I discovered the Common Craft videos on the web some time ago. They are awesome. They explain recent web 2.0 phenomena in plain English (I’m also a big fan of using plain English to explain things). They are simple and straightforward but contain so much vital information. When I want to understand about a web 2.0 tool, one of the first things I do is search the Common Craft site.
Once again, Lee and Sachi LeFever have explained something complex in a really simple way that makes sense. “Social Media and the Workplace” talks about how social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and blogs can be used in the workplace to communicate with customers. It’s not much of a stretch to see how these social media tools can be used within a workplace like an education employer (such as the NSW DET) and across a variety of education workplaces to share ideas.
Over the weekend I joined Twitter for the first time. I also joined Yammer some months ago. There are a lot of ideas going round in my head at the moment about the implications (positive and negative, though predominantly positive) of these social media tools in my workplace, especially as I need to come up with either a social networking project or a case study for my first assignment for my “Social Networking for Information Professionals” course.
I’ll keep mulling it over and post again on this topic soon – very soon.