Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The alternative I’ve currently found is to bookmark the hidden groups newsfeed. Dear Students, just a quick note – the Facebook Groups app for Android and iPhone will be gone Sep 1st 2017. I use the app, so I’m grumpy. But hey, we aren’t paying for it.

2017 145

Unflattening: text, drawing and alternative perspectives

Jenny Connected

This week there has been a flurry of activity on the #gridsgestures hash tag on Twitter as many people have responded to Nick Sousanis ’ invitation to draw the shape of your day each day for a week, i.e. to take part in his Grids and Gestures- A Comics Making Exercise.

An Alternative Perspective on Group Dynamics

Jenny Connected

In my last post I discussed the hazards of group work and group think. Ironically, in an experience I had last week, I really wished for more group work. Not group think, but group commitment and group responsibility.

Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective

Jenny Connected

One of the panel discussions at the MOOC Research conference held in Arlington, Texas at the beginning of this month was on Supporting Learners in MOOCs. Panelists were Sandi Boga, Amy Collier and Stephen Downes. The recording of the discussion made by Stephen Downes is here . (As As an aside, I think this was the only session that was recorded during the conference– I haven’t seen anything else. The lack of recordings and ‘live-streaming’ of the keynotes etc. was a bit of a surprise).

NING Alternatives via Stephen Downes

Nancy White

I don’t normally wholly post others blog posts, but I think spreading the word about alternatives to NING , which will be ending its free service, is a useful thing. I had collected a few more, but I’ll add them to the Alternatives to Ning GoogleDoc! Today has been an active day in the community as people consider alternatives to Ning. An Alternatives to Ning. Wes Fryer also considers alternatives.

Web2.0 as alternative to watching television

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm trying to compile a short presentation on how to create structure in the web2.0 chaos for people who are not web2.0 adepts. It will probably start with the recognition that web2.0 offers a personalized experience, and that you can help people to filter and aggregate and navigate. I haven't found many relevant materials, but during my search I found this video. I'm a big fan of Clay Shirky and I found another brilliant speech (roughly 15 minutes) through the boondoogle blog.

Photos of Los Angeles 2009 - The Alternative Universe

Portals and KM

LA is an alternative universe. I was in LA for the weekend prior to FastForward 09. You can find my dining experiences at Los Angeles Dining Update – February 2009. This is a random collection of impressions. You can click on the images to enlarge them

Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites

Online Social Networking

If, on the other hand, you’re a network creator seeking Ning alternatives, many alternative to Ning sites exist. I intend to examine a variety of Ning alternatives over the weeks and months to come. Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites.

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Free Alternatives to Ning


" Where does that leave those of us who need a free-for-use Ning alternative? The following were both collaboratively edited by dozens of people across the internet: Alternatives to Ning Spreadsheet. Alternatives to Ning Document. Ning , the leading free social media platform provider has recently lost not only its CEO, but also about 40 percent of its workforce. For its nearly 20 million monthly visitors, this means a rate increase.

Incredibly Dull: The Alternatives to Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The Alternatives to Collaboration Perhaps we need to consider the possibility that some people simply don’t like to collaborate. What alternative approaches do they utilize to continue their high level of contribution?

A Journey In Social Media: Clearspace Alternatives

John Tropea - Delicious Community

« Here Come The Big Communities | Main | We Are Now Corporate Legit » January 10, 2008 Clearspace Alternatives I dont know if all of you know how blogs work on TypePad, but we all get a stats panel, and we can see where people are coming in. Weve continued to look at alternative environments, and -- so far -- we havent found anything that we wished we would have done instead. It is a viable alternative to Jive for on-demand online community. View an alternate.

About Hootsuite's Costly 'Freemium' Plans and Free Twitter Alternatives


In our trials, we did find it a worthwhile alternative, but ultimately stuck with Hootsuite because it is not as full-featured or easy to use. However, Twitter is the only supported social network, there is no mobile alternative, and there is no team collaboration. Recently, HootSuite, a prominent social media dashboard, introduced a new “Freemium” pricing structure, which offers basic Web services at different price points.

Tips for Chat/Talk Show hosts | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What I’m talking about is an alternative method to boring presentations.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » A bit more Joyce

Ken Carroll

To my mind he is not a generic ‘everyman’, but represents in fact, a complex alternative to it. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Here comes everybody What’s happening at the Economist?

