2012

SEO vs SMO and how to TURN OFF Google Social Media Optimization

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to turn off Google personalisation (SMO) and go back to SEO BUT: SEO is dead, SMO rules. Search Engine Optimization has been hijacked by your friends and family (Social Media Optimization) and that’s a good thing.

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Elsua

A couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0

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Klout, Influence, and the Future of Business

Alchemy of Change

Klout helps companies better understand the influence of employees and customers, and this opens the firm more fully to the outside world. Despite its many problems, Klout not only symbolizes the growing importance of influence in marketing, but the increasingly permeable nature of the firm.

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Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures. Therefore when we invent anything, we wish to guard that thing. We are protectors of our territory. Even when there clearly is neither threat nor territory.

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Blog>> Orchestrating the Intranet for Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

Patrick’s taxonomy development infographic has sparked off a little friendly competition in the office. The infographic you see above is my attempt at explaining the different pieces of an intranet puzzle that KM practitioners may have to deal with, and how they all fit together.

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Social Analytics 2.0 – Its Time!

Governance in a Networked World

In an earlier blog post I introduced Social Analytics 2.0 to describe a level of social analytics that moves us beyond a focus on activity counts and content analysis to expose the relationships between the people responsible for this content and activity. Why is this important?

Badgeville Integrates with IBM Connections

Portals and KM

I have written about Badgeville before (see Badgeville Provides Cloud-based Gamification Behavior Platform™ and Expertise ). Recently I spoke with Chris Lynch about their integration with IBM Connections.

Doing What You're Passionate About

Collaborative Thinking

If you’re lucky, there is some aspect of your professional life that your passionate about – something that sparks your intellectual curiosity, something that compels you to advocate for something or someone – something that actually inspires you.

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Australian Journalists and Social Media Influence

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Forbes Magazine recently very kindly named me in the global Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencers. I thought I would repay the compliment by listing in order of Influence, the top 500 Australian Journalists by influence in social media.

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

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Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Place-Based Networks are mobile social networks that help you connect with other people based on your shared interest in a place. Contextual Computing Local Android Facebook Google iPad iPhone location mapping mobile place Place-Based Networks social networks

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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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Blog>> Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration

Green Chameleon

Since a few months there is a big trend on the web: visualisation of data and information. It is definitely not a new trend, though it is accelerating fast; new tools like visua.ly have been launched and Pinterest has developed to the third most popular social sharing tool in 2012.

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Are MOOCs immune to rigorous investigation?

Jenny Connected

The title of this post is taken from David Wiley’s blog post that he made earlier this year. And this week on Twitter Apostolos Koutropoulos commented that there is currently a lot of comment on MOOCs, but much less research.

2012 87

Behavioural game design: A Review of popular Gamification Techniques

The Bumble Bee

Gamification, the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications , is a very topical area with many enterprises exploring how they might use it to generate new levels of engagement with their staff or customers (current and prospective).

2012 87

Networking for Introverts: A Starter List of Tips & Techniques

Partnering Resources

Introvert v. Extrovert. Image by Jeff Wysaski. I recently wrote about how we need to rethink networking : what it is and why we do it. I confessed that I am, in fact, an introvert and that I force myself to get through large-scale, cocktail-style, traditional networking events.

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Leadership is an activity, not a position

Net-Map Toolbox

Writing it on the wall will not make you a leader, sorry. picture by Ziggy_Mo on Flickr). We often talk about leaders and what we actually mean is “people who sit in a high position in a formal hierarchy”, people in so called leadership positions.

2012 61

21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

21st Century Organization

How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 trends. I had the good fortune to hear about the results first-hand when I co-presented with AIIM’s President, John Mancini , on a social networking panel at the Gilbane Conference held in Boston last November. John summarized the work and results of the study.

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Charlotte Dawson, Cyberbullies and Social Media Pot and Kettle

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I don’t support bullies online. I’ve had enough death threats as an online community manager to have experienced all the different emotions – fear, anger, frustration, impotence and boredom.

Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Elsua

In the past we have talked a couple of times about the undeniable impact that social networking (for business) is having in traditional management and thought leadership by helping reshape and redefine some of their various long time existing conceptions.

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We Are The Filter Bubble

Alchemy of Change

Computer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the "Internet Filter Bubble." Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects who is "curating" the content we consume. Here's why diversity in your social network matters. Emotionally Intelligent curation Facebook Google Information Networker Internet Filter Bubble social networks Twitter

2012 114

Innovation for Erratic Meatbags

Evolving Web

Herbert Hoover and Ayn Rand tell us of the rugged individualist. More or less, its a western ideal. We question convention - even conventions WE helped create. We have free will. We make decisions and act accordingly. In our rational hearts, we make only appropriate, moral, and ethical decisions.

Blog>> Taxonomy Development Infographic

Green Chameleon

Here is a poster design I’ve been working on for a while – it summarises the empirical, evidence based taxonomy development process we recommend. This is the link to an A4 pdf version. This is the link to an A3 pdf version. We’re going to look at costs/prices for printing this on high quality poster paper and shipping it if there’s a demand. Let us know

2012 70

A New MOOC for May/June – First Steps into Teaching in FE/HE

Jenny Connected

I have been invited to work with the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development to develop a short MOOC (4-6 weeks) for Educational Developers and all those interested in teaching and learning in Further and Higher Education. I will be working with Marion Waite and George Roberts, who has already started blogging about it here – [link]. This is an exciting project and I feel very fortunate to be part of the team.

2012 69

Rules and warnings for building successful online communities

The Bumble Bee

Most online communities are simply online ghost towns. People register, get their login details, visit once, decide its not for them and never return. This pattern is repeated over and over. Maybe online communities are not for you?

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Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible.

Professional Networking – One size does not fit all

Net-Map Toolbox

If let to your own devices… what kind of web would you weave (picture copyright by Misserion on flickr). “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

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Spigit Provides ICON as a Free Crowdsourcing Platform

Portals and KM

I have covered Spigit before (see Spigit Provides Version S3 as Market Matures for Idea and Innovation Management and Spigit – Enabling Enterprise 2.0 Innovation Through Market Games ).

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A Civil Society Transformation Challenge

Networking Action

Civil society has failed miserably to influence critical trends such as climate change and the social-economic development agenda. That was the message from Kumi Naidoo at the annual Civicus World Assembly in Montreal. Kumi, since 2009 the Greenpeace International Executive … Blog Net Dev civicus

Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Casey Hopkins asked people to fund his new project to make a better dock for the iPhone. He wanted $75,000 he got $1.5 million. Kickstarter kicks ass. But how does one do that? How does one build a community that will give money to a project?

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Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?

Elsua

There used to be a time when social business evangelists were perceived, mainly, as disruptors, to a certain degree, of any given status quo within the corporate environment out there at large. They were optimists, outrageous , somewhat heretic , true rebels at work , free radicals to some extent.

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What is Google Plus? (really.)

Alchemy of Change

Some slides organizing my thoughts on why I believe Google+ is important: These are posted on Google+, but you’ll have no problem viewing them even if you don’t have an account there (yet). Connection Technologies Google

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Wise Words from a Judge in New Zealand - for Young People and Adults

Michael Sampson - Currents

I shake my head in disbelief at some of the things judges say. but this hit the mark: " Northland College (NZ) principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. Always we hear the cry from teenagers 'What can we do, where can we go?'. My answer is, "Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and after you've finished, read a book.".