IT Futures Conference 2011

Mentions of the 2011 University of Edinburgh IT Futures Conference. For more information see the website: http://www.itfutures.ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml

  1. On this very lovely wintery monday I shall mainly be finishing off my "Tweet Dreams are made of this" talk for #uoeitf11
  2. Looking forward to #uoeitf11 tomorrow. Can only make Session 1 but the programme looks excellent!
  3. Us @UniofEdinburgh lecturers been asked why we tweet #uoeitf11: to share ideas, news and be part of the community beyond academia's walls.
  4. oh and apologies that can't make tomorrow's @UniofEdinburgh IT Futures Conference, #uoeitf11 too many lectures/tweets to write.
  5. Today, I will be speaking at a one-day intro to social media #uoeitf11  http://www.itfutures.ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml .ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml Fifteen minutes of science and med blogging :)
  6. Looking forward to considering social media for academic purposes at #uoeitf11
  7. RT @mariawolters: Today, I will be speaking at a one-day intro to social media #uoeitf11  http://www.itfutures.ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml .ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml Fifteen minutes of science and med blogging :)
  8. @onehundredpoems shows some connection between the 140 character limit and economy of words in Japanese poetry #uoeitf11
  9. Yesterday kanji of the year was trending in Japan the leadup to the announcement: lots of folk guessed correctly. #uoeitf11
  10. So far, I'm more inclined to look for news or information here than to use directly for teaching #uoeitf11
  11. Should we have blurred or distinct identities (study in tatemae and honne or not?) @sforrest @HoodCP @pjgoodman What views? #uoeitf11
  12. Getting ready to go to #uoeitf11 and am looking forward to the great-looking programme. And all the coffee. Will anyone recognise me?
  13. About to head to #uoeitf11. Sure it will be stimulating. Hoping for coffee too!!
  14. All settled in for #uoeitf11, looks like its going to be a really good day! I'm going to be liveblogging here btw:  http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/ .blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/
  15. Jeff Haywood kicking off #uoeitf11 - should be a good day, although maybe not "festive"! :-)
  16. avoiding travel to avoid blizzards so keeping track of #uoeitf11 here:)
  17. RT @suchprettyeyes: All settled in for #uoeitf11, looks like its going to be a really good day! I'm going to be liveblogging here btw: http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/
  18. #uoeitf11 @jar kicking off with a v promising first session title - 'Fakers, fools and narcissists' : )
  19. Jeff Haywood has just given his introduction and first up to speak at #uoeitf11 is @jar
  20. #uoeitf11 Jen Ross is talking about the pressures on bloggers - a duty to blog, be "authentic", vs risks of losing privacy etc.
  21. @wild_indigo @sforrest @pjgoodman #uoeitf11 Different situations can require different actions. Both tatemae & honne have uses & limitations
  22. #uoeitf11 Should we make students blog about their experiences? Would this allow us to see a different side to them?
  23. #uoeitf11 Anxiety may be the dominant emotion in the experience of blogging.
  24. #uoeitf11 Do we have different personas when we write blogs or otherwise interact online?
  25. RT @daveberry33: #uoeitf11 Anxiety may be the dominant emotion in the experience of blogging.
  26. #uoeitf11 What are we asking of students when we require them to participate in reflective writing and e-learning blogs?
  27. @jar up first speaking about "how cultural narratives of blogging affect online reflective practices" with cartoons! #uoeitf11
  28. Authenticity has always been an issue, maybe just surfaced more. #uoeitf11
  29. First speaker at #uoeitf11 - how can we do reflective practice online? Tension between safety and authenticity
  30. @jar cartoons as social commentary and thinking more carefully about what we do online #uoeitf11
  31. #uoeitf11 is all about the confessions of loving or loathing christmas today!
