Collaborative Thinking: Bloggers Interview: Mike Rhodin, Lotusphere

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « The Value Of Being A "Generalist" | Main | XMPP and Microblogging (Twitter) » February 04, 2008 Bloggers Interview: Mike Rhodin, Lotusphere More and more, execs at tech events need to single out bloggers as a distinct audience in addition to traditional press, media and IT analysts. This link will bring you our team page.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – IBM Blogger Q&A


Yes, I am talking about the IBM Blogger Q&A meeting that took place with both Irene Greif and Bob Picciano , amongst several other folks (Like Suzanne Minassian or Casey Dugan – and a few others). On my latest blog post on the Enterprise 2.0

Researching as a team

Jenny Connected

We started in quite serious vein examining our different perspectives on whether we have agreed the research questions, whether we have clear goals, open communication, support each other and so on - we did pretty well on that one although there were some different perspectives, but we did establish that we regard ourselves as a good team. The team is made up of me, Sui Fai John Mak, Matthias Melcher and Roy Williams). This week, the research project has been a lot of fun.

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A South African on virtual teams

Endless Knots

I have no idea who's writing this new blog, IT Trends in the Development and Management of Virtual Teams , as the Blogger profile is not tremendously informative, but these first few posts, one of which arrived via an alert, are unusually thoughtful. Tags: Virtual Teams

Technology: trust in virtual teams

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Gundry wrote a paper on trust in virtual teams trying to 'unpeel the onion about trust'. A team member is trustworthy if he/she: - Acts in our and the team's best interest - Is trustful - Keeps his/her promises or tells us when they can't keep them - Respects the citation and/or protection of information we send them - Shares mutually -valuable information with us Thinking outloud: in communities of practice and web2.0

"Use a Blog as a (Team) Collaboration Platform" - Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Michael Sampson - Currents

Pulling together a new project team can be done quickly, even if your team members are spread across the entire world. However, there is a way to do so quickly using simple blogging tools that lets you get to work with your team, without having to wait on organizational bureaucracy or corporate IT to set up something on the internal network. Invite your team members. Shared Access to Team Data. Location-Independent Access to Team Data, People and Applications.

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Blog Action Day is Oct 15 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

With the support of their team at Envato in Australia as well as numerous volunteers, they recruited over 20,000 bloggers to write about the issue of Environment on October 15, 2007 – making the first Blog Action Day an immediate and quite unexpected success.

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Marissa, we need to talk: This genie is way out of the bottle

Endless Knots

Tom Ashbrook (On Point, " Yahoos Ban on Working From Home ") is holding forth with some savvy guests even as I type; Maureen Dowd has a biting op-ed in yesterday's NY Times (" Get Off Of Your Cloud "); and the bloggers have gone wild. Virtual Teams work -- I know.

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Want to take your blogging to the next level? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 8:22 am under Uncategorized People ask me, “how do I become a better blogger and how can I make money at blogging?&# There are tons of great resources out there on how to become a better blogger, and I usually don’t have a good answer for the second part. is looking for paid bloggers around activist issues. It offers a good writer the chance to hone her skill, get exposure and street cred as a paid blogger.

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Back to Basics: The Community Strategy Team & Goal Definition

Online Community Strategy

Next, the Strategy Lead forms a core team to facilitate discussion with the extended stakeholders around the following topics: the intention in engaging the community; the potential value the organization hopes to create for itself and its customers; the risk associated with engaging, including worst case scenarios; the overhead, including headcount, budgets and staff time; the level of readiness to participate, and the required culture change to be successful.

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Back to Basics: The Strategy Team & Goal Definition

Online Community Report

The process starts with a kickoff meeting, continues with individual interviews with key stakeholders, includes follow up working sessions with a core team, and concludes with analysis and synthesis of all of the inputs by the Strategy Lead.

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Brings tears to an author's keyboard

Endless Knots

" Virtual Teams , Lipnack & Stamps (1997)." " No idea who you are, blogger, but thanks! Tags: Virtual Teams Weblogs Via alert, this post came up from a student , apparently, close to departure. First, "Books on the Shelf that I will not be reading before I leave school, that is," after which follows a long list. After that: "And the books I have read that I will miss." " First on the list?

