October, 2009

Gary Hayes Social Media Count

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media statistics: Ever wondered how many people are blogging, uploading videos, tweeting right at this very minute ? Here’s a counter that displays growth of Twitter, money spent on Facebook gifts, number of SMS’s sent worldwide second by second. Social Network activity measured in real time. The next question is, what exactly are they doing? Wasting time at work, discussing the News, sharing communication on a birth, engagement, marriage, death?

Personal Kanban at the World Bank: Modus Cooperandi Info Pak 1

Evolving Web

Personal Kanban at the World Bank - Small Team Rapid Development. View more documents from ourfounder. This is the first in a series of Modus Cooperandi's Info Paks. They are downloadable, and work like a narrative whitepaper. Think of them like graphic novels for business.

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6 Reasons to Use the Term “Community Benefit Organization”

Hildy Gottlieb

Lately we hear a louder and louder drumbeat to stop using what my friend Mark Riffey calls “the other N word.” Nonprofit. This post will not be about that. After all, if we’re mounting a campaign to move to more positive language, it’s pretty self-defeating to have that campaign itself be negative!

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Complex Adaptive Systems, my understanding

Bas Rues

Some commenters on previous posts on this blog referred to CAS or Complex Adaptive Systems. This term is somewhat fuzzy for me, as I’ve never read about CAS before. So now is the time to do so. A first lookup in Wikipedia is always a good start, so that’s what I did. I must say, the C in CAS already becomes apparent when you look at the definitions.

Are Social Networking Sites Easy to Use?

Online Social Networking

Connecting on social networking sites with family and friends requires little forethought or planning. The most popular social networks are easy enough to figure out, even without instruction manuals. Most of us would agree that social networking sites are easy to use for casual networking. On the other hand, reaching out to your target audience on social networking sites requires both planning and an appreciation of the fine points of each site.

Johnnie Moore, Monoliths and Individuals

Nancy White

Johnnie Moore’s Weblog: The genie out of the bottle. All this inventive technology is being made available to just about anyone with a web connection. How does it compare for engagement and collaboration with anything inside the firewall of organisations?

Nancy White in Australia

Viv Mcwaters

One of the joys of blogging is ‘meeting’ people who challenge, inspire and are creative. Nancy White is one of those people and one day we WILL meet, face-to-face. But not this November.

Australia: Social Media Marketing Job at Commonwealth Bank

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Commonwealth Bank are looking for a Social (Media) Marketing Manager – Any takers? Social Marketing Manager – Sydney. Located in state of the art offices in the CBD. Competitive Remuneration and Benefits.

On Governance and Compliance – IBM’s Social Computing Guidelines Webcast


If you have been following this blog for a while, you would know how I have been blogging for a good number of times about one of those topics that people keep asking me about to share my two cents of the conversation: Social Software Governance and what IBM is doing about it.

Madeleine Taylor on network weaving

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm writing an article about challenges in fostering learning networks in education- based on 8 interviews we did last year- the writing is a bit of a long process but we're getting there. What is striking in the interviews is that the role of the coordinator or facilitator is so new to people.

Digital Habitats and Nancy in Australia

Digital Habitats

November I’m heading back to Australia. I’ll be blogging about it on a dedicated blog , but I also wanted to cross post a few things here as a “heads up ”as much of what I’ll be doing revolves around the ideas and learnings from the book.

Trend Questions: Community “management?”

Nancy White

Having been in the “online community&# world since around 1997, I have seen “community&# ebb and flow.

Blog>> Storytelling Tips

Green Chameleon

Great, concise advice for telling stories from Scott Simon of National Public Radio in the US. Thanks to Shawn for this

COI: Cost of Inaction United Breaks Guitars

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

United Airlines broke a guitar. What ensued online was comprehensively a brand trashing and demonstrated what happens if you don’t pay attention to social media – even just monitoring it – it can cost your company $180,000,000.

