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

Alchemy of Change

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. It provides strategic consulting on social media, viral marketing, communications and branding for global companies, executives and startups. 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.

Trending Sources

Blog Cases from 2005: Gautam Ghosh on Management

Portals and KM

This begins a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Gautam Ghosh now writes the blog, Talent and Social Business. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging. I will only include cases from people who are still blogging now. These cases have not appeared on this blog before.

3 Day Social Media Intensive – Hands on! Sydney 2014

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Hiya, I’m running my last 3 Day social media intensive for this year, in December. A very practical course with small group (about 10 people) – bring your laptop to set up tools for improving Facebook, Twitter, blogs, social media press releases, measurement, strategy, campaigns and so on. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools?

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

Social Media Course – $176 – 13 June 2012 Sydney with @InforumGroup

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Workshop training on social media strategy and campaigns – I’m teaching (doing a practical session, showing how to set up Facebook, Twitter, blog etc) an afternoon course with Inforum Group. Book social media course. Social Media Training June 2012.

2012 91

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I teach classes on social media monitoring – computer classes – and the students set up iGoogle to find and monitor Media, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, images, key influencers, keywords, CEO and brand mentions and so on.

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Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you are a company, government department or organisation interested in social media training for your staff, this three day class held privately at your premises (or we can organise premises for you) suits those looking for a more indepth course. Those who do not yet have any social media profiles online may struggle as this course is fast paced. Social Media Workshop Outline. Three Day Class for the Advanced Social Media Specialist.

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My social learning experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I choose the topic: my example of social learning. I notice that there is a lot of confusion about social learning: is social learning about learning through social media? is social learning any process in which more than two people are involved?

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Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them


Those Social Computing Guidelines are your entrance door into modelling certain new mindset(s), behaviours and overall good business practices. . Now, let’s have a look into what it would be like not having those social guidelines in place. May 2005. .

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How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy


I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh?

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.,

2011 84

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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Communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

First she makes important distinctions between different social networks like information networks, affiliation networks, and purpose networks like knowledge networks and communities of practice; whereas social network analysis has not really made this distinction.

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.

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.,

Culture: sinterklaas

Joitske Hulsebosch

With globalisation and looser social groupings, people cling more to these kind of traditions. The sinterklaasjournaal has started!! I'm a big fan of sinterklaas so don't be surprised to find only sinterklaas pictures on my blog till December 5.

Culture: Hofstede on culture embedded in management theories

Joitske Hulsebosch

The communities of practice theory (he calls it rather a social learning theory) has been developed by Etienne Wenger (and others?) (by

Culture and technology: The Suri in Ethiopia and guns

Joitske Hulsebosch

Zapping on television I landed in the middle of a documentary of the BBC: Tribe I had already seen once before. Bruce Parry lives for about a month with isolated tribes and participates in their activities and rituals in a very playful and respectful way.

Practical example: per diem and learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

In one event, participants from the south came to Europe and were given a per diem under the assumption that it would enable them to socialize and have dinner with fellow participants. (cartoon text: salaries, options, car, pension, I think we have a deal!

Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

Trying to create social identity and encouraging the use of narrative language. I worked with CARE from 94-97 in Mali, first in Dire, then in Macina, both location at the border of the river Niger.

Culture: Guanxi and social network theory

Joitske Hulsebosch

Pete Bond posted some articles in the yahoo com-prac discussion group , amongst others one by Hammond and Glenn called The ancient practice of Chinese social networking: Guanxi and social network theory. The chinese concept of Guanxi refers to a social network that contextualizes individuals within a highly collectivist society. The essay argues it overlaps with Social Network Theory and that Western theorists could gain significant isights from Eastern thoughts.

Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social media can play a role in connecting the public discourse and the sub-public discours in organisations. Change management has to improve and we see social media play a key role. With social media you can make this much more interactive. change management social media

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Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


Over the last couple of days, two rather interesting, and noteworthy, articles over at Technology Review , written rather nicely by Erica Naone , have been making the rounds out there on Social Web around Enterprise 2.0 An employee reconceived the service, adding better social features.

2011 59

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections


I know that some of you folks may be wondering about what happened back in January about who moved my cheese and why was I so relatively quiet on social networks for a good few weeks, right? Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. This is it! The moment of truth!

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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.

Corporate Social Media Policies are Advancing

Portals and KM

Pam Sahota has provided a useful post, Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies , that actually contained links to 14 examples. It has a social media policy in place in order to avoid issues regarding privacy and other topics. You are expected to follow the social media policy that is extensive and has the tagline: “Be smart. They feel that that social media follows the same rules (as other communication channels), just in a new playground.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The idea was to assess whether it is possible to form a community of practice of trainers to ensure a continuous social learning process linked to the Itrain online website , which is full of training resources. Beth Kanter asked (by the way this is not Beth in the picture, this is the REAL Sinterklaas): What types of analysis questions would ask at the beginning of a COP project assessment? I am a bit slow in responding, because I had to figure out how to deal with comments.

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 started to become more conscious of the broader social fabric connecting bloggers as they all started doing more of their thinking in public. 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.

Dell’s Social Engagement Journey

Ant's Eyeview Blog

The Social Engagement Journey , put together by our team at Ant’s Eye View , is a 5-stage process that a medium-to-large brand or company goes through while integrating social media into their business. Involvement in social channels is not on the executive radar.

Empherality, KM, Inner Reform and Social Impact

Full Circle Associates

Today someone referenced a broken link on my blog back from 2005. Knowledge management as social system change requires an inner reform of people involved. There is resonance from Olaf’s writing in 2005. Blogs are ephemeral.

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“Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

On February 17, the international “Social Cities of Tomorrow” conference was held in Amsterdam. Can we use the same hi-tech to make the cities more social instead of (just) smart? The key question therefore is: How can we use digital technologies to make our cities more social, rather than just more hi-tech? Social cities: it’s not about a blueprint, but a design approach. Now, how do you design for social cities?

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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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. To emphasize this articulated social network as a critical organizing feature of these sites, we label them "social network sites."

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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. More social media courses are available here. Looking for a very indepth Facebook class?

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Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

The firm behind Convofy is Scrybe founded in 2005 and funded by Adobe Ventures. It is built on the Adobe platform and integrates two distinct realms: person and group-centered social networks and collaboration on digital content.

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

Endless Knots

For anyone who still doubts ( Malcolm Gladwell ) the role of informal communication, aka social media, in bringing about monumental change before the whole world's very eyes in Egypt, see today's lead story (headlined in print version) of NY Times, " A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History." 90% people, 10% technology Cell phones Egypt Facebook Social networking Twitter

Blog Cases from 2005: Ed Brill on IBM, Collaboration, and More

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts.  Before I get into the interview I want to mention, Ed’s excellent new book, Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune 500 Product Manager. When I spoke with Ed in 2005 he was the Business Unit Executive, Worldwide Notes/Domino Sales and had been with IBM Lotus for over ten years.

IBM 2 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