November, 2011

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

This summer, my wife and I took our two boys to visit the famous Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. This Hub Controls the Spokes.

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Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

One of the great mysteries of life is why Anon was such a genius in print and such an idiot online. Rose Is A Rose… . And she rarely swears.

E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

Slideshare did not handle the builds and colors correctly but you should be able to decipher most of how the presentation flows. Enterprise 2.0

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Maybe Enterprise 2.0 Is About the Technology

Portals and KM

I have been reading about the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara. I was sorry to miss it but did attend the June version In Boston.

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Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

There is a link, of course. have to refer to my notes for the other stuff. But this is not a post about stories. It made a lot of sense. Tweet This!

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Below is the literature review submitted today for my Understanding Media Studies course. Next up: a mock thesis due early December. . Introduction.

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Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)


It’s hard to believe the last time that I had a chance to drop by over here in this blog to create another entry was a bit over a month ago!

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Why chat streams are critical to live events

Nancy White

cc Some rights reserved by incognito2020. AK nails it! Last week I was a virtual attendee at the annual Sloan-C conference. Does it distract? You bet.

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Social Media Club of Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business

Portals and KM

Last night I attended the Social Media Club of Boston 5 th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business. It featured a panel with Alistar Rennie, General Manager, Social Business and Collaboration Solutions, IBM; Andy Carusone from Lowe’s Home Improvement; and Ric Fulop, North Bridge Venture Partners. Command and control will be gone.

Blog>> Knowledge Sharing Activities in People’s Daily Work

Green Chameleon

In my previous entries and at many other locations we discussed that it would be significantly beneficial if knowledge sharing activities of people are not an additional task but an integral part of their daily work. Many platforms - digital or not - require that people access another tool or step out of their daily routine.

The Metamovement’s Message: “We’re Not Buying It Any More”

How to Save the World

the capitalist oligopolies) to solve our problems is a recipe for disaster, fraud and bankruptcy. We’re not buying any of it any more.

IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

A special issue of IRRODL – The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning -has just been published. Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. This is a refereed open e-journal which you can access here: [link].

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: The Rules of Engagement

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Practically every month, we have a new organization as a poster child for customer engagement failure. The recent fiasco with ChapStick deleting fan’s comments illustrates that although online enterprise engagement is no longer new, companies are still failing customers in a very public, proliferating, and often tailspin manner. AEV Blog

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Free monthly webinars start 5 Nov

e-Moderation Station

Photo by Rusty Sherriff. When : Saturday 5 November GMT 20:00. Find the exact time in your country/city here. Can you spot what it is? Nicky Hockly.

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Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies?

Portals and KM

Nora Ganim Barnes and Justina Andonian at the Center for Marketing Research, Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently released a report on The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America's Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? This is the same as 2010 and only one more than 2009.

No 10 talk turns from Big Society to small is beautiful, says The Times

Social Reporter

A link in the always-informative Conservative Home newsletter prompted me to spend £1 subscribing to The Times online. The link teaser was: “Increasingly, Mr Cameron’s advisers have started to argue that “small is beautiful” rather than talking about the Big Society.” They cite E. F. All posts Big Society

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Who ‘We’ Are, Part Three: Our Behaviours Drive Our Beliefs

How to Save the World

The evolutions that best adapted to and fit into the ever-changing global environment survived. Each individual creature is plural, not singular.

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IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

A special issue of IRRODL – The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning -has just been published. Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. This is a refereed open e-journal which you can access here: [link].

The tyranny of the explicit

Viv Mcwaters

We probably all know someone who constantly plays the excuse card. In other meeting formats it might be okay to be passive. Share this on Facebook.

New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm currently facilitating two learning trajectories, both starting online. asked them questions and they answered by raising their hand. Tailor-made.

Traackr Provides a Comprehensive Set of Analytics

Portals and KM

I have written about Traackr before on this blog (see Traackr Introduces ?lpha?Lists). Lists). Next we look at the scores table.    

Colalife update – moving to $1 million trial

Social Reporter

At the same time, you could buy a Coke anywhere. There has to be benefit for those involved all along the line – as well as good will.

The Art of Consistent Community Moderation

Managing Communities

photo credit: Lars P. In my last article, I discussed the danger of letting community guideline violations slide and how, if you let a violation go without the proper attention, you may be risking one of the most important elements of community management: consistency. On Google+, Justin Kozuch, Lead Researcher at Pixel to Product, Community [.].

Rhizomatic Learning – does the metaphor stand up?

Jenny Connected

This is rather a bold question to which I don’t have any answers, but about which I do have some tentative thoughts. Metaphors are a powerful tool for helping people to visualize and think about whatever is being discussed differently, in new ways or with fresh understanding. What is a rhizome? Storage of nutrients. Production of new living tissue.

Bioteams and the beliefs of high performing teams

The Bumble Bee

Team Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise or kill team effectiveness. Unfortunately this is often the most neglected aspect of a high-performing team initiative. In this article I remind people of the key beliefs of high-performing teams. 1. Background and Introduction. We surveyed those HPTs to determine their beliefs. trusted competency.

The Occupy Movement: Don’t Tell Us What To Do

How to Save the World

We’re all armchair strategists at heart. All these criticisms miss the point.  The Occupy movement has already accomplished an enormous amount.

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My KM World 2011 Session Notes: Complete Listing

Portals and KM

Here is the listing with links of my notes from the 2011 KM World conference. It was a very useful event and a chance to see many friends and meet new people. I am looking forward to next year’s event. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part One. World.  

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Yammer Updates - Ticker, Pages, and Files

Michael Sampson - Currents

New Features Overview from Yammer on Vimeo. Yammer rolled out three new capabilities to support enhanced sharing and collaboration. Files.

When do you feel competent?

Net-Map Toolbox

Do you feel competent when you stand on your head and play the guitar? Add it to your list (copyright by ibm4381 on flickr). love making lists. Especially when I am sitting somewhere waiting, e.g. on the Metro. It might be alphabetical lists of just about anything to entertain myself and occupy my brain (e.g. ” Try it out.

I Just Attended the Wedding of One of My Best Friends, a Former Staff Member on One of My Communities

Managing Communities

In forums, I have met the majority of people that I consider close friends. One of my best friends is Jared W. Smith. I’ve mentioned Jared here on numerous times, including in my article on how much I love when people who have worked under me go on to do great things. have [.]. Thinking

The future of online sharing is mobile, appified and people-centred

Social Reporter

I first posted this on , where John popham and I are blogging for Big Lottery Fund about development of People Powered Change. There’s a lot of links to earlier posts on this site about knowledge sharing and the Social App Store idea. More here about Knowledge Hub development. It worked pretty well -  reports here and here.

Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt. believe ‘we’ are not the rational ‘individuals’ we imagine ourselves to be. Conservation. Resilience.

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Forrester on Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011

Portals and KM

Forrester has release their report, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011 , by Alan Weintraub with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. It has the subtitle, EMC, IBM, OpenText, and Oracle Lead, with Microsoft Close Behind. The are doing this thorough enhanced ECM features in SharePoint. This all makes sense to me.

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Explaining Sharing and Communities Inside the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

In The Wrench Connection above, DNV gives a real-to-life scenario about sharing and communities inside the enterprise. User Adoption

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