Sat.Sep 11, 2010 - Fri.Sep 17, 2010

What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Online Social Networking

I’m writing about social bookmarking sites because of comments on my Facebook page indicating that people could still be unfamiliar with social bookmarking.

KM Tools: Creating a River Diagram…

Chris Collison

I’m often asked to explain what a “River Diagram&# is, and how they can be used to shape knowledge management strategy, and as a way to help communities share and learn. Geoff Parcell and I wrote a couple of chapters in “No More Consultants&# , but some how it’s one of those topics always has me grabbing a sheet of paper, a whiteboard or a napkin to work through the steps in a more visual way.

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RSA - Connected Communities


Connected Communities. Report: Connected Communities: How social networks power and sustain the Big Society. By Jonathan Rowson, Steve Broome and Alasdair Jones. Traditional approaches to community regeneration which define communities in solely geographic terms have severe limitations. They often failed to deliver on key social capital improvements such as improving trust between residents or fostering a greater sense of belonging.

Online Communties: Crossing Boundaries Aboriginal

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Sometimes we think we are doing the right thing in online communities and real life networks but are we?

Social Graphs of On-line Communities and Social Networking Sites


Nice visual reflection on different types of connections within a community.

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Many Voices

Nancy White

I have about a half billion partially edited blog posts. But life has changed a lot for me since becoming a grandmother and now having the honor of spending afternoons with my grandbaby and I have not prioritized writing.

Review of The New Social Learning

Portals and KM

 I was very pleased to receive a review copy of The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham. and Marcia Conner. Tony is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

IBM Aims at Reinventing Relationships with Northstar: We Better Watch…


The Riddle of Online Resonance (second instalment)

Jenny Connected

Here is the second instalment of our paper on e-resonance. You can find the first instalment here – first instalment – and the PDF of the full article here – The Riddle of Online Resonance. There will be one further instalment after this one.

Evolving Skype interface

Learning Alliances

I’ve written before about finding the Skype mute button because it’s hard to explain to people during a call (especially when they are the possible source of noise). Now Skype has reorganized and improved its interface.

Painting of Blue Cloth on a Brown Table

Portals and KM

I have been doing a series of micro-landscapes of folded cloths. In this 20" x 24" acrylic painting I backed up a bit so you can see the entire cloth on the table.    

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #4


Continuing further with that on-going series of blog posts on My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week , here I am, once again, sharing with you folks another round of interesting and worth while checking out iPad Apps I have bumped into over the last few weeks and which I have been enjoying quite a bit.

MOOC #1: Plonked into PLENK

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? Share this on Email this via Gmail. Share this on LinkedIn. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a bovine farm animal?

A tornado blows through Brooklyn

Endless Knots

It was just a bit cool this afternoon in Brooklyn, the kind of cool where you wonder whether to wear a jacket but, then again, you think it's really not that chilly, yet without the jacket, you wish you'd worn one.

My Favorite Tweets for September 1 - 15 2010

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 will repeat this once or twice a month depending on volume.

The Death of the RSS Reader: Another Debate That Needs to End!


It’s rather interesting to see how, over the course of the years, every so often, we seem to come back, time and time again, to some good old debates that perhaps we should have left behind for good, since we don’t seem to have made lots of progress over time.

The Riddle of Online Resonance (third instalment)

Jenny Connected

Here is the third and final instalment of our paper on e-resonance. You can find the PDF of the full article here – The Riddle of Online Resonance. Two prior instalments have been posted here and here. We decided to post in three instalments to make reading of the paper online easier and to allow time for reflection and comment, which we welcome, either here in this blog, on Matthias’ blog or elsewhere. Many thanks to those who have already commented. _. The Riddle of Online Resonance.

Two passages to India

Endless Knots

Interesting blogs from two friends, one recently, the other currently, in India. Bombayva is the work of Ava Shapiro, who's there on an 11-month stay on American Jewish World Service’s World Partners Fellowship.

Many Companies Hiring Social Media Director Without a Plan

Portals and KM

Felix Gillette at Businessweek recently provided a comprehensive article on the social media director movement. Many firms are looking for them. Felix writes, “in Las Vegas, Harrah's Entertainment recently circulated a job listing for a "corporate social media rock star." " In Chicago, Buick went looking for a handful of "social media ambassadors" to help manage Tweet to Drive, which allows customers to schedule test drives from home via Twitter.

A World Without E-mail: The Mashable Effect!


