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  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [Information] Value Networks for Project Managers
    The first issue is the explicit monitoring and quality control of intangible deliverables, such as support actions and key information. The ValueNetworks.com Excel®-based template can be used for not only gathering the information for the project value network, but also for feeding other project management tools such as Microsoft Project.
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Information] Value Networks for Investors
    Additional potential sources of information include industry statistics and success stories of other ventures. Assessing the probability of success Writing business plans has become a science and there are a plethora of books, seminars, and courses (even graduate and doctoral level) that address the mechanics of writing a business plan.
  • NEIGHBOURHOODS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Information] Maybe neighbourhood blogs reflect neighbourhood demographics?
    Tags: Governance and participation Information and communication
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2009
    [Information] Feedback on SharePoint Roadmap: Lynn Warneke
    While SharePoint implementers certainly stood to benefit tangentially, that work was explicitly intended for the users – information workers and project team members needing to get the most out of this new technology for their own and their team's benefit. agree with Paul Culmsee – Michael's second book is even better than his first.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009
    [Information] Know Yourself, and Beware of Stories
    It was largely focused on the knowing/doing disconnect that I've been writing about, but we also talked about stories -- as tools for giving rich context and meaning to information, and as traps we can fall into if we mistake them for reality. Our Practice and Intention also inform our Autonomy; they teach us more about who we really are.
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009
    [Information] Business as usual leads to results as usual
    We asked (after mapping out the policy network): “So where should we feed our research findings in what format to have the biggest possible impact and make sure information goes to those who need it?&# The answer was: “Write policy briefs and give them to the responsible officer in the ministry.&#. But how is it that we (i.e.
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Information] What is your profession?
    In a number of African countries we looked at the communication around avian flu outbreaks, how does the information about suspicious chicken deaths reach the authorities and how do they react? The people who make the world go round and have never heard the word facilitator or thought about things being participatory.
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Information] Search it in the library, ask the librarian (or ask everyone)?
    Because a library (and even more so the internet) is a place where thousands and thousands of sources of information sit next to each other on shelves, not really indicating which ones are crucial. What does that mean? But, chances are, you get your answer. And I was wowed again when I listened to it the second time.
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [Information] Collect, consolidate, validate
    Step 2: Digest the information and draw a map of your new knowledge about this situation gathered through the interviews. We learn about the Net-Map method as we go and define it as we use it. For our research about fertilizer policy changes in Nigeria Noora Aberman and I used an approach that seems to be both pragmatic and quite reliable.
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Information] Do you know if someone you know knows someone else you know?
    How are they linked?&# So our interview partners give us some information about their own links but also on the linkages between others. This is a question that makes mapping networks tricky, if you go beyond everyone’s immediate links. When doing Net-Maps, we normally ask: “Who is involved in XY? What do you think?
  • GOVERNANCE IN A NETWORKED WORLD  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [Information] Government 2.0 its not a digital divide but an e-paperwork divide!
    thought I would attend as some of the work I have been doing in the government space was leaning toward government agencies taking on a stronger facilitative role amongst their constituents, more so than being seen as a source of information and money. I attended an open forum on Government 2.0 last night in Sydney.
  • NEIGHBOURHOODS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [Information] Good legislation makes good neighbours?
    Ellickson explored the preference among rural neighbours for informal procedures and customs rather than legal measures to govern minor irritations such as cattle-trespass or boundary-fence disputes. Planning Resource announces a Scottish government consultation about hedge disputes, in an article by Matt Scotland (who else?). Question 1.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [Information] We Were Here: Amy's Story
    They were attempting to talk rationally about what needed to be done in light of the constant barrage of new and startling information about the pace of events precipitating climate change and what would be required to mitigate it and adapt to it. We Were Here Final Story. This is the final version of Andrew. Campbell and Amy. earlier post.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [Information] Social Networking Identity: A Cautionary Tale
    Interesting article, worth following some of the links for additional reference information: Leaving 'Friendprints': How Online Social Networks Are Redefining Privacy and Personal Security - Knowledge@Wharton. Among other topics, the conference addressed security and safety issues raised by the social networks. Fader.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [Information] Prescient Digital Media Study Finds Social Media Becoming More Mainstream on Corporate Intranet
    This is useful information for those who see enterprise 2.0, in part, as a realization of the promise of knowledge management and as adding better collaboration to a firm’s capabilities. Toby Ward recently sent me a copy of the Intranet Global Survey that I participated in. Toby is the CEO of Prescient Digital Media. capabilities.
