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

Reading is (Still) Fundamental

Evolving Web

recently tweeted this after mulling over the differences I’ve seen while working with various clients. Some of them have practically been begging people to slow down, finish less with higher quality, and to take time out to read.

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List of 12 Top Social Media Podcasts in 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Do you want to know the best social media podcasts for you or just want to increase your podcast listening around Facebook, Twitter, social media, online communities and so on? Here is a list I came up with – you might have more social media podcasts to add to the list. If so, yell out.

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Trending Sources

Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

Alchemy of Change

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

Building an Integrated Social Media Dashboard

The Bumble Bee

I have been looking for way to monitor and track all my websites/blogs plus all my social media accounts (linkedIN, Twitter etc) from a single dashboard. I figured this would be pretty easy - a thing that most people would want to do! Not so - despite the abundance of great social media tools I found it surprisingly difficult to find one which met all my requirements. Social Networking

JackBe Presto Provides Self-Service Business Intelligence on a Mobile Basis

Portals and KM

I have writtten about JackBe several times over the past few years and watched their evolution from a mashup provider to using their technology to support a new wave of business intelligence (see for example, JackBe’s Presto provides Real-Time Intelligence with a Focus on the Business User ).

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More Trending Expands Its Social Email Offering to Include Lotus Notes

Portals and KM provides a cross-platform suite of enterprise collaboration products designed to boost user adoption of dominant enterprise collaboration tools. These include bringing central components of SharePoint into Outlook so people can collaborate on documents within their main flow of work.

Shareable: A Shared Workspace Must Be Built Through Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Skip to Navigation. Register for Free! Login. Shareable. Work & Enterprise. Life & Art. Work & Enterprise. Cities. CivicSystem. Science & Tech. EcoSystem. Search this site: Most Recent. Most Shared. Most Commented. Top Rated. Top DIY. Top tags: videos. how to share. Features. commons.

2012 24

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks: Identity, Graphs, Streams & Social Objects

Collaborative Thinking

I've submitted a proposal for the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Feedback appreciated on the session and if it's worthwhile, indicate so with a "thumbs up". Thanks. link]. . Enterprise 2.0

Got Governance?

Ant's Eyeview Blog

With the new year, you might find yourself cleaning up from 2011. Have you ever cleaned up your processes? Do you find that you have a lot of processes that were necessary at one time and now are abandoned? What happened? Did the need for the process expire? Too often the process is still needed, but the energy behind the adoption and adherence of the process has relaxed.

Why Apple Needs to be More Like IBM

Portals and KM

Mark Fidelman wrote a very spot on article recently, Why Every Company Needs To Be More Like IBM And Less Like Apple. I will not repeat it here and suggest you go to his original. However, I do want to add my own perspective that is driven by both industry observations and personal experience with both companies. Apple created one of the more memorable Super Bowl Ads in 1984.    It portrays IBM as Big Brother controlling the mindless masses and Apple coming to the rescue.

Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

Today was the third annual Community Manager’s Appreciation Day, or #CMAD. The intention of #CMAD is to raise awareness about the role of the Community Manager, and to recognize the hard working women and men who support this role for their organizations. Jeremiah Owyang originally proposed the idea for #CMAD, and has been very active in evangelizing and supporting it since launching 3 years ago.

UN Global Compact: a Global Action Network Case Study

Networking Action

UN Global Compact Executive Head Georg Kell became frustrated with the lack of understanding about how the Compact differs from government agencies. It leads to wrong-thinking about how it should be “run” and what it can and cannot do. He… Net Dev

Quiznos and the Old Business Model

Alchemy of Change

Here’s an interesting NPR story on Quiznos being taken over by private equity firm to avoid bankruptcy. The reason I’m sharing this is that one of the contributing factors behind their fall was their business model, and the exploitive relationship that the company had with its franchise owners. Quiznos — unlike some other fast-food retailers … Continue reading » Google+ Posts Network Strategies franchise networks Quiznos

CleverWorkarounds » The facets of collaboration Part 2–Enter the matrix!

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Skip to content. Skip to menu. Welcome. About. Freebies. Register Log in. The facets of collaboration Part 2–Enter the matrix!

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When Your Members Criticize a Company or Person, Invite Them to Your Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: SmithGreg I recently had a member on one of my communities start a thread to review a book, which he criticized. Most of his review was fair, but there were some parts that I felt were a little harsh. Still, it was appropriate for our community. As an author, I do sympathize with [.]. Community Cultivation Interacting with Members

Collaboration Master Class in London - March 15

Michael Sampson - Currents

I'm delighted to announce that I will be presenting a public master class on collaboration in London on March 15. Martin White at Intranet Focus is organizing the event. Many organisations are finding that gaining long-term measurable benefits from collaborative working is a significant challenge.

