October, 2011

The Future of Work Is Learning


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Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people.

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Trending Sources

The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

The Occupy Movement means different things to different people. It’s far too early to know exactly what these protests will or won’t turn into; they are simply too new to predict.

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Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! The theory about learning you embrace determine how you look at social media and its importance (or unimportance).

Prescient Releases the Social Intranet Study

Portals and KM

Prescient Digital Media will be officially releasing their report on the Social Intranet Study at the Intranet Global Forum conference in NYC, Nov 9-10. I had a chance to look at a preliminary copy and there are some interesting findings. The study examines social media use on corporate intranets, and the magnitude, use and popularity of social media by employees and executives.

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An Exercise in Balancing Engagement

Alchemy of Change

Many of you know that I write a lot about engagement and think about it as “ the process of building relationships with people and putting those relationships to work to accomplish some goal.”

The return of Big Society debate via its critics, friendly or otherwise

Social Reporter

Just when we thought Big Society as call-to-action had faded into big society as policy framework – as reported recently by Third Sector , and earlier here – the Office for Civil Society has followed up on the open letter from Minister Nick Hurd , affirming BS, with a rather smart move. OCS have commissioned four community and and voluntary sector organisations to report on what Big Society means for the groups they represent.

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IBM's Mike Rhodin on the Convergence of Social Business, Analytics and Commerce: Part One

Portals and KM

Over the last decade IBM has driven a significant transformation of its business model as they shifted to higher value areas, improved efficiencies, and invested in a number of firms to fill out their portfolio of software offerings. They have acquired over 80 software firms since 2000. More recently, they are focusing a significant portion of their efforts on social business as I wrote about in my coverage of Lotusphere 2011.

The Confusion of the Community Manager Job Title

Managing Communities

photo credit: InterContinental Hong Kong I have been managing online communities for more than 11 years. Given my experience, I am afforded a long range perspective on the profession of online community. I have happily witnessed the popularization of the Community Manager job title and I am always meeting people that have it. I have [.]. Thinking

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work


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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

Occupying leadership #occupy

Endless Knots

Without making the media the story here since the media has this recursive, repetitive pattern when it can't make sense of a story. a few words about leadership and Occupy. Google "leadership occupy Wall Street" and you'll find thousands (6814. 1968 Economy Leadership Networks and Networking Occupy movement Politics Volunteers

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Playing the game of saving Slapham community spaces

Social Reporter

The Community Matters annual conference last weekend gave Drew Mackie and I a chance to test out a new workshop game that we hope will help local groups plan take over and run community buildings – or improve the ones they have.

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BroadVision’s Clearvale Offers Integrated Enterprise Social Networking Platform

Portals and KM

Many organizations are implementing both external facing social networking programs, as well as enterprise social networking tools. However, these are often different programs using different tools that are not integrated. BroadVision has introduced Clearvale to address this issue.

Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

First edition of the Occupy Wall Street Journal. Full size copy and edition two here.

The Power of Trust and Mistrust

The Bumble Bee

When trust levels are high, so is the quality and performance of business and the reverse is also true. These facts are demonstrated dramatically when we look at the financial outcomes of companies that are among the best to work for and their peer companies that aren't. News & Media

Has Community Manager Become an Entry Level Position?

Managing Communities

photo credit: Ross Griff In my last article, I talked about the Community Manager job title and how it can mean a lot of different things to different people. I’d like to continue that discussion today by reflecting on another trend that I have noticed. I am hearing about companies that have training programs for [.]. Thinking

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Treat Your Employees like Neighbors - Art Markman - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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An update on social reporting, including support from BIG

Social Reporter

A couple of things came together recently to re-convince me that “social reporting” is a useful banner under which to promote the blending of new and old media and skills for collaboration and social benefit. Here’s how the idea started, for me.).

Convofy Provides Comprehensive Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking

Portals and KM

Convofy is a new collaboration tool that I am using myself with my colleagues at Darwin Ecosystem. It builds on the micro-blogging activity stream but adds additional features to enable more comprehensive collaboration.

