I have admired Danah for years with the amount of work she as put into understanding social media and how young people engage with it. She has done some great work! Now she has published a free book. I haven’t read it yet, but I think it should be good as I’ve read a significant number of her research papers.
I will write more, a review, once I’ve read the book, but I would expect that a target audience of teachers, parents, and us all as a matter of fact for this type of material.
One of the tweets I received at @virtualshadows was from @rushkoff an article on how to find the world’s most influential thinkers. I was intrigued by this because the subject of my MBA thesis was on finding the ‘influencers’ within an organization. They normally were not the managers, or those placed higher in the hierarchy. Often the most influential people in an organization have their span of influence grossly understated.
I’ve now uploaded all my publications to www.digitalbee.se under The BUZZ/Karen’s Publications…I know original 😉 I will also load up my MBA thesis. As it was a whole year’s work, and seems a pity that (apart from for its evaluation/grading at Henley) I’ve been keeping it all to myself up until now.
A rather interesting paper published November 2012.
I was interviewed by The Hindu newspaper last week and this is the resulting article published yesterday 🙂
This is the version with photo.
The BCS is running a campaign called Savvy Citizens. ‘Savvy Citizens’ helps people become savvier in how they access, understand and manipulate information in today’s information society. You may find it worth checking out, you will find some useful information and tips there. Especially if you are one of the many in UK who are trying to work out what this information society hype is all about and keen to learn!
My mum and dad are among the curious and keen, and have both purchased laptops and are attending evening classes to become PC/Internet savvy… which is pretty cool. So check out this url mum and dad, a special link for you: my tip to savvy citizens that I contributed on protecting children online using technology 🙂
Virtual Shadows book review in a newspaper called “The Hindu” which is in India? Anyhow it captures nicely the message that I wanted to communicate when I wrote the book 🙂
They have labelled it as “Recommended read to cure oneself of the online phobia. ”
Another article that I’ve had published in 2009, although this one is available to all online. Name of the article is Get to know your plumbing: Protecting your organisation from leaking soft information. Enjoy 🙂
wow, it’s awesome to see that the ‘look inside’ functionality has been enabled for my book on the amazon.co.uk site. So if you were thinking of buying a copy, but sort of couldn’t make up your mind… after all how do you know it’s worth the money? Check it out now and go ahead and place your order 🙂
My latest publication in the May 2009 issue of IT Now published by the British Computer Society. Imagine moving the concept of social networking and the power of the people into the organisational context. This is what this article is about. It is missing some text and a diagram from the original publication. Although a blogger has tried, and quite successfully managed to capture the essence of the article. Send me an email if you want a copy of the original. My email address is found on the About Me tab.
This article is a cruelly condensed version of a paper I wrote for my MBA studies with the Henley International School of Management on “Managing People and Performance”. I guess there will be similar publications coming as I progress onto year two of my studies 🙂
Hi, I have been informed by my publisher (BCS) that book distribution channels have been secured in the U.S. What this means is that if you order a book from amazon.com it should arrive in a few days rather than a few weeks as previously.
If you read my book, please go ahead and leave a review at amazon, or wherever you purchased the book, or on your blog or here at Virtual Shadows blog (under The Book) 🙂 I really want my international audience to know that the book has an international focus, it is not just for U.K. privacy.