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Ontobrands as prototypical stories attract stigmergic narrative mediation and swarming

Taming the spaces

Social media environments together with geographical locations can be conceptualized as a “hybrid ecosystem”, provided that participants of social media have ecological dependence of the particular set of mediators that they use as their niche for taking action.

Technology: gender and politeness in Computer Mediated Communication

Joitske Hulsebosch

Gender and politeness in Computer Mediated Communication. They studied computer mediated communication (CMC), specifically work related emails in the Indian context (494 mails written by men and women were analysed). Prof Asha Kaul and Vaibhavi Kulkarni wrote a paper with the name of Coffee, Tea or.? By the way: google images on politeness show up as scenes from previous centuries.

Theorizing On Network Ties & Structures

Collaborative Thinking

Extending this argument further (that networks underpin everything), we might consider how the enterprise, as a mediator, influences formation of a wide array of social structures well beyond teams and communities. Whether we are examining reporting chains in a business unit that denote ties within a management structure or the formal workflow sequence that denote role-based ties within a process structure, we might consider these relations (ties) as enterprise mediated networks.

Reading Joyce’s Dubliners With Imaginary Friends | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The Human Behind Humans of New York

Leading Virtually

It reinforced the continued importance of the human element in a world where our interactions are increasingly mediated by technology. Culture Digital age leadership Human issues Leadership Social media digital-age leadership e-leadership HONY leadership leading via technology technology-mediated leadership social mediaA little over a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend a talk at Cornell University by Brandon Stanton, the author of Humans of New York (HONY).

World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

At the same time, the way in which children on the autism spectrum learn in a responsive environment designed especially for them ( MEDIATE ) has featured as a case study in both the most recent research papers I have been working on with Roy Williams and Simone Gumtau. Today is World Autism Awareness Day. In the last couple of years I have found myself doing more and more work related to autism.

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World Autism Awareness Day

Jenny Connected

At the same time, the way in which children on the autism spectrum learn in a responsive environment designed especially for them ( MEDIATE ) has featured as a case study in both the most recent research papers I have been working on with Roy Williams and Simone Gumtau. Today is World Autism Awareness Day. In the last couple of years I have found myself doing more and more work related to autism.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

When new affordances emerge, they can have a polarizing affect on society until the culture reaches what Baym calls “operational consensus” regarding those mediated interactions and associated norms. Mediated Communication , 13 (1), 210-230.

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Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

This doesn’t really exist anymore – the idea that putting mediators or filters in the way of direct democracy is kinda on the out.

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A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

Over the past few years I have enjoyed being part of the MAFN Webinars. MAFN is the Mid Atlantic Facilitator’s Network. They offer both online and offline professional development gatherings. Last Friday, Amy Lenzo , Nancy Settle-Murphy and I were ostensibly the “presenters.”

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NLC2016 Hotseat notes: Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

Connectivity is mediated by systems platforms. The second Networked Learning Conference 2016 Hotseat was a much quieter affair than the first, but none the worse for that. The topic, facilitated by Sonia Livingstone was – Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning . Sonia posted 4 topics for us to discuss: Experience of networked and connected learning, their boundaries and limits.

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Activity Streams: Moving Beyond Event Aggregation

Collaborative Thinking

Activity streams can also mediate social networking and community building. When it comes to 2011 trends, I posted earlier on " Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site to Platform Services ". Rather than publish a short list, I wanted to take some time to explore each trend in more depth. In this post, I want to examine the topic of Activity Streams. Trend : Activity streams will continue to be a much hyped capability within social platforms.

Annotated Bibliography: Background For Literature Review Project

Collaborative Thinking

The work builds on research from boyd and Ellison regarding online social network sites (SNS) where the SNS plays the role of mediated public. The idea of a mediated public where people “perform” in serious or playful manners aligns with research from Pearson regarding the front-stage and back-stage nature of a SNS. Mediated Communication , 13 (1), 210-230. Mediated communication occurs in the context of broader cultural forces. better technology mediation).

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Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

Enterprise Q&A is just one of many affordances social collaboration platforms mediate. In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 trends.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Elsua

He also discussed how human knowledge requires mediation.

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Online Residency

Jenny Connected

He did a fantastic job of acting as a mediator between us and the room and made sure that the mics were working OK, the video panned the room and that our questions were put to the room. Yesterday (April 19th) I dipped into an HEA workshop (face-to-face in Oxford with open virtual access – I was in the latter group) and enjoyed it so much that I stayed the entire day. The Process. There were a few things that made this event enjoyable.

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Online Residency

Jenny Connected

He did a fantastic job of acting as a mediator between us and the room and made sure that the mics were working OK, the video panned the room and that our questions were put to the room. Yesterday (April 19th) I dipped into an HEA workshop (face-to-face in Oxford with open virtual access – I was in the latter group) and enjoyed it so much that I stayed the entire day. The Process. There were a few things that made this event enjoyable.

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Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

We also need to think “beyond the screen” regarding how design practices help mediate online and offline social networking that may have little cause-effect association to a specific business task or process. While enterprise social networking has been covered extensively in the media and by IT analyst firms, one of the least discussed aspects of the topic has been the issue of design and the potential impact of design on employee adoption of such tools and applications.

Enterprise 2.0 Summit: Learning from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Yves Caseau, BASF & More "How People Matter"

21st Century Organization

Yves Caseau, Executive Vice-President, Bouygues Telecom At Bouygues Telecom’s Dr. Yves Casea u is responsible for “Technologies, Services and Innovation” but his presentation focused on organization theory, social networks, CMC (computer-mediated communication) and information flows.

