Who to Focus On

Alchemy of Change

Balancing Task and Relationship. Lots of it centers on having good relationships. That’s because collaboration is part task and part relationship - and that’s why both of these diagrams are important. Bloggers and savvy tweeters know this too.

Focus 248

What a coffee corner provides, how to call it and a research agenda


It’s a great space for relationship building – sharing personal stories, food and drink helps to get to know people and to build trust. Integration Digital traces Coffee table in Enschede (Office) in a tired mood by Johan Koolwaaij.

2009 152

The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

On Plate 7 in his book, The Master and His Emissary, he writes: Here light, colour and texture of the stone surfaces all emphasise the depth of perspective in both time and space, drawing us into felt relationship with the world.

2019 172

Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

Manager Community, Dell; + Lionel Menchaca , Chief Blogger, Dell; + Amy Muller , Chief Community Officer & Co-Founder, Get Satisfaction; + Mark Harrison , Community Manager, Google Earth & SketchUp; + Patrick O’Keefe , Author of Managing Online Forums / iFroggy Networks; + Jim Storer , Principal/Founder of The Community Roundtable; and. Specifically, I hope that Community Management is seen as a role, as well as an intention (to form and nurture a network of relationships).

2012 67

How ‘Engagement Roles’ Blur Organizational Boundaries

Alchemy of Change

Examples include “maintaining good relationships with media contacts” and “collecting customer success stories.”. Let’s say that one of the engagement roles we’ve identified for organizational outreach is ensuring favorable blogger coverage.

Roles 259

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: IBM Social Business Partners

Portals and KM

Now I return as a blogger. IBM provided a session for bloggers featuring IBM business partners who are helping their customers become social businesses and served sushi and sashimi whish was much appreciated. This is another in a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011.

2011 173

12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I don’t have a problem with this type of TV show online – good on them – but let’s not talk about “socially integrated” shall we? The rest is for us bloggers and twitters and social media-ites as it involves solution not problem journalism.

2012 285

Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Hes a regular blogger on the Lithosphere and previously wrote in the Analytic Science blog. In my last post, I promised that I’d cover some new topics this time, so I am going to share with you a research project that I’ve been conducting recently on the relationship between social networks and communities. Author and blogger Brian Solis , introduced another classification of social media, based on the types of conversation.

Personal tech configuration as steward’s springboard

Digital Habitats

I used to use Blogger ). I left Blogger unhappy. Never got a stitch of help from Blogger. That was the end of what once was a happy relationship. So much for integration, eh?). I am floored the MS Livemeeting does not have integrated participant chat.

*Rough* Notes from the Online Community Roundtable: 1/11 at Salon.com / The WELL

Online Community Strategy

Having had to screen candidates, lots of qualified and experienced people from both marketing and community perspectives – sometimes they want a brand blogger, othertimes they want a true community manager – if we start to differentiate roles, then these may help polarize things. Lit blogger and Book bloggers – book bloggers all acted as a community versus lit bloggers are broadcast editorial blogging.

2010 45

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge


This is not the first, nor the second time, and I am sure there will be a third time, and many more!, at some point, that I have either heard or read about something that I would think would make pretty upset all of those folks who work on the Internet or with technology in general.

2011 244

Blog Cases from 2005: Renee Blodgett on Cimmunications and Marketing

Portals and KM

Many of her blogger friends were more introverted than Renee. After Renee quietly started her blog, several well-known industry bloggers encouraged her to go live with her blog and told her not to worry what others thought of her content or her writing. As this quote indicates, like many bloggers that I have talked with, Renee engages in blogging more for a sense of community that to directly promote her business. Blogs build relationships after they start building trust.

2005 116

Why Intel Is Investing in Social Computing - Leading by Example


Remember the blog posts I put together yesterday on the topic of " Just Do The Right Thing " by the wonderfully gifted industry analyst / blogger Rachel Happe ? New hires want to have a way to integrate into Intel faster.

The social media I use

Nancy White

I used to use Blogger ). I left Blogger unhappy. Never got a stitch of help from Blogger. That was the end of what once was a happy relationship. So much for integration, eh?). I am floored the MS Livemeeting does not have integrated participant chat.

Stories to TEL: Learning in networks and in communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It is well-known that our mental ability to maintain strong relationships is limited (Roger Dunbar believes it is in the order of 150 people that we can keep track of; see also Sutcliffe et al.), Although such groups may disappear once the problem is solved, they may last and become or become integrated in genuine communities of practice. Social Relationships and the Emergence of Social Networks. Powered by Blogger. Stories to TEL.

