The State of the Blogosphere 2011

Portals and KM

Brian Solis recently posted on the results from Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2011 survey. Here are some thoughts on the State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006. It is nice to see the blogosphere remain healthy. This survey is something I have followed for a while. Brian begins with a thought I completely agree with as he puts blogs at the top of the social media list. Bloggers were the pioneers in this space and blogs still offer the best to offer a complete thought.

Green Chameleon » Welcome to the Blogosphere, Luke

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Welcome to the Blogosphere, Luke Luke Naismith, a regular and always insightful contributor on the actKM Forum has just started blogging. Luke is a great metaphorical thinker, and he also has a keen interest in “futures&# – ie thinking about how surprising the future can be.

Green Chameleon » Reporting from the Conference Trail

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Reporting from the Conference Trail I’m back in the blogosphere, after a five week absence (it feels like five months, and I dare not look at my blog reader).

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Green Chameleon » Things I’d Like to Blog About…

Green Chameleon

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Green Chameleon » Justification by Faith or Works?

Green Chameleon

The learning ripples from the actKM conference are still spreading, on the actKM forum as well as in the blogosphere. blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Justification by Faith or Works? Matt Moore has published a very nice, pragmatic white paper based on his actKM conference session, giving guidance on how to justify your KM efforts to your various stakeholders.

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Science bloggers submit!

Endless Knots

We are trying to encourage excellent writing by awarding the prize for single posts, not blogs -- working around such matters as blogosphere fame, likability and the general coolness of the blogger. We're hoping for a brilliant nerd from the lower blogosphere to rise and astonish and collect!

Networks and Governance

Portals and KM

Anyway, welcome (back) to the blogosphere, Laurie. Governance is a word with many fine distinctions. Most definitions use terms like power , authority , decision-rights , policy, management, control. Governance is applied to political entities, corporate institutions, increasingly, IT.

Welcome back, Seb

Nancy White

He was one of the first people to welcome me to the blogosphere in 2005 and I adopted his welcomeing practice. Seb is back blogging! I was happy to hear Seb Paquet has restarted his blog. So I have to welcome him back.

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Technology: blogging projects

Joitske Hulsebosch

I remembered Beth Kanter had pointed to a wiki from global voices on what makes a successful local blogosphere? reflecting on the fact that countries like Cambodja, Iran and Jordan have a dynamic blogosphere, while others don't. I came across the African mentoring project set up by Ore Somolu from Nigeria. She is inspired by the Young Caucasus Women project in which I was the first mentor, and which seems to move quite well at a good pace.

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Technology: turning a blog into a vlog test

Joitske Hulsebosch

not in blogosphere at least I tried to upload a video to turn my blog into a vlog. using the freevlog tutorial. Though the tutorial is fun and every step explained in detail with a video it did not work.

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Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

Over the years, I have found it very useful to reflect on my work, reflect on my learning and share interesting things that I’ve come across with the blogosphere. I started this blog in 2007 as a way to keep in touch with a remote team while working in the field in West Africa.

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Teaching English with Technology – does it work? Part 1

e-Moderation Station

Exploring the blogosphere: Uses of weblogs in the foreign language classroom. Photo by Nico Cavallotto. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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Job: Social Media Researcher, Sydney

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

You have to be pretty fluent in social media – how to work with the blogosphere, how communities work, how to identify keywords and influencers and sentiment and stuff. This is an exclusive. i.e. I have no idea how to post this to a job search engine so it’s going up here.

Where’s Viv?

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve been on holidays – that’s vacation in America-speak, so that accounts for me being quieter than usual in the blogosphere and elsewhere. This post is prompted by the question posed recently: “Has Viv dropped off the planet?&#. Well, no… not really.

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How I share online

Joitske Hulsebosch

I needed perseverance because it was scary to blog outloud in the public blogosphere. This is my contribution to the blogcarnaval of the LOSmakers. The subject is online sharing of knowledge and experiences. " We all talk about online knowledge sharing, but who is really practising it?

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Online Community Activism with GetUp and Prosper

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Debate in the blogosphere is distributed – by not linking to the other side of the argument it comes across as fake, or a device to woo the reader unfairly. Don’t Buy Now!

How we treat kids


Two contrasting posts about how we treat young people, from two wise minds of the blogosphere today. Tim Gill has this story of school children being banned from playing hide and seek, from writing notes to each other, and banned from having best friends.

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Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

This tiering is what creates the hierarchy of the blogosphere. Twitter as Blogosphere 2.0 Twitter is a distilled version of the blogosphere – on steroids.

Communities and the Nature of Trust – Georg Simmel

Portals and KM

Collaboration requires a bit of trust, as does participation in the blogosphere. I have been looking at bit at the work of Georg Simmel , a German sociologist I read in my student days. Georg saw the development of trust as a mental process that has three components: expectation, interpretation, suspension. Expectation is the anticipated state or outcome at the end of a process. It is preceded by the combination of interpretation and suspension.

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Obama on traditional media and social media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

He should stick to politics – how quickly they forget! It wasn’t traditional media in the US that put Barack Obama in office, if I’m not mistaken: Mr. Obama said he noted the trend.

Blog>> Justification by Faith or Works?

Green Chameleon

The learning ripples from the actKM conference are still spreading, on the actKM forum as well as in the blogosphere. Matt Moore has published a very nice, pragmatic white paper based on his actKM conference session, giving guidance on how to justify your KM efforts to your various stakeholders. It forms a very nice procedural companion to the white paper I wrote some time back on “ How to use KPIs in Knowledge Management &#.

