Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network?

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Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere.

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. This is something we are commonly doing on sites today.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. Social networks for distance learning.

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

mLearning Revolution

In what order to you favor the Big 4 #SoMe Networks. 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.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

I hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time.

TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

Developed a course on social networking for business. Use online library databases to research social networking. Provided a bunch of stats on social networking usage–I’m not taking notes on all that). Many businesses consider time on social networking sites wasted, but not all. Wachovia is testing social networking for sharing information and developing community within the community. LinkedIn.

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking

Kapp Notes

Chart shows percentage of teens and tweens and what social networking/Web 2.0 Among teens, that amounts to about 9 hours a week on social networking activities,compared to about 10 hours a week watching TV.

Using Facebook for ELearning

LearnDash

Today we have a large variety of tools available to us for social learning, the most notable being front-runners Facebook and Twitter. What’s more, most people know how to use Facebook, so they don’t have to learn yet another platform before learning can take place.

Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. social networking, right here, right now.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning.

Facebook Fatigue?

Kapp Notes

An article, Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue , provided some interesting findings about the social networking site, Facebook. According to the article: A survey of 600 teens ages 13 to 17 in late April found that teens spend two hours per day online on average, 80% of which is spent using a social network. These same teens are, however, showing signs of “Facebook Fatigue.”

Quick Review of Izzui – The Facebook LMS

LearnDash

Facebook is being used for a whole lot more than comments and pictures these days. Not too long ago, an ambitious Facebook app called Izzui came about with the goal of allowing people the opportunity to create and sell training on the world’s most popular social networking platform.

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. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

The drama of Facebook

Learning with e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. Erving Goffman is well known for work on psychiatric asylums, social rituals and stigma.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. This weekend I read an old but interesting post on LinkedIn strategies.

Sell Courses Using Facebook Ads

LearnDash

Be it in a blog, writing on other sites, videos, or a podcast. 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?

Part 2: Using Facebook as a learning platform (videos)

eFront

For those who missed last week’s post “ Part 1: Using Facebook as a learning platform ” we shared some important links for instructors interested in using Facebook with students. eLearning Learning Social Media Facebook

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. These are nicely captured by this article as Tony Karrer pulls together a number of recent resources on the site to throw out some ideas. All of that said, Facebook is surprising me in terms of how well it works as a platform.

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.

IT Manager's Guide to Social Networking - Free eBook

Take an e-Learning Break

Like it or not, your end users are probably using their computers and mobile devices to access social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter. While valuable tools for networking and keeping in touch, social networking sites can also expose your users to online malware.

It’s Facebook Week on Share&Learn

Jane Hart

It’s Facebook Week on Share&Learn 15-19 August. Each weekday there will be a discussion on a different aspect of using Facebook for learning. Mon 15 Aug – Using Facebook for personal learning/professional development. Tue 16 Aug – Facebook groups and learning.

Social Networking Not Corporate Enough for Your Company?

Kapp Notes

If you think that social networking is just a fad or is only good for social things like what album you like or what what book you are reading.but is not appropriate for work.think again. Some of the most sophisticated information analysis, exchange and monitoring agencies are using social networking software to make their information gathering process stronger and more meaningful. The social networking application is called A-Space.

From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

Vignettes Learning

Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. The article caught my interest because it calls the attention to what LinkedIn plans to do to increase usage or interaction in their site. The new services could help LinkedIn fend off some new competition. It's about time e-learning and training professionals look at their social networking initiative in the same way as LinkedIn.

Learn With Facebook: A New Training Tool

CLO Magazine

Facebook announced Tuesday that it will launch Learn With Facebook, a career development site that focuses on both the hard and soft skills people need to advance in today’s digital workforce. This initiative is part of Facebook’s pledge to train U.S.

Pros and Cons of Facebook Groups for Your Business

LearnDash

Facebook Groups have risen in popularity recently. I don’t know about you, but recently I have seen a meteoric rise in the number of companies that are using Facebook Groups for customer community building. One of our users decided to make an unofficial group to network with others and to share ideas. If you’re interested you can join the LearnDash Facebook group here. PROs to Using Facebook Groups. Customers can network and help one another.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Facebook. LinkedIn. Share this on Facebook.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Social Learning in an LMS.

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How to Create a Facebook Personality Quiz

ProProfs

Recently, a number of engaging quizzes have stirred up Facebook. Quizzes on popular TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Harry Potter are some of the most popular facebook quizzes that are smashing traffic records. Steps to Create a Facebook Personality Quiz.

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals.

CCK08: Facebook for Academics

E-Learning Acupuncture

Probably the simplest way I can describe it is to call it "Facebook for Academics." This social networking site is a great way to connect with other faculty members at other institutions working on similar topics. PS: this blog post fits nicely into the Connectivism course topic for week 5: Groups and Networks If you are a faculty member or administrative staff at a college or university then you might be tempted to check out Academia.edu.

5 News Sites Doing Captioning Right

3Play Media

The rise of social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat, has proven the success of video content. In fact, 85% of Facebook video is watched with the sound off. In order to survive in modern day journalism, news outlets must keep up with the trends.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

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. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

Facebook: why data privacy matters

Interactive Services

In the midst of posting your name, pictures, and background on social media sites, did you ever consider who your information reaches, beyond your family and friends? Just last week I posted a picture on my Facebook account.