The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference. I discovered the organization several years ago when they invited me to write an article for their flagship e-magazine, Communication World.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

May 17, 2008 Saturday Links for the Week -- May 17, 2008 All Over But the Shouting: A new and exhaustive joint scientific study shows that species biodiversity on Earth has plummeted almost a third in the past 35 years , and the pace of extinction is accelerating. Understanding and Caring for Our Animal Friends Working Smarter · Knowledge Management & the Cost of Not Knowing. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


They primarily focus on helping organisations understand and make sense of the different IT and Collaboration solutions they may have been using over the course of time in order to help accelerate and improve their various business transformation processes and tooling.

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

It’s flipped our primary communications infrastructure from a one-way, to a two-way flow of information – and that change in the way we communicate is redefining who we are. Media can be used both to create and to communicate.

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Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


It’s all about accelerating your knowledge workers’ productivity and efficiency, which, in return, will result in helping accelerate the execution of the specific business processes in place.

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Microsoft Vine: Social Messaging Entry For Alerts & Status

Collaborative Thinking

It's intended to be a dashboard that people can use to keep tabs of their family, friends, activities and major events in their community. It turns out the concept was passed over to Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie’s division and incubated like other technologies in Microsoft’s Start Up Business Accelerator group. Eventually, products and services started in the accelerator will transition into one of Microsoft’s existing business divisions,” a spokesperson said.

[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?


Julian Robichaux , interview two of my favourite IBM people, and really good friends, Sacha Chua and Luis Benitez (Yes, my twin brother!),

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload


It may take a bit of fine tuning for knowledge workers to figure out the amount of signals they would want to digest and be exposed to over time, that’s an initial required learning exercise for us all, just like when we all first started making use of email as a corporate communication tool.

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Twitter Usage is Very Concentrated According to Harvard Research

Portals and KM

In other words, the pattern of contributions on Twitter is more concentrated among the few top users than is the case on Wikipedia, even though Wikipedia is clearly not a communications tool. This implies that Twitter's resembles more of a one-way, one-to-many publishing service more than a two-way, peer-to-peer communication network.”. By comparison, only 60 to 65% of other online social networks' members had at least one friend.

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Why 90% of Organisations would NOT Survive a Digital Disruption

Governance in a Networked World

Coloring is used to provide a “heat map” effect: We can see that Email is the dominant communication channel by far, which created 4,250 relationships. Many of us in our home lives have used Skype to connect with friends and family online and around the world. Really?

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Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent


put together a rather inspiring and mind-blowing video clip to “surprise&# their fellow 3M colleagues; and all of that without making much use of traditional communication tools, like email, but rather relying on social software tools instead.

2011 214

Citizens United v. United Citizens: Building a Movement to Drive Money Out of Politics

Alchemy of Change

Friday, January 21st, marks the one-year anniversary of “Citizens United,” a Supreme Court case that dramatically accelerates the corruptive force of money in U.S. This article originally published on the Huffington Post.

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Blogging for Knowledge Workers by Lilia Efimova


So you can imagine how excited I was when my good friend Lilia Efimova (a.k.a. Those people, who know me rather well, would probably tell you folks how if I were to single out a specific and unique social software tool that has always been my all time favourite, and still is!,

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: Will You Be There?


Basically, a couple of minutes explaining what it is that I have been doing helping facilitate, and accelerate, the adoption of social software for fellow IBM colleagues both inside and outside of the firewall.

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Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

John Tropea - Delicious Community

practitioners So a couple of weeks ago I reached out to my good friend Susan Scrupski , a maven of all things social computing in the enterprise and — not coincidentally — founder of The 2.0 While in my experience there’s been a challenge in even determining where the community management function should reside (IT help desk, customer service, corporate communications, HR, learning, etc.)

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

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Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

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Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

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Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Paul Telling Creative Communications Creator Graphic Facilitator [link] # Mike Miller on 24 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm Great post, and I love your language.

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X Seminario Compartim – Las Organizaciones en la Epoca de la Participacion y las Redes Sociales por Luis Suarez


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Big Lottery funds £1.89 million of citizen journalism. Is that what communities most need?

Social Reporter

Beyond that it is also about what sort of communications is community-friendly, and whether we can hope professional journalists will develop it. But having done my time as a local and Fleet Street hack (long ago when there were papers in the Street) I know that the values of news editors are not always community-friendly. I can well understand why Gary Copitch is very cross about the Big Lottery grant of £1.89

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0


So for the last couple of months a bunch of IBM colleagues, and old time good friends, Matt Simpson , Sandy Yarchin , Bill Chamberlin , Kathryn Munda and yours truly, have been working together towards preparing that re-launch.

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Behavioural Transition Strategies for E2.0 by Lee Bryant


conference was the one that my good friend Lee Bryant did on the first day of the event, under the title " Behavioural Transition Strategies for E2.0 Earlier on, over at " Enterprise 2.0

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McAfee’s Hypothesis and The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software


Like my good friend David Gurteen would say Molly would be that knowledge worker that " continually strives to understand the world about her and modify her work practices and behaviors to better meet her personal and organizational objectives.

