Validating Social Computing by Living a Historial Moment at IBM

Elsua

most of the time around the area of Knowledge Management, collaboration, communities and social computing. My initial first contact with social software dates back to 2000 and 2001, when I was a member of one of the most active IBM communities (And still going strong!

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Elsua

The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. Back in my high school years, computing was one of the subjects that I kept struggling with time and time again.

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KMOL Interview - Luis Suarez on Knowledge Management and Social Computing

Elsua

We covered a good number of different questions and all of them pretty relevant to some of the work I have been doing myself for a while in the area of KM, Collaboration, Communities and Social Computing.

A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 1 (Off to the Next Challenge!)

Elsua

And so we move forward into the next challenge on my quest of eventually giving up on e-mail at work. To such extent that I am already getting started with year 2 of my giving up on e-mail at work, and thought I would share with you a few words on what lies ahead for me as my next challenge.

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Intel Communities: IT@Intel Blog: Why Intel is investing in Social Computing

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Remember Me Search Home > Intel Communities > Open Port IT Community > IT@Intel > Blog > 2009 > February > 13 Up to Blog Posts in IT@Intel Previous Next IT@Intel Blog Currently Being Moderated 1 Why Intel is investing in Social Computing Posted by Laurie Buczek on Feb 13, 2009 10:37:38 AM In my post Testing Business Value in Social Networking I shared our results of extensive exploration to determine if there is value in adding professional networking for employee use.

Why Is Knowledge Sharing Important? A Matter of Survival

Elsua

Sharing for the sake of sharing is probably not going to happen that very often and perhaps not with the right purpose. Eventually, one of the biggest challenges for social networking within the enterprise is to be, basically, designed for virtual serendipity).

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Elsua

world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. So this is not something harmful for the overall Social Web alone, but for the Internet as a whole, as we have known it for years altogether.

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A World Without Email — Year 3, Weeks 19 to 23 (Breaking the Email Addiction)

Elsua

But might social media ever win the war with email? I can certainly recommend folks have a read at Tony’s HBR piece, as I am sure that plenty of the tips he shares on breaking our email addiction could also be applied to taming that very same addiction leaning towards social networking.

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Dear Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Gen Yers … Can We Please Move On?

Elsua

Well, that’s been my computing environment for a while now (Already over the third year mark with my own MacBook Pro and counting!) that’s how the IBM Social Computing Guidelines have been brought to life , back in 2005, with their updated versions in 2008 and 2010.

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A World Without E-mail: One Man’s Vision of a Social Workplace – Wear Sunscreen

Elsua

Usually, weekends, as most of you already know, are rather quiet over here in this blog and in most of my virtual social networking hang-out places.

When Command and Control Needs to Become Engage and Support

Elsua

And if those blog posts have got to do with two of my favourite topics from all along ( People and Trust ) in that context of the Social Enterprise , you know I will surely be sharing my two cents of the conversation. Trust in your purpose, trust in your peers, trust in yourself.

Enterprise Microblogging Use Cases: Help Reduce Your Inbox Clutter!

Elsua

This is just such terrific news and certainly a clear indication of the kind of impact that microblogging / microsharing has got within the corporate world, and not just out there on the Social Web.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Elsua

Over the last couple of days, two rather interesting, and noteworthy, articles over at Technology Review , written rather nicely by Erica Naone , have been making the rounds out there on Social Web around Enterprise 2.0 An employee reconceived the service, adding better social features.

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Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Elsua

For now, I would want to reflect on something that I have noticed it’s starting to happen to me more often than not and so far it’s proved to be a challenge to put it down for good in order to reflect further on it to see where it would finally go.

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Collaborating Externally with Your Customers: The Final Frontier of Enterprise 2.0

Elsua

is to reach further and beyond the corporate firewall and go where your customers are, and not necessarily on social tools like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, amongst several others. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Elsua

In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. And no longer just a social networking activity per se, necessarily, on its own.

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When This All Gets Cool, It’s All about The People and Your Passion

Elsua

Social Networking, Web 2.0 To quote him: "Social media are a bunch of tools. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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State of the Internet 2010 – What Is Social Media?

Elsua

If you are into Internet and Social Media statistics and interesting facts, both of them would be your thing, to say the least. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social Computing

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[Podcast] This Week in Lotus 018: A World Without Email? Or Blackberries?

Elsua

talking away for a large chunk of time on some of the really cool, and pretty neat, things they are both involved with hacking together Lotus Connections as well as their great work as social software and Enterprise 2.0 That’s the whole purpose behind podcasting altogether, ?don’t

Top 10 Use Cases Enterprise Microsharing Will Help You Get Less Email

Elsua

Also thinking that using email, versus social tools, to keep in touch with other family members sounds like a good approach to me. and move across most of those conversations away from your Inbox into open social spaces where everyone can contribute and participate.

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X Seminario Compartim – Las Organizaciones en la Epoca de la Participacion y las Redes Sociales por Luis Suarez

Elsua

Specially, when related to how IBM has been going through a massive transformation with its wider adoption of social software, both inside and outside of the firewall.

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A World Without E-mail: The Mashable Effect!

Elsua

The amount of buzz generated around the subject of giving up on corporate email and, instead, make heavier use of social software tools, was just outstanding! To challenge email. And the amount of social networking traffic has gone sky high!

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The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Collaborating Effectively through Wikis

Elsua

It will also make you question, as a social computing evangelist / enthusiast (If you are one), what you have been advocating all along with regards to email and its (mis)use within the corporate world, to the point where perhaps it is not such evil after all.

