The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

For me there remains a topic which perhaps needs further discussion, and that is, what do we mean by quantified self, qualified self and connected self, what is the difference between them and why do we need to know? That leaves the Connected Self.

2018 148

Games connect

Viv Mcwaters

It seems easy to forget the power of games to connect. On our recent trip to Mongolia, in winter, I knew we’d be spending a lot of time indoors, with host families and with each other. It seemed like a good idea to take some table-top games to play.

2017 141

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

A Czech connection: the CIDES project. As we are using the same mapping language for all library maps, it also becomes easier to do cross-case analysis, integrate maps, and even see connections at the national level. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 206

Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Networks and Autonomy How Connections “Wrap&# Our Engagement » Connections are Different than Relationships I used to use the words connection and relationship interchangeably.

Only Connect

Hildy Gottlieb

It was great to connect, even for just a little bit, with the joyful feeling of being mom to a dog. It was great to connect, even for just a bit, with someone who reminded me of the joy – and the hard work – of being a daughter caring for an aging mother.

Social Connections VI – Prague

Michael Sampson - Currents

When the tour was originally under design, the intent was to align it with Social Connections VI – which at one point was going to be held in mid May. I very much enjoyed participating in Social Connections V in Zurich last June, so would have loved to participate again … but it isn’t to be this time. Anyway, the Social Connections VI production team has recently published the schedule for the two day conference in Prague (June 16-17).

2014 132

DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

Infoware released an updated version of DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections. DomainPatrol Social is an uber-admin toolkit for working with, managing, and leveraging content in IBM Connections, providing capabilities not available out-of-the-box in Connections. Capabilities include: – New support for IBM Connections 5 CR2. See page 19 in Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014. IBM Connections

2015 125

Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

My questions for this hot seat are about the limits to connectivity – how much of it do we (students, teachers) really want, and what are the demonstrable benefits? What are the risks of connectivity and what kinds of privacy or control or independence could be lost if everything is connected?

2015 187

IBM Connections File Sync for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

It is, however, only for IBM’s cloud offering at the moment; on-premises Connections isn’t supported yet. IBM Connections IBM announced yesterday that the file sync and share plug-in for Mac is (finally) available.

Mac 156

In Connection We Trust

Alchemy of Change

Trust Connects Us – and Our Software. I wrote recently in another piece called Trust and Networks that “ trust is the lubricant that supports relationships and makes a network work. &# I also noted that “networks are the connections that allow peers to work together.&#

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – A Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: – Demographics and Current State of Connections. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. – Upgrading to Connections 5.0. On the front page of the survey it says: “ IBM Connections is a widely used collaboration and social business platform. IBM Connections

2014 185

Europe in June - Social Connections V

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late June I'll be in Zurich for the Social Connections V conference. Social Connections is a user group focused on IBM Connections and social collaboration technology, with a mixed business and technical bent. IBM Connections Upcoming Events

Europe 167

Reporting Structure in IBM Connections

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the long-standing features in IBM Connections (and previous editions that were called Lotus Connections) is the ability to view the reporting structure of your organization. IBM ConnectionsFor someone visiting your profile and trying to figure out where you "fit in," the reporting structure gives the answer. It shows who you report to, who they report to, who they report to, etc., up to the highest ranking person (such as your CEO).

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Drive Business with IBM Connections Content Manager, Heidi Ambler (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Heidi Ambler, the Director of Product Management for Social Software at IBM Connections is presenting the opening keynote at Social Connections V. Heidi has been involved with "Connections" since 2005-2006, which wasn''t called Connections then.

2013 170

Heading to IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

Late next week I head to IBM Connect 2013 , previously known as Lotusphere, in Orlando FL. A couple of other points of note: - There is a bookstore onsite at IBM Connect. I will have a couple of copies of the in-progress manuscript for my latest book with me - Doing Business with IBM Connections. Roll on IBM Connect 2013. Conference Notes IBM Connections

2013 130

Bloomfire Provides Comprehensive Knowledge Connections

Portals and KM

is a relatively new offering in the knowledge management space, founded in 2010, that is meeting a need that has remained with us for some time: how do you connect people with the knowledge they need to accomplish their work tasks? Bloomfire.

