Why Our Software Needs Social Context

Alchemy of Change

We live in a time when we do a much of our work with others in an online environment, which is why I’ve argued recently that we need our software to get much more emotionally intelligent. Healing Software’s Split Personality.

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Personal Management Software destroys internet authenticity and democracy

The Bumble Bee

The Guardian reports on the growth in "Persona Management Software" which individuals use to engage in web conversations using multiple identities on forums and social sites. The most disturbing revelation is that the US Air Force have tendered for such software.

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights


More than anything else, because it’s been a rather eye-opening experience for yours truly with regards to where we are with the adoption of social software and that social business transformation that a bunch of us have been advocating for for a few years now.

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News Roundup – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

I know the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas was over a month ago, but here’s the news I saw coming out from the show (or a bit after). “ Today at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014, Metalogix is the first vendor to announce a complete solution to move email, files and SharePoint content to Microsoft Office 365. Nintex on Awards … Two Nintex products for Office 365 won five awards at the conference.

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Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day one of the SharePoint Conference in Auckland is kicking off, with a two-hour Microsoft keynote. Projects – tunnels, tall buildings, avionics software, project management. Previously known as Oslo (announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in March 2014).

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IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect


That’s probably the best part of the conference, where you just sit back, relax, free your brain from any constraint and just learn. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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Semantic Software Technologies Explained and Examined

Portals and KM

I have been reading a very interesting and comprehensive report, Semantic Software Technologies: Landscape of High Value Applications for the Enterprise by Lynda Moulton of the Gilbane group.   I am not the only one as I often see conference sessions with such labels as “Is semantic technology real?”. Lynda wrote that she deliberately chose title of this study to refer to semantic software technologies not simply semantic search technologies.

Plantronics InstantMeeting - Getting You on Your Conference Call Easier

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference calls are a fact of life, but getting dialed in on-time and having access to the right call in details and passcode information can be a challenge. If conference calls are what you do, get the app. - Eating and joining conference calls at the same time is a bad idea.

Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a bitter twist of irony, he fined one employee $100 for sending out a group email containing a link to a newspaper article that referenced comments he made Thursday at a the Future of Work conference in Melbourne. Collaboration Software

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Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

Net-Map Toolbox

The Sunbelt Conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis ( INSNA ) is an inspiring event, whether you are a beginner or a full-blown SNA genius and one of the great things about it is that it always starts with two days of training workshops, before the three days of 700 talks in parallel start. A great way of learning for example some of the complex software, which is painful to learn alone at home.

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IBM Connect 2015 in Netherlands – My Talk on IBM Verse

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Software Conferences & Events IBM Connections IBM Notes / Lotus NotesOn Tuesday June 9 I will be in Utrecht, attending and speaking at the IBM Connect 2015 event in the Netherlands. By my count there are only a couple of sessions in English, with the rest being delivered in Dutch. Nonetheless, one of the English language talks will be mine. Here’s the details: Embracing IBM Verse: Moving Beyond the Technology to Gaining Value.

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Attending the Sunbelt 2013 conference in Hamburg

Bas Rues

This week I’m attending my first conference as a PhD candidate. Yesterday and today I attended a workshop on dynamic networks and the software program ORA presented by Jürgen Pfeffer from the Carnegie Mellon university. social network analysis conference hamburg insna ora sna sunbelt

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences


I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. This is my attempt to collect some of what we’ve learned over the years doing those conferences.

If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. Did they talk to each other before the conference, I wonder, or was it pure serendipity that their concerns for the future of networked learning seem to be similar?

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Office 365 Video

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft announced early availability of Office 365 Video earlier today, ticking off an action point for something promised at the SharePoint Conference in March. Collaboration Software Latest Updates Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

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Persona Management Software destroys internet authenticity

The Bumble Bee

The Guardian reports on the growth in "Persona Management Software" which individuals use to engage in web conversations using multiple identities on forums and social sites. The most disturbing revelation is that the US Air Force have tendered for such software.

Green Chameleon » Social Software Guides

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Social Software Guides Max Kiesler has published an extremely useful list of 40 downloadable open source social software applications (thanks Maish ).

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe


Of course, I am talking about the Meaning 2012 conference event that took place in Brighton, UK, on October 1st and that three months later I am still remembering it as it were just yesterday. Something other conference events should mimic and learn from a great deal!

Two Great Conferences Next Week

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a perfect world, it would be easy to attend two conferences in the United States next week, as well as run the user adoption workshop in New Zealand, make progress on the book, and complete a couple of other client projects. The world isn't perfect, but here's a hat tip to two conferences I'd love to attend: - E2Innovate in Santa Clara , from November 12-15. Here's a snapshot of some of the news items , including items from Actiance and Igloo Software, two companies I track.

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor - with Quest Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

Quest Software is exhibiting on the show floor at Share 2011. For more, see Quest Software. Conference NotesThey are showing some of their SharePoint related tools: - Migration tools, for moving from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and Office 365.

