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The New Social Learning, 2nd Edition by Tony Bingham, Marcia Conner

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Glossary of Social Learning Lingo

“Prior to the Internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table.”

—Clay Shirky

Activity Feed: The rolling list of status updates and recent additions to a social network conveying what people are doing or feeling in real time.

Astroturfing: The formation of citizen groups or coalitions that appear to be grassroots based but are primarily conceived, created, and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests, or public relations firms.

Backchannel: Real-time text communications among audience members using something like Twitter or a local chat room during a live event. Coined in 1970 to describe listeners’ behaviors ...

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