Sat.Apr 21, 2012 - Fri.Apr 27, 2012

The Gift and Curse of Social Reading and What It Could Do to Books

Alchemy of Change

"Social reading" centers not so much on the joy of reading or pursuit of knowledge, but a desire to build social capital on social networks. And now, it's coming to books. Media Amazon books influence Kindle Fire media Pew publishing reading Shirky social books social reading

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You Are Not Perfect! Live With It


I really like Inc. I mean, I really heart it. I discovered it by pure chance a few weeks back and I am now completely hooked up to it, mostly not only because of the top quality articles, publications, videos, etc.

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#fslt12 MOOC – Registration

Jenny Connected

Although the development of the First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education MOOC is still a work in progress, the course is now open for Registration – [link]. ‘First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ is a free online course, which will run from 21 May to 22 June 2012 , and will introduce new and aspiring lecturers to teaching and professional development in higher education.

Community reporting grows up with its own Institute

Social Reporter

Good to see another burst of energy from the Manchester-based People’s Voice Media , with the launch of their Institute of Community Reporters, and also a European Network for community reporters. In a news release Gary Copitch, PVM’s Chief Executive says: “We now have over 1000 reporters on the database from across the UK and a further 600 across Europe so it seems to make sense to develop the network and recognise the achievement of the reporters.”

A Big System Organizing Method

Networking Action

We need new methodologies to develop networks. Our usual tools of interviews, mapping, dialogues and the growing range of meeting processes can’t deliver the scale and handle the complexity that characterize many of the pressing issues of today. And they’re … Net Dev GFI mapping

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If We Had a Better Story Could We Tell the Truth?

How to Save the World

violet green swallow playing with a feather; photo by Chris Maynard. R ecently, to my surprise, it’s become more acceptable to tell the grim truth about our civilization.

How to Make Decisions about Decision-Making

The Bumble Bee

It has been said that how a team decides how to decide is the most important decision it will make.

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Social Media Influencers – What would you do? @spotus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I occasionally see a campaign that I think is important but I can see they aren’t going around it the right way. Like this Spot.US cyclist story. Spot.Us is a site where journalists can post up that they want to write a story, what the story is about, and then the community funds it.

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Social Learning in the 90s: A Use Case

Portals and KM

Social learning in a big deal now. See for example, my review of The New Social Learning. Most people it has been around since the cave people but new social tools have opened up new possibilities. Here is a story from the 1990s on that was built the precursors to these social tools. A large health insurance organization was changing their IT platform to web-based and, more importantly, moving to a proactive customer service business model away from the traditional transaction model.

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“Managing Online Forums” Turns 4 Years Old

Managing Communities

Saturday will mark four years since the official publication date of my book, “Managing Online Forums.” ” I wrote the other day that one of the things I love most, as someone who has been managing online communities for 12 years and regularly writes about those experiences, is when people utilize my strategies in a thoughtful [.]. Managing Online Forums (Book

Should I Work For Free?

Michelle Laurie

Shouting out to all the consultants in the world, have you been asked to work for free? Do you sometimes ask others to work for free?

2012 11

Bank Transfer Day

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

One woman, Kristen, got miffed with banks and created Bank Transfer Day, November 5th 2011 which led to 600,000 people changing their bank to a credit union, 16% of business loans shifting to Mutuals/Credit Unions. Ariana Huffington has started MoveYourMoney and others are following suit.

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Alfresco Now Offers Cloud-based Open Source Document Management

Portals and KM

Alfresco started in 2005 and has been offering open enterprise content management (ECM) to an increasing number of clients to where they are now the largest open source content management company in the world.

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Things I Love as a Community Manager Who Writes About Community Management

Managing Communities

photo credit: Lhopfan I’ve been writing about online community management for a long time. I started writing my book in 2003, launched this blog in 2008 and published the book in that year, as well. Before the blog, I wrote about the topic sporadically elsewhere, including SitePoint. I love community management and I care about [.]. Thinking

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The $100,000 3D4D Challenge – aided by machines that re-make themselves

Social Reporter

Until a few weeks ago I confess that I didn’t know much about 3D printing … and was amazed when William Hoyle told me about a printer that could reproduce itself. Well, most of itself. Would I like to go and interview the inventor? Yes indeed.

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PERTH: Social Media Training Course April 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’ll be teaching a couple of 1/2 day step by step social media course in Perth on 27th April, 2012 while I’m there for the #Media140 conference. Please let me know if you are coming along!

The Tribulations of Customer Service with Opera


Rebooting democracy

Chris Corrigan

It happens on every scale. A community, a nation, a people becomes bitterly divided on an issue and the civic conversation deteriorates to become nasty, rhetorically or physically violent and entrenched. Suspicion arises on every side and distrust, camps, territory and accusations fly. Perhaps someone launches a lawsuit, someone else accuses someone of unethical behavior. People who come forward to help are shot down if they can’t be pinned down.

The $100,000 3D4D Challenge – aided by machines that re-make themselves

Social Reporter

Until a few weeks ago I confess that I didn’t know much about 3D printing … and was amazed when William Hoyle told me about a printer that could reproduce itself. Well, most of itself. Would I like to go and interview the inventor? Yes indeed.

