The Network of Europe’s E. Coli (EHEC) Crisis

Net-Map Toolbox

Network analysis is great for getting some clarity and a sense of direction in complex, messy, multi-actor situations, and I guess that is a pretty good description of the situation in Europe’s E. Does this look like a killer? picture by yogendra174 on flickr).

AvePoint Survey on Managing and Governing SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

AvePoint recently released the results of a survey about managing and governing SharePoint. Survey respondents were based in Europe. According to the survey, commissioned by AvePoint, leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, the platform is deployed to support a number of key business needs, including end-user collaboration (93%), document management (88.25%), intranet portals (79.75%) and project management (58.7%).

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Trending Sources

Cross Cultural Networks -a bigger governance challenge?

Governance in a Networked World

I've just returned from a couple of weeks in Europe, during which I was on a cruise down the Dalmation coast with a mix of nationalities from France, UK, Asia, Australia, USA etc. It was interesting to observe how the emerging social groups were so strongly defined around firstly language (somewhat as expected) and then country. One group from the middle east mentioned that in their culture it is still not universally accepted that men should communicate with women in the workplace!

Europe Tour: SharePoint Roadmap Masterclasses (Norway with EDB, Sweden with Acando, Denmark with IntraTeam)

Michael Sampson - Currents

I leave for Europe next Friday. I am presenting the SharePoint Roadmap Public Masterclass in three countries: - Norway, in Bergen, with EDB Consulting Group , on October 6. Remember, the masterclass is not about teaching features of SharePoint; it’s about exploring the right approaches of planning and governance to make SharePoint a success inside your organization. for two weeks of presenting workshops, speaking at conferences, and hosting masterclasses.

How the World Sees the US | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In Europe (probably much of the rest of the world – but I don’t have much experience traveling there), there seems to be a great hunger for a more moral American government.

More on Plan C: A Clear, Actionable Platform for Those Who Care About Earth’s Future

How to Save the World

Of course they will be opposed by the 1%, but why are we so afraid of that, and so cynical that any political group could stand up to the 1%? Could Occupy and other social activist groups be a vehicle for this? Cartoon by Barry Deutsch of Alas, A Blog fame, in ZMag.

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Returning to the Basics

Chris Corrigan

When they finally become free to act and move, many groups stay entrained in the patterns that are familiar. We saw this in our Europe gathering, where the question of European history, politics, demographics and aspirations was present in our group.

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Working across the political divide in the USA

Chris Corrigan

Some of these groups have been made of of folks with shared politics, but many have included people from across the spectrum. I have been working with groups of people that are diving in together on some important shared work for their communities.

The Occupy Movement: Don’t Tell Us What To Do

How to Save the World

We don’t want anyone to speak to the media or governments for us or to represent us or make decisions for us.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Becoming a Social Business Client Panel

Portals and KM

How to deal with governance issues with the implementation of social tools? They also articulated a strategy for governance.  Also certain countries in Europe have strict privacy requirements for employees and they need to deal with this.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Outsideof Europe, which has problems of its own, the balanced-economy modelthat allows both government and individual enterprise to each do whatthey do best, seems to have been given up as hopelessly idealistic.

“Designing Social Cities of Tomorrow” workshop – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

How do you engage and empower publics (groups of people) to act on communally shared issues? However, most of Europe is dealing with same issues. Every city in Europe has such a map of vacant plots. However, collectives like Hack de Overheid think the government needs to do even more to open up and really share power. On February 17, the international “Social Cities of Tomorrow” conference was held in Amsterdam.

The Essence of Collaboration Is Selfishness - Gartner Blog Network

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Andrea Di Maio is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research, where he focuses on the public sector, with particular reference to e-government strategies, Web 2.0, Coverage Areas: ← The Main Obstacle to Government Efficiency is the Cost of Democracy. The tons of virtual ink that are being used to discuss e-participation, e-democracy, social organizations, enterprise or government 2.0, in government Tags: social media. e-government.

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Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

Since the 1980s, it has become all-important for governments to perpetuate the myth that there is and will continue to be “growth”, and that the population as a whole benefits from it. And the growing xenophobia in Europe isn’t helping matters.

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What Makes A Successful Community Manager? - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

E2 2011 Keynote: Sameer Patel, Partner, Sovos Group. Government Officials. InformationWeek Government. InformationWeek Government. GDC Europe. Light Reading Europe. Login | Register | Membership Benefits. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS. VIDEOS. EVENTS. ABOUT. BRAINYARD COMMENTARY. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Jamie Pappas. Jamie is Vice President of Social Media at AMP Agency , the leader in inspiring brands with integrated digital and.

Sacred Economics in a Gift Economy


We actually have to have a need for each other, which surely makes perfect sense from the perspective of how we, after all, are social animals, with a strong sense of caring and belonging to the group.

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The Democracy Project

How to Save the World

He sees OWS and its sister movements in Europe and the Mideast as important experiments in rediscovering the potential of a real democracy, and a society which retains real freedoms, even at a cost. It’s not even really a mode of government.

Harnessing the power of informal employee networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The article Harnessing the power of informal employee networks has been sent to the following recipients: Harnessing the power of informal employee networks Formalizing a company’s ad hoc peer groups can spur collaboration and unlock value. Most large corporations have dozens if not hundreds of informal networks, which go by the name of peer groups, communities of practice, or functional councils—or have no title at all.

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A Complex Predicament: How Our Energy, Economic and Ecological Systems are Connected (repost)

How to Save the World

And on the surface it seems to be holding: Governments and corporations, working together, have been able to suppress interest rates to near-zero levels for more than a decade now.

