November, 2011

Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

This summer, my wife and I took our two boys to visit the famous Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. This Ford Motor Company factory was once the wonder of the industrial world, where Henry Ford pioneered America’s leadership in last-century manufacturing. Hub Controls the Spokes.

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Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

One of the great mysteries of life is why Anon was such a genius in print and such an idiot online. And like all great mysteries, it’s worth whiling away an afternoon investigating the phenomenon. Lets explore Pseudonymity vs Anonymity and the repercussions with Accountability.

Trending Sources

E2.0 Santa Clara: Architecting the Building Blocks of Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

Slideshare did not handle the builds and colors correctly but you should be able to decipher most of how the presentation flows. If you are at the Santa Clara event, hope to see you there.

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Maybe Enterprise 2.0 Is About the Technology

Portals and KM

I have been reading about the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara. I was sorry to miss it but did attend the June version In Boston. There seems to be a reoccurring theme that “it is not about the technology” (see for example: Ted Sapuntziz’s excellent post, My lesson from Enterprise 2.0:

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Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

For many years I’ve been waiting for the planets to align to do two things* – Robert McKee’s Story Seminar and a workshop or seminar with Dave Snowden. I’m still waiting to do the Story Seminar. There is a link, of course.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Below is the literature review submitted today for my Understanding Media Studies course. The goal is not so much to deliver a thorough synthesis of the field since this is the first course in the first semester of the Masters program.

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Back to Blogging: Fosca (1998 – 2011)


It’s hard to believe the last time that I had a chance to drop by over here in this blog to create another entry was a bit over a month ago! My goodness! Where did the time really go over the last few weeks?

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Why chat streams are critical to live events

Nancy White

cc Some rights reserved by incognito2020. AK nails it! Last week I was a virtual attendee at the annual Sloan-C conference. It was fun and educational enough to spend 3 days watching live streamed sessions, and a saturday catching up on some recorded ones.

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Forrester on Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011

Portals and KM

Forrester has release their report, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011 , by Alan Weintraub with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. It has the subtitle, EMC, IBM, OpenText, and Oracle Lead, with Microsoft Close Behind. The are doing this thorough enhanced ECM features in SharePoint. Forrester uses 66-criteria to evaluate enterprise content management (ECM) vendors. After those above came, Hyland Software, HP, Xerox, Allen Systems Group (ASG), and Alfresco.

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Blog>> Knowledge Sharing Activities in People’s Daily Work

Green Chameleon

In my previous entries and at many other locations we discussed that it would be significantly beneficial if knowledge sharing activities of people are not an additional task but an integral part of their daily work. Many platforms - digital or not - require that people access another tool or step out of their daily routine. To achieve this, a good am of motivation and personal benefits is needed and we all agree this is not an easy task.

The Metamovement’s Message: “We’re Not Buying It Any More”

How to Save the World

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IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

A special issue of IRRODL – The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning -has just been published. Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. This is a refereed open e-journal which you can access here: [link]. It is great to see recognised names amongst the contributing authors and particularly of Sui Fai John Mak – who I have worked with on research in the past - [link].

Free monthly webinars start 5 Nov

e-Moderation Station

Photo by Rusty Sherriff. As recently appointed Online Events Coordinator for the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG , I've been involved in putting together a schedule of free monthly webinars.

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An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: The Rules of Engagement

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Practically every month, we have a new organization as a poster child for customer engagement failure. The recent fiasco with ChapStick deleting fan’s comments illustrates that although online enterprise engagement is no longer new, companies are still failing customers in a very public, proliferating, and often tailspin manner.

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Social Media Club of Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business

Portals and KM

Last night I attended the Social Media Club of Boston 5 th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business. It featured a panel with Alistar Rennie, General Manager, Social Business and Collaboration Solutions, IBM; Andy Carusone from Lowe’s Home Improvement; and Ric Fulop, North Bridge Venture Partners. Alistar talked about how IBM got involved with social media. In 2004 they were working to become more integrated on a global basis. 

No 10 talk turns from Big Society to small is beautiful, says The Times

Social Reporter

A link in the always-informative Conservative Home newsletter prompted me to spend £1 subscribing to The Times online. The link teaser was: “Increasingly, Mr Cameron’s advisers have started to argue that “small is beautiful” rather than talking about the Big Society.”

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Who ‘We’ Are, Part Three: Our Behaviours Drive Our Beliefs

How to Save the World

A quick re-cap of the hypothesis I laid out in parts one and two of Who ‘We’ Are: The cells and organs of our bodies evolved our brains as a feature-detection, protection and mobility management device for their purposes.