2013 208

Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections. I was especially interested in this as I covered Connections extensively (see first of recent three part series - IBM Connections Conversations 1: Review of 3.0 ).

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

A couple of months ago I kicked off a global survey on the use and adoption of IBM Connections. The report contents includes: - Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: About the Survey. Business Activities Supported by IBM Connections. Employee Use of IBM Connections. Versions of IBM Connections Being Used Among Organizations. Plans to Upgrade to IBM Connections 5.0. - Key Features in IBM Connections 5.0. - Add-On Products for IBM Connections.

2014 190

Round-Trip Editing in Connections Content Manager

Michael Sampson - Currents

As part of the announcement around Mac Sync, Luis from IBM also mentioned that round-trip editing is available for Connections Content Manager : IBM Connections Content Manager (CCM) users can now do round-trip editing. This is good news then, and although it is limited to Libraries (in Connections Content Manager for the moment), it portends good things are on the way for Files and Community Files. IBM Connections

2014 120

The Essence of Connected Learning


It’s probably a good time now to, at long last, rethink the Essence of Connected Learning. The Essence of Connected Learning from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. . Talking about Connected Learning.

2012 219

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. They can draw their ego network (the people that they’re connected to) and they have some sense of their second-degree networks (who those people might be connected to).

2018 138

Social Connections VII – Next Week in Stockholm

Michael Sampson - Currents

The seventh Social Connections event is being held in Stockholm next week. The event provides two days of content and discussions on social business and IBM Connections. Conferences & Events IBM Connections I attended and spoke at the fifth event in Zurich (June 2013). I wish I could go to this one … but having just got back from Europe, I can’t. The agenda looks great.

2014 120

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment


I use it every single day of the week, it’s my favourite personal learning network by far, but I am starting to question the value of connections over there. When you decide to stop following everyone and question the purpose of that connection in the first place?

2015 267

Implementing Connections in the Real World of Gore: Successes and Pitfalls, Brian O'Neill (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Brian O''Neill is presenting a case study on implementing IBM Connections at Gore. Brian is one of the organizers for Social Connections, and has come across from the United States for the conference. Started with IBM Connections 2.5 Hire expert Connections administrators.

2013 178

Sponsors at Social Connections V (Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Social Connections V is a user group conference, which does not charge a conference fee. Here''s the vendors that were on the showcase floor: - Ephox, showing EditLive for IBM Connections. It''s an add-in for IBM Connections that brings rich text editing into the Connections tools. Takes scanned documents and routes it to Connections Files, Content Manager, or FileNet. Cobra is launching this add-in for Connections today. Conference Notes IBM Connection

2013 134

Everything Is Connected to Everything


Brian Cox where in less than two minutes he gets to explain in very simple terms how everything is connected to everything. Science.

2012 209

RSA and Connected Communities

Nancy White

One is the Connected Communities Report: How social networks power and sustain the Big Society by Jonathan Rowson, Steve Broome and Alasdair Jones. Download Connected Communities: How social networks power and sustain the Big Society (PDF, 1.5MB). via RSA – Connected Communities.

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

The Bumble Bee

Very nice short article by Harold Jarche in his blog "Life in Perpetual Beta" which revisits the 4 key zones of Bioteams: Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization.

Life in a Connected Day


So how about if we get started with “ Life in a Connected Day “? Like I said at the beginning of this short post, there is probably not many interesting and exciting things out there to watch other than “ Life in a Connected Day “, don’t you think?

2011 223

Ordering a Copy of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

As a consequence, you can now place an order for your very own copy of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013). IBM Connections Michael''s Books The book is underway at the printers, and I''m hoping to be able to sign off on the proofs tomorrow afternoon.

2013 171

It is done. The History of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The idea was to define 10-12 common collaboration scenarios, and then put a variety of products through an evaluation - Microsoft SharePoint, Lotus Connections, Cisco Quad, and others - to see where each excelled and didn''t excel when matched against the different scenarios.