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More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

They will encourage, advise and look out for bloggers and social media headz in their own organisations. Interesting to see who would spell as censor… # alexanderhayes on 29 Apr 2008 at 6:00 pm Hi Nancy ( and team ! )

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Business Week: Managing the virtual workforce

Endless Knots

Now has a whole section on " Managing the Virtual Workforce ," with these topics, one of which has quotes from none other than your favorite blogger, being me (see this one , a very good piece by Rebecca Reisner, who profiles Smart Balance, a company that seems to have not only conquered the fight against body fat but the same against corporate fat: Is There a Virtual Worker Personality?

Inc. goes virtual - for a second

Endless Knots

The publishing world, or at least a blogger at Columbia School of Journalism, interpreted Inc.'s Tags: 90% people, 10% technology Business Publishing Telecommuting Virtual Teams Writing Those following the field know that Inc. magazine carried out an experiment in February: it sent everyone home to experience working virtually. Thanks to Virginia Adamson at Volvo IT, I just read Inc.

Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

There are leaderboards and people compete not just against each other but in teams and domains work they together to support each other. The team has gathered a lot of data about the effectiveness of the program and is planning to publish that very soon.

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. The day surfaced a lot of great questions that the industry is struggling with, including where and how the Community Manager role (and related team roles) should evolve, how community management changes by online touchpoint, and how to deal with burnout in a very high-touch and sometimes emotional role.

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Clustered Networks Spread Behavior Change Faster | Wired Science |

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

A new network of all-star science bloggers. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

Schmoozing with Portland Data Scientists

Learning Alliances

How can a local, mainly face-to-face group find a useful function in a larger learning ecosystem that includes (for R, at least) Twitter , Stack Overflow , R-Bloggers , various mailing lists , etc.,

How ‘Engagement Roles’ Blur Organizational Boundaries

Alchemy of Change

Let’s say for example that we have an in-house team responsible for publicizing the work of our organization. It’s a good team and, depending upon internal workloads and the skills needed for particular projects, they may contract some work with outside agencies.

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Technology Stewardship for Portland Data Scientists

Digital Habitats

How can a local, mainly face-to-face group find a useful function in a larger learning ecosystem that includes (for R, at least) Twitter , Stack Overflow , R-Bloggers , various mailing lists , etc., One strategy that we came up with was to set up a Slack Team room where we would expect more chatting could take place, even during a meeting. We were able to borrow a trick from The Ann Arbor User Group for automating the Slack Team invitation process.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In the winter seasons I wouldwatch all the Montreal Canadiens hockey games, in black and white on TVSaturday nights, since we had no local professional hockey team inWinnipeg. team X or individualathlete Y overcomes staggering odds to become the champion (at the lastmoment, when all seems lost), and in the process he/they find truelove, just makes me nauseous. Inoticed that I was more attentive when "my" team was on offense thanwhen they were on defense.

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

Online Community Strategy

Community Team Hiring Practices. What does the community team look like? 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.

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Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them


After a couple of weeks of frantic co-editing, updating, adding, removing, revising and working together the guidelines were done and presented to both of those teams.

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

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This type of social engagement requires a site functionality and a community management resource team, that unfortunately, was beyond the budget of the campaign. The rest is for us bloggers and twitters and social media-ites as it involves solution not problem journalism.

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USS Green Bay, here I come!

Community Guy

A few months back, some bloggers were invited to fly onto the USS Nimitz, a working aircraft carrier. Hopefully it won’t turn the Navy team off of inviting me to the next USS Nimitz trip! Help a blogger out!).

Who to Focus On

Alchemy of Change

Anyone who knows anything about being a good work colleague, partner, parent or team member knows collaborating well is only partly about getting stuff done. Bloggers and savvy tweeters know this too. How do you best invest your time and energy?

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MirandaNet: Introduction

Community Capers

The team of academics involved wanted a way to stay working and learning together about ICTs in schools and MirandaNet was born under the vision of its founder Christina Preston.

