Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on " Enterprise 2.0: In this post, I want to examine the topic of Activity Streams. Trend : Activity streams will continue to be a much hyped capability within social platforms. Note: As a disclaimer, I am a huge fan of activity streams and the work being accomplished by those involved in the Activity streams can also mediate social networking and community building.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload


I heart Activity Streams. Have a look and read through “ If You Thought Your Inbox Was Overloaded, Wait Until Activity Streams &# to see where Craig is coming from. Now, I do realise that Activity Streams is no perfect world out there. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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Trending Sources

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


Well, I am afraid Alan is right, although I wouldn’t call it a prediction for 2012, but more a reality of today, 2011: the current state with all things social. Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011.

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


The Social Web – Blogging: One of my favourite social software activities from over the last 9 years (It’s hard to believe that I got started with my first internal blog way back on December 2003!!) Would love to read your thoughts on it, if you are using it actively. .

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Online Community Activism with GetUp and Prosper

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

It’s up on GetUp the activism social network. This activating of social networks is interesting – there is some poorly thought out attacks e.g. Buyer’s Strike Irresponsible. Don’t Buy Now!

My Favorite Tweets for May 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

Activity Streams Versus Bureaucracy [link] via [link]. RT @ socialmedia2day : 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Info Overload [link] by @ elsua. RT @ DavidGurteen : 'Activity Streams' Will Be the Glue of Your Online Life [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!


Time to resume my usual blogging activities, once more!

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Press Conference

Portals and KM

This is the second in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. Q - We are now submerged by email – soon we may be submerged by social activities. To the left you can see the sun rise as I went to the first session. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.

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Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 2011

Nancy White

Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011 ) We had a great time with the first version of this workshop in August of 2010 in BEAUTIFUL Rossland, BC. Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011: Using Visuals for Effective Engagement. Earlybird Registration (before March 15, 2011): $640 CAD + HST (12%).

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


However, fast forward to 2011 and I still get asked, every so often, how is IBM doing in the social business space, not just from a vendor perspective, but also from its own internal social transformation.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!


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Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In this article, I’m looking at process vs product journalism, representational democracy falling over, the demise of capitalism, authoritarian aspects of traditional media AND online community hosts e.g. Twitter and the newly found power of Crowd Activism.

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Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Inequality and Abuse of Power and Wealth as the Issue of 2011: A recent OECD report put the US at the bottom of the heap of affluent nations in social justice (poverty, health, education and income/wealth inequality). Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

I say “blocky” because, in our first steps in this direction in the 1990′s, most of what got outsourced were big blocks of a company’s activities. This summer, my wife and I took our two boys to visit the famous Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan.

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How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity


So why do we keep blaming technology, and this time around, the Social Web in particular, as the main culprit that keeps enticing knowledge workers into goofing around activities?

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Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool


Interestingly enough, plenty of people have been questioning whether, now that we have got Google Plus as well, it makes sense to dump your own blog in favour of your social activities in the various social networking sites.

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


In short, once you joined the company collaboration is a natural task / activity and, by default, you are pretty good at it. Over at the BrainYard , my good friend, Rachel Happe , put together, just recently, a rather interesting and insightful blog post under the heading “ Got Culture?

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Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand


I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. It’s been over a month since I first started making use of Google Plus. Yes, me, too!,

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Traditional Media brainwashing Australians about Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

After all, they are using our activities as “News&# and trying to shove it behind a paywall – besides it just upsets me. NSW Police have been made aware of a Facebook page that has allegedly made disturbing death threats against baby-faced singer Jack Vidgen.

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


In fact, it should be a fun activity. Quite the opposite; it can be quite an inspiring and creatively fun activity that everyone can contribute and benefit from.

Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Since we have taken the initiative to invite people we feel more responsible for the ins and outs of this network, but others also take initiatives and propose activities. Are you a person taking lots of initiatives, then the role of activator may suit you well.

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Knowledge Management in 2011: New APQC Book

Portals and KM

Although technology surely has its place, working with knowledge is primarily a human activity…”. The book provides a comprehensive version of how best to implement knowledge management in 2011. If you want a guide to implementing knowledge management in 2011, this is a good book for you.  The subtitle of The New Edge in Knowledge is How Knowledge Management is Changing the Way We do Business.

