Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Elsua

Greg mentions on that succinct tweet how he will be looking forward to potentially settle down on a single social networking site for 2012 and beyond to stay focused, which seems to be, and rightly so, the focus of attention nowadays for plenty of people, if I may add so myself.

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Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

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 activitystrea.ms Often items include options for people to “like”, comment, or react to the item in some manner (rating). Activity streams can also mediate social networking and community building.

Trending Sources

Leadership is an activity, not a position

Net-Map Toolbox

We often talk about leaders and what we actually mean is “people who sit in a high position in a formal hierarchy”, people in so called leadership positions. What I find most exciting about the idea of leadership as an activity though is that it is open to everyone.

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Driving “Active Usage” of Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

In light of the above, I find it very interesting to observe from afar the increased focus that many vendors, Microsoft included, are putting on user adoption. This investment also aligns with changes in our competency and incentive models to drive active usage. I’ve been thinking about this term “active usage.”

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Elsua

So I decided to look deeper, in retrospect, and try to define for myself the kinds of relationships I have built over the years with the people who I used to follow on Twitter and see how I would be able to group them accordingly. Collaborators , Cooperators and People I Learn From.

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Socialtext Continues to Focus on Workplace Integration

Portals and KM

Eugene said that when Socialtext Signals and its microblogging capability, was introduced in 2008 the focus was on integration from the start. They wanted make it easy to create activity feeds with a specific focus like a project. You can filter activities by people or the type of event. Events within other systems such as CRM tools can be included in the activity stream through the Socialtext REST API.

"Focusing on Improving Practices" - Oscar Berg re Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for CMSWire, Oscar from Sweden advocates focusing on improving practices via collaboration technology : " The key question is not if people have adopted a certain technology, but rather how they are using it and how new and improved practices are being adopted. It’s when people change the way they behave — for the better — and find better ways do their work. It is possible to re-educate people to do things differently.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Elsua

Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one! field, i.e. social computing and social software tools: building credibility and value, communities, tags, social bookmarks, open knowledge sharing spaces, profiles, activities, etc.

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Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

Over the past week the partners in Big Lottery Fund’s People Powered Change initiative have provided some updating posts about their work, on BIG’s blog. Testing ideas on the use of social media with projects funded under the Silver Dreams Fund and the Jubilee People’s Millions.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Elsua

We need to be able to re-find our focus, our purpose and our meaning, without fear taking over our actions and interactions, and keep thriving on that journey to become a successful social organisation, whatever that may well be.

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Focus and Concentration - Minimizing Interruptions

Michael Sampson - Currents

For the most part, I believe people work best in bursts. This way I had more focused time during the week. Now, in all areas of life, I cluster all tasks, activities, in projects in ways that minimize interruptions and the transitions between them. ". This is further validation of the idea of focus and concentration on the task at hand, and equally, creating a structure to allow that to happen. Other people have reported similar effects.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Just because a service connects people doesn’t automatically mean we should call it a “social network.&# What’s more important is what the service actually does with all those connected people. Yes, Twitter connects people – lots of people.

Defining Collaboration - 4. Mapping People, Work, and Outcomes to Technology Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

My (broad) definition of collaboration is people working with other people towards a common outcome. Thus there are three aspects in here: (1) people, (2) working together, and (3) common outcome. Where do you need to focus more in 2011?

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

The mission is clear: enable CEO Ben Vermayen's mandate that employees "Share", a practice Vermayen models by active participation. Surrounded by really smart, disciplined business thinkers, Enterprise 2.0 Summit Paris February 7-8 2012 was the place to be. .

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Passive or active?

Viv Mcwaters

I used to edit other people’s writing. I’d simply changed his passive voice writing into the active voice. And in the active voice: The cow jumped over the moon. It’s about where you focus your attention. Let’s focus on the people in the meeting.

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

The conference was exceptional and congratulations to the organizing team, Bjoern Negelmann and Cathrin Gill for two days of rich presentations and active discussions. Grenoble Ecole de Management” France and Rolf Schmidt-Holtz CEO of Sony Music & BMG that set the conference focus.

10 Ways to Help Your People Shine

How to Save the World

But we’ve discovered that this Pattern Language is being applied by some of the 2000+ people and organizations using it in ways we had never imagined. Unearth Your Organization’s Shared Values (and those you share with the people using your products and services).

Social Media Principle #3 Economies Have Currencies

Evolving Web

Pictures are taken and put on the site, people enjoy your pictures and you enjoy theirs. You put them up to demonstrate your activity in the community. or recognition should come from people in the community (“I vote Dave as the best smelt salter of the week”).

The Evolving Web and Focused Social Media

Evolving Web

In early 2006, I started pushing a concept of Focused Social Media. The point where social media serves as a platform for team focus. Where social media helps people collaborate, achieve efficiencies and build excitement.

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours

Elsua

I know there are plenty of people out there who have been claiming all along that if your social software tools would require extensive training and education for your knowledge workers you are not doing things right, because they are far too complex to be used in the first place.

Videos: Tips for online tutors

e-Moderation Station

How many people were involved in the LTTO videos? We interviewed 53 people for the resource including students, academics, deans, librarians, support staff from 18 different disciplines in 18 institutions in 3 countries.

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Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

It has built a “ social network application &# that enables its most active customers to create and connect information, and in so doing generate a “real time information network&# used by over a hundred million people around the world to “discover what’s happening now.&#

Why people participate in online communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Next Web » Why people participate in online communities - The Next Web advertising Apple digg Europe facebook five questions for start-ups funding funny germany google Inspiration iphone marketing Microsoft mmm mobile music myspace russia search social network social networks Start-ups TechCrunch thenextweb2008 twitter united kingdom Video Interview yahoo youtube Home About Advertise Contact Team Archives The Next Web Conference 2009 will take place on April 15, 16 and 17 in Amsterdam.

Have My People Tweet Your People

Evolving Web

Outsourcing your social media activities to an intern or a consultant means you stand a pretty good chance of working with someone who may well know how to use Twitter, but knows nothing about your business.

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

It requires a fundamental rethink of the organization – and how its processes for creating value can be opened up to people outside the organization. Engagement is the process of building relationships with people and putting those relationships to work to accomplish some goal. It’s such an obvious aspect of the way work gets done that sometimes we forget to focus on it enough. Actively disengaged customers represent a 13% discount in those same measures.&#

CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 20 2008 CoP Series #3: Community – without people? Community – because without people, you just have a pile of content.

Green Chameleon » The Technology Question in KM Tools

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Technology Question in KM Tools In my recent posts I was rather focusing on some soft factors of implementing knowledge related activities, like suggestions for organising your knowledge or on how to promote knowledge management initiatives. In my work, we focus around 80% of our time on these soft ingredients; but still, 20% of the work is the underlying technology.

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

Congratulations to Beth Kanter, Active Networker

Nancy White

She reaches for every tool that can connect with people, and she works them tirelessly. I watched as her social network grew, the scope of her ambitions expand from a project focus, to changing the way non profits used social media for their communications and fundraising.

Community and archeaology: streets and people

Neighbourhoods

'We focus on  our lost cultural and architectural heritage, which are intricately related. We gather together fragments of the past, placing them in active spaces of dialogue and encouraging social networking between fragmented families.'

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity

Digital Habitats

A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity. I have embedded them into some slides now up … Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity. Another way to do it is to ignore the “context&# spoke from an internal/external perspective and then do one layer on the spidergram around your internally focused activities. Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity.

My favourite things…

Chris Collison

One particular type of activity stands out as my favourite, running a knowledge-sharing and learning consortium. This gives a focus and a helpful sense of urgency to extract the maximum value from every hour of each event. Focus facilitation on the process rather than the content.

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10 options for implementing a KM strategy

Chris Collison

Last week the focus was on KM Strategy and Implementation, and we had an excellent interactive discussion about different options for implementation. We’ve all seen these initiatives in action – and in some organisations they can be the only way to get people’s attention.

Creative Activism

How to Save the World

BLOG Creative Activism. is that it is focused completely on the Now. It's active and attentive. The competencies to do it well include: active listening, paying full attention, inventing, self-expression, reacting quickly, remembering, teaching/helping quickly, learning quickly, letting go and letting come. When people break, it happens by surprise. Category: Activism: What You Can Do.

Preparing for a whole lot of Kaizen

Evolving Web

We’ve launched Kaizen Camp which is bustling with activity. Right now, I’m just looking forward to some great conversations, deep problems to solve, and to meet people actively improving, creating, and innovating. Focused Social Media Management

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Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

Being there together via presence and activity traces

Mathemagenic

The “problem&# line: in many of the professional activities sharing physical space is an essential ingredient. excuses to be there that are not necessarily involve working towards a shared goal or being intentionally social, opportunities to see what’s going on and to be seen in a non-intrusive way , easy switching between inward- and outward-oriented activities.

Full Circle Associates " Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 31 2009 Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity Published by Nancy White at 1:47 pm under Digital Habitats , communities of practice , technology stewardship , visual thinking A couple of people have asked me for more materials related to the Community Orientations Spidergram activity.

CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 20 2008 CoP Series #3: Community – without people? Community – because without people, you just have a pile of content.