Freedom from email…

I recently turned off all the email notifications on my mobile devices. Pretty much all of the email I get is non-urgent, so why do I need to be notified right away whenever I get a message? Actually, I don't. It feels like I cut the electronic umbilical cord. I am only checking email two … Continue reading Freedom from email…

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Bye bye, Delicious…

Note: This post is in the Archive, which means the information may be out-of-date or links may be dead. Just so you know. I was more than a little surprised when I opened my Delicious page and found that everything had completely changed overnight. Yes, I knew that Yahoo! was divesting itself of Delicious, and … Continue reading Bye bye, Delicious…

Is social networking learning?

Image by luc legay via Flickr A colleague of mine recently asked this question, which sparked an interesting discussion on our Yammer network: Is social networking learning? Especially in the context of organizations, how can social networking be used for learning? I certainly use social networking tools like Twitter and blogs for informal, personal learning … Continue reading Is social networking learning?

The micro-blogging stream

As I mentioned in a recent post, we are using Yammer in our organization to share what we are doing with a geographically dispersed team. It started out really strong, but participation has fallen off somewhat, unfortunately. I am still hopeful that this will prove to be a worthwhile way of forging connections between dispersed … Continue reading The micro-blogging stream