MDE#15: Barbara Mallinson, CEO and Founder of OBAMI, a robust social network designed specifically for schools

Barbara Mallinson founded OBAMI, a social network and eLearning platform specifically designed for schools. Barbara is on a mission to bring the best eTools and social networking to teachers and learners.  OBAMI enables the teachers to distribute resources, to allow the learners and teachers to comment and discuss the resources, as well as to provide assessments…

5 Best Productivity Tools: Lists, Groups & Filters with GMAIL (#5 of 5)

The power of digital organization In this, the last of the 5 posts on the best productivity tools, the focus here is on the power of lists, groups and filters.  Call it your Digital Network Organization (D.N.O.).  Best in class management skills inevitably require being tremendously organized.  In the digital sphere, the skills must be…

Diaspora* Social Network Alpha Version is going mainstream… slowly. A first review.

I was mildly amused to receive the Alpha Invitation to join Diaspora. Just after having written about social media fatigue and the continuing appearance of new choices in social media, here comes yet another choice.  A long time in the making, Diaspora* (www.joindiaspora.com) has the makings of a different offer.  The brainchild of 4 NYU…

G+ Google Plus Social Networking: It’s Not Just Who You Know, But Why You Know Them

Google Plus is a Plus, no doubt Google has arrived with a splash on the social media scene -- which is what Google Plus or Google+ is.  After the failed attempts with Google Buzz and Google Wave, I believe that Google+ is the real deal.  Having launched +1, an equivalent to the Facebook LIKE button, it…