24 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2020
    1. for-profit tech companies — most notably Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon (GAFA) — built software and services that rapidly outpaced the capabilities of open protocols
    2. Huge web properties were started during this era including Yahoo, Google, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. In the process, the importance of centralized platforms like AOL greatly diminished.
  2. Jan 2020
    1. The Time Is Now: Digital Transformation in B2B Platforms

      The world is going digital, its time to take your business online to survive. The best way to survive here is by building a flexible B2B technology platform that can handle future changes. Here, I will take you to some of the critical points and trends that will help you with digital transformation.

    1. But as I sat there I saw something missing: the larger goal and soul of the effort and thus of the company and the communities it wants to foster. They have structured this effort around a belief, which I share, in the value of freedom of expression, and the need — recognized too late — to find ways to monitor and constrain that freedom when it is abused and used to abuse. But that is largely a negative: how and why speech (or as Facebook, media, and regulators all unfortunately refer to it: content) will be limited.Facebook’s Community Standards — in essence, the statutes the Oversight Board will interpret and enforce and suggest to revise — are similarly expressed in the negative: what speech is not allowed and how the platform can maintain safety and promote voice and equality among its users by dealing with violations.

      Jarvis raises the issue of a lack of positive vision for online space / communication

  3. Dec 2019
  4. Nov 2019
    1. New technologies make it possible for students to tailor their course schedules, online classes, and brick-and- mortar learning venues to attain targeted degrees.

      With society and technology always changing. Learning new technology is key to getting ahead in higher education. Rate: 3/5

  5. Apr 2019
    1. Scalar is a more comprehensive multimodal publishing platform

      I just watched the Scalar video and my brain sorta exploded. Will definitely have to return there and explore it a bit more...

  6. Feb 2019
  7. Jan 2019
    1. But what if, in 2019, we take a step back and decide not to let the platform decide how to run the show?

      The IndieWeb has already made some solid strides.

  8. Aug 2018
    1. Publishers and other sites can include a simple line of javascript to enable annotation by default across their content.

      Publishers and platform hosts who want to learn more about embedding annotations can learn more about best practices here.

  9. Feb 2018
  10. Oct 2017
    1. As I find the conversation in the OpenEd community start to concentrate around platforms–specifically OER textbook platforms–I want to ask to what standards are we holding these platforms accountable?

      What literacies do we need to evaluate platforms?

  11. Jul 2017
    1. F1000Research is an Open Research publishing platform offering immediate publication of articles and other research outputs with no editorial bias. All articles benefit from transparent peer review and the inclusion of all source data.

      Wellcome is basing its platform on F1000Research.

  12. Jan 2017
    1. benefits

      Of course they do - but benefits like this cost money. Publishers run businesses; businesses need profits 2 keep shareholders happy. But, so far, the platforms make learning more costly for students.

    2. doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to design and create better versions that maximize the benefits while minimizing the problems

      Who are these mythical platform developers? And why wouldn't they follow in the footsteps of the very profitable publishers?

  13. Feb 2016
    1. It is important as well to recognize that “platforms” are not only a technical architecture; they are also an institutional form. They centralize (like states), scaffolding the terms of participation according to rigid but universal protocols, even as they decentralize (like markets), coordinating economies not through the superimposition of fixed plans but through interoperable and emergent interaction.

      Platforms centralize/standardize interface definition and thereby decentralize flow.

  14. Aug 2015
    1. Publishing to these other platforms will be automated.
    2. Platform content policies—many of which are short and vague, and written mainly with typical users in mind—will be tested as editorial guidelines
    3. . In exchange for audience, platforms ask for some degree of labor and conformity and control.