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Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

On April 25,  Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam. How do they help accomplish social change?

2013 28

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


As a road / air warrior, I get to travel a fair bit and visit not just mainland Spain, but a bunch of other countries in Europe, and North America.

2012 112

Do Your Employees Endorse Your Products?

Portals and KM

  In the world of the social Web, product recommendations by individuals seems to be gaining more credibility that those by the product producers.  Forrester found that, “advocacy correlates with work technology attitudes and behaviors in North America. Happy New Year's Eve. wonder what the French Canadians do?

A Bright Start to the New Year: Welcome Eric Weaver to Ant’s Eye View

Ant's Eyeview Blog

In both 2009 and 2010, he presented on social marketing at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Eric’s account list is expansive.

Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

It is not in the nature of man or beast to stay yoked to the gleaming machines of their own economic, social, and moral annihilation. ”).

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. Well, for a start,industry wont be able to finance further energy cost increases on thebacks of North American (and Chinese) labour. Altogether,North Americans now spend $104 for every $100 they earn. No more Wal-Martization roomremains.

Returning to the Basics

Chris Corrigan

Our Beyond the Basics team is about to host our last gathering of the current cycle of offers, back in North America

2015 23

Dealing with your slaves and seeing the world

Chris Corrigan

All of us in North America depend on slave labour to support our lifestyles.  As with the issues of oil dependance, our very existence creates an impact that is measurable, real and negative against our social justice agenda. Think gains like gay marriage and civil rights in North America. So what to do?

2014 17

The Need for Smarts as Well as Data

Portals and KM

The rise of social media is making conversations in the marketplace much more transparent. But this data alone is not enough.  

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.”

The Genius of Randomness

How to Save the World

” Hmmm. ”, the card shown at left. Very wise, and completely random. Playing with randomness. Genius. ~~~~~. Our Culture / Ourselves

2015 14

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. Social media enables this.

Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

America’s Subversive War on Arab Peoples and Putin’s Russia: It’s all about money, oil and power, reveals Julian Assange.

2015 24

The social media I use

Nancy White

Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At Social Network  Sites.

Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Social Media. Social Media Monitoring. Social Business. Social Business Doesnt Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Why Small Businesses are Ignoring Social Media & Why They Should Stop #SocBiz. 15 Ways to Measure Social Business. Sep 26, 2011 – The Big Social 2011. Web CMS.

CMS 16

Not Ready to Do What’s Needed

How to Save the World

Non-violence has debilitated social struggles, taken out their teeth, rendered them harmless. And therein lies the challenge. ”).

2012 37

The one reason not to bother with lists about ‘community’


You don’t have to spend time in Northern Ireland to appreciate that, I believe there are plenty of places in north America where the ‘communities’ are quite strong enough thank you. Kaid Benfield has written some good stuff, but this latest Atlantic piece – ‘ What Are the 7 Keys to a Strong Community? ’ - is perplexing. Partnerships.

Collaborative Thinking: Social Networks Seem To Travel Well

Collaborative Thinking

Lichtenstein said the social networking capabilities are a communications tool, separate from travel policy and approval. Please try again.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social media is a great place to fail. New social media that helps tag, sort and reuse content has been key to this change. said yes.

Monday Video: Conformity

Nancy White

Via Howard Rheingold , Face the Rear: An Illustration of Social Influence rings true like a bell. Body to body. In the back. In the corner.

Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt. believe ‘we’ are not the rational ‘individuals’ we imagine ourselves to be. Conservation. Resilience.

2011 25

Peter Block on community

Chris Corrigan

This set of videos is a great introduction to Peter’s work. View parts one , two and three. Community Facilitation Leadership Practice

Blog>> Personal KM vs Team Collaboration

Green Chameleon

But at the same time, they should be generic and commonly used ; this helps that the tag structure can be used for a long time, across different tools and can be understood by friends, colleagues and even strangers (for social sharing). Are you a person that is very well organised? Are you doing the same for your digital information?

Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

Alice Wang and I will be exploring the intersection between identity and social networking during the workshop below: Use Cases Driving Identity in Enterprise 2.0: The Consumerization of IT. Tags: Social Networking & Collaboration and SaaS, models with consumer underpinnings that are turning traditional IT approaches inside-out.

Notes on Tuesday's Keynote on Becoming a Social Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

Impact of social technologies in business. Do social networks become the ongoing knowledge bases of the organizaiton? Becoming a social business requires a cultural shift. Wendy Arnott, VP Social Media and Digital Communications. -. newly created role - to encourage social media in the bank. -. Here's my notes.

Links of the Month: July 15, 2013

How to Save the World

We need something similar in North America. (image from the cover of ando perez’ book; artist unknown). But not before.

2013 14

Apps for Good: smartphones solving local problems

Social Reporter

Is this just another social-media-will-solve-our social-problems dream? What’s different about CDI is that their approach is rooted in the highly participatory educational philosophy of Paolo Friere , and they aim to develop and support projects that may be social enterprises, and individuals who may become entrepreneurs.

On Dissociation and Free Will — Part One

How to Save the World

Quite a few of the families that I know include adult children who appear unable to function socially in the world or in the workplace.

Up the wrong tree? Social exclusion in the network society


Yes there is, as I and my colleague heard clearly while we sat in a town hall the other day learning about the difficulties of bringing social media to certain culturally self-excluding groups. This means that the openness of social media may be a non-starter. But they did not really emerge. Oh and then something called web 2.0 Sorted?

Revisiting local online communities, 15 years on

Social Reporter

My Social by Social book collaborator Amy Sample Ward and I have been developing an online network that’s particularly aimed at helping join up the various programmes now being funded by Government others in this field. I’ve listed the main ones here , on a wiki linked to the network.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference – What to Expect – Day 3


outside of North America. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social Computing Travelling Goodness! event in 2010!

Robust Enterprise Social Networking by Gary Kim

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Wikis apparently are used by 20 percent of respondents,blogs by 18 percent, social networking by 15 percent, says JoshuaLevine, ChangeWave researcher.

The Mushroom at the End of the World

How to Save the World

Thanks to precarity, America cannot be “made great again”, if it ever was, despite many Americans’ nostalgia for that dream.

Links of the Month: January 27, 2013

How to Save the World

More social and human rights, not the commodification of human needs. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE. LIVING BETTER.

2013 10

A continuum of social models

John Tropea - Delicious Community

His job involves measuring usage and behavior of social software as it impacts productivity and interfacing with infrastructure teams. Friday October 05, 2007 A continuum of social models In my earlier view, I only identified two stages: social networks, and communities. IT vs Operator/Exec vs Social co. Wheres rawn?

Social Networking for Business | BNET

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

William Baker, a professor of marketing at San Diego State University, surveyed 1,600 executives and found that firms that rely heavily on external social networks scored 24 percent higher on a measure of radical innovation than companies that dont. Here are four professionals who used social networks to change the game. Great article!

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with IBM’s Jeff Schick

Portals and KM

During the event I interviewed Jeff Schick, VP, Social Software at IBM. Jeff started by discussing some of the issues with social business. Social software is generally intuitive so people of all generations can use the tools. IBM can provide skilled people to help with social business implementations and gaining engagement.

Neighbourhoods online are more sociable

Social Reporter

This highlighted the difference between traditional media and councillor engagement, and the world of social media. Summary here (pdf).

On Living Alone

How to Save the World

Just look at the demographics: In North America, Northern Europe and Australia, about 15% of the adult population lives alone, more than anywhere else in the world; these are also the countries with the highest proportion of bloggers. BLOG Living Alone. A. substantial proportion of bloggers, I would guess, live alone. photo by andrew.