Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I have a personal page, just like my daughter's Facebook page. I've tried out several social network tools and have had a similar reaction.

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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors. Why is Facebook so hot right now? What is Facebook? Facebook is a pretty simple application with fairly standard social network functionality.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. Something like the social network operating system , maybe. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use.

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Tony Karrer

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. or as Chris puts it : "to build a social network with its skin inside out". This aligns pretty well with my experience of Learning and Networking with a Blog. It appears to be heading in a good direction where you can have a distributed understanding of the social graph. Interesting to see the buzz around Diso.

Social Networking Annual Data - comScore

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

ComScore has released their data on Social Networking today and it's pretty incredible. Its LinkedIn and Facebook only for me. Data can tell amazing stories. Just listen to Hans Rosling from the TED conference and you'll get what I mean. Facebook.com has increased 270% since June 2006. I knew the buzz was growing about it over the last year and so I tried it out. Now I'm hooked. Okay.maybe I still Twitter a little bit

Facebook Fridays

Tony Karrer

A mistitled article - found via Bill Ives on the FastForward blog - Serena Software Adopts Facebook as Corporate Intranet. The real focus of the article is how Serena Software has adopted a practice called Facebook Fridays: Each Friday, employees are granted one hour of personal time to spend on their Facebook profiles and connect with co-workers, customers, family and friends. Companies that do not embrace social networking are making a huge mistake

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. Facebook is STILL the most convenient way to get connected to friends, get updated on existing friends, find new people, build relationships and express identities – so the big Facebook advantage is that your audience is most definitely there. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

Facebook Enterprise Application

Tony Karrer

If you've not seen this, there's a Facebook application by Worklight called Workbook that represents an overlay to turn Facebook into an Enterprise Social Network application. This is something I've been expecting for a while based on some conversations with large organizations who planned to use Facebook as their social network.

Social networking allows talent to blossom

Clive on Learning

One of the nice things about FaceBook is that you're always uncovering interesting new angles on the people you know. She credits the quality of her work to the "wonderful and insightful feedback I have through my Flickr friends" - another endorsement of the learning power inherent within social networking. Dominique Lowenthal alerted me to this exhibition of her photographs taking place on flickr.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

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

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

37% Adults Use Social Networking - Adoption to e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Social networking is perceived by many adults as waste of time. Financial Post reported that 37% of adults visit social networking sites, 27% who visit FaceBook create a profile. This is perhaps changing. I remember the time when corporate managers where suspicious of instant messaging. Today, it's part of our workplace tools. When technology helps us to do things faster and better,we adapt.

Facebook Alfresco Platform

Tony Karrer

Found via Publishing Enterprise Content To Facebook - Alfresco - a content management system has provided hooks for it to be used to deliver content to Facebook users. This model, where Facebook becomes a platform for application development has some really interesting aspects. Especially with some of the pain of developing Facebook apps

FaceBooking our future.

Learning with e's

Social networks will change the way we look at world issues claims a new article. In a nutshell, Thompson describes a world in which the (so far) unconnected citizens of our planet suddenly discover how to FaceBook or Flickr using mobile phones. Thompson puts it a lot more eloquently than I can, so read his article entitled: 'Social net offers new perspective'. Tags: social network Flickr Bill Thompson FaceBook BBC News

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. Its just a matter of time before someone new buys Facebook. People use Gmail or Reader as stand alone offerings, by comparison everything in Facebook is interlinked." The author sees a future where Facebook replaces the OS.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume). Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Wow, what a great list from 2006, I'm glad I have that saved somewhere. ;) So how about in here's a random list of things from 2007: My 10 year old son edited Wikipedia - A Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update and added value. Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! The Big Question is back.

Wiki 100

Twitter # 9 Facebook. What It Is

Vignettes Learning

Digital Natives (DN) and Digital Immigrants(DI) look at Facebook differently. Natives do and use it. Immigrants hesitate, wonder if it works, then ask for permission to use it. Ray Jimenez, PhD 3-Minute e-Learning www.VignettesTraining.com www.TrainingPayback.com Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

I finally succumbed to Facebook

Clive on Learning

I hadn't intended to sign up with Facebook. I had no idea what to expect from Facebook and, a couple of weeks later, my expectations remain very fuzzy. Obviously I have a professional interest in social networking and am particularly keen to find out how well it can work both inside and outsie the firewall and in a learning context. In this sense I would like Facebook to demonstrate more value than other online communities that I have participated in.

Are Facebook friends real friends?

