Facebook Subscriptions 2018 – Stop the Whining

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What does Facebook Paid Subscriptions really mean? I don’t like my data being sold more than anyone but I recognise a free service has to monetise in some way. So offering ad-free Facebook subscriptions – which NO ONE will actually take at least long term – is an option.

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Microsoft Build 2018 – Keynote Highlights

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft Build 2018, a major conference hosted by Microsoft for its developers, was held in Seattle during the past week. CNET cut the multi-hour keynote into a 12-minute highlights reel. – the importance of data privacy to Microsoft (as it should be).

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Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words. We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools.

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Facebook Trialling Downvote Dislike Button 2018 Algorithm

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

” Just placing it here to track the changes in 2018 Facebook Algorithm FBO/SEO. How will the Facebook algorithm take into account Facebook post dislikes? After all there is already a sad and an angry response. Note that it is for public Facebook business page posts.

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Facebook Course in Sydney 2018 – Workshop With Laurel Papworth

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Curriculum for the Intermediate Facebook 2 Day Workshop in Sydney CBD 2018. Tickets for the Facebook Education Workshop in Sydney 2018. If you are interested in attending the March 2018 course please go to the Facebook Course information page.

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans. In 2007 I received my certification to be part of the American Institute of Certified Planners. I have been recognized for making good plans.

2018 186

Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

You can lose yourself in awesome. Awes ome itself is overload. boredom is seldom awesome. For the last 10 years, I've been traveling the world, working with all kinds of companies, eating great food, staying in (sometimes) posh hotels, speaking at conferences and it's been awesome.

2018 192

Focus and Finish

Evolving Web

Be like Mark: Ignore Facebook. Today I have three things to do: write this blog post, format a follow up package for our classes in Iowa last week, and get my cleaning to the cleaners so I have clothes for New York next week. Oh, and get a ticket to New York. four things.

2018 184

Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

But it is very much like 2018. Ancient history? From Beacon to Cambridge Analytica, and Quantium. How Facebook and Twitter work with big data companies in Australia and beyond.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video? My live feed of the Congress hearings cut out right near the end, but did anyone ask these questions?

2018 203

Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

DLA Piper , a global law firm with a presence in more than 40 countries, was hit with the NotPetya ransomware attack in June 2017. It caused significant damage to its global IT infrastructure (hat tip, ITNews): – every data centre and Windows-based server was impacted.

2018 153

Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

I’m offering a workshop July 9-10, 2018 in BC, Canada – please join me! Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire.

2018 182

Blog>> Taxonomy and Search Patterns for Search and Discovery

Green Chameleon

So you have built and implemented a taxonomy but search is still not returning the desired results. What do you do? Taxonomy alone is limited in what it can do. Search alone is also limited. Together, they become much smarter.

2018 176

HR and #BigData – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research for Recruitment

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

HR and Big Data – How LinkedIn Uses Data Research. Microsoft said they bought LinkedIn for the data – such an interesting video on how LinkedIn intends to use the information we provide. Dear students (and workshop participants!)

2018 135

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping).

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There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

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Human Existence is Difficult. Existentialism and Phenomenology.

Jenny Connected

What does it mean to live an authentic, fully human life? What distinguishes us from other animals? Are we truly set apart in some way? How should we think of ourselves? What are we? What should we do?

2018 130

Using Data Analytics on People for Better Decision Making

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chantrelle and Natalie from the Workplace Analytics practice at Microsoft share three ideas of how organisations are using people analytics (defined as “ the use of data about human behavior, relationships and traits to make business decisions “): 1.

2018 116

Living in an Algorithmic World

Jenny Connected

Two recent conferences, re:publica 18 in Berlin (May 2-4) and Theorising the Web 2018 in New York (April 27 th /28 th ) have featured the influence of algorithms on today’s world.

2018 130

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

2018 207

Explaining the Value of Workflow

Michael Sampson - Currents

Kudos to Nintex for a compelling way of explaining the value of workflow. Can’t believe only 566 people have viewed this since February 2017. Tools & Technologies

2018 116

Quick Social Media Planner and Course Planner #UdemyLive

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I thought I would show this to you (super fast, just a quick overview for 2018) and ask – funny and silly?