How to Organise a Children’s Party – On Simplyfing Business Processes


There are plenty of people out there whom I continue to admire and respect a great deal over the course of the years; especially, those folks in the areas of Knowledge Management, Collaboration, Communities, Learning and Social Computing.

Old media declines … social communication entrepreneurs emerge

Social Reporter

Tale of Two Breakfasts in Ivoryton, CT

Portals and KM

First there was the Tale of Two English Breakfasts and then there was the Tale of Two Eggs Benedict in Quebec. Next there was the Tale of Two NOLA Breakfasts in Ashfield MA. Now I am continuing the breakfast series with Tale of Two Breakfasts in Ivoryton, CT served at the Copper Beech Inn.

Trend Questions: More Visuals?

Nancy White

I have fallen deeply in love with graphic facilitation and graphic recording at face to face events. As the person doing the graphics, I listen much more deeply. That is saying something for someone who often talks a lot. But more than that, I have found that images are: …negotiable.

Blog>> More KM Tools and Techniques

Green Chameleon

Every now and then we’ve blogged about practical KM resources , tools and techniques out there – we’ve been impressed by the stuff that the gentlemen at Knoco have been putting out there for the KM community.

Good Game: ABC TV Show and online communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

ABC TV show sacks their host – excuse me, founding host – Jeremy Ray. In the old days, after a week of phone calls and letters to the station that would be the end of it. But now? In today’s social media climate? nuh uh.

Excellent Customer Support Summarised in a Single Word: ScreenFlow


A few days back you would remember how, in a recent blog post , I stated that nowadays it seems it is becoming more and more difficult, and rare!,

Media coaches game a digital neighbourhood

Social Reporter

I’m at the EuroMeduc conference in Bellaria, Italy, which is proving a great opportunity to meet a range of teachers, researchers, librarians and policy people interested in media literacy … which is helping people gain access, understand and use different media.

Why Project Managers Fail

Evolving Web

I’ve managed a lot of projects. I tried to count them – I can’t. As I’ve progressed in my career, I’ve embraced a succession of methodologies that cumulatively represent a rather predictable evolution away from zero sum game management towards non-zero sum game management. What does this mean?

Trend Questions: More Synchronous Online Interaction?

Nancy White

Flickr Creative Commons image from James Cridland. I love working asynchronously in text. I can read and write quickly so it suits me. But it sure doesn’t suit everyone.

Painting of Red Onions and Friends

Portals and KM

Here is an 18" x 24" acrylic painting  of red onions, yellow onions, white onions, and garlic. Like many others, I was focusing on light, shadows, and color. All paintings are for sale  

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections — Communities: The Driving Force of Enterprise 2.0


Yesterday, at work, was one of those days where there were not enough hours in the day that would allow you to go through everything you had planned in the morning to achieve during the course of the day. Far too hectic, for sure. But this time around in a good sense.

the power of metaphors

Joitske Hulsebosch

Image by fataetoile/ Cinzia Rizzo via Flickr I'm always amazed by the power of metaphors. Sometimes I try to 'cook' one myself and then it doesn't work so formulating or rather designing a good metaphor is not easy.

Technologies for a farming community in Africa

Learning Alliances

Last week at the KM4Dev conference in Brussels , I struck up a conversation with Joseph Sikeku, who talked about community leadership and technology stewardship in a radically different setting: a radio station in Tanzania.

Laura Fitton’s Twitter Recipe Sharing

Nancy White

Who asked if Twitter had any value? Well, I just got a yummy sounding recipe via Twitter from the famous Pistachio … in two tweets. Now that is something useful on a Saturday night as I nurse my back (which went out while spreading cacao husks to mulch my garden. What karma!).

Painting of My Cat, Rex

Portals and KM

Here is an 18" x 24" acrylic of an orange tiger cat. He has avery regal personality to go with his name

Volkswagen: The fun theory

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m a huge fan of advertising campaigns in social spaces that are fun, narrative, a game, and not in your face.