Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

When we think of relationships, and study it from a social perspective, we look at: how people construct facets of their identity based on social structures in a particular context and activity. When we study relationships from a purely identity management focus, we look at the people, process, and technology arenas such as: how the organization ensures that authenticated and authorized employees are securely accessing information and applications. Facebook Connect, OpenSocial).

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

When we think of relationships, and study it from a social perspective, we look at: how people construct facets of their identity based on social structures in a particular context and activity. When we study relationships from a purely identity management focus, we look at the people, process, and technology arenas such as: how the organization ensures that authenticated and authorized employees are securely accessing information and applications.

Clay Shirky: nonprofits must become new-style convenors - or lose their members

Social Reporter

That means change for campaigning charities, trade associations, and membership bodies who may have worked in the past through a mix of newsletters, events and perhaps not very special services. Or vice-versa: connect online, then meet. Why bother with “membership&# in future.

Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

The goal of this Rucksack project was to automate and thereby dramatically scale up IAVA’s ability to distribute various partner organization rewards to the IAVA’s membership of US veteran. It’s helping to build community and bring a little bit of happiness and connection for this community of people who have given so much in service of their country. Engagement, Relationships & Connection Innovation & Technology CRM IAVA Salesforce self-service veterans

RSA rebranding: is Twitter the one to beat?

Social Reporter

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce ( RSA ) has survived my cull of memberships because, although the conventional benefits are thin, it is currently such an interesting place. I’m paid up for another year, and even pondered taking life membership to avoid such vacilitation in future. I know, from the connections that I have made, that there are already great stories to be told.

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The Value of Connections

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites encourage their users to create rich profiles that can be used to facilitate connection, to identify connections with people on the network that they already know, and to invite their friends to join and connect.

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RSA - Connected Communities - How social networks power and sustain the Big Society

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Download Connected Communities: How social networks power and sustain the Big Society (PDF, 1.5MB) Skip to the key points of the report Key points Traditional approaches to community regeneration which define communities in solely geographic terms have severe limitations. This approach utilises the powerful diagnostic power of social network analysis; an approach which helps respondents as well as public sector workers to understand communities as a complex series of relationships.

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Understanding Communities of Practice

Collaborative Thinking

A network is the collection of connections and relationships between people. The line between a community and a network is fuzzy in terms of membership, but the difference between a community of practice and a network is that the CoP is interested not just in the connections or relationships, but in the domain and practice. A great series of articles well-worth the time to read if you are interested in Communities of Practice: Communities of Practice (CoPs).

The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

Unfortunately our analyses has shown that the ‘sisterhood goes missing’ when it comes to board level relationships. We make use of the popular board interlocks approach to study board level relationships. Only 16 relationships exist between the female board members (0.19

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Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

I have a list of my top ten connectors: people who have gone out of their way to connect me to others. Connect people by making an introduction. Often, these connections can be wonderful gifts. Introvert v. Extrovert. Image by Jeff Wysaski.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

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Multiple connections make the world smaller - Knowledge Jolt with Jack

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Multiple connections make the world smaller Luis Suarez pointed to an article by Dennis Stevenson on his first blush with Twitter, The World is Smaller than You Think. Social media is about being connected in the right places. In many ways, the metaphor of "relationships" is familiar, yet new. Just because we are connected in a social media way, doesnt mean that all the rules from our face-to-face connections work the same.

How to Network in a Professional Association

Partnering Resources

What advice do they have about how to get the most out of membership? This is the best way to make a membership association worth the money. ” Committees help you form meaningful relationships. You can connect and catch up with other committee members.

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care?

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care?

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The AppGap » Connecting … Virtual Teams: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Connecting … Virtual Teams by Patti Anklam February 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm · Filed under Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Web 2.0 and how the social networking tools could be used to enhance the connectivity of virtual teams.

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

Of course there are many project teams that have spawned communities and many communities that have launched projects, so there are many connections. (This post is cross-posted from my blog at Learning Alliances.).

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

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Growing the Tilburg urban farming community map

Making CommunitySense

Its motto stresses why this is such a suitable tool for our purpose: Harness the power of relationships. Kumu gives you the tools to track, visualize, and leverage relationships to overcome your toughest obstacles. activities like “projects” and their “results”) and connections (relations and interactions like “informedness” or “involvement”) between the elements. Community Connections.

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Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

It can either be done with the participants, asking them: “In which ways are actors on the map connected which has an impact on the result?” Contract relationships. A link is a connection or flow between two actors. Group membership is not a link!

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Board Gender Quotas? Why Wait?

Governance in a Networked World

In this article we review the status quo in terms of gender balance and then explore ‘relationship centred’ research looking for new and innovative initiatives. The proportion does rise when only the ASX200 is considered, even beyond the board membership proportion.

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Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding

Social Reporter

research and map local resources and networks that can provide ideas, support, activities or funding – and build relationships to make the most of these. For example: Help people use full capability of smartphones and tablets to connect.

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How to assess Power and Influence: a simple but effective method

The Bumble Bee

Indicators are formal educational qualifications (academic, professional and vocational), membership of professional bodies etc. It is primarily about the relationships the individual has with others, and includes the ability to network effectively, internally and externally.

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Businesses can be community hubs, says RSA report

Social Reporter

Emma explained how they had worked with B&Q to research the relationship between their store in Sutton and local customers. The RSA has a large membership of Fellows, who are increasing active in RSA projects.

