Agency Flash Mobs vs Social Flash Mobs

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This post takes a look at how grassroots, user generated flash mobs got hijacked and became agency created, professionally choreographed and danced by hired talent, to flog products. This is an agency created (won ad of the year) flash mob for T Mobile – Saatchi and Saatchi.

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Kill Flash Now: Worst websites and Australian Agencies

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Flash sites cannot be read on the iPhone or iPad as Flash is blocked by Apple. Many agencies are guilty of over-Flashing their own websites (and their clients). Have a look at these abominations and tell me: To Flash or Not to Flash, That Is The Question?

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Stories, Flash Mobs and Community Matters

Nancy White

Then I facilitated two 30-minute “ Tool Flash Mobs &# – one on Twitter and one on YouTube – to provide a brief introduction and practice with social media. Tomorrow I record Frances Moore Lappe, so lots of excitement, plus one more Flash Mob and pinch-hit moderating a panel.

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New Program – Flash Classes: What do you think?

Hildy Gottlieb

We’re thinking about calling them Flash Classes. The Flash Classes are part of that effort. They would be quick – hence the name “Flash Classes” – 20-30 minutes apiece, going deeply into a narrow topic each month. What about the name – Flash Classes?

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Snap! by Lectora - Turn PowerPoint into an e-Learning Authoring Environment

Michael Sampson - Currents

The basic idea is that you can transform a PowerPoint slide deck into a Flash-based presentation or e-learning course, with narration, video, and tests. by Lectora empowers both novice and expert users to transform basic PowerPoint presentations into brilliant, interactive Flash masterpieces in minutes without the hefty cost. by Lectora enables you to: - Make your presentations come to life: Turn a simple PowerPoint presentation into an engaging Flash masterpiece in minutes.

Microsoft Powerpoint: The Bumblebee's 3 most useful PPT add-ins

The Bumble Bee

iSpring converts your powerpoint presentations into flash videos which you can share on the web. In an earlier article, The Bumblebee's six most useful Excel add-ins , I shared my 6 most useful excel add-ins.

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Masters of Networks: Policy and Network Science in the same room

Endless Knots

News flash: typically policy makers meet with policy makers and network scientists meet with their own kind. Last week's Masters of Networks conference in Venice, which I blogged about earlier this month, brought network science down to earth and policy making into the 21st century.

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Unleashing Meeting Go on the Enterprise

Michael Sampson - Currents

” “You mean like an unorganised flash mob, but instead a meeting mob to get the right outcome?” Somewhere in a meeting room of a collaboration software vendor around the world, I imagine the following brainstorm is currently taking place: “Have you heard seen this new Pokemon Go game? It’s making people get up and move in the real world.” ” “We already provide great tools to enable virtual collaboration across the enterprise.

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Bringing a festival mindset to conferences

Viv Mcwaters

White Night festivals, Burning Man , music festivals, Mardi Gras, street parties, comedy festivals, Improv Everywhere and all manner of flash mobs. It seems that conferences are as popular as ever.

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Social Connections VII – Next Week in Stockholm

Michael Sampson - Currents

Now for the news flash…it’s very likely that you are that person. The seventh Social Connections event is being held in Stockholm next week. The event provides two days of content and discussions on social business and IBM Connections. I attended and spoke at the fifth event in Zurich (June 2013). I wish I could go to this one … but having just got back from Europe, I can’t. The agenda looks great.

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Box SimpleShare: Seamless Integration Between Desktop and the Cloud

Michael Sampson - Currents

Even better, you can also use the app to record and share screencasts – since the app records your screencast in flash, anyone who receives the link can instantly view it in the Box file previewer. Box announced SimpleShare , a desktop application for seamlessly sending files, images and screencasts to the cloud: " Today, the Box team is happy to introduce our newest desktop application, SimpleShare.

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

This reminded me of the Networked Learning Conference in Aarlborg 2010, when Engestrom gave a combined keynote (fishbowl style) with Etienne Wenger (See Part 2 flash format).

Technology: embeddedness and escape in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

Michael, for instance, flashes the same five people every morning (flashing is phoning without talking). Two of the flashes are to young female relatives boarding at a school in Accra, over whom he has a familial watching brief.

