👓 Here is a video describing the power of webmentions | INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

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Here is a video describing the power of webmentions in #edu5222. My students are amazed that they do all their learning from their own domain but their replies show up on each other’s post and our rss feed magically slurps up everything they write. One thing to note you don’t need a reply post-kind for your webmention to work. You can just mention somebody’s url in you post or or link to a specific page or post on their website in any post-kind at it will work as well.

An image to represent how I feel

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Here is today’s 7/31 yesterday folks were asked to share an image to describe how you felt. Most of you chose a meme. Today we repeat the task but I ask you think metaphorically.

Watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJUYSdEdWBg and install the Flickr Creative Commons attribution tool. Then find an image to represent how you feel.

X2 MacBuck multiplier if you share your image with correct attribution

Headshot of a pig with a muddy snout sitting in a mud pond
Pig in shit(happy as) flickr photo by Liquid emulsion shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

I tried to find a photo of a pig without the ear tags, as I suspect it would have been happier to know it’s not being tracked. I suspect it’s difficult not to be tracked, so we’ll have to live with it at least temporarily…

How I feel about the start of #edu522, a class about pedagogy, the web, and IndieWeb

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Today’s rings of such simplicity it could not be more complex. Find an image that represents how you feel about this class. Share from your blog. X2 MacBuck multiplier if you provide attribution.

How I feel about the start of , a class about pedagogy, the web, and IndieWeb

Image courtesy of imgflip.com meme generator

👓 Launching #EDU 522 Week Zero | INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

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Today marks the first day of week zero. Not like in a, Mass Epidemic end of the world story..though I do hope our learning spreads in multiple nonlinear ways. Let’s just go more like plant than disease. https://i2.wp.com/28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmghsoAFsv1qbpp7eo1_500.gif?zoom=2 source: https:/...

📑 Launching #EDU 522 Week Zero | INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

Annotated Launching #EDU 522 Week Zero by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (jgregorymcverry.com)
I also think as educators we should own what we make, or at least have it released to the Commons. Copyright on teacher created materials in the public school makes little sense. Nobody wants to steal your stuff and no municipality will ever profit on sales. Give it an open license.

👓 #EDU522 Launch Videos and Updates: Join an #IndieWeb Blogging 101 Course | INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

Read #EDU522 Launch Videos and Updates: Join an Blogging 101 Course by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION)
The time has arrived and a new breed of educational bloggers will emerge from the ashes of the . Having a focus on learning, open pedagogy, and the as educators we will spend the next three weeks understanding how to teach with digital tools by trying out new digital tools. Launchin...

👓 We Are All Public Figures Now | Ella Dawson

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A woman gets on a plane. She’s flying from New York to Dallas, where she lives and works as a personal trainer. A couple asks her if she’ll switch seats with one of them so that they can sit together, and she agrees, thinking it’s her good deed for the day. She chats with her new seatmate and ...
This story brings up some interesting questions about private/public as well as control on the internet. Social media is certainly breaking some of our prior social norms.

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To summarize his argument, the media industry wants to broaden our definition of the public so that it will be fair game for discussion and content creation, meaning they can create more articles and videos, meaning they can sell more ads. The tech industry wants everything to be public because coding for privacy is difficult, and because our data, if public, is something they can sell. Our policy makers have failed to define what’s public in this digital age because, well, they don’t understand it and wouldn’t know where to begin. And also, because lobbyists don’t want them to.  

We actively create our public selves, every day, one social media post at a time.  

Even when the attention is positive, it is overwhelming and frightening. Your mind reels at the possibility of what they could find: your address, if your voting records are logged online; your cellphone number, if you accidentally included it on a form somewhere; your unflattering selfies at the beginning of your Facebook photo archive. There are hundreds of Facebook friend requests, press requests from journalists in your Instagram inbox, even people contacting your employer when they can’t reach you directly. This story you didn’t choose becomes the main story of your life. It replaces who you really are as the narrative someone else has written is tattooed onto your skin.  

What Blair did and continues to do as she stokes the flames of this story despite knowing this woman wants no part of it goes beyond intrusive. It is selfish, disrespectful harassment.  

Previously this was under the purview of journalists who typically had some ethics as well as editors to prevent this from happening. Now the average citizen has been given these same tools that journalists always had and they just haven’t been trained in their use.

How can we create some feedback mechanism to improve the situation? Should these same things be used against the perpetrators to show them how bad things could be?  

A friend of mine asked if I’d thought through the contradiction of criticizing Blair publicly like this, when she’s another not-quite public figure too.  

Did this really happen? Or is the author inventing it to diffuse potential criticism as she’s writing about the same story herself and only helping to propagate it?

There’s definitely a need to write about this issue, so kudos for that. Ella also deftly leaves out the name of the mystery woman, I’m sure on purpose. But she does include enough breadcrumbs to make the rest of the story discover-able so that one could jump from here to participate in the piling on. I do appreciate that it doesn’t appear that she’s given Blair any links in the process, which for a story like this is some subtle internet shade.

But Blair is not just posting about her own life; she has taken non-consenting parties along for the ride.  

the woman on the plane has deleted her own Instagram account after receiving violent abuse from the army Blair created.  

Feature request: the ability to make one’s social media account “disappear” temporarily while a public “attack” like this is happening.

We need a great name for this. Publicity ghosting? Fame cloaking?