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The community is the guru

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I told them that instead I consider myself more like somebody in the land of the blind. Here are some of my musings.   Gurus are dangerous.

ELIZA's grandchildren

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Natural language processing has come a long way. One popular application is in chat bots. A current state-of-the-art chatbot is Jabberwacky. Although

Social capital/ism

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Last Thursday, Noreena Hertz gave a talk at the "debate temple" LUX in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The end of the ultra-free market dogma.

Argumentation support: who cares?

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Argumentation support tools aim to create structured maps of arguments that aid sensemaking in a particular problem domain. Who is going to use them?

Visualizing workflows and business processes

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is the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems.  allows one to analyze business processes using event logs.

Collaboration Space: The Final Frontier?

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Collaboration is hot. However, in all the surrounding excitement and hype about flashy social media, abundant communication, and innovative co-creation processes, we almost seem to forget the key role of "space" in allowing people to fruitfully work together. Social media are only the tip of the collaboration technology iceberg.

Open access: The grey zone

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Open access publications are very important for promoting knowledge sharing, innovation, collaboration, and so on. Many research publications are still proprietary, however, and hidden behind high copyright walls. I think we should all strive for open-access publications wherever possible. Now, where's the grey zone? link].

Portals as Community Hubs

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The main project I have been working on since last September is as the leader of the implementation of the student web portal of Tilburg University.

Back in business

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Since last August, this blog has been silent. This does not mean that I have been out of action, far from it. To be continued.

Saving Web 2.0 from itself?

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On September 18, Andrew Keen gave the Incubate Innovation Lecture. Incubate is an annual independent culture festival in Tilburg. Keen is a well-known web entrepreneur and web critic. In 1995 he founded Audiocafe.com and built it into a popular first generation Internet music company. related phenomena. don't work. Copy-protection makes money.

Birth of a portal

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On September 30, the Tilburg University student portal was launched. The portal seems to have been enthusiastically received by both the students (the end users) and the information suppliers (such as faculties, service departments, and student associations) who own the portlets that make up the portal. The portal is of, for, and by the students.

Vulnerable societies and communities?

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Last Wednesday morning, a water main broke down, leaving the whole of Tilburg without water for a couple of hours. Of course, in theory we all already know how dependent modern mass society is on, normally invisible, infrastructure like roads, utilities, and the Internet. It made me think: what are the "water mains" of communities?

My music communities

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Among my research interests are tool systems. I want to know how (communities of) users combine different tools to support complex workflows, often leading to usage patterns very different from those originally intended by the tool designers. Already for quite a while I have been a subscriber to Last.Fm , the “social music revolution” site. Last.Fm

Simple is beautiful

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Since yesterday, I am the happy owner of an Asus Eee laptop. No, it's not yet another machine with more cycles, megabytes, and features. Rather, the philosophy is "less is more" My version is the 4G-SURF : it has only a 7" display, 512 Mb RAM, and 4 Gb (solid state) harddisk. However, the beauty is exactly in these limitations.

The Summer of '93: The Struggle for Clayoquot Sound

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In 1993, the 'Clayoquot Land Use Decision' was made by the British. Columbia provincial government to permit the logging of the majority of. the remaining old growth forest in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island. arrests. Most of these people were sentenced for criminal contempt of. differences and strong opposition. field of community informatics.

The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The time flew by.

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6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. I prefer to talk to my customers face to face. Customers just complain online.

2016 124

The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Elsua

. On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry. Till now. That search is now over. Every time.

2017 90

Writing as Giving

Alchemy of Change

We make our writing a gift when it comes from the heart rather than from the ego. Featured Soul

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2016 99

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

Let’s see it…. Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – Nothing else. So, let’s go ahead and do it! . Hallo? Yikes!

2016 100

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Let’s tame it. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release? Strong visual branding (colours and logos, and header images).

2015 154

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently.

2017 65

Medusa and the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Alchemy of Change

A horrifying nightmare leads to a new understanding of the story of Medusa, as metaphor for the evolution of human consciousness. Featured Soul

2016 89

Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. Scary, illuminating, real. Viva La Big Data. In Your Email.

2016 122

Advanced Social Media Course – August Sydney 2015

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Looking for an advanced social media course in Sydney ? Look no further! August 3rd-5th 2015. Earlybird ends beginning of July. Really? Shares.

2015 143

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares How to write a #socialmedia strategy for Gov, Organisations. Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Who, what , why etc.

2015 151

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Elsua

And I guess, after all of this time, I am now ready to put together this article to explain why not and what I am doing instead. Yikes! times? You see?

2016 95

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In this blab session we looked at low cost or free tools for VAs, online businesses and medium size businesses. Schedule multi platform updates. p xxx.

2015 130

Teamwork Needs Healthy Friction to Collaborate and Get Work Done More Effectively

Elsua

. Who would have thought something so relatively simple and mundane as food would be the glue for your team(s) to work together more effectively?

2016 83

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Elsua

We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. It’s in our genes.

2016 96

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Elsua

. Can you have too many conversations at work? To quote: . More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0) At all. Ah-ha!

2016 87

Becoming a Successful Socially Integrated Enterprise – The Long Journey

Elsua

So, let’s see it: . What’s your purpose? . Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them. Building a solid library of use cases.

2016 83

The Illusion of Control

Elsua

that is, the workforce. workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. It’s not our job to worry about that.

2016 83

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. Well except when it wasn’t. And unusual. Or a Coke.

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Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

Apparently, it is way easier to blame them (or others!), Seriously, why do we keep doing that? We will just go ahead and keep blaming the tools. Again.

2016 70

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Elsua

If that deck doesn’t convince otherwise, I don’t know what would, frankly. Really good work! . Thus without much further ado, let’s get down to it:

2016 68

When Context Transcends Change Management

Elsua

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? That hurts. A lot!

2016 70

‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’. Fact and truth.

2017 64

16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates. Notice the bubble on its own, top left corner? Follow List.

2014 129

Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing. I pay about 100 bucks a year for Dropbox. Not sure why. That’s 0.06%.

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