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Green Chameleon

My colleague Edgar dropped me a note about some workshops on knowledge sharing that he’s preparing for about a hundred practitioners in a knowledge sharing programme organised through the FAO. He asked me these questions, which he believes need to be answered in the programme: 1. what’s knowledge sharing? why is it important for organisations and specifically for projects? is all knowledge sharing good? why should we encourage knowledge sharing?

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John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

); RSS Login or Signup ); Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love By: Adam L. Penenberg July 1, 2010 Photographs by Bryce Duffy Neuroeconomist Paul Zak has discovered, for the first time, that social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains.

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Capital Ideas: Selected Papers on Organizations & Markets - October 2009 - Neighbor Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Introduction By Damon J. Phillips Neighbor Networks Research by Ronald S. Burt Forums vs. Fountains Research by Sean C. Safford Dominant Use Research by Steven J. Kahl Fitting In or Starting New? Research by Elizabeth G.

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad


Late last week you would remember how I put together a blog post where I started collecting a number of the Daily #iPad Apps that I keep sharing across over in Twitter, for those folks who may be potentially interested.

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Conversations in Context: A Twitter Case for Social Media Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

On September 1, I gave the invited talk for the 5th AIS SIGPrag International Pragmatic Web Conference Track of the I-SEMANTICS 2010 conference in Graz, Austria. Here are the abstract of and link to the paper , as well as the presentation. Abstract. Conversations are the lifeblood of collaborative communities. Social media like microblogging tool Twitter have great potential for supporting these conversations.

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #2


Judging by the good number of positive comments I have received both online and offline, it looks like the first of the series of blog posts on My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week has been somewhat helpful to a good number of folks.

Evolving Big Society – summary and next ideas

Social Reporter

Here’s a catch-up on the posts I’ve written over the past few days about Big Society, with a few more thoughts on networking and knowledge ecologies. All posts on the topic are here.

Online professionalization (by professionals ofcourse)

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last week I gave two workshops 'online professionlisation' for the learninglane, a yearly three days event in the Netherlands. together with Josien who replaced Sibrenne ). It was a good opportunity to test a new theory.

Cisco Announces Second I-Prize Winner

Portals and KM

I have been covering the Cisco I-Prize for several years and continue to be impressed with this initiative.   I spoke with Sharon Wong, the Director of Business Development for Cisco’s Emerging Technology group to discuss the conclusion of the second I-Prize.

Knowledge Is … All About Working Smarter, Not Necessarily Harder!


I love it when it happens! You know, that “ Serendipity Doing Its Magic&# thing. It just happened once again!

Improving science communications with improv

Viv Mcwaters

In another life I was a science communicator, working with scientists to help them tell the story of their work.

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Endless Knots

Given our predicament , we've been on the receiving end of a great deal of kindness and generosity over the past four months. At the beginning, the kitchen counters were piled high with brownies and chocolate cakes and pies and shortbread.

Making Raw Milk Mozzarella in Western Massachusetts

Portals and KM

I often write about my food experiences with my friend and food writer, Don Lesser who lives in western Massachusetts. The Pioneer Valley is a center for great local produce and food and Don covers this on his blog, Russelnod.   I encourage you to explore it.

Networks and Autonomy

Alchemy of Change

“Networks are voluntary connections between autonomous peers.” Organizations are autonomous when they have final say over their own future. People are autonomous when they have final say over their lives. I might be autonomous at home

The most common facilitation question

Viv Mcwaters

When offering facilitation training, one of the most common questions from facilitators is about how to deal with difficult people and tough crowds.

Networking Big Society – or maybe some knowledge gardening

Social Reporter

In my last two posts here and here I’ve written about the Government’s idea for the Big Society , which aims to … Give communities more powers. Encourage people to take an active role in their communities. Transfer power from central to local government. Support co-ops, mutuals, charities and social enterprises. Publish government data.

A Wall of Four Micro-landscape Paintings

Portals and KM

Here are four in the series of micro-landscape paintings created by focusing on details in a cloth.  They are 16" x 20" acrylics.       

“I write. I'ma Writer.”

