Call for Papers and Presentations BLOGTALK 2010 http://2010.blogtalk.net The 7th International Conference on Social Software Galway, Ireland, 26-28 August 2010 Important Dates =============== Regular paper abstracts due: 7 June 2010 (mandatory) Regular paper submissions due: 14 June 2010 Notification of regular paper acceptance or rejection: 30 June 2010 Camera-ready regular papers due: 14 July 2010…Read More
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BlogTalk 2008 Announced
The 5th international BlogTalk conference on social software has been announced!BlogTalk 2008 Where: Cork, IrelandWhen: 3 – 4 March, 2008 "The conference is designed to maintain a sustainable dialog between developers, innovative academics and scholars who study social software, practitioners and administrators in corporate and educational settings, and other general members of the…Read More
10 Ways to a Killer Blog
I was cruising around SlideShare today – just looking for some engaging resources – and I came across this contribution from Robert and Maryam Scoble !OK – so it’s not brand new (10 months old) but it makes some good points and with a couple of hundred students all starting up their edublogs, I think…Read More
Edublogs 2.0 + 200
Happy birthday to edublogs – turning 2 years old and to the new, superdooper upgraded version 2.0 (I guess everybody has to be 2.0 these days, right?). Keeping in synch with all the 2s, it’s timely that the 2nd semester of University started this week and another 200+ students will be starting their edublogs in…Read More
Vodcasts in YouTube
So the jtelag has kicked in and it’s midnight in London – I’m wide awake… I thought I might as well catch-up on a couple of posts that I had wanted to do before I left Sydney! Here’s 2 short videos – or vodcasts – 9minutes each – from Alex Halavais on blogging in education.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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