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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Elsua

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Blog>> Taxonomy Development Infographic

Green Chameleon

Here is a poster design I’ve been working on for a while – it summarises the empirical, evidence based taxonomy development process we recommend. This is the link to an A4 pdf version. This is the link to an A3 pdf version. We’re going to look at costs/prices for printing this on high quality poster paper and shipping it if there’s a demand. Let us know

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Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you are a company, government department or organisation interested in social media training for your staff, this three day class held privately at your premises (or we can organise premises for you) suits those looking for a more indepth course. The courses are a mix of lecture, group challenges and computer based exercises (if you have laptops/computer ). Prerequisites: While the first part of each session is for beginners, this workshop is aimed at advanced users.

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Scholars’ participation and practices online

Jenny Connected

This is the title of George Veletsianos’ talk to Week 33 of ChangeMooc. George is asking questions which are directly relevant to the Mooc that I am planning with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University – George Roberts, Marion Waite, Liz Lovegrove , J oe Rosa, and Sylvia Currie from British Columbia. I like the way George has related his post to ChangeMooc to previous speakers in ChangeMooc – Howard Rheingold in Week 15 , Tom Reeves in Week 23 and Martin Weller in Week 3.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

Elsua

Ok, back to Social Business. After the last few days where I have been blogging a number of different times about some musings on redesigning and refining further along the workplace of the future, it’s time to get down to business again and continue to share further insights around social networking / computing for business or the good old Social Business itself.

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More Trending

Scholars’ participation and practices online

Jenny Connected

This is the title of George Veletsianos’ talk to Week 33 of ChangeMooc. George is asking questions which are directly relevant to the Mooc that I am planning with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University – George Roberts, Marion Waite, Liz Lovegrove , J oe Rosa, and Sylvia Currie from British Columbia. I like the way George has related his post to ChangeMooc to previous speakers in ChangeMooc – Howard Rheingold in Week 15 , Tom Reeves in Week 23 and Martin Weller in Week 3.

Blog>> A Prezi on the Taxonomy Development Poster

Green Chameleon

Here’s an interactive version of the Taxonomy Development Poster I posted yesterday: How to Build a Taxonomy on Prezi

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Facebook Groups Revisited

Online Social Networking

In October 2010, I wrote New Facebook Groups Wreak Havoc. The “new” Facebook groups were brand new, and they were ruffling quite a few feathers. People added their friends en masse causing them to receive unwanted notification emails. You can imagine the chaos.

A wealth of hyperlocal insights from #TAL12

Social Reporter

The Talk About Local unconference in Birmingham yesterday was a highly sociable and enjoyable chance to catch up on the development of hyperlocal blogs and online communities … and also gather some insights for Socialreporters’ new exploration into community enabling and digital tech. Here are the video interviews that I shot. I’ve summarised below, with links to each interview. The playlist is here.

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Leaderless? No, leader-full in the virtual workplace

Endless Knots

Terrence Seamon, whom I had the chance to work with a few years back when American Management Association was putting together a new course on leading virtual teams (I was subject matter expert for the course and Terry held the. Leadership Networks and Networking Telecommuting Virtual Teams

Re-Learning How to Play

How to Save the World

kittens playing: photo by artistlanas.

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Online Communities Can Use Kickstarter and Crowd Funding, Too

Managing Communities

I recently backed a project on Kickstarter for the first time. The project was for “A Show with Ze Frank.” ” It was successfully funded (raising $146,752, well exceeding the goal of $50,000) the new series from Mr. Frank is well underway. I have loved his past work and was excited to see him back doing [.]. Generating Revenue

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The One Thing People Need to Know about SharePoint 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the Share2012 conference in Atlanta last week, Christian Buckley from Axceler asked me the one thing question: "What's the one thing people need to know about SharePoint 2010?" My answer is above. Thanks Christian - it was great to meet you (finally) and share ideas. Collaboration SharePoint

Social Analytics 2.0

Governance in a Networked World

Perhaps its getting a little blase now to attach a 2.0 label to demonstrate a level of oneupmanship but in this case I think it is justified. Valdis Krebs form Orgnet recently made this posting to a Social Network Analysis forum: We had Social Network Analysis.

