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Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Elsua

Rules, control, entitlement, arrogance, (a certain) position or status, micro-management, etc. Those Social Computing Guidelines are your entrance door into modelling certain new mindset(s), behaviours and overall good business practices. .

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How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Elsua

I remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not. which explains quite nicely their own social media policy that they are using: Fun stuff, eh?

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The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Elsua

The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. Back in my high school years, computing was one of the subjects that I kept struggling with time and time again.

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Fair Process and Social Computing

Governance in a Networked World

I was reminded recently of a diagram published in one of my favourite HBR articles on organisational change management called "Fair Process"by Kim and Mauborgne back in 1997. So what has this got to do with Social Computing?

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Radical Management – A Different Kind of CEO

Elsua

You would have to watch the video clip itself to find out more about another example, in my opinion, of what radical management is all about and why it’s this new kind of leadership the one we need to get us out of the financial crisis we have been living through the last few years.

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CommunityBuilders: The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe

Elsua

So I am pleased to share over here with all of you “ The State of Community Management 2011 with Rachel Happe “ That’s right! Interest in Community Management Has Increased. The Community Management Discipline Is Evolving.

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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively – Part Deux

Elsua

I am sure you may have noticed how Howard doesn’t use the wording “ Community Manager “, term that, like you all know already, I don’t feel too comfortable with altogether either.

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IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Elsua

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

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The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Elsua

There are plenty of blog posts out there that have covered very well the topic of “ The Future of the Workplace &# and the impact of social computing in helping shape up the business world to become a whole lot more open, engaged, transparent and nimble.

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Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Elsua

Over the course of the years Hugh MacLeod has always been posting some of the most amazing content available out there on the Internet Blogosphere on various different topics, specially, related to Social Networking. Does blogging still play a key part in your social interactions?

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What Is (A) Community?

Elsua

under the heading “ Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?&# Acting more like leaders and facilitators leading and showing the way, rather than (community) managers trying to manage just another project; in this case a community.

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Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Elsua

I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. It’s something difficult to see work just right and scalable in other social networking sites.

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Social Media at Work

Elsua

This time around Social Media @ Work. With the existence, and abundance, of social networking tools, we are no longer having to depend on one or two individuals, or a small team of communicators, to help spread the message around.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.

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Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Elsua

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Elsua

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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How connect.BASF Helped BASF Become a Social Business

Elsua

In the recent past I have been blogging over here a couple of times already on some of the amazing piece of work that BASF ( disclaimer: An IBM customer) has been doing over the course of the last year or so on becoming a Social Business and behave and act as such.

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Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Elsua

Yes, indeed, the good old mantra of “ If a service is free, you are the product “ Well, now more than ever, we are seeing that taking place and on a far too frequent basis helping diminish our own perception of how wonderful social networking tools for business can well be.

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Why Best Practices Don’t Work for Knowledge Work

Elsua

Social Computing is no different! However, that’s typically not my answer to their amazement when confronted with the fact there aren’t any best practices for social software, and for knowledge work, in general.

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The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Elsua

But I can imagine how there may well be a bunch of folks out there, who may not be doing Knowledge Management work, who may be wondering what Knowledge Workers are all about and how they can find them within their organisation, right?

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KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same

Elsua

Now morphed into Social Business ) has started already to follow the same path that traditional Knowledge Management did back in the day. If you ask KMers about Social Computing, Social Networking or Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business today.

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Elsua

In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. And no longer just a social networking activity per se, necessarily, on its own.

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The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Elsua

A few days back my good friend Jack Vinson posted a rather interesting and thought-provoking blog post that would be incredibly relevant for all of those folks who happen to be rather active in various different social networking sites and who may be facing such a common problem as well.

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The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Elsua

Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach).

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Building an Engaging Community By Gautam Ghosh

Elsua

For sure, it’s not an easy job; it’s more than anything else an art, because, as we all know, you can’t manage a community ; it’s just like you can’t manage knowledge either; the very same thing. Communities using social media – gautam ghosh.

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Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds

Elsua

But what I think G+ provides us with is a new breaking ground that no other social networking tool, at least, till now, has dared to bridge just yet: combining both online (As in real-time!) By enabling audio (voice) and video right into your social streams.

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Why Ideas Are Obvious to You But Amazing to Others

Elsua

Fun Stuff and Musings Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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The Future of the WorkPlace – Social Business

Elsua

movement and, as we come to prepare things already for 2011 and beyond, one cannot keep but continue reflecting about the real impact of Social Computing within the enterprise and how it is changing the way we think (and behave!) Or not… Welcome to Social Business!

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A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Elsua

Imagine now when people start relying more and more on these social tools and they reach similar levels to the ones I have been enjoying myself for the last few months. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing A-World-Without-Email

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Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

Elsua

One of my all time favourite social networking tools for informal learning , as well as information discovery, on a good range of interesting and relevant topics, and specially Enterprise 2.0 / Social Computing and Social Business as of late is Slideshare. Why social?

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Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Elsua

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. However, traditional management doesn’t seem to be keeping up nicely with those rampant changes we have all gone through over the course of decades.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Elsua

It was one of those great presentations that makes you think about the daily challenges we all face when confronting work and our own productivity and how by shifting gears and opening up to social tools, we may find plenty of solutions to the problems we face today.

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How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business

Elsua

It’s what the Social Web has managed to unleash and awaken from all of those years. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Metablogging Personal KM Social Computing Work Life Integration

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The Tale Of The Social Brand

Elsua

And since we are just a few hours ago from getting ours started, why don’t we just sit back, relax, and start enjoying “ The Tale Of The Social Brand “? Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

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Blog>> Trends in Knowledge Management

Green Chameleon

People are inherently curious for more based on their interest: a) Social media allows us to discover new content which is shared by our peers, friends, etc. b) Social computing empowers people to access information that is related to their interests and scope of work. Examples I would like to mention are Aardvark a “social search engine&# and SwiftRiver aiming to “distill wisdom from crowds&#.

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Elsua

You gotta love serendipity, specially, when it is facilitated serendipity coming through to you, as if by magic, through your multiple daily interactions with your social networks, whether internal or external.

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Blog>> Knowledge Management in Intranets

Green Chameleon

individual usage: personal information management: documents, bookmarks, notes / manage personal relationships and contacts. bookmark management which allows to aggregate related information from internal and external sources with relevant tags. social computing functionality as in connecting to friends, apply tags, rating (like), commenting on the above tools. Knowledge sharing happens partially with technology, and also successfully without software.

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Life In A Perpetual Learning State

Elsua

Specially, if you are heavily involved with the Learning and Education field, which, as most of you know already, is another one of my other passions, specially the concept of Social Learning in a work environment.

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Google Plus – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?

Elsua

My good friend, and fellow colleague, Louis Richardson , is a tremendously engaging public speaker with an amazing talent in delivering key, powerful messages in various different topics; one of them being Social Business. I am not saying that social software is problematic.

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Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Elsua

world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. So this is not something harmful for the overall Social Web alone, but for the Internet as a whole, as we have known it for years altogether.

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