  • ONLINE COMMUNITY REPORT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009
    [Information] Online Community Expert Interview: Chia Hwu, 23andMe
    Unless you decide to "share" DNA data with others (a process similar to friending on Facebook, but you are sharing your genetic profiles), there is no way to see your genetic information from looking at the Profile page. This week's Online Community Expert Interview is with Chia Hwu. These are all tools though, to build relationships.
  • SOCIAL SHAKERS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2008
    [Information] The 10 Most Popular Myths About Running A Social Networking Site
    You’ll feel utterly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information you need to absorb.  Our social networking software is helping hundreds of entrepreneurs, associations and corporations to build and grow their unique social networking sites. Social Networking sites is a different way of going about it. And that’s all. THIS time. 
  • SOCIAL SHAKERS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009
    [Information] Looking back…History of Internet
    found in  Jeremiah’s blog this really informative video about the past of technology. As my last post what’s about the future of technology, I thought that looking back is also appropriate. It explains how internet was born and what system across the globe where involved in its origins. Enjoy.
  • SOCIAL SHAKERS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
    [Information] MySpace gets new CEO from Facebook. Mark Z. are you worried?
    At worst there may be legal issues since it will be extremely difficult for him to continue to protect confidential Facebook information in his new job. continues to leak, off record, that   Owen Van Natta is in the final stages of becoming the new CEO of MySpace. But his hiring is leaving many scratching their heads nonetheless.
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
    [Information] Reciprocity in a Value Network
    It could indicate that people are interacting informally to try to manage infrastructure problems or unhelpful behaviors. Indicators and Metrics to Monitor and Predict Performance One of the most powerful benefits of value network modeling is the ability to monitor, predict and influence performance. Useful Questions 1. Is that a risk?
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Information] Do you know if someone you know knows someone else you know?
    How are they linked?&# So our interview partners give us some information about their own links but also on the linkages between others. This is a question that makes mapping networks tricky, if you go beyond everyone’s immediate links. When doing Net-Maps, we normally ask: “Who is involved in XY? What do you think?
  • NANCY WHITE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Information] 10th Anniversary of the OnlineFacilitation Group
    information about online conferences, volunteering opportunities, online  facilitation courses, or conversations about practice this was THE place  to be! During the last few years I have shifted my attention towards  online facilitation information and conversation available through blogs  and rss including your wonderful blog.
  • ELSUA  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – IBM Blogger Q&A
    First, an informal conversation (The Q&A part) with both Irene and Bob, to then continue with some demo time of several IBM technologies from the Enterprise Social Software space (Like IBM Lotus Connections v2.5 , Olympus , Sametime 3D and Beehive’s Honeybees ). On my latest blog post on the Enterprise 2.0 tell you. For all of us.
  • ELSUA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009
    [Information] Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day Two
    And that was how apparently at Lockheed Martin personal, non-work related, knowledge / information exchanges are not encouraged by the communities themselves; in fact, they self-regulate them out of the work environment. knowledge based enterprise will not thrive without social capital and those social, informal and trivial interactions.
  • ELSUA  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [Information] Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day Two (Continued …)
    (Continued … ) This is Part II from a previous blog post I have put together detailing some of the major highlights from Day Two from the Enterprise 2.0 conference event in Boston. And I will resume those very same highlights with the Launch Pad 2009 session detailed below: Launch Pad 2009. Thus CONGRATULATIONS, guys!!! space. My take?