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Bioteams develops unique Social Media Impact Forecasting Simulator

The Bumble Bee

The tool requires Adobe Flash and also runs well on Android Tablets.

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RIM PlayBook - Four Models are Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this week, RIM announced four upcoming editions of the RIM PlayBook, to be available in the second half of 2011: " RIM’s family of upcoming BlackBerry 4G PlayBook tablets will deliver professional-grade, consumer-friendly experiences that redefine the possibilities of mobile computing.

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CNN Using Twitter and Facebook During Prime-Time News

Green Chameleon

I’ve just been watching an interesting new component of CNN prime-time news, wherein Rick Sanchez, one of the current anchors, flashes cherry-picked items from Twitter ( Rick’s Twitter Feedback ) and from Facebook ( Rick’s Facebook Feedback ) in order to counter or reinforce the story he has just introduced.

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Some Great New Orleans Meals in 2014 – Part Two

Portals and KM

We have been enjoying some wonderful meals in New Orleans this year. Here are the top twelve in order of our participation. This post has the second six and the last one has the first six.

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Crocodoc Makes It Easier to Work with Online Documents

Portals and KM

The new viewer can be embedded into existing web offerings and provides a fast, versatile document viewing experience without the need for Flash or 3rd party plug-ins. I Here is a useful tool.

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Virtual Enterprise Networks Presentation

The Bumble Bee

I like the way the slides are automatically previewed in flash with the text transcript also shown. Thanks to mollfrey for posting my presentation on VENs at Connecting Innovation in Brighton (UK) on

BlackBerry BBX

Michael Sampson - Currents

BBX will also support applications developed using any of the tools available today for the BlackBerry PlayBook – including Native SDK, Adobe AIR/Flash and WebWorks/HTML5, as well as the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps – on future BBX-based tablets and smartphones. ". Research In Motion announced BBX, a new multi-device mobile platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets: " BBX is the next generation platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.

London reflections

Viv Mcwaters

Flashing by – some still. With a bit of time to myself, I went for a walk along the canal and sat for a while to just watch the world go by.

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

This reminded me of the Networked Learning Conference in Aarlborg 2010, when Engestrom gave a combined keynote (fishbowl style) with Etienne Wenger (See Part 2 flash format).

10 Recommendations for a Better Restaurant Web Site

Evolving Web

FLASH Flash animations are pretty, and pictures of yummy food blending into other yummy food is hot. Blogged at the Metropolitan Hotel in Vancouver, BC Technorati Tags: restaurants , restaurateurs , web site design , social media , flash , pdf , horrific mistakes.

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Copernicus? Galileo? Einstein? -- just to name some Westerners.

Endless Knots

Bem , an emeritus professor at Cornell, testing the ability of college students to accurately sense random events, like whether a computer program will flash a photograph on the left or right side of its screen.

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RIM Unveils the BlackBerry PlayBook ("BlackBook" would be a better name)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It offers better Internet support than the iPad, through support for Flash. Research In Motion took the wraps off a new addition to its device line up today - the BlackBerry PlayBook. The PlayBook was announced at RIM's BlackBerry DEVCON 2010 conference in San Francisco today.

Visiting Madison, Wisconsin soon? Lucky you!

Viv Mcwaters

Here’s a picture I took of Jodi when we were testing out the flash new bathrooms at the Chicago hotel venue for last year’s improv conference. Sometimes I’m asked about facilitating and what has been the most useful thing I’ve learned. The answer surprises some people. . The number one, most useful, never leave home without it, thing I’ve learned (drum roll please)… . is. . . to. . . . be. . . . . s p o n t a n e o u s. .

Great Video on the Power of Social Media to Raise Awareness of a Brand’s Problems

Portals and KM

We use interactive Flash, videos, pictures and presentations to only.”. I recently got a link to an interesting video as a comment on an AppGap post I did on Radian6 – see Radian6 – Monitoring Social Media. The link went to a video on VizEdu, a blog sponsored by Telezent. The blog states that its “objective is to explain Social Media, Web2.0, Search and Emerging technologies visually. We make learning visual, fun, simple and actionable. In this blog we have a “Zero Text” policy.

