May, 2011

Cooperation is Never Perfect

Alchemy of Change

I love it when a scientist comes along and proves something that, on an intuitive level, I just knew had to be true. That’s what just happened for me while watching Martin Nowark talk about his work on cooperation. Just as I suspected: cooperation isn’t all fluffy white bunnies.

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Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? Should you officially assign these roles to people or is it best if people spontaneously fullfil certain roles? What about the self-organising power of communities?

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Trending Sources

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload


I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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Facial Recognition, Privacy and Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What happens when you point your iPhone, mobile phone or any new camera at a group of people and get their Facebook and Twitter IDs, their last status updates and other goodies – all from the fact the camera does facial recognition? AlexKilpatrick.

Traackr Enhances Its Web Influencer Monitoring Tool

Portals and KM

I have been using Traackr for several months. For those who want to better understand the thought leaders in a field, Traackr provides a comprehensive, yet very easy to use, tool set. I wrote about my initial experiences in a prior post (see Traackr Offers Useful Web Influence Monitoring Tool).

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More Trending

How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business


In the recent past I have been blogging over here a couple of times already on some of the amazing piece of work that BASF ( disclaimer: An IBM customer) has been doing over the course of the last year or so on becoming a Social Business and behave and act as such.

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Statistics: Why integrate Facebook into your business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

STATISTICS WITHIN What are the social media statistics of engaging on Facebook? Will you see an increase in: brand recall, engagement, time on your website, referrals, sales revenue, and so on if you add Facebook social plugins? This post is about social media statistics and Facebook.

Monday Video – Gotta Share!

Nancy White

OK, there IS a Monday Video after all. Hat tip to Stephen Downes and Mashable. There have been many conversations across my networks about how much time we do/don’t spend “sharing&# online. This little mini musical may open a few eyes along with the laughs.

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The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities.

Portals and KM

Picking up on the theme from last week’s post, Tech Reporters Losing Control of the Story to Social Media, here was an interesting tweet that could a lot of play at SXSW.   @robinsloan The way to cover big news in 2011 is not "here's what happened." " It's "here's how to follow the story"  [link]. It was reported and commented in Economist article, Meet the Curators.

Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

Alchemy of Change

If you’ve ever felt true love, then you know that sometimes love hurts – a lot. Love and heartache come together as part of the same package that makes us human.

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So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. I thought a learning style test was a nice ramp up for an exercise where people had to blog about their own facilitator style - from the idea that it is good to know your own preferences and biases as a trainer/facilitator.

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The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker


“ A knowledge worker is someone who gets to decide what he or she does each morning “, by Thomas A. Stewart, (Journalist & Author) is probably one of my all time favourite quotes that my good friend David Gurteen keeps sharing every so often in a couple of places.

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Nestle – viral video campaigns destroy brand image

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Nestle has brought out a suite of viral videos, that are sure to cause a lot of discussion on how bad they are. Benny Hill reruns springs to mind.

Barriers to Knowledge Sharing: The Biggest One Isn't Systems

Michael Sampson - Currents

Blog>> The Information Lifecycle

Green Chameleon

It has been a while now that I talked about my experience of putting incentives for KM initiatives in place. These thoughts are very valid for global activities, though we are starting in our company to look at a second approach: implement knowledge sharing in people’s daily activities without imposing additional work. With the right setup people will be self-motivated to engage in knowledge management.

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Smarter Search

Alchemy of Change

A couple quick things to point out on Google’s search capabilities these days, that are also some interesting hints at where search is going. The first is a new “ sort by subject &# feature, which lets you organize your results on image searches based on categories.

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Enterprise 2.0 Study Needs Participants

Portals and KM

Jacob Morgan at Chess Media Group is conducting a study on enterprise 2.0 and collaboration.  The purpose of the survey is to address issues that executives will find relevant when considering to invest in enterprise 2.0 initiatives.    They are asking questions such as: what tools organizations are using and why, how budgets are being allocated, and how the ROI is measured. I took part with my Darwin Ecosystem hat on and I think the results should be very interesting.

Why Ideas Are Obvious to You But Amazing to Others


I think we all know by now how wonderfully refreshing, inspiring, re-invigorating, thought-provoking and mind-blowing it is when ideas have sex , plenty of it!,

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Has Social Media Killed Off Privacy?

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Social Web becomes the Intelligent Web.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Visual Camp – or developing “Policy in Pics”

Social Reporter

Earlier this week I spent an evening in the Treasury, Whitehall, talking not about the economy but about how visuals and other creative approaches may be used to develop and communicate policy.

The Deep Science of Cooperation: Martin Nowak

Alchemy of Change

If you are interested in cooperative studies or just want to build a more collaborative culture in your place of work, watch the below 20 minute talk by Martin Nowak.

Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

Forrester recently issued a new report, The State Of Collaboration Software Implementations: 2011 by TJ Keitt with Matthew Brown and Joseph Dang.

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9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home


I have been working as a remote knowledge (Web) worker for the last 9 years in two different countries and four different business units in one single organisation and I guess that, at this point in time, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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The dark side of constantly being in touch through social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm intrigued by the power of social media to network. It brings us new ways of communicating and knowing what's going on.

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Curating our personal technology configurations

Nancy White

(Crossposted on Technology for Communities and Network Weaving CoP ). A conversation emerging in the Network Weaving Community of Practice ( NWWCoP ) focuses on this question: how can/do we use social media for intentionally weaving our networks?

(Intranets2011) "Three Success Stories from using Yammer at DET" - Karina Smith & Ellen Geraghty

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a great lunch at Intranets2011 , Karina and Ellen from the Department of Education & Training in NSW talked about the use of Yammer. The two speakers talked about three success stories.

Wikipedia Now Crowd-Sourcing Article Ratings

Alchemy of Change

The Wikipedia community is well aware of the criticisms of its reliability. So that’s why I was so interested today to stumble on a relatively new article rating system within Wikipedia.

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My Favorite Tweets for May 1 - 14 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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How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business


Curating good, relevant content that matters to you is just such a wonderful thing!

What is collaboration?

Michelle Laurie

Have you ever collaborated with someone yet didn’t feel like it was quite collaboration? Perhaps you received a contribution or a comment or an input that was interesting yet didn’t make a substantive difference to the end product?

Interactive and engaging webinars- between who and who?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm currently using Webex for webinars, unfortunately we discovered (quite late!) that there is a maximum of 7 active microphones, and the first time we had serious problems. Now we found out that we can share the microphones, after people raise their (virtual) hands. Sounds stupid and I feel stupid.

Popse! takes think tanking onto the street

Social Reporter

I have to confess that I wasn’t paying much attention to the tweets this week from @popupthinktank … until I met up with Nick Temple at the On Purpose party.

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“Square” Pegs Mobile Payments – Round Hole Still Not Filled

Alchemy of Change

The latest issue of Wired has an interview with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on his latest venture – Square. If you’re not familiar with Square, it’s a simple way for merchants to accept credit card payments through a little device that plugs into their phone.

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