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What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Online Social Networking

Social Bookmarking Sites Defined. Bookmarks themselves are the content on social bookmarking sites. Reasons for Social Bookmarking Sites.

Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Want to know how to change Facebook to Talk Like A Pirate? Want to know why ? First, Changing Facebook to Pirate Speak. Also birthdays. Sounds nuts?

KM Tools: Creating a River Diagram…

Chris Collison

I’m often asked to explain what a “River Diagram&# is, and how they can be used to shape knowledge management strategy, and as a way to help communities share and learn. benchmarking KM strategy

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Many Voices

Nancy White

I have about a half billion partially edited blog posts. But now work consumes the mornings, with the tyranny of the to do list. Take a look at this.

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Social Graphs of On-line Communities and Social Networking Sites


Nice visual reflection on different types of connections within a community.

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Justine Musk: "Technology changes idea of author-brand"

Endless Knots

What happens when we don’t buy books based on the covers anymore? When we don’t even go to the bookstores but buy them quite literally out of thin air? As an author, you are defined through the ongoing experience that you provide for the reader. That is how you will catch new readers and maintain old ones.

Social Learning: Learning Never Ends…


Probably quite the opposite! In the same fashion as the Did You Know? series of video clips, the smart folks from ?

Review of The New Social Learning

Portals and KM

 I was very pleased to receive a review copy of The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham. and Marcia Conner.

The Riddle of Online Resonance (second instalment)

Jenny Connected

Here is the second instalment of our paper on e-resonance. There will be one further instalment after this one. The Riddle of Online Resonance. 2000).

Evolving Skype interface

Learning Alliances

Now Skype has reorganized and improved its interface. I’m using the Beta version of Skype 5, which has a few surprises.  Share: Tags: Technolog

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IBM Aims at Reinventing Relationships with Northstar: We Better Watch…


What do you think? Was it worth your time? hope so. You know, one cannot get to reinvent relationships out of the blue and overnight, right?

Painting of Blue Cloth on a Brown Table

Portals and KM

I have been doing a series of micro-landscapes of folded cloths.    

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A tornado blows through Brooklyn

Endless Knots

Odd, we said.   Perhaps five minutes later, maybe ten, it was all over.   A tornado in Brooklyn? My mother's hometown.

The Riddle of Online Resonance (third instalment)

Jenny Connected

Here is the third and final instalment of our paper on e-resonance. You can find the PDF of the full article here –  The Riddle of Online Resonance. Two prior instalments have been posted here and here. Many thanks to those who have already commented. _. The Riddle of Online Resonance. Matthias Melcher and Jenny Mackness. 6. Conclusions. References.

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #4


So, let’s do it! enthusiasts, amongst several other activities, but also from a business perspective. So far the innovation is all about Apple.

My Favorite Tweets for September 1 - 15 2010

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. will repeat this once or twice a month depending on volume. hope this is also useful for you. 


Two passages to India

Endless Knots

Interesting blogs from two friends, one recently, the other currently, in India. Both blogs educational and delightful.

# PLENK2010 – Breadth versus depth – an illusion?

Jenny Connected

This is a response to Dave Ferguson’s and Stephen Downes’ comment’ on my blog post. Well actually more of a reflection than a response. This is a common concern. For example in her blog post Linn – talks about trying to avoid being ‘overfed’. abundance – in the General Discussion Forum). One person’s breadth is another person’s depth.

The Death of the RSS Reader: Another Debate That Needs to End!


Just recently we have seen the one about the generations at work and the generational divide. But, are RSS feeds really dead? We haven’t. Really?

Many Companies Hiring Social Media Director Without a Plan

Portals and KM

Felix Gillette at Businessweek recently provided a comprehensive article on the social media director movement. Many firms are looking for them. However, much of the ROI here is anecdotal. But the huge numbers of participants and the potential is seductive.   Here the demand out paces the supply of experienced social media experts.  

What’s up with the Pragmatic Web?

Making CommunitySense

On September 1, I was a member of the Pragmatic Web track panel of the I-SEMANTICS 2010 conference in Graz, Austria, after having given the keynote earlier that day. The Pragmatic Web is a newly emerging field,  still in the process of being defined. In the panel, we discussed the status and future of the Pragmatic Web. placed it in the Web 3.0

#PLENK2010 Immediate thoughts

Jenny Connected

It is interesting that this course has attracted so many people (over 1000?), but the Critical Literacies course attracted far fewer – and I’m wondering why, since a critical literacy must surely be to be able to manage a personal learning environment/network. personally find it very difficult to balance these.

A World Without E-mail: The Mashable Effect!


For a good few hours it was the most emailed story of the day, or so I was told. One difficult to forget! Till last week. For certain! them for years!

US Consumers Really Want to Engage in Online Crowdsourcing

Portals and KM

I have written about crowdsourcing a bit on this blog (see for example:   GE Crowdsources Green Ideas Through its Open Innovation Challenge , Building Enterprise 2.0 into the Product Development Process , and Cisco Launches Second I-Prize Competition ) but it has been largely from a company perspective.  

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Endless Knots

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The Riddle of Online Resonance (first installment)

Jenny Connected

Here is the first installment of our paper on e-resonance. We will post two further installments, which will cover sections 4&5 and 6&7 – some of which are referred to in this installment (so they are coming soon!).  We hope to post the next installments over the next few days and the entire paper as a PDF with the next installment.

MOOC #1: Plonked into PLENK

e-Moderation Station

Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? Email this via Gmail.

The Battle for TV’s Operating System

Portals and KM

You may ask what does an operating system have to do with TV? With the convergence of TV and the Web is has lot to do with it. One of the latest Retrevo stories by Andrew Eisner covers this contest with Apple, Google, and Microsoft doing the battle here. Google TV going for control of the living room like it controls Web search.  

Text, don't talk, to your teens?

Endless Knots

Apparently, according to Kate Tuttle's " I love you, now do your homework :) " in today's Boston Globe. One snippet: Dr. Laura Prager, a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and mother of two teenagers, texts with her kids. But if I texted him,’’ she says, “he answered me right away.’’.

Collaboration Tools on the Intranet - my Video Interview from IntraTeam Event 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Back in March I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the IntraTeam Event in Copenhagen.

Running a very interesting meeting

Chris Corrigan

This week I am in Kuujjuaq, Quebec, a settlement which lies about 20 miles upriver from Ungava Bay.  I am working with government agencies, Inuit claims organizations and Inuit polar bear hunters on a user-to-user meeting between hunters from Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut. It’s an interesting meeting. very interesting meeting.

Sunrise at Point Independence Inn Onset MA

Portals and KM

I was at the Point Independence Inn. in early August for the Onset Blues Festival. The light there is always. remarkable. Here is the sun rise.    Last Sunday I covered the sunset. can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.              

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Job Description - Cisco Career Connection - Cisco Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Quad, as in a campus quad or quadrangle, is a place for people to come together, meet, share ideas, and collaborate. It combines network based Web 2.0 capabilities like blogs, wikis, and RSS feeds, with teamspace capabilities like file sharing and task lists, with social software capabilities like profiles, walls, and friends. All rights reserved.

A New Watch Experience

Michael Sampson - Currents

I was in the market for a new wristwatch a few years ago. looked around and found a Casio that would do the work. but was bored by what was available.