@dajbelshaw @daibarnes I figured, so I didn't request to connect. I deleted the app again. I still think it looks and functions well, but it's like anything in this area: it only really becomes valuable when there are people on it. I can see it being useful if you have buy-in from most of the family.
@dajbelshaw @daibarnes That's a big plus, to be fair. I installed it last night for another look, and did a contact/twitter search to see who I knew on there. Turned out I only have two registered on Path: my wife and you. And I'm fairly sure Niamh is only still on their books from the time I tried it out a few years back, she's not an active user.
@Enkerli @dajbelshaw @daibarnes I liked the layout and functionality of Path, in fact at the time I used it alongside FB, I preferred it to FB. However, my main reason for getting off FB was data protection and privacy, and I'm unsure if those aspects are any different/better on Path. I'd definitely give it a go again if I thought it was well meaning! I'd be interested in knowing more about your project.
@dajbelshaw @daibarnes Interesting to hear you’re using Path. I tried it out a few years back, as an alternative to Facebook. Didn’t know many users, so deleted it. I looked at it again about a year ago, but at first glance the privacy and data protection looked similar to the more dubious side of Facebook. Has the privacy aspect improved, or is it a price worth paying which isn’t worth paying in Facebook?
@wiobyrne For me, I like being at the coal-face (lecturing) because of the human interaction that comes with it: I like being able to build a relationship where I can share my experience to help others. I also like the research side, but my research is centred on trying to improve the learners' experience, so it's coal-face-related research. How about you?
Know anyone interested in a free online course about Web 2.0 stuff?
I'm involved in an upcoming one called "Rudai23", which is based on the "23 Things" format. You can find out more abiut it here: https://rudai23.blogspot.ie/2017/07/rudai-23-new-online-course-for.html
This will be the second time we're running the course, and this time around, #openbadges are being used for certification!
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