Why WordPress? Plus List of My Top Dozen WordPress Plugins

Online Social Networking

Bloggers who use WordPress appreciate the way its functionality can be expanded or customized using plugins, which are add-on software modules (that are easy to append from within a blog’s control panel and often about as easy to use). Choosing Plugins for WordPress.

RSS Extensions for Browsers & Social Media Dashboards

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Here’s Chrome: Add these extensions/addons/plugins to your preferred browser if you want the browser to find the RSS feeds for you. RSS Extensions to Omnibox/URL box for Browsers (for my students). This is what you want in your browser right?

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Trending Sources

Statistics: Why integrate Facebook into your business

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Will you see an increase in: brand recall, engagement, time on your website, referrals, sales revenue, and so on if you add Facebook social plugins? STATISTICS WITHIN What are the social media statistics of engaging on Facebook?

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Use the Feedly plugin for other people’s channels e.g

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Where ‘YES!’ leads

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Early mornings are not my best time. People I used to work with joked that no-one should talk to me before 10 am. Bit rough, I reckon.

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Let the games begin

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. The Olympics are over for another four years. But it’s not those sort of games I’m referring to. Not sporty, competitive games. Nor video games. And no, not board games either. These games are for fun.

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Creative Facilitation – the workshop!

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. The last one was fun, so I’m doing it again. On May 1st. In Melbourne. Early bird registration closes on March 28th. Sorry about the blatant self-promotion.)

The essence of every new day

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. It feels a bit like pressing the restart button, this first day of January. An opportunity for new beginnings.

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Transforming your business with creative facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Warning: Thinking out loud. For a long time facilitation has bothered me. I guess that’s a funny thing for a facilitator to say.

10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog or Website

Online Social Networking

A blog site map such as the once generated by the Wordpress plugin Really Simple Sitemap makes it easy for visitors to find a blog’s archived content. Tags: Blogging Networking and Marketing Strategy Search Engines Social Media and Social Networking Sites Web Marketing 80 20 Rule dofollow blogs Entrecard Facebook increase website traffic keywords NetworkedBlogs SEO social bookmarking social bookmarking sites web presence WordPress Wordpress Plugins

Egyptian revolution on Twitter

Endless Knots

To collect the network data, I used the Gephi Graph Streaming plugin , connected it to a Python web server I made myself.

A few thoughts about what it’s like to be a free agent gleaned from John Hagel’s talk

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. When John Hagel started speaking about the dark side of technology as mounting performance pressure, the inevitable comparison with others and the pressure to keep up, I found myself nodding in agreement.

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The games we play

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of games, play and movement. Recently I attended a MASHLM Humanitarian Summer School in Lugana, Switzerland. It was three days exploring games for humanitarian and development work led by Pablo Saurez from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and Eric Gordon from the Harvard University Engagement Game Lab.

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

ZevenSeas and Sharepoint: What Dan showed us, in prototype was a module – or whatever Sharepoint calls plugins (Wordpress) and components (Joomla!) – which allowed Leaders to set badge names and criteria for meeting that badge.

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Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Add plugins to Google Plus. Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July.

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How to do more of what works

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Funny how things come together sometimes – an online course about decision-making in complexity and uncertainty, a book about being an astronaut, a workshop on social labs, and an exhibition on making animated movies. I didn’t plan it this way, it just happened, and now I have something to write about. I’m reading Chris Hadfield’s book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.

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Let the music begin

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’m really keen to bring music to my workshops, and having no talent whatsoever with any form of instrument or voice, I have to rely on technology. Thank goodness for those devices, I say.

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Researching applied improv – a project for 2014

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Even a cursory look at this blog will reveal my interest in improvisation. It started with Playback Theatre and ranged far and wide around different improvisation styles. Most improv happens on the stage, in theatres and bars.

Peeking from behind the mask

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Two articles in today’s Melbourne Age newspaper stood out. This one and this one. “Tell the story – the more times you tell it, the better off you’ll be.” ” This was the advice given to Brant Webb and Todd Russell , survivors of the Beaconsfield goldmine disaster. They were trapped underground in a small wire cage for 15 days after an explosion on 25 April 2006.

The meaning of words

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Musing over the meaning of these words – play, playfulness, game, activity, ice-breaker and warm-up – I invited others to share their understanding.

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Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. If the job of a facilitator is to get out of the way, why have one in the first place? Because boundaries matter. Boundaries provide safety, and structure, and edges.

Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. For many years I’ve been waiting for the planets to align to do two things* – Robert McKee’s Story Seminar and a workshop or seminar with Dave Snowden. I’m still waiting to do the Story Seminar.

Remember that time.

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. You know that time you felt nervous before you stood up in front of a group? And that time when you thought everyone was glaring at you? And that time when you forgot to say something really important?

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Creative Facilitation Workshop February 27 – Bringing meetings to life

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Enough people have asked, so here it is – a one day intensive Creative Facilitation Workshop.

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A surefire way to solve problems

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I now have a tried and true formula for solving problems. I’ve tested it many times and it ALWAYS works. Most recently was yesterday. I was struggling with some work and finding a way to breakthrough.

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Viv Mcwaters - Untitled Article

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts. Conferences

I love what I do

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This is true. I love what I do is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This!

The tyranny of the explicit

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. We probably all know someone who constantly plays the excuse card.

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An operating system for living

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Enough said, really. An operating system for living is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Tweet This! No related posts.

Facilitation and equilibrium

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Some beliefs and theories in facilitation have always bothered me. What appears to be sane and sensible on paper, in reality, just simply don’t stack up when working with a real, live group of humans. One of these is divergent thinking and convergent thinking.

Build a Social Network Using Joomla! - Nettuts+

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Once we obtain answers to our questions, we need to create requirement guidelines to help us find the right Joomla plugins to use. Blogging Groups Banner system A Forum for helpful discussion threads (its in our purpose statement) You can find almost anything you need at the Joomla Extension Directory Finding the Right Plugins With any large CMS community such as Joomla! Using a bogus plugin could make or break your website.

Break down to break through

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. This song, Minnie the Moocher , by The Blues Brothers , came up on shuffle while I was at the gym. I was focusing on the song as I tried to take my mind off running and how heavy my legs felt.

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Action storming for tackling difficult people

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve been travelling in Kenya, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. The question comes up sooner or later: “How do you deal with difficult people?”

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Buddypress

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

BuddyPress is a set of WordPress MU specific plugins, each plugin adding a distinct new feature. Note: Beta versions of the BuddyPress components and themes are now available on the downloads page.

Play is serious business!

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Too right! “Play is absolutely fundamental for children’s physical, social, mental, and emotional development.” ” Professor Roger Hart.

Just do the work

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I’ve shared this more than once this week. It touches something deep within me – and it seems, in others too. Just do the work is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Why thinking harder is not the answer

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. We’re all having to learn, and re-learn the ways of the world.

2013 11

Looking at the Social Enterprise with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet

Portals and KM

To enhance the interface for these streams, eXo recently launched an eXo plugin for Seesmic. ?Much has happened to bring social applications into the enterprise in the past few years. I recently spoke with eXo CEO Benjamin Mestrallet who shared his observations on this trend. First, a bit about eXo. Their new release, eXo Platform 3.0, provides a foundation for portal-based enterprise apps. 

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Open Space Technology Facilitation Training

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. It’s exciting to be offering Open Space Facilitation Training again with my friend Andrew Rixon in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 13.

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I need help

Viv Mcwaters

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Recently I received a great little gift from my friends at On Your Feet. It was a reminder about asking for help, and the rewards that often go beyond the help itself.

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