Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Networks and Autonomy How Connections “Wrap&# Our Engagement » Connections are Different than Relationships I used to use the words connection and relationship interchangeably.

Reinventing Relationships with Social Business


Specially, since time and time again I kept relating how I struggle constantly getting connected, finding the time and eventually write down a blur of entries while on the road. Engagement (Connected). Perhaps I should try out the next time the offline approach and see how that works.

Ten practical tips to profitable business relationships

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to round out the coverage of this crucial area with an excellent guest article by business networking guru Tony Altham which offers ten practical tips for creating, building and sustaining profitable business relationships. Playing Connections.

In Connection We Trust

Alchemy of Change

Trust Connects Us – and Our Software. I wrote recently in another piece called Trust and Networks that “ trust is the lubricant that supports relationships and makes a network work. &# I also noted that “networks are the connections that allow peers to work together.&#

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

The basis of that program is a leadership approach that is very similar and deeply informed by what we in the Art of Hosting community know as the four-fold practice: that great leadership is personal, practice-based, participatory and perceptive.

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment


I use it every single day of the week, it’s my favourite personal learning network by far, but I am starting to question the value of connections over there. When you decide to stop following everyone and question the purpose of that connection in the first place?

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Introducing Network Thinking: A Mobile Approach to Customer Communities

Online Community Strategy

We know companies that invest in creating networks of relationships perform better than those that don’t. We also know that customers connected to a company’s “network of relationships” are more valuable. WHERE do they want to build relationships with each other? .

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Relationship Centric Teaching – Part 3 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

I also wanted to focus on relationship centric teaching using conversational approaches. My plan was to focus on identity and relationship as a key to engaged teaching and learning, and use methods from Liberating Structures as a set of exemplar processes to embody this approach.

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Facebook And It's About Honoring Mutual Relationship Rights

Collaborative Thinking

In a recent post I outlined some perspectives on social graphs - namely, that a change in context and situation alters how relationship connections are manifested. Facebook Connect limits the data flow of Facebook user data in ways a direct login would not.

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

When we think of relationships, and study it from a social perspective, we look at: how people construct facets of their identity based on social structures in a particular context and activity. When we study relationships from a purely identity management focus, we look at the people, process, and technology arenas such as: how the organization ensures that authenticated and authorized employees are securely accessing information and applications.

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

As a company, I can start to organize my connections with people on Google+ based on a variety of factors and use that to track what I send to and receive from them. Connecting Google+ to Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

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Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Though we don’t often see it as such, CRM (or Customer Relationship Management) truly is a social technology. Organizations use CRM to manage relationships with customers and partners, and one day they’ll likely use it to manage relationships with employees. CRM is more than just a database for managing information about relationships, however. So how did companies keep track of the relationships behind all this internal sharing of social objects?

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Notes from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

In Orlando at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, IBM is kicking off the Opening General Session for IBM Connect. IBM Connections 4.5 - nested folders, social tagging, document workflow. -. Foresee in Germany, have integrated Connections with a full touch capable table. -. Social Edition (coming in March), IBM Connections Content Manager 4.5 decided to go for a holistic approach, bringing people together internally and externally. They want to build a relationship.

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Cisco WebEx Connect Questions

Collaborative Thinking

Predictions: WebEx Connect will need a strong IdM (Identity Management) play and will do so either through expanding what exists within PostPath or through an acquisition or a deep partnership. The cloud-based identity service will be key to expand on social networking aspects that will emerge around WebEx Connect. What about offline - does WebEx Connect implement Dojo Offline which is based on Google Gears? Does Cisco see SaaS as equal to WebEx Connect?

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My KM World Notes: Evolve From a Tactical E-Discovery Approach to Search and E-Discovery

Portals and KM

    It is titled:  Evolve From a Tactical E-Discovery Approach to Search and E-Discovery   by  Brian W. Lacking an end-to-end approach to gather and filter information, few enterprises report having a holistic approach to e-discovery. Security and metadata can be very different and not connected. One search approach is key words but you only find what you are looking for. There are a number of shortcomings with this approach.

Community Is A Management Approach, Not Just a Role

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Over the last nine months working with and speaking with a wide array of individuals who are practicing community management it has become apparent that community management is not only an explicit role or career but also a general approach to management.

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Green Chameleon » Connect, Contribute, Develop

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Connect, Contribute, Develop Tony Burgess of Company Command fame made a very striking contribution on the Comprac listserve the other day, which I’m quoting here with his permission.

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Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect


As more and more blog posts are starting to come along sharing further insights on some of the major highlights from the recent IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 events held last week in Orlando, Florida, I guess it’s now time for me to start sharing my two cents on what both events were like, what I learned, what I thought were some pretty interesting developments and happenings, as well as a bunch of other tidbits that I think would prove useful to share over here in this blog.

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Misuse of Email


In this particular example, it showcases IBM’s Lotus Connections (The Files component, to be more precise, which is by now one of my favourite social software tools behind the IBM firewall!

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Using social software to reinvent the customer relationship | Enterprise Web 2.0 |

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Application , Productivity , Web 2.0 , Product Marketing , Customer Relationship Management (CRM) The elimination of decades of inadequate communication channels will suddenly unleash a tide of many opportunities, as well as challenges, for most organizations.

Are you connected to your neighbours?


Respondents were asked how connected they feel to their neighbours. But we can interpret the scale as: Not at all connected. Not very connected. Neither connected nor disconnected. Fairly connected. Very connected.

