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Twitter for Teachers: an Experiment in Openness |
"Academia tends to be one of those (literally) old-school closed structures. Education is about and has always been about systems of power. It’s also about learning and transformation and all those things, but the traditional classroom system privileges the teacher as authority.

Because if I’d walked away, by the time I came back, the requests would have built to a clamour. And by the time there’s a clamour, people have dug in.

That’s the thing about working in the open. You can’t simply dim the lights and hush everyone. You’re part of something, and you may be guiding something, but you don’t control that thing. You’re in it with the network you’ve built. If that network includes your students, then they have public voices within it. If they mutiny, the mutiny will be active and loud and confusing unless you understand what’s going on. They’re not being insubordinate (usually). Networks are not hierarchies. And the medium encourages overt performance of discontent or questioning in a way that the classroom simply doesn’t, unless you’re in Dead Poets’ Society."
modeling  babysteps  collaboration  sharing  networks  learningnetworks  cv  deschooling  unschooling  education  learning  howweteach  tcsnmy  open  participatorylearning  authority  hierarchy  microblogging  networkedlearning  teaching  via:tealtan  2012  twitter  bonniestewart  openness  from delicious
november 2012 by robertogreco
140 Characters On Chinese Twitter Is More Like 500 Characters On - AllTwitter
"There’s been some talk that China’s answer to Twitter, Weibo, will be coming to the US in a matter of months. Weibo and Twitter both offer 140 characters as their maximum, but, interestingly, 140 characters in Chinese is not the same as 140 characters in the Roman alphabet that English and many other speakers use. In fact, you can fit in almost five times as much meaning on Weibo as you can on Twitter."

"There are plenty of features that Weibo might compete with Twitter on: the number of active users, for instance. However, if Weibo were to follow the same model as Twitter when it launches in the US but expand the number of characters to more than 140, it might compete on the ability to include more meaning in each tweet (weibeet?) too."
2011  charactercounts  wordcounts  characters  words  microblogging  twitter  weibo  chinese 
july 2012 by robertogreco
FreedomBox Foundation
"What is FreedomBox?

Email and telecommunications that protects privacy and resists eavesdropping

A publishing platform that resists oppression and censorship.

An organizing tool for democratic activists in hostile regimes.

An emergency communication network in times of crisis.

FreedomBox will put in people's own hands and under their own control encrypted voice and text communication, anonymous publishing, social networking, media sharing, and (micro)blogging.

Much of the software already exists: onion routing, encryption, virtual private networks, etc. There are tiny, low-watt computers known as "plug servers" to run this software. The hard parts is integrating that technology, distributing it, and making it easy to use without expertise. The harder part is to decentralize it so users have no need to rely on and trust centralized infrastructure."
decentralized  decentralizedcomputing  decentralization  infrastructure  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  mediasharing  encryption  eavesdropping  telecommunications  email  oppression  censorship  microblogging  publishing  ebenmoglen  activism  hardware  technology  linux  security  freedom  privacy  opensource  software  freedombox  from delicious
may 2012 by robertogreco
Learning Through Digital Media » Using Twitter—But Not in the Classroom: Twitter as a Tool to Expand Classroom Conversation
"What is important from a pedagogical standpoint is not to let these conversations happen only on Twitter. That is, whenever there is a particularly interesting or popular conversation on Twitter, incorporating it into the classroom discussion makes Twitter part of the extended learning process instead of a distinct sphere. When done well, with a group of students who are invested in the class material, this can create an atmosphere whereby students start to understand that the issues being discussed are not limited to the confines of the semester, but rather have importance beyond the classroom."
davidparry  microblogging  teaching  education  pedagogy  digitalmedia  conversation  socialsoftware  socialmedia  cv  learning  twitter  edtech  pln  networkedlearning  2011  davidsilver  tcsnmy  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
Twitter at Five: Author William Gibson’s Five to Follow | Posted | National Post
"In Five to Follow, a week-long web series, our columnists and other notable Twitter users pick five of their favourite tweeters. Below, author William Gibson."