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Social Media Clout: Klout them up – don’t you know who I am?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Because the blogosphere is full of very busy, successful practitioners that are nothing like journalists, we tend to give up on going to them after a short while. I just came up with a new term. To “To Klout Them Up” As in “ to hit them up” or ask for something.

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Reputation Annihilation in Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Did the blogosphere ripple into traditional news? AIG got a billion dollar bailout then went on a retreat - 1/2 million dollar workshop. I want me some of that. Fed up. Stupid site doesn’t do embeds (says it does, but doesn’t) watch the video over here. last time I blog their stuff. grumpy face* I just wasted 1/2 hour trying to fix it. It’s really a simple proposition from VizEdu: Company Karma Will Win.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking


Regain control of the conversation, on our own turf, i.e. the Internet blogosphere, remember?

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Social media cost of inaction: COI

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Apple stock plummeted… … not engaging with blogs means you have no trust and reputation in the blogosphere, and can wipe 4 BILLION DOLLARS off your market cap in minutes.

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

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Understand how to measure the effectiveness of your press releases in Twitter and the blogosphere and social media marketing. On 13th of September, 2011 I am teaching a social media workshop in Singapore, AND presenting at a conference. If you want to know how to put out a social media press release, how to set up an online community monitoring station and how to measure social media, this workshop is for you! Details below and also the brochure and a discount coupon for 15% off!

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Thanks for commenting and more

Michelle Laurie

I need to connect and share with peers around the blogosphere and beyond to reinforce that despite working as a sole-proprietorship/consultant in a remote location – I am still connected! My icons on networks, connections and strategy. As I blog into 2012, it’s important to reflect on what I hope to achieve with my blog this year. First, blogging is a personal practice where I reflect on work and ideas that intrigue me.

How much time does web2.0 take?

Joitske Hulsebosch

As my example shows- you can be a blogger with less devoted time- but is it meaningfull to blog without taking part in the rest of the blogosphere? I often get the question how much time it takes to blog.

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Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Which will backfire because usually it’s then greeted with a deafening silence in the blogosphere, if not mild disdain. Casey Hopkins asked people to fund his new project to make a better dock for the iPhone. He wanted $75,000 he got $1.5 million. Kickstarter kicks ass.

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Blog Action Day is Oct 15 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Given the urgency of the issue of climate change and the upcoming international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, we think the blogosphere has the unique opportunity to mobilize millions of people around expressing support for finding a sustainable solution to the climate crisis.

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Should CEOs Blog?


Welcome to the Internet Blogosphere! Earlier on this month, my good friend, Euan Semple wrote a short blog post on the topic of how tough it is to put together that initial first blog entry, if you are new to blogging, and even more so if you are an executive.

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What Aristotle Offers Bloggers

Portals and KM

Alexander Halavais referred to blogs as “discourse at the boundary between conversation and publication,” in his research paper, Tracking Ideas in the Blogosphere. This post is a bit of a change of pace looking back into history. Many bloggers, such as those in this space, write to generate conversations, as well as to convey ideas.

Some bloggers meet

Joitske Hulsebosch

It was very nice to exchange blog and vlog tips, and discuss the Ghanaian blogosphere which is too quiet according to Emmanuel. Yesterday I went out with the GINKS secretariat to meet Emmanuel K. Bensah , one of the most fanatic bloggers in Ghana. I met Emmanuel through his blog.

10 years of fitful portal tracing

Chris Corrigan

That was the first example for my of the kindness of the blogosphere. ::: wood s lot ::: was one of the first blogs I read waaaaay back in the day. This week Mark Woods celebrates 10 years of bringing the finest in 20th century art, poetry abd ideas. How many of you were around when Euan Semple raised the money to save the s lot in 2002, when Mark needed a new computer to keep posting? Congrats Mark, for handrolling a stunning resource, week after week. Thanks for all your work

Technology: Iraqi bloggers

Joitske Hulsebosch

The Iraqi blogosphere is attacked by rough and aggressive comments, forcing some to close down the comment sections. Cecile Landman and Jo van der spek wrote about the work with Iraqi bloggers for the incommunicado conference in Amsterdam in June 2005.

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Saving Web 2.0 from itself?


The blogosphere has become a major force for the common good, allowing oppressed peoples to circumvene stifling government censorship. On September 18, Andrew Keen gave the Incubate Innovation Lecture. Incubate is an annual independent culture festival in Tilburg. Keen is a well-known web entrepreneur and web critic. In 1995 he founded and built it into a popular first generation Internet music company.

Is Today Tonight Breaking Facebook Competition Guidelines?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What say you, O Blogosphere? Is the TV show Today Tonight breaking Facebook terms and conditions by running a competition requiring fans to like the Today Tonight Facebook page? . You can’t run a competition on Facebook, on your wall, by asking fans to like your page.

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Britt Bravo's tips to start a nonprofit blog

Joitske Hulsebosch

You need a staff person who is not only excited to write on a regular basis, but also wants to immerse themselves in the "blogosphere." Britt Bravo has a great blogpost with 5 tips to start a nonprofit blog.

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Lotus Knows IdeaJam Still Under Way!


Alternatively, you could also check out what other people have been saying both on the Internet Blogosphere and Twitter streams , for example.

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Technology: what is a blog?

Joitske Hulsebosch

But of course what would be much more interesting to explain is the blogging culture and subcultures (blogosphere), which consists of the habits of people blogging. ( Cartoon from travelinlibraria n ) I've had to explain various times what a blog is.

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