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Curating online content is a great way to develop your digital footprint

00000What is content curation? Did you ever think there might be too much information on the internet? When’s the last time you did a Google search that didn’t return tens of thousands of results? To profit from this overload of information we need two main skills: Crap detection – working out what is reliable and what is (accidentally or on purpose) not Content curation Curating online content is quite similar to curating an exhibition in …

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Social Digital Know-How

00000This is the fifth in a short series of posts on a great new book by Howard Rheingold: “Net Smart”. I recommended you find time to read this fascinating volume yourself (see link below) but if you can’t find the time, these posts summarise the main themes: this week: Social Digital Know-How. The Arts and Sciences of Collective Intelligence Rheingold’s breadth of knowledge combined with a gift of explaining complex concepts lucidly is one of the things …

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Crap Detection 101

00000This is the third in a short series of posts on a great new book by Howard Rheingold: “Net Smart”. I recommended you find time to read this fascinating volume yourself (see link below) but if you can’t find the time, these posts summarise the main themes: this week: Crap Detection.   How to find what you need to know, & how to decide if it’s true This heading sums up Rheingold’s purpose in teaching us online …

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Be mindful of the net

00000This is the second in a short series of posts on a great new book by Howard Rheingold: “Net Smart”. Last week I recommended that you find time to read this fascinating volume yourself (see link below) but promised to whet your appetite in the meantime by looking at its five main themes; the first of which is how to be mindful online.   Pay Attention As I said last week, one of the great attractions of …

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Get Net Smart and thrive online

00000This is a first in a short series of posts on a great new book by Howard Rheingold: “Net Smart”. I wouldn’t normally dedicate a series to one book but Rheingold has been a leading theorist and teacher about the online world since the early 1980s. I’m attracted to this book because of his depth of knowledge, imaginative flair and the fact that he is an enthusiast about social media use and online collaboration without being …

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