May, 2011

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How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

Alchemy of Change

We can learn a lot about organizations from biology. Yes, Virginia, there really is an organizational membrane. Membrane Made of Humanity.

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How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business


And big time! Even if you are not in the IT industry. techniques and technologies, even if you are not in the IT industry. And so much more!

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Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? What about the self-organising power of communities? Leader 5.

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Facial Recognition, Privacy and Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

AlexKilpatrick. Viewdle – Photo and Video Face Tagging from Viewdle on Vimeo. Facial recognition for secure access. Useful.

Monday Video – Gotta Share!

Nancy White

OK, there IS a Monday Video after all. Hat tip to Stephen Downes and  Mashable. This little mini musical may open a few eyes along with the laughs.

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So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. Psychologists have proposed several complementary taxonomies of learning styles.

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Statistics: Why integrate Facebook into your business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

STATISTICS WITHIN What are the social media statistics of engaging on Facebook? This post is about social media statistics and Facebook. Media Stats.

Curating our personal technology configurations

Digital Habitats

(Cross posted on FullCirc and NWWCoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? While community’s have their configurations, so do individuals.

The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities.

Portals and KM

Picking up on the theme from last week’s post, Tech Reporters Losing Control of the Story to Social Media, here was an interesting tweet that could a lot of play at SXSW.   @robinsloan The way to cover big news in 2011 is not "here's what happened." It's "here's how to follow the story"  [link].

Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

Alchemy of Change

If you’ve ever felt true love, then you know that sometimes love hurts – a lot. Love Love Isn’t a Roller Coaster. It is deeper.

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9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home


Indeed, for most people working remotely, i.e. from home, while at a customer site, while on the road, etc. However, it * does* work! Priceless! Grrr).

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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is a blogpost written for a half-day workshop for facilitators with Sibrenne Wagenaar. There are many different ways in which you can do so.

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Has Social Media Killed Off Privacy?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Social Web becomes the Intelligent Web. Ever had a Tom Tom device say you would reach your destination in 10 minutes, and you did it in 8?

Barriers to Knowledge Sharing: The Biggest One Isn't Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

The findings will be published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. ". My Comments. 1.

Blog>> The Information Lifecycle

Green Chameleon

It has been a while now that I talked about my experience of putting incentives for KM initiatives in place. These thoughts are very valid for global activities, though we are starting in our company to look at a second approach: implement knowledge sharing in people’s daily activities without imposing additional work.

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The Deep Science of Cooperation: Martin Nowak

Alchemy of Change

It’s based on his (and Roger Highfield’s) new book:  SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed.

The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker


“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. You gotta love those quotes. For sure.

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Enterprise 2.0 Study Needs Participants

Portals and KM

Jacob Morgan at Chess Media Group is conducting a study on enterprise 2.0 and collaboration.  The purpose of the survey is to address issues that executives will find relevant when considering to invest in enterprise 2.0 initiatives.  The research is sponsored by the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and the Social Business Forum , among others.

Nestle – viral video campaigns destroy brand image

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Nestle has brought out a suite of viral videos, that are sure to cause a lot of discussion on how bad they are. Benny Hill reruns springs to mind.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Visual Camp – or developing “Policy in Pics”

Social Reporter

The event signup here provides more background, and Phil Green has created an Our Society group. What’s the problem? What’s the story?

Smarter Search

Alchemy of Change

A couple quick things to point out on Google’s search capabilities these days, that are also some interesting hints at where search is going.

Why Ideas Are Obvious to You But Amazing to Others


Yes, I know! have done that myself a few times already! stopped sharing them across altogether, since no-one was going to find them valuable. Anyway.

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Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

Forrester recently issued a new report, The State Of Collaboration Software Implementations: 2011 by TJ Keitt with Matthew Brown and Joseph Dang.

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The dark side of constantly being in touch through social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm intrigued by the power of social media to network. It brings us new ways of communicating and knowing what's going on. At times upsetting. And you?

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Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). What is a Technology Configuration? For example, see [link] ).

22 Business Networking Tips

Online Social Networking

However, let’s not kid ourselves. Effective business networking calls for a wide range of skills and resources. Business Networking Strategies.

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

The latest issue of Wired has an  interview with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on his latest venture – Square. How it Works. All you pay is 2.75

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Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web


still believe it’s going to be one of the Holy Grails from a successful Enterprise 2.0 deployment within whatever business.

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My Favorite Tweets for May 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work. hope this is also useful for you. 

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(Intranets2011) "Three Success Stories from using Yammer at DET" - Karina Smith & Ellen Geraghty

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a great lunch at Intranets2011 , Karina and Ellen from the Department of Education & Training in NSW talked about the use of Yammer. Intranets

NegativeComments in Social Media

Nancy White

NegativeComments in Social Media , a photo by Laurel Papworth on Flickr. Take a peek! Thanks @silkcharm / Laurel Papworth

18 Articles Help You Master LinkedIn Strategy and Technique

Online Social Networking

By maintaining a business focus, LinkedIn’s growth could persist unhampered by that of its social networking counterpart. LinkedIn Beginner Tips.

Wikipedia Now Crowd-Sourcing Article Ratings

Alchemy of Change

The Wikipedia community is well aware of the  criticisms of its reliability. The Gillmor article is the only one I’ve seen it on so far. Tweet.

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