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Businesses can be community hubs, says RSA report

Social Reporter

Emma explained how they had worked with B&Q to research the relationship between their store in Sutton and local customers. The RSA has a large membership of Fellows, who are increasing active in RSA projects.

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Companies with ‘Networked’ Board Directors have 85% Higher Growth Rates!

Governance in a Networked World

They nominated Lindsay Maxsted, with his board memberships of BHP Billiton, Transurban and Westpac, placing him at the lead of a list of high powered corporate influencers. On the negative side, firms can be overly connected to the extent that they may be challenging anti-competition laws.

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Digital Habitats for project teams

Learning Alliances

Of course there are many project teams that have spawned communities and many communities that have launched projects, so there are many connections. Kathy Milhauser mentioned that she assigned Digital Habitats to students in a course on globally distributed project teams.

Rethinking networks as passionate human clouds

Social Reporter

It was organised in part by Guy Yeomans , who write here about ubiquitous connectivity - allowing us to be online anywhere anytime. We discussed this and other issues at tables: ours was focussed on membership organisations.

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Start a Content Business

Ken Carroll

And his audience is loose and casual - he doesn''t push for sign-ups, membership sites, or the like. Business, work, lifestyle, health, personal development, or relationships. They want to emphasize their membership site. Fizzle are an excellent example of the membership model.

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Thoughts about community as curriculum in #rhizo14

Jenny Connected

It is a semi-open community – full access is through paid membership. Source of image- [link] Richard Giblett ). The idea of community as curriculum is not new.

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No Committee Chemistry in Chicago?

TNT - The Network Thinker

The smart folks over at LittleSis.org have provided a relationship analysis around the Chicago 2016 Committee. They have gathered data on organizational memberships and interlocks amongst the committee as well as data on their donations.

Leading from the Bottom

Governance in a Networked World

At the base of the chart you will see shop floor level teams only connected through higher levels in the hierarchy. The above map is filtered to show predominantly reciprocated relationships to accentuate the relationship patterns. We have been long term advocates of J.B.

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CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

Nancy White

A network is the collection of connections and relationships between people. But there was no defined community because learners were working solo with no specific path for building relationships and no facilitation for both the socialization and interactive learning conversations.

Lifecycle of Emergence

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of whats possible. Rather than worry about critical mass, our work is to foster critical connections. What keeps members connected?

Community vs. Social Network - Lithosphere Community

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In my last post, I promised that I’d cover some new topics this time, so I am going to share with you a research project that I’ve been conducting recently on the relationship between social networks and communities. In a social network, people are held together by pre-established interpersonal relationships, such as kinship, friendship, classmates, colleagues, business partners, etc. The connections are built one at a time (i.e. you connect directly with another user).

Business models for communities

Learning Alliances

We can focus on a set of relationships, conversations, resources, and trajectories that move will our learning forward. Here are some of the resources that communities can use: Facilitation to help a community launch or get connected.

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What is the Diversification ‘Sweet Spot’? We have an Answer.15%

Governance in a Networked World

In our next article on ‘Companies with networked board members have 85%higher growth rates’ , we identified the power of directors who are involved in ‘double interlocks’ i.e. share a board membership with anther director on multiple boards and therefore providing a stronger lobbying capability.

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Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

Embracing a Culture of Connectivity | Berkman Center. like”) and how they connect to friends, creating a public. The paper establishes a conceptual definition of certain capabilities that need to exist for a site to be labeled a SNS, including certain technical features (profile, list of connections, comments, and private messaging). Personal Connections in the Digital Age (1st ed.). Organizations ascribe multiple membership affiliations to employees.

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Connect Log In. relationship management, 3. The truth is that relationships are no longer hierarchical, they have become tribal. In a world where information is no longer scarce, productivity is about connecting customers and employees in a different way.

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

Listening to each other’s prayer requests over a sustained period time connects people to their church in an important way. by quoting “studies”), is less effective and does not create the trusting relationships that enable learning and practice improvements.

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*Rough* Notes from the Online Community Roundtable: 1/11 at Salon.com / The WELL

Online Community Strategy

How to set that definition for your context (Randy – in the last two years, have advised clients not to have their own social networks, rather to piggyback e.g. using facebook connect). What makes a yahoo group different to a message board – the difference (in this context) was membership. Twitter is a membership structure – but the content in there is public. Membership, not necessarily reciprocity.

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A Social Theory of Learning, Schools and Landscapes of Practice

Jenny Connected

There was an interesting discussion at the Academic Betreat about the relationship between theory, practice and learning. A social theory of learning is based on a belief that learning is social and is driven by meaningful membership of a community of practice. As communities of practice differentiate themselves and also interlock with each other, they constitute a complex social landscape of shared practice, boundaries, peripheries, overlaps, connections, and encounters’ ……….

Abstract: Social Capital: Its Origins and Applications in Modern Sociology

Collaborative Thinking

This connects nicely to work done recently by Ellison (Benefit of Facebook Friends) concerning her research on the cultivation of social resources (CSR) and other work that examines “social grooming” as a means of gaining future reciprocity. Baker: “a resource that actors derive from specific social structures and then use to pursue their interests; it is created by changes in the relationship among actors”. Source : Portes, A. 1998).