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights


conference event that took place last week in Boston. From my own perspective, there are plenty of different highlights that I can point out to people out there who may be interested in learning more about what happened during those four days the conference event lasted.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson


field, i.e. social computing and social software tools: building credibility and value, communities, tags, social bookmarks, open knowledge sharing spaces, profiles, activities, etc. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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Social Software Survey

Portals and KM

I have been talking on and off with Christian Gray after almost meeting him in person at KMWorld and SLA conferences. Social Software Research initiative and are fans of my book, Net Work. He and his colleague Mike Reid have started an Enterprise 2.0 You can access a survey that they are launching just now from their invitation page.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2012: Social, Business, Culture

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference last month in Boston: " The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in mid-June in Boston is the premier conference each year for discussing, debating, exploring, and showcasing the latest work in applying Enterprise 2.0 The conference started as the Collaborative Technologies Conference in New York in 2005, but shifted to Boston the following year and changed its name to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in 2007. Conference 2012: Social, Business, Culture.

Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I mentioned on Twitter that I would like to go to Australia Sharepoint Conference but can’t justify the price of the ticket (not core business for me). You can follow Sharepoint Conference on @AUSharepoint. I’ll let you know after the conference. Interesting.

Online Communities Mini-Conferences

Nancy White

Participants in the Facilitating Online Communties course have come together to coordinate an online mini conference. Keep an eye on the conference wiki for up to the minute details. A mini conference for Facilitating Online. Duration: throughout the conference period.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Session Proposals

Collaborative Thinking

conference board of advisors, it is always my goal to make sure that we deliver compelling sessions for attendees. Social Networking & Collaboration Social Software social_media Community voting is now open, if you find the sessions below of interest, please participate in the selection process. Also note, that while I submitted several presentations, that does not mean that I will end up moderating all of them if they end up being selected.

IBM Lotusphere 2009 Highlights - The Business Value of Collaboration Software


Specially since it ties in, quite nicely, with a couple of blog posts I have shared over here recently around the topic of Social Software and figuring out its Return on Investment or ROI. But with it, social software can transform the way we collaborate and share information."


Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – IBM Blogger Q&A


Conference event highlights for Day One, I mentioned how I would be putting together a specific entry to detail plenty more one specific item on my agenda for the day that I was really looking forward to, since last year I missed it. On my latest blog post on the Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – The Networking


conference in Boston, since I haven’t been much online, hanging out in my usual external social software spaces. Back into my usual regular blogging and slowly, but steadily, re-surfacing again in all external social software spaces where I usually hang out.

News from the SharePoint Conference 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is hosting the SharePoint Conference 2012 this week in Las Vegas. Here's some of the news I noted that was timed to coincide with the conference: AvePoint DocAve Analytics for SharePoint. Colligo also announced the results of a research study on the ROI of using mobile apps/software so employees can access SharePoint. Conference Notes SharePointThere's about 10,000 people there—which makes for a huge event.

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

On April 3, I attended the Chi Sparks 2014 conference on human computer interaction, to present my paper on the Kids’ Knowledge Base. To be continued in “future research”… Filed under: conferences , crowdsourcing , innovation , social innovation.

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SharePoint 2009 Conference: Morning Keynotes

Collaborative Thinking

Social Networking & Collaboration Social Software spc09 Notes from Steve Ballmer keynote. Vision: seamless experiences across your life. SharePoint is at the center of intranet, Internet, etc. Public Beta in November. Synergies with SharePoint Workspace (Groove recast for SharePoint with improved offline support). Targeting 1H2010 for general release (note: my guess is May). What is SharePoint? Collaboration, analytics, social networking, content management, portal, workflow, etc etc.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day Three


conference event in Boston, held a few weeks ago, here is the entry that contains the major key learnings for myself for Day Three ; last day of the conference and a much shorter day, since it only went through till just about lunchtime. conference event highlights.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day Two (Continued …)


conference event in Boston. where, if not looked at properly, and thinking about them thoroughly finding the best of solutions, they can shut down your entire efforts in providing that social software strategy employees could benefit from.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day Two


conference event highlights. This time around this article will be dedicated to some of the key learnings I went through during Day Two of the conference. Tags: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Enterprise 2.0 Conference Highlights – Day One


thus learned very little new as someone who has been heavily involved in social software evangelism in a large enterprise for the last 7 years! conference event in Boston. Tags: Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality


Back in 2001, when I was first exposed to social software tools, there were a number of different guidelines I decided to put in place and abide for myself; mainly, stating there would be three different subjects that I wouldn’t touch much *ever* in any online Web form.

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Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 Social Software (Part 3)

Collaborative Thinking

& Social Software (Part 2). & Social Software. and social software) - in no particular order : Cisco Stumbles Early But Regains Composure & Sets The Stage . The SharePoint 2009 conference in Vegas provided the industry with the first look at SP2010 and its new/enhanced social computing capabilities. Jive : Jive Social Business Software (SBS) 4.0: Social Software Previous posts: Year-End Thoughts On Enterprise 2.0 &

Making Conference Calls Sound Better - Dolby and BT Conferencing

Michael Sampson - Currents

The ubiquitous "Dolby" sound from the movie theaters is to be trialled with BT Conferencing, in an attempt to make audio conference calls "sound and feel like an in-person meeting.". " NYSE:DLB), pioneers in the science of sight and sound, on a technology trial designed to make audio conference calls more effective by making them sound and feel like in-person meetings. Looking forward to participating in a Dolby-powered conference call. Collaboration Software