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.

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. Collaboration Communities Learning Social Enterprise

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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

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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.

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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).

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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? Indeed, an openly Socially Integrated Enterprise. This is it! The moment of truth!

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

Elsua

Can you believe it’s now a bit over 5 months since I left IBM and moved on to my next adventure as a trusted advisor around Social Business and Digital Transformation? 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. Pardon the Interruption (Fast-paced Social Business panel discussion). My goodness!

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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. Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Social EnterpriseScience.

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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?

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

Making CommunitySense

Another Rotterdam mapping case concerns the EMI Centre Social Innovation. In this programme, Obstetrics and Social Work and Services students support vulnerable pregnant women through house visits and organizing social events. My community mapping work is taking off.

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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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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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Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Elsua

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

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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

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Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

At IBM Connect 2014 today, IBM announced “Mail Next,” to be branded under the IBM Connections family. I’m attending IBM Connect 2014 as an analyst, so with my analyst hat on at the end of the day: 1. The visualization looks pretty, but I feel that the greater opportunity would be to use the social analytics capabilities that IBM has acquired in recent years to auto-compute who else should be involved in the discussion / interaction / thread, but is not.

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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.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 3: Analytics + Social

Portals and KM

This is the third of a three part series on IBM Connections , their collaboration platform. I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. I have covered Connections before (see for example, Looking Closely at Lotus Connections ) but it had been a while since I took a detailed look. In the next major release, Connections will offer an enhanced dashboard to monitor adoption and community vitality. 

Social Connections VI – June 16-17 in Prague

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last June I spoke at Social Connections V in Zurich. The Social Connections conference team has just announced the dates and location for Social Connections VI: Prague on June 16-17. What won’t change is that we’ll be making sure that ‘Social’ is not just a buzzword, but is instead at the heart of all that we do.

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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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IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. The theme was the rise of social business - moving from liking to leading. Employees are using social media in all aspects of the their lives, including work. They are the glue that connects members and providers.

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Social Commerce: Connecting Bricks with Clicks

Ant's Eyeview Blog

And now, pioneers are dipping their toes into social commerce as a way to capture more wallet share. Instead of bricks or clicks, innovative retailers are working towards connecting bricks with clicks by integrating offline and online channels and creating multiple touchpoints for customers.

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7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Stage Zero - What is Social Media? Doesn’t know, doesn’t care about social media.

How to Write a Social Media Strategy in 9 Steps

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you have to write a social media strategy for a client? Videos Covers Course Content: Client Brief x 4 and Social Media Strategy Steps x 9 . What subjects are close the Brand’s corporate social responsibility vs which one’s to stay away from.

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Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. They are focussing on the DATA behind social media. SMH big data social media. Social Media Trained the Matrix (Big Data). ” ( AFR big data social media fitbit ).

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

Jenny Connected

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. Limits to connectivity – how much of it do we (students, teachers) really want, and what are the demonstrable benefits? Risks of connectivity and what kinds of privacy or control or independence could be lost if everything is connected.

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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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Connect To Thrive | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Connect To Thrive. Social Connection Improves Health, Well-Being & Longevity. But how many of us know that social connection is as important? Social connection improves physical health and psychological well-being. One telling study showed that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity , smoking and high blood pressure. People who feel more connected to others have lower rates of anxiety and depression.

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IBM Connections Conversations - 2: Overview of Next Release

Portals and KM

This is the second of a three part series on I BM Connections , their collaboration platform for social business. I recently had an extended conversation with Suzanne Livingston, Senior Product Manager for Connections. After covering Connections 3.0

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How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

Alchemy of Change

In this post, you’ll learn about a new branch of “Social CRM&# called &# Friend Discovery&# that will make it radically easier to find your friends inside the organizations you care about. Customers Engage Customers Through their Social Graph.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Elsua

We have got it in our DNA an irresistible yearning to wanting to connect with other people, get to know them well by learn with / from them, to then collaborate more effectively by sharing your knowledge with them more openly. Yet, in the realm of the Social Web it’s playing against us.

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IBM Connect 2013 Highlights – Pardon the Interruption in Social Business – The Recording #ibmconnect

Elsua

That’s how “ Pardon The Interruption in Social Business ” came into being and how it was a stunning success we can now go and treasure for a long while…. Pardon the Interruption: Social Biz Hot Topics from Louis Richardson.

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IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect

Elsua

Yesterday was my last vacation day and today, once again, to kick off another exciting year ahead of living social , and a few other things, I am sure!, And this year both events come fully loaded with lots of social mobile opportunities.

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Australian Journalists and Social Media Influence

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Forbes Magazine recently very kindly named me in the global Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencers. I thought I would repay the compliment by listing in order of Influence, the top 500 Australian Journalists by influence in social media.

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Re-Inventing Collaboration: CRM as Social Technology

Alchemy of Change

Social technologies change the way we collaborate. Though we don’t often see it as such, CRM (or Customer Relationship Management) truly is a social technology. I’ve been thinking about this idea since we developed our CRM program in my last job , but it was a series of three posts about “social objects&# by JP Rangaswami (one of my favorite bloggers , by the way) that finally got me to write some of this up. Social Objects. Close-up of Social Object.

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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.

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Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Elsua

Well, more than anything else, because it’s probably one of the best, most comprehensive reads you will do to find out where Social Business comes from, where we are nowadays and what lies ahead as our next challenge. I was part of that social transformation.

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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Elsua

Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. Our social network.

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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. Good food for thought on a Monday morning.

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