When Personal Brands and Corporate Brands Collide

Alchemy of Change

This case brings up some tricky issues around what happens when individuals step forward to represent the organizations they work for in social networks like Twitter and here on Google+. What happens when they leave? There are some great folks on Google+ who happen to work for Google and that position within the company has … Continue reading » Engaging People Google+ Posts alchemyofchange communitymanagement glia Google socialmedia

Snippets - One size fits all Community of Practice?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Archive. /. Snippets. Research of insightful things people say. RANDOM POSTS. Jan 24. One size fits all Community of Practice? Q: Why should there be at least 50 people in a CoP? A: In a typical community, 10% or fewer of the members will tend to post, ask questions, present, etc. If a CoP has only 10 members, that means that only one person will be doing most of the activity.

CoP 12 is 4 Years Old!

Managing Communities

photo credit: barbourians Friday will mark 4 years since the launch of In honor of this occasion, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has been supportive of this site and me. Thank you to those that read this blog, subscribe to it and spread the word by passing along my [.].

Why Collaborate? The Full Infographic is Now Available

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this month, I posted an incomplete infographic looking at reasons why collaboration is a good idea on the Smarter Office blog. It was incomplete because there were six letters on the A-Z that weren't filled out, and I was looking for input from other people on how to complete the A-Z.

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TMSEN12: The Critical Debate


It's almost time for TeachMeet SEN 2012! Last minute tickets available here. Signups for TeachMeet SEN 2012 have gone really well. School, University and Local Authority staff have signed up from across the UK to come along, network, learn and present this Saturday in Leicester.

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun – Happy IBM Anniversary!


Whoahh! Who would have thought about that, eh? Here is this English Language and English Literature BA just going through one of those milestones difficult to achieve in today’s current time and age.

Local democratic participation and parking


I sometimes wonder whether, in late medieval cities, there were disputes about where people left their carts. Car parking is a major issue in contemporary neighbourhoods, and inconsiderate parking infuriates people. Maybe some kinds of personality just get sparked by the very idea of public space, and always have done.

Asking for help

Viv Mcwaters

I quite enjoy helping others. I’m not so good at asking for help. From an improv perspective it’s like making offers – asking for help is making an offer to the world. And boy, does it pay back big time. Those of you reading this blog recently will know I’m in foreign parts designing a biggish two-day event. Those of you who know me well will know that I’m never satisfied, always looking for new (and rediscovering forgotten) ideas.

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Summary Listing

Portals and KM

Here is a listing of my notes on Lotusphere 2012 that have been posted so far. I was very pleased to be back again after last year with support from IBM. I think that IBM has made great progress in furthering social business in ths past year. I have a few session notes to do and will add them to this list rather than do a new post. Here  Here is a complete listing of my notes from last year’s Lotusphere 2011. Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session.

Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect


As more and more blog posts are starting to come along sharing further insights on some of the major highlights from the recent IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 events held last week in Orlando, Florida, I guess it’s now time for me to start sharing my two cents on what both events were like, what I learned, what I thought were some pretty interesting developments and happenings, as well as a bunch of other tidbits that I think would prove useful to share over here in this blog.

‘Open space rewards consensus and punishes dissent’

Jenny Connected

Dave Snowden made a number of provocative statements in his presentation to Week 17 of ChangeMooc , but ‘open space leads to consensus’ and ‘consensus is rewarded, dissent is punished’ were two that caught my attention. As with all such statements, they have to be taken in context.

Why Use Collaboration Tools?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Following on from the Why Collaborate? infographic , I've just posted on a different question - Why use collaboration tools? : ". given the realities of business and organizational life today, the nature of collaboration has changed.

Action, complexity and a centre

Chris Corrigan

Just coming off an Art of Hosting with friends Tenneson Woolf, Caitlin Frost and Teresa Posakony. Something Tenneson said on our last day as we were hunkering down to do some action planning, has stayed with me. He said something like “it is easy to create actions that go off in a million different directions, but much more sensible to create actions that come from a common centre.

Announcing “Community Secret Sauce”: a Panel Discussion 1/31 in SF

Online Community Strategy

Join me next Wednesday, January 31st, in San Francisco for the “Community Secret Sauce” panel discussion. The event is part of the #OCTribe meetup series that Susan Tenby hosts, and these events are always a fun and informative time. Joining me will be Thor Muller from Get Satisfaction , Rachel Luxemburg from Adobe and Gail Ann Williams from & The Well. We will each be sharing “Secret Sauce” examples for online community success.

‘Open space rewards consensus and punishes dissent’

Jenny Connected

Dave Snowden made a number of provocative statements in his presentation to Week 17 of ChangeMooc , but ‘open space leads to consensus’ and ‘consensus is rewarded, dissent is punished’ were two that caught my attention. As with all such statements, they have to be taken in context.

Watching videos together in a Google Hangout with CPsquare

Learning Alliances

This is cross-posted from … My fellow-conspirator Sylvia Currie posted a reflection on her blog , too.

The Tribulations of Business Travelling with Delta Airlines


Now that Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 are both behind us, and what a truly amazing experience that was altogether!, it’s time for me to come back to the blog and resume those regular blogging activities as before, once again. Lots to share and lots more to talk about!

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Viv Mcwaters

I’m in a foreign country, working with my client, to prepare for a two-day facilitated event with 150 or so people from multiple countries and organisations. While many things are familiar, I’m very conscious that I’m not at home.