2014

The Rise of Trollmarketing and Trashtweeting on Business Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Using trolling as a marketing campaign on social media. Advertising used to be so polite. Well except when it wasn’t. When Apple ripped into IBM with the Superbowl 1984 Ad, it was a shocker to the world. And unusual.

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Working Out Loud with Google Plus – Part Deux

Elsua

One of the themes around both Social and Open Business I have grown rather fond of over the course of the last 2 to 3 years is that one of Working Out Loud (Other related topics would be as well narrating your work or observable work , a.k.a. owork ).

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The Rhizome as a Metaphor for Learning in a MOOC

Jenny Connected

This is the first in a series of 4 blog posts which Frances Bell and Jenny Mackness have written in preparation for a presentation that we will give at the ALTMOOCSIG conference – MOOCs – Which Way Now? on Friday June 27 th . Source of image: Sylvano Bussoti.

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Top teams understand the 4 different types of Teamwork in Nature

The Bumble Bee

What do we mean by "Teamwork"? We often talk about Teamwork as if its a singular thing however in nature there are 4 different types - each of which have a very precise meaning. I call these Solowork, Crowdwork, Groupwork and Teamwork itself.

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Guiding your network weaving: Net-Map training in DC (June 27-28)

Net-Map Toolbox

At our trainings you dive into using Net-Map in your own context pretty quickly. Last fall one of our participants actually took a break from the map he was drawing because it made him realize that he had to make a few phone calls to some key influencers that he had not been quite aware of.

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Changing with technology: the example of collaborating with slack

Joitske Hulsebosch

I find it fascinating to see how our habits change (or don''t change at all!) driven by new technologies.

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Collaborating Across Borders: Five Keys to Creating Powerful Partnerships

Partnering Resources

Collaborating across borders. If this dog and cat can do it, so can we. Image by Hannah W on flickr. Several weeks ago, a distraught vice president called. His organization had just been restructured and he had just received ownership for two new divisions.

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The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization – Part 1: Highlights

Portals and KM

Jane McConnell, Netstrategy/JMC, has recently published her excellent annual report, The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization. Jane conducted her 8 th annual survey of organizations and had 314 respondents.

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16 Tips for Using #hashtags HINT: You’re doing it wrong :P #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If you create content and don’t use a hashtag you are passing it through OWNED media (your subscribers) but it rarely escapes into EARNED media (other people who would be interested. Try adding a hashtag or two that you know people use and monitor and see how it resonates.

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Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

Elsua

Back in the day, when I was just getting started with my early days around social computing evangelism, I must confess that I used to think that people who didn’t have a social profile in all of the major social networking tools out there just didn’t get it. You know, you had to have a profile out there all over the place. Silly me. I guess it was my inner self trying to rebel against that good old notion of people saying one thing and doing something completely different.

ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

Jenny Connected

Al Filreis’ Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) open course/Coursera MOOC has started again today. This is the third iteration of this course. I didn’t catch it first time around, but I did complete the course last year (2013).

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New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs

The Bumble Bee

According to a new Deloitte Australia report, The Collaborative Economy, overlong meetings, distractions and failed projects are costing their economy $5.4 billion per annum.

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Is perfect really perfect?

Net-Map Toolbox

Perfection is the dead end road that leads to a castle with closed doors (picture copyright by wiseGeek). It has become fashionable in job interviews to ask applicants about their greatest weakness.

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Assess Impact in Complex Environments

Networking Action

A big challenge people are always asking me about is how to measure impact when many organizations and people are involved and when success depends on flexibly changing course in response to learning what works. They are characteristics of complex … Blog M&E complexity

Where ‘YES!’ leads

Viv Mcwaters

Early mornings are not my best time. People I used to work with joked that no-one should talk to me before 10 am. Bit rough, I reckon.

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Use and Adoption of IBM Connections – A Survey

Michael Sampson - Currents

I am running a research survey on how organizations are using IBM Connections. The survey has 17 questions, spread across four pages: – Demographics and Current State of Connections. – Current and Forecasted Use of IBM Connections. – Upgrading to Connections 5.0. – Satisfaction, Value, and Next Steps. On the front page of the survey it says: “ IBM Connections is a widely used collaboration and social business platform.

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Blog>> Knowledge Audit Infographic Poster

Green Chameleon

Here’s our latest infographic poster (formatted for A2 printing) on our knowledge audit process. We also have a video tutorial on the process here. Let us know if you have any questions! Download the full-size poster here (2MB file

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Four Rules of Leadership for Tough Times

Partnering Resources

Thank you cards sent to leader Irene Brank after the division closed. The leaders knew bad news was coming as early as 2002. As with many other companies, First Allmerica Financial had been damaged by the post-9/11 stock market plunge.

