Sat.Oct 04, 2008 - Fri.Oct 10, 2008

The Tilburg University student portal at a glance

Making CommunitySense

Some information on the Tilburg University student portal, which was launched on September 30, 2008 : Students target group page. The Tilburg University web site has dedicated information pages for the various target groups, including students, lecturers, and prospective students.

Green Chameleon » The Book of the Cards

Green Chameleon

We've followed through on our KM Method Cards by publishing a “how to” guidebook on 24 of the most useful techniques and approaches in the Method Cards pack. We got it from the printer on Wednesday and launched it at the KM Singapore

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Clash of generations

Joitske Hulsebosch

Via Steve Bridger I found this cartoon on the clash of generations on the Geek and Poke blog. On my Dutch blog I wrote the story about the train where a girl was looking for the women's toilet. I told her the toilet in front of her was for everyone.

Online Community Summit, flocking to Sonoma

Connectable Dots

a sonoma evening photo from another year , originally uploaded by fotogail. Four years ago I photographed these waves of birds at OCS 2004… and now I’m back for 2008.

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Waking up to the economics of networked learning

Ken Carroll

. Via Stephen Downe s, Judy Breck believes, and I agree, that the economic crunch will speed the advent of network learnin g.

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Lean manufacturing and services - My Wikipedia edit

Governance in a Networked World

I couldn't resist it. I was having a quick scan of the wikipedia entry on Lean Manufacturing and came across a paragraph on how Lean Manufacturing was now being used for service management. I haven't been a big fan of taking manufacturing business models into the people centric services industry. These cross discipline applications from manufacturing tend to either forget people or treat them as just another cog in the machine.

The Family our most reliable employment agency, banker, insurance company and pension fund

Green Chameleon

This is the second of 5 posts on how relationships will have to trump transactions if we are to make it through the next decade. The premise being that it is our social networks that have the best chance of sustaining us and that social software in the end will have a huge role to play.

List of 50 Knowledge Management Blogs

Joitske Hulsebosch

Following the referrals to my blog I found this list of 50 KM blogs. Hard for me, as I'm trying to keep my bloglist under 50, but I'm already at 90. If it is more than 50, I get discouraged to read them, and it starts to feel like an additional duty. And that's not what I want. So maybe I should change my bloglist to this 50? Anyhow, a useful reference for people who learn through reading blogs and want to learn about the field of Knowledge Management.

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Online Customer Experience – What is Going On?

Portals and KM

What are consumers saying about the web? A recent Harris Interactive survey highlights trends in online transactions and the opportunities for companies that focus on improving these online customer experiences. It was sponsored by Tealeaf. The survey focused on consumer transactions on shopping, banking, travel and insurance websites. It was conducted in early August 2008 with over two thousand participants.

The Secrets of CEOs

Collaborative Thinking

I just finished reading an advance US manuscript of ‘The Secrets of CEOs - 150 Global Chief Executives lift the lid on business, life and leadership’ by Steve Tappin, who is a managing partner in the global CEO & board practice of Heidrick & Struggles, and Andrew Cave, a leading English financial journalist. The book

Mapping out your access to the real credit system

Green Chameleon

Thanks to Ross Mayfield for this model that looks like the work also of Valdis Krebs.

Connectivism squares with our experience

Ken Carroll

This week was an exciting one for us - ChinesePod published lesson number 1,000. Around all these learning objects we have had tens of thousands of conversation threads, questions, answers, and comments. There are some serious connections getting formed out there. Meanwhile, there is some real energy in the edublogosphere concerning this course in connectivism. So, what about ChinesePod from a connectivist perspective?

Another Knowledge Management Blogs List

Portals and KM

In an explorative study about Knowledge Management weblogs Pumacy Technologies AG has been analyzing active knowledge management blogs by comparing figures from August 2008. Pumacy Technologies AG is solution provider for knowledge, process and innovation management. They wrote to me that they are undertaking a study to explore the potential of Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management. Their first step is a systematic survey of private and commercial blogs that cover knowledge management.

Data Mining for Networks of Terrorists

TNT - The Network Thinker

This week the Department of Homeland Security received the results from a study by the National Research Council [ full report ] that the DHS funded. The study's conclusion: data mining for terrorists does not work and it invades the privacy of innocent citizens.

The Credit Crisis and Social Software - Part 1 - Why we need a return to credit based on social relationships

Green Chameleon

I have been quiet recently because events are so terrible that I wanted to be ready to offer some thoughts that might really help. Here is the first of a series that will, I hope, help you see why we are in such a jam now and why social software may offer us a a healthy and sustainable way out.

Incredibly Dull: Three Types of Knowledge Workers

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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Generations

Portals and KM

You know you've been touched by a powerful idea or theory when it keeps coming back to mind, and begging you to apply its perspective to other ideas you encounter or read about. I've been touched by the Strauss and Howe theory of generations. Deb Gilburg, of the Gilburg Leadership Institute introduced the idea (first described in the 1991 book Generations ) to a recent meeting of our local idea network Gennova.

Incredibly Dull: The Alternatives to Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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In uncertain times, Enterprise 2.0 takes the stage

Green Chameleon

For many people the positioning of Enterprise 2.0 as a cost reduction engine is not new. Complexity reduction, efficiency increases and fast response times have been the cornerstone of many Enterprise Social Software pitches in the last 5 years. Enterprise software spending has recently crashed. Companies such as SAP, headquartered in Waldorf Germany, have recently issued earnings warnings , which illustrate how dramatically enterprise application spending has dipped in just a few weeks.

paying attention

Social Abacus

Max made an interesting comment today, citing HP's Social Computing Lab's study , reinforcing his longstanding belief that attention is the currency of user contribution. It made me think about all the ways we pay-- and can be paid attention, and how we can convey it with varying degrees of depth. We can visit, view, and look; or, we can interact, participate, engage. One of the most notable complements to any web technology is the ability to quantify it transparently.

