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Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam. How do they help accomplish social change? Like at the “Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop last year, I took presentation notes.

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I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


As a road / air warrior, I get to travel a fair bit and visit not just mainland Spain, but a bunch of other countries in Europe, and North America. Social, for me, while on the road, has taken a new meaning.

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Do Your Employees Endorse Your Products?

Portals and KM

  In the world of the social Web, product recommendations by individuals seems to be gaining more credibility that those by the product producers.  However, Matt found that 49% of information workers are detractors, and only 27% were promoters, however in North America, workers are three times as likely to advocate as European workers.  Forrester found that, “advocacy correlates with work technology attitudes and behaviors in North America.

A Bright Start to the New Year: Welcome Eric Weaver to Ant’s Eye View

Ant's Eyeview Blog

A true pioneer in digital marketing, Eric began his 20-year career in 1991 as a Community Manager and Content Curator at America Online, and since then he’s helped drive awareness, revenue and loyalty for household brands across North America.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. So its not surprising that, except for theWal-Martization of the North American economy (offshoring NorthAmerican jobs and importing cheap Chinese crap to replace the goodsonce made domestically) to offset the higher costs of energy,$3.50/gallon gasoline has not affected any corporate or individualbehaviour. Altogether,North Americans now spend $104 for every $100 they earn.

Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

It is not in the nature of man or beast to stay yoked to the gleaming machines of their own economic, social, and moral annihilation. Loathing government has always been popular and acceptable in North America (which is why most elections are about which party is hated more).

Returning to the Basics

Chris Corrigan

Our Beyond the Basics team is about to host our last gathering of the current cycle of offers, back in North America. Where are we actually hosting the conversations about the democratic, social and economic systems of our time?

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Dealing with your slaves and seeing the world

Chris Corrigan

All of us in North America depend on slave labour to support our lifestyles. As with the issues of oil dependance, our very existence creates an impact that is measurable, real and negative against our social justice agenda. It begins with a personal practice and commitment to a trajectory of social and economic justice. Think gains like gay marriage and civil rights in North America.

The Need for Smarts as Well as Data

Portals and KM

The rise of social media is making conversations in the marketplace much more transparent. In North America in particular, there is an obsession with numbers.

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.” North. North %. I don’t see a systematic difference between the South and the North columns, do you?

The Genius of Randomness

How to Save the World

F rom time to time on various so-called social media someone suggests, when looking for inspiration, insight or guidance, grabbing a book at random and looking at some random sentence on some random page — say, the 3rd sentence on page 43 for example.

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. I started making a list of all the social media I use. Social Network Sites.

Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

They can imagine the glory of watching Fast and Furious 7 on a phone in a self-driving electric car, but they can’t imagine rebuilt local economies where citizens get to play both an economic and social role in their communities.

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Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Social Media. Social Media Monitoring. Social Business. Social Business Doesnt Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Why Small Businesses are Ignoring Social Media & Why They Should Stop #SocBiz. 15 Ways to Measure Social Business. Regional Differences in Employee Engagement According to the study, less than 33% of employees are engaged in North America. Social Networking Offers Easier Administration, New Plug-In System.

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Not Ready to Do What’s Needed

How to Save the World

Only those with the knowledge, capacities and social networks to create a new way of life from scratch in the resource-depleted environs of the old civilization would have been able to make the transition; the rest would die trying. The first is that social change happens by moral suasion.

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Networks Seem To Travel Well

Collaborative Thinking

15 moved into social networking by rolling out a new travel Web site with blogging capabilities, discussion forums and feedback applications through its GetThere online booking tool.

The one reason not to bother with lists about ‘community’


You don’t have to spend time in Northern Ireland to appreciate that, I believe there are plenty of places in north America where the ‘communities’ are quite strong enough thank you. Over the years this blog has felt like a clumsy, perhaps unconvincing exercise in groping towards that understanding, based on an unsentimental belief in the importance and value of local social interaction and the informal communication that supports it.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this. How I use social media [.]

Monday Video: Conformity

Nancy White

Via Howard Rheingold , Face the Rear: An Illustration of Social Influence rings true like a bell. What Africans did vs colleagues from Europe or North America. I love playing with “elevator etiquette&# by not standing the way the group is.

Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Inequality and Abuse of Power and Wealth as the Issue of 2011: A recent OECD report put the US at the bottom of the heap of affluent nations in social justice (poverty, health, education and income/wealth inequality). Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt.

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Peter Block on community

Chris Corrigan

In it he aggregates the wisdom of those of us who have been practicing participatory process for the last 30 years in North America. One of the most useful books of the past five years in terms of the work I do is Peter Block’s Community: The Structure of Belonging.

Blog>> Personal KM vs Team Collaboration

Green Chameleon

But at the same time, they should be generic and commonly used ; this helps that the tag structure can be used for a long time, across different tools and can be understood by friends, colleagues and even strangers (for social sharing). Here are two examples: * region: asia-pacific, africa & middle-east, eastern europe, western europe, north america, latin america. Are you a person that is very well organised?

Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

Alice Wang and I will be exploring the intersection between identity and social networking during the workshop below: Use Cases Driving Identity in Enterprise 2.0: We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. Tags: Social Networking & Collaboration

Notes on Tuesday's Keynote on Becoming a Social Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

Impact of social technologies in business. Do social networks become the ongoing knowledge bases of the organizaiton? Becoming a social business requires a cultural shift. Wendy Arnott, VP Social Media and Digital Communications. -. newly created role - to encourage social media in the bank. -. Sixth largest bank in North America. -. Become a social business. It wasn't a new idea, but social amplified the benefits.

Links of the Month: July 15, 2013

How to Save the World

TS Eliot would have us wait , go by the way of ignorance and dispossession and “through the way in which you are not” And these days, I am inclined to give the last word to the poets, since they’re generally the humblest and most articulate of social critics.

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Apps for Good: smartphones solving local problems

Social Reporter

Is this just another social-media-will-solve-our social-problems dream? I’ve been following with great interest the research undertaken to Iris Lapinski to see how CDI could bring the digital inclusion work they started in 1995 in Latin America to the UK. They were agreed the project should yield both some monetary value and social benefit. When I first saw online community networks in North America in the 1990s, I thought aha – virtual development trusts.

Up the wrong tree? Social exclusion in the network society


Yes there is, as I and my colleague heard clearly while we sat in a town hall the other day learning about the difficulties of bringing social media to certain culturally self-excluding groups. This means that the openness of social media may be a non-starter. Tags: Cohesion and diversity Information and communication Social exclusion Social policy

Revisiting local online communities, 15 years on

Social Reporter

My Social by Social book collaborator Amy Sample Ward and I have been developing an online network that’s particularly aimed at helping join up the various programmes now being funded by Government others in this field. I was first interested in local online communities back in 1994 when we had good enough web access to see how Freenets and community networks had been developing in North America.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference – What to Expect – Day 3


Enterprise Social Networks (A Field Research Study) #e2conf24 with Mike Gotta , which I am sure will be another great speaker session from Mike, detailing some of the really good work he has been doing on the research study on Enterprise 2.0. outside of North America.

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.

Links of the Month: January 27, 2013

How to Save the World

There is still no agreement, however, on what we should do in anticipation of this, beyond living as ecologically and socially responsible a life as our current culture permits. More social and human rights, not the commodification of human needs.

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A continuum of social models

John Tropea - Delicious Community

His job involves measuring usage and behavior of social software as it impacts productivity and interfacing with infrastructure teams. Friday October 05, 2007 A continuum of social models In my earlier view, I only identified two stages: social networks, and communities. The former describes a loose network of people who generally keep in touch with each other for a common purpose, whether purely social or for business purposes. IT vs Operator/Exec vs Social co.

Social Networking for Business | BNET

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

William Baker, a professor of marketing at San Diego State University, surveyed 1,600 executives and found that firms that rely heavily on external social networks scored 24 percent higher on a measure of radical innovation than companies that dont. Here are four professionals who used social networks to change the game. “Without the social network, even though we were a few meters apart, we would have never known we were all working on this,&# Gentile says.

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with IBM’s Jeff Schick

Portals and KM

During the event I interviewed Jeff Schick, VP, Social Software at IBM. Jeff started by discussing some of the issues with social business. Social software is generally intuitive so people of all generations can use the tools. Social business is not just about small incremental improvements but it holds the potential for transformational improvements in the business. IBM can provide skilled people to help with social business implementations and gaining engagement.


Neighbourhoods online are more sociable

Social Reporter

We’ve had neighbourhood web sites since the mid 1990s, and before that in North America, but not enough research into the extent to which they increase people’s sense of belonging or change attitudes to those public bodies that may engage online.

On Dissociation and Free Will — Part One

How to Save the World

Quite a few of the families that I know include adult children who appear unable to function socially in the world or in the workplace. I’ve been told this is even more true in affluent families in Russia, Latin America and parts of Asia than in North America.

On Living Alone

How to Save the World

Just look at the demographics: In North America, Northern Europe and Australia, about 15% of the adult population lives alone, more than anywhere else in the world; these are also the countries with the highest proportion of bloggers. The geographic differences in the age distribution of those living alone is attributable to the high cost of housing in Northern Europe and the lower proportion of seniors in North America/Australia). BLOG Living Alone.

Social Network Dreamtime — Informal Learning Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The key to the effective enterprise → Social Network Dreamtime August 2nd, 2008 | general This aboriginal painting in Queensland Art Museum in Brisbane, Australia, stopped me in my tracks. Concerning the blending of American cultures, historians tell us that that’s what the Iberians did in America (3/4 of the American hemisphere) famously producing a population of mestizos but the Anglos in both North America and Australia avoid miscegenation and any form of blending.