Editor’s note: You need to look beyond the not-so-snappy title of this slide deck in order to find a treasure trove of stats about the web. This is one of those resources you might find useful when making the case for digital. There are some eye-wateringly large numbers here.
Browsing: social media
Editor’s note: This is a good guide to help get started using Twitter. The platform is a great resource for learning professionals so if you aren’t using it then I’d encourage you to get started. I’d also add that it’s OK to use it as a news feed too – simply follow the people and sources that interest you.
Editor’s note: I’m a big advocate for technology but recent events – fake news, data manipulation etc – serve to remind us that not is all rosy with the world-wide web. This piece reminds us of some of the pitfalls.
Editor’s note: What a milestone. Facebook now has 2 billion monthly active users. This article also features a useful chart showing the monthly user numbers for some of the other big social networks.
Editor’s note: Great article from Donald Clark on the power of social media as a learning tool.
Editor’s note: The CEO of Hootsuite, a social media management tool, says that in 2016 organisations will use their employees more to amplify their work – the technical term seems to be ’employee social advocacy’. Some interesting and realistic trends here.
#social media could be making us stupid, according to #robin hoyle, author of Informal Learning…
Editor’s note: Social media and mobile phones have given learners everywhere a capability to discover, create, repurpose, share and amplify content, according to Steve Wheeler.
Editor’s note: Social media researcher Danah Boyd writes a powerful response to a teenager’s view of social media. This article sets out why we all need to be wary of biases around what’s written about people/cohorts/generations when it comes to technology.
Editor’s note: David Kelly urges people to look at the snake oil merchants in their personal learning networks. Thought-provoking piece that raises some good points about who you are following online and why.
The ever-growing digital native #news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to…
Research on how people use social media from Wharton Business School. Thanks to @BKneuer for sharing.
Editor’s note: Analysis of the CIPD’s latest research of the use of social media tools within organisations. Interesting to see the benefits these tools are bringing to organisations.
Editor’s note: Great list of tools for managing your social media efforts (and that will help save you time).