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Wise Pond, Inc. Pinterest / Home. Screen-shot-2010-12-03-at-12.34.05. 8 December '10, 04:48pm Follow We often hear from people that they just don’t have enough time to blog.

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People are busy running their business or taking care of their daily lives and blogging is something that fits in way down the list of priorities. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Up until a couple of years ago blogging used to involve serious coding and design knowledge but these days the tools are out there to help you get great content online in minutes. Tumblr This is possibly the easiest tool to use on this whole list. Audioboo.Com Podcasting used to be reserved to the geekiest among us who had the nous to set up complicated hosting and iTunes accounts.

Youtube Instant Video People think that to start your own video blog you need tons of fancy equipment and the ability to edit your own footage. WordPress Post By Voice Picture the scene as you walk out of a pub after a long night of drinking when a thought pops in to your head for a new blog post. WordPress Apps Posterous Ping.Fm. The Rise of Personal Networks Over Social Networks. When you think social media you think openness, inclusive communities and platforms that know no boundaries.

The Rise of Personal Networks Over Social Networks

You think Facebook – that is open to anyone and has, I believe, gone a long way to creating more a more equal playing field for communication and information. But are we starting to reach a point where we’re looking for more personal networks, smaller and more closed communities and exclusivity? It’s easy to forget that exclusivity was the very premise that Facebook was borne out of – initially only being available in Ivy League colleges, before extending to all colleges, and eventually everyone. Is the centre of any social network the personal network and is this something we’re starting to seek? Path – the new personal network The new plaything among techies is Path, which has been written about and used widely since early November.

A lot has been written about Path for its very central concept. Facebook groups as personal networks How many friends can we have? One of the Worlds Leading Social Media Blogs. Focusing on Social Media Culture, Applications and Marketing. Moodle. Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites.

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It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, SunOS, BSD, and Netware 6. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, chats, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, workshops, glossaries, lessons, and assignments. It has been translated into over 70 languages, with more on the way, and supports the popular SCORM standard for content packaging. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT or Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teachin.

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