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No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there | Rutger Bregman | Opinion | The Guardian
We won't mention names. That would be indelicate. Rentiers require a low profile. "growing share of those we hail as “successful” and “innovative” are earning their wealth at the expense of others. The people getting the biggest handouts are not down around the bottom, but at the very top. Yet their perilous dependence on others goes unseen. Almost no one talks about it. Even for politicians on the left, it’s a non-issue.... The fact of the matter is that feudalism has been democratised. To a lesser or greater extent, we are all depending on handouts. En masse, we have been made complicit in this exploitation by the rentier elite, resulting in a political covenant between the rich rent-seekers and the homeowners and retirees."
utopia  socialpractices  socialism  argument  rhetoric 
10 weeks ago by mcmorgan
Re-imagining Twitter
Example of how making it complex changes its potential. There's nothing intuitive about categories and stories: they are social concepts imported to bootstrap connection. What they do is make contextual information explicit rather than implicit. That adds to what can be carried by 140 characters. Ease of use gives way to augmentation. The link to lowercase capital in the subhead of the article is both a prominent move and a declaration of alignment (calling attention to itself *because* it's in the subhead). If we make it more complex, more people will use it!
twitter  erhetoric  augmentation  socialmedia  socialpractices 
june 2015 by mcmorgan
The Social Relevance of Public Writing
Huzza. Writing as a social practice. "In particular, I want to talk about how writing within my classroom has helped foster community amongst the students. In fact, the subtitle of this post could be, "How Wearing a Tie to Class Spurred Community Building."
#en3177  socialnetworking  socialpractices  twwt  twitter  education 
november 2012 by mcmorgan
The Ed Techie: Twitter as interdisciplinary tool & culture
Martin Weller discusses how some of the conventions of twitter help users organize their space to support interdiscplinarity. Mentions reasons for retweeting and how hash tags are used.
twitter  en3177  hashtag  retweet  collaboration  socialpractices  from delicious
september 2011 by mcmorgan
A Simple Guide for a Mindful Digital Life | zen habits
A how to: " How do we:
Connect the dots between our worlds in a way that propels us forward without overwhelming us with technology?
Shine a light on who we really are, but protect our identities and right to privacy?

Perhaps too minimal.
Share with the world, but only what’s appropriate for the world to see?

