Posted in Learning, Life, tagged Learning, Life, Web 2.0 on April 15, 2008|
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Shared with Flock – The Social Web Browser
It was really nice to find David’s, Doug’s and Luis’ comments on my blog – funny warm feeling, like I had entered a circle of friends. Thank you all !!! You all have been my guides into Web 2.0 world.
We live and think we learn, and suddenly realize being in a similar situation than so many times before. One of my favorite philosophers is Heraclitus – and the above picture if spring stream reminded me of his writings on change… how everything flows and we never step in same river twice. Yet life seems go also in circles. Our decisions have led us into repeating same patterns. It is actually fascinating. Are we able to break free from our habits, behavioral patterns, can we really choose? Can we make a difference? I believe we do, at least sometimes. But is so easy to slide back … like circles, waves and spirals. I even chose rounded look for my blog – thank you David for blog coaching!!!
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Trying out sending a blog post with a picture from Flock… Using the picture from Rendez project.
And this seems to work like a dream… yet an other new thing that I’ve learned from David Ing, my personal guide into web 2.0 world during the Rendez project and long before that. During the past years David has introduced me so many new things in practice before I even knew what they were called, blogs, RSS-feeds, mashups etc.
My other special guide is my son Tomi, now 14 years. He helped me get started with Second Life, about 1.5 years ago. it was amazing to watch him navigate in 3D virtual world like a native, even he had never been there before, but he knew exactly what to do and what was the logic there – since he had played quite a few other games like Runescape.
Several other people have been very helpful David’s friend Doug McDavid, whom I met several times in Second Life, we had long discussions there by IBM’s Almaden Island. Luis Suarez and Roo Reynolds kindly were sharing their experiences related to social media and 3D virtual worlds in IBM’s iForum in November and in their blogs.
New web 2.0 technologies are incredible, and it is entertaining to experiment with them. But the most amazing thing is that you can be so easily connected to people – that is the absolutely most valuable thing !
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