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Collaborative Thinking: Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Networks Seem To Travel Well | Main | Getting Started With Web Conferencing » February 26, 2008 Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing Every so often, economic downturns, health-related outbreaks or acts of terrorism cause organizations to prioritize alternatives for corporate travel. There are open source alternatives as well. View an alternate.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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Blog>> Tea, Anyone?

Green Chameleon

I love the way the internet occasionally surfaces our Alternate Others. Apparently I’m now an active member of the Tea Party movement

2011 130

Changing the Meme of Constant Growth

Networking Action

She describes how growth has become a “meme,” a core value, and she identifies diverse alternatives, from “thrivability” to “enough.” Constant growth is driving humanity off an ecological cliff, writes Dr. Sandra Waddock (Boston College). Dr. Waddock is active with … Net Dev

2014 143

Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Purchase History or Reported Interest in Health Topics including: Allergies, Arthritis, Medicine Preferences, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Dieting, Body Shaping, Alternative Medicine, Beauty/Physical Enhancement, Disabilities, Homeopathic Remedies, Organic Focus, Orthopedics, and Senior Needs.

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SharePoint for Document Collaboration - a PleaseTech Study

Michael Sampson - Currents

the reasons why people would consider using an alternative document collaboration solution. -. Most business users are involved in document creation and review, and, whilst many are satisfied with their current processes, nearly all experience issues and would consider an alternative solution. As a result, potential user adoption is a key determining factor when considering alternative solutions.

2012 104

Looming Danger: Failure of WAN SharePoint Deployments

Portals and KM

Even more destructive, disappointed users may seek alternative solutions among the new breed of free content-sharing tools available on the Web. Employees can easily use alternatives solutions like Dropbox, Google Docs, Microsoft SkyDrive, and many other smaller, less well-known options. When users cannot get their job done efficiently using the tools provided, they seek alternative methods to help them work.

2012 100

Photos of Los Angeles 2009

Portals and KM

LA is an alternative universe. I went to LA for the weekend prior to FastForward 09. You can find my dining experiences at Los Angeles Dining Update – February 2009. This is a random collection of impressions. You can click on the images to enlarge them

Kapow Software - A New Approach to Application Development

Michael Sampson - Currents

When building applications that integrate data from multiple systems, Kapow Software offers an alternative to manual coding or relying on poorly-implemented APIs : " In my books and workshops on collaboration, I talk about the technology being "at most 10% of the equation" when it comes to success.

Huddle vs. SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ben on Cool Tools writes about his use of Huddle , and positions it against SharePoint due to Huddle's cloud strategy: " Huddle is a great alternative to SharePoint, as we were not on the same network, intranet, or VPN. Instead, we used Huddle to help provide a cloud alternative to SharePoint, with internet-based sign-on, permissions, etc. While we just scratched the surface before my company was sold, it was a great, scalable, and cloud-based alternative to SharePoint. ".

2013 98

The Inside Scoop on the International Association of Business Communicators Conference

Partnering Resources

When alternative facts and fake news grab headlines, ethics are more important than ever. IABC took a stand earlier this year by opposing alternative facts. In June, I traveled to Washington, DC for my first International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference.

2017 161

March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Making CommunitySense

The deeply felt common goal was to defend the value of science as the bedrock of “The Reasonable Society” in an age where that very society is under threat from a belief in “alternative facts”, “post-truths”, and aggressive religious fanaticism aiming to literally take over the world again. Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science.

2017 156

Weekend Reading 09.12

Michael Sampson - Currents

Flying in the Lawyers from Texas (Tanza Loudenback) … “ Rent and home prices in the Bay Area are so high that one Houston-based law firm is using an alternative to hiring expensive local talent: a private jet. There are many people doing interesting work around the world.

2017 116

#SOCRMx – Introduction to Social Research Methods MOOC. Week 1

Jenny Connected

I like to see alternative perspectives emerge. So I am interested in “speculative research approaches, which recognise the potential impact of uncertain futures on education and the need for alternative approaches to research (Ross, 2015; Ross, 2016; Wilkie, Savransky & Rosengarten, 2017).”

