Sat.Feb 20, 2010 - Fri.Feb 26, 2010

The Priority Filter A Prioritization Tutorial

Evolving Web

I finally finished the first Personal Kanban video. There are way too many videos that never made it past the cutting room floor). This first one is a quick tutorial about prioritization. Prioritization is often even more difficult and daunting as the tasks that confront you.

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7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads


Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions. Some over-hype it as "magical" and "transformative." " Others have criticized its weight , lack of Flash support, or closed architecture. Personally, I'm bullish on the product.



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We All Have a Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: Unhindered by Talent If you offer a product or a service, you have a community. It may be small or large, local or international and you may not even acknowledge it, but understand this: you have one. Your community is comprised of those who use, enjoy and support whatever it is that you do. [.].

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Green Valleys show the way to Mass Localism

Social Reporter

Monday Video: Flip Book History

Nancy White

Via Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day comes A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything. While Western-centric, this is a fabulous example of visual thinking strengths and weaknesses, fabulous work and funny. And not so funny. (I I guess that is an essential part of being human!).

When This All Gets Cool, It’s All about The People and Your Passion


Painting of American Breakfast - Version Four - Omelette

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of an omelette with home fries. It is the fifth in a series of English and American breakfasts. I interrupted the series to cover some of my New Orleans trip. It will now pick up with a one new one for several weekends.     

Amplified Individuals in the Cloud

Social Reporter

Some social media discussions may be getting a bit tired and inward looking, as I wrote here. However, events and meetings over the past couple of weeks have given me a fresh boost of energy and optimism.

Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010

The Bumble Bee

IT in Canada report on the Top Ten Collaboration Trends for 2010 as seen by Barry O'Sullivan , Senior Vice President of Cisco Voice Technology Group.


Net-Map Toolbox

In our recent work on women rice parboilers in Nigeria, we asked the interviewees to indicate the gender of everyone on the map.

Thanks to Twitter Friends for Librarian Network Links

Nancy White

Yesterday I put a query out to my Twitter network to identify active, vibrant networks of librarians. Thanks to the following fab friends, I was able to pull together a list which I’ve copied below. Thanks to @MoreCoffeePls , @eekim , @Carl_wkg , @ekreeger , @band , @alinwagnerlahmy , @goamick , @clairebrooks , @heatherdavis , @flexnib , @haikugirloz , Networks that “Librarian 2.0″ ″ types might plug into. link] Library Society of the World on Friendfeed.

Visit My Artsetter Online Gallery

Portals and KM

Artsetter   is a Paris based online art gallery. I have now been accepted as one of their artists.   I had to go through a voting process and I appreciate those of you who voted for me.   Now I put up an initial gallery of 24 paintings. I will add more and perhaps some drawings and photos. I encourage you to visit the Artsetter site and comment on my work as feedback is really appreciated. When you get to the site you can find my gallery under the gallery tab.

Getting out of the way

Viv Mcwaters

Andrew Rixon shared this quote with facilitators in response to a discussion about the failure of action planning. “The goal for wu wei is to get out of your own way, so to speak. This is like when you are playing an instrument and if you start thinking about playing the instrument, then you will get in your own way and interfere with your own playing. It is aimless action, because if there was a goal that you need to aim at and hit, then you will develop anxiety about this goal.

Networks: More Than People

Collaborative Thinking

Liked the way they correlated people, places, groups,etc to produce a graph. Original Source: barrywellman : Everything's a network, properly interpreted. link]. Introducing News Dots - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine. Like Kevin Bacon's co-stars, topics in the news are all connected by degrees of separation. To examine how every story fits together, News Dots visualizes the most recent topics in the news as a giant social network.

International Online Conference 2010 Sneak Peek

Nancy White

I’m going to help kick off the 8th annual Online Conference for Teaching and Learning with the topic, “Should we be using communities for learning?&# Now don’t worry. I have not abandoned community. I just feel we need to increase our discernment of when to USE it! Here is a sneak preview short podcast and the intro. Dates: March 17-19, 2010.). If you are interested in participating in this fully online event, you can find the details here.

KM World 2010 Moves to Washington DC and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Comes to NYC

Portals and KM

This year's KM World Conference & Exhibition has moved to Washington, D.C. It will be November 16 - 18, 2010 at Marriott Renaissance, The Enterprise Search Summit 2010 will be at the New York Hilton on May 11-12. It is nice to see these two conferences on the East Coast. I went last year in the November to the combined conference in San Jose. I will be presenting at the Enterprise Search Summit 2010 with my Darwin Colleague, Thierry Hubert.

Library 2.0 to close?

Social Reporter

Members of the 4000-strong Ning-based network Library 2.0 recently received this message: “Unless I hear a huge outcry over the next 24 hours, I will shut down this group effective Thursday evening , Feb. Most people trying to join are spammers or just seeing what they can get into. I do not want to transfer the ownership of this group to anyone else. There have only been a few blog posts since the first of the year and hardly any discussions. The groups appear to be moribund as well&#.

