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Microsoft An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Microsoft launched a new network called – pronounced ‘social’ – which is being discussed all over the web. It is described as “an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.”

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Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

Icerocket's search is working so much better than Google's blog search. In Twitter Search, I look for my name, site names, and tags. Both are pretty good at social search, but right now I'm primarily using IceRocket and Twitter Search. I've tried Twingly and SamePoint.

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Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace


Socl: pronounced social, allows you to express and share your ideas through rich post collages comprised of images, links, captions and videos. Socl is a research project from Microsoft Research FUSE Labs and began as an experiment in social search targeted at students for the purpose of learning.

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Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Social News Aggregator - Digg. Social Q&A - Askville or Social Search - Samepoint WhosTalkin BingTwitter Scour - My favorite. Social Measuring - Technorati. RSS Reader – Google Reader Bloglines. Reviews & Recommendations – Yelp or Epinions (the granddaddy).

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Going Dutch

Learning with e's

My own session is entitled: 'Use of wikis to promote a culture of sharing', whilst other invited speakers in the international lineup include: Graham Attwell , Organiser (Personal learning environments) - pictured above left in contemplative mood, Josie Fraser , UK (Social networking services and social search), Helen Keegan , UK (THINKing and UNDERSTANDing (..)

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Workscaping, part 3 of n

Jay Cross

I search or ask people when I need to know. If I have a good network of savvy colleagues, I can ask them for advice (“social search”). “I Once I had to learn most of the things required to do my job; now I need to know where to retrieve them. I store knowledge in my friends.” (6).

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LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

Social News Aggregator - Digg. Social Q&A - Askville or Social Search – Bing Twitter. Social Measuring - Technorati. Open Social – APis, open source – while this necessarily isn’t social media, it will enable multi-faceted social media features and capabilities.