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Teaching with mobile devices: FAQs [part 1]

e-Moderation Station

There is a good reason for my 3 month blogging hiatus. Since January, work has taken me to Chile for 2 weeks, Egypt for a week, India for 3 weeks, and Moscow for a week.

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RSS Extensions for Browsers & Social Media Dashboards

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

RSS Extensions to Omnibox/URL box for Browsers (for my students). This is what you want in your browser right? sometimes it’s IN the URL box (Chrome for example), sometimes its on the buttons of the menu bar (IE for example).

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Social Connections VI – From Adoption to Adaptation, from Enablement into Engagement, while #WOLWeek Kicks Off

Elsua

My goodness! Can you believe it’s now a bit over 5 months since I left IBM and moved on to my next adventure as a trusted advisor around Social Business and Digital Transformation? Yes, I know, me neither! It’s just gone so fast it’s been a bit of a challenge keeping up with the pace into this whole new life of being an independent freelancer.

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ALTMOOCSIG Conference: MOOCs – Which way now?

Jenny Connected

MOOCs – Which way now? This was the question for the ALTMOOCSIG day conference (Friday June 27 th ) which was hosted at UCL. As an independent consultant and researcher, I have to think carefully about where to invest my time and resources.

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The Tenth Anniversary of Portals and KM Blog

Portals and KM

On May 2, 2004 I did my first posts. There were three, Is KM the Killer App for Portals ?, Some good articles on blogs and blogs on blog s, and I s RSS TNBT ? Recently, I passed 808359 page views and had done over 3858 posts.

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Become an expert Net-Map facilitator: Next training in DC June 27-28

Net-Map Toolbox

We are are planning 2 Net-Map workshops in Washington DC this year. There are some more workshops planned in other parts of the world (e.g. Kenya in May and Pakistan in April)– so stay tuned.

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Part 2: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 described global energy as a change system with five subsystems. The question was then asked: “What makes a (sub) system successful?” and “What must it do well, in order to realize its change goal?” Academically, these questions lead … Change

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The meaning of words

Viv Mcwaters

Musing over the meaning of these words – play, playfulness, game, activity, ice-breaker and warm-up – I invited others to share their understanding. Even with a sample size of 14 responses*, there’s some interesting insights regarding word meanings and the use of language when facilitating.

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Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

In an attempt to encourage staff to shift to new ways of communicating, Peter Hughes at Cisco has banned his staff from using email for broadcasting messages : “ Employees’ reliance on email as the primary mode of communication is hurting business productivity, according to an executive at one of the world’s biggest technology companies, Cisco.

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Blog>> Knowledge Retention: Beyond Guidelines and Rhetoric

Green Chameleon

Shortly after my mom turned 50, she decided to retire. Soon after that, I began to notice oddities in our conversations. She would tell me things that didn’t make sense. When I pressed her for context, she seemed disoriented.

Change Leadership Challenge 4: Meaningful Employee Participation

Partnering Resources

This is the fourth in a series of posts about change leadership. Previous posts covered active, committed leadership , building a compelling business case , and embedding change. Meaningful employee participation is important during change. Image of Habitat for Humanity by SandiaLabs on flickr.

Elinor Ostrom’s 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons – Words to Live By

Full Circle Associates

The work of Elinor Ostrom comes up again and again as I engage with people from different parts of my diverse network. This is always an indicator to PAY ATTENTION. Here is a brief summary of Ostrom’s * Principles for Managing a Commons via ” On the Commons.”

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3 Ways Google Search is impacted by #SocialMedia & #GooglePlus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Should your business bother with social media, Google Plus and SEO/SMO? Does Google Plus make a difference to Google Search? How do social reviews online change search?

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#Movistar Killed the Web Star

Elsua

Imagine if all of a sudden you decide to embark on an experiment where you try to figure out what it would be like to live without access to the Internet over a certain period of time not only for your day to day work, but also for your personal life. Complete switch-off from everything online.

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Art I have enjoyed in 2014

Jenny Connected

This year I have tried to take every opportunity to see an exhibition if it is in an area I am visiting. I am recording here some of the exhibitions and art I have seen and enjoyed in 2014. January. In January I started exploring rhizomatic learning for research purposes.

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Painting of a Flan with Two Spoons, La Macarena

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" square painting of a flan with two spoons. It is a common practice for us to share deserts and we enjoyed this one at La Macarena , an excellent restaurant near us in New Orleans.

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