Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekly reader wrap-up

After a week of ignoring my reader, I was through the "S's" before the all items number dipped below 1000+, I was determined to work through the backlog without deleting everything and beginning again. By-passing all of the Pittsburgh Steelers going to the Super Bowl and NHL All-Star game related feeds, I did a fair bit of cherry-picking on various topics and submit the following for a beginning of the weekly reader wrap-up:

Tweet Success, How to Dominate Twitter
"In the Twitter hierarchy more followers typically means more clout, but that’s not the only measure of success. Sometimes having a conversation with your followers can mean more than the actual number of followers you have according to, a company that measures Internet influence." -- ABC News on Campus, Danielle Waugh, 1/27/11

The History of Social Networking [infographic]
"Being connected to the world around us has never been more easy and accessible than it it today. But it didn't start out that way. After the Internet made it possible to reach people around the Globe with merely a click of a button, social networking exploded into one of the biggest industries of our time." -- Boris, The Next Web, 1/31/11

Will Google Take Any Higher Ed Risks?
"This is definitely progress for Google, but only a first step. The 20 apps seem to have limited utility and reach in higher ed. Whatever the Blackboard Google app turns out to be could be interesting (integration with Google Docs? single sign-on?), but we will have to wait-and-see." -- Technology and Learning, Joshua Kim, 1/25/11

Video Uses Student Voices to Explore New Directions in Education
"Michael Wesch, an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, began “The Visions of Students Tomorrow” on January 18. It is a new video-collaboration project that he hopes will help generate a conversation about the “media-ated life” of many students. He wants not only to gain insights into how students interact with their dense and ever-changing media environment, but also to tackle the question of whether instructors have kept pace with it." -- Wired Campus, Tushar Rae, 1/26/11

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