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williamgibson  twitter  microblogging  2011  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
"Microblogging has taken the world by storm. Millions of people around the world now share their thoughts with friends, family, and random strangers every day. Links are shared, stories are told, and events are discussed. rstatus is the newest place to participate in the collective conscious of the planet.

What's different about it?

There are two things that make special: simplicity and openness.

Simplicity is a core 'feature' of We pride ourselves on saying 'no' to lots of features. Our interface is clean, and easy to understand. We give you just enough features to be interesting, but not enough to be complicated and confusing.

If you're a software developer, you'll probably want to check out our Open Source page. If that's greek to you, here's the deal on Openness: the programming code that makes up is available for anyone to download, free of charge…"
twitter  opensource  microblogging  social  from delicious
march 2011 by robertogreco
Revealing the Man Behind @MayorEmanuel - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
"It was the best fake Twitter account ever, deftly satirizing Rahm Emanuel, and elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature. But the mystery writer was never revealed - until now"

"That moment was both when we caught the first glimmer of intelligence smoldering in the mayor. Not just anyone quotes Mamet's American Buffalo back at FakeDavidMamet. And maybe that quote could be seen as the key to @MayorEmanuel's twisted narrative. It's only tweets, unless they're motherfucking true.

Of course, nothing he said ever actually happened. But crazily enough, a fake account sputtering out 140-character jabs in the voice of a lampooned major political figure somehow tunneled to wherever it is that the realest reality is kept and pulled it out, soaked with beer, covered in celery salt, and laced with profanity. His tweets were true like a joke or a dream or a three-chord song about sniffing glue."
twitter  politics  socialmedia  @mayoremanuel  chicago  humor  alexismadrigal  literature  microblogging  mayoremanuel  danielsinker  from delicious
march 2011 by robertogreco
Brevity is the Soul of (t)Wit
"Inspired by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s experiment, Such Tweet Sorrow where actors tweeted Romeo and Juliet using modern English in real time, I’m endeavouring to put together a similar experiment but with Hamlet. I suspect other people may have already tried this but I’d like to give it a shot myself."
twitter  writing  shakespeare  hamlet  classideas  microblogging  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
Tumblr's CEO on Blogging, Online Anonymity - Newsweek
"A big piece of what makes Tumblr special is its ability to provide total freedom of expression … And it allows you to customize anything and launch your blog quickly and easily. That’s why we’ve attracted the creative community. You share whatever you want. You customize how it’s displayed, and that lets people create these identities they’re really proud of."
tumblr  blogging  microblogging  business  2010  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
7 Essential Skills You Didn't Learn in College | Magazine
"1. Statistical Literacy: Making sense of today’s data-driven world.
2. Post-State Diplomacy: Power and politics, sans government.
3. Remix Culture: Samples, mashups, and mixes.
4. Applied Cognition: The neuroscience you need.
5. Writing for New Forms: Self-expression in 140 characters.
6. Waste Studies: Understanding end-to-end economics.
7. Domestic Tech: How to use the world as your lab."
arts  culture  education  wired  learning  lifehacks  skills  unschooling  deschooling  statistics  literacy  post-statediplomacy  diplomacy  remix  remixculture  appliedcognition  cognition  neuroscience  writing  twitter  microblogging  waste  saulgriffith  fabbing  science  diy  make  making  rogerebert  nassimtaleb  davidkilcullen  robertrauschenberg  jillboltetaylor  brain  barryschwartz  jonahlehrer  robinsloan  alexismadrigal  newliberalarts  remixing  from delicious
october 2010 by robertogreco
Edmodo | Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students
"Edmodo is a social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts.

Edmodo is accessible online or using any mobile device, including DROID and iPhones.

Edmodo provides free classroom communication for teachers, students and administrators on a secure social network.

Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices.

