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Ten Common Objections to Social Media Adoption and How You Can Respond
Marshall KirkpatrickMarshall Kirkpatrick, Read/Write WebRead/Write Web,

The content of this article is as suggested in the title. Common objections include information overload, the struggle against meaninglessness, time constraints, usage patterns, random brand damage, and competition form traditional media. Via Jennifer Maddrell. Today: Total:30 [Comment] [Direct Link]

The Evolution of Personal Publishing
Alex IskoldAlex Iskold, Read/Write WebRead/Write Web,

Is 'heavy' content, like blogs, more 'corporate' than 'light' content, like Twitter and Facebook status updates? No - I think it's more a function of the newness of the latter, not their weight. Should they gain wide acceptance (the jury's still out) it is only a matter of time before things like status updates and Twitter posts become encumbered by corporate policy - and corporate messaging. Via still reading. Today: Total:37 [Comment] [Direct Link]

10 Semantic Apps to Watch
Richard MacManusRichard MacManus, Read/Write WebRead/Write Web,

What gets me about these is not how neat and forward-thinking they are but rather how ordinary they are. That's not to say they are ordinary (I know, I know, bear with me...). What I mean is, all this semantic goodness is now so common-place, it's impossible to see any distinguishing features. Freebase, for example, wants to "open up the silos of data and the connections between them." Well who doesn't? I can name a dozen applications off the top of my head trying the same thing. Adaptive Blue "allows web site publishers to add semantically charged links to their site... 'in-page overlays'... popups." Well - so? We've got alt search engines, the ubiquitous travel planning app, and... and... None of it really speaks to me.

There's a big empty here somewhere. Something's missing.

Today: Total:48 [Comment] [Direct Link]

10 More Future Web Trends
Richard MacManusRichard MacManus, Read/Write WebRead/Write Web,

What I like is that this is a good example of how sharing multiplies. After posting a '10 future web trends' post last week on the Read/Write blog, Richard MacManus got enough suggestions to post another ten - including one from the list that I posted. Today: Total:42 [Comment] [Direct Link]

E-Learning 2.0: All You Need To Know
Richard MacManusRichard MacManus, Read/Write WebRead/Write Web,

It probably isn't all you need to know about e-learning 2.0 but this article is a nice start, caturing the 'small pieces loosely joined' aspect and leading the reader through social networking tools such as Elgg and other social networking tools. From this, the author goes on to look at collaborative e-learning systems in more detail - though I would hasten to point out that there is a large difference between 'collaboration' in the sense of groupwork and 'collaboration' in the sense of cooperative networks. Harold Jarche's criticisms point, I think, in this direction. He writes, "any technology that we use for learning is a framework and... learning occurs within individuals and often as a result of social interactions between people." Today: Total:64 [Comment] [Direct Link]

e-learning 2.0 - How Web Technologies Are Shaping Education
Steve O'Hear Read/Write WebRead/Write Web,

Overview, with a British focus, on the impact of Web 2.0 on learning, including a look at blogging, podcasting, media sharing, and in Part 2 of the series, ELGG. Today: Total:39 [Comment] [Direct Link]

Weblogs Should be Topic-first, Not Author-first
Richard MacManusRichard MacManus, Read/Write WebRead/Write Web,

I agree with this sentiment - hence the organization of Edu-RSS by date, not by author or weblog (and topic-based organization is coming). But it is important not to be seduced by the lure of One Universal Classification System. That said, as the author notes, "I can browse topic pages and read through what various bloggers have to say on the same topic. It's a good way of discovering new voices - rather than simply reading the A List Bloggers." Today: Total:25 [Comment] [Direct Link]


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