Mediating the power dynamics of online spaces


As we mature in our use of social networking and online spaces – could it be that we’re losing touch with why we use them? In his book “Disrupting Class”, Clayton Christensen says that disruptive…

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Social media – you can’t just pay lip service


Ah Dilbert! You illustrate so much about what is ridiculous and this strip is a jewel.  Any educator who has been urged to integrate social media into their coursework, any communicator or marketer who has…

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A SLap in the face


Dear Linden Labs, It is often a struggle to convince administrators, policy makers and educators that virtual worlds in general and Second Life in particular are valuable resources for education. Educators I know have worked…

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Spam, affiliate programs, trust and Twitter


I’d like to get your input on what you feel constitutes spam and how much discloure you expect in your network. Some spam is easy to spot – like the spam stunt pictured here in…

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Web 2.0 – ur doin it wrong


Let’s talk, use this amazing vehicle called the internet and Twitter. BUT PRIVATELY. Telstra, a communications company proving it just doesn’t get Web 2.0. Or customer service. Or transparency. Brought to my attention by the…

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