11 Suggestions for (Social) Networking Heaven – 11

April 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm 2 comments

11 – Light Versions (Split personality!)
Twitter is so popular because it is so Light! I mean, 140 characters, can work on cell phones (mostly ones here in the US, though.) However, as we look to link with people (and classrooms) in countries with little or no broadband access, we need to have easy ways for our (social) networking pages to connect to and from cell phones of all kinds.

Access in Africa
This first hit me during a recent discussion with Beth Kanter on Wow2. She is recently back from Cambodia where she was teaching 18-24 year old students about blogging. We need alternatives to make our content more concise, easy to read and the ability to pull residents of bandwidth-limited areas into our conversations.

Additionally, as I was listening to last week’s Digital Planet podcast from the BBC, I heard about the open cell phone standard entitled Lemonade which will make email access more readily available on even non-smart phones. So, why can’t we do the same thing with networking sites?


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. frankcisar  |  April 1, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Alexandra, twitter is not only good because of forcing people going right to the point or because it is compatible with cell phones.
    It is good because it clearly tell us what to write!!!
    One barrier to Blogs is that one don’t know what to write in a blog.
    with twitter, the question is asked: What are you doing.
    No stress of how to start, or what to write.

  • 2. Beth Kanter  |  April 8, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Twitter seems like an easy way into social media .. great to discover your blog too!


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The purpose of this blog is to provide insight into the impact of computer games and pop culture, and effective ways of incorporating the positive surplus into learning experiences.

Please feel free to add comments and email me with any queries. I am also interested in relevant project collaboration.

Name: Alexandra Matthews
Location: UK

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