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [Information] Mobilising people in social media: the #welovethenhs debate
    People who want to find similar stories can easily sort through the information that has been shared , and. There are, of course, limits to hashtags as a way of sorting information on Twitter , but for quickly escalating debates like this they are a useful way of showing the strength and weight  of opinion on a particular issue.
  • CHRIS CORRIGAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [Information] Information, attention and TaKeTiNa
    IN an information rich world, the wealth of information means the death of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence the wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Information] Built to Adapt
    Information technology is breaking boundaries yet again. But the company needed better access to customer information to streamline the process of moving a potential customer from merely dreaming about biking to actually owning one. But the task of retooling and transforming business processes is rife with formidable challenges.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Information] Book of the Week: Wiki Government
    Beth Noveck, professor of law and director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School, famous for her successful Peer to Patent project, has published a new book about the prospects for collaborative democracy. Book: Wiki Government. Beth Noveck. Brookings Institution Press, 2009. technologies. Web 2.0
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2009
    [Information] Creating a Resilient, Natural 'World of Ends' Economy
    information, ideas, perspectives (Internet) and communication/connectivity/collaboration services. One of Freedonia's first successes was its local energy co-op, which in just three years moved the entire community reliably off-grid for heat, electricity and water and provided information to other communities on how to do the same.
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
    [Information] Collect, consolidate, validate
    Step 2: Digest the information and draw a map of your new knowledge about this situation gathered through the interviews. We learn about the Net-Map method as we go and define it as we use it. For our research about fertilizer policy changes in Nigeria Noora Aberman and I used an approach that seems to be both pragmatic and quite reliable.
  • NEIGHBOURHOODS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [Information] Access to local statutory information
    Tags: Information and communication
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [Information] Socialcast Adds Broadcasting Capability to Enterprise Microsharing
    Last week Socialcast released a priority broadcast message capability that gives designated participants authority to elevate need-to-know messages to a community in real time, separating this information from regular traffic and denoting its importance. This post was co-written with Marcia Conner. nor is it an Oxymoron ).
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009
    [Information] Open hardware for health: what’s needed?
    Aggregate information on open hardware projects in global health to maximize participation and activity. Many of my thoughts and suggestions focus on the academic setting, but could readily be applied to the community at large. 1. There are many open source software projects in (global) healthcare, but far fewer hardware undertakings.
  • LIBRARY CLIPS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009
    [Information] Crowdsource support CoPs
    Now we can crowdsource and re-use information, but we lack workflow tools to manage and report calls. I’ve written in the past of a support team using CoP tools to ask questions (forums), share tips (blogs), list workarounds to processes (wikis)…in all everyone can learn off each other. Now what about the customer?
  • JOHN TROPEA - DELICIOUS COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] The Manager Who Thought He Could Create a Community | Sweettt.com (with triple T's)
    Episode 2 - Embracing Change Episode 1 - Walk Like a Minister Our Friends Log-in Sign-up Recover password Tags change communities firewall Information Flow Information Overload innovation Subscribe RSS 2.0 Sweettt.com - Episode 10 - Information Flow - Part 1 : Matt Simpson : no comments. Arent communities made of people? 
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] Distributed energy in Thailand and the Pacific Northwest
    This is an excerpt from a profile on Thai energy activist Chuenchom Sangarasri , which appeared in the Bangkok Post. Apart from mentioning the success of renewable energy efforts in Thailand, the article also has an interesting passage about the catastrophic failure of nuclear energy programs in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Why the trip?
  • JOHN TROPEA - DELICIOUS COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] Tim on Etienne (Part I: Learning in Practice)
    Information Sciences. Having a realistic attitude towards information, knowledge and change management 10.23 A league of its own, about the ontology of social sofware 10.22 Best paper at International Conference on Information Systems 08.15 The parts are based on Wenger ’s (1998) seminal work on communities of practice.
