Monday, September 15, 2008

Life Stream You Say?

Monday morning greetings on this beautiful day in September. The birds are singing, the fish are jumping in the bay- but for some odd reason there is know sign of sunshine at this point- just a grey cloudy overcast- but that won't ruin our day ! I had the wonderful opportunity again this weekend of teaching a professional learning community of 28 learners earning their master's degree in professional development. Several questions arose around the scope of Web 2.0 tools and building your own "digital ecosystem" to have resources, collaborative networks and tools at your finger tips. One way to address these pondering questions but to get startin on building your own digital ecosystem is to first try and dive into the Web 2.0 tool world, and try out the different functionality of blogs, wikis, and life stream applications. My current web presence as you are reading from is built upon the foundation of a blog, but supported with rich resources of Web 2.0 tools and enriched with critical and passionate reflection. The life stream "verbage" is newer form of web presence to express one's self personally and proffesionally through smaller chunks of information representing as "microblogging" which represents sharing and embedding digital media content information with a global audience. A few life stream applications I am curently working with and showcased this weekend include: Soup.io Soup is a tumblelog, a super-easy blog that can do more than just text: post links, quotes, videos, audio and files. ReadWriteWeb Thirty-five Ways to Stream Your Life by ReadWriteWeb (this rocks!) Twitter Social networking and microblogging using instant messaging to have your voice heard and receive immediate feedback.

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