I say the simplest answer is to find the bonds that already exist and focus on them until they define us, ignoring the rest. Here’s how I do that. Take what works for you and leave the rest.
#en3177  socialpractices  twitter  privacy  sharing 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
The Ed Techie: Twitter as interdisciplinary tool & culture
Martin Weller discusses how some of the conventions of twitter help users organize their space to support interdiscplinarity. Mentions reasons for retweeting and how hash tags are used.
twitter  en3177  hashtag  retweet  collaboration  socialpractices 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
Proposing a Taxonomy of Social Reading
Draft in progress of a taxonomy to start making sense of what reading becomes online. Social practices from annotation to discussion boards to other alternatives.
literacy  newliteract  socialpractices  socialreading  en3177  ple  mooc 
october 2010 by mcmorgan
if:book: the truth is in the back and forth
A complete history of the Wikipedia article on the Iraq War (the second one) in XII volumes, printed. We *so* need a semiotics of writing. "Four years later, we don't yet have the tools that would let people read Wikipedia articles in "a new way" but hopefully Bridle's very impressive experiment with this one article will spur efforts to develop new tools for reading online works which are constantly being changed and edited."
wikipedia  collaborativewriting  history  socialpractices  reading 
september 2010 by mcmorgan
Practical Advice for Teaching with Twitter - ProfHacker
Covering organization, access, frequency, substance, archiving, and assessment
twitter  twwt  social_learning  socialpractices  socialmedia  teaching  tips 
september 2010 by mcmorgan
Does your org have a Facebook Page comment escalation flow-chart? ~ Stephen's Web
Stephen Downes on what decorum becomes when run through an organization. Good teaching tool? Not so much. The principle behind the decorum is CYA rather than Do No Harm or Show Practical Wisdom.
socialpractices  rhetoric  decorum 
august 2010 by mcmorgan
Welcome to The Nethernet
Some profs using this as an incentive. I prefer my good and evil fully baked.
twwt  socialpractices  gaming 
july 2010 by mcmorgan
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Experiments in delinkification
Pop piece for Web Content Writing on placing links effectively. Old hat. Nielson was on this years ago, and rhetoricians were suggesting alternatives long before this piece was conceptualized - as the comments on the post point out.
wcw  links  en3177  erhetoric  socialpractices 
july 2010 by mcmorgan
stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book
A brief look at how text that can circulate through the web creates more value than text locked in boxes- the problem starts when we're limited in what we can circulate, whether by lack of copy and paste or rights restrictions. Starts with commonplaces books as web snippets and rests the argument on that practice. "A single piece of information designed to flow through the entire ecosystem of news will create more value than a piece of information sealed up in a glass box." "When text is free to flow and combine, new forms of value are created, and the overall productivity of the system increases. " The
mashup  textual_circulation  fyc  literacy  books  commonplacebook  copyright  ipad  socialpractices  DH 
may 2010 by mcmorgan
Magazine Preview - The Data-Driven Life - NYTimes.com
Looks at lifelogging. Takes on some pocketbook psychology, but discusses the trend and some practice well.
lifelogging  tracking  socialpractices 
may 2010 by mcmorgan
How Social Media is Affecting the Way We Speak and Write
Light weight observations on social media, ending with the inevitable "it all depends" "There is no single right or wrong way to assimilate “social speak” into our lives and work — it all depends upon your own time and tolerance, your setting, your colleagues, and even the image you want to project. For better or for worse, though, we are all in a new world of communications — and most of us will have to learn the new language."
socialpractices  socialmedia  twitter 
april 2010 by mcmorgan
Shirky: Broadcast Institutions, Community Values
"The order of things in broadcast is "filter, then publish." The order in communities is "publish, then filter." If you go to a dinner party, you don't submit your potential comments to the hosts, so that they can tell you which ones are good enough to air before the group, but this is how broadcast works every day. Writers submit their stories in advance, to be edited or rejected before the public ever sees them. Participants in a community, by contrast, say what they have to say, and the good is sorted from the mediocre after the fact."
publishing2.0  socialpractices  editing  filters  freelancing 
march 2010 by mcmorgan
Logic+Emotion: We Are The Media. Do We Trust Media?
Given that we are all acting like media now, look at who we trust and how and why.
socialpractices  socialnetworking  socialmedia 
february 2010 by mcmorgan
Restaurants Use Menu Psychology to Entice Diners - NYTimes.com
Light reading for FYC. Assignment: List five ways you could revise the menu to make even more profit - without alienating diners. Extra points for emerging with your ethos intact.
rhetoric  socialpractices  fyc 
december 2009 by mcmorgan
The Millennial Muddle: How Stereotyping Students Became an Industry - Student Affairs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A close and thorough look at three or four ways of analyzing and grouping students. Opens up a general critique of the method and those who base their assumptions and actions on the results. Valuable for FYC.

""There's this expectation that your No. 1 job is to pander to this exotic alien consumer," says Mr. Vaidhyanathan, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. "At that point, you cease being a teacher and you are simply selling yourself to an audience that might not be interested in buying.""

says Mr. Vaidhyanathan. "Generational thinking is just a benign form of bigotry, in which you flatten out diversity. This is debilitating to the job of trying to work with young people."

"Some folks are using this as a template and a cookbook," Mr. Bonner says of Millennials descriptions. "It makes it very difficult to see and understand variations because people who don't fit the recipe may be viewed as outliers. That anesthetizes nuances."
fyc  socialpractices  social_learning  teaching  students_as_customers 
november 2009 by mcmorgan
Professors Are Not Sold on Twitter's Usefulness -
Brief news report, but the comments sketch out some uses and perspectives.
twitter  socialpractices 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos
Yet another social media exchange. Similar to a wiki page in that comments and layers are associated with the specific target. Unlike a wiki and more like a blog in that the target itself is not modified but layered. But the layering is interesting. It means that a target can have different sets of commentary and notes: a different story for the same diegesis, different emphases of the same ground ...
socialpractices  socialmedia  multimedia  multimodal  de  web  collaboration  presentation  voicethread  audio  twwt 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
This Is Me: This Is Me Introduction
University of Reading. "In an environment where there are many ways to publish material quickly and easily, such as social networking sites ... and all manner of other ways of expressing yourself on the web, people can find that they have their 'web presence' spread across multiple sites. What's more, other people might post something about you without you knowing about it - and it might be done quite innocently.

