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Not everything can be open

This is what a colleague said yesterday in an interesting conversation about policing. Wow. This has been a very difficult week, challenging my own thinking about social media this week has really made me question my own practices in my

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social interaction design – another piece of the puzzle?

When I looked at online collaboration last year, was looking at HCI mostly in relation to the design of online communities. I am currently involved with a CrisisCamp social media & social networks project which started evolving over Saturday and

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ok so I’m no longer freaked out by online social networks, again

Well at least temporarily! Tried tiptoeing back in but suddenly seemed to have ended up with blades under my feet and suddenly there goes January. Twitter I have been using Twitter more in the past three weeks than I have

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Decision Making and Collaboration – reducing the distance

I made a decision yesterday about something, not a particularly big one but it did involve a lot of thinking – so far I’ve lived with that decision about 18 hours without changing my mind again. Guy Browning identifies three

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How do I want to connect and exist online – bat or butterfly?

Bat Butterfly or both ?

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How do I want to exist and connect online in a healthy way?

I don’t actually have a vision for this yet, this is post towards trying to explore connecting in a healthy way. Warning – if you have read something before on any of my blogs which was complaining about social networks

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Physical contact and conflict

Trying to think through what it means to connect and how I would like to connect, find it still frustrating having the absence of physical connection especially online. I don’t find that using emoticons, however animated now, are an adequate

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Playing with visual search – cck09

Currently unable to try and visualize the output from an RSS feed on Many Eyes wikified such as the rss for The Daily or from a pipe feed, whilst resolving Many Eyes migration issues, so in the meantime decided to

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Elgg in a weekend (kind of)

I am not writing this post as a way of sharing good practice, its a way – just going to explain exactly what we did. Elgg is without a doubt one of the most rewarding, quickest and easiest projects I

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If I was going to build a TEKL what would I need to think about?

<grins> Confession – ever since George Siemens posted about Technologically Externalized Knowledge and Learning, I kind of lost focus on the core weekly topics that studying for cck09 and started to think about this. Time to throw myself back into

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Battling seemingly endless negativity – assumptions about behaviour

This came up in discussions today but I frequently come across it at work and in my own communications too. I don’t know if anyone else finds this but one of the things that is really bugging me not just

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Mobile experiences – depends on how much insanity you can tolerate?

I’m still officially out of action in that I do not have a laptop. However after someone telling me that life is what you make it (and also learning experiences which I continue to believe especially through my martial arts

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differences between cck08 & 09 – so there’s less conflict, so what

Have just participated in the live session which amazingly my laptop survived throughout. It was nice to hear Stephen talking about his experiences so far. I personally haven’t experienced any more or less conflict with another human so far, than

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Sense of community – its about people

I’m not entirely sure where my collaboration posts and participation in Connectivism start and finish at the moment, or whether they are mutually exclusive. I did originally plan to write a separate blog but now everything is all running into

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Slow learning in rapid flow, the yin and yang of cck09

I really enjoy reading Riita Suominen’s connectivism Making Sense of Chaos blog – beautifully described snippets of thoughts – it reminds of the old BBC2 White Spectrum project , slow moments of listening in amongst everything. “When we normally set out

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Mobile networks

I just saw a note from someone on the forums which was to share resources about networks. So attempting to simply gather some about mobile networks in this post. There are many different networks and ways of connecting with mobile

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cck09 – Xtreme learning part 2

Since when did learning get to be so exciting, challenging and fun ! If this is a new way of learning then more please !!! Currently whirling around in a few deeper pools this week, pulled by undercurrents and occasionally

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cck09 – taking the Xtreme learning route for now, part 1

What a fantastic experience so far ! I would recommend to anyone right now, to try the adrenalin junkie approach and see where it ends up ! Right now I don’t care how many rocks I crash over or slip

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Emptying my cup – Connectivism 09

First – logistics – they will be tagged but have also set up a new category feed http://learn4kicks.wordpress.com/category/cck09&feed=rss2/feed/ I haven’t posted my introduction yet, wanted to quickly & briefly scribble some things here first. I didn’t get involved last year

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Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction

In a brilliant post about Learning and Debunking (How to Peek over your wall) today from Ikigai, we can choose to build up our walls, peer over them or pull them down as a result of maybe observing, interacting with

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