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Understanding the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Ever been to a conference where different lunch tables had big white signs inviting people to sit and join others of like interest? Social networks allow members to organize around a person’s relationships or interests, rather that just focused on topic.

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The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness - Gartner Blog Network

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Andrea Di Maio is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research, where he focuses on the public sector, with particular reference to e-government strategies, Web 2.0, I’ve seen that happening at different levels and by getting those right incentives in place the multiplier effect can happen. The fundamental difference is that I do take inquiries or meet clients who expose their struggles in confidence. But this is the fundamental difference you posit.

2013 13

Practical examples: Rede Nos in Brasil and PEM-Pal in Eastern Europe

Joitske Hulsebosch

The community of practice in Brasil focuses on poverty alleviation and social inlusion in Northern Regions in Brasil, and started as a World Bank initiative in 2004 out of a need to develop more practical, low-cost solutions to local economic development.

An Update on my European Tour – Eight Engagements in 10 Days

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of next week I’m heading to Europe for a two week workshop tour. The addition of a new SharePoint-focused workshop on Thursday May 8 in Norway. We have a different and broader session for the day now – the WebGate Innovation Day. I wrote about the tour last month , and in the intervening weeks there have been a couple of changes. My schedule now is: - Monday May 5 – Collaboration Roadmap ( Norway with IBSG ).

Two teachers

Ken Carroll

This week, I came across some CLIL initiatives in Europe, where the classrooms have two teachers in what is called ‘team teaching’ Here, one teacher is a subject matter expert who delivers the lesson (history, biology, whatever) in the target language (or ‘L2′).

2008 70

Internal and external community managers are not the same

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities are often focused on specific expertise matters or on projects. It’s also a matter of scale : internal communities involve much less people than external ones but are about much more different narrow matters. Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad About the author.

2013 37

Community reporting grows up with its own Institute

Social Reporter

In a news release Gary Copitch, PVM’s Chief Executive says: “We now have over 1000 reporters on the database from across the UK and a further 600 across Europe so it seems to make sense to develop the network and recognise the achievement of the reporters.” We feel this is different to citizen journalism where the emphasis is more often on individuals reporting on other people’s news.

2012 33

Community reporting grows up with its own Institute

Social Reporter

In a news release Gary Copitch, PVM’s Chief Executive says: “We now have over 1000 reporters on the database from across the UK and a further 600 across Europe so it seems to make sense to develop the network and recognise the achievement of the reporters.” We feel this is different to citizen journalism where the emphasis is more often on individuals reporting on other people’s news.

2012 33

Relentless Networking and the Power of Now

Elsua

I guess, all along, my main focus, when I am embarking on a business trip, is to essentially put an emphasis on connecting with people and reach out, whether they are part of my network(s), or not, through face to face conversations. Well, that’s just what happened last week while enjoying one of my favourite cities in Europe, Brussels.

2014 26

2014, The Year That Was

Elsua

2014 is one of those years that I will be remembering for a good number of different reasons (good and bad, in equal terms), but, mainly, because, if anything, it has been a year of change for myself, both on a professional and personal levels.

2014 62

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the time I was starting to formulate the idea of writing a series of 100-page reports evaluating the efficacy of different collaboration products. The book is finally finished. with the last screenshot taken at 11.10am today.

2013 19

Creating a mindset to work with failure

Chris Corrigan

In North America and Europe we have a cultural aversion to failure. I have used several different kinds of processes here including the following: Simply pausing for reflection periodically in the process to notice what is going on. Â Doing this helps them to learn to use their body differently and builds strength that supports their core work. Innovation does not come without discarding ideas, trying and failing.

2014 16

Creating a mindset to work with failure

Chris Corrigan

In North America and Europe we have a cultural aversion to failure. I have used several different kinds of processes here including the following: Simply pausing for reflection periodically in the process to notice what is going on. Doing this helps them to learn to use their body differently and builds strength that supports their core work. Innovation does not come without discarding ideas, trying and failing.

2014 16

“Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

For the first three cases, quite detailed “how to do it” plans were unfolded, the presentation of the fourth case focused on the theoretical underpinnings of a civic innovator network. However, most of Europe is dealing with same issues. Every city in Europe has such a map of vacant plots. The temp focus is very important. . There could be many different kind of inputs (e.g. Focus on mutual benefits: money should be minimum motivation.

