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RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline

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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.

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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

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.

Information (sensemaking) tools are pathetic

George Siemens

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. Innovation has been limited in conceiving new tools for the task of helping individuals make sense of complex information patterns. FriendFeed helps with tracking people. Where are the tools that help us to make sense of distributed (fragmented) information from multiple sources and interactions with many different people, networks, and organizations? They don’t exist.

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. Delicious tools for shared bookmarks. 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; Blip.fm 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. Jay Cross.

"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

Search tools can't index it to see who's talking about what, which may be a benefit or a failing.) Here's a quick rundown answers to of some common questions that came in via Twitter, Friendfeed and comments. Where is Everyone? Baekdal.com. These days, everyone is trying to figure out how to connect with other people. So how do you connect with other people today?

Nowism

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.

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. As people use various different web sites to blog, update their status, post their location, or photos, sites and tools have emerged to aggregate these various actions into a continuous eclectic stream of activities.

Letting networks do what they do well.

George Siemens

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). 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. The result: a list of potential relationships for mutual (in this case economic) value. It’s a simple, easily implementable idea.

July’s Big Question: New Skills for Learning Professionals

Adventures in Corporate Education

think there are some basic technology tools that need to be mastered. 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 The Technology.

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). 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. I’ve noticed a surge in interest in privacy and tracking. Off line, very few things are private - it wouldn’t take someone much time to find out my daily commute, coffee drinking habits, etc.

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. businessquests (comment 57) called Google Reader "a monitoring and intelligence tool enabled by tagging and publication of tag-based RSS feeds." Here are the main reasons why: 1.

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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. The talk is often reactive, e.g.  people have the tools and are using them, so we need to put some guidelines and policies in place. It’s shifting to be more proactive, e.g. how do we build social learning tools our employees can use effectively? Are kids being prepared to use social tools as resources?

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. businessquests (comment 57) called Google Reader "a monitoring and intelligence tool enabled by tagging and publication of tag-based RSS feeds." Here are the main reasons why: 1.

From 100 to 600+ eLearning Twitter-ers

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

They are sharing best-known-methods, case studies, tool selections, vendor likes/dislikes, and SO much more. 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? They use other tools that simply connect to Twitter. Why yes.yes I did. (Or else that link back there wouldn't work.)