Clive on Learning

The discussion centred on social networking: "The explosion of social networking sites in recent years has prompted some serious reflection on the state of modern friendship. Facebook users in the UK, a 300% increase on the year. Of the 16 hours that regular internet users spend online a week, 11 hours are spent social networking (hardly seems credible - maybe I misheard!). The average Facebook user has 150 friends (suddenly I feel unloved).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 | Main | Quote of the Day: Jenkins on Convergence » August 28, 2007 Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) This story from Inside Facebook hippedme to what has to be one of the slickest apps on the iPhone. Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless.

Facebook - the next Operating System?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Facebook buys Parakey Facebook has just acquired an Operating System. Why in the heck, would a social networking company buy an OS company? From INSIDE FACEBOOK So what they also get are the 2 brains behind the creation of Firefox. Firefox's incredible flexibility and openness is what made it attractive to the Facebook folks. Facebook opened up to developers and now it has blown away the competition. Why are people hanging out at Facebook?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Pysched for FaceBook

Learning Visions

Monday, June 25, 2007 Getting Pysched for FaceBook Im definitely feeling out-of-my element in this whole FaceBook thing. And Ive joined a group: FaceBook for Business in which Ive posted some questions, gotten some answers, and been asked to participate in a beta test for a FaceBook widget. Ran across this article, The Psychology of FaceBook , which talks about the collecting of friends and relationships aspect of it all.

Facebook in the dock

Learning with e's

Well, the dock is getting a little crowded, because now I hear that FaceBook is in trouble too. It's been reported on the BBC News that the social networking website has had 6 major British companies withdraw their advertising from its site. They don't want to be associated with a Neo-Nazi political organisation (I am not even going to mention their name) that FaceBook has allowed to advertise on the site.

FaceBook research - your help needed

Learning with e's

Anyone who is using FaceBook , for whatever purposes, and especially those who are being wrapped up ever tighter in its nefarious and slippery coils - this is a call out to you for help. 2 Why did you first subscribe to FaceBook? 3 What are the main reasons for using FaceBook now? 4 What specialist networks have you joined? 5 How regularly do you use FaceBook? 6 What other social networking sites do you use? Tags: research FaceBook survey

PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I am frequently asked if it is possible to convert PowerPoint presentations into movies that can be shared on websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.   About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

Movie 193

Buzz words for 2007

Learning with e's

Running under the title of Schott's Alamanac , the Times newspaper today carries an article about all of the new buzz words that have supposedly been introduced in 2007 and suggests that these are the words that will define the year. But some of them go back a few years, so although they may now define 2007, some may actually also define the first few years of this century, I think. Tags: MySpace Apple Mac Nintendo Wii iPOD FaceBook 2007 Edubloggers Bebo

eLearning Weekly » DevLearn 2007 – Day 2

eLearning Weekly

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Top Posts in 2007

Learning Visions

Monday, December 03, 2007 Top Posts in 2007 Snow is falling general over Massachusetts. Instead, I cracked open Google Analytics and pulled up my top 5 posts for the year (well, my top posts since September 1 when I started using Google Analytics): The Real World, Second Life, and Facebook/MySpace : Over the summer, I conducted a series of interviews with over 20 current college students and recent graduates. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ). tools software social learning PLEs so-net softwareI've been out of the loop for a while.

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ). Tags: tools software social learning PLEs so-net software I've been out of the loop for a while.

Facebook in the Enterprise - WorkLight

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So now you can use all the power of Facebook as your company social network. Why can't a tool like this be successful as the basis for your companies social network? Tony Karrer found this little gem. WorkLight. I'm sure there's a militant IT manager out there somewhere willing to tell me why this will NEVER work. So, let's hear it.

Facebook - a group for us, and thoughts on its value

Learning Rocks

While I'm still not sure how, or indeed why, Facebook could or should be turned to educational purposes, I'm still interested to see if it can. To that end I've joined Elizabeth Murphy's 'Facebook as a learning tool' group. However, the one comment that has struck me came from Nicole Cargill-Kipar who says: Perhaps, then, the question is if we actually want to encroach into the students' social spaces.

Facebook - a group for us, and thoughts on its value

Learning Rocks

While I'm still not sure how, or indeed why, Facebook could or should be turned to educational purposes, I'm still interested to see if it can. To that end I've joined Elizabeth Murphy's 'Facebook as a learning tool' group. However, the one comment that has struck me came from Nicole Cargill-Kipar who says: Perhaps, then, the question is if we actually want to encroach into the students' social spaces.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Id like to pass along my latest addiction.say goodbye to free time. » November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us? Google and Facebook get to play the VHS/Betamax war over social networking APIs and netvibes just stands in the middle making stuff that will work with all of them.