Free Alternatives to Ning

Influence

" Where does that leave those of us who need a free-for-use Ning alternative? Here are some of the more interesting low-cost solutions we've evaluated or used: www.socialgo.com. 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.

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

Influence

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.

The Cost of Doing Business with Email - The EQC Privacy Breach and What To Do About It

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are some good alternative approaches to sharing information in a secure way, and the EQC needs to get onto these immediately - not as a long term strategy. The Earthquake Commission in New Zealand has been in the news over the past few days, due to a privacy breach where an EQC staffer mistakenly sent a spreadsheet by email to the wrong recipient. Ian Simpson, the CEO of EQC wrote yesterday : " Today I confirmed the scale of the privacy breach on Friday was larger than first thought.

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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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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

Universities evolved in in another era and remain stacked with inefficiencies (cost, structural, learning inefficiencies). ′ venture (pre Netscape) and I’ve been looking ever since for models that could support an alternative to university-level courses.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. 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. 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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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In my experience most of therest of the mountains of information in Intranets costs more tomaintain than it provides in value. And the value of these tools bears nocorrelation to their cost.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

February 29, 2008 Friday Flashback: Nobody But Yourself J ust about a year ago I wrote an article called Nobody But Yourself about human nature and the benefits and costs of the social contract wemake with others. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. 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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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

February 29, 2008 Friday Flashback: Nobody But Yourself J ust about a year ago I wrote an article called Nobody But Yourself about human nature and the benefits and costs of the social contract wemake with others. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. 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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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Smith/European Pressphoto Agency L ately Ive been on a rant about the declining quality ofproducts, services and infrastructure in our society, as corporationsand governments alike cut corners to try to reduce costs. They have an extraordinarily high maintenance andreplacement cost, measured both in dollars and in hours of work. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

At this point, thesole objective of the corporation became to satisfy the shareholdersinsatiable demand for higher returns and lower risk on theirinvestment, at any cost to the real owners of the enterprise -- theemployees and the community who granted the corporation the privilegeof existence. Creating an Alternative, Gift Economy. Understanding and Caring for Our Animal Friends Working Smarter · Knowledge Management & the Cost of Not Knowing.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

The alternative to social media campaigns and digital transformation theatrics? There is an unfortunate tendency to view Customer communities as “cost saving” vs “value producing”. Image © Leigh Prather.

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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.

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The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

The alternative to social media campaigns and digital transformation theatrics? There is an unfortunate tendency to view Customer communities as “cost saving” vs “value producing”. Image © Leigh Prather.

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The Future of Crowdsourcing: An Interview With Bastian Unterberg of Jovoto

Online Community Strategy

From the $300 House challenge, crowdstorming low-cost irrigation solutions for farmers in India , and the universal logo for human rights. Bastian Unterberg, Founder & CEO of Jovoto.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

When their activities were exposed and the organization’s complicity in the cover-up was also exposed, the cost to the organization was enormous. We don’t know details of this story, but these elements must have been there and the costs were real. If we participate in an organization or community that depends on the other way of participating, we need to alternate between the two perspectives.

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The Future of Crowdsourcing: An Interview With Bastian Unterberg of Jovoto

Online Community Strategy

From the $300 House challenge, crowdstorming low-cost irrigation solutions for farmers in India , and the universal logo for human rights. Bastian Unterberg, Founder & CEO of Jovoto.

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Case Study: Analyzing the political economy of the charcoal sector in Tanzania

Net-Map Toolbox

High population growth rates coupled with accelerated urban development and relative cost increases of alternative fuels indicate that the importance of charcoal is unlikely to decline in the near future. Charcoal business in Tanzania (copyright by CIFOR 2009).

Twortex Provides Twitter Search through Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine™

Portals and KM

  This provides an alternative to traditional Twitter search that presents topics in a liner order that can make it harder to see trends and more difficult to quickly scan over a large amount of content. You can go to the Twortex site and register and to use it at no cost.

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Much discussion about networking local government – now how about the rest of civil society?

Social Reporter

The story about closure of the Local Government Association’s Knowledge Hub – which I covered here – has gathered momentum over the past week, with various behind-the-scenes moves to keep it going or develop an alternative, and a gathering of some members of the former advisory group planned this week. Reduce the cost by doing it more cheaply either by expecting the maintenance etc to be done more productively and / or reduce some of the functionality.

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Container Homes

Michael Sampson - Currents

New Zealand is suffering a housing crisis in many of its cities – the cost of buying a first home have skyrocketed over the past couple of decades since my wife and I first purchased a place to live.

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Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

There is also more cost savings, at least up front and likely for the total cost of ownership (but not always). There are several alternatives to on premise: fully hosted, hosted supporting services (hybrid), and split domain (another hybrid). Migration costs tend to run about.5 Also movement to a new platform with training costs associated with it can raise the cost. The use of communities and employee evangelists can reduce migration costs.

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A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

The Bumble Bee

Alternatively if the group is too big to deal with on an individual basis you can do the calculations on a single typical member of the group and just multiply this by the total number in the group. Step 6 - Do the cost-benefits analysis.

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What’s Your Purpose?

Elsua

I mean, look at the alternative(s) of not diving in to the Digital Transformation journey. Apparently, ‘ two thirds of digital transformation projects fail ’.

