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Boston: "The engaged city"

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for increased broadband public safety network capacity as people share. Boston Police Department having 48 million impressions that week.

Boston Globe endorses John Barros and so do I

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For those not in Boston, this is a run-off to narrow the field to the two candidates who will go head-to-head in November. Thanks, Travis.

Boston E20 Notes: Inventing Management 2.0

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conference in Boston.   MIX is the Management Exchange was started by Gary Hammel and others who feel management is broken because traditional management was created in the machine age when people were treated as parts of machines. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 This is another of my notes for this year.

Wheat House is on the market and the Boston Globe likes it

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But first: the house is on the market and Boston Globe reporter Eileen McEleney Woods gave it a very nice write-up in Sunday's Globe Magazine.

Boston E20 Notes: Designing Social Applications

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conference in Boston. Mark said a good social app connects people and supports collaboration. You can understand the details within workflow so disconnected people can connect around common issues. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. There will be more to follow.

Boston E20 Notes: Building a Unified Communications and Collaboration Roadmap

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conference in Boston. Also, BYOD has affected the issue, as people are less interested beyond their device. Can people use Facebook? 

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Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

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conference in Boston. Now the move is from app centered and now we can move to a people centered experience. Where suggestions for people to connect who are not yet connected or relevant content to someone’s current activity. He showed an architecture where business apps that provide context in which people work. Post-2.0

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Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption

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conference in Boston. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes.

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Our Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2011 Submission: Enterprise Awareness and Weak Signal Sensing

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Thierry Hubert and I have submitted a proposal for a session in the  Boston Enterprise 2.0 2011 conference  based on the ideas in this post. Here is  the link to our submission. If you like what we are saying here please take and look and comment and vote for us. Thanks.  and on the Web.    

10 Ways to Help Your People Shine

How to Save the World

But we’ve discovered that this Pattern Language is being applied by some of the 2000+ people and organizations using it in ways we had never imagined.

Boston E20 Notes: The Iceberg Effect of Community Management

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conference in Boston. In many ways, what people see the community manager doing is just the tip of the iceberg. A big part of the job includes back channeling, internal evangelism, making connections, researching, tool management, measurement, collaborating with colleagues and conflict resolution. Encourage people who are passionate.

Decide to Network by Robert Muller

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One such came yesterday, prompting me, post-Boston Marathon, to remember the power of this message.   Boston Networks and Networking

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Take a bow, Boston

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Readers of The Boston Globe may not have noticed yesterday's astonishing headline on Page 1 of Metro, even though it occupied prime real estate: " Boston escapes '09 with no fire deaths." And devastating fires do happen, even to people who are extremely safety conscious and have the right equipment installed, viz.,


Engineers without Fears

So I missed the Boston KM Forum but Jack took to me Popsignal in the evening. Several people offered me a job - but that was before I told them i. My last day in Boston was spent having lunch with the effervescent Doug Cornelius. jack vinson popsignal nat welch dan keldsen bill ives boston lisa abramsJACK VINSON!!!

Google Offers a Person Finder for Boston Tragedy

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Google is providing a useful service by setting up a person finder for people either looking to check on the status of someone or to offer information. 

Boston E20 Session Comments: Humans vs. Computers

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There were quite a few posts on Andrew McAfee’ s keynote at the recnet Boston Enterprise 2.0 conference where he argues that machines are getting smarter than people. One of the skills that people have over computers is knowing where to look next and to quickly see anomalies. Day 3 of Enterprise 2.0: Enterprise 2.0:  

"Let's take that online" -- Boston KM Forum

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Lovely day spent with the Boston KM Forum's "Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al.

Thanks to Christopher Penn - A Google/Twitter Tip for Finding People by Role

Michael Sampson - Currents

This month: a tip on finding people by job role in Twitter: ". Try this search on Google (not Twitter, but Google): "VP Marketing" Boston It looks for people who are Vice Presidents of Marketing in the Boston area, restricted to There's some neat stuff in it each month. What's it do?

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Is that a Boston Globe in my driveway?

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Photo of Tom Winship, editor of The Boston Globe for 20 years, from Intl Center for Journalists , which Winship helped found, posted here in honor of the Globe's truly remarkable heritage Happened again. The daily reports in the Boston Globe indicate that negotiations between The Times Co. The morning newspaper actually arrived.

The New Capitalism – People and the Need for New of Value Metrics

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As Charles Handy , the economist observes in a post-industrial economy , it is people that have knowledge who now own the new means of production, not their bosses. People also have to be able to bring out their unique role–based knowledge and skill together in harmonious ways whether it is on a sports team or any other business.

Help Us Save the Boston Globe

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Many of you may have read recently about the threat of possible closure faced by the Boston Globe. number of Boston-based bloggers who care about the continued existence of the Globe have banded together in conducting a blog rally. So, here's your chance. The same goes for other big news items.

