2012

12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Elsua

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

2012 285

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.

2012 281

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

In a recent great discussion in CPsquare about the changing role of the learning facilitator , Brenda Kaulback posted this video of Yrjo Engestrom being interviewed about his work by Chris Jones.

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.

2012 268

Stand Out Social Marketing: A Review

Portals and KM

I was pleased to receive a review copy of Stand Out Social Marketing by Mike Lewis. The full title is: Stand Out Social Marketing: How to Rise Above the Noise, Differentiate Your Brand, and Build an Outstanding Online Presence.

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Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

At the University I did communication studies as one of my subjects and I always liked non-verbal communication. As someone who is really enormously mirroring others non-verbal behaviours - it made me notice how often I do this.

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IBM Takes the Wraps off Connections 4

Michael Sampson - Currents

In late August I posted about the imminent release of Version 4 of IBM Connections, a suite of applications that supports team collaboration, enterprise community formation, and social sharing in a business context.

2012 233

The next step in the Ant’s Eye View journey

Community Guy

One hell of a ride. That’s the only way I can describe the last 6 years. It was about that long ago that I decided it was time for me to leave LEGO and strike out on my own. It was one of the hardest, and one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

2012 221

Can I have some more work like this please?

Viv Mcwaters

A couple of years ago, inspired by Patti Digh , I thought long and hard about the sort of work I wanted to do. I came up with this criteria. I’ve been trying to live by it ever since.

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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.

2012 281

Being Better: Strategic Leadership for Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Adaptive Business Ecosystems. Image from the Alliance for Business Innovation. If you live in a regulated monopoly, feel free to skip this post and go play golf. For the rest of you, here’s something important that you probably need to hear again: Today’s successes are not individual successes.

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The science of teaching

Jenny Connected

Eric Mazur was the opening speaker at the ALT-C 2012 conference in Manchester UK this week. The keynote presentations were streamed online and I attended this presentation virtually – well worth the hour spent. The slides of this talk are available here.

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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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.

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.

The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Carlton Reeve has written an excellent series of five articles in Play with Learning which compares and contrasts the 5 main theories of learning ( Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivist, Experientialism and Social Learning ) which underpin personal learning.

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RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network. It is fascinating to see the maps that emerge … but how can this approach be turned to the advantage of the community?

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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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Kindle edition of Digital Habitats

Digital Habitats

It has been a while in coming! People have been asking about an e-book version of Digital Habitats since it was published almost 3 years ago! It seems logical, given that technology is a central theme of the book.

2012 211

How Social Media can Fix the Troll and Bullying problem

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This article covers: What is a troll, History of Trollling and How Social Media can Fix Trolling (how can society fix trolling, actually). For individual responses to a troll/bullying situation, try 8 Ways to Deal with Negative Criticism Online. It takes a Village to raise a Monster.

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Elsua

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Who You Calling Virtual? Leading a Virtual Team

Partnering Resources

It’s not about the virtual, it’s about the team. Let’s get one thing out of the way: there’s no such thing as a virtual team. They’re only called virtual teams because members are distributed across organization boundaries, time zones, and countries.

The challenge of ‘openness’ in small MOOCs

Jenny Connected

An interesting discussion on the Pedagogy First course blog has sparked off further thoughts about issues around ‘openness’. This post is, in part, a response to some of the thoughts posted by Alan Levine , and the responses of others, which have provoked this further thinking.

Networks, Organizations and Movements

Alchemy of Change

When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

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The Social Organization According to Gartner

Portals and KM

Here is a book that I recently put at the top of my business reading list thanks to a suggestion by my Merced Group partner, Catherine Shinners. She posted an excellent review, Social Business for Executives.

2012 211

Benchlearning: jugling with figures for deeper learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Ethiopia , I worked with an NGO (Non- Governmental Organization) who had funds for small organizations. Year after year there was feedback from the organizations that approval of their funding took way too long.

2012 224

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

The Bumble Bee

Fabio Padilla from Brazil has written a very interesting review of Bioteams for his MBA thesis at the Universidade Católica de Brasilia - Universa. Fabio has very kindly allowed me to republish a summary of his conclusions which he has translated from the original Portuguese.

2012 208

RSA shows how social networks can support Changemakers

Social Reporter

Over the past few years the RSA’s Connected Communities project has developed methods for mapping who knows who in neighbourhoods, and how they can form a social network. It is fascinating to see the maps that emerge … but how can this approach be turned to the advantage of the community?

2012 213

Where is “the us” in the nework?

Learning Alliances

I’m always on the lookout for how technology changes “being together” — especially how it can change the sense of a group and of our “place” in a group. For that, NodeXL and Twitter have real possibilities.

2012 208

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?

2012 284

Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

Elsua

it’s been a long while since last time that I participated on a Blog Carnival, specially around the topic of Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Learning.

2012 260

What are Business Ecosystems?

Partnering Resources

Business Ecosystem Model developed by Dr. James F. Moore. I recently wrote about business ecosystems, adaptability, and change leadership. This post takes us back to the basics: what are business ecosystems?

2012 233

#fslt12 MOOC – Week zero – discussion has started

Jenny Connected

The discussions in the FSLT Moodle site are beginning to get going and quite a few people are already blogging or setting up their blogs. We have set up an Arrivals Lounge where people can introduce themselves.

My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

Alchemy of Change

I'm excited to share my TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company." This talk will serve as a catalyst to shift my focus here at Alchemy of Change into a place for exploring some of the questions I hope to pique with this talk. The Soulful Company B Corporation corporations drive meaning mission soulful company

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