2012 30

Several Short Sentences About Earth’s Distant Future

How to Save the World

Imagine that this Future Earth looks about as different from the way it did in the 21st century as it did the last time the average surface temperature was 25C rather than 15C — during the early Eocene epoch about 50 million years ago. Their curiosity is focused on here, and now.

2013 22

The Power of Action Learning: A Process for Building a Collaborative Culture

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

It is not a new process, but one that was used both in Europe and the US, long before the term “Knowledge Management” was first heard in organizations. Format 1 - Each Set Member Works on a Different Problem/Opportunity.

2012 31

Dave Snowden on The 21st Century University

Jenny Connected

The assumption that the human brain is a computational device has led to an information focus in learning. It allows us to innovate, have insights and see things in a different way. We need to avoid the anti-intellectualism that is endemic in Europe and N. For emergence we need to force conflict by bringing in different people with different backgrounds. Knowledge Management which focuses on best practice also entrains past practice and fosters consensus.

Dave Snowden on The 21st Century University

Jenny Connected

The assumption that the human brain is a computational device has led to an information focus in learning. It allows us to innovate, have insights and see things in a different way. We need to avoid the anti-intellectualism that is endemic in Europe and N. For emergence we need to force conflict by bringing in different people with different backgrounds. Knowledge Management which focuses on best practice also entrains past practice and fosters consensus.

Community activist hub: right problem, wrong solution

Social Reporter

Since then the Network , now led by Steve Moore, has shifted its focus to support for social entrepreneurs, innovative forms of giving, and young people in Big Society. Then there are existing online communities like the National Community Activists Network , Our Society , ABCD Europe , Fiery Spirits , that do a good job of linking local and national activities in the field, and providing lots of resources.

2011 26

Connectivity – The Achilles Heel of Remote Knowledge Web Work

Elsua

However, when you are a remote knowledge worker, who depends on the Web for the majority of your work, things are much different. We are entering the stage where broadband penetration, at least, in (Western) Europe, is pretty much a good myth, specially, if you don’t live in big cities.

2013 28

Customer service : avoid being the victim of you social media success - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Today, I’d like to focus on this second group. So what matters is to increase the community management bandwidth, what can be done in some different ways : • Remove the problem by changing indicators. Social Collaboration in Europe : leadership and misunderstandings.

2013 23

The Cause of Our Disease

How to Save the World

In the nineteenth century in Europe the chief “causes” of mortality were not cardiovascular disease or cancer, but infectious diseases. The causes of death in Europe in earlier times were what they still are in the Third World: overwork and undernourishment.

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TMSEN12: The Critical Debate

SocialTech

Our TeachMeet focuses on practice that works for learners with Special Educational Needs - learning difficulties or difficulties which make it harder to learn or access education. It's almost time for TeachMeet SEN 2012! Last minute tickets available here.

Your community manager should be a professional. But in which field ? - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Depending on you vision, your community manager will need different skills. Social Collaboration in Europe : leadership and misunderstandings. The digital enterprise : customer-focused, dreamy and poorly collaborative. Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad About the author. Bookmarks & links. My trending tweets. Enterprise 2.0 & Social Business. Management & HR. Intranets and digital workplace. Social Software & Tools. Customer Relationship & Marketing.

2013 16

Don't tell my mum I'm a community manager, she believes I play piano in a brothel - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Now let’s focus on the core issue. The problem with community management is that it’s a position being held by people with very different profiles, from interns to experienced 40/50 years old people. There are many kind of stakeholders to mobilize, in different ways, for different purposes. Social Collaboration in Europe : leadership and misunderstandings. The digital enterprise : customer-focused, dreamy and poorly collaborative.

2013 11

Links of the Month: October 23, 2014

How to Save the World

Camp J seems the most sensible but too internally-focused, camp I seems pragmatic but premature, camp H seems the most responsible but ultimately pointless, camp G seems pragmatic but ultimately pointless, and camp F seems responsible but delusional.

