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Week in Review: May 21, 2012

Alchemy of Change

Seven ideas on meaningful work, myth, mobile computing, philanthropy, and networks. Mission & Outcomes Permeability & Networks Social Change Social Media & Information Technology contextual computing hybrid meaning mission mobile networks new economy philanthropy

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I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


Have you ever heard about being empowered, as a human being, thanks to technology and the Internet, regardless of whatever you may be doing?

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. Trust builds living networks that are highly resilient, flexible and efficient. That’s network resilience.

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Week in Review: May 14, 2012

Alchemy of Change

Engagement & Collaboration Permeability & Networks Social Media & Information Technology Stakeholder Ownership and Accountability CarPoint Flickr Google Klout knowledge graph market research semantic webFour mini-posts on: Google's new 'knowledge graph" and the semantic web, the sad story of Flickr (and CarPoint), why Justin Bieber has a higher Klout score than President Obama, and the future of market research.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Thank you, Benoît Mandelbrot Keep Stretching… » Twitter is Not a Social Network That’s right, Twitter is not a social network. So, is Amazon a social network?

The Fallacy of Social Networking


You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social Networking Sites Need to Grow Up into the 21st Century.

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How to Escape Endless Networking Conversations

Partnering Resources

Another entry in our ongoing series on Networking Tips.~~. You’re at a networking event and you’re here to meet a lot of people, so you simply say that. I know we’re both here to network, so why don’t we meet some other people? Networks and Networking

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My Favorite Tweets for May 1 - 14 2011

Portals and KM

NYT - Social Networks Offer a Way to Narrow Field of Friends [link]. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason. Since Twitter archiving is an oxymoron, I am now going to post my favorite links for the month so they can be easily accessed later.

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Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss

Partnering Resources

Is your biggest networking problem your boss? Read this article for tips and techniques on how to network with your boss. Yes, your boss may have been promoted beyond her level of competency, but it’s also possible that it’s a simple style issue.

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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings


You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team.

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Ripple: Social Network Influencers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The main thing for me was to chat with Affiliate marketers about how social networks pass information around. You don’t need a big social network yourself. But it does show that influencers can bridge social networks carrying the information across from one community to another.

The official and unofficial connectors that may make localism work

Social Reporter

The talk there was of getting out and talking to people, making connections, helping people find skills and resources in the community … and aiming to be out of a job within a year once new networks were developed.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


That’s why Workplace Learning is broken and why heutagogy may need to come to the rescue to save us all…. That quote, you may be wondering, is from Edward Cubberly , Dean of the Stanford University School of Education, from around 1900.

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Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise


Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? I am actually thinking that at that point, I may as well just go dormant and stop sharing altogether. .

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Social Networking and Going Back to Basics


It’s up to us to continue redefining our own overall social media experiences to match our needs and wants and not of those who keep providing us with those social networking sites. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

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How to Network at a Social Event When You Don’t Know Anyone

Partnering Resources

Here’s how to network at a social event. You may have found another very introverted person who’s now kicking themselves for not responding well. It’s OK not to network at every moment. Networks and Networking Image by Vincent Fournier for Henkel Advertising.

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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools


and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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Theorizing On Network Ties & Structures

Collaborative Thinking

In earlier posts (" Teams, Communities, And Social Networks "), I outlined some thoughts on how group structures are themselves social networks however the reverse is not always true: "Teams and communities are social networks. In fact, you could basically say that all teams and communities are social networks but not all social networks are teams and communities. Communities may form more voluntarily for instance. There are many networks.

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez


Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. Perhaps the most vocal one being one of my favourite social networking tools: Google Plus.

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Professional Networking – One size does not fit all

Net-Map Toolbox

” This central mantra of career networkers is very true… and fills a lot of people with unpleasant feelings from slight nervousness, to disgust, to the feeling of outright failure, if you think you are not good at “networking”, whatever that is supposed to mean.

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Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

female demographic that may buy a magazine for one article. One of the great mysteries of life is why Anon was such a genius in print and such an idiot online. And like all great mysteries, it’s worth whiling away an afternoon investigating the phenomenon.

Loyalty in Social Networks


I suspect that, somehow, the Social Web slows down a fair bit when blogging kicks in and that may well be the reason why I am having plenty more conversations over here in this blog, since I resumed my blogging mojo just recently, than in the last few months on media tools.

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Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All


Either way, the result was phenomenal since it gave a few thousands of us a unique opportunity where we could explore the potential of social networking for the enterprise, and still going strong!, It’s been my single, most important social networking tool of them all!

