Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Zeigeist...a good word

"the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation."
This compelling little word conveys the nuances that collectively paint a picture.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Twitter in December

The rise and rise of Twitter. This Compete.com graph shows it all. Social capital, whuffie, trust, ambient intimacy or whatever. People want it. Notable tweeple are the British Medical Association, Trip Database for Evidence Based Medicine and the British Medical Journal.

Google Friend Connect

Monday, December 8, 2008

Comparing social bookmarking sites

December 2008 Compete.com figures comparing social bookmarking sites. There are so many sites it is confusing. Social bookmarks help you organise, store, search and share web pages that you wish to remember. All offer this service in slightly different ways. Alexa.com rankings vary slightly from the Compete.com rankings. Digg.com is the most popular to date. Del.icio.us.com is inceasing in popularity and Technorati.com is slightly less popular than in January 2008. Reddit.com is a very simple to use service with little advertising. To see even more sites click here.

Alexa ranking
Digg 294
Stumbleupon 1030
Yahoo.Buzz 1
Technorati 433
Delicious 2614

Compete.com ranking

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Why would anyone want to use Twitter?

This seemingly simple tool becomes addictive with use. Twitter is a deceptively powerful tool for learning and networking. This fun portrayal gives a glimpse.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Internet Trends

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mednar Search Engine for Medical Searches

Mednar provides a search of pre-evaluated sites of trusted health information. Alerts can be set up, preferences set and advanced search features are available. In combination with other search engines to access information and applications it provides another useful search tool.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Following Twitter conversations

Tweet 2 Tweet, Twitter Search and Advanced Search allow conversations to be followed.
Tweet 2 Tweet

Tweet 2 Tweet
Twitter search

Twitter Advanced Search

Monday, December 1, 2008

Be prepared to make mistakes

"“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”" — Albert Einstein

Knowledge Management

Knowledge manangement skills include the use of new media and social networks.

Networked Learning