The “Local Tail” Exposes What's Hidden Right Next to Us

Alchemy of Change

Imagine what happens if an when they figure out how to tie in local merchants into a distributed network of local showrooms and fulfillment centers. This article was originally posted March 6, 2005.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Renee Blodgett on Cimmunications and Marketing

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. When I spoke to her in 2005, Renee said that she started quietly blogging over a year ago, under a pseudo name.  Blogging was a fabulous way for them to connect and network with others, professionally and socially. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging.

Trending Sources

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear. It’s been my single, most important social networking tool of them all!

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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. I wrote a bit about the 2005 Jam that drew 52,000 IBM employees. SlideShare), social network (e.g.,

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Knowledge Networks

Net-Map Toolbox

Steve Borgatti is my all time favorite Social Network Analysis author. I found this brief text about the meaning of different network structures for knowledge sharing and he does a good job of explaining how you can quantify the quality of a connection by looking at it’s multiplexity (do these two people just share knowledge or do they have more than one different link). He concludes: “In sum, dense, core/periphery networks are very efficient at spreading knowledge.

Technology: Iraqi bloggers

Joitske Hulsebosch

Cecile Landman and Jo van der spek wrote about the work with Iraqi bloggers for the incommunicado conference in Amsterdam in June 2005. By linking to every blogger, mailing and chatting, streamtime has started to work as a real network.

Communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is a webcast with a presentation by Verna Allee on value creating network. She distinguishes CoPs from knowledge networks since CoPs have a shared domain, a joint enterprise flowing from a joint understanding of the practice, which comes from within.

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Culture and how it will influence CoPs

Joitske Hulsebosch

People of highly collectivist national cultures tend to find their identity in their social network, so would easily identify with a CoP but keep their other strong social identities. The last onion: how might national cultural dimensions influence the functioning of a CoP in that country?

Collaborative Thinking: Build Your Companys Receptor Capacity

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting thought since it deals so much about how organizations are wired at the people level (culture, social, relationships, teams, communities, networks), and especially external connections (e.g.,

Technology: ICT, poverty and development

Joitske Hulsebosch

In July I was in Ghana to work with a network on ICT for development called GINKS ) and met Janet Kwami, an interesting researcher for the London School of Economics and Political Science. Actually similar to looking for existing informal networks.

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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Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

Convofy works within the privacy and security of a company network and, as the web site says it, “promotes a culture of sharing and open discussion which fosters deeper engagement by everyone involved.” The firm behind Convofy is Scrybe founded in 2005 and funded by Adobe Ventures.

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Take that, Gladwell: Vinegar, onions, social networks, and soccer nuts a revolution do make

Endless Knots

"They fused their secular expertise in social networks with a discipline culled from religious movements and combined the energy of soccer fans with the sophistication of surgeons. Ahmed Maher, a 30-year-old civil engineer and a leading organizer of the April 6 Youth Movement, first became engaged in a political movement known as Kefaya , or Enough, in about 2005. 90% people, 10% technology Cell phones Egypt Facebook Social networking Twitter

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?


Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Where else are you going to host conversations of stuff that matters to you and your community where you would want to own it and facilitate it with your various social networks?

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Practical examples: the knowledge sharing approach of the United Nations Development Programme

Joitske Hulsebosch

In the km4dev journal there was an article by Kim Henderson on the knowledge sharing approach of UNDP based on CoPs or knowledge networks. The first CoPs were established in 1999 in some of the priority thematic areas of UNDP, currently there are 20 knowledge networks with between 300-2300 members each, corresponding to the strategic goals. The networks serve for sharing experiences and good practices, and for discussion of substantive issues.

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Practical example: Thailand

Joitske Hulsebosch

David Mould has posted something in with regard to his experiences with communities of practice in Thailand: [link] I recognised especially his important point about the extensive social networks (from the countries I worked in), which are very effective in getting questions and answers across. I wonder about the differences; the social networks are not typically centered around a certain practice.

Practical example: UNDP in India

Joitske Hulsebosch

The UN platform lends the site impartiality and network moderators who are respected in their own fields and provide lots of encouragement. Steve Glovinsky from UNDP reported in com-prac about the communities of practice for development practitioners in India. The communities are across organisations. Even though he anticipated cultural resistance this did not occur.

Practical example: using technology to work with ICT4DJamaica

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm working with ict4djamaica ; a network of organisations working in the field of ICT for development in Jamaica to assist them in the development of a sustainability strategy. I'm doing this from the Netherlands, without traveling to Jamaica. It a bit of an experiment and I'm surprised how easy things seem to flow and fit together so far.

Practical example: analysis questions for a community of practice of ICT4D trainers

Joitske Hulsebosch

Amongst the main topics of the assessment were (starting from the basics of domain, community and practice): Work profile Knowledge areas Group identity in terms of expertise Ease with technologies and languages Existing networks/informal networks Interest in a community of practice and to play certain roles in the community We did lots of brainstorming and thinking, as well as a pretest of the survey in Zambia.

Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks. More than ten years ago in 2005 in his ‘ Introduction to Connective Knowledge’ (revised in 2007) Stephen Downes wrote of diversity as a key principle of ‘knowing’ networks. Source of image.