2013 38

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And I saw a guy raving about how he wants to integrate Facebook Credits (he currently uses Offerpal) with his social betting game. Facebook has just announced it’s plans to expand it’s Facebook currency.

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Formal hierarchies with clear reporting relationships gave people their position and their power. Fewer people act as power-holders monopolizing information or decision-making, and more people serve as integrators using relationships and persuasion to get things done.


List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

This is software you can brand and integrate tightly into your existing domain. Awareness builds these features into complete communities for companies, or customers use the Awareness API and widgets to integrate Web 2.0

2008 55

My Top 10+ Blog Traffic Sources

Online Social Networking

Entrecard , a traffic exchange for bloggers - Admittedly, Entrecard provides me with lots of worthless traffic. Fortunately, however, the site provides me with some great traffic too and an opportunity to build key relationships with other bloggers. Most of my LinkedIn traffic is coming as a result of the Twitter LinkedIn integration. I believe that Blogger is sending me visitors because of Google Friend Connect.

2010 62

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

iUpload “iUpload enables Internet-based business communities for the purpose of improving communications, enhancing customer relationships, driving sales opportunities and gathering marketing data.&#

2008 58

Blog Cases from 2005: Ed Brill on IBM, Collaboration, and More

Portals and KM

He added, “I've made blogging an integral part of my communications.”  Ed’s biggest challenge came when he went through a period of time that all bloggers do, where he felt like he was a slave to the blog. Ed maintained good relationships with his communications and legal teams to ensure that any questionable content could be discussed openly. This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts.

2013 126

More Follow-up to Our Enterprise 2.0 Conference Panel on Twitter and Business Panel

Portals and KM

My panel co-participants include Jessica Lipnack , CEO, NetAge (our moderator) Isaac Garcia, CEO, Central Desktop , Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era, and my fellow AppGap blogger, Patti Anklam. Patti added benefits to using within the enterprise: situational awareness, crowd sourcing: tweeting questions and getting answers from friends but also friends of friends (via the Retweet mechanism), developing and maintaining relationships.

2009 100

Collaborative Thinking: Social Media & Financial Services

Collaborative Thinking

While these generations may not have as much money as baby boomers or even Gen Xers, they are perhaps the group with the most potential because they have little or no established relationships with financial institutions, points out Janet Barkwell, VP of client strategies for Toronto-based RBC (US$539 billion in assets). We're in the voting stage right now, and the public actually gets to select who the bloggers will be.

2007 100

Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Katzenbach & D.Smith) Successful, innovative teams are all about the relationships and the right blend of skills – technical, business, problem-solving, decision-making, and interpersonal. Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect?

Social Media & Enterprise 2.0 Musings: Opportunity's a knocking here at EMC - Check out EMC's Open Community Roles

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A Reflection on #E2Conf Boston EMC Monster Mash 2010 Winners Announced at #EMCWorld General Adoption Techniques for Social Media and Community Tips for Corporate Bloggers Live from EMC World 2010 - updated with #emcworld blogs Spots4Bots @ #EMCWorld 2010 – Geo-tagging at its best!

2010 59

How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Learn More » CIO Executive Council A Peer-Advisory Service and Professional Association for CIOs Stakeholder Relationship Worksheet Hudson Highland Group CIO Michael Whitmer shares his stakeholder relationship worksheet, including background on why he developed it and how it has affected his relationships in the company. Why It Was Unique: P&G is deploying the tools with groups that demand them and integrating them with the ways people work.

CIO 51

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.


Develop Relationships with Clients Someone once dubbed the job of the Community Manager as being the loneliest job in the company. If you’ve developed a good relationship with your client already, you should have no problem drawing lines where necessary.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The connection with an external practitioner then allows a sharing of ideas, and the beginning of a peer coaching or support relationship. Heidi Massey HeidiEKMassey @NancyWhite Kids divide parents, people divide others at work, in relationships w/triang.

On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - HarvardBusiness.org

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Formal hierarchies with clear reporting relationships gave people their position and their power. Organization structure in vanguard companies involves multi-directional responsibilities, with an increasing emphasis on horizontal relationships rather than vertical reporting as the center of action that shapes daily tasks and ones portfolio of projects, in order to focus on serving customers and society.


Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The connection with an external practitioner then allows a sharing of ideas, and the beginning of a peer coaching or support relationship. Heidi Massey HeidiEKMassey @NancyWhite Kids divide parents, people divide others at work, in relationships w/triang.

Core Principles for the New Economy: Human Agency & Enlightened Self-Interest « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Share this: Share Facebook Email Digg Twitter StumbleUpon Reddit Print Like this: Like One blogger likes this post. Not sure what to call this except “integration” Reply. The problem with the kinds of ad hoc, project-based, one off relationships Boyd described is that they leave the individual isolated without a safety net, and thus leave the project-based model of p2p collaboration open to cooptation (as free agents become a precariat) by capitalist business firms.

2012 51

Build a Social Network Using Joomla! - Nettuts+

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

In our sample, this is our purpose: To create and nurture business relationships by offering free network and support opportunities. It integrates with JomSocial as well. This has JomSocial integration as well. They are working on a JomSocial integration for the user profiles. It has integration with JomSocial and EventList. It also integrates into the social component core, so comments can be displayed on user profile pages.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » FrenchPod is a PLS

Ken Carroll

It also means that we can integrate the elements and that users can dive in, immerse themselves in the resources, and develop a live culture of learning the language. It was an extremely positive, collegial relationship. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Language and social distance Edupunks need to grow up » FrenchPod is a PLS FrenchPod went live last week. It represents a new version of the Praxis Language platform.

The Psychology of Twitter: Doubly Addictive

How to Save the World

Just like a newbie blogger, no one reads what you write, at first. Just as there are 'A-list' bloggers with thousands of readers, there are 'A-list' tweeters who have audiences in the tens of thousands. Unsurprisingly, there are bloggers who simply 'tweet' links to their latest blog posts. It appears that Google Wave will incorporate it, but expect to see IM and Twitter-type reverse-IM tools integrated within the next few months. BLOG The Psychology of Twitter.

A Methodology for Web 2.0 Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations)

How to Save the World

The collaboration processshould extend and build on existing relationships and conversations.Social networking and web 2.0 Thenew collaboration processes and tools should be integrated withexisting processes and tools like e-mail, PDAs, CRM, IM, HR and othersystems and collaboration tools and spaces that are currently beingused (with varying degrees of effectiveness) to collaborate. The thoughts expressed herein are strictly those of the blogger.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Introduction Since their introduction, social network sites (SNSs) such as MySpace, Facebook, Cyworld, and Bebo have attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices. Networking" emphasizes relationship initiation, often between strangers.

2007 77

Blogging and communities from Knowledge Jolt with Jack

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I gave a presentation on this topic last Tuesday to the SIKM Leaders ("KM leaders from system integrators and consultants") group, which meets once a month on the phone. Luis Suarez, one of the KM bloggers community, reported on my presentation in Blogging and Knowledge Communities - Is There a Connection? The place is somewhere new members can visit and where the community members know to go, if theyve gotten busy with other things and want to re-integrate.

2006 28

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The study revealed that when transitioning into a new job, GenY employees rank "cementing relationships with colleagues and supervisors" and learning the corporate culture (73 percent) as their greatest challenges, ahead of learning the new job responsibilities (27 percent).

2010 53

Links of the Month: April 16, 2013

How to Save the World

Many of us talk about changing the work we do, changing our relationships, changing our whole way of being in the world, long before we do it. And no, I’m not going to take sides in the debate about Anderson’s journalistic integrity.).

2013 85

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

The relationships you build online and the networks you build online aren’t just made between screennames and avatars, they’re with real life people. Each one of us has to create our own ecosystem of relationships that will be beneficial to us personally. We’ll all have some relationships that overlap, but none of us will have the exact same set. emergent by design Home who’s the architect?

2010 44

The Four Tenets of the Community Manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This may involve formal product requirements methods from surveys to focus groups, to facilitating the relationships between product teams and customers.

2008 80

Designing for Civil Society: Do communities need boundaries?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

A few years back I might have agreed, but since then Ive been blogging a lot, joining social networks, and have ended up with a lot of online relationships around issues of engagement, facilitation, organisational development and social media.

2008 39

Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Want to be a guest blogger? the active use of collaboration tools to share information, create relationships, develop insights or create product is the work itself. From an organizational agility point of view, collaboration allows the organization to accomplish tasks or create new business offerings in ways that could not have anticipated or even attempted with traditional organizational structures. Early 21st century: Social integration of global forces = flat world ?