March, 2012

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

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Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures. Therefore when we invent anything, we wish to guard that thing. We are protectors of our territory. Even when there clearly is neither threat nor territory.

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Trending Sources

Finish This Sentence: Social Media is…

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There are a few pitfalls in social media and definitely one of them is to try and force conversations around “finish my sentence… ” games. It never ends well – either ignored or turned vile. Here’s some tips and warnings for beginner online community managers. .

2012 114

We Are The Filter Bubble

Alchemy of Change

Computer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the "Internet Filter Bubble." Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects who is "curating" the content we consume. Here's why diversity in your social network matters. Emotionally Intelligent curation Facebook Google Information Networker Internet Filter Bubble social networks Twitter

2012 114

Rules and warnings for building successful online communities

The Bumble Bee

Most online communities are simply online ghost towns. People register, get their login details, visit once, decide its not for them and never return. This pattern is repeated over and over. Maybe online communities are not for you?

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More Trending

Is Today Tonight Breaking Facebook Competition Guidelines?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Is the TV show Today Tonight breaking Facebook terms and conditions by running a competition requiring fans to like the Today Tonight Facebook page? . You can’t run a competition on Facebook, on your wall, by asking fans to like your page. You just can’t.

2012 94

What is Google Plus? (really.)

Alchemy of Change

Some slides organizing my thoughts on why I believe Google+ is important: These are posted on Google+, but you’ll have no problem viewing them even if you don’t have an account there (yet). Connection Technologies Google

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Can you change organizational culture?

Net-Map Toolbox

What organizational culture might these ladies be brewing? copyright by PumpkinWayne on Flickr).

The philosophy of MOOCs

Jenny Connected

There are currently lots of blog posts around, asking yet again ‘What is a MOOC?’ and about the different types of MOOCs – see for example. Osvaldo Rodriguez blog. George Siemens’ Elearnspace blog. Stephen Downes’ Half and Hour site. John Mak’s Blog. MOOCs are even being discussed on a German blog which I could only access through a translation. Unfortunately since I do not speak German, I was not able to participate in the discussion in the comments.

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The Sharing Economy

Elsua

In the recent past you may well remember a couple of blog posts that I put together over here around the subject of the Circular Economy , right?,

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An Ant’s Eye View Guide to Awkward SXSW Conversation Starters

Ant's Eyeview Blog

How do you get over that awkward feeling at a SXSW party and actually start a conversation with someone? That’s where awkward conversation starters can help.

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Rockyou fined and social media implications

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Online social gaming company, Rockyou with 32 million gamers, and $129,000,000 of funding, got fined $250,000 for revealing the usernames and passwords of their online community members, and putting at risk their webmail (Gmail, Yahoo etc) accounts.

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Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network. It is fascinating to see the maps that emerge … but how can this approach be turned to the advantage of the community?

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Blog>> Storytelling and Ignorance

Green Chameleon

In this TED talk, filmwriter Andrew Stanton has an interesting turn of phrase about what makes stories compelling: “A well organized absence of information draws us in ”

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Elsua

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Bring Back the Corporate Knowledge Managers - as Collaboration Connectors

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for the Harvard Business Review blog network, Tammy Erickson talks about the role of organizational hubs to encourage and enhance collaboration. The "hub" is a person who curates what's going on and both shares it more widely in the organization and also suggests connections for people who are seeking collaborative help: " The very premise behind extended collaboration is that sharing information broadly will have benefits.

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Online Learner Identity – final NLC Hotseat

Jenny Connected

Managing your online learner identity. Kamakshi Rajagopal, Adriana Berlanga, and Peter Sloep March 19th – 23rd. This promises to be an interesting final Hotseat before the Networked Learning Conference due to take place in Maastricht next month. Kamakshi Rajagopal has started the discussion off with these questions: Is our online learner identity really important for learning? Can we learn something about ourselves from the digital traces we are leaving on the Web?

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Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

Alchemy of Change

When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network. It is fascinating to see the maps that emerge … but how can this approach be turned to the advantage of the community?

2012 43

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Skip to content. emergent by design. future of facebook project. future of money project. support. who’s the architect? F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. February 13, 2012.

2012 36

Everything Is Connected to Everything

Elsua

Science. That wonderful and fascinating world that keeps escaping most of us, mere mortals, from trying to understand, or even, just simply get a glimpse, of how it works and how it makes the world, and the universe, turn around and around. Science.

2012 63

Best practices for better meetings

The Bumble Bee

"If we want to do something creative, outside the box, innovative and un-traditional I am doubtful that sitting in a traditional meeting room, having a traditional meeting and following a traditional meeting script is going to move us toward that vision".

Online Learner Identity – final NLC Hotseat

Jenny Connected

Managing your online learner identity. Kamakshi Rajagopal, Adriana Berlanga, and Peter Sloep March 19th – 23rd. This promises to be an interesting final Hotseat before the Networked Learning Conference due to take place in Maastricht next month. Kamakshi Rajagopal has started the discussion off with these questions: Is our online learner identity really important for learning? Can we learn something about ourselves from the digital traces we are leaving on the Web?

2012 38

Developing digital literacies in practice

SocialTech

Picture Credit: Scaffolding by Victoria Pickering. Last week I took part in The Guardian Higher Education Network 's Developing Digital Literacy in HE live chat.

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Will Hands Up become Hands On? The Localism reality check

Social Reporter

I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from Government in coming months about localism and the expectation that people will do more in their communities – not just as volunteers, but in running services.

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IBF on How ConocoPhillips Saved Hundreds of Millions Through Knowledge Sharing

Portals and KM

The International Benchmarking Forum (IBF) Live on March 6 at 11AM EST will feature Dan Ranta, Director of Knowledge Sharing (KS) at ConocoPhillips. Dan is accountable for the strategic implementation of knowledge sharing for the 31,000-person integrated oil and gas company, From 2004 to the present, KS has documented hundreds of millions of dollars in estimated cash flow for the company. ConocoPhillips uses a holistic approach to embed a knowledge sharing culture throughout the company.

2012 35

Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Elsua

In previous blog posts I mentioned how, over the course of time, I would be putting together a bunch of articles on some of the major highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 Summit event that I attended in Paris by the beginning of February.

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Four strategies profesionals for personal branding via social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you be busy and thinking about personal branding? I always though branding was a horrible word 'become your own brand'. It sounds so much like shallow marketing. In the meantime I changed.

2012 34

Complexity made simple

Governance in a Networked World

See this Ted talk by Eric Berlow.I've ve been looking for a way to describe simply why and how we analyse complex SNA sociograms and here it is

2012 34

Effective Meetings - What are the real research numbers?

Michael Sampson - Currents

SmartDraw is on a mission to improve meetings. In an email newsletter today, it shared the following research statistics: " 1. There are estimated to be more than 11 million business meetings in the US every day. Most executives attend about 62 meetings every month. An average of 5.6

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Will Hands Up become Hands On? The Localism reality check

Social Reporter

I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from Government in coming months about localism and the expectation that people will do more in their communities – not just as volunteers, but in running services.

2012 39

How Many Circles Does it Take to Make a Community?

How to Save the World

L ast evening I spent a couple of hours with three of my Bowen In Transition colleagues — Don Marshall, Rob Cairns and Robert Ballantyne — discussing what, if anything, we might do to start preparing our community (Bowen Island, off Vancouver BC, population 3800, area 20 sq.

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Work Live Integration – 23 and 1/2 Hours

Elsua