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Twitter, Microblogging, and so on

Twitter – a great tool for which my personality has limited use – is gaining a fair bit of serious thinking from people like Nancy White: Thinking about Twitter Part 1 and Part 2. Twitter is also being used in reporting, business, education (see also Doug Belshaw’s post), and so on.

Lifestreaming (yay, another buzzword!) is based largely on the continuous expression of our activities, including my all time favorite illustration that natural selection doesn’t always work: Justin.tv (with a concept called lifecasting).

2 Comments

  1. Nancy White wrote:

    Uh oh, serious thinking? :-)

    Actually, I’ve been quite inspired by the informal edublogging network and how they use Twitter. Quite amazing!

    Monday, August 27, 2007 at 6:37 pm | Permalink
  2. Doug Belshaw wrote:

    George, there’s many tools that educators could use just for the sake of it – jumping on bandwagons.

    I have to say that I think Twitter has educational potential. Easiliy recording and then sharing the steps in a learning process could be very beneficial. It also allows for teacher modelling and self-reflection/evaluation.

    Of course, it’s also great in terms of learning networks: it’s a very flexible tool with multiple pedagogical uses. :-)

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 1:51 pm | Permalink