Réseaux sociaux et autres
13 mars 2019

Pupils to Study Twitter and Blogs in Primary Shake-Up

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Pupils to Study Twitter and Blogs in Primary Shake-Up
A few people have mentioned this Guardian article and it was mentioned in our conversation yesterday. The gist is that "Children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war... the draft plans will require children to master Twitter and Wikipedia and give teachers far more freedom to decide what youngsters should be concentrating on in classes." The negative reaction is not surprising (though misguided). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:49 - - Permalien [#]


Why Use Twitter? Notes for My Journalism Expo Twitter Training

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why Use Twitter? Notes for My Journalism Expo Twitter Training
I'm doing a social media workshop tomorrow for the Atlantic Journalism Awards conference here in Moncton - the local newspaper called it the 'Tweeting Workshop' - and so this item seemed like a good thing to clip and save. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:07 - - Permalien [#]

Twitter Is Dead

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Twitter Is Dead
Karoli, odd time signatures, April 8, 2013
I personally think Twitter has long since passed its best-before date, but now I think the realization is dawning on wider circles. It happened with Twitter transitioned from being a sharing site to being a marketing site. The failure becomes when some of the marketing begins to smell, well, off. For example, as Karoli observes, Michelle Malkin's 'Twitchy' site. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 09:20 - - Permalien [#]

05 mars 2019

Twitter users forming tribes with own language, tweet analysis shows

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Twitter users forming tribes with own language, tweet analysis shows
Jason Rodrigues, The Guardian, March 16, 2013
I have read and written variously over the years about people using artifacts as words to create their own languae of discourse within a community, such as the community of geologists or the community of tax lawyers. This articl in te Guardian reinforces that idea, describing community-specific jargon that emerges in Twitter communities. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:51 - - Permalien [#]

01 mars 2019

Emergent Learning: Social Networks and Learning Networks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Emergent Learning: Social Networks and Learning Networks
I submitted this item as a discussion starter to the Online Social Networks Conference 2005 conference and it will form a framework for my talk this week at Northern Voice. I include it here because it provides another perspective on the material I produce in this newsletter. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:29 - - Permalien [#]


Producing Social Network Environments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Producing Social Network Environments
They told me my philosophy courses would never be useful, but this could have come straight from my metaphysics class: "People don’t exist in environments, they exist in themselves and their semilattice-esque relationships with other actors (communities, individuals, spaces, inanimate objects...)." Why is this important? When we are creating a learning system, we are creating a mechanism that allows people to interact with, to experience, and to learn from the world. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:28 - - Permalien [#]

Human Nature and Social Networks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Human Nature and Social Networks
I liked this paper a lot (thanks, Tom, for the link) though I admit to rolling my eyes at the Hobbes-Rousseau opening. Still, this is fundamentally right: humans have developed the ability to reduce what might be called the transaction costs of communication through effective internalization of social conventions, such as the use and recognition of language, behaviours and other forms of interaction. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:44 - - Permalien [#]

27 février 2019

VISIR Network

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. VISIR Network
VISIR, March 5, 2013
Accoridng to the email, "The VISIR project – Vision, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations – is the initiative of seven European networks, one research centre and one University involved in the open, distance and e-learning field. It aims to develop a shared vision on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality." They have launched their second survey. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 14:40 - - Permalien [#]

25 février 2019

I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that's a big problem for social media companies

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that's a big problem for social media companies
Christina Farr, CNBC, 2018/12/03
This is yet another example of a genre called "quit lit". It's the post someone writes when they've quit something. These days, what they're mostly likely quitting is social media like Facebook and Twitter. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 08:23 - - Permalien [#]

22 février 2019

Réseaux féminins. De nouveaux défis à relever

Les premiers réseaux féminins se sont créés il y a une quinzaine d'années. Ce sont des réseaux généralistes de femmes exerçant une activité professionnelle, indique Viviane de Beaufort, directrice des programmes Women à l'Essec et fondatrice du Club Génération #Startuppeuse.
Source : http://www.gref-bretagne.com/Actualites/Revue-de-presse/Reseaux-feminins.-De-nouveaux-defis-a-relever

Posté par pcassuto à 15:48 - - Permalien [#]