lördag 17 december 2011
måndag 12 december 2011
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No wonder they will grow up like this:
And this is how you can tell that we are getting old:
söndag 11 december 2011
fredag 9 december 2011
Therefore I think that this interview with the evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar is very interesting. He claims that you cannot keep in contact with more than an average of 150 friends due to the limits of social skills in our brain. This also includes social media tools like Facebook.
These 150 friends involves relationships with trust and obligations not just names and faces. So how many of your "friends" on Facebook are real, actual friends?
You can find the interview here:
Last week, we had a guest lecture about the allegedly democratizing effects of social media. I found an article that I think is relevant for this subject. It is about the use of social media and its influence on the recent uprising in Egypt.
The article claims that social media tools like Facebook and Twitter made an opportunity for activists and viewers to communicate, coordinate and document the protests against the Murbarak regime.
I like the conclusion in the article, that social media did not make all of this happen but that it brought everything to a head much sooner.
Here is the article:
torsdag 8 december 2011
These images bellow taken from this article are very interesting to understand the major differences of the generations, although the theory is from 1997.
Besides being based over American history I consider it very similar over the context we live today in lots of countries.
From what I could observe there are many researches being made over the technology impacts on different generations, but none can be irrefutable, once the time you were born does not certainly predicts the way you interact with technology, it might also vary a lot depending on cultural, social, and economic aspects.
The digital natives theory is one of the recent ones, launched in 2001 by Marc Prensky, but it became more famous only in 2007 and since then is being challenged and discussed.
I know that many people liked Therese's lecture. I have found an interesting article related to her lecture. It is actually an interview so it will be more fun to read.
Perhaps more fun is to look at smaller topics (of course bin Ladens death is trending) like planking!
So if your planing to start planking now, you are a bit to late!
onsdag 7 december 2011
Ok. Then why companies keep this rewarding money system, once it is scientifically proved it does not work?
Would this be related to what motivates us over sharing something over social networks?
The large diversity of ideas put out made me think about which results we could have got if all the groups had worked on the same specific theme; I'm quite sure that would have been really enjoyable to see how many different ideas.
Moreover, I've found very very funny the fact the the most "appreciated" poster was the one realized by the "Appreciation" group: they nailed it!!! Nomen Omen * ???
* For those who don't know Latin: it means "The name is a sign/The name tells about the destiny in itself"
Many are thoughtworthy and quite funny, but as with many infographics their sources of information are sometimes poorly stated or suspicious.
I've also come across some other interesting visualizations of networking in general. Lots of information, easy on the eyes
tisdag 6 december 2011
måndag 5 december 2011
E-learning Europe is a community for teachers, producers and academics interested in the subject. I think their E-learning Papers is very good!
The rapid e-learning blog has actually been very useful to me when designing e-learning content. Fun to read and very practical. But consider the author's relation with rapid e-learning tool Articulate.
LinkedIn has a few e-learning communities as well, and interesting articles pop-up from time to time while, if you have the time to care about them...
And these are some interesting books on theory, practice and design!
I've found this quite interesting; it shows how different media companies decide different policies as owners of songs, video etc...
That's why some videos are removed and some others have the suggestion to buy a certain (background or not) song from ITunes, for example.
Moreover, it made me think about the check complexity of that system, as it has to deal with a huge amount of files at the same time.
UPDATE: as the html tag seems to have failed, this is the link http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_stewart_how_youtube_thinks_about_copyright.html
More wisdom from "The Internet Days".
Ellen Helsper, Lecturer in Media and Communication Department from the London School of Economics and Political Science talked at Internetdagarna about digital inclusion of vulnerable groups.The lecture was based on the results and observations from her research on governmental programs for digital inclusion in England.
Digital inclusion can be understood as the interaction between four factors in continuous development and change:
- Access: Mobility, ubiquity, privacy
- Skills: technical, social, critical, creative
- Motivation: Societal, personal
- Engagement: Civic, educational, social, economic, cultural