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OCTribe Unconference: Not Uncommunity, not at all

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On Tuesday, May 21, Mountain View’s Computer History Museum was buzzing with a gathering of the leaders of many tribes.

Are we a tribe?

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Randy posed the big questions. He used the term “tribe&# in the sense Seth Godin uses it. If so, do we exist outside of those structures?

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The WELL, going forward

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WRITTEN — but never posted — IN THE SUMMER OF 2012, before the deal went down, saving The WELL Community.   I didn’t want to so anything that could be a distraction, so I decided not to post at the time, though I really needed to get busy finding work at that time. The beat goes on. Here’s the story. So what’s going on?

Online Community Tribe round-up

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Standing out in the crowd , from my Flickrstream. Focus on Influence. Just post your link here or tweet @wellgail). More as they arrive!

Appreciating people who reach out: influencers revisited

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3 five year olds , originally posted to my Flickr photostream. Yet anybody who works in online community knows some people do add tremendous value.

Net Squared - the Mashup Olympics for Doing Good

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Mashups for the greater good. Net Squared, year three: Nonprofit web innovators congregate. It was fun and totally impressive.

Exciting unconference for online community pros

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The best get-togethers for online community professionals are hosted by Forum One. didn’t present at this one.

Online Community Business Forum in Santa Fe 2008

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I’m writing up my notes incredibly late for this event, primarily because I ended up with a free evening and some thoughts on the gathering.

Ideas from Online Community Summit

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Kim Baine after the session at Online Community Summit. I was pleased to attend Forum One’s Online Community Summit again this October.

Value and Community Behavior Metrics: “Behavior Stoppages?”

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Bill Johnston poses an interesting OCTribe question — what is the monetary value to online community member participation and contribution? His big question: “What is the arbitrage between social and financial capital?&# I don’t have an answer, but I do have a further question. Note: This post is part of the OC Tribe series.

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How Global is your Sympathetic Audience?

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Noam Cohen wrote a New York Times story, The Global Sympathetic Audience in the Fashion and Style section, about caring for strangers over the net. (By the way, online sociology and psychology is fashion now? Still an orphan subject.) “Audience&# not “community,&# you’ll note, which was accurate and to the point in that context.

International Bloggers Day for Burma

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The eyes of the blogosphere are on Burma… will this mean anything? recommend this site: [link]. Their use of a simple webpage opinion pole about what the international response should be is brilliant, naive or a bit of both. Some of the eyewitness accounts there have been stunning.

Do we all live on one massive social graph?

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What if all human relationships were mapped , and if all your connections were always seamlessly available to you for some form of remote information sharing and communication? good plan? This concept has been bouncing around more and more this year. It’s not home or work. It’s an interactive setting. It’s informal.

Flickr Led Directly To This

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Now Showing at the CPUC , originally uploaded by fotogail. Please come to our party Thursday September 20th. Thanks to the encouragement of talented friends in the Flickr Community and to WELL pals arto & kayo, we’re hangin’ in the public sector. Kay Hardy ( yuzu ) encouraged us to apply, and we were accepted. link]. grids , 3.

Facebook cautionary tales: When Hubs Collide

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Last night I was at a meetup at TechSoup for Online Community professional types, and there was an engineer from Facebook on hand. People were talking about the desire to spam for good causes within Facebook versus various privacy questions, when somebody told a fascinating story from a user perspective. For her, Facebook is a walled garden.

Medusa and the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Alchemy of Change

A horrifying nightmare leads to a new understanding of the story of Medusa, as metaphor for the evolution of human consciousness. Featured Soul

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Writing as Giving

Alchemy of Change

We make our writing a gift when it comes from the heart rather than from the ego. Featured Soul

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

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Let’s see it…. Now, mind you, this system of #0Following  works for me, and not necessarily for all of you out there. Nothing else. Just fire away!

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6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. prefer to talk to my customers face to face. Customers just complain online.

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Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

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So, let’s see it:   . What’s your purpose?  . Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them. Building a solid library of use cases.

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

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 . Can you have too many conversations at work? To quote: . More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0) At all. Ah-ha!

2016 87

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

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And I guess, after all of this time, I am now ready to put together this article to explain why not and what I am doing instead. Yikes! times? You see?

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Let’s tame it. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release? Strong visual branding (colours and logos, and header images).

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The Untold Costs of Social Networking

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We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. It’s in our genes.

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The Illusion of Control

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that is, the workforce. workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. It’s not our job to worry about that.

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Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. Scary, illuminating, real. SMH big data social media. Awesome.

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Business Models for Global Transformation Networks

Networking Action

What are the business models for Global Action Networks (GANs) – global multi-stakeholder change networks like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Transparency International (TI) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP)? That was the question addressed by a new report for … Net Dev

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Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Looking for an advanced social media course in Sydney ? Look no further! August 3rd-5th 2015. Earlybird ends beginning of July. Really? Shares.

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How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations. Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Who, what , why etc.

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List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In this blab session we looked at low cost or free tools for VAs, online businesses and medium size businesses. Schedule multi platform updates.

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Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

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 . Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

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Now imagine you swap the wordings ’ teaching ’ for ‘learning’ and  ‘our schools’ for ‘ our workplaces ’. Read it out loud again, please. Slowly. Yikes!

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Seeing Deeply Through the Medium of Technology

Alchemy of Change

As medium has become message, we must learn to see more deeply, beyond our distracted, glassy reflections. Featured Soul

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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

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Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s ! Then what?

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The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. Well except when it wasn’t. And unusual. Or a Coke.

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What’s Your Purpose?

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Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’. Projects Fail ’. Even today. Why do you want to do what you are about to do?

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates. Notice the bubble on its own, top left corner? Follow List.

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How Often Should I Post on Facebook? #FBO

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I POST ON FACEBOOK? wish I had a licorice allsort for every time this is asked in a social media workshop or a conference.

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Social Media Online Courses and Training

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares My online courses are on Udemy  – please scroll down to “teaching” – to join the 3000+ social media students undertaking my courses! How to Automate, Autoschedule and AutoFollow on Social Media : . Play with automation software combined with social media dashboards to autofollow and unfollow on Twitter. Thank you John!

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Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

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After all, everyone can tweet, blog, share a status update, or perhaps a file and what not. Building community right from day one. 30 minutes. No-one.

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