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

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conference in Boston. 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. Look at what people do and what you want to change. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

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conference in Boston. With new browser-based video calling, people can seamlessly escalate to a high-definition (HD) video conferencing session, without going to a separate application. Collaboration is a non-linear, iterative, people process. In the old days it was fire an email out to 25 people and pray. There are 6.5

Blog Rally to Help the Boston Globe

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We, particularly those of us in New England, have all read recently about the threat of possible closure faced by the Boston Globe.    A number of Boston-based bloggers who care about the continued existence of the Globe have banded together in conducting a blog rally.  So, here's your chance.  Weblogs

Join Us at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston

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Conference in Boston. It is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new people in this space. My Darwin colleague, Thierry Hubert, and I are pleased to be presenting at the 2010 Enterprise 2.0 This will be the fourth year I have presented at this conference and have greatly enjoyed it each year.  

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

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My reviews are by people I know and trust their tastes. I do not know the people in Zagat’s or Gourmet. Boston, MA - city limits.

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Boston E20 Notes: An Expert Look Into the Technology Behind Social Business

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conference in Boston. You need to understand your goal and tailor it to the individual network as people act on Facebook different that Twitter. Most people do social poorly and it leads to short term lifts. People figure this out so they uninstall it or do not click on the content. There will be more to follow.

My New Business Card for Enterprise 2.0 in Boston – Did You Get Yours Already?


And look for some much more revolutionary and innovative way of keeping in touch with all of those great people I get to meet every so often.

Boston Enterprise 2.0 Conference Voting is Now Open – Your Votes Will be Appreciated

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They have just opened voting for Boston Enterprise 2.0 This is an appeal to vote for the proposed Boston Enterprise 2.0 What’s fresh is how deceptively simple tools connect people and ideas better, farther, wider, faster.   Any support for the sessions will be appreciated and I hope to see you at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston.

Our Upcoming Session at Boston KM Forum on Chaos Theory and Information Discovery

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Thierry Hubert and I will speak at the December 17 meeting of Boston’s KM Forum. They will help the explorer to find relationships among content objects and people that would not have been found using traditional search methods.   We  will discuss: Deliver Us from Web 2.0   Here is the session description.

"'Let's [not] meet'"

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Eli Stein cartoon, reprinted with permission Scott Kirsner's round-up today on how people feel about meetings - and what they do about it - is "likely" to be one of the most "liked" articles in modern Boston Globism. Other than. Business

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Hard-drive crash #2

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              Apple Boston Newton, Mass, USA Technology Virtual Teams Thank you.

From Enterprise 2.0 Boston To Catalyst San Diego: Enterprise Social Networking Workshop

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Bill Ives (Portals and KM) provided a write-up of the workshop delivered in Boston last week. This workshop provides an interactive forum for people to learn more about what other organizations are doing - their challenges - their successes - as well as their pain-points. social circle at the conference. The road to success is complex.

ScienceDirect - The Journal of Strategic Information Systems : “It is what one does”: why people participate and help others in electronic communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Wenger Abstract A community of practice is a group of people who share an interest in a domain of human endeavor and engage in a process of collective learning that creates bonds between them: a tribe, a garage band, a group of engineers working on similar problems. Participants are encouraged to interact to make informed purchase decisions.•

Microsharing: It is All About the Tools. It is Not About the Tools - My Notes from Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference

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conference in Boston , June 14- 17. What’s fresh is how deceptively simple tools connect people and ideas better, farther, wider, faster. Hear Eugene said that Twitter is the world’s biggest bar- it is way to discover new people with common interest for conversations. It enables people to better know their each other.

21st Century Organizations @ Business of Community Networking: IBM, Avon, CondoDomain, AMA Boston & the National Collegiate Scouting Association

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When Victoria Axelrod and I started writing about 21st Century Organizations here 3 years ago examples of enterprises not leveraging their people networks for success abounded but good models were less obvious.  The joy of the Business of Community Networking conference, in which we just participated, was access to terrific case examples.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Real Stories From Real People

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conference still managed to present many stories from "real people" doing "real stuff" under the banner of "Enterprise 2.0". I did a quick pass through "by day" view and thought it would be nice to call out these individuals (as well as their respective organizations) and thank them for taking the time to come to Boston and share their experiences.

Before the Marathon

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After leaving her, Michelle's hubby Bob and I drove around to Boston Common , another pick-up point. Tags: Boston Patriots' Day

Maybe Enterprise 2.0 Is About the Technology

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conference in Santa Clara. I was sorry to miss it but did attend the June version In Boston. People are the weakest link ).

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Easy-peasy way to help Sandy folks

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Most people I know have a connection to Brooklyn -- friends are driving back and forth from Boston all the time. Coats. So.If.

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