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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.


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.

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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The Illusion of Control


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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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


 . 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!

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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star


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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The Untold Costs of Social Networking


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


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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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. Looking Forward. How will success be measured? And so on. Interesting!

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Creative Inspiration in Design

Alchemy of Change

Featured Soul

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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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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016


Top 100 Tools for Education  – for use in schools, colleges, universities, adult ed . suppose better late than never, right? etc. . That powerful.

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What’s Your Purpose?


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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#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

Source of image  (see Footnote). She personalized my fitness training. might have to step that up to three times a week. See for example: Bayne, S.

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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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Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

In that post I included reference to Edinburgh University’s Online Teaching Manifesto , which they published in 2011. The social isn’t the whole story.

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Alchemy of Change’s New Focus: the Soul

Alchemy of Change

I'm now resuscitating Alchemy of Change with a new focus on exploring the Soul. Announcements Featured Soul soul

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Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?


Essentially, what will I continue to blog about? anymore about that topic, as if it was left behind and gone with the wind. Well, not exactly, perhaps.

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Why Don’t You Show Your Work?


Perhaps, the most typical example of how people would achieve such levels of commitment and involvement with the so-called Web 2.0 competitors as well.

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How to Do a Social Media Strategy- Workshop

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Online course with downloadable documents and videos in December 16 & 17 2014. Please What do you think? Could I say get 8 people? Shares.

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