Sat.Mar 03, 2012 - Fri.Mar 09, 2012

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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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.

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Trending Sources

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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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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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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7 ways to support an emotional bond to a product

Community Guy

(This post was originally posted on my photoblog: Look at the world with me ). Humans do something really odd; we form emotional bonds with physical objects. The coffee mug we use every morning gives us a sense of comfort as we start our days.

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Ideal group sizes

Chris Corrigan

First of all there is no such thing. Second, a friend asked me the question “What is the idea group size for collaborative process?” ” and in trying to answert the question I emailed him the following (please note that this is all off the top of my head, and in practice I usually go with intuition, relying more on patterns than rules): Innovation generally starts with individuals, so I like to build time into to processes for people to just be quiet and think for a bit.

Think You’ve Got What it Takes to Be a Community Manager? Take the “Call of Duty” Test

Managing Communities

photo credit: John Cronin’s Flickr Page Whenever I can, which is mainly when he is on break, I play “Call of Duty: Black Ops” with my brother, who is a college student. Since community management is what I do, I often relate things to the practice. Having spent countless hours playing online multiplayer, there are [.]. Interacting with Members Managing the Community Thinking

Businesses can be community hubs, says RSA report

Social Reporter

Increasingly the “social bumping places”** where we might come across other local residents in our communities are stores and supermarkets … and the RSA believes that this could be turned to greater advantage for both shops and shoppers.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange.

Communities and Collaboration » Maximising the power of collective knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities and Collaboration. About. Speaking Engagements. Subscribe. Perceptions about learning and sharing in a virtual world by Steve Dale. Communities and Collaboration. Communities and Collaboration » Page Maximising the power of collective knowledge. Wikisummarizer Summarize. Tag Cloud. Peer Assist. Podcasts. Linked Open Data. Infographic. Equality and Diversity. Generation V. Resources. storytelling. webcast. Weblogs. Travel. Third Sector. Technology Stewardship. efficiency.

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If You’re the Best Player on the Worst Team, You Still Lose

Managing Communities

photo credit: Ktoine In my last article, we discussed how playing “Call of Duty” online can tell you whether or not you might be cut out to be a community manager. In it, I talked about how some players don’t play to the objective – they play to pad their own numbers, ignore the objective [.]. Managing Staff

Businesses can be community hubs, says RSA report

Social Reporter

Increasingly the “social bumping places”** where we might come across other local residents in our communities are stores and supermarkets … and the RSA believes that this could be turned to greater advantage for both shops and shoppers.

Sustainability: Rear View Mirror and Crystal Ball

Michelle Laurie

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the 5th Building Sustainable Communities conference that reflected back on Rio (1992) and looked ahead to Rio+20 in terms of sustainability.

Enterprise Social Networks Fail Without the Proper Approach—a Roadmap is Needed

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Altimeter Group has reached the same conclusion as I have: without the proper approach to enterprise social networking it will fail : " Enterprise social networking (ESN) software can improve communication and collaboration among employees, but most companies aren’t implementing and using these products properly, leading to unmet goals, according to a new study.

Washington Post Reinvents Itself on the Web

Portals and KM

I have written about both the fall of traditional news media through social media (see Who Killed the Rocky Mountain News? from John Temple ) and the those enlightened media outlets that have embraced social media to their advantage (see for example, NPR is Expanding its Traditional Media Audience Through Social Media and BBC Pushes Social Media for Its News Staff for Both News Collection and Impact Monitorin g.

The challenge of networking civil society

Social Reporter

Summary: local activists and volunteers need to share their achievements and experience in hard times. The publicly-funded sites for this have some limitations, and smaller sites, mainly run by volunteers, don’t have the resources to grow.

".Sign on to a big bold impossible enterprise"

Endless Knots

Over the past six months, I've been working closely with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Roxbury, MA. Bostonians -- and many many others around the country, if not abroad -- know of the remarkable things DSNI has achieved in its. Boston Inspiration Philanthropy

Gratitude for refugees

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of working with the tireless staffs of various Neighbourhood Houses in Vancouver. Most of these people are involved in the work of Welcoming Comunities Initiatives , working with refugees and migrants to Vancouver. Yesterday we were in some learning about engagement design using the chaordic stepping stones and the collective story harvest tool, both developed by the Art of Hosting community of practice.

