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Links 1 through 10 of 213 by Vance Stevens tagged socialmedia

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an interesting article on social media overload, although one young lady did find a job, and apt, and a boyfriend all on Twitter :-)

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Social media's popularity continues to grow, connecting people with just about everything they watch and buy.The latest Nielsen insights provide some answers on exactly how powerful this influence is on consumer behavior, both online and off.

The value of the time consumers spend online and on social networks and blogs continues to grow, most visible through the influence on purchase decisions. For instance, 60 percent of people who use three or more digital means of research for product purchases learned about a specific brand or retailer from a social networking site.

As the influence of social media – and those using social media – continues to grow, it’s crucial for traditional media, retailers, brands and advertisers to understand how different consumer segments use and share content. Nielsen’s “State of the Media: The Social Media Report – Q3 2011” presents a snapshot of the current social media landscape and audiences in the U.S. and other major markets.

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Online and off, the place we’re in or the site we’re on plays a role in setting the mood and tone of our conversations. The place itself even helps set the tone for who you should bring along with you.

We can foster a variety of different social interactions online if we provide the unique tools to support them. There is room online for more diversity in what we share. Once we move beyond the current formula, we can connect in new, unique ways online — all with the goal of getting to know each other even better.

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Finley provides three vignettes that "challenge me, as a teacher, to respect that teens (not all, of course) crave recognition of their social media autonomy in many (but not all) contexts. Howard Rheingold, describes these explorations as sacred journeys where teens find themselves. Therefore, I should wait for students to signal that commentary on their social media processes and products is welcome. I should always encourage best-in-class technologies, when permitted. Lastly, using social media for didactic instructional purposes echoes, After School Specials by underestimating adolescents’ intelligence."
He then offersTen Guidelines for Integrating Social Media Tools and Spaces into the Classroom

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I know that Summify is used on http://stream.aljazeera.com/ but the results I see from friends tend to report corporate blurbs out of character with them, and to use it you have to give Summify far-reaching access to your accounts, including for gmail access to your address book and for twitter, the ability to change your profile. They are up front about it, but I don't know if this bang is worth the buck.  What do you think?

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Sense-making with PKM "set of processes individually constructed to help the flow from implicit to explicit knowledge." Managing the flow of knowledge, "akes more time than many of us have," and "The lines between learning and working are getting blurred."
Flow of knowledge needs to make implicit knowledge explicit through Internal (How do I deal with this) and External (who can I work with on this) processes. Entails a continuous loop of 4 elements: Internally sort, categorize, make explicit, retrieve; and externally Connect / Exchange / Contribute. This enables one to observe, reflect, put tentative thoughts out; and read, listen, converse, reflect
more about attitude than a set of tools, but the presentation shows what tools go with which part of the flow 
PKM is "part of a social learning contract" where We have "obligation" to participate so that we can learn from each other. "Cooperation is the glue that holds together the important social networks in which we work and live"

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I’ve concluded that most of the hype around social media is nonsense and that people, particularly the self-proclaimed social media elite are clothing-less. Sure, I’ll still continue to participate in those spaces periodically – as soon as this post is done, I’ll tweet it and share it on G+. Beyond that, however, social media is getting credit for things it’s merely flowing, not actually creating.

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Listen up! This is a compelling presentation on many levels. There’s a hell of a lot of content packed into a 4 1/2 minute presentation. The message itself is compelling: listen up, Mr. Executive, you could have your own United Breaks Guitars nightmare. And the presentation is captivating; I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

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Social participation tends to follow a 90-9-1 rule where:

* 90% of users are the “audience”, or lurkers. The people tend to read or observe, but don’t actively contribute.
* 9% of users are “editors”, sometimes modifying content or adding to an existing thread, but rarely create content from scratch.
* 1% of users are “creators”, driving large amounts of the social group’s activity. More often than not, these people are driving a vast percentage of the site’s new content, threads, and activity.

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