Community Capers

MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?

Community Capers

In MirandaNet, this kind of learning has been observed since 2000, when the community had gained a mature capacity to use the listserv to enrich their professional learning. It’s taken a long time but since 1992 MirandaNet members have been learning how to communicate on line. Now an e-mature community our discussions are becoming more and more sophisticated. We now have examples of interchange where members are creating new knowledge online.

Green Chameleon » Connect, Contribute, Develop

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Connect, Contribute, Develop Tony Burgess of Company Command fame made a very striking contribution on the Comprac listserve the other day, which I’m quoting here with his permission.

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knowledge management and the exploding whale

Joitske Hulsebosch

Exploding Whale I told someone about the video with the exploding whale, that I got to know through a message on the knowledge management for development listserv.

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Blog>> Brains Respond to Stories as if They Are Real

Green Chameleon

Thanks to Rick Davies via the MSC listserve for this lead Fascinating piece from the February 17 issue of the New Scientist on a whole raft of brain research suggesting that the human brain processes the information from stories in very similar ways to the way it processes information from perceived reality.

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Blog>> Cynefin, Collapse, and Adaptive Change

Green Chameleon

Thanks to John Bordeaux via the actKM listserve for flagging this VERY interesting interpretation of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework from Noah Raford , adding a temporal, cyclical dimension to it by blending it with Gunderson and Holling ’s cycle of adaptive change.

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Cancer Commons - another open-science initiative

Endless Knots

Wiki as repository for a virtual community

Joitske Hulsebosch

Through a comment on a blogpost by Nancy White I found this article about a virtual community using a discussion list (listserv) in combination with a wiki. The wiki serves as a collaborative repository. You can access the article here if you want to read it in full. I've been advising a community where using an online discussion forum where few people had experience with a wiki. We started a wiki to put knowledge products together.

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Nancy White

listserv or web forum, Twitter, etc.) . My friend Sue Wolff generously lent me two books recently. The first, Marie Winn’s “ Red-Tails in Love &# captured my heart and mind.

Blog>> From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon

It started in a innocent enough way when, in a discussion about knowledge sharing and generation on the KM4Dev listserve, somebody cited the DIKW model as a way of describing how knowledge is generated in organisations.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Christina Pikas on Library Science

Portals and KM

  Sometimes, Christina saw an e-mail conversation on the listserv or the news article, and didn't initially get it's importance.  This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging. I will only include cases from people who are still blogging now.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Gautam Ghosh on Management

Portals and KM

Gautam has been a chronic contributor to various business related egroups/yahoogroups and listservs over the last five years. This begins a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging. I will only include cases from people who are still blogging now. These cases have not appeared on this blog before.

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September Wrap-Up Community Builder Chat: Online, Offline, and Migration

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Question 1 : asked about migrating a community from one tool to another, specifically from listservs to a website/forum. Some of the responses highlighted the need to understand what was currently working for the listserv conversations and what would be a valuable hook to move people to the forums, and especially who within the community (not the org) may be the most influential in a successful migration. Tonight was the 2nd monthly Community Builder chat ; and I had a great time!

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Executive Committee? No thank you.

Hildy Gottlieb

We chatted on the listserv, texted and direct messaged to arrange a conference call, chatted on the phone for a bit until we had a game plan, then followed up with each other via the listserv.

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Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The consensus of this group is they would like to do this via listserv. I really dislike listservs and would like to find a different option. Is there a blog/listserv hybrid solution, perhaps using rss or something like that?

What we can learn from disrupted meetings?

Chris Corrigan

Over the past few days an amazing conversation has unfolded on the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation listserv about what these events mean for deliberative democracy. In the US right now, the health care “debate&# is raging and town hall meetings being held across the country are being deliberately hijacked by those who don’t want to see reform go ahead.

Words that Evoke YES! and WOW!

Hildy Gottlieb

This post is dedicated with deepest gratitude to everyone – both here at the blog, and across Facebook and Twitter and listserv discussions – who helped us find the name, and to those who are helping us make it happen.

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Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Digital Habitats

listserv or web forum , Twitter , etc.). (Crossposted from my Full Circle blog ). My friend Sue Wolff generously lent me two books recently. The first, Marie Winn’s “ Red-Tails in Love &# captured my heart and mind.

Technology: embeddedness and escape in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

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Communities of practice: Nancy Dixon on knowledge transfer

Joitske Hulsebosch

Specialist transfer (transfer of explicit knowledge about a task not performed on a regular basis) This is a typical case where a listserve may work. I went to the local library because they had purchased their first book on weblogs (apparently Rosmalen is about to enter blogosphere).

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Joyful, Spirit-Filled, Vision-Focused Touchy-Feely Mumbo Jumbo

Hildy Gottlieb

Listserv question: “Aside from principles, do you teach boards anything practical like worksheets and agendas?”. People in the community benefit sector, all over the world, are doing the work that makes our communities livable, joyful, warm and inviting and healthy and strong.