Blog Cases from 2005: Jim McGee on Knowledge Work

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Jim felt there was something about the simplicity of a blog and its ability to plug you into a network that promises to make some significant progress on the real problems of knowledge management. Jim said in 2005 that blogs can operate in parallel to enterprise knowledge management. In 2005 Jim expressed some very advanced ideas that have been picked up by others.

Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

On Friday I attended Driving Business Excellence With Formal, Global Networks led by Dan Ranta , Director of Knowledge Sharing, ConocoPhillips. He said that knowledge accumulates in networks and their firm has a matrix organization.   They now have 150 networks of excellence. The first few were launched in 2005. These networks were built on trust and relationships, not technology. Networks are open to all employees, not just group members.

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. The title of her keynote was Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning , which she framed around the question ‘Do we need other ways to think about networked learning space?’.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Roland Tanglao on Bryght, Drupal and More

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. When we spoke in 2005, his well known blog was also listed in the Technorati top 100 blogs in terms of the number of sites that link to him with over 1700 incoming sources and over 2,000 links.   He was working as a software developer for Nortel Networks and saw blogs as another fun IT tool to explore. In 2005 it was primarily addressed to power blog users.

Blog Cases from 2005: Tim Jarrett on Technology, Music, and More

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. When we spoke in 2005, Tim Jarrett had recently relocated to the east coast in August, 2004. When we spoke in 2005, the blog had far and away exceeded all Tim’s expectations. By its nature, then, when we spoke in 2005 Tim’s blog had always been personal rather than about a company or connecting with customers.

Blog Cases from 2005: Cesar Brea on Marketing, Analytics, and More

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. When we spoke Cesar in 2005 wrote a blog under his name through the Harvard Berkman Center.   Rather, the stuff he has posted helped reinforce positive progress in business development efforts he pursued through traditional means, mostly referrals and networking Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Given that I am still asked if there is money in online communities, I thought it would be interesting to look at how much revenue makes since they started in 2005. 2005 – $166,000 in sales. revenue Monetization online community social media social network

Understanding the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social Networks are like topic tables at a conference luncheon. Social networks allow members to organize around a person’s relationships or interests, rather that just focused on topic. I’ve been writing my business plan and explaining my own view on networking.

Networking Action » Blog

Networking Action

Networks & Change Global Action Networks Types of Change Success Competencies About Steve Waddell Roles Areas of Expertise Who Steve Works With Colleagues Contact NetworkingAction Events Event Calendar Publications General Other Books & Chapters in Books Other Publications, Reports and Presentations Publications by Others Working Papers Blog Net Dev Change Learning Leadership Policy/ad. Game-Changer Strategic Mapping Tool for Networks? 2005).

Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Since 2005, Laurel has been teaching online community management at the University of Sydney and she has been managing virtual communities since 1989. Looking for a very indepth Facebook class?

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Citizens reporters get paid by bloggers


From Robin Good's latest news: Citizen Reporting Offers Opportunities To Talented Bloggers: The Creative Reporter Network Pays For Your News Tips : Creative Weblogging has just launched a new service called Creative Reporter allowing readers to contribute tips, news, pointers and full articles to its thematic network of blogs. Grassroots reporters uploading content to the Creative Weblogging blog network get also a monetary compensation for their quality contributions in the.

Enterprise: List of 40 Social Media Staff Guidelines

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Managing staff who participate in social networks. This list also includes policies called; Staff blogging policies, enterprise social network guidelines, Employee Blogging Policies, Staff engagement in online communities, and so on.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week.

Forwarding Is the New Networking - Tom Davenport - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Forwarding is the new networking. OK, its not really the new networking, since its been going on for more than a decade now. Smart networkers saw early on that forwarded email content was a way to nurture network relationships. Forwarding is the new networking.

Facebook: Iceland Constitution and Gov 2.0

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The main online community Facebook – and other social networks such as Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Livestreaming – have been appropriated for the Icelandic Government’s communications channels to it’s own people. iceland metagovernment online community social network

Headshift : Gettin' Wiki With It

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

David RD Gratton: Beyond Communities of Interest, Communities do not Exist

John Tropea - Delicious Community

David RD Gratton Blog About Beyond Communities of Interest, Communities do not Exist July 3, 2005 My company has been working with what we have been calling Information Clouds, and I came upon Thomas Vanderwals body of work. Tags: Communities of Interest , Social Networks David's blog Add new comment blog comments powered by Disqus Beyond Communities of Interest, Communities do not Exist Submitted by Phil Edwards (not verified) on Wed, 06/07/2005 - 03:46.

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Santa Clara on Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking. Gartner, Burton Group) researching topics related to collaboration, social networking, and “Enterprise 2.0”. Social Network Sites. Social Network Sites: From Consumer Roots To Business Technology.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social Networking goes mainstream I was recently asked by a buddy to name off some social networking platforms that could be branded or changed as needed (that’s where that term ‘white label’ has come from). Web Crossing Social networking and collaboration suite.

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How to Save the World - Virtual Collaboration: If You Can't Work Side-by-Side

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

March 2005 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Feb Apr MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts March 18, 2005 Virtual Collaboration: If You Cant Work Side-by-Side The Idea: What do you do if you need or want to collaborate, butyou cant do so in person? Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.