social networking sites and I am interested in exploring their potential for social participation ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

November 14, 2007

Scent marking on Facebook

November 14, 2007

There, I hope the title got your attention.  It was prompted by a series of discussions I had, both in real life and with some of my 'virtual friends' on Facebook, about what people do on different types of social networking sites and why. The group for my book (doh! - must get out of publicity mode) that I ...

From: Chris Kimble - Read more

November 08, 2007

The benefits, risks and limitations of Facebook

November 08, 2007

Brian Kelly writes about using social software services in education: "I think we’re revisiting ...f fears that popular Web 2.0 services (not just Facebook) are challenging IT development plans. However rather than simply asserting limitations and implying that these are the overriding factors (with the “Web links are easily broken” argument being updated with various concerns over privacy, rights ...

From: Graham Attwell - Read more

October 24, 2007

Facebook and new books

October 24, 2007

Dear all, In the early part of next year, I will be publishing a two-volume book of edited papers called "Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators".  The first volume deals mainly with co-located Communities of Practice while the second volume deals mainly with Distributed / Virtual Communities of Practice.  In all, there are about 40 chapters with ...

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