Keeping online employees in-line!

According to the press release (11 July2006) on the American Management Association  site: "…employers are fighting back by firing workers who violate computer privileges. Fully 26% of employers have terminated employees for e-mail misuse. Another 2% have dismissed workers for inappropriate instant messenger (IM) chat. And nearly 2% have fired workers for offensive blog content—including…

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Social Software being adopted by the Australian Government

Today’s Australian IT covered this story on the adoption of social software technologies into the public services: "THE federal government may tap the vast pool of social resources behind blogs and websites such as Flickr and Wikipedia to boost its online information services.The Department of Finance’s lead information technology body, AGIMO, has begun experimenting with…

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Plogs – from Amazon

I’ve just logged on to Amazon and was told I now had a Plog! What’s a Plog????Well, having just read an article in the UK Times about Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom’s blog (he’s based in North Wales), I thought it might be something to do with police-blogging! (He is considering podcasts – which have been…

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Tangled words blamed on blogging!! –

A recent article (2May 2006) in the SMH (replicated from the Guardian) opens the article with this claim: "If you believe the internet is the fount of all wisdom, giving free rein to bloggers to exercise their vocal cords, think again. Ancient English cliches and expressions are being mangled by the culture of cut and…

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It’s not about freedom of speech….

I picked this article up from the SMH today "Chinese professor sues blog host" – it reports on a Chinese professor who was not amused when he read some comments from one of his students. "So when the operators of the hosting website refused to remove the offending language, he decided to sue them for…

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Edublog Award winners!!

The winners have been announced…and they are….. Most innovative edublogging project, service or programme 2005James Farmer: Edublogs(That means lunch is on you today James! Congrats!!!!) Best newcomer 2005Konrad Glogowski: Blog of proximinal development Most influential post, resource or presentation 2005George Siemens: Connectivism: Learning as Network-Creation Best designed/most beautiful edublog 2005D’Arcy Norman: D’Arcy Norman Dot Net…

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Edublog Awards

Josie Fraser has taken over the co-ordination of the 2nd international edublog awards from James -"an annual event that recognises and promotes excellence in the field of edublogging". The categories are: * Most innovative edublogging project, service or programme * Best newcomer * Most influential post, resource or presentation * Best designed/most beautiful edublog *…

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