  • JOHN TROPEA - DELICIOUS COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] Telligent Releases an Integrated Suite of Collaboration Tools with High Powered Metrics | The AppGap
    With the use of social media within the enterprise a wealth of useful information about what people are doing and saying to each other is captured. Generally we do not do enough to harvest this information and Telligent is taking a big step in this direction. also dropped by their booth at the Enterprise 2.0 conference attendees.
  • JOHN TROPEA - DELICIOUS COMMUNITY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] NewsGator Offers Social Sites ™: A Comprehensive Enterprise Social Networking Suite | The AppGap
    The focus of Bills reviews: web-based business software that enables companies and individuals to better organize, track, and share information, as well as better manage projects, processes and workflows. So I was very pleased to see that they have greatly expanded their offering beyond RSS to a comprehensive suite of social networking tools.
  • EMODERATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] How to Engage Your Community - an interview with Angela Connor
    also formed a small group that I can approach with new ideas and to get inside information of what's happening deeply within the community trenches that I may not be aware of. This, the third in the series, will focus on how to create a community that engages and builds loyalty with users. First and foremost a community must be nurtured.
  • NEIGHBOURHOODS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] Clubs and informal play
    It's not easy trying to understand the social impact of perceived imbalances in a risk-averse, car-oriented, achievement-driven society, but given the power of those forces you'd expect the emphasis to be more on structure and less on informality. Kids go to organised sessions, kids play out together or hang out, kids stay home.
  • NEIGHBOURHOODS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] Local area data
    Tags: Information and communication Social policy
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2009
    [Information] Trusts, the Commons and Capitalism
    For more general information on land trusts in the US, see The Trust for Public Land. I was particularly delighted by this section because Barnes had independently hit upon a model I had developed as a reform proposal for our grievously mismanaged national forests. The book is not new, but still a must-read classic. Great review below.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Information] we were here
    They were attempting to talk rationally about what needed to be done in light of the constant barrage of new and startling information about the pace of events precipitating climate change and what would be required to mitigate it and adapt to it. BLOG We Were Here. Otto Scharmer of Presencing. So we try to ignore that dissonance. here".
  • NEIGHBOURHOODS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Information] Friends and screens
      Tags: Information and communication Neighbourhood relations Social capital Just in case there's a quiet period newswise, journalists know how to get religious leaders to say provocative things to kick off debates. It's not right to dump the blame or responsibility for any of these on young people.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Information] A critique of NGO’s role in Empire
    It is hard to know how much native support existed for the Western-funded revolutions, as media and information (especially if we can’t read Mongolian, Bulgarian, or Uzbeki) are produced by the same conglomerates. An excerpt from a cogent questioning of NGO’s role by Joan Roelofs. Why do they hate our kind hearts?
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
    [Information] Paul Fernhout: for a right meshwork between organic and industrial agriculture
    Despite the fact that evidence demonstrating organic agriculture’s productive potential has been steadily accumulating , there are still many voices holding out to industrial agriculture’s absolute superiority. For example, in these commentaries about Postapocalyptic Gardens on the IEET website (also here ). They can be grown most anywhere.
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
    [Information] Feedback on SharePoint Roadmap
    This volume doesn’t get caught up in the technology, although it is informed by it. Michael has done a huge amount of thinking about SharePoint, and it shows. This is one of the most insightful resources of SharePoint published to date, and it’s unique in it’s business focus. Read the full review on Column Two , James's blog.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
    [Information] Preparing for Civilization's Collapse: How Do We Create Community?
    It is in our nature, especially those of us who are reasonably self-knowledgeable and informed, not to want to be tied down. BLOG How Do We Create Community? M y friend Joe Bageant (who credits his son with the quote) says that "community is born of necessity". They've made their community work, for three centuries, because they had.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2009
    [Information] Michael Hardt: for a politics of the common
    Although the strategies of neoliberalism have been most visibly aimed at the privatization of the public, in terms of transport, services, or industries, it has equally involved the privatization of the common, such as oil in Uganda, diamonds in Sierra Leone, Lithium in Bolivia, and even the genetic information of the population of Iceland.