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Singapore Social Media Workshop for PR and Online Media: September 2011

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

learn how to build a social media newsroom for social media press releases (using free tools) instead of sending out PDFs to journalists and bloggers. Analyse online sentiment and other metrics with your team to monitor and optimize your targeted message; while still able to measure your efforts systematically. The wording is done by the local TUN team, so while it’s worded differently than Australian conferences, I think it’s clear to the Singaporeans!

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Rebooting the conference

e-Moderation Station

a team of 3 text bloggers and 1 video blogger captured the event in real time. Best of all, there are plenty of digital assets you can check out from our unconference – the best place to start are the conference bloggers’ pages: Olga Dolganova.

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Blogging for IT Leadership: Future of Work Enabled

Partnering Resources

Our roster of expert bloggers, Webcast guests, and the members of the site have gathered to share their real-world experiences, opinions, and concerns about enabling this new model for work in the corporate world.

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Natalie Imbruglia: Stars on Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I blogged about the stoush between Perez Hilton and Ashton Kutcher where Ashton told Perez that basically he was just miffed because the blogger was being disintermediated - why do fans need people to blog/New Idea about celebrities when the celebs will tell us themselves through their own channel?

Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One of the lessons learnt from working with The CILIP communities team was that we should have established a glossary at the beginning so we all knew exactly what we meant when we used words like forum/CoP/Community etc. We might see ‘communal’ type behaviours emerging across blogs, particularly after the Kathy Sierra incident earlier in 2007 which lead to Tim O’Reilly proposing a ‘code of conduct’ for bloggers to subscribe to and promote.

Local pubs and blogs could help build a Hyperlocal Chamber of Commerce

Social Reporter

In addition, there are models emerging for “reverse publishing” content from hyperlocal blogs in small local advert-heavy publications, and maybe sharing some revenue with the bloggers. As a key part of its modus operandi we will try to work closely with existing hyperlocal bloggers to assist them in creating a sustainable financial model to support their activities and drive long term commitment to their work in hyperlocal.

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Local pubs and blogs could help build a Hyperlocal Chamber of Commerce

Social Reporter

In addition, there are models emerging for “reverse publishing” content from hyperlocal blogs in small local advert-heavy publications, and maybe sharing some revenue with the bloggers. As a key part of its modus operandi we will try to work closely with existing hyperlocal bloggers to assist them in creating a sustainable financial model to support their activities and drive long term commitment to their work in hyperlocal.

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Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

Someone who has been exploring these issues for years with her tutor team is Lisa Lane. Last year Lisa also invited bloggers from her own institution and outside to contribute a post which reflected their interest in and understanding of online learning. Source of image .

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2010 Ends With A Bang – Welcome Kristy Bolsinger

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Not only did we have the distinct opportunity of working with some of the world’s top companies , helping them navigate their Social Engagement Journey , but we also acquired a highly collaborative team of seasoned social practitioners. For Ant’s Eye View, 2010 was a milestone year.

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Beer, community and online social networks

Connectable Dots

I met Brian Yeager, enthusiast beer blogger and author of Red, White and Brew , at least a few times before and during SF Beer Week 2009.

Designing Web-Based Communities for Professionals


With this in mind, I have invited my colleague, Tania Schlatter , to be a guest blogger and share her thoughts on building online communities for business from a design perspective. Identify 8-12 potential community members with whom your team has a rapport.

Should CEOs Blog?


The thing is nowadays most executives feel like blogging is something that their communications & PR teams should be doing for them.

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Crowdsource: BP Oil Spill and social media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Some individual bloggers have gone ahead and asked their readers for a Oil Spill solution – and got a variety of answers from readers – but apparently BP aren’t listening. By asking people to contribute there is a feeling of team, of pulling together, of being empowered.

Case Study: Comics in Community Communication

Community Guy

In 2003, I was working on the community team at The LEGO Company, the maker of those fantastic and wonderfully ubiquitous plastic interlocking bricks. They grabbed photos from the Flickr streams of various bloggers and worked them into a comic strip that they then emailed to each blogger.

I’ve Got Your Back: Trust at Work

Partnering Resources

A fellow blogger, Charlotte Erdmann , recently wrote that the future of work will be more flexible and more networked. Another said that individual contributors don’t trust the leadership team.

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