Saturday, September 22, 2007

More on micro-blogging

I've spent some more time exploring this micro-blogging activity and in particular some of the gadgets that you can use with Twitter on your mobile phone and with web applications such as blogger, facebook, and igoogle just to name a few.

What is even more interesting to me is the Twitter wiki that has a community of contributers adding to "Twitter Etiquette", similar to how email and net etiquette developed a decade or so ago....

Also I ran across an interesting paper presented at a conference last month by a group of scholars from the University of Maryland on "Why we Twitter" (see ) . Some of these communication patterns are interesting and would make for an interesting addition and discussion to our Communication Theory course in the Instructional Technology program.
Thoughts and comments are welcomed.... Still the digital immigrant...Lois
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

:-) Turns 25!

I can't resist sharing this headline from CNN today: :-) Turns 25! You can read the article at Can it really be 25 years since the emoticon language has been around? Okay -- maybe I'm not as much of an immigrant as I think I am.... Lois

Technology in Higher Education

One of the blogs that I've decided to follow is one that looks at technology issues in the context of higher education -- which is the arena in which I work. For a number of years, one of the hot topic issues has been Information Literacy -- getting college students to evaluate the quality of the information they use from all the medium sources. You might find some of the newest search engine modifications of interest in this blog posting which also raises questions about how much K-12 students should be learning about being good consumers of information! ...still the digital immigrant...Lois