Activity Streams

Jay Cross

An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. 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.

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. I may re-focus Internet Time and the Informal Learning on articles and use Posterous as my main publishing stream. 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.

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Under the radar: great technologies you could be using

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Activity streams, e.g. Jay’s FriendFeed. FriendFeed. Learning Technologies 2009. 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.

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. Conduct a content analysis. And an audience analysis. Measure job/performance outcomes.

Twittering birds and headless dogs

Learning with e's

So I posted this question on my Twitter stream - "Anyone using either Twitter or Plurk with students for real learning/teaching? It was brought to my attention by Michelle A Hoyle (London, England) that A J Cann (Leicester, England) is using a combination of Twitter and Friendfeed with his students with some success. An old friend of mine, Carol Daunt (Brisbane, Australia) has single handedly turned me on to Plurk.

Re-orientation

Jay Cross

Now, the torrent of information generated by the ever increasing stream of new developments has rendered this impossible. It pleases me to think of all of the passing information, entertainment, notifications, tweets, blogs, magazines, newspapers, and so on as a never-ending stream. The top section is Flow : aggregators; my favorite read is a river of learning news and I’m toying with Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning , but often I click the link to FriendFeed or Twitter.