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Did You Know? On Convergence and Technology


videos that I mentioned over here as well a couple of times already. Well, it looks like there are some good news out there on this very same topic.

The Buddy System: How Medical Data Revealed Secret to Health and Happiness

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0 They were the personal records of 5,124 male and female subjects from the Framingham Heart Study. What changed?

Jive SBS Structure Best Practices, Part 1 » Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Community

It is Part 1 of a three-part series. An organization’s culture dictates which approach is predominant. Conference! We’re looking at a 3.0

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Simone Staiger

Nancy White

Simone is orchestrating 6 regional consultations for the Global Forum on Agricultural Research ( GFAR ) in preparation for a major meeting next year.

IBM’s Smart Work Jam Under Way Already – Are You Jamming?


Goodness! Today is going to be one of those days where I could surely do with a day of 36 hours, if not more!, Well, here we are today. But, goodness!

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Social Media in Intl. Dev: Gauresh Rajadhyaksha

Nancy White

Much of the group’s work relies on collaborating with colleagues situated across the world. This is an attempt at leveraging Web 2.0

Aggregating And Correlating Facets Of Social Identities

Collaborative Thinking

Blurring the line between professional and private. Respondents were most likely to use search engines such as Yahoo!

London Turns to Social Media for Image Advice and Other Uses

Portals and KM

Yesterday, I wrote about some ways that my hone town, Boston, is using social media. I have also lived in London.

The Man Who Should Have Used Lotus Connections – On the Business Case for Corporate Blogging


Well, it looks like Jean Francois Chenier is back for more! Perhaps too familiar. There is probably no better tool than that one, to be honest.

FLNW09: What do we owe our networks?

Nancy White

Warning: long, rambly post that is more for the FLNW network than many of you, dear readers. This is not mine to hold close in an email thread.

One Way To Look At Social Computing

Collaborative Thinking

Lately, over the past couple of months, I have been doing a high number of customer briefings and traveling a lot. Again - it's not a perfect chart.

Boston uses Social Media to Track Bike Thieves and Report Street Incidents

Portals and KM

Here are some very different uses. Many cities are starting to use social media. I wish this was around when my bike was stolen a number of years ago.

Can Twitter Serve as a Personal Knowledge Management Tool?


It still remains one of my favourite Web 2.0 tools out there on the Internet, but I must admit that some times it drives me just nuts! Completely!

Singapore Social Media: Romancing Singapore

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Romancing Singapore campaign. This is my all time favorite. This was executed through well done AIDS preventive, birth control etc. Mission completed.

Evony Thoughts on a Business Model and a Community

Evolving Web

As software as a service becomes mainstreamed, I’ve been watching how startups monetize their applications. This creates an internal economy of need.

Tale of Two NOLA Breakfasts in Ashfield MA

Portals and KM

First there was the Tale of Two English Breakfasts and then there was the Tale of Two Eggs Benedict in Quebec. I tasted it and would agree.

Video: How to raise venture capital Ali G style

The Bumble Bee

VC: "But it does not work" Ali G: "That's where you guys come in". With cast-iron logic Ali G argues his business is worth 34.6 Ali G Ice Cream Glove.

Augmented Reality and Social Media Marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Gary Hayes has done an awesome job of putting the Business into social Augmented Reality. Social Media Marketing meets Physical World.

Ontobranding: how reality promotes itself

Taming the spaces

Yesterday we had a meeting with Nello Barile and Andrea Miconi from Universitá IULM. He writes: To explain this connection between consuming, technology and geolocalized experience the theorists invented several formulas such as hyper-geography, hybrid ecologies and geotagging. cool, expensive, cheap, nice).

Local government knowledge hub - much more interesting than it sounds

Social Reporter

Yesterday I went along to a meeting that, on the face of it, was about how UK local government and public agencies might share knowledge in future. Limited interest? The event was a meeting of the IDeA Knowledge Hub Advisory Group - a project that I’ve written about before with enthusiasm - led by Ingrid Koehler and Steve Dale.

