Posting for the sake of posting – is it worthwhile

This random thought came about as we were playing with IFTTT to get our blogs running, I noticed the stream of tweets which merely shared something relating to technology and wondered if we were all falling into a trap of just posting to twitter so that it was shared, but without any real reason or in-depth thought about what we were sharing?  This is pertinent to me as I blog and vlog and to me, it’s important to give thought to the content you share, have a purpose that the content aims to achieve rather than just a constant stream of randomness which could be perceived as digital muttering.

TWEET! – is a digital culture changing us for the better

I have to ask, is this a good thing? Is a digital culture changing our behaviour for the better or worse?

This urge to photograph and film so many things which we would never have before, all for the sake of sharing. Is it a good thing or are we too busy recording things to “live” them and missing the moment?


TWEET! – posting in lifestream

The idea of the lifestream blog is troubling me a little. It feels like we are posting for the sake of posting rather than because we have something genuine to share. It goes against my digital footprint ethos.

TWEET! – BBC news item on legal status of robots

In the same week that we read about Googles A.I. learning, there are news stories about Google developing a kill switch for rogue A.I.s

This is the first time I have genuinely felt the dystopia of Sci-Fi, genuinely.

TWEET! – being wowed by tech

I shared an article earlier about how Google’s A.I. has been learning, my thoughts on Google translate started here. An auto-translation on my phone allowed me to take part in a conversation on facebook with Dirk and his friends in Germany, it was about glitter, but I found this quite exhilarating that tech could now allow us to interact in this way so easily. Tech really is becoming commonplace. So why are we seeing it banned in our classrooms or at best locked down to the degree that it’s useless?

TWEET! – Skynet anyone?

A.I. always has the ability to make us a little nervous, it’s fine chatting about teacher bot and the possibility of some sort of bot for teaching as it all seems like pie in the sky but when this news story came out saying that Google’s A.I. for its translation app was learning… goosebumps.

Is someone keeping an eye on teacherbot?