It contains a generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.
You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.
A great collection of links for self-directed learners. Over 100 resources in 12 different areas such as Open Courseware, Non-traditional education outside of college, Noteworthy Blogs about undorthodox ways of working, and Work Colleges combining schooling and working.
Social Media Strategy in 8 steps – an infographic. A recent study by the Altimeter Group [states] that “most companies feel they have fairly coherent social strategies”, but given the advanced nature of the sample i.e. social strategists, large organizations, etc. my sense is that the findings may not represent the experiences of the majority of companies that are using social media.
While clever word smiths, comedians and business owners were trying to compose their wittiest 140 character tweets, millions of others were rushing to Google Plus. Google Plus gained an additional 90 million users over the ...
Updated. As the PRISM scandal shows no signs of dying down in the public consciousness, Facebook has just released the fullest account to date of the requests it has received from United States law enforcement and ...
NSA revelations threaten worldwide trust in Facebook, Google Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. want people the world over to trust them with the most intimate details of their lives.
There is an article in the Boston Review by Thomas Leddy called "Are MOOCs Good for Students?" In this article Leddy claims that
"MOOCs pose a great threat to the most important value of higher education: 'literacy.' By 'literacy' I mean, very broadly, the ability to read, think about, and intelligently respond (both orally and in writing) to the literature of any field of study. Thus, implementation of MOOCs for university credit is bad because it is bad for our students."
Include social buttons on every page of your site, and in all blog posts, press releases, and outbound communication. Focus on the channels your customers use. It’s better to do a thorough job in just one often-visited channel than poorly in three. Keep in mind that Google has made it clear that social signals play a role in its algorithm; Google+ is going to have the biggest role in your ranking.
When I look at apps like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, etc. in iOS 7, they match the new "flat" environment. They just look outdated by comparison. Developers have had six years to adopt Apple's style, and now they have ...
In an effort to reassure users, Facebook discloses it has received legal orders to turn over details on about one-thousandth of one percent of user accounts. So does Microsoft, and Google plans to do the same.
The disclosures follow negotiations that Facebook and other tech companies have held with federal agencies over their desire to include requests approved under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
It's not enough, but it's sure a start: with post-PRISM privacy backlash still flaring, Facebook pressed the US government to allow some limited disclosure of gag order demands. This is our first glimpse at how much of our data ...