We Have No Choice

How to Save the World

M y friend Nancy White just wrote an article lamenting the loss of thoughtful asynchronous communication — the modern equivalent of the longhand letter. New Yorker cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti. “Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on!”

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Top 10 Use Cases Enterprise Microsharing Will Help You Get Less Email


As most of you folks know, I work in a program, within the IBM Software Group, called BlueIQ , whose mission is to help IBM accelerate the adoption rate of social software, both inside and outside of the corporate firewall.

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Several Short Sentences About… Bats

How to Save the World

They are highly social: They regroup in their roosts daily to be closer to ‘friends’, favour matrilineal relatives, demonstrate sharing and other altruistic behaviours, and rub noses as greetings and to confirm identities. fruit bat, from wikimedia.

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IBM’s Smart Work Jam Under Way Already – Are You Jamming?


Either way, in the context of the Smart Work Jam, here you have got her deck I think you would be able to relate to, like I said, if you are one of those folks who is trying to accelerate the adoption rate of social software within your organisation… Major key learning… you are not alone!

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The Whuffie Factor by Tara Hunt (a.k.a. missrogue)


Have you ever heard about the concept of social capital ? In other words … have you ever heard about the Whuffie Factor ? Probably yes. Or perhaps may be not. Thing is that if you have been working around for a while in the field of Knowledge Management, I bet you have.

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IBM Lotusphere 2009 Highlights - The Business Value of Collaboration Software


And here you have got them: " Find: people, places, information - quickly by using profiles, and other people’s tags and bookmarks as accelerants.

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News Updates (September 3, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

When 3M's Post-it Note team wanted to accelerate product development, it had the team's marketing, financial, and other nonmembers move into the same building with the tech folks. The goal of this collaboration is to help organizations overcome adoption barriers of information technology (IT) business solutions by offering Cisco Unified Communications as a service. Jason looks at the adoption of Macs in the enterprise, with new enterprise-friendly capabilities in Snow Leopard.

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A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

The Australian group Doing It Ourselves have put together a terrific 12-minute explanation of why and how our economic system is dependent on perpetually-accelerating growth and commensurate levels of debt – and on our faith that that is possible.

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The Social Enterprise – Nothing New Invented Here!


Now, if you are still looking for a business case for Social Computing, that, my friends, would be it!

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Enterprise 2.0 – Towards Embracing a New Emerging Kind of Leadership


I am not sure whether you may have read this Forbes article put together by my fellow IBM colleague, and good friend, Rawn Shah , under the title " Enterprise 2.0

Green Chameleon » Ambiguity, Trust and Common Ground

Green Chameleon

This is important in the military, where the breakdown of common ground can lead to fatal friendly fire incidents.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

We are distinguished by these advantages&# Userplane “Userplane is the premier provider of communication software for online communities. Go Lightly “GoLightly provides communication and collaboration solutions for community-minded organizations.

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Justin Bieber, Social Networks and How Numbers Can Lie | Digital Tonto

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Technologies like the Web and Social Media accelerate the process. My daughter has the “Beiber Fever&# and so does all her friends. At the Crossroads of Media, Marketing and Technology… Home About Greg Satell Why Digital Tonto?

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Why We Cannot Save the World

How to Save the World

diseases; food, energy and water eco-cycles; learning, instinct, healing, impulse, communication and decision-making processes. . The challenges we face are overwhelming, and they’ve been accelerating in size and complexity for millennia.

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Seed Salon: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi + James Fowler § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

John Tropea - Delicious Network

So if we asked them, “Who are your friends?&# You say to your friends, “I gave money to the Obama campaign.&# So some of the very first work I did was on the question: “If I vote, how does it affect my friends and family?&# Now he’s a friend.

Lockheed Martin Launches Open-Source Social Networking Project - Application Development from eWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Eureka Streams represents a new communication experience for knowledgeworkers, empowering them to pick and choose the channels of news, informationand conversation that add the most value to their day-to-day work, LockheedMartin officials said.

Preparing for the Unimaginable

How to Save the World

Believing the future will continue and accelerate current trends: We have an irresistible tendency to predict that the future will be much like the present only much more so (the “Jetsons syndrome”). image from FlaSunshine on Flickriver.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.


In no particular order, here they are: Make Friends In the Industry Community Managing is super easy when you’re working for a well-known tech company in the middle of Silicon Valley. Sometimes it’s plain-old personal communication.

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | ZDNet

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A veteran of software development, Dion has been working for two decades with leading-edge methods to accelerate project schedules and raise the bar for software quality. practitioners So a couple of weeks ago I reached out to my good friend Susan Scrupski , a maven of all things social computing in the enterprise and — not coincidentally — founder of The 2.0 Select versatile, effective, positive communicators that have social media competency as community managers.

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