Social networks, long tails, social ties

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The Long Tail, the 80:20 Rule and the role of learning professionals

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Long Tail Blogging is Dying?

Tony Karrer

Just read an article in the Guardian The long tail of blogging is dying (Found via Donald Clark ). I'm sure that this will continue to change, but I would question the notion that long tail blogging is dying. But recently – over the past six months – a new trend: fewer blogs with links, and fewer with any contextual comment. Some weeks, apart from the splogs, there would be hardly anything. I didn't think we'd suddenly become dull.

Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis

Tony Karrer

Adler's recent article - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 talks about the implications of the Long Tail on Education. You can also look at getAbstract 's - Abstract on Anderson's The Long Tail. John Seely Brown and Richard P.

Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape

Tony Karrer

a long tail? to my post Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis. I'm not limiting that to the "traditional means" training topics, but I do limit that to things that are job-related, which is why I think the tail has a limit.

The phenomenon of the long tail

Jay Cross

The process of Innovation

Online Communication, Learning, Long Tail, & Change

Big Dog, Little Dog

Good News, Bad News about Facebook Application Market: Long Tail Rules - O'Reilly. If you are interested in Chris Anderson's the Long Tail , be sure to read the comments in the article. Online communication is not second best - Clive on Learning. We know online communication is practical, in that it allows us to keep in touch with each other at a distance, but we would normally consider it a second best to face-to-face communication.

Learning, Long Tail, Needs Analysis, Web 2.0, & Creative Thinking

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not some relativistic world where training is fine as long as the manager says it's good (what David Wilson of Elearnity terms the 'conspiracy of convenience'). No, there are particular types of measure that are of value to stakeholders, and as long as the learning function can show its effect on these, and be seen to be operating effectively, then it is doing its job. Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape - eLearning Technology. February 25, 2008.

The Long Tail backlash, exposing flaws in mainstream media

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I think for the most part anyone with a small entrepreneurial bone in their body instinctively understands the concept of the long tail. Chris Anderson, the author of The Long Tail, writes this post in response the Wall Street Journal article that tries (unsuccessfully) to tear down the book and the concept. This comment from the Long tail blog reflects my thoughts. "It I no long just have a small circle of friends to discuss interesting issues.

Learnlets » Requirements to do a web biz ‘play’

Clark Quinn

Day 4 - Man.I'm just getting warmed up! (and a shocker!)

Mark Oehlert

found via an article in the Wall Street Journal) turns out that a Harvard professor has found out that the arguments put forward by WIRED editor Chris Anderson in The Long Tail, might not be exactly spot on. That must change how we view the head versus the tail. **I

The power-law distribution (and you)


names that refer to its different aspects and characteristics: power law, long tail, 80/20 rule, the Pareto principle, etc.

Learning Objectives, Performance Objectives and Business Needs

Tony Karrer

see my posts: Learning Responsibility , Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape) has raised some interesting questions in my mind. However, it dawned on me that if you define the scope of responsibility based on learning objectives you end up limiting yourself to focus only on content, immediate knowledge transfer, the fat end of the Long Tail Learning.

6 great tools to help determine the title of your next course

Superb Learning

Simply type in a keyword and Ubersuggest will give you long-tail versions of the term and the volume of searches. A good course title can help improve brand recognition, set you apart from the competition and also give people a general idea of what your course is about.

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool Tool Set 2009 Knowledge Work Types LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers SharePoint Using SharePoint SharePoint Examples SharePoint Fear and Loathing by Learning Professionals 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 Long Tail Long Tail Blogging is Dying? It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is.

Learning Power Laws

Tony Karrer

Several of them I regularly talk about: Amara’s Law ( backstory ) states that " we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Convert Text to Shapes Using the Fragment Tool

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Maybe, like in this example, you also want to edit one of the characters to have a longtail” to match the diagonal design element elsewhere on the slide.  Let’s say you’re creating icons for some eLearning and you’d like some letter icons.

Interview with Devesh Sharma – Founder of WPKube

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

A WordPress enthusiast, developer, blogger from India, Mr. Devesh Sharma has shared with us his experiences from over a decade long stint with the platform. We also tend to focus more on long-tail keywords or the kind of articles that will attract links. . #6

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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5 AdWords Marketing Tips for Your Online Course


Instead, look a little harder for long-tail key phrases that will have lower search volume, but also higher conversions, all at a lower bid price. Marketing on AdWords can help draw in new students and establish your course. AdWords is one of the most widely used online advertising tools—and for good reason. Like running a full-page ad in the yellow pages back in the day, they allow businesses to target customers searching for specific terms.

