Microsoft Social Computing Overview

Collaborative Thinking

Notes from Christian Finn, Director, Social Computing. 13 sessions in "social track". Microsoft design point is to co-mingle structured collaboration tools alongside social computing tools - it's unrealistic to think of social computing disconnected from collaborations strategies. find knowledge, share ideas, work in teams, feel valued, manage projects, build= a network and use content. Social Networking & Collaboration spc09

The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes

Elsua

I know that for a good number of years Social Computing and Knowledge Management have been walking different paths. Each of them placing the focus on the own key areas: KM on the processes and tools and Social Computing on the people themselves.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Elsua

don’t work well in an unstructured, almost chaotic , network driven environment where democratisation of conversations by earning the merit, the attention and the conversation of your peers is the new modus operandi. And IBM’s official Social Computing Guidelines were born.

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One Way To Look At Social Computing

Collaborative Thinking

One of the slides that has been well-received is one that I use to peel away the different terms associated with social computing. It seems to add value and remove some of the confusion that people have when it comes to "social everything".

Social Computing Training Is All About Changing People’s Behaviours

Elsua

I know there are plenty of people out there who have been claiming all along that if your social software tools would require extensive training and education for your knowledge workers you are not doing things right, because they are far too complex to be used in the first place.

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Elsua

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh? Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

On Governance and Compliance – IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines Webcast

Elsua

If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how I have been blogging for a good number of times about one of those topics that people keep asking me about to share my two cents of the conversation: Social Software Governance and what IBM is doing about it.

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!

Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Keynote

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Why Is Social Software So Important? Content, collaboration and innovation as key factors. Inefficient ad-hoc collaboration, expertise location, etc.

2008 130

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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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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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 245

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 274

Why Intel Is Investing in Social Computing - Leading by Example

Elsua

Well, today I thought I would share with you what I exactly meant yesterday with that article and also what Rachel probably meant as well in hers: stop all the fuss you are going through to figure out the ROI of social software, and, instead, just go ahead and do it! Collaboration

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. Tags: Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

The Real Business Value of Social Networking

Elsua

The entry I would want to encourage you all to take a look at and read is one by Kevin Jones titled " I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking Is So Important " It’s one of those good reads that after going through it you won’t be the same person any longer.

Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li

Elsua

Collaboration Tags: Productivity Tools Social Computing Innovation Communities Knowledge Tools Knowledge Management Enterprise2.0

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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 Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2012 229

Did You Know? Social Networks in Spain

Elsua

" to share some further insights on the kind of significant impact that social computing and social networks are having not only within the business world, but in our society as a whole? on the overall use of social networks across the world!

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Collaborative Thinking: Lotusphere 2008: Social Computing Chess Match

Collaborative Thinking

So far, there are not of lot of details out yet but the social computing keynote is tomorrow morning so I expect more information to come out then. IBM can use Connections to compete with Microsoft by changing the focus to social computing rather than collaboration and content.

2008 130

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 216

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 204

Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking Will Give You More Than a Headache

Elsua

Have you read Keeping a Closer Eye on Employees’ Social Networking by Joshua Brustein? That being happy at work connecting with your social networks across the board, where your knowledge resides deeply, delivers big results time and time again?

Year-End Thoughts On Social Media, Social Networking Social Analytics

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software (Part 3). & Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. While a lot of my research agenda and client interactions focused on collaboration and Enterprise 2.0 / social software during 2009, the most sizeable amount of time and energy for me this year was spent on social media, social networking, and social analytics (externally as well as internally). Social Media. Defining Social Media.

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. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2010 179

Blog Talk Radio – Business Value of Social Networking with Mark Masterson and Luis Suarez

Elsua

I know, indeed, one of my favourite topics from all along: the good old ROI of Social Networking. And be ready to share your thoughts on what you think the business value of social networking is all about! Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

2010 158

Social Network Sites: Webinar Today

Collaborative Thinking

Timely - we just published a reference architecture template on social network sites so if you are a Burton Group client, check out the document here (note: client access required). IT Best Practices for Enterprise Social Networking – Burton Group Webinar. With the popularity of consumer sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo, IT professionals are facing an increased demand to review and implement social networking capabilities for their enterprise.

