This week, Doug and Dai discuss conformity, social media, Personal Learning Networks, Edward Snowden, surveillance, Big Tech, digital assistants, teaching History, and more!
It feels like there has been so much written about phones lately. I have been sitting with my thoughts for a while and decided to let them go.
Would love any thoughts. Really feel like I am missing something or maybe it is just complicated.
It is interesting to read your thoughts main blog from Blogger to WordPress, I added four categories based on the work on ATC21s:and reflect on my own habits. When I moved my
- Ways of thinking. Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and learning
- Ways of working. Communication and collaboration
- Tools for working. Information and communications technology (ICT) and information literacy
- Skills for living in the world. Citizenship, life and career, and personal and social responsibility
I find it interesting to consider when writing, but never really utilise them to be honest. Tags continued as before, often involving a mixture of themes, topics and authors mentioned.
With my new ‘commonplace’ blog, I focused on three categories:
In regards to tags, I try and restrict myself to three tags. Again, this is often a mixture of author, topics and themes.
I too suffer with some incorrect spellings which I too should fix up … one day.
I am interested in your process of auto-tagging? I sometimes copy the tags included in the ‘response properties’, but at the moment it just becomes another thing to copy. If you have a more automated process, I would be interested.
Sorry for being late to the party, but a book that I love that is built around maps is My Place by Sally Morgan
I look forward to reading the book and your chapter Cameron. Having been a part of a collective investigating reporting, there is real power in working together. My only wondering is the role of the central, top-down system, which often ironically maybe supports and facilitates such initiatives.
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I would argue that not so Ace-of-Base electronica is in part the consequence of teaming up with Mouse on Mars:
The Dessners were immersed in electronic experimentation last year when, randomly, they liaised with German techno-types Mouse On Mars in Berlin and, as a result, Sleep Well Beast opens with what might pass as Kompakt-brand micro-house in ‘Nobody Else Will Be There’ – the baritone Berninger singing restrainedly over piano and strings accompanied by glitches ‘n’ twitches.
I agree Doug about listening to Cory Doctorow speak. Along with Audrey Watters and Douglas Rushkoff, he is one of those authors whose performance really brings new life and urgency to the text.
In regards to forwarding your newsletter on, it is just not something I do. I usually share via social media if I know something might be of interest. Hope that makes sense.
Tom, I really liked the post you linked to about the recording studios. One of the most interesting stories i have read about recording studios involved Rick Ruben recreating the conditions for Johnny Cash to flourish. What stood out was that everyone requires something different. Probably not much of a surprise, just hard sometimes with multiple ‘artists’ in the same space.
I think I have been caught in the envy trap before, especially when overlooked for promotion. It can be easy to get caught up in the blame game, but as Kleon highlights the benefit comes when you stop and take stock of such situations to provide the fuel to push on.
I really like your point Kathleen that not every strategy works for everyone. The thing that I would add to that is that not every strategy that works for you will work every time.
In my new role I really had to think hard about what strategies I use to stay productive. This was working until I changed teams and subsequently work. Being a lot more collaborative and involving a centralised response system, I have tried (and failed) a number of strategies to make it all work for me. One approach was to create a Google Sheet, which was organise into categories and had a status column which allowed me to prioritise.
I liked this setup as it allowed me to easily change the statuses and add links to further information. The issue is that it involves a lot of doubling up between systems.
In the end, I am getting what needs to be done completed at the moment, but I am still looking for something more productive.
As blogging habits go, I think that this is one of the more achievable Clint. I might join you as I feel my blog has been pretty quiet of late.
This looks like a really slick theme Alan. It has me thinking that it would be cool as a repository. Really want to spin it up and test it out. Wondering about using it with External URL Featured Image to co-claim? Or using it with SNAP to syndicate to Flickr, Tumblr etc.
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I agree within the hope that the quality of replies from webmentions might be better. My concern with comments is that we are stuck in the past with what constitutes a ‘comment’. The only way to improve that is to write our own future one comment at a time.
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I do both for my monthly newsletter. It then provides users choice as to how people wish to follow.
That is a really interesting reflection Greg. I have been told the hosting thing in the past too. I really don’t think that is it. I fear that I don’t pay as much attention to all my moving parts as I should. Guess they work enough for me.
Interesting reflections Jacky. I wonder where social media, silos and the IndieWeb will win five years? What APIs will be available? What will be the dominant platforms? How will Micropub clients change things, especially on mobile devices? What will comments look like in five years? So many question to ponder and itch.