How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools


and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

One book at the top of the pile was Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: Choosing the Right Tools and Resources to Fit Your Needs. Rawn is best practices lead in the Social Software Enablement team in IBM Software Group. SlideShare), social network (e.g.,

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MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?

Community Capers

At the moment I think this is our most advanced contribution to the debate about whether social networking is a time waster or a new social phenomenon that can advance human activity. Some members act as e-facilitators or braiders who help to shape the argument, provide interim summaries and change the direction of the discussion (Preston, 2002; Preston & Holmes, 2002; Cuthell, 2005). Online socialization and formulation of online identities. 2002).

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. link] Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship danah m. We chose not to employ the term "networking" for two reasons: emphasis and scope. Not all social network sites began as such.

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'Flocking' behavior lands on social networking sites -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

SOCIAL NETWORKING Top social networking sites Total unique visitors in August (from home, work, college). Social networking site users (as a percentage of total Internet audience): Growth of social networking sites Total unique visitors: Source: comScore Media Metrix By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY The interconnected web of our friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances may dominate our lives more than we know.

Launch of the Enterprise Social Network Strategy report: what senior executives REALLY think about social networks inside the organization

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Today we are releasing our next major report, which distils - through unattributed verbatim quotes - what senior executives REALLY think about social networks inside organizations. Download the Executive Insights into Enterprise Social Networking Strategy report.

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Facebook talks like a pirate. Movember and online community rituals

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Ahoy Me Hearties: One of the tasks our online community managers undertake with clients (PR or Marketing agencies, or companies) is to build out a Social Media Conversation Diary – a list of tasks and engagement activities to keep online community members entertained and loyal.

Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

and social media. Read more at Going Social Now more about Shiv Stories by Shiv Singh Practical Strategies for Creating a Successful Intranet [1 Comment] Value-Driven Intranet Design [3 Comments] Making Knowledge Management Work on your Intranet [2 Comments] A Web 2.0

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The Difference between a Social Network Site, a Social Graph Application and a Social OS

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life Truth, Justice and the Pursuit of Excellent Software Navigation for Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - The Difference between a Social Network Site, a Social Graph Application and a Social OS Content Sidebar Footer August 30, 2007 @ 09:18 AM Comments [6] The Difference between a Social Network Site, a Social Graph Application and a Social OS Recently someone at work asked me if I thought social networking on the Web was a fad.

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Two Brazilian Net-Map studies: Fair Trade and Cotton

Net-Map Toolbox

Can innovation networks successfully be created to increase the access of family farms to cotton innovations and markets? 1) Fair trade networks : organization, relationship and values. 2) Cotton : networks, technology and environment.

2015 127

Learning to Change - Changing to Learn


Last week one of folks I follow in Twitter, John Hovell , shared a link to perhaps one of the most thought-provoking, controversial, enlightening and spot on YouTube video links I can remember since I started getting exposed to social software back in 2002!

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The Machine Is Us/ing Us - Transcending the Web


No, I am not going away any time soon, nor quitting any of the already existing social tools I have been using for a while. Starting with a YouTube video which, to me, represents something I have been mentioning as far back as 2002 with regards to what Web 2.0

2009 130

Work The Web


How many times have you heard already, and over the last few months specially, how Social Computing (And social software along with social networking for that matter!) IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

2009 151

NLC2016 Hotseat notes: Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference 2016 Hotseat was a much quieter affair than the first, but none the worse for that. The topic, facilitated by Sonia Livingstone was – Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning . Sonia posted 4 topics for us to discuss: Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. 1996) Cutting the Network.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

He is still doing films and social business has helped to remain open to new ideas. So he has been using a Web-based community for new talent since 2002. Kevin was also the Executive Producer of the Social Network.    They have a social media aggregator. 

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Network Weaving 101 (redux)

TNT - The Network Thinker

One of the basic building blocks of weaving networks is "closing of triangles". A triangle exists between three people in a social network. The above was taken from a June 23, 2006 post of mine on the Network Weaving blog.

Building Social Business: 5 Skills for Online Community Managers

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. They are distinct from "social networks" which are the relationships that you have with people you know or you get to know.

Trends in the Living Networks: Economics of Social Media - the role of Hollywood

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It’s now the third session, Social Media meets Hollwood. The session was primarily about how mainstream media is complemented by social media, by building conversations about broadcast programs and among their viewers, and also how they are now creating social networks in their own right.

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“The Googlization of Everything” (Kim Sbarcea, ThinkingShift)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lots of different social networks on the Internet. creates a new way of enabling social networks. gave up an article out of date re United Airlines from 2002 on bankruptcy. can shape public identity through social networks. - has to be a building of trust between people through social networks. Kim Sbarcea is talking about the The Googlization of Everything. Twitter, Flickr.

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Executing Enterprise 2.0: Dachis Group Acquires Headshift


Fast forward to 2002 … where you will find a very interesting paper ( On the nonsense of Knowledge Management ) that James Dellow quoted along in the current discussion as one of the very few folks who connected the dots across time between both discussions.

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Green Chameleon » Cognitive Workout Coming Up

Green Chameleon

I’ve attended it probably four different times since Dave first ran it in Singapore back in 2002 or 2003. Cross, Andrew Parker, Rob Cross: The Hidden Power of Social Networks: Understanding How Work Really Gets Done in Organizations Theodore Zeldin: Conversation: How Talk Can Change Our Lives © 2006-2008 Straits Knowledge.

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Needle in a Haystack

TNT - The Network Thinker

We focus on networks for good. Unfortunately, others on this planet build networks of crime and terror. These networks are soon caught in a dance of stealth vs. exposure. Since "social network analysis" was a foreign term to most journalists, they started Googling.

leadernetwork wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Network

leadernetwork FrontPage Search wiki: Home Edit page Log in Add features Help Welcome to our living bibliography on leadership networks. Here is a free online network survey tool you can use to run your own network mapping project. June, 2002. Winter 2002).