Edmodo stores and shares all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more."
via:cburell  education  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  classroom  collaboration  edtech  e-learning  networking  students  teachers  technology  twitter  elearning  communication  ict  microblogging  blogging  classrooms  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity
"And then along came micro-blogging – and, with a finite amount of time and effort available, the blog generation turned into the Twitter (or Facebook) generation. A million blogs withered and died as their authors stopped taking the time to process their thoughts and switched instead to simply copying and pasting them into the world, 140 meaningless characters at a time. The result: a whole lot of sound and mundanity, signifying nothing.

To argue for a mass switch back from Tweeting to Livejournaling (or Bloggering, or Movable Typing…) in the interests of the permanent record is as ridiculous as campaigning for everyone to abandon instant messaging and return to letter-writing. The fact is people are busy (or lazy, depending on your view of humanity) and for the vast majority, immediacy will always trump posterity."

[Later: ]
paulcarr  socialnetworking  facebook  twitter  microblogging  writing  blogging  socialmedia  internet  meaning  value  memory  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
140kit: application : welcome
"Research: 140kit is more than your personal stash of Tweets; when you signup, you have access to two powerful default scrape types: You can either search terms (with/without our similar term branching algorithm enabled) from this moment using the powerful Streaming API or soon access one of our Whitelisted machines for REST access to collect as many tweets as possible from any number of accounts.

Explore: Once your data collection is complete, you have access to an expanding list of analytical offerings to measure your data sets rapidly and in new ways. From there, you can quickly export data, view general charts, and soon have access to an experimental re-tweet network graph visualization. Use this data for academic research, one-off fact-checking blog posts, or anything else you can think of, really.

Collaborate: What if you wanted to combine multiple data sets and look at their sum value?..."
twitter  microblogging  datamining  rss  database  research  scraping  api  data  analysis  via:robinsloan 
july 2010 by robertogreco - search Twitter history and export tweets to Excel
'Searchtastic is a new Twitter search engine that:

* Beat the major search engines in this Twitter search comparison.
* Searches "historical" tweets from months ago. This is significant because Twitter's own search only includes recent tweets from roughly the last seven days. For example, compare...Searchtastic and Twitter Search for "Michael Jackson rushed to hospital"
* Exports search results to Excel.
* Expands shortened URLs.
* Allows searches for a particular user and the people that user follows.1
* Shows popular topics during the last 24 hours in a hash tag cloud. Hash tags, like #followfriday, indicate the topic of a tweet. We derive our hash tag cloud independently of Twitter's trending topics.
* Features an innovative "click search" interface. Click on any word in the results to add it to the search. Or remove search terms by clicking on words under the search box.
* Provides instant access to the Top 400 users ranked by the number of followers."
search  searchengine  twitter  twittertools  microblogging  hashtags  export  excel  searchtastic 
may 2010 by robertogreco
A Look Back @ Twitter « Jason Byrne’s Blog
"Two things happened next that completely changed how I used Twitter. The first was that I found out that a number of the artists and creative folks that I liked knew each other. This led me to old favorites, as well as some new discoveries. The second was that I started discovering other folks out there who liked many of the same people/things/ideas that I did and I started following them.

The “ripple in the pond” metaphor is a hack cliché, but you know what . . . that’s because it works damn it! – and in this case, it’s very appropriate. Because not only was I out there throwing stones in the water, but so was evidently everyone else, and interesting patterns develop when those ripples interact. Sometimes they magnify, and sometimes they cancel each other out, but it is in the end all about interaction. That realization completely changed how I thought of Twitter."
twitter  microblogging  cv  howto  serendipity  socialnetworking  facebook  usage  discovery  flow 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Gwibber in Launchpad
"Gwibber is an open source microblogging client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK. It supports Twitter,, StatusNet, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, FriendFeed, and Qaiku."
flickr  jaiku  linux  microblogging  twitter  socialnetworking  facebook  digg  blogging  python  opensource  ubuntu 
march 2010 by robertogreco
What the Hashtag?! - the user-editable encyclopedia for Twitter hashtags
"The user-editable encyclopedia for hashtags found on Twitter, tracking 10,479 hashtags for 3,791 users."
twitter  twittertools  hashtags  socialnetworking  socialmedia  microblogging 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Getting the Most Out of Twitter, No Posting Necessary -
"The truth is, you don’t have to post a message to get the most out of Twitter.