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
    [Information] Agility and Stability in a Value Network
    " Agility One indicator of network agility is how quickly information can move around the network. ” Degrees of separation, technically referred to as “distance” in a network is a measure of how quickly information can spread out across the network to reach all members. weak ties.
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Information] News Updates (July 31, 2009)
    On the other hand, User A submitted the information in good faith and had an expectation that the collective would respect the product he was working on. NewsGator Social Sites a Million. Other customers include two of the world’s top three banks, two of the top three U.S. pharmaceutical companies, three of the top seven U.S. Open-Xchange 6.10
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Information] Blog>> Paying Attention
    There’s a concept in the human factors engineering community called “attentional tunnelling&# that happens when you invest too much trust in an information channel, and stop paying attention to the cues in your surroundings – ie your situational awareness breaks down. —AP&#. &#8221
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Information] Open Sailing - an organic approach to homesteading the sea
    Open access to diverse, dynamic, geographically mapped condition and situation information could radically change the way we think about space, property, and the sense of place. The viability of the concept of homesteading at sea may be contingent on technologies that are still 50 years or more in the future. But the principle is promising.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Information] Objectivity without Transparency is Arrogance
    Nevertheless, objectivity — even as an unattainable goal — served an important role in how we came to trust information, and in the economics of newspapers in the modern age. We were told that bloggers have agendas, whereas journalists give us objective information. You can see this in newspapers’ early push-back against blogging.
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [Information] News Updates (July 30, 2009)
    Socialcast’s Broadcast Message was built to respect organizations’ management tiers while still providing an environment of collaboration and informational exchange while limiting email volume. Sidekick Sync. Mobile added integration between the Sidekick LX and Exchange Server. eXpresso Single Sign-On. Socialcast Message Broadcast. Email 3.0.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Information] Your World-Changing Story
    Not to persuade, but to inform, explore opportunities, find allies. Engage Obstructionists: I need to talk with politicians and business people I know and meet, show them I care, present them with new, objective information, and proffer positive, practical ideas. To become an exceptional and renowned story-teller. Deschooling society.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
    [Information] Will Television and Web Converge?
    This convergence means that the television in the living room will no longer be just a television, but it will be an "information" appliance. Here is an interesting debate from Stanford University on the convergence of the Web and Television. There are two people representing both sides. like the pro arguments better. think it will happen
  • DIGITAL HABITATS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [Information] The Book is Almost a Reality (so lots to do!)
    Add important information like how to contact us, our upcoming speaking and workshop schedules in case anyone wants to piggy back a book event. Image via Wikipedia. The manuscript is at our printer, Lightingsource. The cover is done. The index is done. But Digital Habitats is about to emerge. The tentative date is August 15, 2009.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [Information] The jobs we need, and those that we don’t
    P2P is there in many forms: from renaiscance of commons - based local economies to global sharing and development of information and designs, backed by enterprises who know how to be really economical.&#. It discusses necessary changes in lifestyles, including a shift in the types of ‘jobs’ we should be developing. losses.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [Information] Peer to peer science, network effects, and consilience
    The reason science absorbs local knowledge and not the other way around is because science is a machine we have invented to connect information. When a self-contained patch of information can be woven into a global consilience it increases the value of all parts. Wilson to indicate the unity of knowledge.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [Information] Are free ideas and Peak Oil compatible?
    But in the case of oil, the price of the resource itself is determined in the sphere of necessarily free ideas and information. As the resource rises in price, and the value of news falls, there will be two tiers of information about it–free and pricey. Will the market still work if the free information becomes worthless?&#.
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Information] News Updates (July 29, 2009)
    Phil proposes the "information - communication - collaboration" workflow analysis approach for determining which tools to use to support virtual teams. " A question I’m asked by many entrepreneurs, small business owners, and virtual team managers is. Government 2.0. Embracing Web 2.0 Virtual Team Technology. Note that his company does this).
