Evernote – a personal e-portfolio solution for students?
Blog post by Martin Hawksey at the JISC Regional Support Centre for Scotland North & East on using the Evernote productivity tool as a basis for an eportfolio.
Great idea for mobile collection of experiences and all in a transportable format.
xkcd: World According to Americans
Exquisite Tweets – Twitterverse gets carried away (Oxford Circus “shooting”)
@carlvincent shared this. Interesting story of how an innocent tweet leads to mild panic.
The Guardian asked if it would have killed someone to look out of the window. Probably not, but everyone was hiding under their desk at the time making a will.
Sustainability at Newcastle University
Bookmarked this as a nice example of a group blog from the Sustainability team at Newcastle Uni.
A manifesto for the simple scribe – Tim Radford
Tim Radford of the Guardian gives his 25 commandments for journalists. Can’t help thinking that a lot of what he says could be applied in many other areas.
5 – …”No one will ever complain because you made something too easy to understand.”
7 – …”The classic error in journalism is to overestimate what the reader knows and underestimate the reader’s intelligence.”
Improbable research: measuring the fog of prose
A nice piece from the Guardian on the power of straight talking (or writing).
I used to run writing skills training for a previous employer and despaired at the number of people that wrote to customers using excessively complex language thinking it made them look serious and capable.
In reality there are few people who are wowed by big words and they’re probably not worth impressing in the first place.
Leadership means you’re supposed to lead
I’ve bookmarked this, not so much for the blog post but the comments below that led to one contributor being blocked by the site owner. (see http://dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2011/01/goodbye-mark.html)
What do you think of the points that are made, what do they say about engagement in collaborative forms of discussion like this, and how much of this has to do with language and expression or viewpoint?
Would you have blocked Mark?
Sarah Palin learns Web has no undo feature
Post highlighting one of the risks of making information and media available over the web that you later regret.Issues about online reputation.
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