More Twitter Visualizations

Collaborative Thinking

Social analytics - one of the hot topics for social networking enthusiasts. Four Ways of Looking at Twitter - Research - Harvard Business Review. Data visualization is cool. It's also becoming ever more useful, as the vibrant online community of data visualizers (programmers, designers, artists, and statisticians — sometimes all in one person) grows and the tools to execute their visions improve. Jeff Clark is part of this community.

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As promised earlier, here is my reflection of the keynote I did at the Instructional Technology Council's annual gathering on February 22nd. The topic was

2009 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

This brings back memories. The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award has been around for some time. Back when I was with a large consulting company and involved in our knowledge management practice, I spoke at the awards meetings in London several times.   These were the days of better travel funding and the relatively early days of KM. I am pleased that this award is still around and still relevant. For the first time, Apple was named the overall Global MAKE Winner.

News Updates (February 26, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop 2.0. Central Desktop released a major update to its hosted collaboration service, with a revised UI, an online file viewer, improved wiki navigaton, and more. " In the crowded collaboration software market, Central Desktop remains the only full-featured SaaS collaboration solution designed specifically for the mid-market since 2005.

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Endless Knots

The numbers always astonish me.   The State of The Internet from Jesse Thomas.

Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes

Nancy White

As promised earlier , here is my reflection of the keynote I did at the Instructional Technology Council’s annual gathering on February 22nd. The topic was “Online Facilitation: 14 years on. What have we learned and what do we need to learn.&#. As usual, I decided to try something new. Why do the same old shtick – there is no learning there?


Smartphone Surge in 2010

Portals and KM

Here are more 2010 predictions. Forrester has issued a report, Collaboration Needs Will Fuel A Smartphone Surge , by Ted Schadler with Matthew Brown, Brownlee Thomas, Michele Pelino, and Peter Schmidt, with the subtitle: The Surge Can Be Funded Through A Bring-Your-Own Smartphone Strategy.   I appreciate receiving a review copy.   It predicts that 2010 will be the year of the smartphone surge.

News Updates (February 25, 2010)

Michael Sampson - Currents

TimeBridge TimeBridge released a new service to simplify meeting scheduling. MeetWith.Me works great for one-on-one meetings, and acts like a public calendar, but hides private details. This personalized URL lets colleagues and friends see busy and available time-blocks on users' schedules so they know when the user is free to meet. Visitors can propose up to five potential times to meet and the calendar owner can confirm whichever time works best.


A new meaning for wirehead

Endless Knots

Speaking of robots , this one puts the lie to those who thinking that being present isn't possible when you're not, how to say, there. Willow Garage (where else do they come up with such things) has, I believe, cracked the virtual nut.

ITC Keynote: The History and Future of Online Facilitation

Nancy White

Wow, they got the video up fast, so I guess there are two Monday videos today! Here is a recording of the keynote I did a little over 90 minutes ago! The presentation wiki has slides and I’ll reflect on the Twitter backchannel experiment (and thank all the Twitterfolk who helped make it happen) later in the week. Online Facilitation 13 Years On: What We Learned and What Do We Need to Learn?

Take the Intranet 2.0 Global Survey 2010

Portals and KM

Toby Ward of Prescient Digital Media is running an Intranet 2.0 Global Survey. The more participants, the better the results. If you participate you can get a free copy so there is a double benefit. The survey will remain open until the end of March preliminary results will be available in April. The final report will be available in late April or May. Some of the early indications are available on Toby’s Intranet Blog. More organizations are rolling out internal blogs.

Where in the world is Michael?

Michael Sampson - Currents

I leave for Europe tomorrow. It's an action-packed two weeks of talking, listening, discussing, delivering, and learning. Basically: - I'm in Denmark next week, for the IntraTeam Event 2010. I'm giving two sessions: a pre-conference workshop on User Adoption Strategies, and a conference keynote on Evaluating Collaboration Tools. -

Margaret Fuller's Persuasion 26

Endless Knots

Page 26, “ The Persuasion ”. Our time in the café that day lasted long enough for Tonin to recount three centuries of his families’ histories, two world wars, persecution, migration, and bloodlines that linked him to names familiar to anyone growing up in New York in the Fifties and Sixties—U Thant, Millicent McIntosh, Calder, and many more. His grandfather was a Czech count born in 1895. Papa” married “Babi,” whose family manufactured printing presses, in 1923.

Somethin’ Stupid – PM and KM?

Chris Collison

Just enjoyed an excellent 3 days at the 10th anniversary Henley KM Forum.

Images of New Orleans Neighborhoods 2010 Part One: Upper French Quarter

Portals and KM

This begins an 18 part series of images of New Orleans neighborhoods taken in February 2010 the weekend before the Super Bowl victory and two weeks for Mardi Gras. I certainly did not have time to cover them all but this series will provide a glimpse of the city that I hope you will want to visit.   I am starting with the most well known tourist area, the part of the French Quarter near Canal Street and the river.