2013 238

IBM Takes the Wraps off Connections 4

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late August I posted about the imminent release of Version 4 of IBM Connections, a suite of applications that supports team collaboration, enterprise community formation, and social sharing in a business context. Here's what I think is most interesting in IBM Connections 4: 1.

2012 233

Information overload and connectivity

Jenny Connected

On one side we are urged to increase our connectivity – we are told that all learning starts with a connection, to learn we need to be well connected, to keep up in a fast moving digital age we need to know how to filter, select, aggregate, remix, repurpose, feed forward. We are urged to be open and connected , and to become involved in global networks. Tagged: connectivity , informationoverload , networked learning , time.

Viewing Activities in IBM Connections as a Kanban Board

Michael Sampson - Currents

ISW Development, the team behind the Kudos Badges gamification engine for IBM Connections, has recently taken the wraps of its IBM Connect 2014 announcement: Kudos Boards. The new offering transforms Activities in IBM Connections into a visual drag-and-drop Kanban Board style interface, for new ways of working with tasks and entries. “ We love Activities in Connections. IBM Connections featured

2014 155

Doing Business with IBM Connections - December Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

The writing continues for Doing Business with IBM Connections , my current book project. He had about 30 minutes with it, and said that he really liked the emphasis on the business processes and collaboration scenarios people do each day, rather than starting with the features of Connections. I will have a couple of copies at IBM Connect late next month. IBM Connections

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ALTC2013 Blogging connections

Jenny Connected

In the meantime, it has been great to make two new connections through this blog. One of the pleasures of ALT-C 2013 for me was that I discovered/met two readers of this blog who I was not aware of. These contacts were very meaningful for me and from them I was reminded of two reasons why blogging works for me. Blogging for me is about personal reflection. One of these two readers told me that for him his blogging days had dried up two years ago.

2013 123

WorX for Secretaries (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nienke (Saxion University) and Sasja (e-office) are talking about one use case of IBM Connections - for secretaries. Created a ladder booklet, for showing levels of skill with IBM Connections. Conference Notes IBM Connections Some notes: 1. Saxion WorX is the vision of the new way of working. Objectives include efficiency, collaboration, and co-creation, among others.

2013 125

Doing Business with IBM Connections - An Update

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's been a month since I announced that my next book is for business people using IBM Connections. Second, I decided to insert a new chapter 13 to deal with many other uses for IBM Connections. This means that the book starts with a broad overview of the features of Connections 4, then drills deeply into ten core Collaboration Scenarios (ten ways of using a variety of features), and then ends with a broad overview of possible uses. IBM Connections

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Case Study - IBM Connections at CEMEX

Michael Sampson - Currents

Christopher talks about the use and adoption of IBM Connections at CEMEX , a global building materials company: " Founded more than 100 years ago in northern Mexico, CEMEX is the third-largest building materials company in the world, and the world’s top supplier of ready-mix concrete, with annual sales topping $15 billion. CEMEX created a platform for a social-based internal collaboration called Shift, based on IBM Connections social software. ".

2013 130

Connecting Google Drive to YouTube for Video Uploads 2016

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Once in the cloud I can connect most services and then I don’t have to reupload them. How to transfer a video from Google Drive and sync it with YouTube.

2016 194

Review of Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - Luis from the IBM Connections Team

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thanks to a long flight yesterday, Luis Benitez, a Social Software Product Manager at IBM, finished my book on IBM Connections. The book is intended for collaboration strategists, line of business managers and users of IBM Connections. This book provides independent advice on how to drive business with IBM Connections, accelerate adoption, and reduce time to value. ". IBM Connections

2013 124

IBM Connect 2014 - I'll Be There

Michael Sampson - Currents

I will be attending IBM Connect 2014 in Orlando at the end of January. A couple of people have asked if I will have Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) in the bookstore.

2014 194

Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of this week I was in Greenwich, London for the first time in my life. On Monday I travelled up the Thames from Embankment to Greenwich Pier by Clipper (another first) and stood on the decks of the Cutty Sark.

2014 186