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. See my post on Twitter’s Golden Egg.

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Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

A number of organizations take advantage of “User Generated Content,&# but only a few have built the kind of momentum we see with Twitter. The commitment of its core users is intense, and a key element of Twitter’s strategy for competing with Facebook.

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When Context Transcends Change Management

Elsua

What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ? Do we still think that organisations can change?

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Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. What’s Hot: Using Neuroscience for Change Management. Using findings from neuroscience to help guide change is still hot. Promote change leader modeling.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Elsua

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil.

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Find Twitter followers by location 2011

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Someone asked in comments on my blog – this one – “how to find followers or users on Twitter by location?&# In other words, what town are those Twitter users in ? Can I make a list of those on Twitter who are in my local area?

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Three Jobs of the Change Leader

Partnering Resources

That’s all you really need to do to be a successful change leader. After all, managing people, especially during change, is complex and dynamic. Our new, free graphic, The Role of the Change Leader , helps leaders understand how to achieve each task.

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Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. Many change processes fail because there is too little attention for the sub-public discourse. Change management has to improve and we see social media play a key role.

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Go Slow to Go Fast: Make Your Next Change Initiative Fly

Partnering Resources

It represents a major change in how people operate, and it’s tied to a new corporate strategy. That’s represented by the first peak in the red line: activity increases dramatically at the beginning of the change process.). Change Leadership Leadership

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Is Twitter Text, Speech, or Something New?

Portals and KM

I read an interesting article in the Neiman Labs blog, Is Twitter writing, or is it speech?    It asks the question: Is Twitter writing, or is it speech? The article concludes: “The framework of text and speech falls apart once we recognize that Twitter is both and neither at once. Our rhetoric hasn’t yet caught up to our reality — for Twitter and, by extension, for other social media.”. But now this could be changing as it becomes more dynamic.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Hopefully, the Review is somewhat related to an eventual Thesis so I've tried to pull together some thoughts on how to improve work practices in times of change (explained below). Improving Work Practices in Times of Change.

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Setting the Right Pace for Change

Partnering Resources

Setting the Right Pace during Change. This idea suggests that, if we slow down at the beginning of a change initiative to engage stakeholders, gain clarity on goal and target outcomes, and work through tough issues, we can speed through implementation. Change Leadership Leadership

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Your number of followers on Twitter doesn't matter but retweets and mentions do

Joitske Hulsebosch

And I used to reassure them that you only get a notification from Twitter when people start following you, not when they unfollow you. I read the paper: Measuring user influence in twitter: the million follower fallacy by Cha, Haddadi, Benevenuto and Gummadi.

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“If Everyone Jumps, Do You Jump Too?”: Using Social Ties for Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

It especially has power in the work world where savvy leaders can use social momentum and support to help implement organization change. There are three basic ways to influence change, according to the excellent “ How to Have Influence ” MIT Sloan Management Review article.

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Changing attitudes to leadership

Jenny Connected

It also raises the question of whether people who have a large number of blog, Twitter or network followers (or just any number of followers) are therefore automatically leaders. The questions we ask about leadership would have to change.

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

Herding the Smart Cats: IT Change Leadership. Other times, this is a challenge, like when trying to change behavior. Change could be hard. They served as the eyes and ears of the change process and spoke frankly about implementation challenges.

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Consumer No More: How the Web Changes Us

Alchemy of Change

The web has changed a lot of things about the way we consume media. It’s flipped our primary communications infrastructure from a one-way, to a two-way flow of information – and that change in the way we communicate is redefining who we are.

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Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

Robin shared some of her thoughts in the comments of a recent blog post, and I invited to share her community organizing rules for Twitter. As a community organizer, Twitter makes a lot of sense. Twitter does exactly that. Robin’s 10 Twitter Rules for Non Profits.

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Media140 Sydney: Social Media Twitter & Journalism

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

In fact as more world leaders move onto Twitter, the horses mouth has never been so evident. Or a Twitterer? Media140: generalizations abound, or else very personal stories on “How I got started on Twitter&#. Incidentally, we got the usual bashing Bloggers/Facebookers/Twitterers are guilty of all the below: Echo Chamber: An echo chamber is a social network – if we share a Purpose (gardening, law, crochet) then we discuss the same or similar topics ad nauseum.

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

Elsua

Education on social tools is more aligned towards showing and demonstrating a change of habits ; basically, shifting gears into new ways of getting the job done; figuring out new methods of becoming, even more, productive carrying out daily tasks and activities by injecting various 2.0

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Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” Social innovation labs are very popular as instruments for “changing the system” However, what actually happens in these labs? How do they help accomplish social change? How do we change values, etc.

