Reflecting on a month in China

Jenny Connected

From October 8 th to November 2 nd , I was in China. We saw many of the highlights that tourists hope to see (in fact our trip was organized by China Highlights) – the Forbidden City in Beijing, The Great Wall, The Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, and much much more, I am also aware that we barely scratched the surface of China’s wonders. Trying to use the internet in China is an interesting experience.

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The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

The Bumble Bee

ChinaValue: Could you describe your expectation of virtual enterprise in future business landscape? Ken Thompson: In my book I collate 8 major trends/predictions which taken together mean that virtual enterprises will be massively important in the future: 1.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » ChinesePod, the New York Times, and the future

Ken Carroll

Culture and TCFL » ChinesePod, the New York Times, and the future The subject of online language learning has been in the news, particularly since Live Mocha received funding some weeks ago. It concerns how the future of online language learning is being played out.

Green Chameleon » Sacred and Profane

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Sacred and Profane Last night on my way home I passed a migrant from mainland China of the deeply blue collar variety being very expressive on the phone in the way that only those unshackled by higher academics can be, and for some wayward reason I started reflecting on the “softening&# (I hesitate to say feminisation) of the workplace when it comes to knowledge work.

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An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks March 16, 2010 tags: civilization , evolution , social networks , society by Venessa Miemis This weekend I experienced a snowcrash; a moment where the seemingly disparate pieces of information floating in my head came together. Insight #1: The Overview The Future is Networks. A toy isn’t plastic from China, it’s fun. The Final Insight: The Future is Networks If you’ve made it this far, either this a.)

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Global Neighbourhoods: OnLine Tribalism & the Future of Social Media

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Global Neighbourhoods « SM Global Report: Beelines Francois Gossieaux | Main | Lurkers, Listeners & the Amplification Factor » September 10, 2008 OnLine Tribalism & the Future of Social Media A couple of weeks back, I wrote a piece on the future of social media.

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Lunarr: Collaboration System of the Future or Reproducible Feature?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Tech Gadgets Mobile Enterprise CrunchBase More Beta Invites Crunchies Elevator Pitches Gillmor Gang Podcasts TechCrunch50 TechCrunch UK TechCrunch France TechCrunch Japan About Advertise Archives Company Index Contact Jobs Twitter CrunchBar Email RSS Subscribe: Download the TechCrunch 2008 Year In Review » Lunarr: Collaboration System of the Future or Reproducible Feature?

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Two Signs That Were Heading For a Wall: Staking Claims for Future Resource Wars: The invasion of the Middle East over oil is just the most obvious signthat countries are starting to realize that huge scarcities ofresources are looming, and hence starting to stake claims for whatlittle is left. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

How to Save the World

The Collapse of China: Ilargi at the Automatic Earth weighs in on the economic crises (energy, demographics, trade deficit, debt) now facing China, now the world’s largest and fastest-growing economy , and one of the most politically repressive places on earth.

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The place of ‘the teacher’ in relation to open content

Jenny Connected

I haven’t had the time this week to do these two presentations justice – but am recording the links here for future reference. China is in a similar position. Just how will ‘teaching’ be scaled up to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners in India, China and the world? Change Mooc, Week 18: Richard DeMillo, Ashwin Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali. Social Networks, Learning Communities, and Web Science – [link]. See also.

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Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

Alchemy of Change

I was living in China when I finally set aside my fear of teeter-totter physics and first dared to move in from the edge. My second opening to love was also with a fellow expat in China – and it ended up being even more painful than the first one when it ended.

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The place of ‘the teacher’ in relation to open content

Jenny Connected

I haven’t had the time this week to do these two presentations justice – but am recording the links here for future reference. China is in a similar position. Just how will ‘teaching’ be scaled up to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners in India, China and the world? Change Mooc, Week 18: Richard DeMillo, Ashwin Ram, Preetha Ram, and Hua Ali. Social Networks, Learning Communities, and Web Science – [link]. See also.