At its best, the social medium is a perpetual, personalized news service about topics of your choosing — whether health care reform, tech news or the latest episode of “Gossip Girl” — filtered and served to you by people who care a lot about what you care a lot about.

Even the most prolific users say Twitter has become more useful as a way to tap in to the discussions of the day than to broadcast their own thoughts. And once you get pulled in, you might just find you have something to say after all.

Biz Stone, Twitter’s co-founder, suggests that naysayers simply log on to Twitter’s home page and search for a topic they are interested in, whether it’s their favorite sports team, the name of their company or a topic in the news.

Within a minute, they understand the appeal, he said." [continues with more suggestions]
howto  microblogging  twitter  interests  edtech  learning 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Historical Tweets
"In the history of history, nothing has been more historic than Historical Tweets.

Most people think Twitter was “created” in 2006. These are same people who think Richard Gere created Buddhism in the 1990’s. Just before Madonna created yoga. Folks, like the sun, moon, and stars, Twitter has always been. This site proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Books have been ruining history. So many unnecessary words. Now, with Historical Tweets, history’s most amazing men and women can be fully understood, a mere 140 characters at a time."
via:cburell  history  humor  twitter  socialmedia  fun  microblogging  internet  historicaltweets 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Rands In Repose: Comment on An Aspirational Twitter
"When we duct-taped word processors to web applications (read: blogs), we set a precedent for valuing instantaneous publication over signal quality. I take this as evidence that precedent is beginning to dissolve."
writing  wordprocessing  blogging  microblogging  twitter 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Rands In Repose: The Art of the Tweet
"Say More with Less ... Don’t Say What You’re Doing, Say Why You’re Doing It ... In Twitter, you follow people, not content. ... In my opinion, the art of a good tweet is not just how much you can convey using extreme brevity, it’s also how you can take an idea, shape it with a bit of yourself, and give it to someone else who, if you’ve given them reason, will do the same."
twitter  microblogging  howto  writing  blogging  tcsnmy  communication  tips  socialmedia  socialnetworking  advice 
may 2009 by robertogreco
In defense of Twitter
"Of course you'd like to think that most of your daily conversation is weighty and witty but instead everyone chats about pedestrian nonsense with their pals. In fact, that ephemeral chit-chat is the stuff that holds human social groups together." ... "So when you run across a Twitter message like "we had chicken sandwitches & pepsi for breakfast" from someone who has around 30 followers, what's really so odd about it? It's just someone telling a few friends on Twitter what she might normally tell them on the phone, via email, in person, or in a telegram. If you aren't one of the 30 followers, you never see the message...and if you do, you're like the guy standing next to a conversing couple on the subway platform."
kottke  twitter  socialnorms  conversation  ambientintimacy  psychology  socialnetworking  microblogging  writing  society  culture  internet  web  communication 
april 2009 by robertogreco
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview.
"Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers. ... Literary works, including the online table of contents of the Huffington Post's Complete Guide to Blogging, will serve as models to be skimmed for thorough analysis. Also, Perez Hilton's Twitter feed. ... Attendance: Unnecessary, but students should be signed onto IM and/or have their phones turned on. ... Evaluation: Students will be graded on the RBBEAW (Raised by Boomers, Everyone's a Winner) system, developed to assess and score students based on their own relative merit.

