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Curate and Share: Three Tools To Consider

Introduction On 11 July, I am participating in a Webinar facilitated by Peter Downs. The Webinar is one of six Webinars coordinated by Peter using the iWebinar platform. I was delighted to be invited to participate in the Webinar. I will be in great company. Peter Downs and Gene Schembri are the other two panellists. The trailer for the Webinar is: I have been thinking about my three choices and have come up with three recommendations that curate and share. My two current technologies are Paper.Li and Scoop.It. I have been using both for a while. They gather links for me and then I can...

Accidental Readers, Connected Learners, Curators

I made a couple of short car journeys last weekend. Long enough, though, to catch some delightful snippets from ABC Radio National. On Saturday I listened to Geraldine Doog's conversation with Hugh Mackay on Digital Tribes. They were discussing the place of reading newspapers in our everyday life and the changes that are occurring in our lifestyles. Is the switch to a more visual medium just an aesthetic shift or is it part of a broader trend of simplifying our knowledge base? And how do these differences feed into the broader debate about politics, democracy, and generational wisdom? A podcast of the conversation can...

Connecting, Sharing and Curating

The New Year has prompted a range of posts about trends in connecting, sharing and curating. Some examples I have found in the last few days: Stephen Downes linked to Nick DeNardis's post Why now is a great time to do an OAuth audit. Nick points out that "The beginning of the year is a great opportunity to start fresh and look at everything with a new set of eyes. Something that is easily overlooked is who (or what) has access to your social media accounts. It’s easy to change your password and revoke access from co-workers but it isn’t as...