Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

And my self continues to write about collapse, and about living better, and about human nature and culture and how the world seemingly works, and about whatever else comes into my mind that seems, to my weary and bewildered and lost and scared self, worth writing down.

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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As content and media become more sophisticated and more autonomous, how do we bind these to our personal cultural and ethical frameworks we want to preserve and protect? The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Semiotics is the study of signs, such as in body language, rituals, linguistics, media and advertising. Semiotics, edusemiotics and the culture of education. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

That’s what social media should be for. Putin used our naïve social media systems with their touted “social graphs” and alleged algorithms and realized it was information overload that could be easily, trivially, exploited. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed.

2018 173

Staff Persona Avatars: Social Media, Big Data and Employer Branding

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Would you use big data tools that analyse social media to identify your perfect job and ditch unsuitale jobs? Should organisations use big data tools to analyse social media to identify perfect candidates and ditch less than ideal ones? Employer Branding and Social Media profiling.

2018 157

Learning to be creative on and off the distributed web

Jenny Connected

She believes in remix as a culture, transparency of work and multi-media work and has a website and many videos to prove it. stephen@downes.ca, Dec 20, 2018. Backwaters, Kerala (* see note below). Although the final week of the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

A purpose, however, can also be a much more fuzzy theme , such as “contributing to culture and heritage” (see, for instance, how we used the EU URBACT “urban topics” to map and connect European social innovation iniatives ).

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Two years ago, Toni and I decided to be more picky about clients - work to ensure success, find companies that are willing to do the hard work of building a culture - not ones that simply want to by a box of Agile or someone else's canned Lean journey. You can lose yourself in awesome.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. The musical duo Anna and Elizabeth do a bit of cultural anthropology, in two-part harmony.

2018 46

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

and social media was a great step forward, assigning a role for creativity in the learning experience. But experience, ultimately, requires an openness that media platforms were unable to provide. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

2018 148

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

We offer an illustrative inventory of some social media interactional patterns to examine communication used in open online education communities.

2018 148

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

All civilizations end, and a study of them shows that there are usually two precursors to their collapse: widespread cultural acedia , and then a period of chaos. This is cultural acedia. Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization's End

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

That’s what social media should be for. Putin used our naïve social media systems with their touted “social graphs” and alleged algorithms and realized it was information overload that could be easily, trivially, exploited. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed.

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment. features like social media notifications that alert you to interesting conversations happening in other communities) and conceptual bridges (e.g.

2018 182

Improving Things for Knowledge and Information Workers

Michael Sampson - Currents

But open offices, social media, enterprise social tools, apps with relentless notifications, group chat tools and more … have pushed the modern worker too far into the realm of collaboration. Adoption & Effective Use Culture & Competency Re-Imagining Effective Work

2018 116

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recent research into the use of social media among young people and adults has highlighted the mental health problems that result from frequent use (see here and here ); there are already signals that such dynamics apply equally to adults in the workplace due to Group Chat tools.

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Two years ago, Toni and I decided to be more picky about clients - work to ensure success, find companies that are willing to do the hard work of building a culture - not ones that simply want to by a box of Agile or someone else's canned Lean journey. You can lose yourself in awesome.

2018 130

Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. I struggled going from my tweetchat back to twitter and hootsuite trying to keep up with replies :).

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment. features like social media notifications that alert you to interesting conversations happening in other communities) and conceptual bridges (e.g.

2018 130

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

In our modern global human culture there are huge rewards for dishonesty. Our Culture / OurselvesT he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

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Useless Advice

How to Save the World

Not newspaper or social media crap. Our Culture / OurselvesI am watching a pair of violet-green swallows trying to get to their nest, which happens to be in the powder room vent of my house.

2018 59

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

My reason for posting this update is a number of conversations I’ve had with fellow “collapsniks” about whether or not the (IMO insane) gun culture of the US will mean that collapse will unfold differently there than it does in the rest of the world.

2018 46

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Step 4: Begin to identify your Target Organizations (those in your Target Market), and gather information on what their culture and values and challenges and needs and prevailing trends are, and who’s who in them. Step 10: Ancillary use of a website and social media.

2018 46

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Before social media, Web 2.0 was about content creation media.

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