2017 141

Ebbing and flowing

Chris Corrigan

It is a day of short cycles, waves coming and going, squalls of snow alternating with sunny spells, sleeping and walking, warm and cold. Ensconced in a cabin near Tofino for a couple of days with the family. All good rest

2012 45

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

The bad news is that for every tool also is another alternative. An alternative to this bookmark tool is delicious. There are many alternative brainstorming walls like stormboard or spiderscribe. One alternative is (photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money. Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly?

2015 122

Problems with Evernote - Sluggishness

Michael Sampson - Currents

Any recommendations or alternatives? I have been using Evernote intensively for much of this year, and I think I'm hitting its limits - and far too soon for my liking. I only have 408 items across 6 Evernote notebooks. but it's becoming really sluggish. For example, I'm typing a sentence, finish typing the words, and Evernote is a few words behind.

Auckland on April 19 - A Discussion on Collaboration Strategy, Governance, and User Adoption?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alternatively, I could run a workshop or seminar for your organisation on making collaboration work. I'm heading to Auckland for a client workshop in a couple of weeks, and have some meeting times available on Tuesday April 19. My interests are in three main areas: - Developing a strategy for collaboration approaches and tools at work. Creating an approach to governing collaboration at work. Adoption of collaboration approaches and tools at work.

2011 89

#OpenedMOOC Week 6: The Triumph of the Immaterial

Jenny Connected

Like some others – see the Twitter stream #openedMOOC – I have enjoyed the weekly videos of discussions between George Siemens and David Wiley, which succeeded in being very informative, and also Stephen Downes’ videos, because he always brings an alternative perspective.

2017 151

Reporting Structure in IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

However, organizations without a consistent directory system - and yes, such organizations do exist (and will continue to exist based on merger and acquisition activity) - have an alternative. an Other Reports widget, for supporting matrix, project, and other alternative views of reporting information. - One of the long-standing features in IBM Connections (and previous editions that were called Lotus Connections) is the ability to view the reporting structure of your organization.

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Path dependency

Viv Mcwaters

Of course, there’s many answers to this, but here’s one I’ve just learnt about which helps explain, to me, why case studies rarely help in influencing how people act; why strategic plans are often deadly boring, predictable and more of the same in the future, just bigger; and why people are wont to put up with something inferior (for example, conference formats) when faced with superior alternatives.

2014 109


Michael Sampson - Currents

Alternatively, we could contribute an article if preferred. Simple answer to the email below that came in this morning: No. " I'm a consultant for a webhosting/sharepoint/CRM service provider and we're currently looking to improve our online presence for Sharepoint. What we're interested in is to have a subtle link mention within a previous article pointing back to a section on their site. We are of course prepared to compensate for this arrangement.

2010 89

Can you count to three?

Endless Knots

Count alternating between you: 1,2,3. What kind of stupid question is that? Next time, try it with someone else, this way. I explain. Went to a meeting on Friday with about 20 others. As an icebreaker, the facilitator suggested a cooperative game. Pair off in 2s. Seems simple enough. Well, try it. First time you mess up, shake it off, sort of like doing the hokey-pokey. Next step: Clap each time you say 1. Harder. Next: clap at 1, jump at 2. Er, pretty hard.

2010 89

Job #SocialMedia – Digital Marketing Co-ordinator- Sydney @p2pKirstie

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

To apply please go to , alternatively for “more information or a confidential conversation please contact Shannon Flynn on +61282709762 “ Monday Job. Found social media job one on Seek , just posted, 70K a year. Presuming Australians only?

2013 174

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alternately, collaboration , if you embrace the strategy and behaviour of collaboration as more than just a current buzzword to which you give lip service, requires a shared values, the give-and-take of communication, a commonly valued outcome, and a few other things. On Quora someone asked about the difference between collaboration and cooperation.

2016 89

Photos of Las Vegas 2009 - Part One

Portals and KM

If I thought LA was an alternative universe (see last weekend), this is beyond that. I was just in Las Vegas for FastForward 09. I last went to Las Vegas in 1967 when I played black jack all night and walked away with enough winnings to buy breakfast. This time I stayed away form the tables and machines to keep my winning record intact. The architecture is a down market Epcot but it only gets stranger inside. Here are some random shots and there will be more tomorrow.