Learning via the Social Media Game

Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game, an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago. I’ve updated it and added 12 more “tools” – and am still…

Case Study: US Navy in Hawaii Uses Social Media During #hitsunami

As a direct result of the U.S. Navy’s outreach to bloggers here in Hawaii, I have been fortunate to both participate in some outstanding programs (like an overnight embark on the USS Nimitz) and also developed enormous respect for their adoption of social media (video interview) and their orderly and standardized approach. They are among the best examples of what I often…

Cam Conversation: Business Travel to Hawaii, NextLevelHI, Facebook Privacy

Here is the next installment in my web cam conversations with you. I am experimenting with the new uStream Producer “desktop application.” It allows me to record and live stream at the same time, while mixing in graphics, etc. You’ll see a small attempt at that at the end. Over time you will see many different forms and iterations of these web…

Facebook Insights from Social Media Club Hawaii

We had an open forum on Facebook at the March meeting of Social Media Club Hawaii, held free of charge courtesy of ING Direct Cafe in Waikīkī. People were invited to submit questions and tips in advance. We shared these at the meeting, while my colleague Rob Bertholf and I moderated the meeting and added several tips, along with Joel Tomyl, Tara…

Twitter, Facebook, Denial of Service Attacks

Twitter and Facebook were down some today due to “Denial of Service” (DoS) attacks. Here’s some information on what they are, how they occur, and what you can do as a netizen to help prevent them! A DoS occurs when a malicious programmer or programmers unleash commands across thousands computers that have been infected with viruses (those computers are referred to as…

Boycott Facebook & Related Sites

Let me stipulate a few facts: * I live my life online. * I have gotten very used to a certain (large) lack of privacy in most traditional senses. * I am in favor of business relationships with independent media creators. But the way that Facebook’s Beacon is setting cookies and sending my very specific online behavior (at selected sites) back to…