A+ = 100–90
A = 89–80
A- = 79–70
A-- = 69–60
A--- = 59–50
A---- = 49–0"
facebook  twitter  postprint  online  humor  mcsweeneys  literature  writing  reading  geny  microblogging  satire  internet  blogging  attention  blogs  culture  education  teaching 
april 2009 by robertogreco
collision detection: James Bridle publishes two years of his tweets in a hardcover book
"If you’ve used Twitter for any length of time, eventually it probably occurs to you: Hmmm, this lifestream is a pretty weird record of my life, isn’t it? A zillion little things that happen to you, random stray thoughts, links of things you were looking at: A pointillist memoir, as it were. Every tiny piece seems daft or meaningless, but — as I’ve written in my articles about Twitter/Facebook before — when you add them all up you get a curiously rich sense of someone’s existence.

So I was tickled to see that James Bridle has taken this conceit to the extreme — by publising two years worth of his tweets as a hardcover book. He hoovered them out of Twitter using a custom script, designed it nicely, and sent it to to be printed up! As he notes:"
books  twitter  clivethompson  memory  publishing  microblogging  papernet  lulu 
march 2009 by robertogreco
mJaiku - Jaiku for the iPhone
"This is the first iPhone application designed to enable Jaiku users to more easily update their presence and keep track of what their friends are talking about from their iPhone or iPod Touch."
jaiku  applications  iphone  microblogging  ios 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Writing My Twitter Etiquette Article: 14 Ways to Use Twitter Politely by Margaret Mason - The Morning News
"Every form of communication deserves an etiquette manual, if only so we can treat our fellows better, even in 140-character bites. MARGARET MASON’S 14-point guide to improved tweets."
twitter  etiquette  microblogging  online  newmedia  humor  socialmedia  bestpractices  netiquette  socialnetworking  advice  howto 
december 2008 by robertogreco
/Message: JP Rangaswami on Continuous Partial Asymmetry
"One of the unstated reasons for the decrease in participation costs ... is the shift from the email inbox -- where the user is consigned to being a file clerk, archiving, & foldering -- and the shift to streaming clients that power users of twitter invariably use. In the streaming client apps, messaging drift by, & fall off the edge. If I want to look, I look; if I want to reply, I reply; in either case, after a while the message falls off the time horizon supported by the tool, & then it is gone, archived in the cloud somewhere, but out of the temporal horizon supported by the tool. ... This pattern drives the cognitive & productivity shifts that streaming tools engender in us & our modes of interaction. This is again that flow state of mind, the flow mode of operation that will soon be the norm. And the premises of asymmetric relationships & tools, & the ubiquity of that model of social interaction are a foundation of this shift we are undergoing, collectively & individually."

[as quoted by David Smith]