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Jive SBS Design Practices, Part 1 » Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It’s not just another website, and yet many approach the design of their community site the same way they approached their intranet or corporate Internet site.

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Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

I just mapped all my LinkedIn connections onto a visual graph through a new web service called InMaps. After connecting InMaps with my LinkedIn account, it clustered all my connections into eight clumps that you can see in the image to the right.

Starting a community of practice - fostering relationships

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Often we will help organisations kick their communities off with a work shop that has a number of objectives but perhaps the most important is to foster deeper connections among the potential members. We encourage people to retell their stories in these small group conversations as this also helps to foster relationships. To encourage relationship building in the early stages, we run an "Object Sculpture" exercise.

Think ‘Network Structure’ not ‘Networking’ « Connect « Innovation Leadership Network

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Because as it is usually practiced, networking consists of going out and making a whole bunch of new connections, and then hoping that something good will come of them. It is much more productive to think about your position within the network as you create connections.

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Connecting Yourself to a New Job

TNT - The Network Thinker

The next suggestion -- networking -- sounds good, but is often approached wrong. Networking is commonly defined as quickly connecting with many people -- focus on quantity over quality -- sometimes mockingly called schmoozing. Everyone has dormant connections that can be re-activated.

RSA - Connected Communities - How social networks power and sustain the Big Society

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In this report we argue for a new approach to community regeneration, based on an understanding of the importance of social networks, such an approach has the potential to bring about significant improvements in efforts to combat isolation and to support the development of resilient and empowered communities. These traditional approaches have failed to deliver on key social capital improvements such as improving trust between residents or fostering a greater sense of belonging.

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The Value of Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites encourage their users to create rich profiles that can be used to facilitate connection, to identify connections with people on the network that they already know, and to invite their friends to join and connect.

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Missing the Power of a Point

21st Century Organization

If anyone ever wanted to use PP to visualize and make a point, the relationships in a network are it. Tags: 21st Century Skills Organizational Networks Relationship Networks Visualization Harvard Magazine network analysis networked networks New York Times

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How to Strengthen Your Organization’s Influence Mapping

Alchemy of Change

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases are the logical information systems in which to manage organizational influence maps. All it takes are some tweaks to the CRM so that it includes database fields for tracking decision makers, their influencers and the connections between them.

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Notes on SW303 LeasePlan and Pensco Trust

Michael Sampson - Currents

From 2007, developed a new approach / strategy for working together. 2) new BPM technology provided a new technology foundation to allow IT to earn trust with the business groups, and this started to thaw relationships with the business groups. (3) People are working with Connections.

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Green Chameleon » Chris Collison on KM and Technology

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Chris Collison on KM and Technology The guys at eClerx Services have continued their short KM video series with an interview with Chris Collison on the relationship between KM and technology.

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Social Networks and the Renaissance of Local News

Alchemy of Change

Every time we do these activities, we’re “ networking information &# – connecting it to people and connecting it to other bits of information in ways that distribute it across the web.

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What it Takes to Build a Web Presence

Online Social Networking

Web marketing to me is entirely about building up both social capital and search equity, nurturing relationships and reputations both with people and with search engines. I also point out in Website vs. Web Presence , that SEO , social media , relationships and reputation each contribute to the building of a presence on the web. I agree with Darren’s point of view and adopted the same approach when I started Online Social Networking 24 months ago.

Life With Alacrity: Dunbar Triage: Too Many Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

How do I maintain meaningful relationships with over 300 people? For me, its the quality of relationships that enhances my professional and personal life, not the sheer numbers." How does someone like a member of the US House of Representatives manage their relationships?

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Collaborative Thinking: Social Media & Financial Services

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Lingering Privacy Doubts Over Facebooks Beacon | Main | Social Media & Pharmaceuticals » December 04, 2007 Social Media & Financial Services An article worth reading that outlines the approach taken by two organizations: Wells Fargo entered the social media game when it launched Stagecoach Island in May 2005.

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#PLENK2010 The relevance of learning theories

Jenny Connected

I was interested to see what George would come up with re the relationship between learning theories and PLE/PLNs. This cognitivist approach also helps children who get the answer wrong – as they begin to examine their own thinking. As a science teacher (in the past) I was always interested in the constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivist approaches can all be used with individual learners.

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Notes on INV204 Pardon the Interruption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Need to morph into "human relationships," don't like the term "human resources." LS - Take a hybrid approach. Conference Notes IBM ConnectionsLuis Suarez (LS), Louis Richardson (LR), and Luis Benitez (LB) are presenting Pardon the Interruption - Social Business Hot Topics. Some notes: 1. There are 18 topics they are going to cover. Will give the topic, and then each person will have 60 seconds to give an answer. Getting started can certainly be overwhelming.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Networks and learning

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Culture and TCFL There will be collaboration » Networks and learning Although they come in an infinite variety, all networks are ultimately about nodes and connections with things (like data, for example) passing through them.

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

A novel network approach was used to simulate a whole network from individual networks depicting likely patterns of job-seeking relationships across the community. Men had longer relationships than women, while women had stronger relationships.

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care?

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care?

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Green Chameleon » AWARE of Poor KM

Green Chameleon

A 25-year-old NGO, the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), was recently taken over by a group of people with connections to a christian fundamentalist church. There are also relationships that the old guards had forged with international partners and local volunteers and beneficiaries that cannot simply be handed over to the new team as with a box of dossiers. Relationships are personality dependent, built on trust and over time.

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