Open Text Adds Social Media, More Web 2.0 Features, and SAP Integration

Portals and KM

Open Text is a relatively old player in the enterprise content management and collaboration space. It recently announced Open Text Web Solutions 10 , the latest release of Open Text?s s Web Content Management (WCM) software. The new release allows ?organizations It was very poplar and spread across several divisions in the organization. full Web 2.0

Jobs: Social Media Recruitment RecruitTech 2009

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I just spent the day at a great conference in Canberra called RecruitTech 2009. Lots of stuff on jobs, recruitment, social media, niche networks, and hiring staff. Below is my presentation: Social Media Recruitment Recruit Tech2009. View more documents from Laurel Papworth. I spoke about open outsourcing, augmented reality for recruitment etc.

Transparency And Openness In Government

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting reads: What Transparency Means to Feds. 04/01/2009. Launch the Transparency Survey Results. President Obama wants to make government more transparent. He clearly said so in a memo released Jan. 21, one day after he took the oath of office. But what, exactly, is transparency? What information should be released and in what form? Gov 2.0

Free download of Social by Social book

Social Reporter

The Social by Social handbook written by Amy Sample Ward, Andy Gibson, me, and Nigel Courtney and Professor Clive Holtham of Cass Business School got a really nice mention from Craig Newmark (as in Craigslist) in no less than the HuffingtonPost. Sometime print is, well, more of a pleasure to read, and there’s a lot there.

Blogging Remains a Great Tool for Small Businesses

Portals and KM

Here are some useful statistics as reported in, Blogging: The Best SEO Tool for Small Businesses. Hub sport recently published a study on that showed companies that blog have far better marketing results. Those who blog see 55% more visitors to their website. If you want a higher ranking, get quality links to your site.

Vote for our manifesto. Please.

Viv Mcwaters

We (that’s Anne Pattillo and I) have been playing with manifesto writing. We put in a proposal to ChangeThis to write a manifesto about facilitation. We noticed that no-one had done it yet. ChangeThis challenges the way ideas are created and spread, and is on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds. Please. Before October 14.

CRM and Social Networking: Strike 1 For Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

I'm still catching up with my backlog of news, feeds, etc - but this caught my attention - but not in a good way - it seems to be a fairly feeble attempt to cover the brand monitoring / reputation space. Demo is simplistic with lots of assumptions that are unlikely to be credible. Maybe it's just a bad demo. Social Networking Accelerator.

Revisiting local online communities, 15 years on

Social Reporter

Over the past few weeks I’ve been concentrating on an issue that first engaged me with things Internet some 15 years ago - how to use the Net in local communities, and how to help those pioneering this work to share experience. I’ve listed the main ones here , on a wiki linked to the network. Earlier posts on local communities here.

My Favorite Tweets for August 2009

Portals and KM

Here is the second in a new series of posts. Since I use my blog, in part, as a personal knowledge management system and Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month. These are links that I want to archive and share. I will repeat this once a month if that timing seems to work best. link]. Aug 12).

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The Tyranny of "Top Down"

Governance in a Networked World

Fits perfectly with my talk

Defining Social Media

Collaborative Thinking

In an earlier post on social computing , I attempted to illustrate how I look at the topic and break social computing down into several sub-categories (e.g., social media, social networking), and the role social software plays as the tooling component. Social Media, Definition V1.0: Transparency is also crucial to social media.

Riding a dead horse

Viv Mcwaters

Hat tip to Dave Pollard. This is one of my favourite sayings in workshops (for some reason I seem to find people riding dead horses quite often!) In the public service, however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies is often employed, such as: 1. Change riders. Buy a stronger whip. Visit other countries to see how they ride dead horses.

Shadow the leader – year 4

Learning Alliances

I’m organizing the fourth year of CPsquare’s shadow the leader series. We’ll be visiting with Josien Kapma , a Dutch dairy farmer living in Portugal every month for a year. She’s a member of CPsquare and the leader of “Melken Over De Grens&# or “Milking on the border&# — [link]. How are they balanced?

Photos from Amherst MA

Portals and KM

I often go to Amherst to visit long time friends. Here are some flowers and architecture that you often find in old New England