Listening for stories, storytelling's analytic stepsister

Social Abacus

Loud speaker, credit: flickr.com/ramansharma It's hard to tell a good story. But storytelling is very hot-- big organizations commission storytellers to story their brand or events. Storytelling is not just hip to do. It's become a marketing mandate: Don't message, story!

Post and View Community Management Jobs on ManagingCommunities.com!

Managing Communities

photo credit: bgottsab ManagingCommunities.com is regularly visited by community management professionals of all experience levels. Many of which are in need of employment or looking to further their careers. If you are looking to hire a community management professional and find qualified candidates, the people who read ManagingCommunities.com are who you are looking for. Whether [.]. ManagingCommunities.com

LinkedIn Edges Out Apple in Forbes Fastest Growing Tech Companies

Portals and KM

According to the Forbes list of Fast Tech 25 : their annual list of growth kings, the current champion is LinkedIn. Its revenue rose 115% over the last 12 months and is accelerating. Its shares are up 144% since its IPO a year ago. Apple came in second, which they noted was a significant feat for a company of its size.  I have always been a fan of Apple products. I bought my first Apple stock in 1982, and unfortunately sold it 6 months later, thinking that tripling my money was good thing.

Nonprofit Technology Conference 2012: Our Reflections

Influence

After sometime to reflect on the ongoings of NTEN's 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted to share our thoughts on what we learned, gained and enjoyed about the conference. After sometime to reflect on the ongoings of NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference, we wanted to share our thoughts on what we learned, gained and enjoyed about the conference. read more. Influence Events

The impasse of privatisation

Neighbourhoods

I’ve just caught up with this New York times article about the killing of Trayvon Martin, which moves away from two-dimensional racism to pinpoint the cultural threat of privatisation that is summed up in ‘The Gated Community Mentality’: ‘The rise of “secure,” gated communities, private cops, private roads, private parks, private schools, private playgrounds — private, private, private — exacerbates biased treatment against the young, the colored and the presumably poor.’.

Reclaiming Work

Michael Sampson - Currents

I receive many story pitches every day, and ignore most of them as being irrelevant. This one stood out today. Peter Weddle, author of A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream , opines about reclaiming work: “Boomers – and all working Americans, for that matter – feel as if all of the opportunity has been sucked out of the land of opportunity, and they don’t know how or even if they can succeed in this changed world.”.

The Rise of Data Journalism and Related Tools

Portals and KM

Liliana Bounegru discussed the state of data journalism and its growing influence through an interview with Alex Howard on O’Reilly Radar (see: The bond between data and journalism grows stronger ). This is a topic I have covered before for example, Progressive Mainstream Media Moving to News Aggregation.

Nonprofit Technology Conference 2012 Our Reflections

Influence

After sometime to reflect on the ongoings of NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference, we wanted to share our thoughts on what we learned, gained and enjoyed about the conference. After sometime to reflect on the ongoings of NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference, we wanted to share our thoughts on what we learned, gained and enjoyed about the conference. read more. Influence Events

Hanging out with walrus hunters in Oregon

Chris Corrigan

I’m at an Open Space conference in Grande Ronde, Oregon which is a summit of Tribal leaders and federal government agencies from around the Pacific Northwest of the USA, and Alaska. The subject of the meeting is improving relations around environmental issues. As we were wrapping up our action planning session this morning, a young man walked into the room who I hadn’t yet met. He apologized for being late. He got delayed on the way in.

How does contemporary neighbouring compare with the past?

