The tories have launched webcamron, in an attempt to ‘reach disaffected young voters‘. Isn’t sometimes embarrassing when someone tries too hard? Like a 60 year old banker with a leather jacket and a mohawk.
The thing is, boys, that it’s not about having your videos on the web. Its about having ours. Its not about you tagging the content, its us. But hey – here’s an idea. I can download your clips, upload them to youtube, and then really have me some fun.
I gotta admit though, you have a good copywriter. webcam-ron. cute. just watch out you don’t slip too far down that slope.
Muhammad Saleem has a very perceptive article on the Wisdom of Crowds and why it fails on Digg.
Wired’s webmonkey has just published the results of their user survey on tinkers & stinkers of web-too-oh. I liked LibraryThing. Even the name is enough to make you feel warm. Basecamp, on the other hand, seems very useful.
Interestingly, MySpace seems to be out. Have we (as in we 12 yr old girls) outgrown it? Migrated to facebook? Or simply got bored of looking at ourselves making funny faces in the mirror-on-the-web?
Is this actually the first survey of web2.1 apps – things that don’t make a fuss about sharing, ajax, social features – simply use them as given to do something useful?
With Web 2.0, more and more people have their documents, products, personal details and photos stashed all over the internet – what issues does this raise for education?
- and, it’s in lovely Barcelona! (25 October, 2006)
Web-too-oh: Wondermark sums it up.
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I found a diagram/table of The many Forms of Social Computing on of all places, a wine blog, via this post, which has some potential additions to the diagram.
For anyone who likes pictures, here's the diagram:
I wrote a short piece on PLEs that was inspired by the CETIS Personal Learning Environments Meeting held in Manchester this week.
Both Phillip and I attended. And guess what? We could actually sit outside without getting wet.
The piece appears in Seb Schmoller's Fortnightly Mailing, which is a great resource for anyone interested in e-learning and related topics.
In the mean time I've been building up a collection of PLE-related resources over on the wiki.