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Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures. Therefore when we invent anything, we wish to guard that thing. We are protectors of our territory. Even when there clearly is neither threat nor territory.

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Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Elsua

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Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Today Caucus votes in Australia as to who will Lead the Labor Party – our current Prime Minister Julia Gillard, or our ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – and ultimately be Prime Minister.

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Does a Senior Exec Need to be in Charge of Enterprise Collaboration?

Portals and KM

Jacob Morgan recently wrote an interesting post, Do Organizations Need a Chief Collaboration Officer? Whatever you decide to call this person, I think that there is a compelling argument that someone at a senior level needs to have his or her sole responsibility be to support collaboration across the enterprise. McKinsey has well documented the financial benefits of the connected enterprise and Jacob offering some strong arguments to support this role.

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Not Ready to Do What’s Needed

How to Save the World

forms of activism, adapted from the book Deep Green Resistance. T here is a period in most relationships when one or more of the members knows in their heart that the relationship is not sustainable and something very difficult must be done, but they aren’t yet ready to do it.

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BBC collaboration helps network London hyperlocals

Social Reporter

Today very big media (the BBC) met very small media (London hyperlocal bloggers and online community managers) and found they had something to work on together. It might be the start of something significant for local communities.

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Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Elsua

As you may have noticed already, the last post that I put together over here in this blog was a bit over three weeks ago, so, once again, it looks like that quiet period is now over and it’s a good time again to resume my regular blogging activities.

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How to Merge Online Forums

Managing Communities

photo credit: Kdt. Josh Barraza asked if I could write about merging two active online forums and the issues that can challenge such an idea. Thank you for the suggestion, Mr. Barraza. Multiple forums can be merged. It doesn’t just have to be two. It can be more than that. But, for the sake of [.]. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community

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An Ant’s Eye Point-of-View: Does Terms of Use Affect Your Social Strategy?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

If your company has started using the hot new network Pinterest , it’s worth considering how their Terms of Service might affect your strategy. Controversy surfaced in the last month or so about what the site discloses and how their Terms of Service are written. This example, along with a handful of others, show that before participating in the next hot social network you must consider how their Terms affect your use of the platform. We know, it’s hard. Everyone loves Pinterest after all.

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Networking civil society

Social Reporter

Strengthening Civil Society Through Social Media. I’m co-presenting a webinar this evening hosted by GlobalNet21 on the topic of Strengthening Civil Society Through Social Media. It starts at 19.30 GMT, and details are here.

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Questions to ask when planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

The task that has been set by Stephen Downes in Week 25 of ChangeMooc , is to create and present an artifact, which answers the three questions below.

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Global Mobile Awards Update

Nancy White

The Winners were just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for the GSMA 17th annual Global Mobile Awards for Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning.

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Painting of New Orleans Gumbo from Patois

Portals and KM

This is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of gumbo from my favorite restaurant in New Orelans,  Patois.  See for review see New Orlans Restaurant Update May 2011.  

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The 1-minute guide to integrating technology into teaching

e-Moderation Station

Photo by retro traveler. One of the biggest challenges facing EFL (and other) teachers today is how to integrate technology into our classes in a meaningful and principled way. If that sounds like you or your trainee teachers, here’s a 1-minute roadmap. 1 Survey the terrain.

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Questions to ask when planning a MOOC

Jenny Connected

The task that has been set by Stephen Downes in Week 25 of ChangeMooc , is to create and present an artifact, which answers the three questions below.

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Waking up beloved community

Chris Corrigan

Last night in Vancouver listening to Le Vent du Nord, a terrific traditional band from Quebec. They put on one of the best live shows I have seen in a long time with outstanding musicianship combined with incredible energy. Listening to them and watching people dancing I had a deep experience of why we humans need art.

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Lack of Understanding the Main Barrier to Cloud Adoption #cloud #adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Research from the United Kingdom pegs a lack of understanding as the main barrier to cloud adoption : " Perceived risks over service control and fears over data sovereignty are the key issues that are restricting UK organisations from implementing cloud services, according to recent research from Claranet, the managed services provider.

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Civic journalism, no messing

Neighbourhoods

'Back in those days,' croaked Grandpa Harris, 'there was tales about something called multimedia, we'd never heard of the internet but people in huddled meetings would whisper about the political potential of 'self-publishing' and whatnot.'

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An operating system for living

Viv Mcwaters

Enough said, really. An operating system for living is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Improv

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Painting of Lemons and Limes on a White Plate

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of some limes and lemons on a white plate  

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Knowledge, Learning and Community: Elements of Effective Learning

Jenny Connected

This is the title of Stephen Downes’ presentation to Week 25 of ChangeMooc. Here is the link to a Recording of the session. Also here: Slides, audio and Elluminate video recording. My notes from the session. What is knowledge? It is not memory. It is not facts or laws, which are slippery. It is not in the network. It IS the network, the recognition of the emergence of patterns. We are recognising beings. Knowing is NOT being able to NOT recognise (the double negative is important).