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Information] Blog>> Memory and Infantilism
    He links much better than I did the role of KM in preserving organisational memory, and he shows quite clearly how information management (and metadata management) processes connect to this critical KM role. Jed Cawthorne has an excellent post following up on my July 20 post on NASA’s latest organisational memory failure.
  • NEIGHBOURHOODS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Information] Mile End Community Project's weekly Newsnite
    " The mood is informal as the boys relax on beanbags and sofas, downing cola and eating Doritos. Unlike Jeremy Paxman, the chair keeps contributors in order by shouting: "Shut up, man!" Participants are expected to come ready to discuss something they've seen in a newspaper or magazine, on TV, radio or the web.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [Information] Thomas Diener’s proposal for a FairWare system
    More information via FairWork GmbH. From an extensive discussion about the possibility of a infrastructure for Open Hardware stores, at the p2presearch mailing list. Thomas Diener: “I’ll can send a more structured text within the next few weeks but it will be in my very simple English. techn.
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [Information] 4th Annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey
    For more information, read Jane's blog post, 2009 Global lntranet Survey goes live! If you have any questions, please contact Jane McConnell directly for more information. The 4th annual Global Intranet Strategies Survey opened at the end of June and will stay open until August 31. The key themes this year are: The workplace. Search.
  • EMODERATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [Information] Maine's New Law Prevents Use of Personal Information from Minors
    Privo and Ypulse have recently alerted us to a new law enacted in Maine USA that bans the use of personal information about minors for marketing purposes. The law’s definition of parental consent includes authorization for future collection, use, and disclosure of the minor’s personal information. Here I’m quoting both sources.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
    [Information] Len Krimerman on solidarity and subjectivity
    As part of the larger pool of contributions to ZNet’s Reimagining Society debate, Len Krimerman discusses the Solidarity Economy movement at length. This article is well worth reading in full for its strategic assessment and recommendations. In that new and empowering story, we would view. link]. chapter 5.). link].
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
    [Information] News Updates (July 27, 2009)
    Sean outlines the benefits of using Twitter-like capabilities inside the enterprise. " The key benefit to implementing microblogging withing your organizations is collaboration. I am a firm believer that any tool that gets your organization “talking” and sharing information is a good thing. Benefits of "Enterprise Twitter". From Email to IM.
  • FRESHNETWORKS   |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
    [Information] Twitter 101 – a guide to Twitter for business
    But I would suggest an additional stage that builds on this information. Image by futurowoman via Flickr. This week has seen Twitter launch Twitter 101 ; a guide for businesses of how to use Twitter. The guide itself is part a how-to guide, part an explanation of what Twitter is and part a set of ideas and examples. Some more reading.
  • ENDLESS KNOTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
    [Information] "Getting off the email hamster wheel"
    And, sugest that you read Gil's post where he reviews Mike Song, Vicki Halsey, and Tim Burress's book, The Hamster Revolution , apparently about information overload and, yes, email management. Even if Gil Yehuda's post were awful (it's anything but), I'd still want to blog it just for this title. OK, a few people (loud clearing of throat).which
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
    [Information] The six discontinuities of human evolution and the participatory universe
    “Physics gives rise to observer-participancy; observer-participancy gives rise to information; information gives rise to physics.&# Information, on the other hand, lacks physicality. Yet, we have come to see that life, even our own life, is a pattern of intangible information, rather than material form.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [Information] Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: July 25, 2009
    is (among other things) how nature conveys information. Take advantage of collaborative technologies, especially those offering shared communication and information. The Future of RSS Feed Readers: An interesting discussion of how we're learning to cope with information overload. participation, engagement and collaboration".
