Something about this 1953 instructional video on communications theory gives me warm fuzzies. I love this stuff, and the way it was presented makes me long for instructional videos produced this way.
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“A Communications Primer” is an instructional film created in 1953 for IBM by Ray & Charles Eames with music by Elmer Bernstein. (via Laughing Squid)
I ran across Yammer tonight. From the demo video found on the home page, Yammer looks much like Twitter but your potential network is defined by your organization’s domain (like Google Sites). I see later that Yammer is billed as “Twitter for Enterprise“.
So I signed up using my uregina.ca domain. Looks like I’m the first and only one there. One is a lonely number when you are dealing with social networks. :-(
I really like the concept of Yammer, and am already thinking about how I could use it as a communications tool in my next class, or actually use it with my colleagues. Wow, that could be really useful!
Check it out.