Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report. The post Observations and Predictions (2018 Edition) appeared first on Jake McKee - The Community Guy

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A-Z of my year – 2018

Jenny Connected

Good friends. I first wrote a post like this in 2016. I didn’t write one last year. Here is one for this year. It has seemed more difficult this year than in 2016, but perhaps that’s just my memory, or perhaps it’s because I am in Kerala, away from home and access to some of my resources.

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Facebook Trialling Downvote Dislike Button 2018 Algorithm

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Not rubbish your friends post up ??. ” Just placing it here to track the changes in 2018 Facebook Algorithm FBO/SEO. How will the Facebook algorithm take into account Facebook post dislikes? After all there is already a sad and an angry response.

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Learning highlights: November 2018

Mathemagenic

The post Learning highlights: November 2018 appeared first on Mathemagenic. November was an internally busy month for myself, but oure kids are still learning.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

Slowing up with homeschooling Thursdays: instead of the weekly meetings with the others, we did just a couple of things, traditional blueberry picking and swimming event, robot-making workshop and a camping on a farm of homeschooling friends.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends. September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age.

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Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

and went on to say that we need a really easy interface, that is more user-friendly. As with all such developments, it will take time for these developments to become sufficiently user-friendly to be accessible to the average internet user.

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Observations and Predictions (2019 Edition)

Community Guy

My friends at Vanilla Forums asked me to add my observations of online communities in 2018 and the predictions for where we are going in 2019 to their yearly report.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Orcas On Howe Sound: My friend Bob Turner celebrates the return of killer whales to Howe Sound, right beside my island home. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Failing to Create a Content Addressed Resource for the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC

Jenny Connected

Due: Nov 23, 2018. Hopefully sometime in the future it will all become much more user friendly and relevant to web users like me who are unlikely to ever want to get ‘under the hood’. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video. Nov 22, 2018 video.

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Reasons why I am happy to be in Kerala at the end of December

Jenny Connected

Because the people are so wonderfully open-hearted and friendly. This morning I found Anthony Wilson’s blog post in my inbox – Reasons why I am happy to be in the city at the end of December. I enjoyed his post, but I am so pleased not to be in the city, and in Kerala.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

The bedroom must be big enough for a wheelchair and the bathroom must be wheelchair friendly. In particular the corridors were very narrow, the lift was tiny, the bar was up some steps, and our bathroom was right on the edge of being wheelchair friendly.

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Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

From Wikipedia “Beacon formed part of Facebook’s advertisement system that sent data from external websites to Facebook, for the purpose of allowing targeted advertisements and allowing users to share their activities with their friends. But it is very much like 2018.

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Talking about dying

Jenny Connected

The book highlights the importance of open communication about this experience not only with healthcare professionals, but also with family and friends. As I wrote in a previous post, death should be a friend of life.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I have observed people on social media who admit to measuring themselves by the number of followers / friends etc. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC has been Identity. We have tried to answer questions such as: How do we know who someone is?

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What is uniquely human?

Jenny Connected

More important than this was that it led to connections with people with whom I am still in contact and who are now personal friends. In this first week of the E-Learning 3.0

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Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

They are our friends. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people. I have sat on hilltops in Capetown, drinking wine and eating kudu carpaccio. I’ve felt the random rush of people, all moving on different missions, in Shinjuku.

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

I’d spoken with my friend Izzy Gesell – someone who has written books on humour – and his advice was to notice stuff. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts.

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Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. The topic for the penultimate week in the E-Learning 3.0

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Painting of Shrimp Poboy New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a shrimp poboy from Johnny's in New Orleans.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). yeah turn off location tracking, go to the pub with friends, and presto, your location is tracked. Asking for a friend.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

“Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps” (see Wikipedia ).

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Painting of Marigny, New Orleans, Dauphine and Spain

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of the corner of Dauphine and Spain, in the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light.

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Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Two

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the second of a three part series. 

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Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the first in a series of three. 

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Painting of Sea Shell Number Two New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is another quick small pairing of a sea shell. It was also demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays.

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Painting of Sea Shell New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a quick small pairing of a sea shell. I was a demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I do on Tuesdays.

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12 Rules for Life

Jenny Connected

RULE 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you .

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Painting in the Marigny, New Orleans.

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of reflect delight tin the Marigny, New Orleans completed on site. I did this to capture the contrast of warm and cool light as reflected ion the house.

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Painting of Yellow Orchids New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a quick small pairing of yellow orchids. I started it as a demonstration for the CCEC art class that Cindy and I did on Tuesday.

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

I glossed over the political posts and commented on posts that talked about friends, family, food, or fun. Not a close friend, but certainly part of the life that made me who I am and he who he is. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain.

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Painting of Duck Confit with Duck Fat Fries

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of duck confit with duck fat fries. This was our most popular dish while we were in France this summer. We even cooked it at home several times.

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E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

My second reaction was to offload onto a long-suffering friend, by sending a long moan/rant by email. My friend persuaded me that the task might not be as bad as I thought. In the E-learning 3.0

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Painting of Waterlily at Giverney Number 2

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of one more of the descendants of Monet's waterlilies at Giverny.  This is the fourth work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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Painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart at Chicki Wah Wah, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 24" acrylic painting of Alvin Youngblood Hart doing a solo gig at Chicki Was Was, New Orleans.

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Painting of Stone Barn Wye Valley England

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of a stone farm house in the Wye Valley, England, near the West border, It is the view from a house we stayed in during the summer of 2017.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall. 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.

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Painting of Waterlilies City Park New Orleans Number Three

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of waterlilies in City Park, New Orleans. It is the third of a three part series. 

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Painting of Reflections in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" plein air oil painting completed in City Park, New Orleans. Painting  Painting with oils is so much different, for me at least, than acrylics.

2018 141

Painting of Waterlilies at Giverny, France

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of some of the descendants of Monet's waterlilies at Giverny.  This is the third work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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Painting of Sunflower Shadows

Portals and KM

Our friend, Spider Murphy, plays banjo at their weekend brunches Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of sunflowers and their shows in Talance, France, just outside Bordeaux. This is the second work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

2018 141

How not to thank your customers

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