Regrettably, kicking feeds and ideas seems to have distracted many blogs I used to read. I wonder how many bloggers now kick content to micro-feeds – and we are becoming less engaged with the thoughts and minds of those people? The feed runs too fast. I have no idea what Kevin Jarrett is thinking anymore … unless he blogs about it.
I was reading some blog post with a list – telling people what to do and not what to do. I’m never sure what to do. I’m still a kicker, but much less so than a few years ago. Today, I kick most feeds and ideas to Posterous – and usually make no effort to substantiate them in my blog. Blame iPhone for that.
I leave the biggest kicks to Mashable et al, who have professional-kickers.
Most of the people I engage with though blogs and communities would not build a school system anything like the one they are working in — they are talking about a mass-movement away from that — where teaching and learning is important — but in-between is up for grabs. They see a more than possible future of learning that does not require critical mass adoption by current teacher-volunteers at all.
Perhaps I’m just tuned into dystopia, but I am sure today’s education system and exams will not create any utopia for my kids — who are in public school along with 75% of the rest of Australia’s future — the ones that ultimately matter to me most … mmm, spiky thoughts. Yet we seems to orbit the same issues and drag in overseas kickers who can’t realistically tackle any local issues — which is where we need to be in 2010.
I’m not going to get all list-making about it — as there is a place for that stuff– as everyone needs an upstream , however I’m seeing a decline in Australian blogging … and an increase in kicking … not good.
Web2.0 moved on; kicking to new channels; demanding new playgrounds — and some are eating off the same meal – using their blog to push what people into private spaces – where they kick content to a user-pays audience. What do you read that makes you think again or try something new — pushes you out your comfy chair … or have you opted to kick to Twitter and Facebook and quit blogging? I’d love to find out … what Australian bloggers are sending out new smoke?