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This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

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Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. In order to teach employees about the dangers of security breaches, Facebook launched a series of security threats and fake phishing sites to see how employees would respond.

Google Plus: Initial Impressions

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It’s been quite an interesting week on the Google front, with the launch of one new service after another. The one making the biggest waves (if you pardon the pun) has been Google+ (plus). It shouldn’t be surprising that I’m making lots of comparison to Facebook which is the defacto social networking standard right now. Social Learning Weekly Finds Google Google Plus

Evaluating Facebook and Twitter for e-Learning

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Facebook and Twitter. The two biggest social sites on the web at the moment (there’s also Google+, but that’s for the most part a wasteland analysts say). Facebook itself downplays the breadth of Facebook apps, giving emphasis only to gaming (to the point that the central Facebook page one goes to download apps only mentions games).

How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

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As Google already is, they must fight to maintain the value that they have built for their market. Google understands that to be successful in the tech world they must maintain value but also add value. Originally posted by Derek Brown on LinkedIn How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook). Can Google be dethroned? Hear me out. Wolfram.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Operations at Google, sums it up best: “Performance. years (Facebook). 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. happening now. We’ve.

Facebook for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. Quiz Monster Create your own quiz Facebook application!

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research

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With almost 30 percent of the human population, or 2 billion people, using the internet; and 94 percent of US students equating research with using Google or other search engines, it comes as no surprise that 75 percent of students use Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research. 1997: Google released. 2004: Facebook launched. 2008: Google Chrome browser launched.

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Sell Courses Using Facebook Ads

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Over the years the gold standard for this was Google Adwords. However, Facebook has now emerged as the “go-to” advertising platform. Problem is, Facebook advertising can be intimidating. Wondering where to learn about Facebook advertising? If you don’t know anything about Facebook advertising then why not just go to Facebook and learn from them?

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

Are you using Google+ yet? It’s launching to the general public soon and after a few weeks of using Google+, Diane Elkins and Judy Unrein got together to share impressions. If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Even if Google+ does have its advantages, it is only useful if the people you want to connect with are there. JU: And soon Google+ will open up publicly, so a lot more people will be there. Everyone who uses Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, or any of their other services already has a Google account.

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

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In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Whether one personally likes the service or not, there’s no arguing that Facebook is the world’s most popular social media platform. Getting your Facebook on.

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

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These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Social Media @ Google Part 1: How Google manages external communicates to make news and info about google findable to the outside world Part 2: Internal communication and discovery Part 1: How Google communicates publicly: Don’t do traditional press releases 150+blogs!, 100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) No dedicates editors – no long approval chains.

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Google in the Classroom

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Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. After making a full Google Docs integration this year in my history classroom, I will never go back,” wrote Nate Green, an educator and blogger with edSocialMedia.com. Here’s what you need to know about using Google in the classroom. Here are a few of the many things you can do: Create an assignment: The interface used for this feature looks similar to your Facebook wall. Students can see homework in the stream and create and edit it within Google docs. Google Earth. Blogger. About the Author.

Paper cuts

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I’m late to the party, but finally I’ve gotten my hands onto Google Cardboard. I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful!

Meet Learner 2.0

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They are younger than the Internet and mobile phones, and they don't recall a time when there was no Google or Facebook. digital pedagogy education Edutopia FaceBook Google Internet learning metacognition mobile phone Technology universityI'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'. Unported License.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

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Within that shrinking slice of online time, Facebook is increasingly the portal for everything.  Search engines, once the gatekeepers to the Web, are giving way to FacebookGoogle and everything it represents, is facing the first stages of irrelevancy. Hence the importance of Facebook and Twitter: people can passively wait for recommendations on what they need to know. 

A circular argument

E-Learning Provocateur

Much has been said of the “circles&# feature in Google+ , and rightly so. It’s Google’s trump card against the likes of Facebook and Twitter. The achilles heel of Facebook is that its friending system is binary: either you are my friend or you are not. Granted, I’m no Facebook expert, so maybe this can be done. It makes sense. Hammer time.

In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in

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Twitter = 1; Google+ = 2; Facebook = 3 and LinkeIn = 4. Today I’m having a little fun asking my friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share in what order they favor the big four Social Networking sites out there. As you can see by my tweet at the top of this post, for me it’s Twitter first, Google+ second, Facebook third and LinkedIn last. So please chime in: [ View the story "In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? For me? Chime in" on Storify ].

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Like so many other Google products, this one is in beta and is gradually opening up to more users. One unique aspect separates Plus from other Google services. It was great to see how Google’s engineers solicited feedback, which they got almost instantaneously and were able to act on it quickly.

Google is failing us: how to manage the information overflow?

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Websites, blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, newspapers, TV, radio to name a view of the overflowing sources that we need to manage and process. Steve Rosenbaum pointed out in his key note address at DevLearn that search engines like Google become less reliable and that we have to find other ways to manage the information overflow. decided to test Google myself. entered the search term ‘Kasper Spiro’ in Google, searching for images of myself. curation Flipboard google ZiteThe rest has no relation to me at all. This is great, but it is not enough.

