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.

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. Trust builds living networks that are highly resilient, flexible and efficient. That’s network resilience.

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Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference Hotseat starts on Sunday 8 th November and will run until the 14 th. 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?

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

This collaboration takes place in a network of currently 7 communities of practice (CoPs). My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently.

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The Essence of Connected Learning

Elsua

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.

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NLC2016 Hotseat notes: Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

The second Networked Learning Conference 2016 Hotseat was a much quieter affair than the first, but none the worse for that. The topic, facilitated by Sonia Livingstone was – Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning . Sonia posted 4 topics for us to discuss: Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits. Off the Network.

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

Elsua

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – Hummm … maybe we need to re-discover the power of a tweet to reach out and connect, don’t you think? As an opportunity to use Twitter this way, that is, a learning and networking tool, it’s just brilliant! .

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Thank you, Benoît Mandelbrot Keep Stretching… » Twitter is Not a Social Network That’s right, Twitter is not a social network. So, is Amazon a social network?

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Think ‘Network Structure’ not ‘Networking’ « Connect « Innovation Leadership Network

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Because as it is usually practiced, networking consists of going out and making a whole bunch of new connections, and then hoping that something good will come of them. It is much more productive to think about your position within the network as you create connections.

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Everything Is Connected to Everything

Elsua

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

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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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Life in a Connected Day

Elsua

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?

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

Elsua

It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool. 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.

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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.

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Network Poetry

Net-Map Toolbox

musings Other people''s work Quote Social Networks Uncategorized connections human glances Poetry the invisible Crisscross by Androwilli (on flickr). I have often Imagined that glances. survive the act of seeing. as if they were poles, measuring rods, lances. thrown in a battle.

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Connections Shape Us – Food for Thought from Scientific American

Full Circle Associates

Network thinking lets us scientifically understand the world around us as one of connections that shape observed phenomena, rather than as one where the intrinsic properties of people, genes, or particles determine outcomes. networks Good food for thought on a Monday morning.

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When Collect and Connect is not enough…

Chris Collison

One of the common constructs used to ‘frame’ knowledge management activities is that of Collect or Connect. Connect takes us into the areas of networks, communities, social networking, expertise profiling, knowledge jams, cafes, conversations and randomised coffee trials.

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My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Elsua

I know that some of you folks may be wondering about what happened back in January about who moved my cheese and why was I so relatively quiet on social networks for a good few weeks, right? That''s how this new hyperconnected, networked business world works nowadays. This is it!

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

Never mind as well how by shifting gears and moving the interactions of those meetings into social networking tools we would have the opportunity to get rid of the two main reasons I mentioned above as to why we are so obsessed with hosting meetings at the moment.

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Ripple: Social Network Influencers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The main thing for me was to chat with Affiliate marketers about how social networks pass information around. You don’t need a big social network yourself. But it does show that influencers can bridge social networks carrying the information across from one community to another.

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Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Elsua

And yet, while the journey has been incredibly good fun all along, never mind the massive learning experience, here I am preparing, non-stop, for the next business trip just around the corner: Social Connections VI. Never mind its extensive network(s). . That’s why I am pretty excited to share over here in this blog additional details about my upcoming business trip to Prague (From June 15th till the 20th) to participate at the upcoming Social Connections VI event.

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The Connection Economy – The One to Rule Them All

Elsua

How about if we would start focusing quite a lot more on the Connection Economy instead, to eventually have a bigger impact beyond just focusing on the money, the power and the greed? . Indeed, welcome to The Connections Economy!

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The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World

Elsua

To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time. Did I just read right that we, networks of species , are connected by bacteria with one another throughout our very own history, from way back at the beginning of time?

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Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

I recently wrote about how we need to rethink networking : what it is and why we do it. I confessed that I am, in fact, an introvert and that I force myself to get through large-scale, cocktail-style, traditional networking events. A Starter List: Networking for Introverts.

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Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

Here is the link to a recording of his full talk, Beyond Free – Open Learning in a Networked World and this is the Abstract for the presentation: This was the first in a series of 3 talks that Stephen is giving in London this week.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

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Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

I just mapped all my LinkedIn connections onto a visual graph through a new web service called InMaps. After connecting InMaps with my LinkedIn account, it clustered all my connections into eight clumps that you can see in the image to the right.

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IBM Connect 2013 – Pardon The Interruption, Are You Ready?

Elsua

But, for now, I’m starting to get things ready for IBM Connect 2013 , which kicks off on January 27th till the 31st, and which surely promises to be one of those events difficult to forget around the space of Social Business. For your own benefit and for the benefit of your networks.

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How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

Another entry in our ongoing series on Networking Tips.~~. You’re at a networking event and you’re here to meet a lot of people, so you simply say that. I know we’re both here to network, so why don’t we meet some other people? Networks and Networking

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Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Elsua

Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Has it damaged the health and trust of your social networks?

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Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Alchemy of Change

How often do you follow companies, organizations or products on social networks? As a company, I can start to organize my connections with people on Google+ based on a variety of factors and use that to track what I send to and receive from them.

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Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World

Partnering Resources

Leadership Rules for our Networked World. Instead, Olivia developed the ideal leadership style for our networked world. She switched from command and control to clarify and connect. Leadership Rule #2: Connect. Living in a Clarify and Connect World.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

Today’s radical connectedness is largely fueled by “ connection technologies ” like websites, email, SMS, databases that take for granted the “always-on” reliability of our new communications networks. The Original Cellular Network.

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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Elsua

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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Guiding your network weaving: Net-Map training in DC (June 27-28)

Net-Map Toolbox

So while he continued learning more about Net-Map through the training he had already kicked off powerful network weaving in his home county to save jobs and keep major local employers from moving out of the county.

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Primer on Organization Network Dynamics & Analysis

Partnering Resources

We know that networks exist. Partnering Resources’ founder Maya Townsend contributed “Organization Network Dynamics and Analysis” to the book. The article covers: Three kinds of organization networks: connectivity, action, and alignment networks. Critical connectors : the five to ten percent of nodes in a network that have disproportionate influence over the whole and how to leverage them. Networks and Networking

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Trust and security in open networks

Jenny Connected

The second topic (unit) of the ccourses MOOC (Connected Courses. Active Co-Learning in Higher Ed) is Trust and Network Fluenc y. Reflection takes time as we can see from Mariana’s blog post in which she reflects deeply on trust, privacy and interaction in networked environments.

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Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss

Partnering Resources

Is your biggest networking problem your boss? Read this article for tips and techniques on how to network with your boss. Before entering her office, think through her context and how your issue connects with her world.

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How to Network From Your Desk (For Introverts and Busy People)

Partnering Resources

It can be hard for introverts to do a lot of the activities normally considered to be networking, especially the large group meet-and-greets. It can also be tricky for those who are busy or those who hate networking. How do you find time to build and sustain your network?

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The Foreword for Doing Business with IBM Connections (2013) - by Jeff Schick

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here''s the Foreword that Jeff wrote for my new book - Doing Business with IBM Connections. At the time, fledgling social networks on the Internet were so easy to use that even non-technical people could post and share content. After several hours, John Dunderdale our sales executive said: We talk about this product by describing the way it better connects people with people and people with information. Why don''t we call it Connections?

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