Praxis – The Rarest of the Three

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Aristotle divided human activities into three broad categories: thinking (theoria), making (poiesis), and doing (praxis). Put another way, I suppose, they are the why, the what, and the how. In very coarse terms, and trying to link it to rhetoric,  I wonder how it matches the various posts I read on Twitter and blogs. The categories match well but I’m struggling … Read More

Social Media, Technographics & Schools

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Getting social media off the ground in schools is hard. And it’s hard even when staff know some IT basics. I’m not sure this is practically helpful, but it does at least provide a framework for discussions. Forrester have classified various social media types and then used their research data to show you what the likelihood of your staff or … Read More

The Facebookisation of the enterprise – confused of calcutta

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Generation M (the mobile, multimedia, multitasking generation, born post 1982) is in the workplace. They don’t have to imagine any of this. It is how they live their lives. And if we want access to their talent, we need to change. Which is where the enterprise needs to look a bit like Facebook. Responsible for identifying, authenticating and permissioning people, … Read More

The Facebookisation of the enterprise – confused of calcutta

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Generation M (the mobile, multimedia, multitasking generation, born post 1982) is in the workplace. They don’t have to imagine any of this. It is how they live their lives. And if we want access to their talent, we need to change. Which is where the enterprise needs to look a bit like Facebook. Responsible for identifying, authenticating and permissioning people, … Read More

ROI …

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Same old same old, but nicely done… Olivier Blanchard Basics Of Social Media Roi View more presentations from Olivier Blanchard.

ROI …

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Same old same old, but nicely done… Olivier Blanchard Basics Of Social Media Roi View more presentations from Olivier Blanchard.

Wikipedia losing contributors

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Volunteers have been departing the project that bills itself as "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" faster than new ones have been joining, and the net losses have accelerated over the past year. In the first three months of 2009, the English-language Wikipedia suffered a net loss of more than 49,000 editors, compared to a net loss of 4,900 … Read More

SpeEdChange

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If, as Foucault says, power is “neither given, nor exchanged, nor recovered, but rather exercised, and that it only exists in action" (Kelly 1994), then the powerlessness of many teachers in relation to their own professional development may be seen as a consequence of inaction – or more specifically – of the lack of a conceptual space which allows them … Read More

McKinsey: What Matters: Using technology to improve workforce collaboration

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Taking a systematic view, however, helps bring some of the key issues into focus. Our research suggests that improvements depend upon getting a better fix on who actually is doing the collaborating within companies, as well as understanding the details of how that interactive work is done. Just as important is deciding how to support interactions with technology—in particular, Web … Read More

Twitter vs. the Dunbar Number, and the Rise of Weak Ties

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the fact that new social technology is allowing us to grow the ranks of our weak ties and passively tracked relationships should not be glossed over as an aside, or also-ran, or less than exciting and amazing development… It should be embossed, stuffed, mounted, lacquered, bronzed, and put up on a pedestal for all to admire in perpetuity. Word. Source: … Read More