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November 30, 2008

Participatory governance - the IBM perspective?

November 30, 2008

We all subordinate ourselves to, and participate in, groups. These may be states or other institutions at various scales: families, workplaces, corporations, education. In the context of a world in which "Absolutely everything is changing all the time," at a recent Harvard Berkman centre seminar, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, (read his blog) President Emeritus of the IBM Technology Academy and visiting/adjunct ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

April 20, 2008

Signal vs Noise

April 20, 2008

Picture taken from Thomas Vander Wal's presentation, Granular Social Networks. Thomas Vander Wal recently posted a great short presentation, Granular Social Networks. In it he tracks the complexity of relationships within and across networks, making interesting and important points about the overlapping of interests and following behaviours between connections. The only thing that I'd ...

From: Josie Fraser - 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

October 29, 2007

2-Way API Action

October 29, 2007

Rumors currently flying about Google's plans for social networking development & I'm as interested in the next (ok, fairly geeky) person to see how they plan on expanding their Empire. The potential for creating a new kind of social networking service - one that sits on top of a range of distributed activities - formalising (and making easier? ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

October 09, 2007

The limits of homophily

October 09, 2007

Thanks to Frances Bell for drawing my attention to this article, and to a really useful word. I've been talking about the issues of homophily within social networking sites and practices for some time now, but without having an actual word to describe what it was I was getting at. So cheers Frances! Homophily in this ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

June 30, 2007

PLEs and me 2

June 30, 2007

Nicola considers what a PLE is in a recent post. There are a few replies I might give, but first I'll note that I'll avoid disappearing into a philosophical quagmire on the three levels of description that the concept provides. Perhaps more on that in another post for those consumed by fervor along the lines of "its a concept" ...

From: Personal Learning Environments - Read more

May 21, 2007

A belated introduction

May 21, 2007

Oh dear ... always having to start with an apology - but better late than never here is my intro. Who are you and where are you based/working?I'm Janet Finlay and I am Professor of Interactive Systems at Leeds Metrpolitan University. My background is human-computer interaction but of late I have become interested in learning ...

From: Janet Finlay - Read more