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December 24, 2008

Twitter allegiance

December 24, 2008

In the spirit of passing time at Christmas, and following on from a heated discussion about the meaning and robustness of community in online environments, I invited 100 of my 1,276 current Twitter followers to fill in a quick survey cunningly designed to provide a fairly wonky measure of community allegiance. Of course I welcome critical feedback about ...

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July 25, 2008

Open Source Social Software

July 25, 2008

This week, a bunch of us from the Emerge project were invited to contribute to the OSS Watch expert workshop on profiling communities. I was asked to present, and as part of my talk looked at the current state of Open Source social networking platforms and tools. I'm hoping to follow up with an evaluation matrix of the ...

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Messaging on site

July 25, 2008

On site, something caught your eye & want to fire off a message without retreating to your email & address book? Or maybe you want to get in touch with all of the members of your group (rather confusingly called communities in Elgg)? You can use Elgg's onsite messaging features.You can find the Send a Message to ... link ...

From: Emerge Users & Development Group - Read more

May 20, 2008

Posting your Project blog to your Emerge community area

May 20, 2008

Prompted by David White's recent post on a difficult meeting in Second Life, here are walk through instructions for anyone else who wants to run their project blog through their community space, rather than through their personal blog space, over here at Emerge. Once you've subscribed to your external feed in this way, all posts published after subscription will appear on site. Once ...

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April 03, 2008

George Siemens to Keynote at the Emerge Online Conference

April 03, 2008

Just a quick note to let you all know that George Siemens will be keynoting at our conference, Online Communities and Online Identities on April 23rd. Georges rather susinct wikipedia entry reads: George Siemens is a well-known theorist on the changing nature of learning in a digitally-based society. He is the author of a widely cited article Connectivism: A ...

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March 27, 2008

Emerge Online Conference April 23-25 Registration Now Open!

March 27, 2008

What are you waiting for? Registration is now open for our free, three day conference: Digital Communities and Digital Identities. Click through & sign up for what's shaping up to be one of the most exciting & engaging elearning conferences of the year, with sessions focusing on social networking and collaborative learning practices; multimedia, story telling and narrative; community ...

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March 19, 2008

Emerge Online Conference April 2008: Digital Communities & Digital Identities

March 19, 2008

Registration is now open for our free, three day conference: Digital Communities and Digital Identities. Click through & take your project members with you! I’m delighted to announce the Emerge project’s next community event – a three day online conference looking at cutting edge developments and practice under the banner of ‘Digital Communities & Digital Identities’, taking place on the 23rd, 24th, ...

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August 18, 2007

Seeking your views: Slideshare vs Flickr

August 18, 2007

Slideshare is a useful site with some community oriented features, but has no real community around it. Whereas Flickr has some similar features and some very active communities in it. Is this simply because there are some very keen photographers out there who like communicating and building skills, whereas Slideshare users simply use Slideshare as a public dissemination medium?I’d ...

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April 09, 2007

Emerge weblog roundup

April 09, 2007

Some interesting posts on site from the past week:Ben Werdmuller: Web Sources    Are educational technologists in the blogosphere too self-referential? Would they benefit from reading more web 2.0 tech sites? Neil Witt: (logged in users only) I Community therefore I Practice    What is a Community of Practice, and can you really 'make' one? Graham Attwell replies here. Lawrie Phipps: ...

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