Short blog post tips from @adders

Adam's response to my response as it were, has two super-practical principles for getting short blog posts written: Connect the thought “that's interesting” with the action of writing the blog post as closely as you can. Don't leave tabs mouldering in your browser, don't leave draft posts in your drafts folder. Get it done, and…… Continue reading Short blog post tips from @adders

Whitewalling: Teens create their own Facebook super log-off

Here’s an interesting approach that Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd found a young person using to manage their Facebook privacy and presence: Mikalah uses Facebook but when she goes to log out, she deactivates her Facebook account. She knows that this doesn’t delete the account – that’s the point. She knows that when she logs back…… Continue reading Whitewalling: Teens create their own Facebook super log-off

How Howard does it: attention master at work

This is a great video in which Howard Rheingold (using Screenr, an interesting Twitter screencasting tool) explains his process, his workflow, for gathering information and putting it to work (or turning information into knowledge as he says). The simple five-minute walkthrough is very useful to me personally, as I am thinking about both how I…… Continue reading How Howard does it: attention master at work

How to set up a nice simple group collaboration space

A nice piece of social media literacy here from Dr. Michael Weschand, a cultural anthropologist focused on digital, and his group at Kansas State University. Everyone in the class (Mediated Cultures: Digital Ethnography) has their own blogs, all of which are aggregated into a single feed. This sits on a Netvibes page alongside RSS feeds…… Continue reading How to set up a nice simple group collaboration space

Love in the time of textual harassment

I met my wife when my internet access was restricted to a 36 kps modem at one computer in my office, next to the fax machine in the secretaries’ room. I bought my first mobile phone after we’d been together for about six months. It would be a year or two before text messaging started…… Continue reading Love in the time of textual harassment

Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you that might do some real good: teach someone at work or in your family how to use social media tools. Actually New Year’s Resolution is too weak a way to frame this. It’s a call to arms. A plea to your humanity. Feeling revolutionary itch but not sure…… Continue reading Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you that might do some real good: teach someone at work or in your family how to use social media tools. Actually New Year’s Resolution is too weak a way to frame this. It’s a call to arms. A plea to your humanity. Feeling revolutionary itch but not sure…… Continue reading Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Spread social media literacy (and save the world)

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you that might do some real good: teach someone at work or in your family how to use social media tools. Actually New Year’s Resolution is too weak a way to frame this. It’s a call to arms. A plea to your humanity. Feeling revolutionary itch but not sure…… Continue reading Spread social media literacy (and save the world)