Alchemy of Change

Those of you who know me personally know that in April of this year I stepped down as executive director of my much beloved Groundwire. Those of you who know me well also know this was a very tough decision, and that I did it largely to

Getting Ready For A Next Generation Collaborative Experience

Collaborative Thinking

One of the arguments over the past year among those passionate about "Enterprise 2.0" has been the position that such initiatives must become more pragmatic. Specifically, that E2.0 initiatives and solutions should target process-centric business activities. If we can improve the way people work within structured contexts like processes, then we should be able to deliver measurable outcomes that in turn satisfies management desire to see the ROI from E2.0 investments. I don't entirely disagree.

Since there’s no Big Society Big Plan, can we expect Big Process? Probably not.

Social Reporter

My last post There is no Big Society Big Plan – and that’s no bad thing attracted some comments and even more tweets – thanks everyone. However it did leave things up in the air, with some people saying let’s keep things unorganised, and others suggesting that’s how the less-influential lose out. I had some ideas which I didn’t put into the post: it was long enough already, and I wasn’t quite sure which way to go.

My Fast Forward Posts for August 2010

Portals and KM

Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. I find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog. There will be more in September. TEDxBoston Session Notes: Part One. TEDxBoston Session Notes: Part Two. TEDxBoston Session Notes: Part Three. The Failure of Traditional Intranets.

An Ontospatial Representation of Writing Narratives in Hybrid Ecosystem

Taming the spaces

Tomorrow i will be at 3rd International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web?Supported Supported Learning Communites, DEXA 2010, Bilbao.

What are you doing with SharePoint? Professional Services

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been doing a survey on what organizations are doing with SharePoint. There were three questions, the second of which was an industry classification. For some industries, I received enough responses to give an industry breakdown.

Rebooting the conference

e-Moderation Station

Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? [or: or: What’s an Unconference?]. No plenary speakers. No opening speech. No PowerPoint lectures. No panel discussions. No publisher exhibition. Sound like a conference?

Google TV Is Getting Snubbed

Portals and KM

I earlier asked the question: Will Google Succeed with TV Where Apple and Microsoft Have Fallen Short ? Well it seems that Google is also having a rocky road, at least according to Rick Munarriz at the Motely Fool.   Rick noted that the Wall Street Journal reported on how Google is meeting some serious resistance from media giants in its plan to converge television with online video. Apparently Google had no problem lining up A-list hardware partners.

Preserving knowledge. Jam tomorrow?

Chris Collison

Have you ever been given a pot of homemade jam? ( Jelly to my American readers!). Perhaps you won some as a prize on the tombola stall at a school fair, whilst secretly hoping for that champagne bottle?

What are you doing with SharePoint? Legal Services

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been doing a survey on what organizations are doing with SharePoint. There were three questions, the second of which was an industry classification. For some industries, I received enough responses to give an industry breakdown.

Social Entrepreneurship: What’s the Difference?

Hildy Gottlieb

If you have heard the term “Social Entrepreneur” but can’t exactly define what that means, you are not alone. I spent some time today on Twitter, trying to find the difference between a “social entrepreneur organization” and a plain old organization – the kind we all know in our communities.

My App Gap Posts for August 2010

Portals and KM

Here are my AppGap posts for August. I am also writing in another Corante blog, FastForward (see right side bar for links), The AppGap posts began toward the end of January 2008.   Here, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for August. There will be more in September. PBworks Offers Collaborative CRM. EchoSign Brings Multi-Language Support to e-Signatures. Cisco Successfully Concludes Second I-Prize Competition.

Patterns of learning: Asteroid Discovery From 1980 – 2010

Chris Corrigan

This amazing video is significant on a couple of fronts. First it shows how much other stuff we share our solar system with. Second it is a lovely visualization of seeing, learning and becoming aware.

Colligo's White Paper on SharePoint Adoption

Michael Sampson - Currents

Colligo Networks recently published a white paper, SharePoint, ECM, and Cloud Storage Adoption (PDF). The findings in the white paper come from a survey of over 750 SharePoint professionals - the survey base is important to remember when reading the results.


Facebook Changes Are a Pane for Many

Online Social Networking

Facebook has started rolling out another round of changes. Have you noticed the new “Likes&# box on the left side panel of your Facebook profile?

Forum Corporation Blog Provides Thought Leadership in the Learning Space and More

Portals and KM

The Forum Corporation blog. offers some excellent content on such topics as learning, leadership, collaboration, enhancing customer experiences, and accelerating strategic execution. It is a collaborative effort by a number of the Forum team members. The Forum Corporation began in 1971 and it “ helps senior leaders execute innovative, people-driven solutions that accelerate business growth, corporate change and overall performance.”.