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How to Save the World

There were dozens of fire trucks with flashing lights along the highway, and several helicopters hauling water from the river to the fire sites. My new short story, Fireproof, is up at SHIFT magazine as part of its sixth edition. Check out the whole magazine !

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Rethinking File Access

Michael Sampson - Currents

The answer used to be “on this computer” or “on the network file share” and sometimes “on this flash drive.” Where do your documents live? ” The widespread availability of cloud services that offer massive storage capacity combined with the diminishing size of local hard drives due to the high adoption of tablets and extremely lightweight computers means that those lines are not so clear now.

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Rethinking File Access

Michael Sampson - Currents

The answer used to be “on this computer” or “on the network file share” and sometimes “on this flash drive.” Where do your documents live? ” The widespread availability of cloud services that offer massive storage capacity combined with the diminishing size of local hard drives due to the high adoption of tablets and extremely lightweight computers means that those lines are not so clear now.

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Seamless Teamwork Live Study Group

Michael Sampson - Currents

Flash your credit card at them, and they’ll be pleased to assist. In partnership with , I'll be starting a 13-week online study group about Seamless Teamwork, on February 4 at 3pm Eastern (which is February 5 at 9am for New Zealand). Here's the overview for the study group: " For the next 13 weeks, I’ll host a weekly online study group on Seamless Teamwork. We’ll take it chapter-by-chapter, with one chapter a week.

Volkswagen: The fun theory

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

15,000 buys you a bunch of blogger drinks and flash embeddable widgets. I’m a huge fan of advertising campaigns in social spaces that are fun, narrative, a game, and not in your face.

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Which teams need bioteams: free bioscore calculator

The Bumble Bee

Checkout your teams bio-score with this free flash-based Bioscore Calculator. I explained previously how to spot if a team or community or network was a bioteam - a team with a life of its own , where well-established models of team simply do not work. Here is a simple 10 question Group Bioscore Calculator - the higher the "bioscore" the more the group need bioteams! About Ken Thompson.

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10 More Easy Ways to Improve Your Website

Online Social Networking

Long Flash Intro - I hate sitting through flash intros designed to impress. Why would you want to subject your visitors to long (or even short) flash intros? Flash intros are dead time. How well is your blog or website performing?

Welcome to Backboard

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

You have an old version of Adobe Flash Player installed. Please get the latest Flash player in order to use Backboard. log in · sign up free Pricing Solutions Features Feedback and approval right in your browser.

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Must Have iPad Apps

Community Guy

And when you rebuild your machine, just install Dropbox, login, and wait for the files to backup in a flash. (No No not Adobe Flash, the kind of flash that’s awesome and doesn’t crash your Mac every 30 seconds). As my friends, colleagues, and random strangers have learned, I love apps. I have tested, played, installed/uninstalled a metric ton of apps of various sorts.

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Rolling Stones gathering knowledge.

Chris Collison

It happened on Saturday, started with Jumping Jack Flash and ended with (can’t get no) Satisfaction. After 43 years of the Glastonbury Music Festival, and after much negotiation, the Rolling Stones have finally played the famous pyramid stage.

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Social Media Campaign: Saw7 and Hoyts

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

On the third flash, a promotional staff member hiding in the back of the booth scared people inside the booth with fake limbs or by opening the back curtain and appearing as Jigsaw puppet while pictures were being taken. Cinema goers get punk’d by Hoyts and Saw7.

7 ways to support an emotional bond to a product

Community Guy

A few weeks back, I sent in my Nikon SB-800 flash to get repaired. This is the only contact Nikon made with me (and it was only included in the box when they sent my flash head back). You make me feel like an idiot when you send me back my flash without telling me what’s wrong.

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Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

It also adds true support for web applications, knitting together the hodgepodge of applications environments like JavaScript, Adobe’s Flash, and ActionScript into a unified and universal environment built around an extended JavaScript and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). What is HTML5, and why it will save the web from itself. HTML5 is designed to fix all those problems in one grand transition to a massively overhauled version of the web’s most popular language: HTML.

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