Category Archives: Social Networking

‘Me Time’ at the OU H818 ‘The Networked Practitioner’ Online Conference 2017

As an MAODE alumni, I received an email invitation to attend this online conference. I was just about to delete it as I went through my regular morning email triage, but it looked interesting so I followed the link to … Continue reading

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Social Technologies, Cyber-Bullying and Age

Facebook first became popular with young people of university age. They use it to co-ordinate their social lives, alongside mobile phones, to share photos and generally add an extra dimension to the fun side of being at uni. There are … Continue reading

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Visualising social networks: Twittering Cory Doctorow’s talk

When Cory Doctorow talked at the Open University today, the audience in the room was supplemented by a more widespread group who were watching the live webcast. Throughout his talk, the extended audience was discussing, reacting to, reporting and referencing … Continue reading

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Joyful, visionary research

My research group spent a successful day this week brainstorming and developing projects together. We began by considering what we enjoy about research, and found that social and affective factors are hugely important to us. We wanted to carry out … Continue reading

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Facebook as a cure for the pitfalls of thesis writing

My Facebook usage has diminished as my Twitter usage has grown. However just recently one of my other circles of friends has “discovered” facebook and this has got me back into it again. I’m now nearing the end (I hope!) … Continue reading

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Handheld Learning 2008 and Nintendo DS

At HHL2007, I joined twitter. This was good fun and┬ádefinitely a little ahead of the game. I’m now signed up for HHL2008 in October and this year they’re sending all delegates who register before 31st July a free Nintendo DS. … Continue reading

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Twitter – love it or hate it

I’m almost reluctant to wade in with yet another post about twitter. It seems to quite polarise views. Will triggered qute an interesting dialogue when he highlighted some disadvantages of twitter in his blog and suggested that it might be … Continue reading

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On Twitter, Blog aggregators and Conference Augmentation

…if augmentation is the correct term. In March 2007 I attended the ALT-C conference in Nottingham. After registering, I was invited to give my blog address to the organisers so they could add it to their Yahoo pipe. All the … Continue reading

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Does my time need to be rescued?

Patrick’s posts about his efforts in managing time more efficiently have caused me to have a go with a couple of the applications he’s mentioned. One is ThinkingRock, which is based on the principles of Dave Allen’s “Getting things done”. … Continue reading

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Facebook – a positive angle

In the light of all these reports about the dangers of information availability on the net, I decided to share a recent experience. I received a letter addressed to somebody else at my home address.┬áThe name of the addressee was … Continue reading

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