December, 2011

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Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

I just accidentally stumbled on something in Google+ that suggests some revolutionary ideas about the way organizations need to think about marketing.

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


Welcome to the new elsua! And plenty of times we keep going through the extra mile to try to achieve it. And most of the times, we don’t. Really?

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

I did some catching up on my reading over the last holidays. Rawn is best practices lead in the Social Software Enablement team in IBM Software Group.

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Why Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap in Five Quotes: Post 1: There Is No Spoon

Evolving Web

Systems thinking is a major tool in my toolkit when working with teams and organizations. Now, as with most tools, the tool isn’t necessarily to blame.

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Editable version of Chapter 10 – Action Notebook

Digital Habitats

And we published a PDF version that you could print out and write on as well.  ” Step 1: View the Google Doc version using this URL: [link].

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Frank Leister's Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow: A Review

Portals and KM

Frank Leistner, CKO, SAS Institute has published the book, Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow - How to make Knowledge Sharing Work.

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Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap Series: Quote #3I Was Thrown Out of NYU

Evolving Web

Quote #3 - I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. You think that’s big? It’d be a 110 page title.

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Youth & Privacy: Research Shows That They Do Care

Collaborative Thinking

There’s an unfortunate myth that persists when it comes to youth and privac (at least in my opinion, based on research and findings I've read). If we take the "oops" examples aside, what I've summarized is that there are . lack of media literacies (e.g., skills, competencies) when it comes to using social media. link].

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Blog>> Driving User Adoption for Enterprise Applications

Green Chameleon

The other day, we have invited people from Google to present us their deployment and change management methodologies. From my side, I was curious to see what experiences we can exchange with them, as since 3 years I am strongly involved to drive user adoption for our knowledge sharing platform. Creating the Guiding Coalition. Never Letting Up.

All you ever learned about meetings is wrong

The Bumble Bee

I have developed a radical new approach to meetings which I call "Egoless Meetings" which addresses three popular unwritten rules about good meeting practices which are unfortunately totally wrong. RULE 1 is that everybody gets to speak. RULE 2 is that discussions in themselves can be useful. People come to meetings with an "expectation of airtime".

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Reflections from 2011 on The World of Social Media


Will there be convergent paths, you think? Hummm. Maybe. May be not. Let’s see. To be honest with you, I hate travelling. Quite the opposite!

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How is Mobile Supported on the Enterprise Level?

Portals and KM

The rise of mobile communications is one of the major game changes in technology.    The amount of time spent on mobile apps has surpassed web browsing on a computer. There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (77% of the world population) and mobile devices have overtaken computers on Wi-Fi networks. agree with this.   

Systems Thinking Is Awesome and a Trap Series: Quote #2Remember Your Failure In The Cave

Evolving Web

(This is part 2 of a 5 part series that starts here ) So, it’s an average day on Dagobah, rainy, hot, humid. This wigs Luke out.

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The five most fabulous Moodle 2.0 features

e-Moderation Station

Moodle is now well into its second generation, with Moodle 2.2 as the most recent release. Here are five of the most fab features, imho: 1. Comments.

Shadow Elite

Net-Map Toolbox

Interesting and scary book by Janine R. Wedel. The full title is: Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market. Often it would be actors connected to events. In a two-mode-network you cannot have links within one mode, so actor to actor links or event to event links are not possible.

Eight Dangers of Collaboration - Nilofer Merchant - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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Back to Blogging, Again: Boira (2010 – … )


No way it was going to happen! Well, that’s probably what I have been doing all of this time lately. And I seem to have survived. Barely.

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Can Sentiment Analysis Be Effectively Automated?

Portals and KM

Listening to the voice of the customer is a major initiative for many companies. Sentiment analysis is a growing component of the tools to assist in this effort. Brand awareness is one of the major use cases. However, sentiment analysis is also attracting its doubters. Automated Sentiment Analysis is Only a Piece of the Brand Awareness Puzzle.

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Systems Thinking is Awesome and a Trap Quote Series: Quote 4-Well, Clarise, have the lambs stopped screaming?

Evolving Web

A good story, especially one that strikes home, can be particularly disarming. You are drawn into it. You feel its inherent truth. Probable?

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Blog>> How does your organisation think about and share failure?

Green Chameleon

This talk has so many compelling parallels with KM

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What Does it Take to Be a Great Community Manager?

Managing Communities

photo credit: achimh Earlier this week, William Ruzvidzo invited me to answer a question on Quora, “What does it take to be a great community manager?” ” Mr. Rudvidzo is a Community Manager at 49Pixels. thought about this for a while and came up with the following. great community manager has experience. think [.].

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3rd Networked Learning Hotseat: Dec 12-16

Jenny Connected

Prior to the Networked Learning 2012 conference on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Maastricht, The Netherlands we are offering an exciting series of online hot seats hosted here by some of the leading thinkers in the field. From October 2011 we will have a Hot Seat each month till the conference starts.

Reflections from 2011 – The Year of Mobile, Again


Just like in the virtual world, I guess, like I am doing with this series of blog posts. My short answer: Technology. The long answer: here is why.

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2012 Social Marketing and New Media Predictions eBook Now Available

Portals and KM

The 2012 Social Marketing and New Media Predictions eBoo k is now available. It can be down loaded for free with the link in the prior sentence. Thanks to Lora Kratchounova and her colleagues at Scratch Marketing + Media for putting it together. The book is brought to us by Awareness Software. Here is the Web site description of the eBook.

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5 ways to enhance your social presence in online courses

e-Moderation Station

Image by mrtopp. How are present are you as an instructor in your online courses? Here are five things that can help you strike this balance. Media.

Planning and Evaluating Your CoP (amplifying and other good stuff)

Nancy White

And having hung out recently with Alan (aka cogdog ) Levine in Tasmania last week, I am attending to his principle that in social media, we ADD value.

Collapse! The Game: Early Draft

How to Save the World

S ome of you are aware that I have been working on a cooperative board game called Collapse! welcome your comments. —– Collapse! The Game.

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The River Diagram: Strategic community change management

The Bumble Bee

I am always on the lookout for good simple visualisation techniques to support change management. Chris Collison has introduced me to The River Diagram - a great strategic tool for moving a community of groups forward via common initiatives and best practice sharing. The River Diagram idea is quite straightforward. The South Bank. The North Bank.

Social media: 4 opportunities for secondary education

Joitske Hulsebosch

Not too long ago I went to an evening session about social media at the secondary school of my daughter. It struck me how the subject of social media is approached from fear. I was very happy when I was invited to do three sessions for the teachers of a secondary school myself. Below you will find my presentation in Dutch. do you read?).

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My Favorite Tweets for December 1 – 15 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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Collaboration Roadmap (2011) — Today's the Day

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today is the day for my fourth book, Collaboration Roadmap. But they're coming today - and should be here by 12pm. Collaboration Roadmap

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Break down to break through

Viv Mcwaters

The song uses call and response , one of my favourite musical devices. This is intriguing. This ‘breakdown’ seems to be a type of release.

Reflecting on my TAFE Workshop Approach

Nancy White

Wow, more than 650 people in 10 days! Reflect, reflect, reflect. have been thinking about this and have two somewhat contrary thoughts. purpose.

Facebook Smart Lists Work Around

Online Social Networking

In Why Facebook Smart Lists are Actually Dumb , I expressed my annoyance with Facebook for permitting their “smart lists” to interfere with our use of the lists we’ve deliberately created in order to manage our Facebook friends. ” I’ve devised a simple method to work around the Facebook Smart List glitch.