2018 152

How is learning organized in a self-managed organization?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Every month I read a management book. I am very curious about learning in self-managing organizations. How is this organized? Is self-management also self-directed learning? In April, therefore, I have read the much talked-about book by Frederic Laloux about new ways of organizing ( reinventing organizations ). I started reading 70-20-10 boek van Jos Arets, Vivian Heijnen en Charles Jennings but this is not an easy book to take with you on the train. So Laloux got priority.

2018 138

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced the Surface Hub 2 today (May 15, US time). The new Hub 2 – for meeting rooms, team work, and visual collaboration – is more flexible and lighter than the first version of the Hub. It comes in one size, rather than the two options of the Hub 1.

2018 116

Computing on R

Learning Alliances

Here are some of the examples of people participating in the R organism “computing on itself” at the Rstudio::conf 2018: Import: Open, welcome. R is not just software.

2018 169

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

Are you planning or implementing complex projects, that aim at social change? Are you wondering how innovations spread through a given social system? Or maybe connecting people to opportunities or strengthening the networks of the people you work with is an explicit goal of your work?

2018 116

(video) tool of the month: 1 second video apps for blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

This blogpost can be read in Dutch on Ennuonline. Video is an important online trend. The tool of this month is therefore a video tool: the 1 second video app. Video is already important in online marketing, and learning and training follows this trend.

2018 179

Identifying Dark Data in non-OCR’d Images

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new European data protection legislation goes into effect next Friday. It’s going to be incredibly interesting to see how militant its enforcers play the game. There are many aspects required in complying with GDPR, but one core tenet is knowing where you are storing personal data. A challenging data type in this respect is images that contain personal data but where the image has not been converted to readable text.

2018 104

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

2018 182

Painting of Oranges New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" acrylic painting of oranges completed as a demonstration for the painting class I teach at the Community Commitment Education Center in New Orleans. 

2018 130

Painting of British Figs

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of figs based on a photo I took in the Wye Valley in the UK.      The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos.

2018 130

Broader Usefulness of Satellite Photos

Michael Sampson - Currents

BusinessWeek ran an article in July 2015 called How Satellite Photos May Change Economics. It offered an insight into how companies such as Planet Labs , Spaceknow and Orbital Insight are offering ways of turning satellite imagery into data for decision making.

2018 116

Re-Imagining Construction at Bechtel

Michael Sampson - Currents

It has been several years since I first saw the above Bechtel case study – on how the company had embraced the iPad for business – but there were a couple of new ideas to me that have stood out over time.

2018 116

Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've been on a surprise strip. You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. Very exciting! We had to be at Schiphol by 5 am and although we were still sleepy: the taxi driver was not. He talked a lot, probably to stay awake.

2018 141

Intelligent Parking with Siemens

Michael Sampson - Currents

Every driver in the world knows the challenge of finding a car park in busy city streets, and the stress and frustration that mounts as you drive around and around and around until you happen upon a car park.

2018 116

You can use Twitter to get new ideas to do your work in a better way

Joitske Hulsebosch

Would you like to show off at work with great ideas? This week I did some intakes for a course about learning technologies which is starting next Monday and I realized that actually very few people are using Twitter.

2018 151

Shoes That Tell You Where To Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

Navigating urban spaces – particularly when those are unknown or unfamiliar – has become a matter of walking around with your face glued to your phone’s screen.

2018 116

SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft published Season 1 of SharePoint Swoop: The Intranet Makeover Show , where three well-known MVPs swoop into an organisation for three days and make some SharePoint and Office 365 magic happen. This is Microsoft’s description: SharePoint Swoop is not a typical reality show — this new, enterprise-focused, five-part web series from Microsoft is jam-packed with fun. Three MVP experts have just three days to help an international toy company modernize its overwhelmed intranet.

2018 89

Do You Have a Productive Partnership or a Tug of War?

Partnering Resources

They’re supposed to be your ally. Your co-conspirator. Your partner. But instead it feels like every conversation is a struggle. This isn’t how it is supposed to be. In the best partnerships, people create something that neither could have accomplished on their own.

2018 141

Painting of the Marigny New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 12" oil painting of homes on Dauphine Street near Ferdinand in the Marginy, New Orleans completed on site. 

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