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Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education , April 3, 2009 web2.0

Twitter is only for lunch plans and the weather

Learning and Technology

Places like Facebook (also having issues today) and Friendfeed pick up the communication connections while Twitter is down. Twitter went down for awhile this morning and it seems to be a point of conversation in the larger social network of the web. But what I wanted to post about is the fact that many have to "snicker" or react to it light-heartedly.

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline

Learning and Technology

RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. Pheedo also has gone quiet from a blogging perspective - its last blog post was January 2009.

Convergence on Social Media – When Not to Use

Learn and Lead

And then there’s FriendFeed that allows you to consolidate all your social activity and push that on Facebook and other social media sites. So LinkedIn now allows you to update your status with your Twitter updates. There are already applications that help you post your Twitter updates to Facebook. Not to mention other aggregation services, RSS feeds, email alerts, etc. Well almost.

News Commentary Curation Distribution

Tony Karrer

While he's talking primarily about feeds of updates, e.g., facebook, twitter, friendfeed, etc., I think this applies pretty well to aggregation more generally: As we move toward a standardized way of presenting feed stories to aggregators, the value provided by the aggregators is essentially commoditized. Organization and Access - how do they organize the content. Human tagging? Automated?

[from emapey] Ignatia Webs: My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning:

Ignatia Webs

skip to main | skip to sidebar Ignatia Webs eLearning techtales with social media in low resource and mobile settings Monday, April 6, 2009 My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: The eLearning Guild is putting together a list with top tips for starting with eLearning. April 6, 2009 9:59 PM Gabi said. It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. would add to no.3:

#IeL09 Robert Scoble Presentation

In the Middle of the Curve

That’s ALL they know. - Don’t even know where solitaire is anymore Showing tools – Real-time web How blogging fits into Twitter world Showed Twitter experiment video – Dr. Monica Raskin [Scoble asked a question on friendfeed on teaching a leadership class– started to get answers almost instantaneously – this is the link to the response.] He has 120,000 people following him! He has 5 computers and high res – 2 feeds from twitter and friendfeed. ain’t that the truth] Scobleizer – social media changing the way we learn - Responses on friendfeed Find your affinity group!

Jump Into The Stream


It started with RSS and now its galloping ahead with Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook and the like. Someone might notice an obscure blog post on Twitter, where it starts spreading, then it moves to FriendFeed and Facebook and desktop stream readers such as Tweetdeck or Seesmic desktop and before you know it, a hundred thousand people are reading that article. Erick Schonfeld analyses the changing pattern of content on the web. First it was all about 'pages' and now it is about the 'stream'.

Egoboo integration

Jay Cross

Tracking where you’re mentioned is tougher now that conversation on the web takes place on Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, and numerous other flows. Friendfeed /jaycross. Egoboo is a colloquial expression for the pleasure received from public recognition of voluntary work. Of course, first you’ve got to find where you are being recognized. Technorati “Jay Cross&#.

Under the radar: great technologies you could be using

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learning Technologies 2009. Activity streams, e.g. Jay’s FriendFeed. FriendFeed. Track 1 Session 1. Learning technologies: the road ahead. Under the radar: great technologies that you could be using. URL for this page:[link]. TInyURL for this page: [link]. Collaborative Learning; for exploring music (and our soundtrack) MariaFernanda choconancy. Backnoise for back channel, to get more conversations going. Go here to take part. Poll : Jane’s Top 100 List. Write a blog? Twitter. TED talks. RSS Reader. YouTube, SlideShare. Skype/Instant messaging. Example.


George Siemens

wonder how many higher education faculty are blissfully unaware that their statements/lecture habits/clothing choice are the topic of lively discussion and commentary on facebook/twitter/friendfeed Location and immediacy are two big trends developing in part to mobile devices – constant connectivity enables us to receive information in context – i.e. location…and microblogging produces a constant flow of information. The implications of immediacy is particularly interesting. What used to be an off the record comment can now be broadcast immediately.

"Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air" (Information Week)

Mark Oehlert

As a way to help groups of developers collaborate more efficiently, the company has also thrown into PR2 Titanium Developer, social media and communications tools such as Twitter, FriendFeed, and a chat capability." So I didn't check while I was in Vegas on what the odds were on something that goes against AIR has but what do you all think? ( story link ) " Open source software vendor Appcelerator has delivered the second preview release (PR2) of its rich Internet application platform for developers, called Titanium.

Social Media, elearning, Blogs, Lifestream, & Productivity

Big Dog, Little Dog

Here's a quick rundown answers to of some common questions that came in via Twitter, Friendfeed and comments. Where is Everyone? These days, everyone is trying to figure out how to connect with other people. It used to be simple, you just placed some ads in whatever newspaper that was most suited to your product, but now that world is becoming ever more irrelevant.

Activity Streams

Jay Cross

For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter. An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. Tumblr operates similarly although it does a better job displaying photos and is a bit more spartan. Microformats wiki.


George Siemens

Google Wave, Twitter, FriendFeed, and Facebook have given rise to the what is known as the real time web. Trendwatching picks up on this theme and addresses it as Nowism (good list of realtime tools about 1/3 of the way in). This briefing is worth a skim.

Streams, not blogs?

Jay Cross

Services like FriendFeed , Tumbler , and Posterous are essentially personal aggregators. Everything shows up on Steve’s Friendfeed , including comments and discussion. To fork or not to fork? Blogging has been an important part of my life for ten years but now I’m wondering if the party isn’t moving on. Like classrooms in training, blogs will always be around. But also like classrooms, blogs are ceasing to be the primary source of value. My blogs show but one of many perspectives of Jay. Dialog trumps monolog. He Tweets links to new items and commentary.

Friday’s finds #2

Learning and Working on the Web

via @ denniscallahan 3 reasons to try FriendFeed (I like reasons 2 & 3). I am continuing to learn from Twitter. real potpourri this past week: The 140 character limitation of Twitter forced me reduce the essence of this post to: When faced with complexity: 1) organize as networks 2) continuously develop emergent practices 3) collaborate around common goals. Pep rallies and tribalism make little sense in a networked world. via XKCD. “Quote du jour from Umair Haque: Record labels are caught in a prisoners dilemma, and the jailer is the RIAA.&# via @dsearls.

Expanding Across the Web via Twitter


from FriendFeed. If one creates good content. it moves! Here is an example from my new Nobel Prize Winners Video Lecture Search Engine which I created last night (and Tweeted). From I can tell that my original Twitter link has been clicked upon 84 times in the last 22 hours. Add yesterday's 623 Feedburner subscribers, and over 700 people have already reviewed this content, and this does not include all the folks who came to NorthstarNerd.Org directly. From Twitter Search. Realtime results for "nobel prize" search engine. more results since you started searching. Reply.

Letting networks do what they do well.

George Siemens

If we had a base profile (could FriendFeed do this?) Valdis Krebs shares a simple network approach to analyzing how organizations can gain better awareness of regional innovation: Regional Economic Development. It’s a simple process: collect list of organizations, sort list by location and industry similarity, and port into network analysis tool (Valdis has his own, I’ve used netminer in the past for social network analysis). The result: a list of potential relationships for mutual (in this case economic) value. Now, let’s take this same idea and apply to learning.

July’s Big Question: New Skills for Learning Professionals

Adventures in Corporate Education

Lots of very simple tools exist for this now. I use newsgator as an RSS aggregator, but even tools like FriendFeed can help pull different feeds into one stream. J uly’s big question is very timely for me! Here is the question: In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals? This week my Web 2.0 Learning and Performance started. I’m keeping a blog for the course , as are most other people. The Technology.

Instructional Design, Crowdsourcing, Audio, Typography, Blogs, & Psych

Big Dog, Little Dog

micromedia) and activity streams and timelines, Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed and the like are competing for your attention and building a community around the statusphere - the state of publishing, reading, responding to, and sharing micro-sized updates. The Great ID Debate - eLearning Roadtrip. These days a good ID needs to be able to write instructional objective. Script a simulation.

