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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Trying to Comment

Hi, I have been trying to comment on your latest post.  Somehow, what I have written has twice been lost (as far as I can tell).  It seems to happen when I select a profile.  So, I'd like to vent a little bit about one of my concerns with using new technology.  While sometimes it can be very helpful and save us time in tasks, at other times it can be very confusing, frustrating and time consuming (including like you have said about dealing with information overload) as we spend a lot of time on something only to have it disappear because of technical difficulties.

Anyway, I don't know that you intentionally put us all on your blog as contributors, but since I have that status I can at least use this route to try and express what I have tried to do twice with comments.  That is:
I really appreciate your thoughtful post on concerns about the reliability and relevance of information you find online.  While more traditional media isn't always accurate and unbiased, at least there is usually some large organization with some kind of philosophy and reputation behind it that we can use to help us evaluate the perspective and veracity of the information we get.  Web 2.0 is great in giving people freedom to get things out to others, but that very unfettered nature also means any one can make any sort of unsubstantiated claim.  So we really do need to be _more_ careful consumers of this information, and I like you idea of how using social networking can help us with that.
Thomas Bieri

1 comment:

  1. Hey Thomas. I have all comments set to be moderated by me. Meaning I have to review your comment before I agree to have it posted. I did invite everyone to contribute from our class-but no one outside of our classroom can post. For me, it was a way to allow outside viewers to comment if I approve it, but classmates to post like you just did with freedom. I think one thing that is very helpful in learning new technology is simply "googling" or asking a question to see how other users have accomplished mastering a new tool.