Fluent - Making Email More Twitter-Like

Michael Sampson - Currents

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More rebranding of citizen media as “journalism”. Sigh

Social Reporter

The Guardian voluntary sector network has an interesting provocative piece headlined How citizen journalism is setting the local agenda which goes on to say: Hyper-local news, websites and blogs are inextricably linked to cohesion and engagement within communities. Adding in a caption: Many local bloggers and writers may not recognise themselves as citizen journalists, but they are telling their story and connecting local people.

Do robots need us?

Endless Knots

Thanks to John Hagel, I happened upon this TED2012 talk by UPenn's Vijay Kumar. Not my 20th-century view of robots at all. Something quite different. I don't understand the equations that generate the effects shown but the implications for society. Technology TED

3.5 million licence holders like this

Neighbourhoods

From time to time I have a stab at the habit of using a mobile phone while driving, because it combines two themes powerfully relevant to neighbourhood life - community safety, and respect.

Benefits of Social Business

Michael Sampson - Currents

San mentions three benefits from being a social business : collaboration, mobility, and employee retention. On employee retention, San says: ". social businesses benefit from increased and global collaboration, as well as mobility, to ensure the whole team feels a part of the decision making process.

More rebranding of citizen media as “journalism”. Sigh

Social Reporter

The Guardian voluntary sector network has an interesting provocate piece headlined How citizen journalism is setting the local agenda which goes on to say: Hyper-local news, websites and blogs are inextricably linked to cohesion and engagement within communities. Adding in a caption: Many local bloggers and writers may not recognise themselves as citizen journalists, but they are telling their story and connecting local people.

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20x2 at SXSW 2012

Portals and KM

This is my first time at SXSW and it takes a while to figure it out. I went to an interesting session my first night here. It was 20x2 “a SXSW Interactive tradition!”

Neighbouring and mental health

Neighbourhoods

Being a neighbour is not necessarily straightforward: managing the relationships can be tricky and stressful. Those of us who have positive, easy-going relationships with our neighbours have much to be thankful for, the value of which is easily overlooked. One of the problems in engaging with any neighbour at a mutually-acceptable level on the spectrum between provocatively negative and intrusive, is to assess the other’s communication impulse and readiness.

Blog>> Call for Papers in Technology, Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation

Green Chameleon

I’m honoured to be on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management published by National-Louis University in Poland. There’s a call for papers now out for three special issues in 2012 – on Technology Entrepreneurship, New Concepts of Management (including KM) and Innovations. If you have some interesting work on the boil, take a look and consider submitting

Protected: Challenge: can the online collaborators join up to demonstrate how to network civil society?

Social Reporter

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Hip Hop / Rave Aware: New Darwin Awareness Engine

Portals and KM

Darwin Ecosystem has created a new free hip hop and Rave Edition that allows you to keep up with the hip hop and Rave music scene. With this Edition you can either look at the general buzz in this music scene or choose attractors to focus on specific topics of interest.

Samsung S Pen for Digital Ink

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael analyzes the Samsung S Pen , that complements the Samsung Galaxy Note: " What I really like about the S Pen, though, is that Samsung has integrated the input device with a set of applications.

wicked problems and scientific design

Social Abacus

What is the role of a social psychologist in solving wicked problems ? Further, is she required to elect between the scientific method in which she is trained or the design process for which she has seen more popular reception?

Crap detection and other essential network skills

Social Reporter

I’ve just bought Howard Rheingold’s excellent book Net Smart: How to thrive in the online world. It isn’t much about the Internet as technology, but rather the literacies made possible by the technology, and why we need to acquire them.

Going to SXSW 2012

Portals and KM

I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I will be there March 9 – 15. I have just enough time to hear Bruce Springsteen’s keynote on the 15 th before I go to the airport. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend.