The Fallacy of Social Networking


You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

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Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. e-mail, community site, social collaboration platform, etc.). Social theory and design. Psychology of adoption. Enterprise social networking includes a range of architectural issues (e.g.,

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan


One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise


Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Where did we leave behind the social business transformation?

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Enterprise Social Networking Mindshifts by Catherine Shinners

Portals and KM

My Merced Group business partner, Catherine Shinners , has published a useful series on Enterprise Social Networking Mindshifts. As McKinsey has shown there is a lot of value to working with social tools and processes. Enterprise Social Networking Mindshifts #1 - Think Community.

2013 176

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.

2011 274

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. e-mail, community site, social collaboration platform, etc.). Social theory and design. Psychology of adoption. Enterprise social networking includes a range of architectural issues (e.g.,

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British Gas, Yammer, and Adoption Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Simply Communicate details the adoption approach at British Gas for Yammer. British Gas, the largest UK energy and home services company, started to pilot their Yammer-based employee social network (ESN) in October 2013. Adoption Collaboration - Social

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Replay Information: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

If you missed the live webcast today on enterprise social networking, you can listen to the replay my following this link: Enterprise Social Networks: A Field Research Study. If you are interested in the topic of enterprise social networking, I will be running a workshop on the topic which will go much further into the results from this field research project. The workshop session outline is below: Notes from the Field: Social Networking in Action.

BroadVision’s Clearvale Offers Integrated Enterprise Social Networking Platform

Portals and KM

Many organizations are implementing both external facing social networking programs, as well as enterprise social networking tools.   The cloud has arrived along with the move of social networking from the Web to the enterprise, resulting in enterprise 2.0. 

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 195

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation


So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. Social Business Mandates. We are not doing Adoption per se anymore, specially, driving adoption.

2013 266

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

As organizations explore the use of social networking, the enterprise is no longer the only participant in managing identity. An employee’s social network site profile, social graph, and use of other social tools and applications enable them to construct additional identity facets to suit their own needs. As a result, organizations should incorporate “social identity” claims within identity management practices. social networking, etc.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Social Networking Workshop

Collaborative Thinking

I'll also be moderating a panel on best practices on adoption of enterprise social networking on Wednesday afternoon with folks from Genentech, Sabre, and Harvard University (Community & Social Network Sites: Think Adoption, Not Deployment) and presenting a brief summary of the workshop below on Thursday morning. Getting Started With Enterprise Social Networking. Social Networking & Collaboration

The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

June 7- 11 I had the good fortune of taking a deeper dive into social network analysis (SNA) at the University of Kentucky's Links Center Summer Workshop. . For these reasons, social network analysis will remain an untapped source of insight in most organizations."

Burton Group Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

If you are looking for another reason to attend Burton Group's Catalyst conference in San Diego, here's the brief write-up below on my social networking workshop. Notes from the Field: Social Networking in Action. Enterprises are asking themselves: do social networks offer real value or are they just an excuse for workers to waste time? Making it stick: culture, governance and adoption. Tags: Social Networking & Collaboration

Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption

Collaborative Thinking

strategists need to think of their projects in terms of adoption not deployment. While some projects might acknowledge the need to support post-deployment activities early in the planning stages, strategists and project leaders have consistently told me that they were surprised (and not in a good way) at how they underestimated the effort necessary to gain “adoption” of their solution. If we fail to include "social" with the context of actual work, then we limit how E2.0

Accepting Friends on Facebook vs. LinkedIn Social Networking Sites

Online Social Networking

A Facebook friend recently asked about accepting friend requests on social networking sites , and I promised to discuss the matter. Facebook is a social website intended primarily for social networking.

MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?

Community Capers

At the moment I think this is our most advanced contribution to the debate about whether social networking is a time waster or a new social phenomenon that can advance human activity. There are three identifiable stages in the process professionals in MirandaNet adopt and practice in their professional, online, learning. Online socialization and formulation of online identities.

TownSquare … Social Networking and Social Computing R&D

Green Chameleon

implementation and adoption as organizations circle it like a group of neighbourhood dogs nervously eyeing and sniffing a porcupine, it seems clear that eventually organizations will have to realize that the tools and services that comprise what we call Enterprise 2.0 And that re-tooling will consist largely of social computing capabilities. The latest, known as "TownSquare,” is a business-user-focused social-networking tool.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business


Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

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Share2011 - Keynote: Building a Robust Framework for Social Networking at Work (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay)

Michael Sampson - Currents

He's talking about the social networking journey at eBay. He is going to show what eBay has been doing with enterprise social networking. Key ideas: - why enterprise social networking? In our private lives, we spend 22% of time on social networking.

2011 161

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


Back in the day, about a decade ago, within each and every organisation there was always a chance to have the odd, strange team mate who would be just that, social. * You are now ready then to execute on enabling your early adopters to help you transform your business….

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Social Networking "Creates" a Collaboration Culture - Kim Nash

Michael Sampson - Currents

Kim argues that social networking creates a culture of collaboration : " Remember knowledge management? Now advanced collaboration tools, combined with a fresh mind set about sharing inspired by social networking, are reviving KM, ". The technology of social networking makes it easy to share information about your personal life, and this will transition across to the enterprise too. see TheAppGap's February 2009 article on The ROI of being social at work.

From Enterprise 2.0 Boston To Catalyst San Diego: Enterprise Social Networking Workshop

Collaborative Thinking

social circle at the conference. If you heard good things about the social networking workshop (described below), I will be repeating the session on Tuesday morning, July 28th (so why not register and attend?). Social networking promises to address an array challenges and opportunities within the enterprise such as bridging generational shifts in the workforce, facilitating collaboration and community building, and supporting strategic talent initiatives.

My Notes from the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Collective Intelligence and Social Networks

Portals and KM

Here are more of my notes from the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium : Collective Intelligence and Social Networks, Participants included: Moderator: Brian P. Brian asked more about why the adoption has been slow. How do you promote executive sponsorship and generate adoption

2011 164

Enterprise Social Networks Fail Without the Proper Approach—a Roadmap is Needed

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Altimeter Group has reached the same conclusion as I have: without the proper approach to enterprise social networking it will fail : " Enterprise social networking (ESN) software can improve communication and collaboration among employees, but most companies aren’t implementing and using these products properly, leading to unmet goals, according to a new study.

2012 127

A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 11 to 18 (Social Networks Spur the Demise of Email in the Workplace)


by making use of these social tools! and, instead, communicate and collaborate through other means, whether face to face, through the telephone, or, of course, making use of a social networking tools (Microblogging in this case).

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The Waves of Enterprise Social Networking at eBay (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the first session after the keynotes, Ramin from eBay is talking about their with enterprise social networking. Key points from today: - focus - why social? why social? develop a roadmap - including selecting the vendors, making recommendations, running a proof-of-concept, training (started brown-bag sessions on SharePoint and social very early), align organizational goals and culture, and more. -. for wave 2 - the social consumerization.

2012 114

Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption


He actually references a couple of rather interesting blog entries that reflect some more on the paramount role of collaboration in today’s interconnected and networked world. Even way before the time when social software tools kicked in within the corporate world!

2010 264 Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

has now released a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of the dominant enterprise collaboration tools. The goal is to increase user adoption of the broader collaboration platforms now available and stop sharing docs as attachments to email.

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Online Social Networking Losing Its Edge?

Online Social Networking

On a My Private Classroom private member conference call last week Diane Hochman reported a major downturn in the effectiveness of social media sites. Diane pointed to social networking sites such as Facebook , micro-blogging sites such as Twitter and video sharing sites such as YouTube , but she inferred that all online social media were losing their edge. However, I do not believe than social media marketing is losing its edge.

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. We chose not to employ the term "networking" for two reasons: emphasis and scope. Not all social network sites began as such.

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 2 to 5 (Social Networking More Popular than Email)


One of the many things I enjoy of living " A World Without Email " is that plenty of my various social networks keep sharing some very interesting links related to what I’m trying to do that help me add some further context and insights for you folks to enjoy.

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Social Networking's New Global Footprint | Nielsen Wire

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

RSS Contact Us Consumer Health Media And Entertainment Online And Mobile Politics Sports Social Networking’s New Global Footprint March 9th, 2009 Posted in Global , Media And Entertainment , Nielsen News , Online And Mobile | 26 Comments Two-thirds of the world’s Internet population visit social networking or blogging sites, accounting for almost 10% of all internet time, according to a new Nielsen report “ Global Faces and Networked Places.&#

Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off


Can you believe it’s now a bit over 5 months since I left IBM and moved on to my next adventure as a trusted advisor around Social Business and Digital Transformation? And yet, while the journey has been incredibly good fun all along, never mind the massive learning experience, here I am preparing, non-stop, for the next business trip just around the corner: Social Connections VI. Never mind its extensive network(s). . My goodness!

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Robust Enterprise Social Networking by Gary Kim

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

ChangeWaveResearch recently surveyed 2,081 companies and found 24 percent alreadyusing social software, while eight percent say they will start using itwithin a year. social software for business purposes.

My Notes on Mike Gotta’s Reality 2.0: Getting Started with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

I attended the Mike Gotta session on Enterprise Social Networking at the Boston Enterprise 2.0 I have been following Mike’s Collaborative Thinking blog for some time as I was pleased to be able to see him in person for the first time to hear him talk about adoption issues. Now we have evolved from social networking sites to services to platforms. He showed an example of a social network site from Booz Allen that they built themselves.

2009 100

Announcing the C3/A3 Project: The Connected Future of Communities, AI & Automation

Online Community Strategy

Driven by near ubiquitous access to broadband and the rapid adoption of smartphones, our new and ever-expanding digital world offers instant access to a rich tapestry of social experiences, fundamentally changing the way we seek, find and participate in community. . The C3/A3 Project.

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Happiness is contagious in social networks -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

This network from 2000, colored for average mood, shows yellow as happy, blue as sad, and green as in-between. New research shows that in a social network, happiness spreads among people up to three degrees removed from one another. Watch more on how happiness spreads » Sadness also spreads in a network, but not as quickly, the researchers found. This reflects the total effect of all social contacts. Social ties also affect obesity. Home World U.S.

Deciphering Social Networks - Thesis

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta See how were connected Connections February 2009 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Categories Attention Management blogging BurtonGroupCatalyst07 BurtonGroupCatalyst08 Business_IT_Alignment Collaboration Commentary Communication design digital+life e-Mail Enterprise 2.0

Ten Reasons Your Corporate Social Network Should be an Innovation Social Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Innovation Management Products Customers Partners News Center Blog About Us The Leader In On-Demand Innovation Management Categories Current Affairs Innovation Tips Archives April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 Subscribe to our RSS Feed Ten Reasons Your Corporate Social Network Should be an Innovation Social Network Posted by Matthew Greeley at 10:48 AM, March 24, 2009 1. and that drives rapid adoption out of the gate.

Benefits Of Enterprise Social Networks Align With CEO Priorities | Yammer Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Benefits Of Enterprise Social Networks Align With CEO Priorities. Tweet As enterprise social networking starts to gain wider acceptance across businesses of all sizes, the C-suite is realizing tremendous benefits from increased collaboration and better communication.