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21st Century Organizations: Applying Network Science

21st Century Organization

How to apply understandings from social network science in organizations has pre-occupied me since hearing Patti Anklam explain “energy“ in networks (at Andy Snider ‘s Advanced Thinkers Summit 2003).

Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

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. The industry remains in its early days when it comes to designing social environments that accommodate the myriad subtleties that influence how people network with others beyond the narrow confines of a tool or application.

Broaden Your Network – Fog Creek’s Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

It works by pairing people up randomly, to meet and greet each other, often with someone you may not normally interact with. On slide 29 of my presentation on Cultivating Collaborative Behaviour , one of the ideas is to participate in “30 minute randomly assigned video chats.”

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Networked Learning 2016: Do we need new metaphors?

Jenny Connected

The question in the title of this post was raised by Caroline Haythornthwaite in her keynote presentation for the Networked Learning Conference 2016. Campus Codespaces for Networked Learning. Keynote May 10, 2016, 10th Networked Learning Conference ).

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Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

Partnering Resources

At Partnering Resources, we prefer to talk about networking as an ongoing activity, not just as something people do when they need a new job. It is vitally important that we keep active networks, but even more important to know “who they are” when you need them.

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Networked scholars: reflections on light and dark

Jenny Connected

This is the last week of George Veletsianos’ open course – Networked Scholars. I have not been as engaged as I had hoped, mainly because my offline or backchannel/closed, more personal networks, have been more important to me over the past few weeks than interacting openly online.

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Think ‘Network Structure’ not ‘Networking’ « Connect « Innovation Leadership Network

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Because as it is usually practiced, networking consists of going out and making a whole bunch of new connections, and then hoping that something good will come of them. It is much more productive to think about your position within the network as you create connections.

To Develop a Community, Think Network First

Online Community Strategy

You may be asking yourself “so, what is a community? a helpful answer must be developed in the context of the host organization and their extended network and 2.) The “whole”, if you will, is really a network. Network as a Rubric. Why “Network”?

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


Effectiveness , that’s all the rage coming along for 2012, and beyond, with regards to our overall user experience with social networking tools, whether inside, or outside of the firewall.

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Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year I''ve been drawn to the power of social network analysis. Even though this is quite a scientific course, you learn new ways of looking at networks and for instance using Gephi with all its possibilities. You may do this in 1-2 hours. Network analysis with Gephi.

Stacking the Deck: Using Organizational Networks in Talent Management

Partnering Resources

The missing piece is the organization’s networks. Organizational networks show the hidden relationships within organizations and identify deeply trusted employees, subject matter experts, innovation leaders, effective implementers, and problem solvers. Avoid talent management snafus.

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Never Underestimate Your Innate Ability to Network Through Conversation


After all, we are social, human beings, and, whether we like it or not, we are destined to become the masters of networking through conversation. Even if for the sake of just doing it: that is, learning from other people through conversations while networking away. . Summer is over.

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Further thoughts about our presentation: 10th Networked Learning Conference 2016

Jenny Connected

This week Jutta Pauschenwein and I presented a paper Visualising Structure and Agency in a MOOC using the Footprints of Emergence Framework at the 10th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, UK. Agency’ means the extent to which learners are enabled to develop their capability for effective action on their own terms; how the environment enables them to explore, establish, network and present themselves, their ideas, aspirations and values through writing and presence.

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My Favorite Tweets for May 15 - 30 2011

Portals and KM

Psychology of Hiring and Social Networking Profiles [link]. RT @SmartDataCo : Why Medians May Not be the Message – for Talent Data [link] #data. Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information.    Some of these I did to link to things I found useful and others are RTs that I want to save for the same reason.

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Introducting social media in organisations to improve the learning function is more difficult than you may think.

Joitske Hulsebosch

The aim of the project was that increased use of social media within the organization would support the development of a global network: information would be better available in one central place (through wikis) and transparency about what is going on within the organisation would be enhanced. One of the lessons may be that management support is not enough, there needs to be space in the organisation to give priority to this way of working.

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Building a network for People Powered Change

Social Reporter

In my mind it sparks the possibility that BIG could extend its own “sociable organisation” approach to helping create a more sociable network for People Powered Change. As part of our work with BIG, Drew Mackie did some quick network mapping at the workshop that we ran.

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What’s Really So Cool About the “Color” Network?

Alchemy of Change

Color pulls together transient networks of people based on their physical proximity to you. That’s how it generates your network, and that network morphs over time, based on whether those people continue to remain near you.

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