2014 15

Blog>> Personal KM vs Team Collaboration

Green Chameleon

But at the same time, they should be generic and commonly used ; this helps that the tag structure can be used for a long time, across different tools and can be understood by friends, colleagues and even strangers (for social sharing). Here are two examples: * region: asia-pacific, africa & middle-east, eastern europe, western europe, north america, latin america. Are you a person that is very well organised?

The Four Tenets of the Community Manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This may involve formal product requirements methods from surveys to focus groups, to facilitating the relationships between product teams and customers. Everyone has a different idea of the description of this job based on what they feel is most important.

2008 41

A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

To get an idea of what this means, consider that the median household net worth in real currency in most Western nations is not significantly different from what it was in the 1940s, before the Ponzi scheme and the era of cheap money began – that is, a net worth essentially not much more than zero.

2016 14

How to make Big Society really engaging: divert 1% local public funds to communites

Social Reporter

Local government doesn’t figure strongly in Big Society discussions about social action … so I asked what councils could do, and what could be done differently. No body else in Europe does it the way that we do.

Online Educa Berlin 2010 Keynote: Building Networked Learning Environments

SocialTech

Leicester is home to a large Asian community, from East Africa, Gujarat, Punjab, Pakistan and Bangladesh, an African-Caribbean community, as well as residents from Eastern Europe, including Poland and Ukraine, and more recently has seen migration from Turkey and from Somalia, Sierra Leone and Cameroon. Of course, this is true for many other countries as well, but I'm focusing here on what the research indicates is likely to be the daily experience of many people in my city.

2010 18

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Facebook takes a different approach—by default, users who are part of the same "network" can view each others profiles, unless a profile owner has decided to deny permission to those in their network. JCMC Home Submit Issues Author Index Editors About JCMC boyd, d. & Ellison, N.

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Links of the Quarter: June, 2016

How to Save the World

“Syrian refugee Laith Majid cries tears of joy and relief that he and his children have made it to Europe.” You already know the difference between the size and speed of everything that flashes through you and the tiny inadequate bit of it all you can ever let anyone know.

2016 10

The Second Leg Of The Social Business Stool - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In my last column , I introduced the three main elements of a social business strategy -- process, management, and technology -- and focused on what it means to socialize a business process. InfoSys was at E2 Boston 2011 and TechWeb Chief Content Officer David Berlind caught up with the company to get a demo of iEngage; a modular social platform that offers different contexts for different constituencies (employees, customers, etc.). GDC Europe. Light Reading Europe.

On homeschooling, integration and Dutch

Mathemagenic

It was not only the burnout: after finishing my PhD I had a feeling that there were few opportunities in Europe to do what I wanted to, but it was already clear that we didn’t want to be a continent away from all of the grandparents.

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

— Michael Singer, Senior Editor at Internet Evolution , is focused on executive (Executive Clan) and midmarket (Midmarket Clan) issues. That said--Michael, what are folks thinking about ways to keep work-specific SMS focused on work matters?

Is Facebook the future of call-centers ? The Air France KLM Switzerland case - Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Depending on the countries, what can be done and the way to do it may be radically different and building a strategy may be hard and take a lot of time. Social Collaboration in Europe : leadership and misunderstandings. The digital enterprise : customer-focused, dreamy and poorly collaborative. Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad About the author. Bookmarks & links. My trending tweets. Enterprise 2.0 & Social Business. Management & HR.

“Ficciones y Aflicciones” By Ernesto Uria

Elsua

but more on that later… For now, this is going to be just that unusual blog entry where I will be talking about something else, completely different, from the regular topics I cover over here.

Safer Internet Day

Community Guy

Tuesday was Safer Internet Day, a day when organisations across Europe and the world focus on promoting safe, responsible Internet use among children and young people. Make children aware that the difference between right and wrong is the same on the internet as it is in real life. Our friends at eModeration are supporting Safer Internet Day, like they do every year, and have put together the following advice for parents whose children are online.

Taking stock

Viv Mcwaters

We’re there to do many things, but not be the focus of attention. It occurred to me how different these old friendships are compared with new friendships. Both offer interesting insights to who we are – and different challenges to nurture and maintain. My world is different to many around me. I’m having a little break in Europe at the moment.