Overlapping communities by multiple group membership: quantum behavior in social networks

Bas Rues

Where people in organizational settings used to be member of one or two work-groups, nowadays with the rise in online collaborative spaces this membership is much more dynamic and volatile. The above results in people being member of more groups than they were before.

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How to Benefit from the New Facebook Groups

Online Social Networking

In New Facebook Groups for Better or Worse , I shared my reservations about the new Facebook groups and their potential to annoy Facebook users. On the other hand, the notifications from the old groups had come to be viewed as total spam and were no longer the least bit effective.

New Facebook Groups for Better or Worse

Online Social Networking

There are the old Facebook groups , and there are also the new Facebook groups that will very soon supersede the old. I wrote several articles last summer about the old Facebook groups: Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites. 10 Tips for Maximizing Facebook Groups.

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

« Post RSA Conference Wrapup | Main | Great Social Networking Posts » The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes Lately Ive been noticing the spread of a meme regarding "Dunbars Number" of 150 that I believe is misunderstanding of his ideas. But, what is a "group"?

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3 More Social Media and Web Marketing Strategies for 2011

Online Social Networking

In month one, Gevril Group received 150 search visits. Ning Network Groups. Ning groups function like Facebook groups with a few welcome exceptions: Your potential emailing list is unlimited. You can broadcast to Ning group members even after their count exceeds 5,000.

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The Problem with Facebook Groups

Online Social Networking

The main problem with Facebook groups is a problem that all online networking sites and offline networking groups face, insufficient engagement. People find it easy to join a networking group but difficult to show up or to participate online or in meetings.

Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites

Online Social Networking

Facebook Groups as Alternatives to Ning Sites. Last week I launched Fabulous Baby Boomers , a new Facebook group. A Facebook group keeps my options open, since it doesn’t preclude the possibility of building a network on another social platform in the future.

The Optimal Size of Groups

How to Save the World

BLOG The Optimal Size of Groups. C hristopher Allen of the Life With Alacrity blog has expanded his articles on group size, with an article on community sizes and another on personal circle sizes.

Groups and Networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Sales Buy Try Groups and Networks Michael Idinopulos October 8, 2008 - 12:19 PM Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) Stowe Boyd recently posted the following statement: I disagree with the notion that Enterprise 2.0 is about groups not theindividual.

Defining Collaboration - 4. Mapping People, Work, and Outcomes to Technology Capabilities

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here's how I view the world of collaboration technology as applied to particular people groups working on common outcomes. People : A defined team of people ( with known and defined membership, but it can vary, usually through moderated access rights. ).

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral " Blog Archive " Membership engagement story

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blog About Ed Projects Services Membership engagement story December 6, 2007 – 5:05 pm Lyndsay Rees-Jones (CILIP Membership Support Advisor) and I gave another presentation about the CILIP membership communities at Online Information yesterday. And for membership associations, this is the core of their being. Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation.

Clay Shirky: nonprofits must become new-style convenors - or lose their members

Social Reporter

That means change for campaigning charities, trade associations, and membership bodies who may have worked in the past through a mix of newsletters, events and perhaps not very special services. Why bother with “membership&# in future. Re-inventing membership online and off.

Dennis McDonald - Managing Technology - The Use of Codevelopment and Networking to Improve Professional Association Membership Services

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This is Caravelis first paragraph (thanks to The Association Renewal Blog for bringing this article to my attention) : Many association leaders worry that today’s professionals lack interest in joining organizations, and they point to the declines in some association membership levels as evidence. She questions whether improved marketing and increases in the number and type of benefits really improves the value members gain from membership.

How Twitter can trip up a blogging boss

Social Reporter

Lessons for any blogging boss of a membership organisation: you can’t be half-hearted about social media. Over at the RSA another blogging boss, Matthew Taylor, is doing rather better in lively exchanges following a thoughtful post about the challenges facing membership organisations. A group of RSA staff and Fellows recently ran a workshop on the next steps in making RSA a more networky organisation, and reports are summarised here.

How to be a great community manager

John Tropea - Delicious Community

These activities include scheduling and hosting calls and meetings, asking and answering questions, posting information which is useful to the members, regularly spending time expanding membership and increasing member contributions. Increase membership. Then reply to them in the group.

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Membership therefore implies a commitment to the domain, and therefore a shared competence that distinguishes members from other people. They value their collective competence and learn from each other, even though few people outside the group may value or even recognize their expertise.

Green Chameleon » Representing Communities on the Web

Green Chameleon

The countries are scaled by approximate membership, which means that this geography will be a rapidly changing one – I wonder is the geographic metaphor a good one in this particular instance?

Fascinating Social Media and SEO Case Study

Online Social Networking

The objective of this Facebook watch fair is to increase Gevril Group page membership and member engagement. Since launching the Gevril Group website this past December, the company’s online presence has grown considerably.

Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

S ubscribe: Get email alerts or RSS feeds and regularly read the threaded discussion board/group. P ost: Start a new thread or reply in a threaded discussion board/group. E xpand: Attract new members, content contributions, and threaded discussion board/group posts.

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Building open communities

Jenny Connected

For example, in 2007, Engestrom wrote of the costs of a community of practice as follows: A community of practice is a fairly well-bounded local entity which has clear boundaries and membership criteria.

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Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

It is easy to confuse attributes and links, especially with regards to the membership to groups. Group membership is not a link! It might make your connection to other group members easier and to non-group members more difficult.