We are developing a number of short exercises and learning materials to help people think about what sorts of issues there are about DI."
twitter  blogging  identity  teaching  socialpractices 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
apophenia: Would the real social network please stand up?
"Not all social networks are the same.
You cannot assume network transitivity.
You cannot assume that properties that hold for one network apply to other networks.
To address this, I want to begin by mapping out three distinct ways of modeling a social network. These are not the only ways of modeling a social network, but they are three common ways that are often collapsed in public discourse."
twitter  facebook  socialnetworking  socialpractices 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline
List of faculty at Marquette who are using twitter for classes and why. The usual reasons and uses. One warning to limit personal exchanges.
twitter  socialpractices  socialmedia  privacy  facebook  teaching  fyc 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
The Intermittent Kevin - Find My iPhone works, and it is awesome.
Story of how a Lego-Geek lost and then found his iPhone in Chicago. A good story well told.
socialpractices  iPhone 
june 2009 by mcmorgan
Wired Campus: How Social Networking Affects the Student Life Cycle -- From Applicant to Graduate - Chronicle.com
This seemed initially pretty tame, but on a second reading, the gatekeeping function of admissions became more ominous.
social_software  socialnetworking  socialpractices  admissions  studentlife 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
The Conversation Prism
A PR piece version of Rhetoric 101. Useful and revealing for the language the authors use to frame their version of social exchange - even while they hold themselves up as non-experts.

"People aren’t lured into relationships simply because you cast the bait to reel them into a conversation.

"Sincerity extends beyond the mere act of creating a profile on Twitter or forming a fan page on Facebook or a group on LinkedIn. The dual definition of transparency serves very different forms of both genuine and hollow separated by intent and impression. Relationships are measured in the value, action, and sentiment that others take away from each conversation. Talking “at” or responding without merit, intelligence, or quality grossly underestimates the people you’re hoping to befriend and influence.

