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Digital Rendezvous: Social Software in Higher Education
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The origins of social softwareâ€”from blogs to facebooks to instant messaging to wikisâ€”are firmly based in the information technologies of the past few decades. This research bulletin explores the genesis of some of the current social software products, helps define common characteristics, describes how the software is being used in higher education, and examines the implications for activities in colleges and universities.