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Podcast and Screencasting Primers

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Beth Kanter posted a nice primer for screencasting – Screencasting Primer, which covers from definition to how to and tools via benefits of screencasts, suitable for starters, basic and intermediate level of screencasters!

Open culture posted a nice Podcast Primer, but more geared towards how to subscribe and listen to podcasts.

Anyone got a comprehensive How to Podcast (for dummies)?

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March 19th, 2007 at 7:31 am

Results of mind mapping software survey by Chuck Frey

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During the month of February 2007, just over 500 people participated in this online survey conducted by Chuk Frey – one of the thought leaders of Mind Mapping. This survey reveals how users got started using mind mapping software, and the biggest benefit they’re getting from it. Click here to download this report.

Some of the highlights of the result:

  • Two-thirds of respondents said the biggest benefit of mind mapping software is that it helps them to clarify their thinking.
  • Roughly two-thirds of users of mind mapping software also create hand-drawn mind maps.
  • Exporting maps to other formats and collaborating with coworkers are two areas where users of mind mapping software believe programs they’re using could be improved.
  • A large number of respondents shared some truly fascinating comments about the functionality they would like to see in future iterations of their mind mapping software.

On the same note, Anne Zelenka at Web Workers Daily wrote a comparative review of 3 web based mind mapping applications – bubbl.us, Mindomo, and MindMeister.

MindMeister, with its smooth keyboard access, information-dense display, and export-to-outline capability, is my favorite of the three.

I second that!

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March 19th, 2007 at 3:27 am

Super KM Champion : Iconic representation

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Patrick Lambe posted at Green Chameleon

This delightful creature was constructed by a bunch of KM activists in a client organisation, and then rendered by our regular artist Joseph Tey. Note the bulletproof skin! Being a KM champion is obviously not an easy task – we’ve drawn up a set of Guidelines on how to spot potential activists, appoint them, and support them, but if you like, just print out this picture and go looking!

This adorable “thing” got an great similarity with Ganesha, is one of the most well-known and beloved representations of God amongst Hindus.

Surprisingly, Ganesha is considered to be the Lord of Intelligence. In Sanskrit the word buddhi is a feminine noun that is variously translated as intelligence, wisdom, or intellect. The concept of buddhi is closely associated with the personality of Ganesha as of the Puranic period, where many stories develop that showcase his cleverness and love of intelligence.

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March 12th, 2007 at 10:03 am

Awesome Divshare WordPress Plugin

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Divshare - the free (ad-supported) unlimited image upload site came up with a cool Wordpress plugin DivShare Uploader: Version 1.0

DivShare Uploader is a Wordpress plugin that turns the upload frame on your “Write” pages into a DivShare dialog, allowing you to upload a file directly to DivShare and add it to your post. No HTML, no copying and pasting — adding files and media to Wordpress has never been easier.

I installed the plugin – it’s super cool, fast, and intuitive! Try it out. :)

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March 8th, 2007 at 5:05 am

100 Ways to Kill a Concept

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100 Ways to Kill a Concept: Why Most Ideas Get Shot Down by Michael Iva at Change This

So, you’ve got an idea. A big idea. But will your idea take flight? Not if you let your concept be killed by all the usual excuses you hear from your managers, your bosses, your spouses—excuses motivated by fear or possessiveness. In this wide-ranging manifesto, Iva offers you ways to persuade someone to embrace your idea, to not be swayed by negative responses, and to utilize your creativity.

Download the Manifesto [PDF]

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March 8th, 2007 at 4:39 am

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