Posts Tagged ‘networking’

no analytics, :-)   ;   no conversation, :-(

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The blog blog analytics issue means little to me as I am here mainly to clarify my own thoughts rather than to find an audience, but D’Arcy Norman’s comment that “distributed blog conversation has basically vanished” disappoints me (especially in the light of what people are trying to do in distributed learning exercises like cck11 and ds106).  Twitter and Facebook may be useful for becoming aware of new conversations but, so far as I can see, they do not provide either the opportunity for really extended comments nor the control necessary to keep track of them.

What is Wrong with Web-based Networking

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Yahoo Shutting Down, Ning’s recent abandonment of its free service, and the end of Bloglines are just the most recent examples of why it seems dangerous to rely on proprietary solutions to the problem of data storage for web-based networking – and of the shared bookmarking aspect in particular.

And even without the question of stability, there is the ongoing problem of duplication and overlap – whether it’s vs Diigo vs PearlTrees for sharing links, or Facebook vs LinkedIn vs whatever for personal newtorking. For me it seems that the time wasted in trying to decide how to use these things is worth more than all of the benefits they provide.

What I would feel much more comfortable with are open source redundantly distributed solutions which share information in a common format (similar to the design of the web itself) – and which somehow seamlessly blend and extend the contents of the various proprietary systems now in place.


myPE(N)L ctd

Friday, September 24th, 2010

So here is my current Personal Environment for Networked Learning
(which I think of as the interface with physically remote people and information): (more…)


Friday, September 24th, 2010

is a mess (like this post) because my data streams are not well integrated. (more…)