- Old ways vs. New ways
- Isolated vs. Connected
- Visible vs. Invisible or rather
- Silent or a presence or sphere of influence
What do you think?
- As an academic
- As an author (or wannabe writer)
- As a journalist or ‘citizen journalist’
- You have something to say
- You want to be heard
- It’s your job
You need the social media skills
- Google your name
- Interview on Skype
- To be heard
- To engage
- To influence
- To compete
A) the limitations of the metaphor
B) imposing old constructs onto new such as:
- a website as a brochure
- a blog as a diary, journal or log
It is everything and anything online:
- A digital ocean
- A digital water-cycle
- An ecosystem
- Swim Lanes as a metaphor for learning design
- Overwhelming volumes of stuff
- It matters
Distance Learning to Nearness Learning
No longer ‘broadcasting’ but ‘peer-to-peer’, ‘one-to-one’ or ‘group’ influencing
The value lies in the influence of the personal relationship
- rarely synchronous
- even more rare to be face to face
- but as a presence or voice,
- it is vital.
Analogies make us think, express ideas and through simplification the clarify
- Ring of blogs (max, ma, min and micro)
- Ring of Social Media Activities (Linkedin, Facebook and Xing)
- Saturn’s rings and moons
A metaphor for collection of webpages, a vibrant, dense, sharp, insightful blogs with a mix of Social Media Networking activity in Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.INSERT RINGS SKETCH
The pattern that matters to me is between people.
Which I tried to bring to life with a set of chess pieces. I need to work on this, perhaps lay the relationships out on the floor of a conference hall?
Activity systems illustrate how people solve problems are innovation and generate influence through interaction
Who reads, who comments who creates?
Conversations between people, content fed in, discussed, shared, informing the website or informed by it.
Individual or group/team enterprise
Author or contributor
Effort, patience, time …
WHAT TYPE OF BLOG?
‘Everything and anything goes. You cannot do it wrong. There are no mistakes. At any time you can change your point of view, your style, your book, the pen you write with, the direction you write on the pages, the language in which you write, the subjects you include, or the audience you write to. You can misspell, write ungrammatically, enter incorrect dates, exaggerate, curse, pray, write poetically, eloquently, angrily, lovingly. You can past in photographs, newspaper clippings, cancelled checks, letters, quotes, drawings, doodles, dried flowers, business cards, or labels. You can write on lined paper or blank paper, violet paper or yellow, expensive bond or newsprint.’
Tristine Rainer, ‘The New Diary’ 1976.
- Niche (person or team)
- Comprehensive (an extension of the website)
Also personal, unique even quirky … Has a point of view, voice.
N.b. Consistent … Pace can change, but at least like a fire that never goes out … Or it will.
Beating writer’s block – controlled stimulation to get you going
SOCIAL MEDIA as the ‘Water-Cooler’
Why the groundswell?
And why now?