  32. excellent the "hair theme" has taken off! well started @jar #uoeitf11
  33. Richard Coyne on writing for the web #uoeitf11, in particular a leisure audience
  34. Richard Coyne giving away secrets at #uoeitf11 : )
  35. Richard Coyne: blog readers are leisure readers. They like to be let in on a secret. #uoeitf11
  36. #uoeitf11 I didn't know you could use Google Scholar to keep track of your citations.  http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html e.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
  37. At annual Edinburgh IT Futures event, this year on blogging and social media. Currently down with the latter but not the former. #uoeitf11
  38. RT @haggismaths: #uoeitf11 I didn't know you could use Google Scholar to keep track of your citations.  http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html e.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
  39. Richard Coyne: online scholarship is a quantitative game. #uoeitf11
  40. #uoeitf11 @Ecran99 Richard Coyne discussing social media and the way it makes academic activity apparently quantifiable.
  41. RT @haggismaths: #uoeitf11 I didn't know you could use Google Scholar to keep track of your citations.  http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html e.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
  42. #uoeitf11 Interesting to see @Ecran99 giving 10% of course credit for students' comments on his blog posts.
  43. @Ecran99 gives students marks for blog comments, not blog posts. #uoeitf11
  44. RT @haggismaths: #uoeitf11 I didn't know you could use Google Scholar to keep track of your citations.  http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html e.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
  45. blogging discussed at #uoeitf11 seems to be a different process for lecturers than for students, but still potentially a dialogue.
  46. RT @cat_rossi: Us @UniofEdinburgh lecturers been asked why we tweet #uoeitf11: to share ideas, news and be part of the community beyond academia's walls.
  47. RT @haggismaths: #uoeitf11 Interesting to see @Ecran99 giving 10% of course credit for students' comments on his blog posts.
  48. RT @mp4man: Twitter just introduced me to a new word — hooning (lang=en-au) #uoeitf11  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoon a.org/wiki/Hoon
  49. RT @jar: @Ecran99 gives students marks for blog comments, not blog posts. #uoeitf11
  50. Possible tensions around student blogging. Not for everyone? Students using blogs strategically #uoeitf11
  51. RT @Artmadillo: At #uoeitf11 Richard Coyne reflecting on his blogging experience and its value for his research & teaching practices
  52. Why don't PhD students blog? Concerned about plagiarism? #uoeitf11
  53. Interesting perspective on white male senior academic approaches to blogging at #uoeitf11
  54. The next talk is being read out from paper. Old School! #uoeitf11 Blogging as brain storming. A PhD student in the humanities.
  55. @Ecran99 I have to say I disagree, As designer & reseaecher I see more value in the process than in a finished & pulished outcome #uoeitf11
  56. Clever use by Richard Coyne of his aggregated blog posts to provide teaching materials  http://ace.caad.ed.ac.uk/mediacultureclass/ c.uoeitf11cultureclass/ #uoeitf11
  57. Is the blog as 'brand management' indicative of a broader shift towards student responsibility and self direction? #uoeitf11
  58. I am hearing far too much "PhD students may have problems with blogging b/c of poor writing skillz" I mean ... WTF? #uoeitf11
  59. RT @mariawolters: I am hearing far too much "PhD students may have problems with blogging b/c of poor writing skillz" I mean ... WTF? #uoeitf11
  60. RT @ewanhklein: Clever use by Richard Coyne of his aggregated blog posts to provide teaching materials  http://ace.caad.ed.ac.uk/mediacultureclass/ c.uoeitf11cultureclass/ #uoeitf11
  61. RT @mariawolters: I am hearing far too much "PhD students may have problems with blogging b/c of poor writing skillz" I mean ... WTF? #uoeitf11
  62. @j_k_knox pretty much, I don't blog because i'm not sure what bits of my research I can discuss, and am wary of plagiarism. #uoeitf11
  63. very interesting points from Brad.love the lack of presentation slides #oldschool overall some difficult customers in the room tho #uoeitf11
  64. Excellent discussion by Brad Littlejohn, PhD in Divinity, on his blog:  http://www.swordandploughshare.com louoeitf11.com #uoeitf11
  65. RT @flittleton: Excellent discussion by Brad Littlejohn, PhD in Divinity, on his blog:  http://www.swordandploughshare.com louoeitf11.com #uoeitf11
  66. RT @flittleton: Excellent discussion by Brad Littlejohn, PhD in Divinity, on his blog:  http://www.swordandploughshare.com louoeitf11.com #uoeitf11
  67. My liveblogging (and you can make of my blog/brand/voice what you will after this mornings ace session) here:  http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/ .buoeitf11na.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/ #uoeitf11
  68. Fab!! Tweet Dreams Are Made of This RT @suchprettyeyes: My prezi for today's #uoeitf11 presentation is live here:  http://bit.ly/u1DuAC 
  69. RT @mariawolters: The next talk is being read out from paper. Old School! #uoeitf11 Blogging as brain storming. A PhD student in the humanities.
