Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

I just accidentally stumbled on something in Google+ that suggests some revolutionary ideas about the way organizations need to think about marketing. If you haven’t yet tried it yet, Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”) is a worthy competitor to Facebook and Twitter.

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Collaborative Thinking: Google FeedServer

Collaborative Thinking

Announcing Google FeedServer Hello, Id like to announce a little project that weve been working on for a while at Google and would like the feedback of the Abdera community.

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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.

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The 1-minute guide to integrating technology into teaching

e-Moderation Station

One of the biggest challenges facing EFL (and other) teachers today is how to integrate technology into our classes in a meaningful and principled way. Build up your PLN (Personal Learning Network) in Twitter, Facebook and/or Google +. blended edtech integration tips

Google Enhances the Discussion Capabilities in Google Docs - I Like It

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google announced a new approach to providing discussion capabilities inline to a document in its Google Docs service: " The discussion about a document is as important as the document itself, but until now, there hasn’t been a great medium for this discussion to happen.

Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?


And lately, my mind has been buzzing with how my overall experience with the external Social Web has changed rather dramatically thanks to Google Plus. Well, Google Plus fixes all of that and so much more! Can you imagine when G+ is tightly integrated with Google Search?

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It’s All About Work Life Integration; It’s All About You!


Because, in my own experience, it’s not about striking a good work life balance, but eventually it’s all about Work Life Integration. No matter what your boss or your colleagues tell you about it or regardless of that huge deadline that is approaching!).

Will Google Succeed with TV Where Apple and Microsoft Have Fallen Short?

Portals and KM

Leslie D'Monte recently covered Google's linking of TV and the Web. She notes that Google believes there is a huge market opportunity in this space with around 4 billion people across the world watching TV. The browser on Google TV is simply the Linux version of Google Chrome. The same Android software that powers Google's mobile devices is being used with Google TV. Now it is Google’s turn.

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Mashed potatoes: mixing google earth with wikis

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Riny Heijdendael has given a short introduction on how to use mash-ups of different techniques to connect existing Wikis to Mapping tools like Google Earth. Connecting the geographical oriented and visual approach of Google Earth with the existing wiki was a logical step.

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

Luckily, there may be hope on the horizon with the recent announcement from Google that it is getting in the electronic wallet business – and that could change everything. It’s a smart approach to facilitating commerce – and it definitely makes Square a company to watch.

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The Soothing Effect of Blogging


He can also be contacted over in Twitter at @elsua or Google Plus. Collaboration Communities elsua Freelancing Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Learning Life Metablogging Open Business Work Life Integration

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Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence


So if you would want to reach out to me, the best methods would still be through this blog, a Twitter mention to @elsua or My Google Plus Profile.

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Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)


Well, as a starting point, work has continued to increase quite a bit, as we are approaching year end and I am sure most of you folks would understand what I mean with that. Fosca (1998 – 2011) – R.I.P. General Interest Gran Canaria Life Metablogging Work Life Integration

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My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #9


Google Earth : At this point in time, there is probably very little that I would need to add about Google Earth that may not have been said yet about it, but if I can add my ¢2 I could probably say that the experience in an iPad is fantastic!

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Collaborative Thinking: Sametime 7.5 Asterisk

Collaborative Thinking

& Asterisk IBMs approach to unified communications is anchored around applications, an important distinction from the current state of Microsofts effort which has been more centric to platform convergence. plug-in and integration with Asterisk (an open source PBX).

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Read More » Online Approaches for Inviting and Collecting Public Input Joe Pringle in Influence 4 Jun 2010 I was invited to present last week at the University of Marylands Human Computer Interaction Labs workshop on Government and Social Media. Read More » Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World Sarah Hassaine in Influence 17 May 2010 When President Obama took the stage in Cairo, Egypt last year, millions tuned in to hear his approach for improved U.S.-Muslim

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The FASTForward Blog » Awareness Makes a Smart Move with Its Facebook Integration: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Awareness Makes a Smart Move with Its Facebook Integration by Bill Ives May 5, 2008 at 7:12 am · Filed under Enterprise 2.0 We discussed their recently announced Facebook integration through their Awareness Facebook Application Framework. I have also written about how a number of firms have provided a means to integrate social software (aka enterprise 2.0) You can integrate it with your enterprise environment.