[see also: AND ]
via:preoccupations  continuouspartialasymmetry  twitter  flow  attention  email  glancing  communication  microblogging  stoweboyd  etiquette 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Tumblr Themes
"This is a repository of custom themes available for your Tumblr-powered tumblelog. I hope you find something you like."
tumblr  themes  css  html  blogging  webdesign  templates  microblogging  via:javierarbona  webdev 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Pixelpipe - Free your media, upload and share anywhere
"Liberate your media with Pixelpipe and get your content out to your favorite social network, photo/video and blog service. We support popular destinations and provide a number of applications to free your media from your desktop and mobile."
onlinetoolkit  aggregator  microblogging  pixelpipe  hosting  storage  sharing  software  media  tools  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  photography  video  online 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Social Networks: The Case for a "Pause" Button | 43 Folders
"You can pause your newspaper delivery, and the newspaper never complains. Unfortunately most people online haven’t figured out that they’re just another publisher in a crowded space. Which is kind of a shame, because I think accepting that mantle of “publisher” might improve many peoples’ contributions as well as add a useful layer or two to their epidermis."
friending  jaiku  merlinmann  facebook  socialnetworking  microblogging  43folders  socialnetworks  interaction  twitter  attention  friendfeed  infooverload  feeds  flow  news  rss 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Twellow :: Twitter Search Directory, Twitter Search Engine
" is currently grabbing publicly available messages from the micro-blogging service. We then analyze and categorize each of the users responsible for those messages into the various categories found at"
twitter  search  socialmedia  microblogging  networking  identity 
august 2008 by robertogreco : feed your blog to twitter - post RSS to twitter automatically
"Our server will check your blog's feed at the specified interval and post any new items to your twitter account. You just sit back and relax!"
twitter  rss  feeds  blogging  microblogging  services  aggregator  via:foe 
june 2008 by robertogreco
/Message: Web Culture And The New Ethos Of Work [From Enterprise 2.0 June 2008]
"What we will have once this wave of web innovation has been stewing for a few years is something better than we are leaving behind. A more caring, creative, and healthier world, where people are more engaged locally but concerned and involved globally."
attention  culture  enterprise2.0  stoweboyd  socialmedia  via:preoccupations  web  work  time  reading  social  flow  continuouspartialattention  participatory  politics  focus  glocalism  future  religion  environment  sustainability  media  hierarchy  networks  collaboration  collaborative  productivity  blogging  microblogging  facebook  twitter  organizations  leadership  management  administration  education  schooling  schools  schooldesign  business  gamechanging 
june 2008 by robertogreco
ABC News: Obama's 'Cybergenic' Edge: How McCain and Obama Operate in Cyberspace Could Determine Election's Outcome
"To win, candidates must now be "cybergenic" — able to surf, blog, IM and twitter their way into the hearts of activist "netizens...mediagenic contrast between Obama and McCain also is not tilting in McCain's favor"
twitter  barackobama  smartmobs  cybergenics  media  elections  politics  2008  johnmccain  internet  web  cyberspace  microblogging  paulsaffo 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Ian Bogost - Twittering Rocks
"Last year, Ian McCarthy and I puppeted over 50 characters from the Wandering Rocks chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses on the microblogging platform Twitter."
twitter  ulysses  jamesjoyce  literature  books  via:rodcorp  writing  microblogging 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Twitter is a story-teller's dream | Mike Butcher - mbites
"Piece this together from my Twitter feed. The storm clouds of weather and terrorism combined.... :"
arg  twitter  storytelling  digitalstorytelling  microblogging  gaming  games  play  poetry  internet  chat 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Utterz - Mobile post to your blog or social network page
"With Utterz, you can instantly share your news by creating a multi-media posting in voice, video, picture and text, right from your mobile phone, or online. It's fast and simple, free, and works with every phone, on every carrier."
mobile  blogging  blogs  audio  multimedia  iphone  phones  online  internet  microblogging  podcasting  recording  photography  onlinetoolkit 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Plurk: Unique or Just Another Twitter Clone? - ReadWriteWeb
"Ultimately, I think Plurk is an amazing evolution over the previous generation of lifestreaming services that does almost everything you'd expect to find and does it better, while adding unique and interesting features of its own."
twitter  plurk  microblogging  lifestreams  socialnetworking 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Your life, on the line -
"A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life, and follow the events of the people that matter to you, in deliciously digestible short messages called plurks."
twitter  microblogging  lifestreams  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  microblogs  onlinetoolkit 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Giving Twitter a Break: A Look at the Alternatives to Twitter - ReadWriteWeb
"Here's a look at several alternatives to Twitter both online and offline, that will help reduce Twitter's stress levels and temporarily minimize user frustrations."
twitter  microblogging  microblogs  pownce  jaiku  brightkite  friendfeed  tumblr  readwriteweb  onlinetoolkit  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  networking  online  internet  blogs  blogging 
may 2008 by robertogreco
10 Micro-Blogging Tools Compared - ReadWriteWeb
"Micro-blogging is a term described by Wikipedia as "a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the us
microblogging  twitter  microblogs  tumblr  jaiku  readwriteweb  blogging  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  networking  onlinetoolkit  pownce 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Rands In Repose: We Travel in Tribes
"Where I used to use Google, I now use Twitter for questions, because not only do I get the answer, I also get the opinion. And sometimes I get my world rocked with random, psychic, off-the-cuff, tangential information that Google will never give me becau
twitter  community  socialnetworking  communication  networking  culture  psychology  lazyweb  hyperconnectivity  socialsoftware  microblogging  search 
may 2008 by robertogreco
TrackThis: Track FedEx/UPS/USPS/DHL Packages using Twitter (or Email, IM or SMS)
"Just send a quick direct message to trackthis and we'll send you a direct message any time your package location changes."
twitter  spimes  ubicomp  tracking  ups  fedex  usps  dhl  shipping  shopping  microblogging 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Laurent Haug’s blog » Blog Archive » Twitter and real life
"Twitter is an early adopters tool more than a mass tool...after using it for a few months - forced by frequent posting on blogs & remarks of friends - I still have a hard time finding a point of being on the receiving end of an unfiltered brain-dump."
twitter  echochambers  laurenthaug  technology  earlyadopters  microblogging  lifestreams  facebook  mainstream  users 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Digital Ethnography » Teaching with Twitter
"The World Simulation was an amazing success this year, thanks in part to the use of Twitter and Jott, which allowed students to send live updates of major events through their mobile phones."

