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Twitterbursts

As Twitter goes public, I thought it might be useful to revisit with you why I think so much of Twitter and the short bursts of correspondence it sets free. Just don’t call it revolutionary. It’s all about the tools, and it’s not about the tools. To see how I use Twitter each day,...

visit me @marciamarcia. Humans have conveyed short messages, rife with meaning, for over thirty thousand years. Smoke signals have traversed the airways. Expressive quips filled Seinfeld’s show. At all stages and ages, we burst forward. Up, dada. Look at my train. No, no, no. Keys please. Outta here. How cool is that? I do. Be back... [read more]

Twitterbursts

Latest in Learning Fast: edu-Twittering

Imagine the potential for discovery if the people who you follow through Twitter or any social-network status updates rounded out their contributions with something educational. Learning would zing wild and flow free.

Latest in Learning Fast: edu-Twittering

Baseball, Big Data, And Learnings From Advanced Analytics

Analyzing the massive explosion of baseball information capitalizes on a growing trend toward "big data," the tools and processes to harness insights found in gigantic data sets. A project to uncover Twitter sentiment around the 2011 post-season play provided an example of how the sheer amount of information need not outstrip our capacity to...

manage or access it in useful ways.

Baseball, Big Data, And Learnings From Advanced Analytics

Data on Big Data

As I wrote “Time to Build Your Big Data Muscles” for Fast Company, I discovered more fascinating bits of data about big data than I could include in the article. Here are some of the eye popping details. If all these numbers make you wish for a reference guide, James Huggins answers How Much Data...

Is That? and BroadbandHub offers a terrific video guide helps with the relative size of internet data. In 2012, every day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (1 followed by 18 zeros) are created, with 90% of the world’s data created in the last two years alone. As a society, we’re producing and capturing more data each day than... [read more]

Data on Big Data

10 Tests of Good Digital Citizenship

Entrepreneur Matt Ivester, in his book lol...OMG!, does a terrific job coaching students through the gray areas of communicating online. Instead of telling students what to do, or not to do, Ivester offers ten measures that may help them judge their actions and make decisions about their digital future on their own. This list...

Entrepreneur Matt Ivester, in his book lol... [read more]OMG!, does a terrific job coaching students through the gray areas of communicating online. Instead of telling students what to do, or not to do, Ivester offers ten measures that may help them judge their actions and make decisions about their digital future on their own. This list applies beautifully to people of all ages. See if you agree.

10 Tests of Good Digital Citizenship

The Rise of Social Everything

Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What it represents is just there. Between now and then, though, we have some growing...

up to do. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Overcome personal and professional discomfort with relying on relationships to get work done. And do that publicly, as an intentional mindful function rather than something we’ve always done without notice or acknowledgment. It’s not as though relying on relationships is new. People have worked together,... [read more]

The Rise of Social Everything

Make the case for social business

I speak with many organizations about the benefits of social business in the workplace. My talks are sprinkled with statistics about our changing world. There are far more interesting numbers and resources than I could ever reference so I’m creating this post (which will get revised over time) to point...

[Updated January 27, 2014] you to their sources. Consider this not a complete list, rather a place to start. Research and Analysis sites Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, provides free data and analysis on the social impact of the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Trendspotting focuses on... [read more]

Make the case for social business

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