Sat.Mar 10, 2012 - Fri.Mar 16, 2012

Social Business, Where Do You Stand?

Elsua

A few days back, just before I embarked on to another business trip to both London (To attend and present at the #UCExpo event ) and Paris (To present at the Lotusphere Comes To You event ) – more on both of those wonderful events shortly!,

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Finish This Sentence: Social Media is…

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

There are a few pitfalls in social media and definitely one of them is to try and force conversations around “finish my sentence… ” games. It never ends well – either ignored or turned vile. Here’s some tips and warnings for beginner online community managers. .

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Trending Sources

We Are The Filter Bubble

Alchemy of Change

Computer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the "Internet Filter Bubble." Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects who is "curating" the content we consume. Here's why diversity in your social network matters. Emotionally Intelligent curation Facebook Google Information Networker Internet Filter Bubble social networks Twitter

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The philosophy of MOOCs

Jenny Connected

There are currently lots of blog posts around, asking yet again ‘What is a MOOC?’ and about the different types of MOOCs – see for example. Osvaldo Rodriguez blog. George Siemens’ Elearnspace blog. Stephen Downes’ Half and Hour site. John Mak’s Blog. MOOCs are even being discussed on a German blog which I could only access through a translation. Unfortunately since I do not speak German, I was not able to participate in the discussion in the comments.

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Everything Is Connected to Everything

Elsua

Science. That wonderful and fascinating world that keeps escaping most of us, mere mortals, from trying to understand, or even, just simply get a glimpse, of how it works and how it makes the world, and the universe, turn around and around. Science.

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More Trending

Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Elsua

In previous blog posts I mentioned how, over the course of time, I would be putting together a bunch of articles on some of the major highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 Summit event that I attended in Paris by the beginning of February.

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Net-Map Manual in Portuguese!

Net-Map Toolbox

I am thrilled to add a Portuguese version of the Net-Map manual to this blog. Please read, share and use it! And tell me about your experience. Many thanks to. Jaqueline de Camargo , Roberta Amaral de Andrade and. Luiz de Campos Jr. . for putting so much work in the translation. Other people's work training material Uncategorized

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Astute Labs: Community Engagement through Mobile Apps

The Bumble Bee

Astute Labs is an exciting Belfast-based software start-up in the mobile app building space with a particular emphasis on large communities such as schools.

Song of the Satyrs

How to Save the World

T he word ‘tragedy’ has a wonderful etymology. It literally means ‘song of the satyrs’ (the first ‘tragedies’ were ‘satyres’ of the human condition in which the players dressed in goatskins).

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SXSW Notes: Copy Matters: Content Strategy for the Interface

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending their all day Creative Camp Event on March 12 , as well as some other Adobe sponsored sessions. As I do with other events I will be posting my notes from most of the sessions I attend.

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Why I Will Continue Coming Back to SXSW Interactive

Managing Communities

I just returned from the 2012 edition of South by Southwest Interactive. I have been fortunate enough to speak at the conference for the previous 4 iterations and this year, spoke on a panel about copyright. Every year, I hear people complain about SXSW. Which is natural. The bigger you are, the more challenges you [.]. Community Cultivation

Making sense and finding meaning

Net-Map Toolbox

Returning from the funeral of a relative I kept thinking about how we deal with the raw and messy experiences live hands us every day, make sense of them and find meaning. How we turn all these sights, interactions, feelings, observations into one coherent story.

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Learning Analytics: Dream, Nightmare or Fairydust?

Jenny Connected

This is the title of the new Networked Learning Hotseat - where Simon Buckingham Shum is in the Hotseat. Simon is also working in the Learning Analytics and Knowledge MOOC – LAK12. This is his introduction in the Hotseat: Pervasive digital technology is weaving a fabric around our lives which makes it increasingly hard not to leave digital traces. We are experiencing an unprecedented explosion in the quantity and quality of data available not only to us, but about us.

SXSW Notes: Design for Social Innovation and Public Good

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on SXSW event s. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending their all day Creative Camp Event on March 12 , as well as some other Adobe sponsored sessions. As I do with other events I will be posting my notes from most of the sessions I attend.

An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Analysis of Fake Social Media Accounts

Ant's Eyeview Blog

The number of fake or dead accounts on social media sites is not a new issue, but it is something that is important for any company that is considering a listening and analysis program for social media. As much as automation has helped social media analysis tools, there is still a large gap when it comes to the identification of fake accounts. As anyone that spends a considerable portion of their time online can tell you, fake accounts are a fact of life.

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Atmosphere and Energy is the Difference Between a Great Community and a Feeble One

Managing Communities

photo credit: Lars Plougmann I’m down at South by Southwest Interactive right now and, having spoken at numerous events over the years, what strikes me most about SXSW is the atmosphere and the energy. It is incomparable to any event I’ve been at. If you go to a big conference in New York, you don’t [.]. Community Cultivation

Learning Analytics: Dream, Nightmare or Fairydust?