  70. RT @suchprettyeyes: My prezi for today's #uoeitf11 presentation is live here:  http://prezi.com/zawuuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ uuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ - all comments appreciated as usual! :)
  71. Heating problems in the room! Hopefully warmer after coffee. #uoeitf11
  72. With a pen! @nailest @haggismaths came up with a cunning idea of writing Twitter handles on namebadges. With a pen. #uoeitf11
  73. Just thinking- itfutures isn't really about IT any more. People, profiles, teaching, research. Hurrah! #uoeitf11 #elpp
  74. "I write blog posts, but don't really read other blogs" #uoeitf11
  75. #uoeitf11 are most ppl here new to blogs? Seems like lots of basics/intro to blogs aside the first presenters (interesting!) research work
  76. View of blogs as lectures to the public - therefore, speaker opened comments, because you also allow questions after lectures. #uoeitf11
  77. RT @haggismaths: With a pen! @nailest @haggismaths came up with a cunning idea of writing Twitter handles on namebadges. With a pen. #uoeitf11
  78. RT @flittleton: Excellent discussion by Brad Littlejohn, PhD in Divinity, on his blog:  http://www.swordandploughshare.com louoeitf11.com #uoeitf11
  79. The two senior academics (white male) who have been speaking so far see blogs also as a venue for PhD student recruitment. #uoeitf11
  80. #uoeitf11 Jealous to hear that academic Larry Hurtado got 10,000 hits in 1 day on his blog. Maybe I should start blogging about religion...
  81. Didn't know pre-publication manuscripts outside of journals copyright. Interesting. #uoeitf11
  82. Larry Hurtado on his role in debunking the Syrian manuscripts hoax - educating the public #uoeitf11
  83. Larry Hurtado: As a scholar, I feel responsibility for getting good info out to the public #uoeitf11
  84. Importance of blogs for recruitment and University as a whole says Larry Hurtado #uoeitf11
  85. Hurtado: If you say anything about religion, the well-known nutters come out of the woodwork. #uoeitf11
  86. Hurtado's comment policy, adopted from advice: Treat it as your living room, you decide what people can do there. #uoeitf11
  87. "Anything to do with religion, the crazos come out of the woodwork." #uoeitf11
  88. RT @eusavpaa: "Anything to do with religion, the crazos come out of the woodwork." #uoeitf11
  89. Hurtado: sometimes edits out slanderous comments to avoid liability. #uoeitf11
  90. Hurtado: The blog is a window onto my shop. I open the window and do my thing, and you can watch me work. #uoeitf11
  91. Hurtado: blog site is like "opening the window of my shop" #uoeitf11
  92. many purposes for blogs at #uoeitf11: Student recruitment, assessment, reflection. Academics' publicity, knowledge exchange. And dialogue?