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [Information] The Solidarity Economy and the Commons: report from the Graz “Solcom” workshop
    More Information (ToC of the presentations): Ana Dubeux: Incubation, concrete examples of Solidarity Economy in Brazil. A report by Andreas Exner : “On 2.-3. July, a workshop on Solidarity Economy was held in Graz, Austria. Organized by Andreas Exner (www.social-innovation.org) and Bernhard Mark- Ungericht (Univ. Graz, Dep.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [Information] Onset Bay Blues Festival 2009
    For information and directions contact the Onset Bay Association website. I have gone to the last three Onset Bay Blues Festivals and greatly enjoyed them. plan to attend the 2009 festival on August 1. Here is my review of Onset Bay Blues Festival 2006 and Onset Blues Festival 2007. Onset Blues Festival 2008 - Part Two - Lynnwood Slim.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [Information] Just Breathe
    Most of our information processing -- probably 99% or more -- is unconscious, somatic. mutual survival and advantage, then you could imagine that our brains were evolved merely as information processing tools to look after these containers' residents' needs, as detection systems. BLOG Just Breathe. visualization. inhale. exhale.
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [Information] Recommended Books
    The Wealth of Networks: How Social Markets Transform Production and Freedom , Yochai Benkler, Yale University Press, 2006 The Rise of the Network Society (The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Volume 1), 2 nd Edition , Manuel Castells, Wiley-Blackwell, 2000. The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture. Mark C.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009
    [Information] Technological determinism vs. human choice
    The current “new economy&# of information and communication is a thin layer that resides upon a very hearty industrial economy that is not going away. Where is the source for the wisdom to discern the difference between the inevitable stages of technological development and the volitional forms that are up to us?
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [Information] News Updates (July 24, 2009)
    It can’t make people share information. Huddle also partners with social networks like LinkedIn, Ning and Facebook to scrape contact information and allow sharing across a greater number of people. CorasWorks Department Dashboard. CorasWorks released Department Dashboard, a collaboration solution for departments using SharePoint.
  • CHRIS CORRIGAN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [Information] The essence of an Art of Hosting workshop
    Some are full – without any plenary speakers, there is a lot of information that has been shared and created. My friend Tenneson Woolf sent along a glimpse of the wholeness that is an Art of Hosting gathering. Tenneson and I work a lot together doing these things, and this is the best version of what happens over four days: 1. Arrival.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [Information] The status of open government efforts in the U.S.
    Making sense of huge piles of raw information used to require a degree in computer science, a university lab mainframe’s worth of circuits, and an awful lot of time. And these efforts tend to have rocky rollouts, for the simple reason that you often don’t realize what information you’re missing until you start asking for it. problems.
  • EVOLVING WEB  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [Information] Every Task is Sacred
    There simply isn’t enough information there to let me make a decision. Post 11 of the Personal Kanban series. One of the primary goals of a kanban is to make value explicit. When you spend your time doing something, you should see some reward – even if the task is vedging out and the reward is relaxation. But, let’s think about this a bit. 
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [Information] Three scenarios for post Peak-Oil societies
    This dramatic change in national priorities will require the provision of public information. The following is an excerpt from MuseLetter #186, published in October 2007, by Richard Heinberg. However, the content, 3 scenarios for the future, is still timely. Text: Powerdown Revisited. That in turn means that society will be less mobile.
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [Information] Measuring Resilience in a Value Network
    Resilience requires the right balance of formal structure to informal knowledge sharing. On the other hand few informal interactions could indicate a low level of trust and information sharing. Metrics are made simple with the Comprehensive Reports function in the ValueNetwork.com application.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [Information] How proprietary software could kill Obama’s health reform
    For the first time, all the different doctors involved in a patient’s care could work from the same chart, using electronic medical records, which drew data together in one place, ensuring that the information was not lost or garbled. Phillip Longman: “Consider this tale of two hospitals that have made the digital transition.
  • ENDLESS KNOTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [Information] They knew and didn't tell us? Outrageous
    It took filing under the Freedom of Information Act, by the way, to force the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to release the report. Thanks, again, to Matt Richtel for the excellent reporting on the dangers of driving while talking. Hands free or not. Makes no difference.