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9 Critical Elements of Performance Improvement: Devlearn Session Recap


The long tail of performance improvement We expected that Kent would return to work in about 6 weeks. Discussion: The long tail of performance improvement.

Learning Responsibility

Tony Karrer

First, my earlier posts Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape lay out that I believe the space in which Corporate Learning (and realistically all learning professionals) operates is changing such that unless they look at providing Long Tail Learning, they will be a continually smaller part of the overall information landscape. The big question for March 2008 is - Scope of Learning Responsibility?

Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

Association eLearning

For example: • ASAE asked questions that led them to discover that their publications catalogue did not, as they had assumed, lead to “long tail” sales of older publications.

Social Media for Trainers - Its What Turns Clark Kent into Superman

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The internet, specifically the NEW internet ( Web2.0 ), ALSO supports the theory of The Long Tail. and Social media give individual educators (teachers/trainers) the ability to scale up taking advantage of economies of scale while simultaneously taking advantage of the long tail.

Write for Skimming

Tony Karrer

Most people proved me wrong and they actually read things - see the survey results about whether people found a small bit of text embedded in the middle of my post: 74% of the people saw it 21% missed it 5% not sure I'm still convinced there's lack of ability to get people's attention and have them focus on any details - see Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis or better yet read the comments in Stop Reading where they passionately discuss people not reading emails.

Skimming and Learning Design

Tony Karrer

No one will sit through long detailed pieces of information. When we talk about the Long Tail Learning and Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis , the focus is on how to help learners when you cannot possibly get in front of all the information.

Scope of Learning Responsibility

The Learning Circuits

There was also discussion on my blog around the fact that in corporations there is a limit to what we can do as a training organization (see Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis and Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape ).

Social Media, elearning, Blogs, Lifestream, & Productivity

Big Dog, Little Dog

The long tail of blogging is dying - Its long tail, though, has lapsed into desuetude. Where is Everyone? These days, everyone is trying to figure out how to connect with other people.

How to Promote a Serious Game to Learners

Knowledge Guru

Like a well-planned curriculum, a marketing campaign has to have a long tail with plenty of reinforcement. If you’re about to launch a serious game in your organization, you’re probably pretty excited about it… and rightfully so.

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Learning in Organizations Community

Jay Cross

People on the thin end of the Long Tail. Two years ago I set up a Google Group on Learning. Last night I wrote the members: You’re one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Content providers will wag the long tail. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.

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Tony Karrer

see Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Economy) This will be fun to explore. I've been slowly going through Chris Anderson's book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. There's a lot he gives you to think about and definitely a lot that relates to the Business of Learning. There's quite a bit in the book that really resonates with me: We can't help it: We value atoms more than bits. Bits want to be free.

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Top 9 Posts You May Have Missed

Tony Karrer

A long, lost blog post that needs to be revisited. 6 - Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis Newspapers are failing by the day. The fat end of the long tail and the loss of attention is a critical issue that I'm not sure we are really ready to come to grips with. Since I'm out, I'm thinking this is a good time to point you to some past posts. The last post was what I've been writing this year that social signals say is good reading.

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PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning

Tony Karrer

If we are going to make progress with Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis , I think we have to think about these things in an integrated fashion Mohamed Amine Chatti (a fellow Eddie eLearning nominee) last two posts The LaaN Perspective , and Requirements of a PLE Framework are both interesting posts and worth reading. His requirements for a PLE Framework include: Personalization Social features Social filtering I ncorporate various Web 2.0

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Social Learning Objects - Flash Cards

Tony Karrer

This is something we've wanted to do for a long time in learning, but it's always been hard. This is exactly what the implication is Learning's Long Tail and Attention Crisis , Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape , eLearning 2.0. I was contacted by Mike Hogan, the creator of Flashcard Friends. This is an interesting little application and might imply a few things around where things are going.

Waterfall model - ADDIE - "is risky and invites failure"

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Microsoft is having trouble supporting the long tail. So where are the little guys supporting the long tail in eLearning? The 37signals blog Signal vs. Noise pointed me to the Wikipedia entry for the Waterfall model of software development. Sure sounds a lot like the ADDIE model to me. I wonder if there is any connection. matter.they are not relevant any more.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/17/2007

Big Dog, Little Dog

Dog or Tail. the next Long Tail or a dog ? Related links: The Long Tail and B2B. When New Ideas Are Bad for Innovation - Business Week. What is especially impressive about Apple's feat is that [Apple] did it with an R&D spend that is one-tenth the size of Microsoft's annual spend, and that they did it during a period of otherwise flat industry performance. Web 2.0: Is Web 2.0 Towards A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods for Management - VISUAL-LITERACY.