Time flies. Just that fast, this was the third annual Social Learning Summit presented to us by American University's Social Media Club. I can still remember some of the conversations I had at the first SLS back in 2011. The AUSMC continues to fine tradition of putting on one of the best conferences of its type in the area... and it's all done by college students...Read More
Up early for the second day of the Social Learning Summit at American University. I've attended this since it's inaugural year in 2011. Besides getting to visit the AU campus, it's a great chance to hear some great panels and get some insight into new ways schools, organizations, and individuals are using social media.
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Every once in awhile you stop to appreciate the moment we live in. Today it was as I stood in National Airport here in DC, waiting to see a friend off before she boarded her flight.
As I waited, my smartphone and headphones connected me LIVE to the music coming from Armin Van Buuren's A State of Trance show. Every 50 episodes, Van Buuren hosts a huge tour around this time every year - this time for episode 600 of his global radio show. This year he's taken his live tour from places near as Miami, New York, and Mexico City - and as far as Kuala Lumpur, Minsk, and Sofia.
Each time I tune in, I marvel not only of that fact that I can listen in from just about anywhere from a device in my pocket - but also by the the fact that people all over the world are doing the same.
When smartphone usage crossed the 50% mark in 2012, I knew my days of holding out with my dumbphone were numbered. But one of the things that always frightened me about the devices - the price! Not the price of purchase - the price of replacement - the thought that I was carrying around a tiny gold bar that could be rendered useless by a small drop, dip in the pool, or thief in the night...Read More