The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Elsua

Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Thank you, Benoît Mandelbrot Keep Stretching… » Twitter is Not a Social Network That’s right, Twitter is not a social network. So, is Amazon a social network?

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team. So, we better get our hands dirty and get down to business.

2013 122

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Elsua

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

2012 108

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Again, replace ‘ kids’ for ‘ knowledge workers’ and ‘ school ’ for ‘ workplace’ and, once again, we would have the reaffirmation as to why workplace learning is currently broken within the business world. our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

2016 72

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Elsua

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise

2012 106

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Elsua

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

2015 86

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Elsua

Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. Perhaps the most vocal one being one of my favourite social networking tools: Google Plus.

2013 72

Loyalty in Social Networks

Elsua

I suspect that, somehow, the Social Web slows down a fair bit when blogging kicks in and that may well be the reason why I am having plenty more conversations over here in this blog, since I resumed my blogging mojo just recently, than in the last few months on media tools.

2016 21

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Neither wants to connect their hobby or business with their real name, sometimes because they don’t want their friends and family to find out. Will be the second biggest revenue earner in the Social Economy. . Sky News Business.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

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.

2011 114

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications. e-mail, community site, social collaboration platform, etc.). Social theory and design. However, when we shift the conversation to design of business software, the topic can be treated as an oxymoron.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Elsua

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, No business value. that Social Networking can be serious.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Elsua

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

2011 85

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Elsua

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?

2011 63

10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Social networking sites have each a unique protocol and don’t usually provide members with practical how-to advice to help use their sites effectively. Here are ten tips for maximizing your LinkedIn social networking success: Your LinkedIn profile is your resume.

Social Business in 2013 – An Opportunity (Open Business)

Elsua

This piece would also highlight a shift of focus and purpose for yours truly with regards to the overall theme of Social Networking for Business. And, yes, businesses eventually do. And that’s where Social Business kicks in. A business problem.

2013 119

16 Tips for Ning Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Many Ning social networking sites are easier to navigate and operate than those of Facebook or LinkedIn. However, while mastering Ning’s features isn’t difficult, using Ning to network effectively can be. Small Business Network is the Ning site I created and run.

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Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Elsua

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Where else are you going to host conversations of stuff that matters to you and your community where you would want to own it and facilitate it with your various social networks?

2011 62

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Elsua

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve?

How Much Real Networking on Social Networking Sites?

Online Social Networking

I’ve written many articles about social networking sites. Facebook , LinkedIn and Ning call themselves social networking sites , while Twitter does not. However, Twitter has features like messaging and re-tweeting that can facilitate social networking.

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Accepting Friends on Facebook vs. LinkedIn Social Networking Sites

Online Social Networking

A Facebook friend recently asked about accepting friend requests on social networking sites , and I promised to discuss the matter. Facebook is a social website intended primarily for social networking.

Most Popular Social Networking Sites for Business

Online Social Networking

Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and the Ning family of social networking sites are the most popular social networks with wide business appeal. From a business point of view, MySpace has become primarily a niche site for the music industry. I have taken the time to position my self on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Ning, with approximately 1K, 33K, 3K and 2K connections on each network respectively, consistent with my online social networking strategy.

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Statistics: Why integrate Facebook into your business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

STATISTICS WITHIN What are the social media statistics of engaging on Facebook? Will you see an increase in: brand recall, engagement, time on your website, referrals, sales revenue, and so on if you add Facebook social plugins? This post is about social media statistics and Facebook.

The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Elsua

To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. And since they are all incredibly busy and hectic processing 4 to 5 hours of email they just can’t seem to go beyond their own eyes. The task today is to understand what both social business and complexity mean.

2013 132

BroadVision’s Clearvale Offers Integrated Enterprise Social Networking Platform

Portals and KM

Many organizations are implementing both external facing social networking programs, as well as enterprise social networking tools.   The cloud has arrived along with the move of social networking from the Web to the enterprise, resulting in enterprise 2.0. 

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Elsua

As most of you folks know by now already, I have just returned back from my last business trip, one of the longest this year so far, for sure!, Yes, I am now back to work, back to the social grid, back to carry on with my usual blogging mojo.

2011 49

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story

Elsua

As part of the series of “ Social Business Is People to People Business “, here’s the next take of what living social is all about. The future of work is social. Here is why … Here is another story as to why the future of work is social. .

2012 87

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Well, more than anything else, because it’s probably one of the best, most comprehensive reads you will do to find out where Social Business comes from, where we are nowadays and what lies ahead as our next challenge. I was part of that social transformation.

2012 90

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

I am starting to question the validity and merit of a good number of motives from companies to become successful social businesses, because in reality they aren’t. IBM Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Social Enterprise

2012 140

Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

Convofy works within the privacy and security of a company network and, as the web site says it, “promotes a culture of sharing and open discussion which fosters deeper engagement by everyone involved.” All networks are SSL protected (the same as online banks).

2011 39

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. link] Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship danah m. We chose not to employ the term "networking" for two reasons: emphasis and scope. Not all social network sites began as such.

2007 41

Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors

Elsua

After all, I committed this year to get rid of the Social Business moniker for myself, remember?, So what are some other key characteristics from Open Business Champions? Open: Indeed, Open Business is about being just that: open.

2013 83

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Elsua

So far, the journey has been incredibly fascinating, if anything, because we are just about to enter the last stage of Social Business Adoption and Enablement: Adaptation. Social Business Mandates. ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

2013 74

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

There used to be a time when social business evangelists were perceived, mainly, as disruptors, to a certain degree, of any given status quo within the corporate environment out there at large. We are no longer seeing ourselves, social business evangelists as disruptors?

2012 123

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites. When organizations discuss the business value of social networking, online communities, or expertise location, the conversation invariably includes a discussion on the role of employee profiles. Identity Social Networking & Collaboration

Challenges of Social Business in the Workplace

Elsua

A couple of weeks ago the smart and talented folks from Bloomfire approached me through Twitter to ask me whether I would be willing to participate on an interview around Social Business and be featured on the series of bloggers and influencers they have got going on for a little while now. Why aren’t more Enterprise 2.0 / Social Business vendors doing the same thing? . What do you find interesting about the social space? .

2014 60

Boston E20 Notes: Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects

Portals and KM

I attended session - Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects led by Mike Gotta , Senior Technical Solution Marketing Manager for Social Software, Cisco. Here is the session description: “Organizations can improve how employees connect to co-workers by understanding the influence design has on participation within social platforms. There is a lot of business value and benefits to the organization. 

2012 42

Social Business, Where Do You Stand?

Elsua

A few days back, just before I embarked on to another business trip to both London (To attend and present at the #UCExpo event ) and Paris (To present at the Lotusphere Comes To You event ) – more on both of those wonderful events shortly!, So, dear social business, where do you stand?

2012 117

The Case for Corporate Social Networking

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

There are many benefits to implementing social networking. Here are some of them: Employee Engagement – Today’s generation is entering into the workforce after spending years on social networks. People build networks that cut across the silos of teams and departments.