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

Elsua

Well, that over time a good chunk of our mutual knowledge sharing and collaborative efforts will be happening out there in the open, available to everyone to participate in, or not, depending on the need and / or the context. by making use of these social tools!

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The Business Value of Social Networking by David Tebbutt

Elsua

You will be able to access the presentation from this direct link , or you can watch the embedded version below: The Business Value of Social Networking. Which is just the perfect end of the slide deck itself with " So, what is the value of social networking? "…

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes: Three Approaches to Social Computing Platforms

Green Chameleon

They have developed a social computing solution to allow for user input to go with travel. (I I think this is great that they are including social computing components. Jive - we allow for both - sometimes the issues is internal collaboration vs also external collaboration - customers tend to think hosted when arrive - three drivers, HR, business, IT - different questions so might change to an on-premise solution.

Enterprise Social Networking, Is Your Company Falling Behind?

Collaborative Thinking

Is social computing in the enterprise just a lot of hype or should you be concerned that your company is going to fall behind? Whether your primary work function is line-of-business or technology, it’s likely that you have heard about the benefits of enterprise social networking. The fact is that social networking provides real business value and many companies have moved past the “what is it” towards “how and where do we start.”.

A World Without Email - Year 2, Weeks 2 to 5 (Social Networking More Popular than Email)

Elsua

One of the many things I enjoy of living " A World Without Email " is that plenty of my various social networks keep sharing some very interesting links related to what I’m trying to do that help me add some further context and insights for you folks to enjoy.

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Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

One of the interesting outcomes from my contextual research project on enterprise social networking was not only what was said by study participants but what was "not said". One such topic that did not come up to any great degree during the storytelling sessions was the topic of identity and its role in social networking. the people in the room, the way the conversations flowed, the project phase of the social networking project, etc).

Notes on "Apply Strategy and Governance to Social Computing Initiatives" (NewsGator)

Michael Sampson - Currents

NewsGator hosted a webinar this morning on strategy and governance for social computing initiatives. Although the call was about "social computing", Stacy started talking about intranet and portal governance. 1) A clear connection between intranet/portal/social technology and the business strategy and goals. "we reducing duplication of effort around social computing initiatives. (3) Greg interjected and gave a demo of NewsGator Social Sites.].

It takes a village to raise a social network

Collaborative Thinking

Great metaphor by Liz Lawley (see below) people should remember if they are involved in the user experience, design and community-building aspects of social networks: Macworld | Researchers help define next-generation social networking. ???One s very broken in the social tools we have right now is context and boundaries and a sense of who I want to share what with,??? s creating a huge tension in social interactions,???

2008 106

Collaboration Is More Important Than Ever – 3 Barriers To Adoption

Elsua

Last Friday, my good friend Jack Vinson put together a rather good blog post where he was reminding us all how crucial collaboration has become for all businesses and knowledge workers out there. So why is it that we are not that good at collaborating then, in the first place?

2010 264

Collaborative Culture: On Reinventing the Social Enterprise

Elsua

Those folks who have been following this blog for a long while now would probably realise how, for quite some time, I have firmly believed that the main challenge with regards to the successful adoption of social computing within the enterprise is no other than a cultural one.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Elsua

and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Social Computing and Social Business events in Europe, along with the Enterprise 2.0 and start living social !).

2011 218

A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 9 to 10 (EMail’s Reign Is Over, Social Networking Is The New King)

Elsua

comments with just a single thought I would probably state the following: Yes, social networking tools are heading south pretty consistently, and badly, over the last three years! Aren’t you making already good use of social networking tools as your core default business tools?

2010 130

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog: Forrester Reports that Corporate Social Networks will Augment Strategic HR Strategies

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The Connectbeam Social Computing Blog A resource and viewpoint from Connectbeam on how social computing is changing the way we work. The report begins with a section titled, “professional networks are the backbone of business.” and social networking.

2008 37

“elsua’s ragbag” – The State of Social Collaboration

Elsua

I need to start curating all of that content a bit more socially. Collaboration Enterprise2.0 Fun Stuff and Musings Knowledge Management Knowledge Snippets Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI need an online ragbag.

2011 203

Connected Collaboration by Alan Lepofsky

Elsua

Because, in most cases, it is self-explanatory; there would be very little I would need to add, in order to understand the concept of true collaboration and the power of social software within the enterprise. Collaboration IBM