Last week was one of those weeks that would surely mark a before and an after on my mission of living “ A World Without Email “ Two years back, in June 2008, to be more precise, I published an article on this very same subject in The New York Times.

# PLENK2010 – Breadth versus depth – an illusion?

Jenny Connected

This is a response to Dave Ferguson’s and Stephen Downes’ comment’ on my blog post. Well actually more of a reflection than a response. I understand Dave’s response. I can see that he is coming from the same place as I am in concerns about balancing depth and breadth in online courses, i.e. the practicalities of knowing how to manage the breadth of information we are exposed to on an open online course and knowing where to focus. This is a common concern.

What’s up with the Pragmatic Web?

Making CommunitySense

On September 1, I was a member of the Pragmatic Web track panel of the I-SEMANTICS 2010 conference in Graz, Austria, after having given the keynote earlier that day. The Pragmatic Web is a newly emerging field, still in the process of being defined. Its main focus is not Web technology per se, but the contexts and communities in which these resources are developed and used to accomplish goals, develop mutual understanding, and create and realize commitments.

US Consumers Really Want to Engage in Online Crowdsourcing

Portals and KM

I have written about crowdsourcing a bit on this blog (see for example:   GE Crowdsources Green Ideas Through its Open Innovation Challenge , Building Enterprise 2.0 into the Product Development Process , and Cisco Launches Second I-Prize Competition ) but it has been largely from a company perspective. Now Forester presents data indicating that sixty-one percent of all US online adults are willing co-creators, and they are open to co-creating across a large range of industries.

Justine Musk: "Technology changes idea of author-brand"

Endless Knots

#PLENK2010 Immediate thoughts

Jenny Connected

It is interesting that this course has attracted so many people (over 1000?), but the Critical Literacies course attracted far fewer – and I’m wondering why, since a critical literacy must surely be to be able to manage a personal learning environment/network. Is it because the management of a personal learning environment/network is more practically focussed, but consideration of critical literacies is more conceptual/academic?

Collaboration Tools on the Intranet - my Video Interview from IntraTeam Event 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

Back in March I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the IntraTeam Event in Copenhagen. My conference presentation was on Frameworks for Evaluating Collaboration Tools. After I spoke, I recorded the above video about my session.

The Battle for TV’s Operating System

Portals and KM

You may ask what does an operating system have to do with TV? With the convergence of TV and the Web is has lot to do with it. One of the latest Retrevo stories by Andrew Eisner covers this contest with Apple, Google, and Microsoft doing the battle here. Andrew writes that Microsoft does not have much of a chance of winning this battle for the TV OS. Google TV going for control of the living room like it controls Web search.

Endless Knots - Untitled Article

Endless Knots

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The Riddle of Online Resonance (first installment)

Jenny Connected

Here is the first installment of our paper on e-resonance. We will post two further installments, which will cover sections 4&5 and 6&7 – some of which are referred to in this installment (so they are coming soon!). We hope to post the next installments over the next few days and the entire paper as a PDF with the next installment. As I mentioned in my last post, we would really welcome some comment/feedback – either here or on Matthias’ blog. _.

A New Watch Experience

Michael Sampson - Currents

I was in the market for a new wristwatch a few years ago. The most important aspect is a vibrating alarm, so I can get out of bed quietly in the morning without waking up my wife and the baby, and also to serve as a reminder during presentations of where I'm up to.

Sunrise at Point Independence Inn Onset MA

Portals and KM

I was at the Point Independence Inn. in early August for the Onset Blues Festival. The light there is always. remarkable. Here is the sun rise.    Last Sunday I covered the sunset. can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.              

Text, don't talk, to your teens?

Endless Knots

Apparently, according to Kate Tuttle's " I love you, now do your homework :) " in today's Boston Globe. One snippet: Dr. Laura Prager, a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and mother of two teenagers, texts with her kids. It’s a method she adopted when her older child, a son now in college, went through a phase of not answering her phone calls. But if I texted him,’’ she says, “he answered me right away.’’.

Facilitation vs Hosting | Narrative Lab

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

"Getting People to Use SharePoint" - a Presentation by Mary Wynne-Wynter

Michael Sampson - Currents

Getting People To Use Sharepoint View more presentations from Mary Wynne-Wynter. Mary Wynne-Wynter posted a presentation to SlideShare a couple of years ago, called Getting People to Use SharePoint. There are some neat ideas in the 21 slides - I recommend checking it out for more on user adoption.