Sat.Apr 21, 2012 - Fri.Apr 27, 2012

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The Gift and Curse of Social Reading and What It Could Do to Books

Alchemy of Change

"Social reading" centers not so much on the joy of reading or pursuit of knowledge, but a desire to build social capital on social networks. And now, it's coming to books. Media Amazon books influence Kindle Fire media Pew publishing reading Shirky social books social reading

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You Are Not Perfect! Live With It


I really like Inc. mean, I really  heart it. They are doing an outstanding piece of work so far! Ready? But how wrong is it? How wrong! Always have.

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. We also welcome experienced lecturers who wish to update and share their knowledge and expertise. Why Register? There are a few reasons. The Assessment Activities.

If We Had a Better Story Could We Tell the Truth?

How to Save the World

violet green swallow playing with a feather; photo by Chris Maynard. tree swallows in aerial acrobatics; photo by Richard Seaman. You can’t blame them.

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Bank Transfer Day

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ariana Huffington has started MoveYourMoney and others are following suit. Any bets as to when the banks start fighting back a la Fox News and Media?

2012 31

More Trending

A Big System Organizing Method

Networking Action

We need new methodologies to develop networks. Our usual tools of interviews, mapping, dialogues and the growing range of meeting processes can’t deliver the scale and handle the complexity that characterize many of the pressing issues of today. And they’re … Net Dev GFI mapping

“Managing Online Forums” Turns 4 Years Old

Managing Communities

Saturday will mark four years since the official publication date of my book, “Managing Online Forums.” ” I wrote the other day that one of the things I love most, as someone who has been managing online communities for 12 years and regularly writes about those experiences, is when people utilize my strategies in a thoughtful [.].

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Social Media Influencers – What would you do? @spotus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I occasionally see a campaign that I think is important but I can see they aren’t going around it the right way. Like this Spot.US cyclist story.

Community reporting grows up with its own Institute

Social Reporter

Good to see another burst of energy from the Manchester-based People’s Voice Media , with the launch of their Institute of Community Reporters, and also a European Network for community reporters. We feel this is different to citizen journalism where the emphasis is more often on individuals reporting on other people’s news.

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How to Make Decisions about Decision-Making

The Bumble Bee

Team Leadership Development

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Social Learning in the 90s: A Use Case

Portals and KM

Social learning in a big deal now. See for example, my review of The New Social Learning. Most people it has been around since the cave people but new social tools have opened up new possibilities. Here is a story from the 1990s on that was built the precursors to these social tools. So we decided to turn the traditional learning model on its head.

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PERTH: Social Media Training Course April 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Please let me know if you are coming along! They are small classes with room for question and answer, so bring your Facebook and Twitter questions!

2012 17

The $100,000 3D4D Challenge – aided by machines that re-make themselves

Social Reporter

Well, most of itself. Would I like to go and interview the inventor? Yes indeed. The Economist says this is part of The Third Industrial Revolution.

2012 14

Rebooting democracy

Chris Corrigan

It happens on every scale. community, a nation, a people becomes bitterly divided on an issue and the civic conversation deteriorates to become nasty, rhetorically or physically violent and entrenched. Suspicion arises on every side and distrust, camps, territory and accusations fly. Groups go through this kind of thing all the time. So what to do?

Alfresco Now Offers Cloud-based Open Source Document Management

Portals and KM

It contains a full set of content management features such as document and records management, workflow, version control, etc. would certainly agree.

Things I Love as a Community Manager Who Writes About Community Management

Managing Communities

photo credit: Lhopfan I’ve been writing about online community management for a long time. started writing my book in 2003, launched this blog in 2008 and published the book in that year, as well. Before the blog, I wrote about the topic sporadically elsewhere, including SitePoint. love community management and I care about [.].

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The $100,000 3D4D Challenge – aided by machines that re-make themselves

Social Reporter

Well, most of itself. Would I like to go and interview the inventor? Yes indeed. The Economist says this is part of The Third Industrial Revolution.

2012 14

The Tribulations of Customer Service with Opera


already ventured to share some of those insights on previous blog posts, as you may have already noticed, but I’m now ready to share plenty more.