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Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

I was had the privilege of joining Connie Bensen, a colleague on the Dell Community team, for a fantastic Google+ hangout today to talk about the evolving role of the Community Managers. I saw hundreds of CM’s participating in the #CMAD hashtag via twitter and on Google+, and had Community Managers from all over the world reach out today. Today was the third annual Community Manager’s Appreciation Day, or #CMAD.

2012 67 Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption

Portals and KM

They found that eighty-three percent of business users continue to abuse email, ping-ponging document attachments back and forth, thus creating document chaos instead of using SharePoint, Google Docs or other collaboration suites.

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Will TV Web Convergence Lean Toward TV or the Web?

Portals and KM

I have been writing a bit about the convergence of TV and the Web (for example, see Will Google Succeed with TV Where Apple and Microsoft Have Fallen Short? ).   According to New TeeVee , while Google is planning to have its integrated TV and web offering available on Sony TVs and Blu-ray players, as well as Logitech set-top boxes, in stores by the holidays.

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News Updates (February 2, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Apps Store for Google Apps. Google is planning to release an App Store for its Google Apps service. " The store, to launch in March, will give developers the opportunity to profit from developing for Google’s popular enterprise email and document processing service, Google Apps. Like Apple, Google will take a cut from every software sale but will initially provide its marketplace for free to attract developers.

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Thoughts On Salesforce & DimDim

Collaborative Thinking

Integration requires vendor cooperation to deliver a supportable configuration. Yahoo, AOL, Google, Microsoft) and other external IM systems. Application Integration. Organizations have come to expect IM/presence platforms to integrate with desktop productivity tools (office suites, e-mail clients). They also expect integration with enterprise portals. e-learning/LMS integration). Old habits die hard with this post.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Twitter and Google, Twitter and Facebook Once you start to see Twitter as an information network rather than a social network , its competitive edges start to look a lot closer to Google than to Facebook. The long-term challenges to Google are no less real.

What is Next for Desktop Productivity Tools?

Portals and KM

These evolving productivity tools will help enterprises transform to a fit-to-purpose approach to productivity, establishing the foundation for the next wave of productivity that's focused on aligning tools with employee needs. In the words of the report, “ The next wave of  productivity will see today’s innovations dissolve into expected features, creating integrated touch points for content-related activities tailored to fit a business purpose or workforce segment.”.

Microsoft + Nokia: Can Two Losers Collaborate to Win?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Additionally, Nokia and Microsoft plan to work together to integrate key assets and create completely new service offerings, while extending established products and services to new markets. ". If you were in business and didn't do Research in Motion, Microsoft's Windows Mobile or Pocket PC approach was the only other valid way. The integrated BlackBerry Messenger is a key strength. Google owns search. -

Rhizomatic Learning – A Pedagogy of Risk

Jenny Connected

I think we probably still need a clearer view of what happens or can happen, in terms of learning, in the open space for learning that will be created by taking a rhizomatic approach. In #rhizo14 the creation of open space has been an integral part of the course design.

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Teambuilding 2.0

The Bumble Bee

Recently I ran across a New York technnology company GoCrossOffice pioneering a more novel approach. GoCrossOffice integrate both virtual and physical elements into their team games.

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Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Traditionally, KM was more often than not a top-down driven approach. Two very recent examples of semantic explorations are Facebook Page Suggestion ; Google Reader Play. suggest the the new trends are processes integration, reduction of information overflow, and integrating tools into a few applications. For example, document taxonomies and knowledge sharing procedures were defined; identified experts shared their knowledge in defined communities.


Jenny Connected

Josh Underwood highlighted a post by a Chris Basson – saying he was exhausted – but I thought Josh himself looked exhausted in the Tuesday Google Hangout. They have not sanitized the summaries and talk freely of the challenges they face in the Google Hangouts. The platform is thought to be very hard to navigate and a participant in the Google Hangout commented that ‘Cloudworks as a structure is falling over’.

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Curing Business Ecosystems Blindness

Partnering Resources

However, the ecosystem approach goes beyond the traditional supply chains to examine the more complex web in which a company operates. Trainers, resellers, developers, and system integrators all benefit from their association with Microsoft. Evolution into business ecosystems.

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News Updates (December 10, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

TimeBridge announced an integration with, to support file and document sharing before, during and after meetings. Fixing the problem will require multiple approaches. Google Groups Joins Apps. Google added the Google Groups email discussion service to Google Apps.

