Web shadows: Twitter learning tasks

The most post popular posts relating to Me and My Web Shadow has long been “Some Beginner’s Guides to Twitter”. This post from Beth Kanter is nice addition to those introductory guides, sharing some exercises from a Colorado non-profit’s team Twitter learning sessions. Read the full post at Me and My Web Shadow…

SuperSkills talk at TEDxBrighton

The video of my SuperSkills talk a couple of weeks ago is up on the TEDx Brighton site and YouTube now. The SuperSkills idea was one which I was airing for the first time, and am continuing to work on. The notes and links are all in the post – TEDx Brighton notes on my…… Continue reading SuperSkills talk at TEDxBrighton

Thoughts on privacy and location: nosey neighbours and norming

Nosey neighbours and norming getting ready for the local privacy debate local social summit 2010 View more presentations from Antony Mayfield. This post is the extended version of the notes and research I made to prepare for a talk I gave at Local Social Summit 2010. Hence the length and odd format – if you’re…… Continue reading Thoughts on privacy and location: nosey neighbours and norming

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

Transgressions: Noobs, boobs and Facebook privacy

Privacy is one of the most complex social, political and commercial issues on the web. It’s not a single issue at all really, it’s a seething mass of issues, struggles, norms being negotiated, lines being re-drawn… For privacy, read: change. Read: brave new world. Read: cry for help. Read: incitement to revolt. A few years…… Continue reading Transgressions: Noobs, boobs and Facebook privacy

Learning to read Twitter

Twitter. It’s all about learning to see it. Out of utter respect for Howard Rheingold (and a weariness of Twitter neologisms) I’m going to stick with calling it Twitter literacy. If you have been reading about Twitter for a while I bet you five quid a revolting part of your brain is doing back flips…… Continue reading Learning to read Twitter