Privacy online: Google is watching

George Siemens

Several family members and friends have closed Facebook accounts, set Twitter and FriendFeed sites to “private&# , and stopped using Chrome (or other tools that are too heavily reliant on one company). I’ve noticed a surge in interest in privacy and tracking. The interest in privacy is still somewhat isolated - many people appear to feel that paying with personal data to use monetarily-free tools is a reasonable transaction. Off line, very few things are private - it wouldn’t take someone much time to find out my daily commute, coffee drinking habits, etc.

Information (sensemaking) tools are pathetic

George Siemens

FriendFeed helps with tracking people. In spite of dramatic changes in information creation, sharing, dissemination, and validation, tools don’t yet exist to help provide images and patterns of what information means. Fragmented information means that the act of coherence making now rests with individuals, not with linear (or centralized) structures like newspapers, books, and courses. Innovation has been limited in conceiving new tools for the task of helping individuals make sense of complex information patterns. Visual browsers such as KartOO help a bit with information.

12 ways social media are screwing with bad work habits

Janet Clarey

because my every click will show up on FriendFeed and I’m supposed to be in some fictitious 2:00 meeting. Can’t hide. Other person: “Want to talk at 2:00? <pause> Me: “No, I’ve got a meeting at 2:00.&#   {note: there is no meeting}. Other person: “OK, how about the same time tomorrow?&#. Me: “Sure, 2:00 tomorrow.&#. (Me, silently: Great. Now I can’t Tweet, update my Facebook status, blog, bookmark, etc. And I’ll have to change all my presence indicators… should’ve just had the meeting.). Innovation at its best.

Informal Learning Flow

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

follow people on blogs, Twitter and Friendfeed. Professional learning is increasingly driven by demand, not supply. You decide what you need or want to learn and you go get it when you feel like it. Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely to retain information you find. To keep from drowning in the gusher of discoveries, news, and insight on the net, astute foragers use services to filter the noise and present headlines worthy of further investigation. Keeping one’s finger on the pulse professionally is a tougher nut to crack. Until today.

Teaching the Social Web

eLearning Development

Today we think and talk about how to implement and manage social learning in the workplace. I’ve seen discussions and blog posts about appropriate use of social tools like Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn and FriendFeed in the workplace. Yesterday my wife got a message on Facebook from a friend asking for advice on how to handle a young teenage girl’s use of MySpace. instantly went into parent mode and told her how we deal with our teenager. The overall theme of my response was trust and communication. Do we trust people to be responsible in the workplace?

Identities 2.0 - The Human Face for Enterprise Social Software

The Learning Generalist

Should we select platforms that allow us to create mobile apps that could actually bring these worlds together, much like a FriendFeed for the enterprise? Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Image credit: Faithful Chant People have identities. Whether we like it or not, these identities exist regardless of whether someone works at your company or not. People create and share content already.

5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock

Learning and Technology

While I do keep up with bigger news through Friendfeed or Twitter, I like to keep up with multiple Graphic Design blogs, tech blogs, entertainment blogs, photography blogs and Apple blogs on my own. However, a lot of commenters wrote that they still use RSS Readers each and every day. Here are the main reasons why: 1. It's not just about controlling your stream of daily news. bookmarklet.

5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock

Learning and Technology

While I do keep up with bigger news through Friendfeed or Twitter, I like to keep up with multiple Graphic Design blogs, tech blogs, entertainment blogs, photography blogs and Apple blogs on my own. However, a lot of commenters wrote that they still use RSS Readers each and every day. Here are the main reasons why: 1. It's not just about controlling your stream of daily news. bookmarklet.

From 100 to 600+ eLearning Twitter-ers

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

OR how to actually use twitter or other microblogging tools to be productive. I may be pushing it a little, but have you tried FriendFeed yet? Perhaps the application holy grail of 2009 will be the one app to rule all APIs. Wow!  I just saw a Gmail alert for Jane Hart's 600+ Learning Professionals on Twitter Didn't I just blog about 100+ eLearning Professionals to follow on TWITTER ?