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How To Say No … When Defaulting To Yes!

Elsua

Earlier on this year, while at Lotusphere 2012 and at IBM Connect in Orlando, Florida, I had the unique opportunity and great pleasure to finally attend live a keynote session from the one and only Guy Kawasaki. As you can imagine, I had very high expectations about being wowed by someone who i have admired all along and whose books I keep constantly going back to in order keep learning more and more about a good number of different topics, specially, those related to social business.

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Microsoft: Our Phone is Faster Than Yours

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is trying to win the hearts and minds of people who are on non-Microsoft mobile devices. In the above, they demonstrate speed benefits. It's a fun video. Enterprise Mobility

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My Favorite Tweets for February 16 - 29 2012

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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Knowledge, Learning and Community: Elements of Effective Learning

Jenny Connected

This is the title of Stephen Downes’ presentation to Week 25 of ChangeMooc. Here is the link to a Recording of the session. Also here: Slides, audio and Elluminate video recording. My notes from the session. What is knowledge? It is not memory. It is not facts or laws, which are slippery. It is not in the network. It IS the network, the recognition of the emergence of patterns. We are recognising beings. Knowing is NOT being able to NOT recognise (the double negative is important).

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Home consumption

Neighbourhoods

This is the worst case of junk accumulation I have seen documented (except perhaps in Dickens's novels), although I've heard a few tales.

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The Effectiveness of Travel

Michael Sampson - Currents

I've just posted on the effectiveness of travel on The Smarter Office blog: " At the end of next week I’m jumping aboard a Boeing 777 jet in New Zealand and heading up to Europe for a week of business from March 12-16.

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WebDAM and Box Collaborate to Streamline Digital Asset Management and File Sharing

Portals and KM

WebDAM Solutions , the cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) provider, recently announced a technology collaboration with Box, the content-sharing platform , to provide streamlined digital asset management features to Box users. I have written about Box before (see Box.net Updates Interface and Becomes More Social ). I spoke with Ron Selvey, Marketing Manager at WebDaAM to get background on this move. 

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Passionate teaching – a la Geetha Narayanan

Jenny Connected

Geetha Narayanan’s presentation to ChangeMooc this week has coincided with an evening out with a friend who has recently qualified as a primary school teacher and it has been very interesting to think further about Geetha’s approach to teaching and learning, and how newly qualified teachers are expected to teach in the UK. I mentioned in my last post that most people who listened to Geetha were ‘stirred’ and I have been reflecting on why.

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Minding the gap: Academia and Business

Social Abacus

After a 7-year hiatus, I've been back on the UT campus, teaching, for about two months now. Each week, I notice different aspects of the great divide between academia and business. Each week it seems larger, but I'm beginning to better understand some ways to bridge it.

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Presence and Availability Sensors in Plantronics Headsets #presence @smarteroffice

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have a long-running interest in presence and instant messaging systems, dating back to my days at Ferris Research and the 400-page report I wrote a decade ago. Setting your presence was a manual task back then, but things have improved. Richard at Plantronics talks about how their headsets will automatically set presence based on in-call activity: " We’ve started including sensors in our headsets, so that we can communicate a status automatically.

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KM World 2012 Call for Speakers Open

Portals and KM

I have been attending KM World for some time, including the first three in the original venue in Santa Clara, then San Jose and now Washington DC for third year now. It is great to KM World continuing for the 16 th year. How many other management movements have that longevity? This year the event will be back at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel in Washington DC October 17 – 19 with workshops on the 16 th. I will be there blogging and perhaps even more involved.

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Passionate teaching – a la Geetha Narayanan

Jenny Connected

Geetha Narayanan’s presentation to ChangeMooc this week has coincided with an evening out with a friend who has recently qualified as a primary school teacher and it has been very interesting to think further about Geetha’s approach to teaching and learning, and how newly qualified teachers are expected to teach in the UK. I mentioned in my last post that most people who listened to Geetha were ‘stirred’ and I have been reflecting on why.

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Moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8 - Free Tool from Laplink

Michael Sampson - Currents

Laplink Software released a free tool for moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8 , for testing: " PCmover Windows 8 is available now as a free download on Laplink’s website and can be used to perform an unlimited number of migrations at no charge prior to July 2012. Beta Assistant provides a unique solution that allows users to move selected programs, files and settings from a Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine into a new machine running Windows 8.

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