[Now at: ]
blogging  education  socialmedia  teaching  twitter  videos  michaelwesch  anthropology  culture  simulations  jott  technology  online  microblogging  via:hrheingold  sociology  ethnography  classideas 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Youth Twitter
"We're a safe, school-based twitter-like blogging network for students"
blogging  microblogging  children  twitter  youth  students  schools  socialnetworking  education  elearning 
april 2008 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Ambient Exposure
"Education is probably the best way to help people manage exposure via content, but one of the key challenges for designers in social spaces is to design tools that support awareness and management of this exposure through unruly contact lists."
socialsoftware  socialnetworks  twitter  exposure  ambientintimacy  ambientexposure  privacy  relationships  online  web  internet  facebook  ambient  microblogging  socialnetworking  media  mobile  network  surveillance  friendship  sociality  intimacy  community 
april 2008 by robertogreco
I'm Over Twitter (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic)
"three reasons: Most people are not that interesting. Twitter takes bite-sized content about three bites too far. Twitter feels distancing even as it connects me to others."
ambientintimacy  twitter  web2.0  collaboration  microblogging 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Beyond Blogs: The Conversation Has Moved Into The Flow | Beyond the Beyond from
"Well, I'd much rather read Stowe Boyd's blog than read Stowe Boyd's Twitter stream... If blogging is like being beaten to death with croutons, twittering is like being eaten away by a sandstorm."
brucesterling  stoweboyd  lifestreams  blods  twitter  microblogging  flow  conversation  online  internet  social  context 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Global Voices Online » Argentina: Web Entrepreneurs in Palermo Valley
"The third edition of Palermo Valley is currently in the works [es] where some of the projects will be presented for this gathering. The Argentine example has motivated other Latin American countries to hold their own “Valley gatherings.”"
argentina  buenosaires  barcamp  unconferences  microblogging  web2.0  technology  vc 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Follow Twitter Conversations - Quotably
"It seems these days there are lots of conversations that have moved to Twitter. Quotably aims to make these conversations easier to follow. Like it? Hate it? Ideas? Follow @quotably."
twitter  conversation  networking  microblogging  socialsoftware  search 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Thincloud Twitter for iPhone
"Post to Twitter from your iPhone What makes Thincloud so special? It's very finger- and eyeball-friendly, much more in fact than other iPhone apps. It's got huge buttons and a friendly graphical interface with thumbnails for browsing and checking up on y
iphone  twitter  ambientintimacy  jaiku  socialnetworking  microblogging  applications  ios 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Whrrl: Share real-world adventures and discover places, events, and people through the chronicles of others.
"Social discovery for the real world. Your friends and the places and events they "touch" light up so you can pick what's interesting to you. You control your privacy to share what you want with only the people you select."
mobile  phones  location  location-based  locative  geotagging  geocoding  microblogging  maps  mapping  socialmedia  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  search  local  gps  googlemaps  iphone  applications  csiap  ios 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Nearly a million users, and no spam or trolls -
"any online community system ever created - Usenet, The WELL, IRC, Slashdot, Digg...have dealt w/ core problem of idiots on Internet...Twitter w/ ~million members, thriving community, lots of discussions...doesn't have spam/troll issues...pretty amazing."
twitter  trolls  spam  filtering  digg  usenet  thewell  irc  slashdot  microblogging  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  community  internet  web  online  users  social 
february 2008 by robertogreco
If You Can’t Let Go, Twitter - New York Times
