6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media. and trust me I’ve heard them all – are: We know our customers, we don’t need to listen to them online. I prefer to talk to my customers face to face. We don’t need/have new customers (closed system).

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


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Trending Sources

Writing as Giving

Alchemy of Change

We make our writing a gift when it comes from the heart rather than from the ego. Featured Soul

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

Source of image (see Footnote). This week I have lost my wonderful personal trainer who has been coming to me twice a week for the past three years or so.

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Blog>> The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook - now available for pre-ordering

Green Chameleon

My next book, co-authored with Nick Milton is now available for pre-ordering on Amazon! “ The Knowledge Manager’s Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Embedding Effective Knowledge Management in Your Organization ” will be published by Kogan Page in April 2016.

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Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Forward

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier in this series: 1 – Your Future with SharePoint? Looking Back. Looking Forward.

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Viv Mcwaters

Have you ever been to an event that is talking about being one thing while being something else ? For example, a conference about innovation that uses well-established, mainstream and predictable processes?

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Nieuwe publicatie: Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken

Making CommunitySense

Onlangs verschenen: A. de Moor (2015). Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken. Bol, T. Cornet (eds.), Stadse Boeren voor Leefbaarheid: De Kracht van Groene Lijm , De Conceptenbouwers, Den Bosch. ISBN 978-90-823832-0-1. Abstract: Stadslandbouw is helemaal in. Stadse boeren hebben een sterk gevoel bij een globale beweging te horen. Deze ‘sense of community’ is een belangrijke noodzakelijke voorwaarde om iets te kunnen bereiken.

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Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. Scary, illuminating, real. Welcome to the Matrix/Minority Report. No wonder Woolworths don’t bother with a Twitter account. That’s for low level customer service stuff.

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The Untold Costs of Social Networking


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Medusa and the Evolution of Human Consciousness

Alchemy of Change

A horrifying nightmare leads to a new understanding of the story of Medusa, as metaphor for the evolution of human consciousness. Featured Soul

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Exploring the Divided Brain – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 1 (am)

Jenny Connected

During this course, run by Field & Field , Iain McGilchrist spoke to us twice a day, for an hour and a half at the start of the day and an hour and three quarters in the late afternoon, although these times were flexible and usually ran over.

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Blog>> Putting Stories to Work: Shawn Callahan’s New Book on Business Storytelling

Green Chameleon

Whenever I have a conversation with Shawn Callahan I come away feeling stimulated and enriched. We have a way of riffing off each other’s ideas and insights in a completely delightful way. It’s like taking a journey of discovery together.

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Identifying international knowledge partnerships

Net-Map Toolbox

With my colleagues Kerstin Tebbe and Bruno Laporte I just had an interesting design conversation for a session in which they want to help the members of a water basin commission better understand with whom they have knowledge exchange partnerships.

The Importance of Team Game Plans and RAPPORT

The Bumble Bee

Team Game Plans are essential when team is faced with a new and challenging task , such as a business simulation game.

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Societal Change Systems Versus Production Systems

Networking Action

Distinguishing between Societal Change Systems (SCSs) and Production Systems (PSs) is the new frontier in large systems change work. The distinction provides enormous operational advantages to address scale.

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies. That first printing had sold well, and with only 50 copies left to sell, I could just order another print run or alternatively write a second edition.

Bring your meetings to life in 2016 – February workshop dates announced

Viv Mcwaters

It’s a whole new year, and a great opportunity to come to one of my Creative Facilitation workshops – still at 2015 prices. . Where? Parkville, Melbourne. February 25 and 26. How much? $440 440 per person for two days (if you book 3 or more people) or $700 for a single registration.

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Study: Answering Complaints in Online Forums Boosts Consumer Advocacy More Than Any Other Customer Service Channel

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Research

How Often Should I Post on Facebook? #FBO

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I POST ON FACEBOOK? I wish I had a licorice allsort for every time this is asked in a social media workshop or a conference.

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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star


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Seeing Deeply Through the Medium of Technology

Alchemy of Change

As medium has become message, we must learn to see more deeply, beyond our distracted, glassy reflections. Featured Soul

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If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

The second keynote at the Networked Learning Conference 2016 was presented by Sian Bayne. The title of her keynote was Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning , which she framed around the question ‘Do we need other ways to think about networked learning space?’.

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The 1-minute guide to Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’

e-Moderation Station

Image by cleandesu. This 1-minute guide (briefly) explores the areas of Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’ for teachers. It follows on from my previous post – The 1-minute guide to plagiarism. Copyright and the Internet.

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New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand

Making CommunitySense

Just published: A. de Moor (2015). Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand. In Proc. of the 12th Prato Community Informatics Research Network Conference, November 9-11, 2015, Prato, Italy , pp.51-64. ISBN 978-0-9874652-4-5. Abstract. Society consists of a web of interconnected communities. A large body of research and practice exists on how to make communities work.

Launch Offer: Get Ken Thompson's 4 Systematic Guides for the price of 1

The Bumble Bee

To celebrate the official launch of my Systematic Guides to Management and Leadership, for a very limited period I am discounting each of the 4 books by 75% off their retail price of £15 (or dollar/euro equivalent). Team Leadership Development

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Societal Change Systems: A Framework to Address Wicked Problems

Networking Action

Issues such as climate change, poverty, sustainable agriculture, and health care are described as wicked, messy, complex, and multi-level: they involve many hundreds of o rganizations at a national level; at a global level this easily increases to many thousands. … Net Dev

Then the Footsteps Came

Michael Sampson - Currents

Along the icy road we drove, To the hospital for 9am, an appointment to keep. But when we arrived she was underway. And so we waited, and she swayed. Swaying through the morning, we waited for the child. Been here ten times before, knowing what to do.

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‘Easy and safe’ is over-rated

Viv Mcwaters

Working with groups generates lots of dynamics. I want to focus on the dynamic between the facilitator and the group. There’s a long held position about facilitation that the facilitator needs to make the task easy for the group, and to create a safe space. I disagree. When I’m tired, feeling a bit vulnerable, and wanting to be cared for I relish the easy choice in a restaurant of the chef ‘just bringing food’ I don’t want to make choices, or decisions.

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Degas in New Orleans - What if Gauguin Came Also

Portals and KM

I am reading an interesting book, Degas in New Orleans. It was a thoughtful gift from Alex Zinner. Degas came to New Orleans at a formative period in his art. He was still looking for his major themes that solidified later. During the trip he produced a number of significant works.

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How the Australian TV Code of Practice creates Media Trolls and #Socialmedia response #ACA9

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares On December 1st, 2015, the updated Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice (2015) came into play. And oh boy did it come into play. From two little lines, two little changes… 3.4.2

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Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


. Can you have too many conversations at work?

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Alchemy of Change’s New Focus: the Soul

Alchemy of Change

I'm now resuscitating Alchemy of Change with a new focus on exploring the Soul. Announcements Featured Soul soul

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Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

Jenny Connected

In a couple of weeks I will present a paper with Jutta Pauschenwein at the 10 th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, which is very convenient as it is less than half an hour from my home. I think this image below will be the first slide of our presentation, but we are still working on it.

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