Google+ not just circles

This is the final part of a three-part series on Google+. The first part covered what makes a social network, the second looked at how Google+ Circles offer a user-friendly contact management systems, and this third part will highlight some of the other features and deliberate addressing of flaws with Facebook.

Circles not lists – Google+ people management

In this second post of three covering Google+ (Google Plus), I’ll be looking at the way Google’s use of the ‘circle of friends’ metaphor is more appropriate than existing contact management options in other social networking sites. See previous post for an overview of what makes a social network and how Google+ fits into that concept.

Time to ditch the reading list? (HYeLN Conference Workshop)

Workshop for the Higher York eLearning Network Conference, 6 June 2011 Matt Cornock (SPSW, University of York) Resources Workshop slides [PDF] Cloudworks discussion site, related links and references Twitter search Delicious social bookmarking website Diigo social bookmarking and notes website Trying different reading lists Delegates, readers of this site and cloud participants are invited to … Continue reading Time to ditch the reading list? (HYeLN Conference Workshop)

Addressing information literacy collaboratively (FELT Conference Poster)

Innovations and Collaborations in Information Literacy and Academic Skills. Poster for University of York Forum for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 May 2011 Matt Cornock (SPSW) with Sue Cumberpatch (University Library and Archives), Robert Gunn (Social Work) and Katy Mann (ASO) Download Poster [PDF] Sumbitted abstract This poster presentation will summarise how close collaboration between … Continue reading Addressing information literacy collaboratively (FELT Conference Poster)

Prediction: The computer will go the same way as the steam engine

Computers will go the same way as steam engines. That’s my latest off-the-wall prediction (with no real scientific backing). Whilst recently looking at how institutions and organisations are cutting their energy consumption, it became unsurprisingly obvious that lighting and heating had a third energy consumption counterpart: that of computers (and the associated hardware).

The tale of a digital hoarder: Videos

Videos are the new photos, in much the same way that black is the new black. For many, taking a video of an event is now just as easy (if not easier) than taking a photo. This is why the vast majority of mobile phones have a video function as well as a photo function. But what happens to these videos after their initial novelty has worn off?

The tale of a digital hoarder: Photos

In this post, I look at the way our attitude to storing photos has changed as a result of the ease and low-cost of digital storage which encourages the digital photo hoarder.

Two questions

My Photos Properties Panel - 49.5GBHow many photos did you use to take with your 35mm film camera? 24 or 36 exposure? A film reel or two a month? Maybe just for holidays or special occasions (or when you wanted to use the film up, perhaps your pet climbing up the curtain?).

How many photos have you taken so far with your digital camera?

For me, my answers are approx 500, and approx 50,000, as very crude estimates.