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Did You Know? On Convergence and Technology


videos that I mentioned over here as well a couple of times already. Well, it looks like there are some good news out there on this very same topic.

The Buddy System: How Medical Data Revealed Secret to Health and Happiness

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0 They were the personal records of 5,124 male and female subjects from the Framingham Heart Study. What changed?

PhD recovery plan


While lots of people tend to focus on the positive side of finishing a PhD (which is, of course, a great achievement :) I feel more like the one who is just released from a prison. It seems to play at two levels: identity and routines. Identity. Who am I (next to being an ex-prisoner someone who just completed a PhD)? Routines. – FlyLady.

Augmented Reality and Social Media Marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Gary Hayes has done an awesome job of putting the Business into social Augmented Reality. Social Media Marketing meets Physical World.

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Simone Staiger

Nancy White

Simone is orchestrating 6 regional consultations for the Global Forum on Agricultural Research ( GFAR )  in preparation for a major meeting next year.

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Riding a dead horse

Viv Mcwaters

Hat tip to Dave Pollard. In the public service, however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies is often employed, such as: 1. Change riders. 2. Buy a stronger whip. 3. Do nothing: “This is the way we have always ridden dead horses&#. 4. Visit other countries to see how they ride dead horses. 5.

What You Can Do: A Framework for Personal Action (version 0.9)

How to Save the World

BLOG What You Can Do: A Framework for Personal Action. Past versions of What You Can Do. have been mostly checklists, and I thought this time I'd try to provide a model, a process that each individual can tailor to her or his own capacities, abilities and passions. It's illustrated above, and it's fairly ambitious, but I think it makes sense. Gould.

Seed, feed, & weed

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going.  As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities.  But if you build it, they may not come.

Singapore Social Media: Romancing Singapore

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Romancing Singapore campaign. This is my all time favorite. This was executed through well done AIDS preventive, birth control etc. Mission completed.

Interesting 09


Really delighted have spoken at Russell Davies 's Interesting this year. Enjoy! Piety and virtue are typically valued above all other attributes.

Listening is a basic, human element of your business. Why is it so hard?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Listening is a personal challenge for most of us in our daily relationships. It is primary tenant of our communication, but too often not practiced or practiced poorly. Sometimes is the sheer number of messages that surround our brains, or we are too pre-occupied on getting our message communicated. tools did not appear on company’s radar. Organize.

Defining Social Media

Collaborative Thinking

In an earlier post on social computing , I attempted to illustrate how I look at the topic and break social computing down into several sub-categories (e.g., social media, social networking), and the role social software plays as the tooling component. Social Media, Definition V1.0: Transparency is also crucial to social media.

IBM’s Smart Work Jam Under Way Already – Are You Jamming?


Goodness! couple of weeks back, you would remember, I put together a blog post where I was talking about that upcoming Jam. Well, here we are today.

iSimulate as a nexus for a CoP of economists

Digital Habitats

Gauresh works with the Development Prospects Group ( [link] ), a central think-tank unit within the World Bank. This is an attempt at leveraging Web 2.0

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Gauresh Rajadhyaksha

Nancy White

Much of the group’s work relies on collaborating with colleagues situated across the world. This is an attempt at leveraging Web 2.0

Aggregating And Correlating Facets Of Social Identities

Collaborative Thinking

Blurring the line between professional and private. Respondents were most likely to use search engines such as Yahoo!

London Turns to Social Media for Image Advice and Other Uses

Portals and KM

Yesterday, I wrote about some ways that my hone town, Boston, is using social media. have also lived in London.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging


Well, it looks like Jean Francois Chenier is back for more! Perhaps too familiar. There is probably no better tool than that one, to be honest.

FLNW09: What do we owe our networks?

Nancy White

Warning: long, rambly post that is more for the FLNW network than many of  you, dear readers. Go figure! Some of it is intellectual. Yeah, rambly.

One Way To Look At Social Computing

Collaborative Thinking

Lately, over the past couple of months, I have been doing a high number of customer briefings and traveling a lot. Again - it's not a perfect chart.

Boston uses Social Media to Track Bike Thieves and Report Street Incidents

Portals and KM

Here are some very different uses. Many cities are starting to use social media. wish this was around when my bike was stolen a number of years ago.