Google Doodle contest: Hurdle your way to a TechSmith Spork

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Have you already seen today’s awesomely addictive  Google Doodle ? Well let’s just say if you weren’t the greatest hurdler in high school … Google is giving you the chance to redeem yourself. Post a link to the video onto the Facebook page of whichever product you used to record ( Jing , Snagit , or Camtasia ). Or post on our Google+ page.

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Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

Are you using Google+ yet? It’s launching to the general public soon and after a few weeks of using Google+, Diane Elkins and Judy Unrein got together to share impressions. If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. Even if Google+ does have its advantages, it is only useful if the people you want to connect with are there. JU: And soon Google+ will open up publicly, so a lot more people will be there. Everyone who uses Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs, or any of their other services already has a Google account.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

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You know everything there is to know.   If you do, then you need to meet with the Google people ASAP. Join a Facebook group with other relevant people, follow L&D industry pages. Here is the ATD facebook page , the Learning Rebels page – it doesn’t matter which L&D person or company you follow. Through live streaming, facetime, periscope, Facebook video. Boring

AppFusion: Google+ Equals? by Terrence Wing

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Google+ has generated a great deal of interest in the past month, even though it is not officially “public.” There are many comparisons to Facebook’s user interface and functionality (for good reason). Early adopters are busy figuring out how to use its social features in eLearning, as a Personal Learning Environment (PLE), and elsewhere. Here are some first impressions!

My professional use of social media and communication tools

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My most valuable tool is probably Flipboard combined with Google reader. When I find a blog I want to read more often I will subscribe to it with Google reader. Selecting the interesting ones and reading is something that I don’t like in Google reader at all, I use Flipboard for that purpose. have a private Facebook account too, but I hardly use it. love it.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

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Google is renowned for its innovative and forward thinking. However, skeptics around the world question the potential of Google+ with the failure of Google Wave and competition from Facebook. More specifically, the ability to differentiate circles of users makes Google+ a relevant tool that can be leveraged in the workplace. Dhanji R. Ask A Gen Y

RIP Google Reader – How to Move Your Subscriptions to a Google Reader Alternative

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If you’re reading this on Google Reader , you won’t be…as of Tuesday. As you’ve no doubt heard, Google is pulling the plug on their feed reader today (July 1), so now is the time to change your blog subscriptions over to a different service. Lots of TechSmithies (along with a few million others ) have moved over to Feedly …which offers 1-click migration from Google Reader.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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ABOUT JAIME CASAP (Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc.). Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. Jaime is a member of the Google for Education Team and works across other Google teams, including, Google Fiber, the Google Policy Team, the YouTube Team, and the Google Capital Team. Learnnovators: So how do you think Google can play a role here?

The fame monster

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Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+? This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days. Peerindex Charlie Sheen education Snoop Dogg Twitter Klout FaceBook online reputation Lady Gagabillion views.

Thumbs up: Integrating eFrontPro with Facebook

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In this post we’ll have a look at yet another authentication option — integrating eFrontPro with Facebook, so that you can have your users log in through their Facebook accounts. Facebook you say? Whether one personally likes the service or not, there’s no arguing that Facebook is the world’s most popular social media platform. Getting your Facebook on.

PAPER CUTS

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Most Revolutionary Google Product Launch of the Past Month (Hint: It’s Not Google+)

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Since its launch in beta format a month ago, Google+ has registered some significant buzz within the social learning community.  Whether it turns out to be a game changer or just another useful tool in the social learning arsenal has yet to be determined, but in my opinion, it wasn’t even Google’s most revolutionary social launch that week. Yes, you heard me right. 

Global conversations

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Consider how easy it is to have simultaneous conversations with several other people using e-mail, Twitter or Facebook. Think how easy it is to video conference using Google Hangouts or Skype. communication e-mail Google Hangouts mobile phones Skype social media Touch screen videoconference And then the technology innovations rapidly began to appear, one after another.

The Worst eLearning Course Ever

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Share this on Facebook. Share this on Google+. Add this to Google Bookmarks. You read the title correctly. This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches. Enjoy, if you can. Or more likely, don’t. P.S. All is not lost! Tweet This!

Global digital tribe

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Facebook is currently the largest of the digital totems in the social media universe. Yet another is the Google Hangouts clan, whose totem has a number of affordances to support all of the above tribal activities as well as the collaborative sharing of spaces, and video linking for synchronous communication that overcome physical constraints such as geographical distance. Wheeler, S.

Google Goes Gaming?

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There have been a number of interesting development in term of Google and social game purchases and game related initiatives. Here are some recent highlights; Google purchased a company called Slide , an app developer that works with popular social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace to create community-driven entertainment applications. Google Buys Slide for $182 Million, Getting More Serious about Social Games* Google has invested between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming company Zynga. The deal is worth a reported $182 million.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. There was a great NYTimes article a few weeks ago about a mom signing up for a FaceBook account, completely appalling her teenage daughter. (Id go look up the link for you, but why bother? It didnt feel like FaceBook would have a lot of professional promise.