Social Media Statistics It’s always difficult to understand the real power of social phenomena. So I’ve decided to track social media statistics based on official information (see the spreadsheet embedded below). My infographic shows social media as boxes. Each area is proportional to the number of monthly active users. The De-Schooling Scenarios: (1) Free Market Rules Two of the six scenarios -- Free Market Rules and Free Learning Rules envision the dissolution of formal education under the pressure of “free market” or “free learning” forces respectively. This post briefly describes the Free Market Rules scenario, which can be summarized as “business wins; efficiency works.” The related worldview of education goes like this: Education is a business, thus the market is the main force of change. Education’s main commodity is information/knowledge transmission.
The Noun Project Uncovers the Designers Behind Our Universal Symbols Pop quiz: who designed the instantly-recognizable, universal symbol for "recycle"? Yeah, we didn't know either -- until we consulted The Noun Project, a brilliant site that's part design utility, part history lesson. Not only can you download any of these icons and symbols for free, the site also pops up a neat little factoid for each one. 9 ways to grow your Twitter following (ethically) 5. Ask for Retweets Strategy: ‘Flock to Unlock’ Campaigns Now you have content worth sharing, and you’ve begun connecting with people whom you’d like to share it.
FORUM: Improving education involves everyone NOVEMBER was parent-teacher conference season. My wife and I met with our kids' teachers. We are grateful for their instruction and try to be their allies. Parent involvement -- like other aspects of our unequal society -- can emerge at the extremes, excessive or inadequate. For my wife and me, reading to the kids or helping with homework is often rushed. Still, conversation with our children -- over homework, reading together, reflecting or joking -- is cherished time.
50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. Support This process is for Host Provider. For cPanel 1. (Restart cPanel would be required to get the memory configuration (if changed) in order to get installation effective.) ssh to your server as root and download the installer using the command below: /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/makecpphp (skip this if your server doesn't have makecpphp) and run cd /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/ rm -rf /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/rvsitebuilderinstaller/ rm -f rvsitebuilderinstaller.tar wget tar -xvf rvsitebuilderinstaller.tar rm -f rvsitebuilderinstaller.tar chmod 755 /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/rvsitebuilderinstaller/appconfig/registerapp /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/docroot/cgi/rvsitebuilderinstaller/appconfig/registerapp
Planning a social media strategy? Then try this. « 'If only we'd thought of that' Posted by Richard Pentin on September 25, 2010 This fabulous chart by Advanced Human Technologies Group really struck a chord with me. Not only does it beautifully explain the process one needs to go through to develop a social media strategy but it also made me realise just how much I need to brush up on my powerpoint skills! You can download a copy of this Social Media Strategy Framework here. (Discovered via Frank Striefler)
The six most interesting things that happened in media this year, according to me The year-end roundup post has become something of a New Year tradition, to the point where some might argue they have become a cliché. But just because they are ubiquitous doesn’t mean they aren’t worth something — at their best, I think they force us to sit back and take stock of what happened during the year, and often patterns will emerge that even we might not have fully appreciated at the time. In that spirit, I decided to take a look at some of the things that I found most interesting in the media-sphere this year, and what I came up with reinforced my view that despite all the turmoil and upheaval, this is a tremendously exciting time to be a journalist — or for that matter, anyone who is interested in journalism and the flow of information. Like my friend Dan Gillmor, I am enormously optimistic about what is happening, despite (or in some cases because of) the disruption.