How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Elsua

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?

2015 86

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

2016 72

Trending Sources

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Elsua

Top 100 Tools for Education – for use in schools, colleges, universities, adult ed . Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning – for self-organised learning.

2016 63

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Elsua

As most of you folks already know, my first exposure to social software was inside IBM, back in 2001, with a Profile Social Aggregator called Fringe ; then I started experimenting with the instant messaging social capabilities of IBM Community Tools (a.k.a.

2011 114

Stop Blaming the Tools when Collaboration Fails

Elsua

. We, human beings, seem to always be very keen on blaming the tools (and technology, in general, for that matter) whenever things just don’t work out all right , specially, in the collaboration space. Of course, we all know the tools can’t talk back to us, so they can’t defend themselves.

2016 70

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. Blogging , in short, is your own personal branding tool.

2011 127

My Network Curates My Tool Choices

Nancy White

Thursday I’m a guest respondent for an ODI webinar on networks in international development. Now, does that feel right for a session on NETWORKS? For example to facilitate loose connections so powerful in networks, let’s set up a parallel chat.

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. What kind of people would you like to have in your network.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Elsua

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.

2012 108

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Elsua

Never mind as well how by shifting gears and moving the interactions of those meetings into social networking tools we would have the opportunity to get rid of the two main reasons I mentioned above as to why we are so obsessed with hosting meetings at the moment.

2013 122

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Elsua

Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.

2016 96

Virtual Collaboration Tools for Networks, Participation, Transparency

Networking Action

A survey of a half dozen global networks revealed that their use of virtual collaboration tools is amazingly rudimentary. A couple of colleagues and I discovered that when identifying tools for GOLDEN to use. We wanted virtual platforms to… Communications

A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

The Bumble Bee

Here is a simple Excel-based tool which will get you started and which you can easily enhance if you need more. Once you have completed steps 1-3 in the tool you can then do steps 4-6. " How do you justify investment a specific people development activity (e.g.

2014 42

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Elsua

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.

2013 72

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Elsua

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? We need to have better options and feature sets that allow us to bring back that focus and purpose with this social software tool.

2011 85

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Elsua

is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. that Social Networking can be serious. That, folks, is the real value of social networking.

Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

Jenny Connected

In a couple of weeks I will present a paper with Jutta Pauschenwein at the 10 th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, which is very convenient as it is less than half an hour from my home. The abstract of the paper has been published on the Networked Learning Conference site.

2016 51

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Elsua

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

2012 106

Visualize Your Own LinkedIn Network

Alchemy of Change

It’s worth checking out; and even though it’s still not particularly useful so far, the service does provide an interesting look at were network analytics is likely to go in the not-too-distant future – and that’s going to get pretty interesting, I think.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Elsua

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? Has it damaged the health and trust of your social networks?

2013 89

Is this Knowledge Management’s most effective tool?

Chris Collison

One of knowledge management’s most powerful tools. I was interviewing a range of staff to help them create an Organisational Learning Strategy, and the C-word kept coming up: “Coffee conversations happen all the time – our networking keeps us alive.

2013 38

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. Building Your Network: Making It Work with Your Boss is an original post from Maya Townsend , founder and lead consultant: Partnering Resources - Align.

2013 93

Two Leadership Rules for the Networked World

Partnering Resources

Leadership Rules for our Networked World. Instead, Olivia developed the ideal leadership style for our networked world. Download our Clarify & Connect Tool to assess your leadership practices. Leadership Networks and Networking Image from mediawiki.org.

2014 56

Oh the sheer beauty of networks…

Net-Map Toolbox

” “Using the visualization tool Gephi , Elijah Meeks has produced a series of experiments depicting databases in diverse styles.

2014 42

Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Our paper has now been published on the Networked Learning site, as have all the papers.

2016 23

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Elsua

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well.

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. Social networks are generally defined (e.g., There are many networks.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Elsua

more than anything else to help me switch away from that constant flair of snacking around content on media tools and, instead, slow down a fair bit enjoying the many healthy benefits of reading (who knew?!?) that was not triggered by you but by someone else in your social networks.

2016 21

Game-Changer Strategic Mapping Tool for Networks?

Networking Action

A proto-type of a new mapping tool called The Strategy Landscape™ (SL) is available for viewing. “It It has the potential to be a real game-changer for the field,” explains John Branam, director of programs at Grantmakers for Education. SL… M&E Net Dev mapping planning

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Blog>> Users Demands for Collaboration Tools

Green Chameleon

We recently asked a number of business users what they require from collaboration tools within the company. The scope reached from communication tools, documents sharing, collaboration in teams, social networking and a personalized portal. half of the people we asked would require at least once per week to have offline access to the provided tools. In my view, it is far more important to give clear guidelines to the users how to use which tools in specific situations.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Elsua

It just works, pretty much like some other traditional tools we have been using for decades, like *cough* email *cough*. As an opportunity to use Twitter this way, that is, a learning and networking tool, it’s just brilliant! .

2016 100

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I feels sorry for the journalists – the lack of community tools puts a target on their backs for online assassination and no protection is offered at all by the studio system that is traditional media. .

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).

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Elsua

on providing education on making use of all of these social software tools, which I found rather intriguing, because it looks like we are bound to repeat the very same mistakes we did back then when something called email, or Instant Messaging, for that matter!

2011 63

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Elsua

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? How are you going to keep up with your informal learning activities, as well as that powerful Personal Knowledge Management tool you have built up, with lots of hard work and energy, over the course of the years?

2011 62

Don’t Start with the Tools: They Are Not Your Final Destination

Elsua

Don’t start with the tools. It looks like years have gone by and we are still stuck on the very same problem we used to have 10 years ago: tools, tools, tools! And networks. Show them the way, and don’t start the conversation with the tools alone.

Belonging to an Open Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing on Medium, Michael explores the power of an open network as a contributor to career success , and uses it to analyse what made Steve Jobs so successful. Of course, we can equally apply the core idea to our individual, group, and organisational work too (please click through to Medium to see the chart): According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success.

2015 36

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. Connects enterprise social networking efforts to its enterprise architecture (EA) program. It’s important for strategists to realize that people’s social networks span any single tool, application, or device.

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: Mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

Making CommunitySense

URBACT is an EU programme that aims “to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.”

2017 34

Three Ways Human Networks Can Help Drive Change

Partnering Resources

This resource is the informal human network. Behind every organization chart are informal human networks that people access in order to get things done. Using a tool called “network analysis,” they gained a picture of the informal relationships within the organization.

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