Sat.Jan 09, 2010 - Fri.Jan 15, 2010

YouTube - What is a Community of Practice?


Etienne_Wenger communities_of_practice video

Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas


While my Dutch is still far from perfect I am happy with any opportunity to reach local audiences. One of them was writing two articles on blogging for Dutch magazine Informatie Professional – on weblog as an instrument to develop ideas and as a networking tool. Next to the hard work of translating insights from my PhD research it involved serious magic of turning work submitted in one language into a publication in another, so big thanks to everyone involved.

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Connecting the Dots -- Social Network Analysis of 9-11 Terror Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

socialnetwork networks

Facebook Fan Page Event Going Viral and Attracting Hundreds Already

Online Social Networking

A few days into 2010, I launched a major publicity event in connection with my upcoming 58th birthday. The event will take place right on my Facebook fan page. This event’s premise is that each guest will post a link on my Facebook fan page , visible for all to see. They may link to a blog, a website or even a profile on one of the major social networking sites. I agreed to follow their link with the intention of commenting, sharing the link, or submitting it to social bookmarking sites.

Tagging and face-to-face events

Learning Alliances

Face-to-face conferences aren’t what they used to be and that’s ok with me.

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Hotels and Social Media Travel Tourism

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

HotelsMag has come up with 10 Internet Marketing Resolutions for 2010 including social media ones. Interesting to juxtapose them against the reality of our booking with Discover Australia and staying at the York Fairmont in the Blue Mountains. Aaah Holidays. Who’d ‘ave ‘em eh?

Webtrends Engage 2010 – New Orleans - February 1 - 4

Portals and KM

  I am looking forward to attending Webtrend’s 2010 Engage conference in my home town, New Orleans, February 1 – 4.   Hopefully it will warm up by then.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

For another angle on the issue – Nancy's thinking on triangulation (that I should blog in more detail about – Triangulating for Success: a practitioner's experience using external networks to leverage learnin….

Blog>> Metrics, ROI, Monitoring and Evaluation Again

Green Chameleon

Some updates on the monitoring and evaluation of KM front. My contribution to the Carliner & Shank Elearning Handbook was on establishing the value of an elearning initiative, and reviews a range of valuation methods to consider.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: Getting the Most out of It (Virtually)


Yesterday I mentioned how the last couple of days I have been preparing, and getting everything ready, too!, for my first business trip of the year, which happens to be the first conference event as well. IBM’s Lotusphere 2010 is just around the corner (Starting next week already!)

Coveo Expresso Available as Free Basic Level Enterprise Search Tool

Portals and KM

I want to share this post I did that first appeared in AppGap to make you aware of a free search tool for those in a Microsoft environment.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Amy, that's a fabulous idea. it's the first decent use of foursquare I've heard

Ontobrands as prototypical stories attract stigmergic narrative mediation and swarming

Taming the spaces

As part of one paper An ontospacial representation of writing narratives in hybrid ecosystem I try to explain narrative behaviors in hybrid ecosystem using the ontospacial method.

IBM’s Lotusphere 2010: Will You Be There?


" Lotusphere 2010 is the premier event for the enterprise collaboration community, it’s all about helping you achieve better business results through collaborative software and solutions [.] " That’s not such a bad start, is it?

Google Friend Connect now available for Drupal and Joomla

Collaborative Thinking

Helpful for social platforms based on Drupal - would like to see relevant features of Friend Connect supported within Apache SocialSite (still hopefull that this effort gains more attention and traction).

Theory and Practice Game Card | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

very good, its about right too

Painting of an English Breakfast

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a English breakfast with fired mushrooms, fried tomato, sausage, fried bread, and two eggs sunny side up. There is a lot of grease here. It was served at the Swan Inn in Bibury in the Cotswolds of England.

A Partir de Hoy, Red y Libertad


"The Republic of Letters:" The Electronic Enlightenment Project

Endless Knots

Thanks to Tom Stewart , who in turn thanks John Hagel for this network discovery: 18th-century social network of ideas, carried out through letters, and now on YouTube , having been mapped by Stanford's "Mapping the Republic of Letters" study.

6footsix: high fives for happiness! | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I tried this on my noon walk. It was cold and only two joggers and an elderly walker passed. I got eye contact with each and said “you look like you could use a high five”. One of the joggers responded and laughed

What’s the ROI of the phone?