Children, not chimps, prefer collaboration: Humans like to work together in solving tasks -- chimps don't

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Science News. Blog Cite. Email. Print. Share. Children, Not Chimps, Prefer Collaboration: Humans Like to Work Together in Solving Tasks -- Chimps Dont. ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2011) — Recent studies have shown that chimpanzees possess many of the cognitive prerequisites necessary for humanlike collaboration. Cognitive abilities, however, might not be all that differs between chimpanzees and humans when it comes to cooperation.

Sourcing the crowd: Tech tips for teachers

e-Moderation Station

Photo by Mavis. A teacher and educational technologist is writing an article for a professional magazine. The topic is crowdsourcing.

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The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus Process, and How to Avoid Them

How to Save the World

(a guest post by Tree Bressen). consensus process flowchart. Last month I posted an article entitled When Consensus Doesn't Work. This guest post by Tree Bressen describes situations where consensus can and should work, but gets derailed, and how such situations can be avoided.

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Is “development 2.0? the same as “agile international development”?

Net-Map Toolbox

Learn from others how to be more agile (picture copyright Luca5 on flickr). I’m not sure. But it does sound very similar. As a response to my earlier post about agile international development, Mitchell Toomey of UNDP invited me to join their discussion forum around “development 2.0″

Local democracy is a competitive business: how can Create a Council be more engaging?

Social Reporter

Last night’s event on why Londoners might wish to campaign for the equivalent of local parish councils brought home to me the gap between new and older forms of engagement and representation – and prompted some ideas on how to blend the two.

My Favorite Tweets for October 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later. I spot tested the reduced shortened urls and they all should work. I hope this is also useful for you. 

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Stop Runaway Software Development Projects - The BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

My latest article for The BrainYard has just been published: Stop Runaway Software Development Projects : " Software development projects have a long history of running over schedule and budget.

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New City Community building simulation game

The Bumble Bee

Building Community and Computer Simulation are two of my hot topics. So it really grabbed my attention when Channel 4 Education announced a forthcoming game, Fallen City , to let us explore how our cities might be mended by empowering communities. News & Media

Response to David Wiley’s Challenge

Jenny Connected

I have responded to David Wiley’s request in ChangeMOOC 20011 – [link] that we post a video or concept map or both about the change that we would like to see in some aspect of education. I have never taken on this type of challenge before and hope I don’t get ‘egg on my face’ – but here is my contribution for what its worth.

How to be a Network Gardener

Net-Map Toolbox

They are called “Network Facilitators”, “Network Organizers” or even “Network Managers” But I think the term “Network Gardener” describes much more tanglibly, what those people do who help large and dispersed networks of people grow toward common goals. These days networks seem to be the solution for every problem that is too big and complex to be tackled by one individual or organization, from eradicating HIV/Aids to promoting peace.

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Blog>> Knowledge Queen - Interview with a KM Practitioner

Green Chameleon

The Civil Service College of Singapore has just published an interview with Rosalind Gan , Head of Organisational Excellence at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower. The writer has got Rosalind down pat. Such interviews are useful as they add a personal touch to the KM profession and foster understanding and fellowship in the community. They are hard to come by, however. It has been a long time wish of mine to see more of such interviews, never mind if I have to pen them myself.

Enabling Content Discovery within the Enterprise and On the Web

Portals and KM

Web 2.0 has created massive amounts of content, much of it user generated and unstructured, making information overload grow exponentially. Now as Enterprise 2.0 infiltrates organizations, the potential for content overload is reaching into new spaces. At the same time, many researchers and analysts are saying that there are great opportunities to take advantage of this growth in information by finding relevant meaning in the mass of content both on the Web and within the enterprise.

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ThoughtFarmer 5.0: Improved Mobile Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

ThoughtFarmer released ThoughtFarmer 5.0, the latest edition of its intranet software : " The biggest change in ThoughtFarmer 5.0 is the addition of a mobile-optimized version of ThoughtFarmer.

Bioteams and Quorum Sensing

The Bumble Bee

Very interesting article in The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize , Bacteria and the power of teamwork, which reveals the amazing ability of bacteria to "quorum sense" - i.e. know when they have critical mass to achieve their objective. Quorum Sensing is hugely important for human groups and one we often get badly wrong! The Hawaiian bobtail squid hosts bacteria that light it up at night. Photograph: Nick Hobgood.