Bookmarked On Blogs in the Social Media Age - Study Hacks - Cal Newport by Cal Newport
As any serious blog consumer can attest, a carefully curated blog feed, covering niches that matter to your life, can provide substantially more value than the collectivist ping-ponging of likes and memes that make up so much of social media interaction.
This is a useful reflection on the difference between blogging and social media. It was something that I think was left ambiguous from Newport’s TED Talk.
Replied to Reply to Dries Buytaert on follow and subscriptions to blogs by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (BoffoSocko)
I suspect you’ve been following Kristof De Jaeger’s work with the Drupal IndieWeb module which is now a release candidate. It will allow you to send and receive Webmentions (a W3C recommendation) which are simple notifications much the way they work on Twitter, Facebook, etc. I’ve written a bit about how they could be leveraged to accomplish several things in Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet. Not mentioned in that article for brevity is the ability to send notifications via Webmention when one makes follow or subscription posts.
This is a reminder that I really need to get onto my ‘Following Page’.
Liked The Public Necessity of Student Blogging | Hybrid Pedagogy by Travis Holland (Hybrid Pedagogy)
In order to stimulate skill development and learning for students who will be public communicators, there is an urgent need to do away with closed platforms that purport to mimic open web functionality, but actually instigate severe limitations upon students’ ability to engage with the world at large. The LMS is good at certain things — administration, secure submissions, communicating grades, distributing licensed resources — but it should be limited to those things and not claim to be something it is not.
Liked Finding Blogs in the Future by Kicks Condor
An algorithm cannot simulate the care. Chris’ blogroll linked above is done with care - a human can plainly see that another human has taken the time to write about others. And the more time he spends designing it and improving it, the more it shows that care. People can visit my blog and see that it is built with care.
Replied to The Ontario Extend 9x9x25 Challenge by Clint Lalonde (EdTech Factotum)
In October I am going to try to participate in the Ontario Extend 9x9x25 blogging challenge – 9 posts over 9 weeks each post at least 25 sentences long reflecting on teaching & learning.
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.