  93. RT @jwlockhart: Hurtado: blog site is like "opening the window of my shop" #uoeitf11
  94. RT @dsmith_edi: Importance of blogs for recruitment and University as a whole says Larry Hurtado #uoeitf11
  95. #uoeitf11 What is the point? Indeed; one might feel that encouraging academics to write (even) more and read and think (even) less is bad.
  96. Kerry Lee: Group blogging is fun, good for summarising papers and improving understanding, and academic writing. #uoeitf11
  97. RT @dsmith_edi: Kerry Lee: Group blogging is fun, good for summarising papers and improving understanding, and academic writing. #uoeitf11
  98. @suchprettyeyes is (excellently) liveblogging the #uoeitf11 if you want to follow proceedings at  http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/ .blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/
  99. "Early Christianity and drugs" as keywords will get more hits! You heard it here first! #uoeitf11
  100. @mariawolters WTF, indeed. plus, plenty of PhD students blog; I'm so confused by this tweet stream! also, sorry to not be there. #uoeitf11
  101. @mariawolters it's a nice point, though, to be fair, a lot of people say things in blog comments that they'd never dare say ftf. #uoeitf11
  102. RT @flittleton: "Early Christianity and drugs" as keywords will get more hits! You heard it here first! #uoeitf11
  103. RT @flittleton: "Early Christianity and drugs" as keywords will get more hits! You heard it here first! #uoeitf11
  104. RT @mariekeguy: Fab!! Tweet Dreams Are Made of This RT @suchprettyeyes: My prezi for today's #uoeitf11 presentation is live here: http://bit.ly/u1DuAC
  105. RT @flittleton: "Early Christianity and drugs" as keywords will get more hits! You heard it here first! #uoeitf11
  106. .@CMSinclair Dialogue and community are ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL (sorry for shouting) #uoeitf11
  107. RT @mariekeguy: Fab!! Tweet Dreams Are Made of This RT @suchprettyeyes: My prezi for today's #uoeitf11 presentation is live here: http://bit.ly/u1DuAC
  108. @suchprettyeyes working a hybrid professional and personal account on twitter - old school tweeter *before* separate accounts #uoeitf11
  109. #uoeitf11 Listening to @suchprettyeyes tell us about using Twitter for academic purposes.
  110. Twitter covers 10% of adults online, FB 50%. So Twitter relatively "select" @suchprettyeyes at #uoeitf11
  111. #uoeitf11 Twitter works really well for asking questions to the community and collecting data. Have to agree with that!
  112. @suchprettyeyes seems to be that you get a strong response from twitter than you'd get from FB #uoeitf11
  113. RT @haggismaths: #uoeitf11 I didn't know you could use Google Scholar to keep track of your citations.  http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html e.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
  114. Engaging users with existing resources by tweeting quotes from historical sources w/ links @suchprettyeyes at #uoeitf11
  115. Now: Twitter chat - @suchprettyeyes on live tweeting conferences, engaging with communities. #EdChat example #uoeitf11
  116. RT @suchprettyeyes: My prezi for today's #uoeitf11 presentation is live here:  http://prezi.com/zawuuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ uuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ - all comments appreciated as usual! :)
