Category Archives: Social networking

Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Workshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012 Led by Jane Hart In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes. This online workshop is suitable for those working both in workplace learning as well […]

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

That’s the topic of my webinar at the Online Learning & Skills Conference that will take place on Thursday 28 June from 1 pm – 1.45 pm .  The presentation like the whole event is FREE to join.  Here’s the description of my presentation: If you are looking to introduce more social approaches to learning […]

MemCatch – a social knowledge network

Peter emailed to tell me about Memcatch MemCatch is the first social knowledge network, allowing individuals to not only collect and manage their knowledge, but to utilize it throughout their social networks. As they put it .. . "We’re what comes AFTER you Google.." MemCatch's applications have been optimized for three key things: Collecting your […]

SocialSafe: Save your Facebook account!

Would you like to quickly and easily download your Facebook photos, tagged photos, friends and profile?  If so, then you'll like SocialSafe – which says it is the only application download your Facebook account to your local machine or device? So how does SocialSafe work – take a look at the intro video below: SocialSafe […]

Elgg: Update

I have been helping a number of organisations: businesses, education and non-profits, implement the free, open source social networking platform, Elgg to underpin a social approach to learning. If you are not familiar with Elgg, you can find out more about it in the presentation below – and/or read more about Elgg here.  Using Elgg […]

How the old, the young and everyone in between uses social networks

A recent posting in eMarketer reviews a report by Anderson Analytics on the use of social networks and compares the different networks the generations use in this great little chart:   It also considers why social networkers joined a social network and interestingly points out that "very few users of any age joined for business-related […]

Social Networking on Intranets

Jakob Nielsen's recent posting on Alertbox, which summarises his company's report on social networking, has been picked up in a number of places: ReadWrite Enterprise headline their posting with "Enterprise 2.0: awareness is easier than execution" and point out that "Web usability guru Jakob Nielsen asserts that despite broad awareness, real execution of Web 2.0 […]

How to build your personal brand on LinkedIn

"LinkedIn is not just a virtual resume that should be tucked away for a rainy day. Instead it acts as a resume, cover letter, references document, database of your contacts throughout your life and a place where you can learn, share and interact in a professional way." In this article in Mashable, Dan Schawbel, provides  […]

Facebook for business

Facebook is going from strength to strength; last week it was announced they had over 250 million members, an increase in 50 million members in 3 months.  Meanwhile the number of Facebook apps available also begins to grow. Although most members use Facebook, personally to keep up with their friends activities, others are making use […]

Beyond Social Networking: Building a Learning Community

"Much has been written recently about the impact of social networking tools in teaching and learning and how educators can build on the skills of their students in using these tools. My discussion here does not negate that good work but introduces the idea that social networking is only the beginning of a longer and […]