What is Social Media• talking, participating, sharing, networking, and bookmarking online.• discussion, feedback, voting, comments, and sharing of information from all interested parties.• linked to other sites, resources, and people.
Social Media …Social NetworkingSocial media is a term for the tools andplatforms people use to publish,converse and share content online. Thetools include blogs, wikis, podcasts, andsites to share photos and bookmarks.Social networking sites are onlineplaces where users can create a profilefor themselves, and then socialize withothers using a range of social mediatools including blogs, video, images,tagging, lists of friends, forums andmessaging.
It is difficult to predict the future and we generally get uncomfortable with change.
Over the ages, Many People have Feared New Technology
“The free access which many young peoplehave…has poisoned the mind and corrupted the morals of many a promising youth.”Reverend Enos Hitchcock, Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family, 1790 He was writing about…..readily accessible novels!
“This new form of entertainment has gonefar to blast maidenhood………Depraved adults with candies and penniesbeguile children with the inevitable result” Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1909 The Movie Theater
“Does it break up the homelife and the old practice of visiting friends?” The Knights of Columbus…1933 The Telephone
Each new technological advance was viewed with suspicion and distrust by many.
“Why the Internet Will Fail” "No online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.“ Clifford Stoll, Newsweek, Feb 27, 1995
But the old way has problems….1. Too many websites to visit http://www.stumbleupon.com/2. Difficult to organize emails and attachments3. Only companies and organizations have a “voice.”Now WEB 2.0 offers the ability to talk outside the usual channels1. Personal Publishing (blogs)2. Easy to create and edit websites (wikis)3. Publish and share photos, video (Flickr, YouTube)4. Lots of ways to share and collaborate
“Todays phones are almost like people," in that they have senses such as eyes (a camera), ears (a microphone) and skin (a touch screen). Google VP – Marrisa Mayer• She heralds the "a sensor revolution," including data Vibration…..Tilt…..Rotation….. Navigation…Sound....Airflow.… Light… Temperature....Biological….Chem ical….Humidity..Pressure….
The Curated Experience, Convergent Devices & Net Neutrality• http://counternotions.com/2010/05/17/curation/ How convergent devices overthrew civilization!
“Perhaps the most pernicious propositionof the “everything must be open” crusadeis the notion that curation is bad and anti-freedom. Soldiers of this crusade confusefreedom with competition. Our museumsare not football-field sized warehouseswhere art objects are indiscriminatelydumped and our magazines and blogs arenot amorphous containers of randomlyselected articles. Our classrooms,restaurants, hospitals and indeed all ourcivilized institutions are firmly reliant oncuration of one kind or another. The goalshould be for curators to compete, not forcuration to be declared illegal and unholyby the “open” zealots.” ~ Kontra
Who’s behind the curtain?“Just as Adobe is desperately trying to yell at the world, “Don’tbuy into Apple’s walled garden, get locked into our ownproprietary Flash,” so is Google trying to misdirect consumers’attention from its own monopolistic sins to Apple’s mobileplatform where 100 million users voted with their own moneyto enjoy 200,000 apps. The evil man behind the curtain in thisscenario is not Apple’s curation, it’s the frightening prospectof Google getting cut off from search and ad revenue derivedfrom its naked domination of the search box on top of yourweb browser. That, unfortunately, doesn’t sound like anappealing public cry, hence the “Curated Computing”misdirection whining.”
Why it matters!Most of today’s educational content comes in textbooks, whichBryan Polivka likens to CDs in “Why the iPad really could changeeverything.” http://www.newsweek.com/2010/03/25/think-really-different.htmlHe asks us to wonder about the textbook “single” and imaginesa future in which we can create a learning “playlist” for a coursethat mixes tracks from Macmillan, Pearson and others. Thefuture suggests that it won’t stop there and digital “papers” andassignments will be elaborations (riffs?) on those textbooksingles and the best ones will be added to the library fromwhich future students construct their playlists.
One Technologic View of the Future: Transhumanism
BAND AIDPublished: Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:03 PM EDTRyan Brannon, a senior at Saltsburg Senior High School, received a plaquefrom Red Cross volunteer Rache Station honoring him for his fundraisingefforts for the Red Cross.Brannon raised $1,125 for the Relief Fund for Haiti through a recent bandbenefit that featured 10 local bands and attracted more than 250 guests.Tom Peel/Gazette photo BAND AID