Getting something back from baby boomers before they go


I was at a Building Futures debate last night at the RIBA, part of their investigation into ‘how cities adapt to the changing requirements of an ageing population’. Among the speakers were Alan Hatton-Yeo of the Beth Johnson Foundation , and Indy Johar of 00. What are the odds of that happening in significant numbers? Someone persuade me otherwise

The theatre of meetings

Viv Mcwaters

Imagine for a moment you are at a play. You’re sitting comfortably. You’ve admired the set on stage. There’s an air of expectation, then the lights dim. The action starts. You marvel at the performers and their ability to connect with you, as if you are the only person in the audience – and they can’t even see you.

Social Media Marketing May Need to Adjust Measurement

Portals and KM

Adobe has released second Adobe® D i g i t a l I n dex report, which provides marketing, e-commerce and retail executives with digital marketing data. The research looked at how marketers measure the impact of website traffic from major social media sites. The most common measure of impact is the last-click attribution.  

Should I Work For Free?

Michelle Laurie

Shouting out to all the consultants in the world, have you been asked to work for free?  Do you sometimes ask others to work for free? Lessons learned?

Collection agencies invading hospitals?!?

Endless Knots

I'm not happy to report that I've spent an inordinate amount of time inside hospitals in the past few years. Which means I've seen some pretty weird stuff go down -- everything from watching a transportation aide nearly toppling a. Hospitals

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Presentation: Developing the Next Generation of IdeaStorm

Online Community Strategy

These are my slides from the Intranet Reloaded Conference in Berlin on April 17th.

The Connection Between Metadata, Social Tools, and Personal Productivity (Christian Buckley, Axceler) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Christian Buckley from Axceler is talking about the connection between metadata, social tools, and personal productivity. Note that Christian is one of the co-authors of Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects. Key points: - is a Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP. Before Exceler, was at Microsoft. business ROI: -.


Chris Corrigan

AFter a phenomenal trip across the country, featuring three back to back to back Art of Hosting workshops on water , I am taking it easy, relaxing for a couple of days in the Beaver Valley, beside Georgian Bay. Last night we lost power and four foot high snowdrifts appeared on the top of the valley sides. Community Conversation

The messages of front doors


I’ve been out helping to deliver leaflets this weekend, as the local elections are coming up, and been really surprised at the proportion of homes near me that send stern messages to anyone approaching. Many are open from the pavement and I could wheel the baby buggy up to the door, but others stack up the barriers and disincentives.

Moxie Spaces Enhances Customer Engagement

Portals and KM

I have written Moxie before see ( Moxie Provides a Social Workspace Through Employees Spaces ). The same principal operates here.    

Beyond Sharing: Reimagining the Digital Newsroom with SharePoint (Chad Schorr, Associated Press) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chad Schorr from Associated Press is talking about reimagining the digital newsroom with SharePoint. The AP built a new editorial approach on SharePoint for publishing news. Three themes: - SharePoint can be used for your tier 1 mission critical applications. You can run your business on SharePoint. SharePoint is a foundation for solutions.

Facilitation in pictures

Viv Mcwaters

In March I was delighted to facilitate a workshop at the Malaysian Facilitators’ Conference in Kuala Lumpur. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

Travel is like magic

Chris Corrigan

It sometimes boggles my mind, how easy it actually is to cross an entire continent. All was well with me though, on a good drive along Highway 26 which hugs to Bay from Thornbury to Collingwood and on to Wasaga Beach and Stayner. For two hours, the bright sun, spring bird song and beautiful southern Onatrio countryside fill my senses. Magic. Trave

Images of Interior of Western Mountains at Samos Island

Portals and KM

I went with the same mountain climbers that I did the jeep tour that I posted on yesterday. You can see them in the first and last pictures.

Keynote Panel: Real-World SharePoint Governance (Share 2012, Atlanta)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the final SharePoint content session for the day, Jeremy Thake (AvePoint) is hosting a panel discussion with Richard Harbridge, Sarah Haase, Susan Hanley, and Adam Quinn. Question 1. Define governance in 140 characters or less. Susan: IT assurance, user guidance. Richard: required to get the most out of SharePoint. Question 2. Question 3.

What is your learning edge?

Viv Mcwaters

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut. We now know it’s not enough to just bring our brains to work. And it can be hard work. Second, we think there is a sweet spot. What is your learning edge? Share this on Facebook.