Social Networking - Articles Archive
from July 29, 2009 to May 22, 2009

Building an online community is in my opinion the best investment you can make toward guaranteeing yourself greater influence, authority and opportunity for business. But how easy is it to build a thriving online community? As a matter of fact, the questions that zip through my mind ... read more

Robin Good - July 29, 2009

Media literacy is a critical skill that aims to increase the understanding of how mass media produce meaning and construct reality. In a world where knowledge is increasingly distributed and technological developments are shaping new educational paradigms, the ability to filter relevant information is not to ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 25, 2009

Online meeting and appointment schedulers are automated tools and web services that help you and your contacts find the best matching date / time to organize a physical or virtual meeting. Instead of making many phone calls, or going back and forth with emails, these collaborative ... read more

Robin Good - July 20, 2009

As new and old media pervade so many aspects of our lives, it is very important that everyone learns to decode and interpret messages and images and to ask critical questions about who is creating them and for what purpose. Inside this Media Literacy Digest: Addressing Problems ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 18, 2009

Online music collaboration services allow you to play, rehearse and record music with remotely connected like-minded people from around the world. You connect with other musicians, vocalists, songwriters and even to your own music fans to create the music you like either in real-time or asynchronously. ... read more

Robin Good - July 13, 2009

Emerging technologies, the global economy and the Internet are changing what it means to be literate. As digital communications transform the quantity, range and speed of information and exchanges in our lives, increasingly, the ability to interpret and create media becomes a form of literacy as ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 11, 2009

Brand abuse is increasing, but more important than the sheer volume is the increased sophistication and the opportunistic nature of brandjackers, who are quick to take advantage of current events and popular concerns. As a matter of fact, so-called "brandjackers" continue to exploit the confusion over the ... read more

MarkMonitor - MarkMonitor - July 10, 2009

Media literacy is about asking pertinent questions about what's there, and noticing what's not there. And it's the instinct to question what lies behind media productions - the motives, the money, the values and the ownership - and to be aware of how these factors influence ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 4, 2009

Google Wave, a new technology that promises to deliver a new standard for common messaging and collaboration infrastructure for both the web and enterprises. The original email idea is completely out of sync with today's communications approaches, which are based on deep content sharing via the ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - July 3, 2009

Do you know why trust has gained so much value in the attention economy? Bombarded by an increasingly complex life, by more news and information, by marketing and sales calls of all kinds, people are increasingly "on-the-move" and with less and less time to devote to ... read more

George Benckenstein - George Benckenstein - July 1, 2009

Media Literacy moves from recognising and comprehending information to the higher order critical thinking skills such as questioning, analysing and evaluating that information. (Source: OFcom) Inside this Media Literacy digest: Attention and Distraction - Educators and trainers face competition for attention from mobile devices and social networking services. Social ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - June 27, 2009

Social media marketing is making strong inroads in the corporate world, but understanding how to do it properly without making painful mistakes, remains, for most companies out there, one of the greatest marketing challenges to overcome. What is it that corporate institutions must do or avoid ... read more

Robin Good - June 24, 2009

Media Literacy: Activities for independent communication via media in an information society, and the technologies and knowledge that support these activities (Source: digitalstorytelling) Inside this Media Literacy digest: Foreverism - Foreverism encompasses the many ways that consumers and businesses are embracing conversations, relationships, and products that are never ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - June 20, 2009

Media literacy is the ability to analyze and evaluate the media to which we are exposed; it is a complex subject. Although most of us suffer from sensory over-stimulation from media, most do not have the time, or do not take the time, to analyze the ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - June 13, 2009

"Media literacy is an expanded conceptualization of literacy. By transforming the process of media consumption into an active and critical process, people gain greater awareness of the potential for misrepresentation and manipulation, and understand the role of mass media and participatory media in constructing views of ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - June 6, 2009

As power is moving away from hierarchically-structured organizations to newer forms of collaborative, bottom-up, open-sharing approaches, what is organizational leadership to do to embrace such change without losing complete control of its traditional mandates? New media technologies have ushered us into a new extended environment in which ... read more

Mark Pesce - The Human Network - June 5, 2009

Media literacy is an expanded information and communication skill that is responsive to the changing nature of information in our society. It addresses the skills students need to be taught in school, the competencies citizens must have as we consume information in our homes and living ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - May 30, 2009

In the age of sharing, collaboration and real-time communications, wouldn't it be fantastic if anyone had the opportunity to present her ideas live to a real, sizable public audience? Why isn't it there yet a virtual presenter soapbox open to everyone? After the likes of Flickr (for ... read more

Robin Good - May 25, 2009

Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy. (Source: Center for Media Literacy) Inside this Media Literacy Digest: CCK08: Socialization As Information Object - overview of the CCk08 The ... read more

George Siemens - Electronic Frontier Foundation - May 23, 2009

Though most people would think differently, blogs, social media, RSS, video and podcasting are gradually establishing themselves as new critical components in the development strategy of many large companies in the American corporate landscape. These companies look at the adoption of social media technologies as a mean ... read more

Eric Mattson and Nora Ganim Barnes - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research - May 22, 2009

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