Meeting Scheduling - Recent News (Tuesday, June 22)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Alternatively, try the Swiss trains approach - eg, a 10:12am to 10:26am meeting. - To work out how much a meeting costs, see meetordie.com. Gina coaches us to practice defensive scheduling. Make commitments with yourself first, and put them on your calendar! - Use your calendar to remind you when tasks need to be done. Make sure you always have your calendar with you. Tuesday 3pm is a good time to schedule meetings , apparently. People are more likely to come prepared.

Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When trust is low and relationships are plagued by suspicion, networks collapse into brittle organizational structures that rarely offset their operational costs in real world outcomes. Trust also reduces red tape, which lowers the cost of collaboration. Trust makes networks work.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

The site reports, “Blockchain’s significant potential in education – from powering efficiency to collapsing costs or disrupting the current system – is becoming clearer to technologists, educationalists and governments alike.” The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0

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What is Next for Desktop Productivity Tools?

Portals and KM

The report indicated that though most enterprises have long-term plans to continue using Office, alternative productivity tools will remain in the mix by leveraging the tools employees access for do-it-yourself technologies, such as those through mobile devices and the cloud. They pointed out that the recent recession has driven interest in free or low-cost alternatives to Microsoft Office and has slowed upgrade plans. According to a new Forrester report, The Next Wave of O?ce

‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

But the question ‘how much does the EU cost the UK?’ How do we get contrary information and alternative perspectives into echo chambers? Alternative perspectives are often not welcomed and as I have personally experienced can be met with at best silence and at worst abuse and ridicule.

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The Divine Right of Capital: Waking Up

Alchemy of Change

Today employee income is scattered across our financial statements as various cost items. Similarly, a community income statement would show corporate taxes, jobs created and other benefits weighed against the firm’s costs in infrastructure, subsidies and externalized costs.

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Saving Web 2.0 from itself?

GrowingPains

Keen, however, builds an alternative case for why they, like any technology, can also be dangerous. Advertising as an alternative source of income is not enough, it is very hard to sell advertising on the Internet. Alternative ways of thinking. However, building good arguments costs time, thus money. On September 18, Andrew Keen gave the Incubate Innovation Lecture. Incubate is an annual independent culture festival in Tilburg.

A minor case of Corporate Amnesia. US forgets how to make Trident missiles…

Chris Collison

The situation is astonishing - and indicates the cost of not maintaining good archives … it was hard to believe - but then more conventional news sites were also running the story, including Fox News on March 9 2009. “At the beginning of the W76 life extension program in 2000, NNSA identified key technical challenges that would potentially cause schedule delays or cost overruns. 3) developing an alternate material that was easier to produce than Fogbank.

Skype as a community platform

Learning Alliances

Notice that the two tools are really different in cost and function: it costs a small amount to call someone on a regular phone and you can’t receive a call back from them unless you buy a POTS number from Skype.

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Re-Imagining Effective Work (aka Digital Transformation) – What Is This?

Michael Sampson - Currents

This discipline is the necessary antidote to staying stuck in outdated approaches, with the attendant costs of reduced market share, decreased competitiveness, and business failure.

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7 Minute Segments & Experts

Nancy White

Woodside says the new training method probably costs about the same as the old approach. Its more investment, he says, than cost. CC Some rights reserved by Mundoo on Flickr. I’m not a big fan of “training&# — it feels like something we do “unto&# others.

Higher Education in 2025

Jenny Connected

It goes without saying that there could be many alternative scenarios. Rising costs and decreasing resources have led to institutions seeking new business models in a search for improved efficiency and productivity.

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Collaborative Thinking: Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Ciscos Networking Vision Going "Social" | Main | Analytics: Key To Understanding Social Media » February 19, 2008 Legal Profession Explores The Value of Social Network Sites Compelling example of applying social networks: Legal OnRamp Legal OnRamp provides content, connectivity and execution services to help legal professionals deliver higher quality work in less time and lower cost.

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Real Decisions or Reflexive Nitpicking: Distinction Bias

Evolving Web

Even though in our alternate no-choice reality you were perfectly happy with the apple. Sometimes it is cost, other times it might be effort, still others it might be profitability, screen size, or capacity. Life is a sum of all your choices. Albert Camus.

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Collaborative Applications Market Remains Strong

Portals and KM

They have been helped by the need for tighter budgets as they are often seen as a lower cost alternative. I frequently speak with vendors in the collaborative applications market as I cover this space for the AppGap blog. Many of the smaller best of breed vendors have been reporting strong revenue despite the economic down turn. A recent IDC report supports these observations.

My blog in Arabic

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is somewhere in the middle of the machine translations mentioned above (weakness: mechanical translations) and professional translations (weakness: costly). Somebody in Egypt is reading my blogposts in Arabic!

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Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

But it is a skilled business, and it costs. The alternative, I suggested, is that it can be part of a bigger system of online networking associated with an organisation, if they are going down the route of becoming a Networked Nonprofit on the lines described so well by Beth Kanter and her co-authors.

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The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

The low prices were unsustainable to many producers, especially those with higher production costs that ceased or curtailed exploring, and that, combined with increasing demand from third-world countries, began pushing prices up again, to $60 /bbl in 2005 and $90 /bbl in 2008.

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Large Companies in the UK are Permitting Less Travel - Collaboration Technology Steps into the Breach

Michael Sampson - Currents

Giving employees easy access to alternative meeting technologies is another - eg., Other hurdles cited by respondents included "lack of familiarity with/lack of availability/poor quality of videoconferencing" and "the cost/inconvenience of rail travel." ". Back in 1994, my Masters thesis was on re-thinking the provision of consulting services via alternative meeting (conferencing) and interaction (voice mail) technologies.

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