Neighbourhoods

Emily Cockayne’s history of neighbours, Cheek by jowl , which I’ve already referred to a couple of times, is packed with little anecdotes of neighbour relations in England since the late medieval period. I’m left in awe of her achievement in accumulating so much absorbing evidence. The pace is sometimes a bit breathless as story follows story; and the author is never in a hurry to offer a theory or generalised conclusion from what she’s shared.

Images from Manotoles, Samos Island Greece

Portals and KM

A few days ago I drove to the mountain top village, Manolates,  Samos Island , on a windy road where there was a great winery. The town was beautiful and I had another Greek salad with honey sauce on chicken with fries as you can see below. The food has all been very fresh.

support web concept for teacher’s learning environment

Taming the spaces

Recently i was supervising the master thesis of Kristi Laanemäe. She conducted the formative analysis (interviews with art teachers who had used the support-web) to develop and validate and improve the support web concept with social media for art education set “Ready! ” website. The goal of RSA support web is to: make RSA art educational [.]. elearning 2.0 spaces support web concept

Shared Service, Outsourcing, Multi-sourcing, Re-insourcing. the great circle of life!

Governance in a Networked World

I had dinner recently with a friend who had recently taken on the CIO role at a federal agency. We had 'grown up' together at a large multinational where we transitioned from a local 'IS Shop' through to a corporate shared service, a corporate shared service servicing external accounts and finally sold/outsourced. We no longer work for that organisation but since leaving they have been into multi-sourcing and now some selected re-insourcing.

Planning for Europe and the UK in the First Week of October 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now that I'm back from my recent trip to the United States, I'm getting into the immediate projects I have waiting, as well as forward planning for an upcoming trip to Europe and the United Kingdom. What I do know is that I have a conference presentation to give on collaboration in Belgium on Friday October 5. The other four days are currently available for consulting, a private in-house workshop, or a public seminar.

Images from Hike to Seitani Beaches, Samos Island Greece

Portals and KM

I went on another trip with Geroge Mattea, This time with his his friend Paolo Christou on a three hour (each way) hike along seaside cliffs through olive groves to two isolated beaches on  Samos Island , the smaller Seitani, that you reach first and the larger Seitani that you reach second.

thinking of the nature of ecology of mind

Taming the spaces

I have started some collaboration with Emanuele Bardone on defining ecology of mind. Here are some initial thoughts and examples how to see ecology of mind in spatial terms. ecology embodiment hybrid ecology spaces ecology of mind

Ellie told Nelly

Neighbourhoods

I’m voting for him , he’s done a good job. Nelly told Ellie no way, not for that lot. So we cancel each other out. I’m really busy tomorrow anyway. Me too said Ellie, let’s not bother. Agreed? Next morning Ellie recognised Nelly’s boots under the booth, almost squealed, lost concentration, and crossed the wrong box.   Citizenship and democracy Vignettes

The Eight Anniversary of Portals and KM

Portals and KM

On May 2, 2004 I did my first posts. There were three, Is KM the Killer App for Portals ?, Some good articles on blogs and blogs on blog s, and I s RSS TNBT ? Recently, I passed 725,000 page views and had done over 3350 posts. Since a brief lapse during a trip to Italy in the summer of 2005, I have put up at least one post a day. It has become addictive. Two people encouraged me to start a blog, Cesar Brea and Jack Vinson and they remain active bloggers.

My App Gap Posts for April 2012

Portals and KM

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 April. There will be more in May. Provides Online Exposure and Distribution for Emerging Bands. Alfresco Brings its Open Source Document Management to the Cloud. Moxie Announces Spaces to Enhance Customer Engagement. Darwin Awareness Engine Offers Hip Hop / Rave Aware.

The Individual vs. the Community

Portals and KM

The debate over the individual perspective vs. that of the broader community is so old it is a cliché to even mention this. It is not a matter of the political left vs. right as there are instances of dominating collectives on both the right and left and instances of extreme individualism on the left and right. Here is one of my favorite poems in which Joy Kogawa in 1973, I feel, nicely lays out some of the complexity of issues in the broader debate.