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SXSW Notes: Positively Inspired Change Campaigns

Portals and KM

This is the session on Positively Inspired Change Campaigns led by Stacey Monk, Founder & CEO, Epic Change and Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder, StartSomeGood.com. Social change agents often use guilt, fear, pity, or outrage to rally an audience around a cause. But does tapping into negative emotions with the hope of creating positive change make sense? How do we inspire these best parts of ourselves in the pursuit of social change and meaningful engagement?

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Twitter: Block list and Who I block on Twitter

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I changed my password when it looked like it wouldn’t work. Twitter: Block list and Who I block on Twitter is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Technorati Tags: block , block list , list , Twitter , who blocks me , you block.

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Lessons from the Octopus: Business Ecosystems, Adaptability, and Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

It turns out that there’s plenty to learn from these creatures about adaptability, change leadership, and business ecosystems. When moving from one area of the ocean to another, they rapidly change color to match their surroundings.

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How helpful is journalism for People Powered Change? Further thoughts.

Social Reporter

Their announcement gives a few details of the tools they are developing, and it is good to see that they now have a blog and Twitter account , but that’s it so far.

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Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

TITLE: Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898. DISCUSSING CLIMATE CHANGE. climate change” – does anyone NOT have an opinion? Even if it’s “I wish they’d shut up about climate change” it’s still on our radar, in a big way.

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Changing attitudes to leadership

Jenny Connected

It also raises the question of whether people who have a large number of blog, Twitter or network followers (or just any number of followers) are therefore automatically leaders. The questions we ask about leadership would have to change.

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In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. Collin is @richardcollin on Twitter and his presentation is posted to Slideshare. Industry change Leadership Trends Web 2.0

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16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Free tagging (hashtags) changes that. I teach one and three day intensive courses on social media, and this is from the pile of notes I hand out, continually evolving and changing. howto social media Workshop Notes hashtags how to keywords lists online community tagging Twitter

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How to Serve Government A Shitstorm Online #SocialMedia #Auspol #LGBT

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For social change. Have a look through the Twitter lists that @AMEQUALITY are on. Make sure this is a central hub that your Facebook Page and Twitter and Instagram photos will spin off (hub and spoke): From Facebook: amequality.

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Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. However, from a social-constructist view you might see a twitter network building relations.

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Changing the end-game.

Chris Collison

1) There was an interesting article in the news this week, regarding a radical proposal to change the way international football matches ( soccer – stay with me, my American friends… ) are handled in the event of a level score after all the time has been played. All those contributions to discussions and conversations can be mined through my Yammer or Twitter profiles. See if you can find the connection between these three things: a news item , a book and a song.

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Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

If you haven’t yet tried it yet, Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”) is a worthy competitor to Facebook and Twitter. To get some firsthand experience, I created a simple page for Alchemy of Change on Google+.

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Twitter for School Staff Professional Development

SocialTech

Web and mobile based technologies have changed the landscape for school staff in terms of how they can connect to other educators both locally and across the globe. Create your Twitter Presence. Josie Fraser - Twitter Workshop - getting started (March 2014) from Josie Fraser.

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Explaining Twitter to Grandma Rose

Hildy Gottlieb

Last week, after all the hubbub about congressional representatives Twittering during President Obama’s NSOTU address, my mom asked me, “What is Twitter ?” After about 10 minutes, Grandma Rose had a pretty good understanding of what Twitter is and does. Apologies right now that this is a long post - as my friend Casey DeLorme (aka @getspine) tweeted the other day, “Isn’t it ironic that it takes volumes of words to describe Twitter to anyone not using it?”

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With a 50 Friends Limit, Path Is the Opposite of Twitter

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Path Path calls itself “The Personal Network&# because it’s determined to go against the example set by Twitter Twitter ’s follower model; you are limited to just 50 friends on Path. With a 50 Friends Limit, Path Is the Opposite of Twitter [.]

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Buy it now » Guide to Getting a Job Whether youre a new college graduate, were laid off, or are seeking a job change, this guide will help ensure that your next move is the right one. This changes the nature of career success.

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Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc) as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry. Twitter Blog https://blog.twitter.com/ OR https://blog.twitter.com/api/blog.rss?name=company

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Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Dashboards, Google Plus, Social Media Measurement. Are you looking for an intensive social media strategy and campaign course with hands on practical setting up of blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools? Sydney social media course 2013.

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Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Did you know that Google has changed their SEO (search engine optimisation algorithm) to make sure that your Business Page on Google Plus rules over everything else? Perhaps the biggest threat and opportunity with Google Plus is how it will change search online.

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