Replied to a post by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

The tools exist now for us to create networks free from corporate control and spying from our own websites. We can still use social media as outreach but as educators we should be modeling a better way.

This is what I was trying to capture in my post on creating a deliberate social space for students.
Liked Seven Steps to #ProSocialWeb by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

We all struggle with what to write. The tyranny of the blank screen can drive many into the welcoming arms of social silos. Yet the simplest way to support a #ProSocialWeb is to Post Positive

Be a good person. Say nice things. Document the good you and others do. The lesson we learned in preschool can still teach us much.

Replied to a post by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

I do not want your newletter. I want you to write good enough content that I seek out your website. You are not a channel to convert but a cognizant creator. Focus on being not converting.

The move to newsletters is interesting Greg. Personally speaking, my newsletter is a habit for me to stop and reflect once a month. Also, I share it on my site (where you can subscribe via RSS), as well as via email.
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Replied to a post by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

People who call Google+ a flop have no idea how much money over decades of users Google will make with Google Classroom. So much of the design and UX is the same, wonder if they shared any codebase.G+ had to influence Google Classroom development

That is a really good point Greg. I think that it is interesting that the platform is being continued within business/education. I can see G+ continuing to be developed to the point where it can become an organisation’s internal stream.

Even if it is not, Classroom offers many similar capabilities. My concern is that, like with SeeSaw, what can a user actually do with their Classroom archive once they have finished atudying.?

Replied to a post by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

For @withknown users on https://reclaimhosting.com that want to update to latest version follow: https://www.marcus-povey.co.uk/2019/03/11/some-important-known-changes/ here are directions for enabling SSH (so you can sign on through Terminal): https://community.reclaimhosting.com/t/secure-shell-for…

Although not interested at the moment in spinning up an instance, this is good to note as I am interested in revisiting Known one of these days.
Liked How I Build My Common Place Book by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

Creating a Navigable Rabbit Hole
I only caught the tail end of the Common Place Book session at #IndieWeb camp online as it fell right during dinner.ย  Since I didn’t get to share with everyoneย I thought I would lay out a few strategies in a quick post here and overtime”My Common Place Book” will t…

Replied to Some thoughts on following #IndieWeb by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (Quick Thoughts)

I have a follow page. It has two sections an h-feed of following posts, and then different collectionsย which could be grouped by a tag or by channels in my reader.

I love the sound of this workflow Greg. Inspired by Chris Aldrich, I have been meaning to get back to my following page for a while now, just always find myself doing other things. Have you documented how you have set up the backend?
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Greg, do you have any recommended resources for walking through the process of setting up your own instance?
Listened 2toPonder Episode 20: Digital Mindfulness Redux by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry

In this episode I continie @mrkndvs disucssion of what does digital mindullness mean. In the last step I foucsed too much on unplugging and Aaron cam back and asked what does it mean to be mindful when you stay online.ย 

Some great points here Greg. I particularly liked your rephrasing of digital mindfulness as ‘being mindful of the digital’. This was epitomised to me on the weekend in a post on mindfulness that seemed to lack any awareness of the underlying data inherent within platform capitalism.

I also agree about the finding the balance between the technology and the human. I have really enjoyed Douglas Rushkoff’s exploration of this area with the Team Human podcast. I look forward to reading the book too when it comes out.

Replied to INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (jgregorymcverry.com)

I had to go back to my Nexus 5x when my Pixel 2 broke on a recent trip. When I replaced it (had to take Pixel 2 XL) realized nothing in pixel lined justified the $600 price increase from the Nexus line.
Nexus 5X might be the last great phone

I really like Douglas Rushkoff’s point that the best mobile phone is the one you have. I still use my Nexus 6P and am happy with it.
Replied to Searching for my #IndieWeb WordPress Exit Plan by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (jgregorymcverry.com)

I love WordPress, it helped me grow immensley. I just think the two of us finally need to say goodbye.

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.