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Latest Statistics Say My Blogs Are……?

Latest Statistics Say My Blogs Are……?

Unfortunately it is very easy to misinterpret and/or mis-use any type of statistics. People often look at the number while failing to consider how the statistic was calculated or what it truly means. About Misinterpreting Statistics Here’s an example: Statistics show that 45% of the population can’t read the newspaper. Shocking literacy rates! Or is it? How many included in that statistic were too young to read, didn’t speak English, had some form of disability etc? What percentage of the…

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Have your Blogs.mu cake – and eat it too!

Have your Blogs.mu cake – and eat it too!

People are now asking me about Blogs.mu in terms of school blogging programs so I’ve decided it’s better to clarify because most people won’t appreciate how very different Blogs.mu is from other hosted blogging solutions. But before I do it is important to point out, to ensure full disclosure, that I work for both Edublogs and Incsub (who own Blogs.mu). WordPress blog vs WordPress MU blogs When you sign up for a blog on Edublogs or WordPress.com what happens is…

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Comments Count!

Comments Count!

A lot of the learning from blogging happens as a result of commenting and interaction between commenters.   Comments that challenge views, ideas and thoughts or provide alternative solutions expand our thinking. Trouble is most readers are reluctant commenters, not because of lack of time, but because they feel uncomfortable leaving comments. Please leave a comment to demonstrate the power of commenting by sharing your thoughts on: Reasons why readers mightn’t leave comments on blog posts What makes a good comment? What are some…

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Explanation of How My Twitter Account Was Hacked

Explanation of How My Twitter Account Was Hacked

Below is an account of the worm attacks on twitter on the Easter weekend, 2009 — it’s been regularly updated as new events occurred. CURRENT STATUS: A new twitter worm attack occurred on April 17. Early Easter Sunday 12 April (Western Australia 9 AM GMT + 8hrs) I noticed that several of my twitter followers sent out tweets that appeared like their account had been hacked. To be honest, I thought I was safe because I had seen similar before….

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What The? Did You Just Tweet?

What The? Did You Just Tweet?

Even twictionary was unable to translate this tweet according to Penny Coutas! I’ve tweeted many weird funny insane incredible tweets but this is definitely my most ‘blog worthy’ tweet!  It’s made more funnier by the fact that: I can’t translate it I sent it from twizza, a meet up for educators to learn about twitter (looks like I’m the one that needs some lessons!) Bad headache today has impacted slightly 🙁 Please feel free to leave a comment to translate…

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The Enjoyable Aspects Of Decluttering Sidebars!

The Enjoyable Aspects Of Decluttering Sidebars!

First impressions count! Combine poor theme choice with a cluttered sidebar and you have a recipe for convincing first time visitors NOT to subscribe to your blog.  They’re too busy being turned off to notice your great posts! Unfortunately sidebar clutter creeps up on most bloggers.  So I thought it would be helpful to share the process I regularly use to declutter my sidebar. Prioritizing SideBar Decluttering What I do is take a critical look at my design in the…

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Can You Help Me Demonstrate Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World?

Can You Help Me Demonstrate Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World?

In April I will be giving a keynote address to the TCC Worldwide Online Conference titled ‘Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World’.  It’s focus will be on the types of collaborative projects educators are using with their students, the reasons why they become involved in these projects and the tools used for the collaboration. Like with all my other presentations, I like to model the process so I’m hoping you will help demonstrate the power of collaboration by providing…

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What Are Your 5 Top Web tools For Managing Your Workload?

What Are Your 5 Top Web tools For Managing Your Workload?

As part of my presentations on Personal Learning Networks (PLN) I created a PLN Yourself site to help new people work through setting up their own Personal Learning network. The site focuses on the top 5 tools for building your own PLN based on 196 responses in my Personal Learning Network (PLN) Survey. This site has been popular but is it catering adequately for people new to using web technologies?  For those already engage in social networking we appreciate the…

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