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Building Social Business: What Is Social Collaboration in an Organization

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. and then ends with the question: Given this logic, what does social collaboration mean? collaboration social

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Building Social Business: Connecting, Sharing and Collaborating

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. All these three stages are rooted in the " social object " of the community formed by the above steps.

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Blog networking study: establishing and maintaining relations via blogging


This post is part of the series describing the results of the study of blogger networking practices. 2002) to propose that communication includes relational aspects as well as information exchange. According to Nardi affinity is achieved through activities of social bonding - touching, eating and drinking together, sharing experiences in a common space and informal communication - that make people feel connected with each other. 2002).

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Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One of my most popular index lists is the list of companies that provide White Label Social Networking solutions , in fact there’s over 60 in that space. These tools may have social networking features, that’s optional, but should certainly scale to it.

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Building Social Business: The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. At 2020 Social , we use a simple Engagement Architecture framework for designing social platforms, including online communities. One of the key parts of the framework is the 7 types of social roles are lurker, learner, connector, moderator, organizer, teacher, super-user.

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Trends in the Living Networks: The many varieties of networks in business: Net Work - A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Anklam has broken new ground by bringing together diverse perspectives and case studies into a deeply practical guide to creating value in networks.” Net Work both provides a deep understanding of the nature of networks, and also practical steps on how to tap their value.

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Network Roundtable: Building Collaborative Teams

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

He is CEO of consulting firm Advanced Human Technologies , based in Sydney and San Francisco, and Chairman of Future Exploration Network , a global events and consulting firm specializing in the future of business.

2007 38

Facebook-like status updates coming to the office - San Jose Mercury News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Social media — complete with Facebook-like status updates, profile pages and networks of social connections — is coming to your office cubicle. And thats what some aspects of social media do.

Stowe Boyd: Building Social Applications at Climb to the Stars (Stephanie Booth)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Questions to play ball with: What makes social applications social (or not) How can we make applications more social? What are the common factors in successful social applications? Social hours spent on the internet are hours not spent watching TV (steph-note: yep!)

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Finding, Locating, Discovering

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

His main points: Social networks have dramatically expanded our network of contacts. And, while social networks enable social search in theory, and information does come to us; we are experiencing filter failure (Clay Shirky’s term) in a big way. There’s a mismatch between the information that comes to me and what I need that means that I can’t rely solely on our social networks. 2002 ?????????“help 2002 ?????????“help

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Who Knows What? | Compliance Building

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Log In Compliance Building Doug Cornelius on compliance and business ethics Home Subscribe About About Me About This Website Publications LinkedIn to My Facebook on My Blog Online Networking for Lawyers Online Social Networking: Is It a Productivity Bust or Boon for Law Firms? SlideDeck:Social Media and Compliance View more presentations from Doug Cornelius. The answer, we think, is to use social-computing tools.&#

Life With Alacrity: Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Venture Capitalist Jeff Nolan relates similar concerns: "It strikes me that the social networking theory holds that the more volume you have, the bigger your network will become by introducing degrees of separation roughly along the lines of Metcalfes Law.

2008 38

Green Chameleon » How to be a KM Guru #2

Green Chameleon

Shouldn’t we rather be expecting more intellectual ability from the people who lead our billion-dollar businesses, and make decisions affecting the livelihoods and welfares of hundreds of thousands of people, not to mention the social, economic and environmental impact of their actions?

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Green Chameleon » Snake Oil

Green Chameleon

Knowledge is socially produced and exhibited at scales beyond the individual, it gets embedded and implied in many kinds of human artefact (this is not the same as being encoded or made tacit), and it can be constructed spontaneously in response to specific contexts in apparently random ways.

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How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this. The blog made the network visible. Visual Meetings Arrives at The Grove

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

My Strategic Visioning Collaborators Ive included this photo album of some of the people in The Groves associate network that use our facilitation and Strategic Visioning methods integrally in their work.   You need to have a large network of people who will buy whatever you write.

SocialText Putting A Little Social Into.Enterprise Wikis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The upgrades are designed to put a little “social&# into the enterprise (and to sidestep, as much as possible, the recently relaunched Google Sites , a direct competitor). reply Chris Yeh - April 17th, 2008 at 7:08 am PDT Sam (Lawrence) must still be sleeping–otherwise, I’m sure he would have pointed out that Jive Software’s latest ClearSpace release already includes a personalized dashboard and social networking.

CoPs 101 " ThinkingShift

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I’ve been working with CoPs since 2002 in the same organisation. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) Big Brother and CoPs The Digital Continuum: Social failings of all MMOs 3 Responses so far » 1 creativespark said, December 9, 2008 @ 8:21 am Oh, thanks for this.

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Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks : a conceptual framework

John Tropea - Delicious Community

communities and networks: a conceptual framework. communities and networks: a conceptual framework. Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: a conceptual framework 3. 2 Communities and networks 9. Two aspects of the social fabric of learning 10. Community and network as development processes 12. Complementarity of community and network structures 12. 4 Cycles of value creation in networks and communities 19. 2002).

Green Chameleon » A Brief History of Arrangement

Green Chameleon

Born in the same year (1707), Linnaeus and Buffon occupied very different social stations, sat at opposite ends of Europe, and set out opposing positions on the ordering and arrangement of knowledge about species. This vision was brought to fruition in post-revolutionary France right at the end of the eighteenth century when Dominique Denon reorganized the collections of the Louvre on historical principles (Blom 2002).

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