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Next Week - London, Sweden, and Belgium

Michael Sampson - Currents

I leave for Europe on Friday night, and have a busy week lined up for October 1-5. We've got a great group of delegates coming for the day. I'll be talking about effective collaboration, with a focus on the roadmap to success, governance, engagement, and user adoption. Friday - in Brussels, at a government ICT conference. Here's where I'll be. Monday - in London, delivering the User Adoption Strategies public workshop, in association with Collaboration Matters.

The Four Tenets of the Community Manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This may involve formal product requirements methods from surveys to focus groups, to facilitating the relationships between product teams and customers. Then, and only then, do we set up Facebook groups and the like.

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Links of the Month: March 21, 2012

How to Save the World

Visualizing Debt: A remarkable new infographic illustrates the 3T€ indebtedness of Europe’s five most bankrupt nations. Essential Capacities for Effective Group Participation: Gotta love Blurb, which provides a lovely intuitive feel to reading books online.

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Goodbye Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

Tuesday was the SharePoint Collaboration and Governance Masterclass in Melbourne. Wednesday was the same masterclass in Canberra , with (a) a revised deck on governance, and (b) more discussion around governance in small groups during the afternoon. I felt that it flowed much better, which is good preparation for my upcoming Europe Tour. so now back to New Zealand for a week, and then off to Europe.

How to make Big Society really engaging: divert 1% local public funds to communites

Social Reporter

I’m taking much of my Big Society blogging over to the Designing for Civil Society group on SocialbySocial , where I’ve posted some interviews I did yesterday at an excellent round table event organised by New Start magazine and the National Association for Neighbourhood Management.

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The key, according to an Aberdeen Group Inc. Is the idea to form a Ning group or some such? Summit Government Officials Gov 2.0

Requiem for a Species

How to Save the World

Learn to make clothes, or to grow your own food organically, or how to mentor a student to learn how to learn, or how to facilitate a group to work more effectively together. conception of post-civilization all-weather wear by mary mattingly.

The Second Leg Of The Social Business Stool - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

E2 2011 Keynote: Sameer Patel, Partner, Sovos Group. Government Officials. InformationWeek Government. InformationWeek Government. GDC Europe. Light Reading Europe. Login | Register | Membership Benefits. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS. VIDEOS. EVENTS. ABOUT. BRAINYARD COMMENTARY. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Rachel Happe.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Many SNSs target people from specific geographical regions or linguistic groups, although this does not always determine the sites constituency. By and large, the latter two groups did not interact with one another except through bands.

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Links of the Month: January 27, 2013

How to Save the World

First they came for the … In Canada, the federal government has become unapologetic corporatist cheerleaders, especially for Big Oil. The difference is: Universal problems can be solved by small groups of people because they don’t have to wait for others.

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The Two Cisco's.

Collaborative Thinking

For some time I've pointed out the need for the Cisco groups responsible for enterprise collaboration (including unified communications, mobile, WebEx, etc.) to be better aligned with the more consumer-centric, social media-focused EOS group(s). need for governance, decision framework, closer involvement from IT organizations due to issues such as identity and security). The result is that marketing groups typically own social media initiatives.

Enterprise 2.0 Black Belt Workshop - Afternoon Part Two - Enterprise 2.0 Conference Notes

Portals and KM

Learn firsthand from practitioners who have tackled adoption, architecture, change management, community management, education, governance, and the realities of living an Enterprise 2.0 There are open Facebook groups for his firms. Bart mentioned how there are more privacy protections in Europe. In Europe some people do not want their picture displayed, as that is confidential information. Some people said to gain some momentum and they bring the groups in.

Many Views of Mytilini, Samos Island: Part One

Portals and KM

Most visitors are from Northern Europe and they gather in the seaside towns and resorts. You can see his truck on our street at the bottom of this group of pictures (just before the fish he sells) and he serves as an alarm clock.

Mapping out your access to the real credit system

Green Chameleon

I contribute to an individual and this gives me an option of being helped by the larger group. This was true even in the heady realms of Government Finance. Need places to stay and guides for a trip, Jon asked his community in Europe and Ton his community in Canada.

The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks | Digital Tonto

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Fireflies and the President of the United States Our story begins in 1996 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where an adventurous rock climber and former Australian Navy Officer named, Duncan Watts , was thinking about how crickets, frogs, fireflies, and pacemaker cells all seem to be able to synchronize their behavior within large groups. Pamela, you mentioned centralized government. Skip to content Home About Greg Satell Why Digital Tonto?

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5 minutes

Viv Mcwaters

Dodgy government. People would be gathered in groups, exercising to music blaring from speakers that had seen better days. A little work, an improv conference, travelling, eating, drinking, connecting – what a great time I had in Europe.

KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Our new KM Edge groups on LinkedIn and Facebook. We already have more than150 members in our LinkedIn group, so joining will put you instantly in touch with a large pool of professionals who share your passion for KM. Our Facebook group is smaller, but becoming a fan will let you access KM Edge updates directly from your Facebook account. Tom Davenport: Just How Realistic is "Government 2.0"? about the transformation of government by Web 2.0/Enterprise 2.0.

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How the World Sees the US | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In Europe (probably much of the rest of the world – but I don’t have much experience traveling there), there seems to be a great hunger for a more moral American government.

How the World Sees the US | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In Europe (probably much of the rest of the world – but I don’t have much experience traveling there), there seems to be a great hunger for a more moral American government.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?


If you have been following this blog for a long while now, you would know how, over the course of time, there has been one of those so-called pet peeves of yours truly that keeps re-surfacing every so often, time and time again, specially, when I am on the road, away from my home office.

Practical examples: The community empowerment network in Central Asia

Joitske Hulsebosch

The World Bank and Europe and Central Asia Region (ECA) launched this network in 2002 as four national networks linked through regional activities that would build the capacity of communities and development partners to implement community-driven development (CDD) projects.