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Were you in NETWORKING? Please pass along

Endless Knots

Need I say: No web, no listservs, and, of course, no Google, Wikipedia, Twitter or Facebook. In 1982, Doubleday published Networking: The First Report and Directory , Jeff's and my first book.

Green Chameleon » From Data, with Love

Green Chameleon

It started in an innocent enough way when, in a discussion about knowledge sharing and generation on the KM4Dev listserve, somebody cited the DIKW model as a way of describing how knowledge is generated in organisations.

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Friends? Colleagues? Where’s the Line?

Hildy Gottlieb

And that reminded me of something I posted to a listserv several years ago, in response to a question raised by a colleague (who also happens to be a friend). The trust we share will not have come from watching each other’s listserv posts as professional observers.

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

listserv or web forum, Twitter, etc.)

Green Chameleon » Is KM a Pseudoscience?

Green Chameleon

I guess a bad listserv is better than no listserv. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Is KM a Pseudoscience? There was a bit of a spat on the actKM forum over the past week or so.

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Blog>> What KM Conferences Can Be

Green Chameleon

It’s especially important that I give kudos because I’ve given them a bit of a hard time in the past on various listserves and here on Green Chameleon. I have to give kudos to Ark Group Australia for their just-finished “ KM For the Experienced Practitioner ” conference in Melbourne.

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Green Chameleon » What KM Conferences Can Be

Green Chameleon

It’s especially important that I give kudos because I’ve given them a bit of a hard time in the past on various listserves and here on Green Chameleon.

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Meet People Where They Are (Then Sing to Them)

Hildy Gottlieb

It began last summer, with a post I sent to the listserv for the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) , offering sample copies of The Pollyanna Principles for professors who might use the book as a text in their nonprofit management classes.

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Blog>> Justification by Faith or Works?

Green Chameleon

In a follow-up post on the actKM listserve, Brad Hinton makes the excellent point that cumbers can mean different things in different context, which is why qualitative input is so important alongside the numbers to help interpret them correctly. The learning ripples from the actKM conference are still spreading, on the actKM forum as well as in the blogosphere.

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The More Transparent, The More We Learn

Hildy Gottlieb

In every venue where I am present – from listservs to LinkedIn to individual phone conversations with people unrelated to consulting – we’ve been asking things like.

Outreach vs. Engagement

Hildy Gottlieb

I have known some of these wonderful people since way back in the hey-day of listservs. Being in Day 3 of this fabulously energizing week, I have had little time to blog.

Green Chameleon » Justification by Faith or Works?

Green Chameleon

In a follow-up post on the actKM listserve, Brad Hinton makes the excellent point that numbers can mean different things in different contexts, which is why qualitative input is so important alongside the numbers to help interpret them correctly. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Justification by Faith or Works? The learning ripples from the actKM conference are still spreading, on the actKM forum as well as in the blogosphere.

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Practical example: Experiences with communities of practice in India

Joitske Hulsebosch

A wide variety of groups and networks were studied, like a farmers group producing a journal, an exchange programme, a listserv and email discussion group, and information sharing group on livelihoods and gender equity and a group championing women's rights. SCD and Intercooperation have commissioned a study called Experiences with communities of practice in India , an important resource published in december 2005.

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Does Email Fundraising Really Raise Money?

Hildy Gottlieb

I asked on Listservs where consultants gather. I thought it was going to be easy. Yes, I know, famous last words, but I really did. In a post early last week , I asked whether or not we should do a year-end fundraising appeal.

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From failsafe to safefail

Chris Corrigan

We are having a lovely conversation on the OSLIST, the Open Space facilitator’s listserv about failures right now and it’s refreshing to hear stories about where things went sideways. Alex has a great post today on his Top 5 reasons to celebrate mistakes at work. I’ve been hearing lately from many clients about the need for us to loosen up and accept more failure in our work.

Lessons in Transparency

Hildy Gottlieb

Assembling all 50+ comments from those posts (not to men tion discussions at Facebook and Twitter and various listservs), the organization’s name became evident: Creating the Future.

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Research Questions I Wish Someone Would Answer

Hildy Gottlieb

Every once in a while I ask folks on the listserv for ARNOVA ( Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action ) if they know whether research has been done about this topic or that. Lately the responses I receive are simultaneously disappointing and intriguing. First, no one finds research to address my question, and.

Green Chameleon » Sharepoint and Magic

Green Chameleon

In the midst of a generally good discussion came one of those occasional lucid, brilliant, succint, experience-based summaries you sometimes get on listserves and for which they are worth their weight in email.

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Recruiting OUR Board!

Hildy Gottlieb

Must have time to commit to being a board member (while we don’t know yet how much time that is, this will be a founding board, and we’ll probably chat a lot via listserv in addition to formal board meetings, so…).

Organising Knowledge » Politics, Taxonomies and Censorship

Green Chameleon

It was only at the end of March that medical librarian listserves started discussing the mystery. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Politics, Taxonomies and Censorship Popline is the world’s biggest database on reproductive health, with about a third of a million articles. It’s funded by federal agency USAID, and managed by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

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