October, 2009

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Gary Hayes Social Media Count

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media statistics: Ever wondered how many people are blogging, uploading videos, tweeting right at this very minute ? Here’s a counter that displays growth of Twitter, money spent on Facebook gifts, number of SMS’s sent worldwide second by second. Social Network activity measured in real time.

The Art of Community Now Available For Free Download | Art Of Community Online

John Tropea - Delicious Community

My passion behind the book was to provide a solid guide to building, energizing and enabling pro-active, productive and enjoyable communities. Thanks!

6 Reasons to Use the Term “Community Benefit Organization”

Hildy Gottlieb

Lately we hear a louder and louder drumbeat to stop using what my friend Mark Riffey calls “the other N word.”  Nonprofit. Is Joe an opera singer?

Al Gilman on 10 best practices for conference calls

Endless Knots

Further to my post on best practices for conference calls , Al Gilman , an old Internet hand, to say the least (he's been chairing working groups for the World Wide Web Consortium forever, which means a decade and a half in webyears), posted a series of insightful comments on Facebook, where my posts automatically repeat. Pay attention.

Personal Kanban at the World Bank: Modus Cooperandi Info Pak 1

Evolving Web

Personal Kanban at the World Bank - Small Team Rapid Development. View more documents from ourfounder. This is the first in a series of Modus Cooperandi's Info Paks. They are downloadable, and work like a narrative whitepaper. Think of them like graphic novels for business. This Info Pak is best read by clicking the “Full” button above. Web/Tech

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Tribal Leadership by David Logan


It has got to do with Leadership. And it shows still even today! And that’s a good thing! We need it! Very much so! And I did. Like… NOW!

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Tales from a Test Tube: The Mixing of Art & Science

Endless Knots

Old Man in the Mountain. ink on paper. Thurs, Nov 5, 2009 5:30-8:30 PM Beyond Benign 100 Research Drive ?Wilmington, Wilmington, MA. 01887?

Why Project Managers Fail

Evolving Web

I’ve managed a lot of projects. What does this mean? While well-intentioned, agile methodologies  have not appreciably changed this process.

Social reporting made simple (thanks Carl)

Social Reporter

You can see a bigger image here. Carl explains: 1: The Offline Event. Their own online Ning networks, or Facebook groups or local NetMums forum.

COI: Cost of Inaction United Breaks Guitars

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

United Airlines broke a guitar. This is a follow on from my posts on Cost of Inaction , also Steak and Shake and Apple vs Engadget. Mashable ).

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Armchair Change Agents

Hildy Gottlieb

This week I get to indulge in one of the most energizing parts of my work. They are not creating the kinds of change I know they can create.

YouTube - What is Online Community to you? (YT's biggest collab!)



Lessons about invitation

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I spent a day with 14 students in the Certificate in Dialogue Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, teaching World Cafe and Open Space Technology. Invitation has always been a big part of my facilitation practice. When we can tap into this, meetings become the easy part. Several insights followed in this conversation.

Saving Web 2.0 from itself?


On September 18, Andrew Keen gave the Incubate Innovation Lecture. Incubate is an annual independent culture festival in Tilburg. Keen is a well-known web entrepreneur and web critic. In 1995 he founded Audiocafe.com and built it into a popular first generation Internet music company. related phenomena. don't work. Copy-protection makes money.

Organizational Collaboration: Four Foundations - Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of weeks ago, I opened a new foray into organizational collaboration here on my blog. The Four Foundations. Correlated Knowledge. Meet Julian.

Australia: Social Media Marketing Job at Commonwealth Bank

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Commonwealth Bank are looking for a Social (Media) Marketing Manager – Any takers? Social Marketing Manager – Sydney.

Transitive Novelty

Alchemy of Change

Woke up today thinking about novelty. I had just been dreaming about some novelty store and it got me thinking… Why is it that people care about news from some organizations and not from others? One reason, I'd suggest, relates to an

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Website vs. Web Presence

Online Social Networking

Once upon a time, a business would put up a website with its contact information, and that was the beginning and end of its web presence.

Optimism as strategy

Chris Corrigan

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. The choice is yours.&#. Noam Chomsky

Ant’s Eye View Growth Report: Welcoming Steve Alter

Ant's Eyeview Blog

And Steve Alter, the Product Manager for the Microsoft Answers support community knows that feeling… since Gartner was writing about his project.

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth. Caring But Not Committed. Pledgie ).  Donations.

Community Platform & Service Provider Research

Online Community Report

The Online Community Platform and Services Satisfaction research report was published in March of this year as part of the ongoing efforts of the Online Community Research Network. Further, we wanted to explore the unmet needs in the online community platform and services market. Key highlights from the research are covered in the slides below.

Monday Morning Rock Out!

Hildy Gottlieb

Hey you - yes you. You are an amazing gift to your community! You are amazing. You are doing amazing work.

Are Social Networking Sites Easy to Use?

Online Social Networking

Connecting on social networking sites with family and friends requires little forethought or planning. The most popular social networks are easy enough to figure out, even without instruction manuals. Most of us would agree that social networking sites are easy to use for casual networking. She Purged All of Her Friends on Facebook. In Conclusion.

Social Media Guru and Twitter in the Enterprise


Okay, okay, I know, I know. It’s a Friday late afternoon and you just want to get out of work and get started with your weekend, right?

Ant’s Eye View Growth Report: Welcoming Steve Alter

Ant's Eyeview Blog

And Steve Alter, the Product Manager for the Microsoft Answers support community knows that feeling… since Gartner was writing about his project.

Volkswagen: The fun theory

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m a huge fan of advertising campaigns in social spaces that are fun, narrative, a game, and not in your face.  from B&T ).

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Why Companies shouldn’t build Online Communities. « The Complete Innovator

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Complete Innovator New thoughts on Innovation from Innovation Strategist, Boris Pluskowski Home About The Author Contact Boris! Ecclesiastical.

A biology lesson for bankers

The Bumble Bee

Image from EDUInReview.com. Read the original Nature Paper. Ecology for bankers in Nature Vol 451|21 February 2008.

Endless Knots - Untitled Article

Endless Knots

I can now vouch for the chocolate ice cream at Blue Marble in Brooklyn. Speclicious. Even better than that. Well done, founders!

Sustainability = Innovation + Collaboration: Report from WNSF Summit

21st Century Organization

In each case innovation is the thrust of these pioneers' work. i. Dr. Nunes describes her new business development as " collaborative innovation ".

What conferences are worth your time?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I get asked often “what conferences should we attend?”. Easy, short answer is any conferences that bring together Great Content and Two groups: Peers and Captivators Why two groups? You learn different things from different people. Peers help you by sharing current business examples and provide you with good feedback and validation.

Facebook: Sentiment Measurement and social media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Facebook status updates tell us the emotional health of the nation and the Gross National Happiness of members. 300 million ? 400 million?