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IRRODL Special Issue: Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning

Jenny Connected

A special issue of IRRODL – The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning -has just been published. Vol 12, No 7 (2011): Special Issue – Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. This is a refereed open e-journal which you can access here: [link]. It is great to see recognised names amongst the contributing authors and particularly of Sui Fai John Mak – who I have worked with on research in the past - [link].

The tyranny of the explicit

Viv Mcwaters

We probably all know someone who constantly plays the excuse card.

New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm currently facilitating two learning trajectories, both starting online. I'm a big fan of starting online because everybody can start at his/her own pace and there is space for everyone to express him/herself (I actually learned this practice from CPsquare ).

Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies?

Portals and KM

Nora Ganim Barnes and Justina Andonian at the Center for Marketing Research, Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently released a report on The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America's Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? This is another in the great series of studies on social media use in business and elsewhere (see for example, Social Media Use Continues to Expand in US Higher Education ).

Colalife update – moving to $1 million trial

Social Reporter

Yesterday I had a chance to catch up with Simon and Jane Berry for an update on the amazing Colalife project , which started with the germ of an idea about how the Coca Cola distribution system could help save children’s lives.

The Art of Consistent Community Moderation

Managing Communities

photo credit: Lars P. In my last article, I discussed the danger of letting community guideline violations slide and how, if you let a violation go without the proper attention, you may be risking one of the most important elements of community management: consistency. On Google+, Justin Kozuch, Lead Researcher at Pixel to Product, Community [.]. Interacting with Members Managing Staff

Rhizomatic Learning – does the metaphor stand up?

Jenny Connected

This is rather a bold question to which I don’t have any answers, but about which I do have some tentative thoughts. Metaphors are a powerful tool for helping people to visualize and think about whatever is being discussed differently, in new ways or with fresh understanding. But metaphors have to be used carefully, or at least with the recognition that they might not be able to ‘tell the whole story’. What is a rhizome?

Bioteams and the beliefs of high performing teams

The Bumble Bee

Team Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise or kill team effectiveness. Unfortunately this is often the most neglected aspect of a high-performing team initiative. In this article I remind people of the key beliefs of high-performing teams. Background and Introduction. In a earler article, The seven beliefs of high performing teams , I suggested that members of High-Performing Teams (HPTs) share a common set of beliefs.

The Occupy Movement: Don’t Tell Us What To Do

How to Save the World

E veryone, it seems, has advice on what the Occupy movement should do next, in the face of winter, dwindling and hostile press coverage, flagging public support, volunteer burnout, and police raids and brutality. We’re all armchair strategists at heart.

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Traackr Provides a Comprehensive Set of Analytics

Portals and KM

I have written about Traackr before on this blog (see Traackr Introduces ?lpha?Lists). Lists). As I wrote then, I have been using Traackr for several months.

Yammer Updates - Ticker, Pages, and Files

Michael Sampson - Currents

New Features Overview from Yammer on Vimeo. Yammer rolled out three new capabilities to support enhanced sharing and collaboration. Those are: Activity Stream Ticker. for automatically pointing to activity in other parts of Yammer that people are doing, such as editing pages, or uploading files.

When do you feel competent?

Net-Map Toolbox

Do you feel competent when you stand on your head and play the guitar? Add it to your list (copyright by ibm4381 on flickr). I love making lists. Especially when I am sitting somewhere waiting, e.g. on the Metro. It might be alphabetical lists of just about anything to entertain myself and occupy my brain (e.g. “things that stink” or “things that make me happy” from A to Z) or to-do-lists to organize my next steps.

I Just Attended the Wedding of One of My Best Friends, a Former Staff Member on One of My Communities

Managing Communities

In forums, I have met the majority of people that I consider close friends. One of my best friends is Jared W. Smith. I’ve mentioned Jared here on numerous times, including in my article on how much I love when people who have worked under me go on to do great things. I have [.]. Thinking

The future of online sharing is mobile, appified and people-centred

Social Reporter

I first posted this on , where John popham and I are blogging for Big Lottery Fund about development of People Powered Change. There’s a lot of links to earlier posts on this site about knowledge sharing and the Social App Store idea. Earlier today I went to an excellent seminar on the Business of Collaboration , about online systems and support for knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt.

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My KM World 2011 Session Notes: Complete Listing

Portals and KM

Here is the listing with links of my notes from the 2011 KM World conference. It was a very useful event and a chance to see many friends and meet new people. I am looking forward to next year’s event. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part One. KM World Session Notes: Creating & Applying a Semantic Infrastructure Platform for Knowledge Sharing – Part Two.

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Explaining Sharing and Communities Inside the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

In The Wrench Connection above, DNV gives a real-to-life scenario about sharing and communities inside the enterprise. User Adoption