Jul 192014
 

Two old favourites up this week. Despite the jiggery pokery around UKOLN, our old friend IWMW was back, as we surely knew it would be. Brian Kelly still at the helm, now supported by Cetis and Netskills. The conference has mutated, but contrary to expectations it’s gone old school. A shiny new website, but no streaming, no [...]

Jul 162014
 

It’s summer conference season! Lots of old favourites to revisit. First up, two #some research conferences last week, highlighted on the #NSMNSS blog. The first European Conference on Social Media was held in Brighton, 10-11 July. Topsy showing knocking on 1.5K #ecsm2014 tweets…here’s what catches the eye from the estimable Nicola’s live blogs (Thurs | Fri; full [...]

Mar 042014
 
Project #marius and infostorms

Updates: 2 April: story in Berlingske on the research, plus perspectives of the day from Denmark and RoW. The CPH Post, who had their own Marius fool, reported that the Jobindex spoof was pulled at around noon due to complaints, but it still seems to be there…9 April: the Zoo’s comms guy tells his story [...]

Feb 142014
 

Update, 26 Jan: SMWCPH-bullshit Copenhagen’s second Social Media Week ran from 17-21 February. Last year I really went to town on it – see my Social Media Week CPH diary (PDF) – but this year’s schedule offered less to attract, not least because the event was ‘curated’ (by Copenhagen Concept). The first news story when I looked had [...]

Nov 082013
 

VIBES 2013, an annual conference organised by the Øresund Event Center, took place on 7 November. While I’m looking less at eventamp these days I’m a critical friend for the experience economy, so let’s have a look at this one. In 2011 I commented that “VIBES looks likes a big event industry shindig on the Olympics level, but beyond [...]

Oct 032013
 

The OxIS 2013 report, launched on 1 October, contains loads of interesting findings, but two issues particularly caught my eye. Why have some people stopped using the Internet? Most important reason is lack of interest http://t.co/89LuanPAW5 #oiioxis — OII (@oiioxford) October 1, 2013 Social network site use plateaus at 61% of Internet users, according to [...]

Sep 202013
 

ALT-C 2013, with the theme of building new cultures of learning, took place in Nottingham from 10-12 September. See my reflections on ALT-Cs from 2010 | 2011 | 2012. In previous years Crowdvine has been used as a conference network, but on the basis that people are already active on assorted networks and don’t need another this year @mhawsksey was [...]

May 292013
 
Knowledge and social media

What role can social media tools play in the creation of knowledge? Can the interactions themselves generate knowledge? Interesting questions to ponder in relation to MOOCs. edSocial Media looks at dimensions: establish a conversation (one dimension) – chat topic and hashtag on Twitter, Google+ community; one dimensional because once the conversation ends the learning ends [...]

Mar 062013
 

Update, 8 March: report from #DR2 At SMWCPH @fiwa presented the results from his research on the science of virality, looking at what makes a story popular on social media (see also article in Journalisten). The results on Facebook, where the overwhelming majority of Danish #socme action takes place, were dominated by tabloid stories – [...]

Mar 042013
 

Still too many things on the go – I need to try to rein in my curiosity! Feeding my MOOC habit All was going swimmingly with IVMOOC until we hit a bout of food poisoning and Social Media Week CPH. Passed the mid term with 78%, upgraded for mystic reasons to 83%, and formed myself [...]