Community Guy

My genius business partner, Sean O’Driscoll talks about social, ROI, and other genius points. This one is well worth the watch.

Innovation and engagement depend on conversations inside, first

Social Reporter

Just before Christmas Dave Briggs wrote a typically thoughtful post about Is government a knowledge business? which led to an interesting discussion which I might sum up as “organisations can’t have useful conversations and collaborate with people externally if people aren’t talking to each other internally&#. Roland Harwood has just tweeted “Ironically the biggest challenge of open innovation seems to be internal&#.

Popover perfection

Endless Knots

The photo's not great but the shape of this popover bears sharing. Don't know how I managed the proper combo of heat, mixing, proportions, and timing but possibly the best shaped I've ever produced. Eaters said it was good too. Just ran into photo downloading a bunch of pix.).

December Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning December 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten? -

Social Network Analysis in the public sector

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting application of SNA re: collaboration, transparency, etc. . SAP Innovation: Social Networking at the Service of the French Public Sector | SAP Web 2.0. Alexis Naibo of the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center gave a demonstration of the SNA technology, explaining how it can import data from a wide variety of sources including internal business applications, corporate databases, and external interfaces.

We are social beings

Viv Mcwaters

“Even daydreaming is DOING something!&# Yes, it is. Thanks, David Robinson, for reminding me! And so is talking, about nothing in particular, and everything at once. Who knows what ideas are sparked, what partnerships are forged, what forks in the road are taken? The simple, yet profound, pleasure of conversation is vastly under-rated, I think. Consider my day job – facilitation. When I’m doing my best work as a facilitator I’m enabling conversation.

Tories would favour smaller firms for public service contracts

Social Reporter

A Tory government, if elected this year, would adopt a post-bureacratic approach and change procurement policies for public service to enable smaller firms to bid, according to Stephan Shakespeare. This could produce a “golden age&# for entrepreneurship. He was speaking at the Entrepreneurship Country conference. More here from event organiser Julie Meyer.

2010 Forecasts

Nancy White

I intended to write a blog entry in late December with my predictions for mobile learning in 2010, but somehow never found the time. Since then I have since been reading some other predictions and think they covered most of what I would have said.

My App Gap Posts for December 2009

Portals and KM

Here are my App Gap posts for December. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, The posts began toward the end of January 2008.   In this case, I am primarily doing product commentaries with a few other things thrown in. Below are the ones for December. There will be more in January. PBworks Now Provides Various Flavors of Real-Time Collaboration. RollStream Provides Supplier Community Management and Collaboration.

Obstacles in implementing SECI model in organizations

Taming the spaces

• CONNECTIONS & CULTURE. Individualism : Not knowing how to find, and not wanting to find people with certain competences to socialize knowledge and work together. Closure: Missing networking culture and habit of building personal networks to socialize knowledge and work together across organizational borders. Narrow identity: Difficulty in perceiving simultaneously alignment to two communities, and no sense of the shared community identity across organizational borders.

Collaboration Patterns as Building Blocks for Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

From 4-6 November 2009, the 6th CIRN Community Informatics Conference was held in Prato, Italy. As in previous years , the conference brought together an interesting mix of researchers and practitioners from North and South, discussing ways to effectively use information and communication technologies to foster community building. This year’s theme was “Empowering Communities: Learning from Community Informatics Practice&#. I gave a keynote address at the conference.

Theory and Practice Game Card

Nancy White

Theory and Practice 3. Originally uploaded by bdieu. Too good not to blog this

Brief comments on two recent reviews of Digital Habitat

Digital Habitats

Roy Christopher on Culture, Computers, and Communities: Two Recent Books. Thanks, Roy. I think your point about nature and technology is exactly the point we were trying to make about community and technology: the two are becoming so intertwined that they constitute each other in deep ways. Alice MacGillivray (2009). Book review of Digital Habitats: Stewarding technologies for communities by. Wenger, White and Smith , in Emergence: Complexity and Organization , Vol. 11 (4) pp. 99-104.

Ecology of Embodied Narratives in the Age of Locative Media

Taming the spaces

In Cognitive Philology, Vol 2 (2009). Ecology of Embodied Narratives in the Age of Locative Media and Social Networks: a Design Experiment. Kai Pata, Anatole Pierre Fuksas. Abstract. A Design-based research tested a Hybrid Ecosystem emerging from collaborative storytelling supported by geo-locative technologies and Social Networking Services.