Jenny Connected

This is the title of the new Networked Learning Hotseat - where Simon Buckingham Shum is in the Hotseat. Simon is also working in the Learning Analytics and Knowledge MOOC – LAK12. This is his introduction in the Hotseat: Pervasive digital technology is weaving a fabric around our lives which makes it increasingly hard not to leave digital traces. We are experiencing an unprecedented explosion in the quantity and quality of data available not only to us, but about us.

SXSW Notes: Positively Inspired Change Campaigns

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending some Adobe sponsored sessions. As I do with other events I will be posting my notes from most of the sessions I attend. This is the session on Positively Inspired Change Campaigns led by Stacey Monk, Founder & CEO, Epic Change and Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder, StartSomeGood.com. Here is the session description.

Keeping ourselves to ourselves

Neighbourhoods

So much of contemporary neighbouring is about noisiness, but this is about nosyness.

Measuring, changing behavior

Social Abacus

Source: Nike.com/fuelband With more people trying to crack the social media measurement nut, my focus has shifted to the study of behavior change. Because if I haven't made clear my beliefs before , Brian Solis seals the deal with his redactment: Social media is about social science, not technology.

Multi-Stakeholder Networks: Netherlands July 1-3

Networking Action

I’ll be a keynote speaker and leading a workshop at the 19th Annual Conference on Multi-Organisational Partnerships, Alliances and Networks (MOPAN). The workshop is organized as one of 11 "academic" tracks, but is being designed with network practitioners… Events

SXSW Notes: The Complexity Curve: How to Design for Simplicity

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending their all day Creative Camp Event on March 12 , as well as some other Adobe sponsored sessions. As I do with other events I will be posting my notes from most of the sessions I attend.

Joining up community building, organising and social reporting

Social Reporter

Later this month I’ll be doing some work with Gary Loftus and his new team of community builders at Forever Manchester , when we’ll spend a day exploring how social reporting can play a part in Asset Based Community Development. As you can see here , I found some great stories when I reported from an ABCD conference that Forever Manchester ran with Cormac Russell and Jim Diers in November.

Navigating uncertainty with serious playfulness

Viv Mcwaters

If you’d like to know a bit more about these super cool cards that Johnnie and I have made, check this out. It’s all about using serious playfulness to navigate uncertainty. And they were designed by the super talented Mary Campbell. Three continents. Three individuals. Connected by a shared project. Now sharing it with the world. It’s times like these I love the internet – not to mention the people I get to work with.

Network Health as “Harmonic Vibrancy”: Analyze your network

Networking Action

Most multi-stakeholder networks are taking on pretty daunting challenges: climate change, corruption, sustainability, health, water, food security… What is critical to their success? A new perspective on this, accompanied by a very simply administered test, is offered with the concept … Blog M&E Net Dev

SXSW Notes: No Brochures: Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending a number of Adobe sponsored sessions. As I do with other events I will be posting my notes from most of the sessions I attend.

Joining up community building, organising and social reporting

Social Reporter

Later this month I’ll be doing some work with Gary Loftus and his new team of community builders at Forever Manchester , when we’ll spend a day exploring how social reporting can play a part in Asset Based Community Development. As you can see here , I found some great stories when I reported from an ABCD conference that Forever Manchester ran with Cormac Russell and Jim Diers in November.

Comforts of home

Chris Corrigan

Back at home on Bowen Island after a few days away with the family. It is rainy here today and the fog is draped on the snow capped mountains and ridges. Our coast has been pounded by a late blast of winter wind and rain and snow and now the sky wears its blue and grey colours like a bruise.

Network Health as “Harmonic Vibrancy”: Analyze your network

Networking Action

Most multi-stakeholder networks are taking on pretty daunting challenges: climate change, corruption, sustainability, health, water, food security… What is critical to their success? A new perspective on this, accompanied by a very simply administered test, is offered with the concept… Net Dev

SXSW Notes: Content As a Means for Social Change

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending some of the Adobe sponsored sessions. As I do with other events I will be posting my notes from most of the sessions I attend. This is the session on Content As a Means for Social Change led by Biz Stone, CCO/Co-founder, The Obvious Corporation and Brian Sirgutz, SVP, Social Impact, AOL/Huffington Post.

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more details please

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Inspiring action is more important than gaining insight. February, 2012 | Published by Anecdote - Putting Stories to Work. Hi there, In the early days of Anecdote we believed the key purpose of story-listening was to gain insight.

Into the shadow

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes the best map will not guide you, You can’t see what’s round the bend. Sometimes the road leads though dark places, Sometimes the darkness is your friend. – Bruce Cockburn, Pacing The Cage.

The golden age of neighbouring is now

Neighbourhoods

Monocle 24 had a feature about urban neighbours last week. It included an interview with Lucy Musgrave talking about the public realm – so refreshing to hear someone just use that term these days, in the public realm, let alone speak about it with such refreshing assurance.

SXSW Notes: Boost your Mobile Workflow with Adobe’s Newest Product

Portals and KM

Here is another in my series on SXSW events. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. I will be attending some other Adobe sponsored sessions. As I do with other events I will be posting my notes from most of the sessions I attend. This is the session is part of Adobe Creative Camp Event on March 12. It is the Boost your Mobile Workflow with Adobe’s Newest Product? led by Bruce Bowman and Greg Rewis.