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The Death of the RSS Reader: Another Debate That Needs to End!

Elsua

In this case, social networking sites, which is where we seem to be living nowadays by the looks of it. So it looks like we are ditching RSS feeds for social networking sites. Instead, we try to make the most out of our social networks.

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A World Without Email – Year 2, Weeks 23 to 27 (Recovering from a Moment of Weakness)

Elsua

People started to send me emails much more frequently than before, as opposed to reach out to me through the standard social software channels we established together a while ago. Goodness!

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 1 to 8 (On Email Sanity by Zen Habits)

Elsua

Yes, indeed, those two have the main major themes I have been running through over the last few months where I have finally ditched corporate email altogether in favour of social software tools. Move email conversations away from your Inbox and into social spaces.

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Blog Talk Radio – Business Value of Social Networking: Become a Hippie 2.0!

Elsua

John asked us a few rather interesting, insightful and provocative questions on what we thought were some of the major key points behind figuring out the business value of social networking.

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McAfee’s Hypothesis and The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software

Elsua

Well, of course, through her adventures discovering social software at IBM (that’s where she works, by the way!). So, perhaps, it may be a good time now to look for alternatives, i.e. social software tools. The Adventures of Molly Discovering Social Software at IBM (Episode #1).

Will Social Software Replace Email in an Enterprise 2.0 World?

Elsua

Perhaps, in a follow-up blog post I will talk a little bit about which social networking sites have now been become part of my recently created and ongoing " black list " Facebook, LinkedIn and Slideshare are just three of them, but there are a few more.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Misuse of Email

Elsua

The rather interesting part of the video clip is from minute 2:14 onwards, where you will be able to see what a difference it would have made making use of a social software tool for file sharing.

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Seth Godin on the Tribes We Lead

Elsua

Today was my first time back into Twitville after nearly a two week break while I was re-thinking how I wanted to re-purpose my usage of microsharing, in this case, with Twitter, outside the firewall. So, are you ready to challenge the status quo?

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 7 (Open Enterprise 2009 with Oliver Marks)

Elsua

to the point where I am starting to feel withdrawal symptoms from my various social networks, both internal and external, that I usually hang out with and that’s something that I am not starting to enjoy much, since it brings me back memories of how I used to work in my lovely (NOT!)

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 11 to 18 (Social Networks Spur the Demise of Email in the Workplace)

Elsua

by making use of these social tools! and, instead, communicate and collaborate through other means, whether face to face, through the telephone, or, of course, making use of a social networking tools (Microblogging in this case).

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Why Lessons Learned Will Be Critical for Enterprise 2.0 to Succeed

Elsua

initiatives is probably because most businesses will focus on identifying best practices for social software, instead of working their way through key learnings gathered from lessons learned on why some things worked and why some others didn’t.

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[KMers] Training Community Managers and Facilitators

Elsua

They are an extension of myself and the bunch of various social networks I hang out with. the* major drivers of social software adoption within the enterprise. That’s the main reason why both communities and these social tools are here to stay. and Social Software Adoption.

A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 11 to 14 (Email as a Collaboration Tool? No, Thanks!)

Elsua

People couldn’t find me online readily to engage through my usual various social software tools, more than anything else because of how incredibly busy those couple of days were with what I call meetings galore , which means people decided to send me an email instead.

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Iniciador Las Palmas – Q&A with Rodolfo Carpintier

Elsua

Now, this is when it surely gets interesting and exciting, because thanks to the Internet, and, specially, thank to social networks, that opportunity to reaching globally, but still act locally has never been closer than today! Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Social Computing

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Máximo 1.400 Caracteres – Entrevista a Luis Suarez

Elsua

Yet, suffice to say that I do see plenty of great value in making use of it, specially within a very powerful scenario: task centric computing for a small reduced number of known collaborators (Basically, executing on the closure of a particular task where all participants know each other very well).

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LotusLive Engage - Collaboration with Customers Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Elsua

If last week I shared a whole bunch of links to some rather educational and enlightening presentation materials around the subject of social computing within the enterprise, this week I shall be sharing a few links to some very interesting video clips, but around the very same subject.

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A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 10 (Is Email Really Dead?)

Elsua

Well, it is proving to be a little bit of a challenge to eventually share it out there, because there is just so much that I want to include in that current draft (#3 at the moment) that I doubt it would fit in within a single entry. Think , Fragmentation , Diversifying , Re-purposing Email.

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Spark – CBC Radio – Full Interview: Luis Suarez Explains How to Quit Email

Elsua

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Podcasting Social Computing After a couple of rather long blog posts I think it is now a good time to probably go for a short one, don’t you think?

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A World Without Email – Year 2, Weeks 49 to 51 (EMail Is Where Knowledge Goes to Die)

Elsua

Huge achievement, if you ask me, and well on target for that follow up challenge that I set up at the beginning of the year of receiving 20, or less, emails a week. I can certainly share with you folks how the number of those online interactions through social software tools have tripled during that time. Specially, for my second most frequently used social software tool while at work: Lotus Connections ( Lotus Sametime is still number #1, by the way).

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Killing Email: How and Why I Ditched My Inbox by Zen Habits

Elsua

Sometimes it’s more difficult than what people think, and other times, it just needs to happen… And that’s exactly what Leo seems to have done: move away from email and start using other forms of interactions, mostly making use of social software tools.

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