"If participation were this simple, then perhaps everyone would excel as a Social Media “expert.”'
rhetoric  web2.0  socialpractices  socialmedia  erhetoric 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
The Social Life of Paper - review
Paper persists owing to useful affordances. Easy review of a couple of books, c 2002.
newmedia  paper  notetaking  socialpractices  literacy 
march 2009 by mcmorgan
Belgian Newspaper: Internal Wiki More Useful Than External
Report that use of a wiki seemed better among a group who also know each other f2f than for creating new communities.
wiki  socialnetworking  readme  socialpractices 
march 2009 by mcmorgan
Design Bibliography: Welcome!
Sunir Shah's project: " to collect and annotate resources of interest to the human-computer interaction, social-computing, participatory design and information systems design communities. Essentially people who are concerned about computers in a human context. "
wiki  social_learning  socialpractices 
november 2008 by mcmorgan
Best Practices / Socialtext Customer Exchange
Good list of probably good practices - although there's no evidence of these being *best* practices.
wiki  wikis  socialpractices  en3177 
november 2008 by mcmorgan
MediaShift . Digging Deeper::NYU Professor Stifles Blogging, Twittering by Journalism Student | PBS
After New York University journalism student Alana Taylor wrote her first embed report for MediaShift on September 5, it didn’t take long for her scathing criticism of NYU to spread around the web and stir conversations.
newliteracy  newmedia  print  socialpractices  dangers 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
Alana Taylor: Online Reputation: A Love/Hate Relationship
I, for one, don't really mind being open online. I think that having a blog is one of the best ways of managing your personal brand and controlling your reputation. A blog allows you to write your side of the story -- always. If there was a picture that was posted or comment that was made about you that you didn't approve of or that you want to explain... your blog is the place to do it.
web2.0  blogging  socialpractices  en3177 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
NCTE Inbox Blog: Twitter: 140-Character Professional Development and Writing Tool
Traci Gardner on uses of twitter in courses: "It's like proprioception, your body's ability to know where your limbs are. That subliminal sense of orientation is crucial for coordination:"
twitter  social_learning  socialpractices 
august 2008 by mcmorgan
jill/txt » Rich Ling: The role of mediated ritual in mobile communication”
Jill's motes on Ling's presentation: His entire presentation, The role of mediated ritual in mobile communication, is online - so you can read the slides yourself - there are a lot of useful statistics and touchpoints. Here are some notes.
socialnetworking  socialpractices  mobilelearning 
august 2008 by mcmorgan
Open-space meeting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a style of meeting that can foster collaboration and be supported by wikis, or by stickies and markers. Defines a fairly well-orchestrated rhetorical situation for collaborative compostion
openspace  web2.0  socialpractices  collaboration  collaborativewriting 
july 2008 by mcmorgan
Minnesota citizen media - E-Democracy.Org
How to use a wiki as an aggrefator. "We are collecting links to citizen engagement projects and citizen media projects in rural Minnesota, as part of our Rural Voices project" Linking to blogs as well as flickr and delicious. Needs a twitter account.
wikis  socialnetworking  socialpractices  citizenmedia 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites
By examining what different participants groups do on social network sites, this paper investigates what Friendship means and how Friendship affects the culture of the sites. I will argue that Friendship helps people write community into being in social n
socialnetworking  socialpractices  erhetoric  newmedia  facebook 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Participatory Media Literacy / Participatory Media Literacy
A pretty good resource for Participatory stuff: weblogs, wikis, RSS, social bookmarking. Howard Rheingold
newmedia  participatorymedia  social_learning  socialpractices 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
And it's only now, as we're waking up from that collective bender, that we're starting to see the cognitive surplus as an asset rather than as a crisis. We're seeing things being designed to take advantage of that surplus, to deploy it in ways more engaging.
attention_economy  economics  socialnetworking  socialpractices 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Transliteracy: Crossing Divides, Thomas et al
Transliteracy might provide a unifying perspective on what it means to be literate in the twenty–first century. It is not a new behavior but has only been identified as a working concept since the Internet generated new ways of thinking about human comm
literacy  socialpractices  newliteracy  newmedia 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
About - PenguinWiki - collective novel
the novel? Can a collective create a believable fictional voice? How does a plot find any sort of coherent trajectory when different people have a different idea about how a story should end – or even begin? And, perhaps most importantly, can writers re
socialpractices  literature  en3177  DigitalHumanities 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
gapingvoid: free cartoons as "social objects"
Nice blog post about how hugh sees and sets his use permissions. See the work as social object rather than hoarded possession and you change the relationship between object and viewer, object and creator
freelancing  copyright  socialpractices  attention_economy  web2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Turn teen texting toward better writing | csmonitor.com
It would be nice if all students wrote essays in their spare time, but Pew tells us that only 8 percent do. Nearly all of them, however, use text and instant messaging, so if the far shore turns out to be a chat room, then we should start teaching critica
fyc  social_learning  socialpractices 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0
John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler social learning is based on the premise that our understanding of content is socially constructed through conversations about that content and through grounded interactions, especially with others, around problems or
erhetoric  fyw  social_learning  socialpractices  learning2.0  oer  ple  mooc 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
“Learning to Leisure? Failure, Flame, Blame, Shame, Homophobia and Other Everyday Practices in Online Education”
when
using platforms most frequently positioned in leisure-based environments, institutional and ideological blockages
to creating a successful learning experience and scholarly environment.
de  socialpractices  twwt 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
When Young Teachers Go Wild on the Web
Another inappropriate content on facebook news piece
socialnetworking  socialpractices 
april 2008 by mcmorgan
The Ed Techie: Whither the blogosphere?
"A few prominent bloggers have, of late, been talking about the move away from the blogosphere. " The blog doesn't have monopoly on social attention.
blogging  en3177  socialpractices 
april 2008 by mcmorgan
The Professor as Open Book - New York Times
While many professors have rushed to meet the age of social networking, there are some who think it is symptomatic of an unfortunate trend, that a professor’s job today is not just to impart knowledge, but to be an entertainer.
socialpractices  socialnetworking  en3177  scholarship2.0 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook
Cut through the cruft and clever yrations and Doctorow has a small point to make: the constrained social connections of FB aren't enough to warrant attention.
socialpractices  socialsoftware  Facebook  en3177 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
Meatball Wiki: GreatChallengesToWikis
Content problems. Community Problems, Leadership problems, Technical problems ... While WikiPatterns suits the business perspective, Meatball is still the upstream source of thinking about wikis
wiki  wikis  en3177  socialpractices 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
The TWITTER Cast
Experiment in twittering a conference: " interesting and entertaining experience - highlighted by the potential of some really good "external" audience interaction. Some thoughts"
twitter  socialpractices  socialnetworking 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
BBC NEWS | Technology | How Twitter makes it real
Thompson takes a romantic pitch at Twitter, stressing its immediacy of publishing over its permanency.
twitter  socialpractices  socialnetworking  immediacy 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
Participation Inequality: Lurkers vs. Contributors in Internet Communities (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
from 2006. The numbers might be shifting a little as social networking becomes more pervasive, or as we widen our senses of what it is to "contribute" and expand the means.
en3177  socialpractices  socialnetworking  blogging  collaboration 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Shawn Blanc » NetNewsWire: Just What You Wanted
Review of NetNewsWire that has extra interest in *how* and *where* and *when* Shawn uses it.
rss  socialpractices  newmedia  newliteracy 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Facebook: Not Just For Students Anymore - Chronicle.com
A Wired Campus blurb by J Young at the Chronicle. The comments provide a xsection of use to get discussions started in E-Rhet.
erhetoric  Facebook  socialnetworking  socialpractices 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
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