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Ol' +Mike Elgan, waiting for the smoke to clear with Google #Spaces  

#socialmedia   #chat  or whatever, nobody's sure yet

Cc +Laura Gibbs +Mathieu Plourde (I can't plus "our" Liz from this account, if one of you would be so kind to do so in a comment)
 
Google Spaces' fatal flaw

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/lwTFMR )

Google this week introduced Spaces, which is not quite a social network and not really a messaging app. Spaces is a Googly cross between Slack and Snapchat, available from an app on iOS and Android, a Chrome extension and online at spaces.google.com.

Like Slack and Snapchat, Spaces is not a place for big celebrities, big social media stars or big conversations involving hundreds or thousands of people. It's better for small groups of between three and 100.

Spaces is part of Google's brilliant new (and old) judo strategy of making social a feature, instead of a product.

The social-as-a-feature strategy is perfect.

But for now, Spaces has no hope of succeeding because of one fatal flaw:

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-spaces-fatal-flaw-it-requires-too-much-mental-energy.html

#Spaces #Google #GoogleSpaces
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#McQuarrieMonday - If there's one thing the Empire knows, it's how to build a superweapon. Their mileage however, may vary.
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Sharing this "legacy" post by my friend +Jonathan Rees to build up my lackluster "campus-side" G+ presence.

#technologyandsociety  

Attn +George Station (that other one)
 
Me, writing at the Academe Blog, on preventing the technological obsolescence of faculty everywhere:

http://academeblog.org/2015/11/06/workers-control-in-academia/
I was a labor historian earlier in my career. Sadly, I hardly ever get to teach that subject anymore because the class never fills. However, the lessons that most of the best labor historians I rea...
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From our "What a maroon!" Department: 
I apparently never shared my variation of this +Jesse Stommel activity with my class! Better late than never?

#edtech   #techtools   #criticalthinking  
Let’s use the questions above to investigate some of the tools we’ll be experimenting with in this class. We’ll break in…
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Reiterating the "read both" suggestion.
 
EFF's "Spying on Students" complaint, Google's "the facts about student data privacy" response.

Here you go. The two key documents you need to read if this story interests you.

EFF: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/google-deceptively-tracks-students-internet-browsing-eff-says-complaint-federal-trade

Google: http://googleforeducation.blogspot.ca/2015/12/the-facts-about-student-data-privacy-in.html
San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint today with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google for collecting and data mining school children’s personal information, including their Internet searches—a practice EFF uncovered while researching its “Spying on Students” campaign, which launched today.
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Joda Thongnopnua is such a quick-draw on social media you can almost smell the smoke coming off his iPhone when he responds to a message. But despite his finely tuned technological reflexes, the 22-year-old is not a fan of an all-digital workplace.
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Hm, I dunno.............
Last week in Montreal, during a pre-workshop at the fabulous Applied Improvisational Network 2015 World Conference, I realized how an improv game could be used to improve group process.
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If you are a CSUMB student in my class, you have the right person. Please do add me to an appropriate Circle. (Red "add" button under my profile image.)

If you are CSUMB faculty or staff, yeah, it's me. +Kevin Cahill snapped that fine photo you're looking at. But the more interesting conversations about education and other topics will be with my "public" non-edu Google presence. (Link below.)

If you are anyone else, you might have the right person. I tend to have course-based interactions here with my First Year Seminar (Tech & Society) students. Some posts will be Public, others internal to the class. If you want full conversations about teaching & learning, faculty life, sci-fi, or other topics, you may prefer to follow my "outside" G+ profile:

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I know the difference between an ocean liner and an iceberg. I'm sitting on one and looking at the other.
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