Needle in a Haystack

TNT - The Network Thinker

We focus on networks for good. Unfortunately, others on this planet build networks of crime and terror. These networks are soon caught in a dance of stealth vs. exposure.

Dealing with process and practice around collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

I wrote about eating or fishing last week, and about the same time Bill Ives posted Is there Tension in Enterprise Collaboration (referencing Bruce Lewin's detailed thoughts in The Tension in Collaboration ). The thing that caught me about this idea of Tension is often between those looking for formal process vs. those that want it loose and human. I think this is the same as the issue I brought up: technology implemented without acknowledging the human behavior is bound to miss something. (I

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Data Mining for Networks of Terrorists

TNT - The Network Thinker

Searching for the terrorist needle in the haystack of phone-calls and emails is counter-productive. This week the Department of Homeland Security received the results from a study by the National Research Council [ full report ] that the DHS funded.

Uncover the hidden physics of your business processes

The Bumble Bee

Hopefully from these simple examples it is obvious that the bad news is that finding genuine process improvements can be like looking for a needle in a haystack with the obvious "no-brainers" often not being the best things to do.

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Online Community Summit 2009: Updates

Online Community Report

Austin Heap – Haystack. I wanted to post a quick update with the latest session leads and topics for the Online Community Summit, to be held October 8-9 in Sonoma. I am looking forward to hosting the Summit, along with co-host Joi Podgorny, Head of Community at Mind Candy. The current list of session topics includes: Big Communities to Tackle Big Problems. Turning to the Crowd: Ideas and Contest Sites. What You Need to Know About the Mobile Communities Revolution.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

HayStackHaystack gives businesses the ability to build social networking capabilities into their websites, encouraging customers and sales reps to create more personal connections. Haystack can also be used to help individuals within organizations connect with each other.&#

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The Death of Imagination

How to Save the World

NASA depiction of Earth’s night sky in 3.75B years when the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are colliding. I magination is the capacity to conjure up ideas, stories, prose, poetry, music, images, and ways to deal with problems and predicaments, seemingly out of nothing.

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Blogging for knowledge workers: personal networking


Similar to a magnet that can help finding a needle in a haystack, passionate writing attracts people interested in topics you blog about, inviting them to comment and link back. This is an English draft for the second of two articles I wrote on blogging for Dutch magazine Informatie Professional (the first one – Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas ).

Links for the Week: May 17, 2009

How to Save the World

Charge for filtering and finding 'needles in haystacks'. BLOG Links for the Week: May 17, 2009. mountain in Japan, still snow-covered in May; photo by Kevin.

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John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

NETWORKS KickApps, Ning, elggspaces, People Aggregator, OpenServing, VisiblePath, Kwiqq,, Haystack Networking, Carmun, [.]

How to Save the World - Changing Information Behaviours

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Its needle in a haystack work. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. April 10, 2007 Changing Information Behaviours L astweek I was given the task by one of my work colleagues of helping hercreate a new community of practice. I cant divulge the precise topicof the community, but lets suppose it was "food poisoning".

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