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Recap of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference for 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

A placement of Jive's software in the Google Apps Marketplace -- broadening its reach, making it easier for organizations to start. Integration of what's going in to simplify life for people. Jive's new integration with Twitter bolsters its Market Engagement solution. Eg, the new Jive What Matters , where Jive brings together what's going on that impacts the current user, plus what they should be working on, into an integrated user interface. The annual Enterprise 2.0

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Clarizen Moves Beyond Online Project Management

Portals and KM

  In response Clarizen has adopted a design approach of what they term “robust simplicity” and extended functionality beyond the planning phase. Clarizen also developed email integration so team members could work where they tend to spend much of their time. 

Expanding Web Search Part One: Focused Search-Based Applications

Portals and KM

This is the first of a two part series on how the boundaries of search are being pushed beyond the familiar Google style broad Web search. He mentioned that the major players such as Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are continuing their battle for broad based Web search.

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News Updates (February 26, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Formotus provides mobile device integration with SharePoint. Google's finding it hard going in the enterprise collaboration market, 3 years after the release of its hosted collaboration services. " But by 2009, both Microsoft and IBM had released hosted collaboration solutions to keep Google Apps from being the lone wolf in cloud collaboration. Google finds itself in a daunting position on Monday, Feb. Central Desktop 2.0.

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News Updates (June 12, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Google for Outlook = Winner. Michael argues that the recent Google for Outlook sync product is going to see a flood of firms ditch Microsoft for Google. " The main resistance to this change isn’t from IT or even rank-and-file employees, Laczynski told me, but rather in the C-level suites, where users are loathe to give up Outlook, which integrates calendar, appointment and contact features with email. Google for Outlook = Loser. J.Boye UK SharePoint Group.

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News Updates (January 22, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Another approach is to divide project duties between team locations so that tasks requiring frequent interaction are handled by team members with overlapping hours. added an integrated file viewer to its service, enabling users to view files in the browser without having to open the actual authoring application. " The capabilities in this area are better than SharePoint and Google Docs. HyperOffice to Google. Don't Forget to Talk!!

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The Future of Collaborative Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

" This approach to software development does not work. The resulting application suites are monolithic, inflexible, not extensible, expensive to scale and are invariably difficult, if not impossible, to integrate with other enterprise technologies. Next: Google Releases Deve.


Jenny Connected

Josh Underwood highlighted a post by a Chris Basson – saying he was exhausted – but I thought Josh himself looked exhausted in the Tuesday Google Hangout. They have not sanitized the summaries and talk freely of the challenges they face in the Google Hangouts. The platform is thought to be very hard to navigate and a participant in the Google Hangout commented that ‘Cloudworks as a structure is falling over’.

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Breakfast with Alistair Rennie in Sydney - Some Notes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research finding: companies who outperformed their industry are more than 3X as likely to have adopted smart work practices - faster at being able to build skills to new markets, more likely to identify people with needed skills, more likely to gain insights and losve problems by rating and commenting, more likely to integrate and deliver data from multiple sources. Some Microsoft shops are putting in the Lotus Sametime platform for integrated presence and interaction modalities.

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Should You Move Your Email To The Cloud?

Portals and KM

For this reason companies are moving to the “big bang” all at once approach to migration.   Issues that can slow things down: integration, security, SLAs, and legal terms. Then determine integration requirements. You do not have to limit yourself to the big names such as Google, IBM, and Microsoft. I am attending Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011.

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Making social reporting an OpenBusiness

Social Reporter

The UKgovcamp event on Saturday gave me a chance to extend social reporting practice by making interviews, and hosting a session, an integral part of an open research and ideas-generation process within a project. It’s a nudge towards an OpenBusiness approach. So on Saturday I pitched up to Google headquarters in London with about 120 other people, most of them more directly involved in Government tech than I am.

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My KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Peter Morville on Making Maps for Knowledge Discovery

Portals and KM

What we find changes our approach if we are sensitive to our discoveries.  Google is a master here. Federated search is an interesting approach as it is both a solution and a symptom of things that need to be addressed. There needs to be tighter integration of different content types. They are moving from a federated search model to an integrated search. This approach blurs browsing and searching as you can browse the facets.

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