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The theatre of meetings

Viv Mcwaters

Imagine for a moment you are at a play. You’re sitting comfortably. You’ve admired the set on stage. There’s an air of expectation, then the lights dim. The action starts. You marvel at the performers and their ability to connect with you, as if you are the only person in the audience – and they can’t even see you. How do they do that? Intermission arrives. Then Act 2.

Social Media Marketing May Need to Adjust Measurement

Portals and KM

Adobe has released second Adobe® D i g i t a l I n dex report, which provides marketing, e-commerce and retail executives with digital marketing data. The research looked at how marketers measure the impact of website traffic from major social media sites. The most common measure of impact is the last-click attribution. However, this may cause marketers to undervalue social media’s website impact by up to 94 percent.

The Connection Between Metadata, Social Tools, and Personal Productivity (Christian Buckley, Axceler) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Christian Buckley from Axceler is talking about the connection between metadata, social tools, and personal productivity. Note that Christian is one of the co-authors of Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Creating and Implementing Real-World Projects. Key points: - is a Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP. Before Exceler, was at Microsoft. Prior to that was a consultant, involved in start-ups, etc. question: how productive are your end users on SharePoint? -.

Collection agencies invading hospitals?!?

Endless Knots

I'm not happy to report that I've spent an inordinate amount of time inside hospitals in the past few years. Which means I've seen some pretty weird stuff go down -- everything from watching a transportation aide nearly toppling a. Hospitals

Getting something back from baby boomers before they go


I was at a Building Futures debate last night at the RIBA, part of their investigation into ‘how cities adapt to the changing requirements of an ageing population’. Among the speakers were Alan Hatton-Yeo of the Beth Johnson Foundation , and Indy Johar of 00.   I just want to note here a couple of points that Indy made which struck me as particularly important.

Presentation: Developing the Next Generation of IdeaStorm

Online Community Strategy

These are my slides from the Intranet Reloaded Conference in Berlin on April 17th. My presentation was on the evolution of Dell’s IdeaStorm open innovation community. Tagged: ideas , ideastorm , open innovation , social business , social media.

Beyond Sharing: Reimagining the Digital Newsroom with SharePoint (Chad Schorr, Associated Press) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chad Schorr from Associated Press is talking about reimagining the digital newsroom with SharePoint. The AP built a new editorial approach on SharePoint for publishing news. Three themes: - SharePoint can be used for your tier 1 mission critical applications. You can run your business on SharePoint. SharePoint is a foundation for solutions. Get creative and don't feel confined. SharePoint is "Office Server" (the server for Office).

Moxie Spaces Enhances Customer Engagement

Portals and KM

I have written Moxie before see ( Moxie Provides a Social Workspace Through Employees Spaces ). Recently I spoke with their CEO, Tom Kelly, about their latest offering. Spaces converges customer communications with employee collaboration into a single offering that I think is a great idea.

The messages of front doors


I’ve been out helping to deliver leaflets this weekend, as the local elections are coming up, and been really surprised at the proportion of homes near me that send stern messages to anyone approaching. Many are open from the pavement and I could wheel the baby buggy up to the door, but others stack up the barriers and disincentives.

Facilitation in pictures

Viv Mcwaters

In March I was delighted to facilitate a workshop at the Malaysian Facilitators’ Conference in Kuala Lumpur. And yesterday, “The world is getting smaller and smaller”, wrote a friend in an email. “Recently I contracted an artist for a project and saw this on her blog.”

Keynote Panel: Real-World SharePoint Governance (Share 2012, Atlanta)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the final SharePoint content session for the day, Jeremy Thake (AvePoint) is hosting a panel discussion with Richard Harbridge, Sarah Haase, Susan Hanley, and Adam Quinn. Question 1. Define governance in 140 characters or less. Susan: IT assurance, user guidance. Richard: required to get the most out of SharePoint. Adam: the balance between what users want, and what the technology offers. Sarah: define plan, revise the plan, do the plan. Question 2. What drove the need for a governance plan?

5 days left for early bird special…

Michelle Laurie

Learning the Basics at 2011 Graphic Facilitation Workshop 'Rosviz11'. Are you looking for inspiration ? Want to get creative ? Would you like to learn how to engage the people you work with using visuals? You can!!!

Images of Interior of Western Mountains at Samos Island

Portals and KM

I went with the same mountain climbers that I did the jeep tour that I posted on yesterday. Except one of the original guys was not available so the girl friend, Myrto of the other guy, Goerge Mathea, came to translate, She speaks excellent English. You can see them in the first and last pictures.

What is your learning edge?

Viv Mcwaters

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut. We now know it’s not enough to just bring our brains to work. The difficult issues we’re asked to explore require us to access and apply our whole intelligence to problem-solving, creativity and innovation, especially in the face of global and local social and environmental issues. And it can be hard work.

Start to Finish: Constructing a Successful Roadmap for SharePoint (Mary Ann Lorkowski, Diebold) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mary Ann Lorkowski from Diebold is talking about the implementation of SharePoint, and the role of a SharePoint roadmap. Mary Ann has been working with SharePoint technologies for over 6 years. SharePoint has become a full-blown collaboration platform. - Has also experienced how hard it is to implement, plan, and make SharePoint a success. many people talk about "the SharePoint implementation." What does that mean? there's a lot of different parts - where do you start?). -