"The group-messaging application, Twitter, still hasn’t broken into the mainstream or become a to-die-for tool for the youngest early adopters"
twitter  microblogging  trends  web  online  youth  internet  socialsoftware  socialnetworks 
february 2008 by robertogreco
"Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is driven by PHP and MySQL (with some AJAX thrown in), and has a pimpin’ theme and module engine, so you can personalize it however you want."
blogging  blogs  microblogging  webdesign  webdev  wordpress  freeware  free  platform  onlinetoolkit  opensource  webapp  webapps  tumblr  tumblelogs  software 
february 2008 by robertogreco
academhack » Blog Archive » Twitter for Academia
"Rather than cover what Twitter is or how to use it, I thought I would explain how I use it, specifically for academic related uses, and teaching...The key point to remember here is this can get sent to your phone, making it highly mobile."
twitter  academia  teaching  learning  mobile  phones  messaging  sms  classroom  microblogging  networking  professionaldevelopment  education  newmedia  edtech  academics  elearning  blogs  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  pedagogy  presence  howto  classrooms 
february 2008 by robertogreco
The Rise and Rise of Presence Applications « Jared Madden Blog
"But I believe that mobile blogging can be attributed to the fast take-up and continuity of use that PA’s are currently experiencing. So how is this technology changing the way we connect and interact?"
presence  twitter  jaiku  ambientintimacy  microblogging  web  online  internet  texting  mobile  phones 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Campaign Reporting in Under 140 Taps - New York Times
"Microjournalism is the latest step in the evolution of Mr. Dickerson, who worked for years at Time magazine, and has moved from print to online articles to blog entries to text messages no longer than 140 characters, or about two sentences."
twitter  elections  2008  journalism  microblogging  microjournalism 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Why I Stopped Using Twitter - Publishing 2.0
"Twitter is massive waste of time...the noise to signal ratio is WAY too high. And the temptation to Tweet for the sake of Tweeting is WAY too high...I got addicted to Twitter, and then tried seeing if I could live without it. And I did just fine."
twitter  productivity  socialnetworking  socialmedia  microblogging  distraction 
december 2007 by robertogreco
What Google has planned for Jaiku? « Jonathan Mulholland
"Jaiku potentially gives Google Holy Grail - time relevant, location based targeting of info, personalised to very high degree...not a million miles away from being able to push appropriate advertising to individuals based on profile, location & availabil
jaiku  google  microblogging  mobile  mobility  ambientintimacy  ambient  locative  location-based  awareness  future  innovation  internet  location  technology  trends  web  online 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Teachers Should Blog, Tweet and Flirt Online Like the Rest of Us
"All adults who work with youth should be aware of how young people communicate, fall in love and stay connected; I encourage teachers to try social networking services, to have a blog, to text message with their own families and friends."
blogging  blogs  education  teaching  social  learning  online  web  internet  society  relationships  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  twitter  culture  microblogging  privacy 
november 2007 by robertogreco
"Foamee helps track who you owe beers to (and vice versa)"
humor  beer  web2.0  webapps  microblogging  twitter  socialsoftware  social  socialnetworking 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Get Excited: Tumblr? Don't Bothr: The Case Against Hyperblogging
"Words have relative values. Someone who talks a lot has less value to their words than someone who rarely speaks. But when that quiet person speaks, people listen. When you publish 20 posts a day, your individual posts lose value."
tumblr  blogging  writing  online  internet  conversation  microblogging  tumblelogs  overload  information 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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