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Bringing Activity Streams to Forums and Communities

Managing Communities

photo credit: erin_everlasting There are a number of ways to tackle the index page of your community. It’s about showcasing your content and your members and that can be pretty flexible. Different approaches have different benefits and work well, depending on your audience and situation. The traditional list of forums can work well. Another popular [.]. Community Cultivation Thinking

User Adoption Activities Should Start Before Go-Live: I Agree

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jason, who is quoted a few times in my User Adoption Strategies book, has recently commented that user adoption activities should start before go-live. Read more: Why User Adoption activities should start before go-live. I agree: " Clients often place priority on the technical build and implementation over end-user readiness. Their assumption is that once the new system becomes operational. (go-live), go-live), they can focus on getting end-users to engage the system as designed.

Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!


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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


So in the end employee profiles, blogs, social bookmarks, files, activities, wikis and communities (And now Forums) became all integrated into a single point of entry: Connections itself.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews – Kevin Cavanaugh - Mobile and Social

Portals and KM

This is another a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. An activity stream should provide location information. I am very pleased to be back after ten years. I first came to co-present a Lotus Notes based KM project with my client. Now I return as a blogger. IBM was kind to set up some individual interviews. The first was with Kevin Cavanaugh, VP Business and Technical Strategy. This is a recent move. For the past nine years he was the VP of the Notes and Domino business.

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Paywall for and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Activism: Newspaper journalists aren’t big on creating the News but reporting on it. If we come back to product, which is eyeballs and their service, which is distribution of content, activating the community to distribute the content is surely the way forward?

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest


They are the ones that I would want to follow and continue to learn from even when I am no longer participating actively on the Social Web.

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E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

Given the amount of time, the deck focuses on profile, social graph, activity streams, and social objects. Slideshare did not handle the builds and colors correctly but you should be able to decipher most of how the presentation flows.

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Social Media at Work


Last week, upon my return from my last business trip, I was hoping to be able to resume my regular blogging activities and share with you folks some of the interesting conversations I have been engaging with and other interesting resources worth while sharing across.

Why You Yell At Your CoworkersFundamental Attribution Error

Evolving Web

Also, since interpersonal issues can be a rat’s nest to solve, we are actively not looking for reasons outside that person. Manager: We’re way behind, why aren’t you working faster? Not-manager: I have too much to do and am constantly interrupted by the other guys needing detail.

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My Notes from 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: CIO Keynote Panel

Portals and KM

Anthony said they are actively looking to have more functional analysts who understand the business and not simply have data managers. Here are my notes from session of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium session: CIO Keynote Panel -?The The Evolving CIO Role in Cloud and Mobile Computing Environment. Participants included: Moderator: David Kingston ,?Managing Managing Director, Corporate Executive Board, panel: Anthony D. Christie ,?CIO

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Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

That explains why I think being active on Twitter might be an important part of a learning process. I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?!

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Improving the way people can better share information, coordinate activities and collaborate during periods of change is a topic I’ve studied from a technology perspective many years. 2011, October 15). 2011, October 15). Retrieved October 25, 2011, from [link]. 2011).

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My Favorite Tweets for August 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

via @gsiemens : big data, gamification, activity feeds added to Gardner hype cycle [link]. via @kaykas Twitter Adds an Activity Stream [link]. RT @oscarberg : The internet is actually making us more socially active [link] by @chieftech. RT @moehlert : Amazing maps show Twitter and Flickr activity around the world [link] via @Telegraph. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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Real Decisions or Reflexive Nitpicking: Distinction Bias

Evolving Web

The problem is they’ve created an A / B test that makes sense to them (two restaurants Facebook knew I enjoyed) and actively encourages false distinctions from distinction bias by making me jointly evaluate two things that are actually dissimilar or even complimentary.

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus


And no longer just a social networking activity per se, necessarily, on its own. In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it.

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Rawn Shah’s Social Networking for Business: A Review

Portals and KM

He makes the case that for online communities to succeed they must be guided and nurtured carefully, actively, and intelligently. I did some catching up on my reading over the last holidays.

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You Mean I Cant Even Estimate? The Planning Fallacy in Action

Evolving Web

1) There is variation is every activity and the world is sure to remind you of that. (2) Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. We like to estimate things. “I’ll I’ll be there in 5 minutes!" “I

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