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Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Connection is the point of contact in a relationship. connection, or point of contact, in a relationship can take many forms. Figure 1.

The Essence of Connected Learning


It’s probably a good time now to, at long last, rethink the Essence of Connected Learning. Talking about Connected Learning.

2012 105

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – A Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: – Demographics and Current State of Connections. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. – Upgrading to Connections 5.0. IBM Connections Thanks.

2014 86

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

couple of months ago I kicked off a global survey on the use and adoption of IBM Connections. The report contents includes: - Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: About the Survey. Business Activities Supported by IBM Connections. Employee Use of IBM Connections. Versions of IBM Connections Being Used Among Organizations.

2014 90

Social Connections VI – Prague

Michael Sampson - Currents

When the tour was originally under design, the intent was to align it with Social Connections VI – which at one point was going to be held in mid May. very much enjoyed participating in Social Connections V in Zurich last June, so would have loved to participate again … but it isn’t to be this time.

2014 27

Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off


Can you believe it’s now a bit over 5 months since I left IBM and moved on to my next adventure as a trusted advisor around Social Business and Digital Transformation? Pardon the Interruption (Fast-paced Social Business panel discussion). My goodness! Yes, I know, me neither! June 16th – 17th, 2014. Prague. From day one. .

2014 78

Everything Is Connected to Everything


Brian Cox where in less than two minutes he gets to explain in very simple terms how everything is connected to everything. Science. Science.

2012 63

Life in a Connected Day


So how about if we get started with “ Life in a Connected Day “? That doesn’t sound too bad, right? That’s right!

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


It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool. The place to be.

2015 68

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

How often do you follow companies, organizations or products on social networks? Connecting Google+ to Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

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Bloomfire Provides Comprehensive Knowledge Connections

Portals and KM

There is great opportunity here as McKinsey has projected nearly a trillion-dollar market opportunity around creating better-connected enterprises.

2013 49

Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities


Indeed, an  openly  Socially Integrated Enterprise. And perhaps expand even further on the wider implications of some of those tasks. .

2013 66

DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Infoware released an updated version of DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections. DomainPatrol Social is an uber-admin toolkit for working with, managing, and leveraging content in IBM Connections, providing capabilities not available out-of-the-box in Connections. IBM ConnectionsSee Infoware.

2015 14

Social Connections VII – Next Week in Stockholm

Michael Sampson - Currents

The seventh Social Connections event is being held in Stockholm next week. The event provides two days of content and discussions on social business and IBM Connections. Conferences & Events IBM Connections attended and spoke at the fifth event in Zurich (June 2013). The agenda looks great.

2013 19

Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

At IBM Connect 2014 today, IBM announced “Mail Next,” to be branded under the IBM Connections family. From what I picked up, my understanding is that the worlds of email traffic / conversations are logically and physically separate from the “social” conversations and interactions happening in IBM Connections.

2014 61

IBM Connections Conversations - 3: Analytics + Social

Portals and KM

This is the third of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform. recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections ) but it had been a while since I took a detailed look.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking


But that’s where the problem lies, what I call the untold costs of social networking. Why?  as in ‘what’s the purpose of that new  social tool?’

2016 96

Social Connections VI – June 16-17 in Prague

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last June I spoke at Social Connections V in Zurich. The Social Connections conference team has just announced the dates and location for Social Connections VI: Prague on June 16-17. However, if one has more time to spare, then it would be easy to tack on a leisurely weekend stay too. Conference Notes

2014 30

When Collect and Connect is not enough…

Chris Collison

One of the common constructs used to ‘frame’ knowledge management activities is that of Collect or Connect.

2014 34

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. They are focussing on the DATA behind social media.

2016 119

NLC2016 Hotseat notes: Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The topic, facilitated by Sonia Livingstone was – Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning . Sonia posted 4 topics for us to discuss: Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Connected Learning.

2015 25

IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years. remain uninsured.

2013 46

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star


Our social network.  It all comes down to vanity , unfortunately. Or, Yikes! Where did we go wrong? Very sad, really. times? You see? Not me.

2016 86

Social Commerce: Connecting Bricks with Clicks

Ant's Eyeview Blog

And now, pioneers are dipping their toes into  social commerce as a way to capture more wallet share. Free shipping is table stakes.

2011 25

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Videos Covers Course Content: Client Brief x 4 and Social Media Strategy Steps x 9 .

2015 151

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. Stage Zero - What is Social Media?

The Connection Economy – The One to Rule Them All


Indeed, welcome to The Connections Economy! But what if there would be something else? Goodness gracious me! Stop it! To name: . Trust.

2013 55

IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

This is the second of a three part series on I BM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business.  

2012 59

Connect To Thrive | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Connect To Thrive. Social Connection Improves Health, Well-Being & Longevity. But how many of us know that social connection is as important? Social connection improves physical health and psychological well-being. People who feel more connected to others have lower rates of anxiety and depression.

2012 29

How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Alchemy of Change

Customers Engage Customers Through their Social Graph. There’s a hack for doing some of this using my social graph on Facebook.

IBM Connect 2013 Highlights – Pardon the Interruption in Social Business – The Recording #ibmconnect


Pardon the Interruption: Social Biz Hot Topics from Louis Richardson. We may as well enjoy the ride along the way, right? Well, we surely did!

2013 43

Connections Shape Us – Food for Thought from Scientific American

Full Circle Associates

Good food for thought on a Monday morning. networks

2015 35

IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect


And this year both events come fully loaded with lots of social mobile opportunities. IBM Innovation Learning Social Enterprise Travelling

2012 73

IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?


Really looking forward to seeing everyone at IBM Connect 2013 and, please, don't be shy. 16 years later that adventure continues, and big time!,

2013 52

Australian Journalists and Social Media Influence

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Forbes Magazine recently very kindly named me in the global Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencers. From PeerIndex. What do you think?

2012 141

Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Social technologies change the way we collaborate. Though we don’t often see it as such, CRM (or Customer Relationship Management) truly is a social technology. Social Objects. Close-up of Social Object. Social Objects and “Orders of Engagement&#. Three Orders of Social Objects,  Coming Right Up.

2011 70

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem


The ones who soon enough would be able to claim “ Yes, I was there! I was part of that social transformation. Social: The Human Web.

2012 90

IBM Connect 2015 in Netherlands – My Talk on IBM Verse

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Tuesday June 9 I will be in Utrecht, attending and speaking at the IBM Connect 2015 event in the Netherlands. It’s in the Social Track , from 1.00pm to 1.30pm. Collaboration Software Conferences & Events IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus NotesNonetheless, one of the English language talks will be mine.

2015 24

Making Social CRM “Friend Discovery” Real

Alchemy of Change

It connects my social graph with the databases inside these organizations, not just the pages on their websites. The Social Graph.