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Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And we may need those bloggers in the future. Iran and China lead the way Syria is not far behind. But Australia isn’t China right? Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection.

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Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

I'm in a room laden with media technology, including an umbilical cord of cables descending from the ceiling watching as grad students from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch, NYU set up to present their four future scenarios.

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What Will It Take?

How to Save the World

Ken has been arrested again (last month) for blocking rail access to trains carrying tar sands bitumen from Alberta to a port in Portland OR, for shipment on to China. L ast evening a group of about 30 Bowen Islanders watched a documentary called The Reluctant Radical.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Confucius meets web 2.0

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Designing conversations ChinesePod, the New York Times, and the future » Confucius meets web 2.0 Both ChinesePod and SpanishPod come under the banner of Praxis Language. What’s wrong with China doing PR and promoting its language?

Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

I'm in a room laden with media technology, including an umbilical cord of cables descending from the ceiling watching as grad students from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch, NYU set up to present their four future scenarios.

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Cross Cultural Networks -a bigger governance challenge?

Governance in a Networked World

The article was entitled "The Social Life of Peasants" and reports on Professor Sun's research into the social media habits of 200million rural migrant workers in China. but just perhaps "text talk" may have a future in cross cultural communication! I've just returned from a couple of weeks in Europe, during which I was on a cruise down the Dalmation coast with a mix of nationalities from France, UK, Asia, Australia, USA etc.

About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

Shift- the future of work is already here An inspiring book in that context is ' The shift by Linda Gratton '- a must read book if you are interested in the future of work. She is a professor at the London Business School and describes in her book what work and the jobs of the future will look like. Will that earn that a living in the future? But it is not only an interesting read with the future of your children in mind, but also for yourself.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » What’s happening at the Economist?

Ken Carroll

And anyone that knows anything about China should know that you don’t accept government statistics on face value anyway. The author has now hit bottom, but he keeps digging: “The vast majority of Westerners who travel to China to study Mandarin give up, go home and forget what they have learned.&# I know there is a demand for native English speakers with Mandarin abilities as it can be difficult for foreigners to get jobs in China without some basic level of Chinese.

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Air NZ Pulls Out of Hong Kong to London Route

Michael Sampson - Currents

The service will be cut from March next year after a review found it was not likely to become profitable in the foreseeable future, the airline says. We wanted to strengthen our presence in Hong Kong which is an important market and vital gateway into Mainland China for Air New Zealand,’’ Fyfe said. ‘‘In Over the past four years I have flown from New Zealand to London. at least 10 times, with the most being four times in one seven month period.

2012 104

Reclaiming Work

Michael Sampson - Currents

But America is still the leader of the global economy and its future is as bright as it ever was, Weddle says. We have every kind of talent the world has to offer, while other countries such as China, India and Japan have very homogenous cultures so everyone basically brings the same talent to the table.”. I receive many story pitches every day, and ignore most of them as being irrelevant. This one stood out today.

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Start a Content Business

Ken Carroll

In 2005 I co-founded a company called ChinesePod in Shanghai, China. But I''d been in language instruction for many years and China was opening up to the world at that time. The future belongs to the fragments. How To Start a Content Business.

2014 138

7 Tips for #SocialMedia guidelines and Government

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Let’s say you did dob a mate in, and the Gov did nothing, what does that do for team work in the future? Oh and Indonesia, China, Afganistan. Five years ago I wrote a list of social media guidelines for the Enterprise which has been read 100,000+ times.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Culture and TCFL

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « ChinesePod, the New York Times, and the future Networks and learning » Culture and TCFL H ere’s a revealing article about how Mandarin is being taught in New Zealand. These days if I meet a Chinese person I am invariably asked how long I lived in China.

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

We’ll get into this idea some more in future posts because it’s one of my favorite topics. But more about that in future posts… Not all connections lead to relationships.

Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

When you are not paying them, they need to either like the work (you don’t matter) or they like you, or they expect rewards in the future, or the do it because they hate who you are also working against.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

The day you see them move off of Twitter is the day you need to start worrying about the future of Twitter. We’ll miss you, but you’re not the goose that laid this golden egg … Conclusion Information networkers are the key to Twitter’s future.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Future: Facebook buys Foursquare, you get stuff. Wha does that do to the Digital Economy hmmm Stephen Conroy*? (* Minister for Broadband & Digital Economy in Australia) Have a look at China’s TenCentQQ – messaging service a bit like Twitter: QQ from Tencent.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

By building a better mousetrap for managing our relationships with people, Facebook is becoming the future platform for computing and communication.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Language and social distance

Ken Carroll

This practice remains very much the focus of language teaching in China. Another apect of the problem is using over-formalized English i.e. the type of English that is taught in schools in China. I hope to write a lot more about this in the near future.

Giving Up on Environmentalism

How to Save the World

So now we are fighting a whole series of new pipelines proposed to carry the dirty Tar Sands bitumen sludge from a ruined Northern Alberta to insatiable markets in the US and China. China will take all we can produce, any time, regardless of environmental impact.

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Links of the Quarter: April 2, 2016

How to Save the World

And that outrage is not so much intellectual or emotional as it is intuitive, a sharing of the collective pain of all the creatures on this beautiful planet, past, present and (at least in the near term) future.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

If not, what conclusions must we draw about our lives and our futures? Vollmann’s meager wish is for future readers to appreciate that they would have made the same mistakes we have. His “letter to the future” is a suicide note.

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Looking Forward - Emerging and Declining Networks for 2009

21st Century Organization

The path forward to the future is always a fog, but a pattern is forming from the words of very talented individuals which I hope to capture. Two examples reveal how we need to shift our future thinking, language and visualizations if we are to be more adept in a hyperlinked world.

2009 116

My Favorite Tweets for May 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

RT @rossdawson : SkyNews on future of tech: Cloud, Privacy, Big data, Reputation [link]. RT @johnjambrose : Creator of China's Great Firewall pelted with shoes and eggs. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

For the Rich, the Future of Technology is About Escape: So says Douglas Rushkoff, who was recently wined and dined by a billionaires group. If David Mamet has a great line, he doesn’t say ‘I’ll save it for a future play; I’m not getting paid enough to use it in this play’.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Work Trends 2021 Panel

Portals and KM

It included a group of Distinguished Engineers and subject-matter experts in the areas of application development, unified communications and social software will discuss how social, analytics and mobile (SAM) technologies will affect the workplace of the future.

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A Theory of No-Mind

How to Save the World

And it learns to imagine possible, unrealized sensations and thoughts and emotional reactions and assign them to another invention it calls ‘future’, hopefully in order to anticipate and prevent or achieve or influence these figments of reality.

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Monetizing: Virtual Goods venture capital 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The most popular Rolandos will appear on the Rolando 2 website —and they may even guest star in future game updates. If you want more info about the seed investment round and our plans for the future, you can get the press release here.

2009 202

Facebook: MI6 wife’s photos

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Or I have just read too much John le Carré … From Times Online : Wife of Sir John Sawers, the future head of MI6, in Facebook security alert. workshops focussing on these kinds of issues to staff of Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia and maybe Vietnam and China Governments.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Skype, social networks and language learning

Ken Carroll

It might become something we do much better in the future. I currently tend to steer towards the China-based sites, Chinesepod and China-8.com, the former for the excellent podcasts and the latter simply because they seem to have something new every time I visit.

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The Mushroom at the End of the World

How to Save the World

She’s not talking about the future, when the industrial economy has completely collapsed. So suddenly, with no local supply and a new supply in Oregon, a new economy was born in the ruined forests of Oregon, and in the peasant forests in China and elsewhere.

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