Evony Thoughts on a Business Model and a Community

Evolving Web

As software as a service becomes mainstreamed, I’ve been watching how startups monetize their applications. This creates an internal economy of need.

Video: How to raise venture capital Ali G style

The Bumble Bee

VC: "But it does not work" Ali G: "That's where you guys come in". With cast-iron logic Ali G argues his business is worth 34.6 Ali G Ice Cream Glove.

First Rule: Not Everyone Is Like You

Charmed Particles

By that I mean that we assume that most people do what we do and follow our normal cycles.that's uniquely dangerous for consultants and trebly dangerous for new media consultants. I was just at the eye doctor, and commented that I'm probably in front of a monitor 9 to 10 hours a day. And I think Chris is flat wrong. Where? Start a blog; 2.

Tale of Two NOLA Breakfasts in Ashfield MA

Portals and KM

First there was the Tale of Two English Breakfasts and then there was the Tale of Two Eggs Benedict in Quebec. tasted it and would agree. Post script.

Ontobranding: how reality promotes itself

Taming the spaces

Yesterday we had a meeting with Nello Barile and Andrea Miconi from Universitá IULM. He writes: To explain this connection between consuming, technology and geolocalized experience the theorists invented several formulas such as hyper-geography, hybrid ecologies and geotagging. cool, expensive, cheap, nice).

Local government knowledge hub - much more interesting than it sounds

Social Reporter

Yesterday I went along to a meeting that, on the face of it, was about how UK local government and public agencies might share knowledge in future. Limited interest? The event was a meeting of the IDeA Knowledge Hub Advisory Group - a project that I’ve written about before with enthusiasm - led by Ingrid Koehler and Steve Dale.

Jobs: Social Media Recruitment RecruitTech 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I just spent the day at a great conference in Canberra called RecruitTech 2009. Lots of stuff on jobs, recruitment, social media, niche networks, and hiring staff. Below is my presentation: Social Media Recruitment Recruit Tech2009. View more documents from Laurel Papworth. spoke about open outsourcing, augmented reality for recruitment etc.

Open Text Adds Social Media, More Web 2.0 Features, and SAP Integration

Portals and KM

Open Text is a relatively old player in the enterprise content management and collaboration space. It recently announced Open Text Web Solutions 10 , the latest release of Open Text?s Web Content Management (WCM) software. The new release allows ?organizations It was very poplar and spread across several divisions in the organization. full Web 2.0

Transparency And Openness In Government

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting reads: What Transparency Means to Feds. 04/01/2009. Launch the Transparency Survey Results. President Obama wants to make government more transparent. He clearly said so in a memo released Jan. 21, one day after he took the oath of office. But what, exactly, is transparency? What information should be released and in what form? Gov 2.0

Free download of Social by Social book

Social Reporter

The Social by Social handbook written by Amy Sample Ward, Andy Gibson, me, and Nigel Courtney and Professor Clive Holtham of Cass Business School got a really nice mention from Craig Newmark (as in Craigslist) in no less than the HuffingtonPost. Sometime print is, well, more of a pleasure to read, and there’s a lot there.

Vote for our manifesto. Please.

Viv Mcwaters

We (that’s Anne Pattillo and I) have been playing with manifesto writing. We put in a proposal to ChangeThis to write a manifesto about facilitation. We noticed that no-one had done it yet. ChangeThis challenges the way ideas are created and spread, and is on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds. Please. Before October 14.

Blogging Remains a Great Tool for Small Businesses

Portals and KM

Here are some useful statistics as reported in, Blogging: The Best SEO Tool for Small Businesses. Hub sport recently published a study on that showed companies that blog have far better marketing results. Those who blog see 55% more visitors to their website. If you want a higher ranking, get quality links to your site.

CRM and Social Networking: Strike 1 For Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

I'm still catching up with my backlog of news, feeds, etc - but this caught my attention - but not in a good way - it seems to be a fairly feeble attempt to cover the brand monitoring / reputation space. Demo is simplistic with lots of assumptions that are unlikely to be credible. Maybe it's just a bad demo. Social Networking Accelerator.