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Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

The result might be a chaotic and inconsistent level of utilization and growth of the site but those groups that “stick with it” will shape the community environment and produce leaders that can help evangelize benefits upwards to management. By focusing on making each pilot participant a success, it creates a level of scarcity - and hopefully a level of eagerness on the part of the next group in the queue.

Where Will Collaboration Thrive as it Goes Social? Three Keys

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption Council membership for inferring general trends. It's definitely an early adopter group, and is for large organizations - but that's evident based merely on membership entry requirements. About a month ago, Dion wrote a long post looking at where collaboration will thrive when it goes social. He covers a lot of ground, including: - The dominance of social media as a consumer channel for interacting with organizations.

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Let's hear it for neighbourhood groups: Conservative party launch of the Big Society


Today eleven members of the Conservative party shadow cabinet (yes, eleven, including the party leader David Cameron) presented their ideas for 'the Big Society' which are dominated by plans to stimulate involvement in neighbourhood groups. stimulate the creation and development of neighbourhood groups in every area. encourage mass engagement in neighbourhood groups and social action projects. Nor do we know whether grants will be available to unconstituted groups. All

Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh


More than anything else, because what may well work for one specific community, may not work rather well with another, since they don’t share the same context, the same membership, the same interest area, the same goals, etc.

Snippets - The in-groups of social identity theory in decentralised organisations

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The in-groups of social identity theory in decentralised organisations. Social identification has an emotional significance and self-esteem is tied to feeling connected with the category membership. This is where behavioral norms are also established for how we act within our groups. Archive. /. Snippets. Research of insightful things people say. RANDOM POSTS. Sep 15.

How can social media support learning alliances/multistakeholder processses?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Arjen Wals said all learning is social, but social learning emphasizes learning through different perspectives- from the differences in heterogenous groups. Though I realize people also use the term communities for multistakeholder groups.

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here is a world map showing where KM4Dev members are from: If you are a member of KM4dev you can have a look for yourself, as membership changes and the screen-shot above is now out of date: https://dgroups.org/groups/km4dev-l/members/overview.

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Membership therefore implies a commitment to the domain, and therefore a shared competence that distinguishes members from other people. They value their collective competence and learn from each other, even though few people outside the group may value or even recognize their expertise.

Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

When partnerships persist over time and involve a group of people, we have a community of practice, which harnesses very sophisticated feedback processes. Through serious discussions with the members of her small group, she was encouraged to quit her job without any idea of where she would go.

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The Number One Fear of Enterprise Social? Mutiny! - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

The company in question decided to cut its subsidised gym memberships, saving an amount which in dollar terms was significant, although in percentage terms it was a drop in the ocean. Log in with your social account: Or, you can log in. or sign up. using Forbes. New Posts. +1

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My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

Michelle Laurie

Our most recent paper was presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference in Toronto (June 2013) via a Think Tank session and provided preliminary reflections on performance improvement and assessment of groups of individuals working together in networks and communities of practice.

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Learning, community values and my skills – this is what I can bring to The Kootenay Coop Board

Michelle Laurie

You may be wondering why I want to volunteer with this group. The Coop is a membership based organization of approximately 10,000 members. How can we grow this membership and encourage more people to shop at the best grocery store in Nelson?

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Facebook Page Events Rock

Online Social Networking

The objective of Facebook page events is to increase page membership and engagement. My Baselworld experience is the inspiration for my latest Facebook page event, the 3-Day International Watch Fair , taking place next week on the Gevril Group page.

Practical benefits of studying the biological evolution of cooperation

Jenny Connected

Howard explains: I chose these questions because so much of this course is theoretical and there ought to be some juicy practical suggests from a group like this in regard to heuristics for encouraging cooperation. there is direct benefit to members from the mutualistic sharing of resources, particularly between the core group members, but also from members on the boundary. Is the community group strong enough/big enough to fend off the pull of other groups/communities?

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Top 16 Reasons I Like Facebook More Than Twitter

Online Social Networking

Here are 16 reasons I like Facebook more than I like Twitter: Easier for Group Discussion - Facebook discussions and neatly threaded and hashtags are unnecessary. Much Greater Membership - I’m more able to find the people with whom I want to connect on Facebook than on Twitter.

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral " Blog Archive " Strategic planning for group spaces

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Blog About Ed Projects Services Strategic planning for group spaces February 15, 2008 – 2:59 pm Here are some high level thoughts outlining things you might do when planning for a new community or ‘common purpose networking tool’ (thanks Ben ), or group space, or network enabler, and how you might go about doing it in such a way as to get the most benefit for all actors in the system. Each group will have its own dynamics, context, routines, totems and behaviours.

Social care provided by older people is worth £34 billion


The contributions range from leadership or high levels of membership of local clubs and societies, to informal support looking out for vulnerable neighbours and helping them stay independent for longer.

What can we do for our friends in Kenya? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Again, our membership in this global village made possible by online connections gives us each a chance to amplify the news from Kenya and bolster the work of the peacemakers. What advice would you have for me and my group, to provide the most effective and efficient help to the most amount of people?

Thoughts about community as curriculum in #rhizo14

Jenny Connected

This has been going for many years and has a strong group of core members who welcome peripheral participants and support them in their learning trajectory. It is a semi-open community – full access is through paid membership. This also has a strong core group and is an open community.

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