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.

Swarm 130

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.

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

Nancy White

The Spectrum of Computer Mediated Collective Action and the Collaboration Funnel - LLiu's Community Zen Master Blog - CommunityZenMaster.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

collaboration teams socialnetwork_km community

KM 30

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).

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).

2008 130

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.

Movable Distance, technology and remoteness

Joitske Hulsebosch

The implicit assumption is that mediated conversations introduce impurities, because we use lesser senses. Yet, as the essay points out the mediated communication can provide kinds of knowledge not available through face-to-face communication.

2007 130

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.

2012 89

Welcome to Community Capers!

Community Capers

The first community will be introduced in June of 2008 and for the coming three weeks I will unpack some of the key findings of my research into successful community building in Internet-mediated Communities of practice (IMCoPs) as a background to our first capers. Community Capers is a place to showcase and case study some of the most successful online communities out there.

2008 100

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.

2012 109

National Initiative for Social Participation +White+Paper+-+6-02-09.pdf (application/pdf Object)


June 2, 2009 draft of a working group proposal "to promote dramatically increased research support and educational opportunities for technology-mediated social participation especially as related to national priorities" Tags: online_community online_interaction system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

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10 approaches to digital inclusion

Social Reporter

Mediated access approaches accept that some people. support to mediate between their needs for information, entertainment. Tim Davies has produced an excellent analysis here of themes from the recent Digital Inclusion and Social Capital seminar at the RSA, that I mentioned the other day.

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.

2012 100

Reading Joyce’s Dubliners With Imaginary Friends

Nancy White

As you know, I am curious and entranced with electronically mediated communications, relationships, work and learning. Dear Readers. You may NOT know that I’ve never read James Joyce beyond snippets.

“It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social media systems design for open innovation communities

Making CommunitySense

A very strange and powerful experience of, literally, “extreme computer-mediated communication&# !

Digital Habitats for project teams

Learning Alliances

All of the discussion about permeable community boundaries will apply in those situations because team members may need to bring an expert into a few technology-mediated conversations, not involve them in the whole project’s work-space.

Team as my tool

Taming the spaces

The most interesting in this model is that it enables to see three types of mediators of action (’tools’) that individuals use to achieve their objectives: - material tools, services and resources (any kind of social software for example).

Teams 130

Unschooling structures: shape and focus


Here I bump into the same thing that I encountered when Alexander was a few months old: a lot of our current practices are conceptual, technology-mediated and are difficult to observe for a child, also because “adults work” and “kids learn” are two different worlds. One of the things that is on my thinking radar now is what I call ‘unschooling structure’ – the things that help to shape and focus learning.

2015 89

Welcome to the official Twitter page of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Endless Knots

The OHHDL would like to graciously thank our Twitter mediator, Deven Hk, for providing insight and logistical information. A new person has joined the Web 2.0 revolution. A man who knows a thing or two about change. The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (OHHDL to us tweeps) is on Twitter. After less than a day, OHHDL has 13,241 followers and has put up 30 updates.

Technology: the online Johari window -part 3

Joitske Hulsebosch

So that's 1-0 for these people's capacity to 'read' people through disembodied (computer mediated) interactions. -

2006 130

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).

Digital Habitats for project teams

Digital Habitats

All of the discussion about permeable community boundaries will apply in those situations because team members may need to bring an expert into a few technology-mediated conversations, not involve them in the whole project’s work-space.

Book Review: The Moral Imagination – The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Viv Mcwaters

What became clear as I read the book was its message is just as relevant to facilitation as it is to those working in mediation and peace building. Not long after my return from London late last year I met with friends in Melbourne for lunch.

2011 130

MirandaNet: Place

Community Capers

Network communities are a form of technology-mediated environments that foster a sense of community among users. MirandaNet Fellowship has two Internet-mediated communication systems. One of the design dimensions of network communities is developing a sense of persistent, shared space as an environment that frames the presence of multiple actors and provides mutual awareness.

2008 100

Sonoa ServiceNet Enhances Security, Interoperability, and Performance in Enterprise Cloud Computing

Portals and KM

SOAP to REST), versioning, and credential mediation. Sonoa ServiceNet is a network and virtual appliance that supports enterprise cloud computing by enforcing security, interoperability, and performance policies. I spoke with Scott Regan, their head of marketing.

Cloud 130

Distributed Agile: communication and common ground


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. *

window shopping

Engineers without Fears

ABB hits me with a Johari Window reference in the comments. It has something to do with presentation management , ambient exposure and mindfulness. I don't quite know what yet.

Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Today Caucus votes in Australia as to who will Lead the Labor Party – our current Prime Minister Julia Gillard, or our ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – and ultimately be Prime Minister.

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.

Leadership is becoming harder!

Leading Virtually

With an increasing amount of our interaction mediated by technology, that influence process cannot remain the same, can it? What if I told you that leading others has just become harder? And that it will become increasingly challenging in the future?

2015 46

Some reflections on the bushfire recovery process

Viv Mcwaters

Directly and mediated. It’s nearly five months on from the Victorian bushfires that claimed many lives, homes, livlihoods, habitat, livestock and wildlife. I don’t live in the affected area. I’ve done a few workshops with people who do, and with people who have been affected indirectly. I’ve seen some of the effects - physical and emotional. I’ve seen the blackened trees, felt the stillness, and the emptiness.

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.

2008 100

Being there together via presence and activity traces


when work moves into a technology-mediated realm, things start to break. So, I’m looking at how the effects of “being there together&# could be achieved in a technology-mediated way. This is possible in a technology-mediated way, but not easy and natural, since in the most cases it requires a range of strategies and additional activities to make that work (e.g.

Who would you like to sit near at work?

Governance in a Networked World

The science of social networks can assist in mediating the politics that regularly pervade office space allocations. Sounds a simple enough question, but likely to provoke a mix of emotions that strikes at the heart of the social and business dichotomy.

2014 141

Online, local social capital, and network diversity


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.

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.

2011 100

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.

2015 100

Is Leading in the Digital Age Different?

Leading Virtually

With technology-mediated work increasing unabated, there is greater need and expectation for leaders to provide an inspiring purpose and structure that would hold the followers together and propel them forward despite the numerous challenges of working virtually.

2015 51

The Riddle of Online Resonance (second instalment)

Jenny Connected

1987) Teaching and Learning On-Line: Issues in Computer-Mediated Graduate Courses. In Special Issue: Computer-Mediated Communication. Here is the second instalment of our paper on e-resonance.

2010 130