How the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills

Howard Rheingold isn’t too concerned about whether Google is making us stupid or if Facebook is making us lonely. Those kind of criticisms, Rheingold says, miscalculate the ability humans have to change their behavior, particularly when it comes to how we use social media and the Internet more broadly.

“If, like many others, you are concerned social media is making people and cultures shallow, I propose we teach more people how to swim and ... Full Story »

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - May. 20, 2012

it's a story about how Haward Rheingold, who 'has a longer online history than most, going back to The WELL, one of the first online forums back in the 1980s' perceives the Net, and how the Net users should do. His book 'Net smart: How to Thrive Online' is interesting (so far I've got going through the link), but I think, most of the Net using is common sense, a sense that is uncommon to common people.

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Alex Frias
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by Alex Frias - May. 13, 2012

The content seemed interesting. It would help if he would share more about the book. I do agree with his main premise that we need to become more literate with social media in general.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - May. 13, 2012

“The proliferation of media has not stopped — if anything it has gone into hyperdrive,” he said. “If you want to keep up with anything, it’s not about keeping up ... More »

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