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Social Media is a Waste of Time

I am sure you’ve heard this before, what with 54% companies banning social media sites. Of course, Twitter and Facebook are complete waste of time. Reading and writing blogs is a complete waste of time too. I also hear some executives say email is a waste of time too. And phone? What does everyone talk about anyway? They should get off the phones and just work (and I have had managers complain that personal calls were affecting productivity of some people). I think books are a waste of time too.…

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Indian Learning Professionals and Companies on Twitter

I have updated my list of Indian learning professionals on Twitter. I have included company Twitter accounts in the list. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest more professionals and companies who should be on the list. I have been less discerning this time and have included all professionals who have more than one tweet on the list. Also listed them in alphabetical order. You can now use the TweepML link to easily follow these professionals on Twitter. aanteladda - aanteladda Education Strategist, Coach, Bridge, Entreprenuerial Catalyst, Mum abhijitkadle…

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Experiences with Micro-learning in Corporate Environment

After trying out Twitter for some time, I started experimenting with Yammer sometime early this year. I would say we are still in the experimentation phase with micro-learning. I started with sending some invites and broadcasted some messages. It was a slow start with me invite some colleagues and then the pace picking up quickly as the joining went viral. People invited other colleagues and the membership soon grew (we now have more than 90 people on our Yammer network). Messages started to flow. The Yammer platform was used to…

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My Twitter Bookmarks

Now that I am using Twitter more frequently, I am bookmarking links on Twitter as favorites. I don’t save all the links on del.icio.us. Here are some of my Twitter favorites.   cammybean RT @eduify The Top 100 Education Blogs http://tinyurl.com/36ou27 (via @GarinKilpatrick) hjarche Gloria Gery: Why don't we weigh them? - a classic for the learning profession  http://www.gloriagery.com/articles/whydont jtcobb Free online course: Instructional Design for the Subject Matter Expert (SME):  http://www.kineolearning.com/60minutemasters/ jtcobb Whether for e-learning or content marketing - How to create your own online course: 100 tools, guides, and…

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Twitter – Social or Professional Networking?

I came across the following tweet from someone who I am following: Is twitter a social networking or a professional networking tool? I really dont want to know ur progress through the day unless ur a starlet   The choice is really yours, the users. What you absolutely can’t control is what others tweet. You decide who you want to follow. And even the people who tweet ‘professionally’ are also humans (unless you are following a bot or a company/publication, in which case this conversation doesn’t hold good). And humans…

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Indian Learning Professionals on Twitter

Following up on my post on blogs by learning professionals in India, here’s a list of Indian Learning professionals who tweet a little more frequently on Twitter. My criteria for selecting: minimum 50 tweets and must have bio text. Mind you, not all tweets are about learning/elearning. You can catch me on twitter at @manishmo.Here’s the list of Indian learning professionals on Twitter, sorted on most tweets: Ruchi Bhatia @rucsb: Web 2.0 buff,IBMer,Learning professional, Indian, geek,net addicted, thought leader, luvable !*Abhinava @Abhinava: biker... dreamer... sapiosexualGeetha Krishnan @thoughts: Learning professionalArchana Narayanan…

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10 Reasons Why You Should be on Twitter

10 reasons why should you be on Twitter:You don’t really have the time/patience/inclination/skill to write a blog.You don’t really follow any specific websites/blogs regularly. You mostly read links recommended by others, usually in an email.You want to stay up to date with thought leaders of the industry.You want to quickly get answers to your questions, suggestions on what to do, where to go.You always miss out someone while updating them about things happening to you.You want to get quick updates on the latest news.Your ITS has blocked Facebook and Orkut…

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10 Tips to Get Started with Twitter

I have been getting a lot of Twitter newbie followers, some folks who I am inducting to Twitter and others who read my blog, or have worked me at some point of time. I try to get them started by giving them tips and introducing them to people they can follow. So what’s my advice to get started on Twitter? Well Twitter is different things depending on how you use it and you need to experiment to figure out what works for you. Here are 10 tips to get you…

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My Top 10 Learning Tools, Apr 2009

It’s time to update my top 10 learning tools and techniques list. This time I’ll try to focus more on tools and services. You can view my previous lists of Aug 08 and Jan 08. My top 10 learning tools in April 2009: Google Reader – I read blogs via RSS feeds. I have tried Google Reader, NetVibes, Bloglines and Feedly, and I have stuck to Google Reader. It also allows me to share interesting articles from my feeds. In case you are interested, you can view my shared items…

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Twitter Twitter Everywhere…

Everyone’s talking about Twitter. So here's my addition to the conversation based on my experiences with Twitter as @manishmo.What is Twitter? To me it is various forms of IM, asynchronous chat, chat room, email, SMS on the Internet, blog (micro-blog) depending on how you use it. I also like this explanation by Chris Brogan: Twitter is a stream. Facebook is both a stream and a stopping point (but mostly a stream). Your blog is a stopping point pretending to be a stream. It’s important to think about where you want information…

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