The more amateurs do things themselves, the more they develop a refined taste for good professional work - whether in the kitchen or at the design station. To fear that shoddy DIY work will replace good professional design is to suggest that the two are indistinguishable to the untrained eye.
10 Predictions To Help Define the Social Media Revolution - Social Computing
"To find something comparable," said Rupert Murdoch to Wired Online in July 2006, "you have to go back 500 years to the printing press, the birth of mass media - which, incidentally, is what really destroyed he old world of kings and aristocracies. Technology is shifting power away from the editors the publishers, the establishment, the media elite. Now it's the people who are taking control."
Fortunate learners and PLE's - growing changing learning creating
When PLE's are productivity tools to facilitate research work, learning is most likely going to be an unfortunate struggle. When PLE's are created from workflows and use cases to support informal learning, the process is more open-ended, self structured and individualized. When PLE's are intended for learning empathy and other advanced capabilities, the learning is freed from imposed structures and controls.
Capturing workplace knowledge with Drupal - StressFree
Formally recording what we have learned in the workplace is a worthwhile process that is often forgotten or not undertaken because there is no time or immediate incentive to do so.
Layers of networks depend on context - Knowledge Jolt with Jack
A common view of social nets is a set concentric circles where I trust and rely upon the people closest to me. But then this doesn't describe reality as we experience it. Because of context. And it is context that most traditional "social networking" tools have a difficult time describing.