  • EVOLVING WEB  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [Information] The Task Based Personal Kanban Approach in Detail
    Let’s say that each of these tasks is going to involve several days of information exchange with others. This is post 10 in Jim Benson’s Personal Kanban series. Imagine you have a number of tasks that need completing, and you need to visualize the state of each task. In a traditional kanban, you’d have a problem.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
    [Information] Paula Thornton on How Knowledge Must Be Applied
    First she breaks down the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom continuum. There is so much overlap here as tom Davenport also remarked as Paula quotes, “I resist making this distinction, because it’s clearly imprecise…for years people have referred to data as ‘information’. person had to put the information into the useful action.
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Information] The Colonization of our Hearts, Minds, and Bodies
    The inhabitants are coopted, imprisoned or killed, after they're tortured for information and to force compliance. It's a great metaphor about the struggle to be nobody-but-ourselves. If we aren't nobody-but-ourselves, if we are everybody-else, how did we get that way? What is the process of colonization? That process is obviously social.
  • NET-MAP TOOLBOX  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Information] Search it in the library, ask the librarian (or ask everyone)?
    Because a library (and even more so the internet) is a place where thousands and thousands of sources of information sit next to each other on shelves, not really indicating which ones are crucial. What does that mean? But, chances are, you get your answer. And I was wowed again when I listened to it the second time.
  • CHRIS CORRIGAN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Information] Holding questions
    Short-term and specific?  Neither?  Are there subsets of questions?  What is the role of community in organizations? What are the essential practices of hosting that can be taught? How do we build relational fields between people? What are the ways I can express myself in song? How can I use body practice more in my work and life?
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Information] Supporting Value Networks
    Short-term methods of facilitation are meetings and formal or informal communication. A Supportability Model by Judith McCrory and Oliver Schwabe Senior Value Network Analyst, Judith McCrory Supportability is the capability of being supported; endurable; maintainable.” “Are all roles and interactions systematically supported?”
  • HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [Information] An Incessant and Dissonant Whispering in my Ear
    It is attuned to the millions of bits of subconscious information my body processes every second. BLOG Both Me. here are two "me's" warring for control of my body and my mind. They're getting farther apart in what they think I should do, and be. Just when I think one of them is getting close to winning out, the other roars back. Have fun.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [Information] GreenXchange: creation of an open design/patent commons
    Some of these innovations were posted on Nike’s website, though there was no way to determine who was using this information, or how. Third, unpatented discoveries or information may be contributed to the network through a “know-how registry.&# Reuters reports on an important development.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009
    [Information] Call for papers - P2P energy production and distribution
    More information here at [link]. Call for papers on P2P energy production and distribution via our Greek friend Vasilis Kostakis. Re-Public is bilingual and welcomes english-language articles. Send your articles (around 1500 words) in odt or doc format to issue editor Vasilis Kostakis at: kostakis.b AT gmail.com.
  • MICHAEL SAMPSON - CURRENTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009
    [Information] News Updates (July 20, 2009)
    Allow team members to post information about themselves to My Sites so that fellow employees can get to know each other a bit more personally. StoragePoint. StoragePoint released a set of adapters that allow SharePoint content to be stored outside of SharePoint. Enjoy! OneNote 2010 Mobile. Syncs whole notebooks. Syncs directly to the cloud.
  • VALUE NETWORKS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009
    [Information] From Pitchforks to Profits: Overcoming Public Attitudes about Business in the Post Financial Crisis Era Part 1
    Jonathan Low Effective Value Networks are grounded in a deep appreciation of the social aspects of wealth creation, intangibles and intangible asset management. Part 1 describes the decline in reputational factors. Part 2 provides suggestions for ways to move forward. ” U.S. Reputations take years to build, but a moment to destroy.
  • P2P FOUNDATION  |  SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
    [Information] A critique of the arcology model
    Without them, arcology doesn’t work and, in fact, the nodal arcologies are largely redundant to them because they are premised on notions about the roles of urban space that aren’t necessarily so relevant in the Information Age. have long been a fan of the arcology and find the Soleri model of the future logical and compelling.
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