  117. Twitter and the hashtag can help remove hierarchical boundaries says @suchprettyeyes #uoeitf11
  118. Now at #uoeitf11 on the many ways in which Twitter is its own worst enemy.
  119. @clashrock @prezi Agree it's more attractive, but I worry about long-term preservation of Prezi presentations. #uoeitf11
  120. Love @suchprettyeyes prezi with the robin picture. Interesting, fun AND festive. #uoeitf11
  121. @mkdDCC @prezi that's why I download all of mine. Although issues can arise with updating #uoeitf11
  122. Good point from @suchprettyeyes about using twitter names. Very annoying that these aren't as visible in new twitter format... #uoeitf11
  123. At last a prezi that doesn't give me vertigo! @suchprettyeyes informative & festive & accessible #uoeitf11 #elpp
  124. Very few academic mathematicians are on Twitter; should I be persuading them to come aboard? #uoeitf11 @suchprettyeyes
  125. @suchprettyeyes fun but useful Eurythmics themed overview of the uses of twitter #uoeitf11
  126. Twitter is a constant, unrelenting torrent of information! #informationoverload #uoeitf11
  127. Brave! @rjwilliams44 showing his twitter account live! best not say anything bad here then!! #uoeitf11
  128. @flittleton @rjwilliams44 a very brave man. Hope everyone behaves. Could be a very interesting presentation #uoeitf11
  129. Twitter can help you maintain a presence in different communities and networking @rjwilliams44 at #uoeitf11
  130. #uoeitf11 Richard Williams will not be tweeting for the next half hour as he talking about it.
  131. Twitter as de-facto newscasting, narrowcasting, faster than media, esp Arab Spring (@rjwilliams44 at #uoeitf11 )
  132. Twitter as narrow-casting, a de facto news channel: @rjwilliams44 #uoeitf11
  133. @rjwilliams44 has new tweets on the sceen - click the "4 new tweets" button!! #uoeitf11
  134. #uoeitf11 Lots of nodding heads - @rjwilliams44 saying how Twitter is a news stream that gets you info a few hours b4 mainstream media
  135. Twitter great for people frustrated w/ BBC & Grauniad, searching for wider viewpoints @rjwilliams44 at #uoeitf11
  136. RT @flittleton: @rjwilliams44 has new tweets on the sceen - click the "4 new tweets" button!! #uoeitf11
  137. on a conference  http://www.itfutures.ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml .ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml where professors are discussing the use ofmetatweet Suoeitf11s really sinking in. #metatweet #uoeitf11
  138. Interesting - @rjwilliams44 sees Twitter as "usefully impersonal" for debate #uoeitf11
  139. Richard Williams: twitter has profoundly shaken traditional media #uoeitf11
  140. #uoeitf11 R.Williams impersonal is important in public debate
  141. taking pleasure in getting 'relentlessly flooded with information' from #uoeitf11 while hiding from the wind at home!
  142. RT @suchprettyeyes: My prezi for today's #uoeitf11 presentation is live here:  http://prezi.com/zawuuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ uuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ - all comments appreciated as usual! :)
  143. Phone (and hence communication channels) dying. Anyone got a samsung charger? #uoeitf11
  144. @rjwilliams44 140 characters as good communicative discipline, improves writing. #uoeitf11
  145. #uoeitf11 I could do a book in 6 tweets. Raised a laugh.
  146. John Lee trying to tell @rjwilliams44 that he is out of time - I'll tweet it here and see which is noticed first!!! #uoeitf11
  147. Plus of Twitter - routine conversations with interesting people around the world @rjwilliams44 at #uoeitf11
  148. @dsmith_edi iPhone only I'm afraid but good use of a hash tag! #uoeitf11
  149. @rjwilliams44 nice candid presentation of a personal discovery of twitter at #uoeitf11
  150. @dsmith_edi excellent use of the hastag indeed. i-don't have a samsung anything ;-) #uoeitf11
  151. Impact Twitter has on local journalism - interesting point. #uoeitf11
  152. @mariawolters up now bringing us on a rollercoaster through social media in scieng - 15 mins. 15 websites! #uoeitf11
  153. #uoeitf11 @rjwilliams44 An on screen twitter feed at a live event. Digital Tourette's for everyone.
  154. And now we have @mariawolters on social media in science and medicine #uoeitf11
  155. Now: the official 2008 Social Media web 2.0 guidelines #uoeitf11
  156. Now Dawn Ellis on social media guidelines #uoeitf11
  157. missed @mariawolters at #uoeitf11 :(- hope the presentation goes on the mtg website!
