Thursday, September 04, 2008

Social media is not new - it is next

Within the last few days I have met teachers who try to utilize digital media at school and understand more about edugames, media literacy specialists pondering common policies and solutions in different European countries and social media geeks, hangarounds and wannabe's wondering how social media will change our society and work cultures.

I am involved in many networks where I either just hangaround and spend time or share ideas and experiences with the others. Even though I like to chat and share stuff with people over the net, you really can’t beat seeing and chatting with people IRL. So thanks again to you all for excellent discussions and delicious dinners ;)

Some points I found interesting:

- Online as an environment > extension and/or addition to real life environments and activities
- Interesting learning games coming up which focus on team work
- Exergames can also be stealth learning (learning by doing)
- Soon everything (object) will be connected providing new possibilities for learning
- Social media is nothing we should adjust to, neither it is a new challenge. Social media is next (not new).
- Copies have no value, value is in the noncopyable. Value is linked with speed and focus on details
- Immediacy & personalization
- Media is liquid?
- Social networks as informants not necessarily one person (anonymous group)
- Flattened levels of information. Information value will accumulate (of course not all types of information). Blogs and newspaper are at the same level (at e.g. iGoogle)
- Focus on nodes of information > authority
- Social media = more than community features and user generated content. It is about congregating, compilation, grouping, commenting.
- K Zero Research made an interesting graph of virtual worlds measured by their registered accounts and lifespan. See below:


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SonjaK said...

Thanks a lot! I am also microblogging at Twitter (souplala).