My App Gap Posts for September 2008

Portals and KM

Here are my App Gap posts for September. In addition to the Fast Forward blog (see side bar for links), I am writing in another Corante blog, the App Gap, sponsored by QuickBase, 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 September. There will be more in October. RatePoint Provides Enterprise Reputation Management Solutions. Joblogs – Enterprise 2.0 CRM for Service Companies.

Political Patterns on Amazon

TNT - The Network Thinker

This week, I am blogging on one of the Amazon blogs -- Omnivoracious. Multiple people are posting about various approaches on how book purchases relate to the upcoming 2008 US presidential election. I am grateful to be included with such experts as John Zogby, Bill Bishop, and Andrew Gelman. Each of us has a different approach for how to mine Amazon data for interesting insights. Here are my two current posts. intro & book maps. Enjoy

Awareness Report Shows Significant Rise in Enterprise Social Media - Will It Continue?

Green Chameleon

Here is another of the growing reports on research that indicates enterprise 2.0 is on the rise. Recently Awareness released a report on “ Trends and Best Practices in Adopting Web 2.0 in 2008.&# It shows that social media initiatives are on are increasing and continue to evolve. There is a focus on the deeper and broader integration of Web 2.0 technologies with other enterprise systems, enabling greater participation from both internal and external audiences.

sins of listening

Social Abacus

I've always thought I had good hearing, but lately I've noticed (or have been told), my hearing is dwindling. FYI - my theory is I'm highly sensitive to noise (aka a superhearer) and thus have a lot of interference when it comes to discerning the signal. So naturally, I compensate for it by pretending I hear, doing some fuzzy (desperate) interpretation to make sense out of a blur of words and tone, and impulsively respond. I'm usually pretty off-the-mark.

Wikis in Knowledge Management at Law Firms – Part Two: Sharepoint Example

Portals and KM

As mentioned in my last post, I recently attended an event on knowledge management and web 2.0 held at a major Boston law firm for people who work in knowledge management at legal firms. I served on a panel, Blogging as Knowledge Management. Here are my notes on the second part of the following session on wikis in knowledge management. It covers a Sharepoint example. This firm already had Sharepoint which offers a wiki so they made use of this option.

Current Research: Online Community Culture

Online Community Report

The Online Community Research Network is kicking off our next research project to study how online community cultures form, what factors effect change, and how hosts maintain a desired culture. We have found that the best source of information about community best practice and strategy comes from the collective experience of real-world practitioners. If you would like to participate in the study, you can find the research survey here: [link].

Organising Knowledge » New Taxonomy Websites

Green Chameleon

Two recently established taxonomy websites worth tracking and adding to your blog feeds: Dow Jones Synaptica has been running a team blog called Synaptica Central since August and is building up a nice regular pattern of posts with some

the new beast of editing

Social Abacus

Yesterday I was obsessed with the idea of editing. Who are the new editors with democratized publication? What is their role? What are the varied ways editing manifests online, beyond the literal editing of a Wikipedia entry? A colleague offered up the idea of Twittering links to popular news as an example, be it an annoying one. I was thinking of it more in terms of collaborative filtering as a new mode of editing, a transformed mode.

Wikis in Knowledge Management at Law Firms – Part One: ThoughtFarmer Example

Portals and KM

I recently attended an event on knowledge management and web 2.0 held at a major Boston law firm for people who work in knowledge management at legal firms. I served on a panel, Blogging as Knowledge Management. Jack Vinson, who also served on the panel covered our session in his post, NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008 in Boston , so I defer to him. I tend to get caught up in the conversation and find it hard to blog a session that I am involved with.

WOMMA Publishes Influencer Handbook…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Influencers are more than a passing interest to me…generally speaking I don’t take projects that aren’t about reaching out and connecting with influencers as part of a community strategy. Some time back, WOMMA approached myself, Brad Fay of Keller Fay and Steve Hershberger of Comblu about being co-chairs of the Influencer Committee within WOMMA.

Organising Knowledge>> New Taxonomy Websites

Green Chameleon

Two recently established taxonomy websites worth tracking and adding to your blog feeds: Dow Jones Synaptica has been running a team blog called Synaptica Central since August and is building up a nice regular pattern of posts with some good material and resource links – including some very nice posts from Taxonomy Bootcamp. Mark Schneider has been blogging on Sharepoint implementations and taxonomy since July this year.

chasing engagement

Social Abacus

Someone accused me of being like the Music Man when I suggested there are meaningful metrics that tap into the value in a conversation. Sadly, there is a lot of black magic out there in the form of widely variant algorithms for things like influence, engagement, and even less buzzy constructs like sentiment. But the constructs we're chasing exist; it's the methods that are misaligned. You don't necessarily need to add, or even use every variable available simply because you can.

Update on St. Louis Restaurants.

Portals and KM

I did a post, St. Louis Restaurants: A Local’s Favorites thanks to input form Stan Garfield. He sent me an update recently. Chili: OT Hodge Chili Parlor (chain) is no longer open. However. He replaced it with two new ones from Triple D on the Food Network. Sweetie Pie's – from city guid e – “Robin Montgomery is the ''sweetie'' behind the melt-in-your-mouth soul food at Sweetie Pie's.

WOMMA Publishes Influencer Handbook…

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Influencers are more than a passing interest to me…generally speaking I don’t take projects that aren’t about reaching out and connecting with influencers as part of a community strategy. Some time back, WOMMA approached myself, Brad Fay of Keller Fay and Steve Hershberger of Comblu about being co-chairs of the Influencer Committee within WOMMA.