  158. Today I am tweeting and even looked at a blog. Tomorrow I know I will not. How do I remind/force myself? #uoeitf11
  159. Scooting out of #uoeitf11 to get some work done - will mine timeline for more cool UEDIN people to follow!
  160. Lots of positives for personal branding and advancement but is social media beneficial for interacting with students? #uoeitf11
  161. IT Futures - paper feedback form: a contradiction? #uoeitf11
  162. RT @scottyjules: Lots of positives for personal branding and advancement but is social media beneficial for interacting with students? #uoeitf11
  163. Thanks @flittleton for a very informative day. Phone just survived... #uoeitf11
  164. Made it home without being blown away from a very useful and enjoyable #uoeitf11 will certainly attend #uoeitf12 on that basis
  165. RT @dedavidson: IT Futures - paper feedback form: a contradiction? #uoeitf11
  166. That's my last liveblog notes from excellent #uoeitf11 live here:  http://nicolaosborne.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13/it-futures-conference-2011-liveblog/ .blogs.edina.ac.uk/2011/12/13 http://prezi.com/zawuuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ ce-2011-liveblog/ my prezi from earlier here: http://prezi.com/zawuuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/
  167. @mariawolters New guidelines are definitely 2011 but based on the excellent 2008 guidance & the EDINA Social Media Guidelines ;) #uoeitf11
  168. RT @flittleton: John Lee trying to tell @rjwilliams44 that he is out of time - I'll tweet it here and see which is noticed first!!! #uoeitf11
  169. #uoeitf11 talk on twitter for academics. today. Summary: (1) it's good. (2) but don't be boring.
  170. RT @rjwilliams44: #uoeitf11 talk on twitter for academics. today. Summary: (1) it's good. (2) but don't be boring.
  171. Thanks to #uoeitf11 we broke the 200-follower mark. Thanks, folks. Have followed you all in return.
  172. @rjwilliams44 in a nutshell! Great to hear how colleagues are using social media to their advantage. #uoeitf11
  173. @suchprettyeyes brilliant blog of the #uoeitf11. Don't know how you managed to get that all down but thanks as that will be a good reference
  174. RT @rjwilliams44: #uoeitf11 talk on twitter for academics. today. Summary: (1) it's good. (2) but don't be boring.
  175. Catching up on the missed #uoeitf11 on @suchprettyeyes live blog  http://bit.ly/rFKOE7  - almost like being there!
  176. Thanks #uoeitf11 for an interesting afternoon and showing me twitter is more than just a stream of facebook status updates
  177. RT @Ecran99: #uoeitf11 Richard Williams will not be tweeting for the next half hour as he talking about it.
  178. V. pretty Prezi about Twitter RT @suchprettyeyes Prezi for today's #uoeitf11 presentation is live here:  http://prezi.com/zawuuuga5tan/tweet-dreams-are-made-of-this/ uuuga5AnneWelsh-dreams-are-made-of-this/ via @AnneWelsh
  179. As mentioned at this week's #uoeitf11 the @UniofEdinburgh Social Media Guideliens are now online:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/website-programme/training-guidelines/editorial-guidelines schools-departments/website-programme/training-guidelines/editorial-guidelines
  180. RT @suchprettyeyes: As mentioned at #uoeitf11 the @UniofEdinburgh Social Media Guideliens are now online:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/website-programme/training-guidelines/editorial-guidelines scdigitalhssrtments/website-programme/training-guidelines/editorial-guidelines #digitalhss
  181. RT @suchprettyeyes: As mentioned at this week's #uoeitf11 the @UniofEdinburgh Social Media Guideliens are now online:  http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/website-programme/training-guidelines/editorial-guidelines schools-departments/website-programme/training-guidelines/editorial-guidelines
  182. I like the sound of that: "A Year on Twitter: Self Promotion, Whingeing and Starting Fights"  http://www.itfutures.ed.ac.uk/Conference11/Conference11.shtml .euoeitf11Conference11/Conference11.shtml #uoeitf11