This week, the blogosphere has been abuzz and the twittersphere atwitter with news of Facebook's change in terms of service. I first read about this in the Mashable article, Facebook: all your stuff is ours, even if you quit. Although Facebook subsequently reverted to the original terms of conditions, Chris Brogan, in his article, Wake up to how you share on the Web says the reaction to the change, suggests "that most folks don’t really know what they’ve signed on for when using a free service on the web". Bill Fitzgerald, in his posting, Hands Off, sums it all up nicely too, and points out "at the risk of stating the obvious, none of these are concerns for sites built using open source tools".
Here's some more great Twittery stuff I came across this week:
- Mashable has an interesting list of Twitter Professors: 18 People to Follow for a Real Time Education
- Twitter for beginners is a nice little presentation by Paul Bradshaw, a Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, in the UK
- And if you are looking for a chart to pin on your wall on 6 Ways to Play Twitter, you'll find one at the Fallon Planning blog.
As for blogging, here's a couple of interesting resources I found:
- If you are looking for blogs to read, Carol Cooper Taylor has created a list of 38 ways to find great edublogs
- If you are looking for blogging ideas, then Typepad has produced 10 Ways to Find New Blog Topics
If you work in a Training Department, then don't omit to read the article written by my colleagues at togetherLearn, Jay Cross and Harold Jarche, on The training department of the future. It will give you some food for thought.
Finally, a bit of fun: A 224-Word Palindrome Poem,"Dammit I’m Mad" by Demetri Martin, at Neatorama!
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