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Revisiting Marshall McLuhan

Portals and KM

  What was especially impressive was that McLuhan offered these conclusions before there was any genuine understanding of how human beings process mediated information. Here is another book about one of the more innovative thinkers in the last century, Marshall McLuhan.    David Carr reviews Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work !” by Douglas Coupland in the New York Times. Thanks to Chris Coleman, EVP of Marketing at Yakabod , for pointing out the review.

Digital Citizenship

SocialTech

My notes from a recent interview on Digital Citizenship for TES: I see digital citizenship as a distinct but overlapping area in relation to digital literacy.

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Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Working with data a fine level of granularity, and not mediating sense-making. I was back at St. Aidan’s United Church in Victoria yesterday, hosting another conversation in their continued evolution into their next shape.

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Developing digital literacies in practice

SocialTech

Picture Credit: Scaffolding by Victoria Pickering. Last week I took part in The Guardian Higher Education Network 's Developing Digital Literacy in HE live chat.

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Are We In A "Post E2.0 Era"?

Collaborative Thinking

Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. I just read an interesting report from my ex-colleague Larry Cannel from Gartner (" The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work "). It was recently published under the Burton IT1 Research if you have access. My thoughts - not directly in response to Larry's report, just in general concerning Enterprise 2.0

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Distributed Agile: communication and common ground

Mathemagenic

Most of the solutions in respect to building the common ground in distributed Agile teams still rely on making sure that there are opportunities to visit each other, while there is a lot of space for a technology-mediated ways to do so next to the f2f. *

Orchestrating Accidental Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

While technical mediation of these legacy human communication modes is interesting, it is not where most of the power and potential lie. A couple of years ago Billy Cripe wrote about the difference between intentional and accidental collaboration.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication , 13 (1), article 11. This special theme section of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication brings together scholarship on these emergent phenomena. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12 (3), article 1.

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Shrunken communication in distributed teams (the egg of communication :)

Mathemagenic

As promised – more thinking from our project looking at the challenges in distributed Agile teams.

No Email Reply? Don’t Let an Unanswered Email Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

This is true for responses in various kinds of computer-mediated communication systems, including email and group discussion forums. Technology is meant to connect us. Instead, it often creates feelings of isolation. Such as when there’s no reply to our emails.

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4-word-build

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

This could be: * An idea you are providing some training in - for example I have used it for the words Mediation, Conflict, Teamwork, Communication etc. * The Principles of Effective Communication and the Underlying Philosophies of Mediation will inform good practice in facilitating the discussion.

Social Network Sites As Connective Infrastructure

Collaborative Thinking

However, the organizational value is the more compelling aspect re: how these sites mediate the type of interactions and relationships necessary to master new roles and identities. Using multiple regression and structural equation modeling, he demonstrates that supportive and social-informational uses of social network sites in transition exert a direct and mediated positive effect on overall adaptation.

Dutch Innovation Seminar 2008

Making CommunitySense

Nabuur , the “Global Neighbour Network&# is an NGO that mediates between villages in developing countries having concrete requests for development assistance, and volunteers, from both North and South, who are able to help address these requests, leading to long-term collaboration and relationship networks. On October 9, a beautiful autumn day, I went to the De Baak estate, in the wooded centre of the country to attend the Dutch Innovation Seminar 2008.

How Do We Build Local Social Capital?

How to Save the World

mediation, facilitation). I n my previous article, I recapped and built upon Nicole Foss’ (Stoneleigh of The Automatic Earth blog) presentation in Vancouver last week.

Online, local social capital, and network diversity

Neighbourhoods

Now here ’s research to confirm that social networks are not less diverse when mediated online, and that online use makes a ‘positive and substantive total contribution’ to network diversity and hence to the social capital that is accessible through personal networks.

Cetis 2013 Keynote - Digital Citizenship: Underpinning Open Education

SocialTech

From being in utero to dying, and even after death - our lives in all their varieties, shades and complexities are already mediated, shared, constructed and lived out online.

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Cultivating community in IMCoPs

Community Capers

Ok so this is happening later that I would have liked but here goes… In the next three weeks I will unpack some of my research findings about the common factors found in the cultivation of community in successful Internet-mediated communities of practice (IMCoPs).

Platform Architectures

Collaborative Thinking

The central role of "platform" products and services in mediating the activities of disaggregated "clusters" or "ecosystems" of firms has been widely recognized. Among the most stable elements in a platform architecture are the modular interfaces that mediate between the platform and its complements. Interesting read. The Architecture of Platforms: A Unified View — HBS Working Knowledge. Abstract.

When the Leader is the Only One Remote From the Team

Leading Virtually

Most or all interaction between the leader and members is now mediated by technology, which tends to restrict what is communicated. On my LinkedIn profile , I received a suggestion in response to one of my recent posts that I cover a particular configuration of virtual teams.

The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

” tells the members of the Legal and Safety committee that they need to get there immediately to witness and mediate any interaction between the group and police).

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No Email Reply? Don’t Let it Get the Better of You

Leading Virtually

This is true for responses in various kinds of computer-mediated communication systems, including email and group discussion forums. Isn’t technology meant to connect us? Instead, it often creates feelings of isolation. Such as when there’s no reply to our email.