Absent presence in online interaction

Jenny Connected

Source of image and more about Callum Innes whose work Exposed Painting Green Lake is currently on show at the Manchester Art Gallery Absent Presence Exhibition. I am intrigued by the idea of ‘absent presence’, the idea that we may be able to enhance our presence by being absent.

Some thoughts about ‘Presence’ in Writing and Language

Jenny Connected

We have arranged these factors into four clusters, one of which is Presence and Writing. This past week I have been thinking a lot about what we mean by ‘Presence’. A consideration of presence is also central to the work of Garrison Anderson and Archer. Presence / Writing.

The Paradoxes of Presence

How to Save the World

O ne year after beginning a personal Presence practice, what is most apparent to me are the paradoxes of striving to realize it: It’s usually a solitary pursuit, yet its purpose is to realize that we are all connected, all One.

The Opposite of Presence

How to Save the World

People just write that stuff about presence, like all those wishful thinking self-help books, because people want to believe it, not because it’s really true.

The Presence Game

How to Save the World

Miro asked the question: “How will my Presence practice turn out in the next short while?” At the end of that evening, Miro had introduced the idea of The Presence Game, and they had brainstormed a bit about it.

Presence and Availability Sensors in Plantronics Headsets #presence @smarteroffice

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have a long-running interest in presence and instant messaging systems, dating back to my days at Ferris Research and the 400-page report I wrote a decade ago. Setting your presence was a manual task back then, but things have improved. Richard at Plantronics talks about how their headsets will automatically set presence based on in-call activity: " We’ve started including sensors in our headsets, so that we can communicate a status automatically.

Website vs. Web Presence

Online Social Networking

Once upon a time, a business would put up a website with its contact information, and that was the beginning and end of its web presence. Savvy marketers today are very aware that a multidimensional approach is essential if one hopes to build a strong and responsive web presence.

More Thoughts On Social Presence

Collaborative Thinking

There were two notable comments to my earlier post (and cross-post ) on the concept of social presence and the role (or non-role) of UC vendors. Any social presence platform would clearly need to include a policy management component that would integrate with security and identity management systems within an enterprise to support authentication, authorization and related demands (e.g. presence??? business presence??? social presence??? business presence????

Collaborative Thinking: Peter Saint-Andre on Presence

Collaborative Thinking

We tend to put XMPP in a box (yet another protocol for instant messaging that also happens to handle presence). As Skype users know well, IM is nothing without simple presence signaling. Lee and Peter talked about emerging presence.

Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors

Collaborative Thinking

After all, we associate presence as a foundational capability within unified communications. Indeed, several blog posts have recently highlighted the importance of presence as a core component of a UC platform while noting interoperability challenges across UC systems. presence???

Collaborative Thinking: Social Presence: Time To Push The Reset Button

Collaborative Thinking

» January 09, 2008 Social Presence: Time To Push The Reset Button Just a collection of rough notes, thinking and musing on the next generation of "presence" that Ive been wanting to assemble for a while: Presence has been historically been associated with a variety of communication technologies – IM, phone, mobile, etc. It is often associated with the consumer space where ICQ and AIM emerged as very popular tools that brought presence into the mainstream.

What Does Presence Look Like?

How to Save the World

One of the obstacles, I’ve discovered, is that I’m not entirely sure what presence ‘looks’ or ‘feels’ like. I think the reason it seems so impossible is because it is — I think there may be in fact two different states of presence.

Turning Instant Messaging and Presence Upside-Down & Inside-Out

Collaborative Thinking

I've also used the term "social presence" when discussing twitter-like tools and their intersection with unified communications: More Thoughts On Social Presence. Presence Is Too Important To Leave To UC Vendors. Social Presence: Time To Push The Reset Button. Presence is also dominated by IBM and Microsoft. So should Avaya and Cisco "give up" any notion of disrupting the IM/presence trend within the enterprise?

Collaborative Thinking: More On Presence And The Social Feed

Collaborative Thinking

Main | Opening Up The Social Graph: An Identity Perspective » January 10, 2008 More On Presence And The Social Feed Timely article that builds on some recent "thinking out loud" thoughts on the direction of presence I posted yesterday. UC strategists should be thinking in terms of where presence intersects with social feeds. Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Should NewsGator Worry About Microsoft?

Transition Montpelier presence at Bristol Art Fringe

Platform Neutral

Transition Montpelier is a new-ish Transition initiative in my neighbourhood. I am involved and excited.

5 ways to enhance your social presence in online courses

e-Moderation Station

Research* has shown that tutor presence – the sense of the tutor being there – is a key motivator for online students. Both give a sense of immediacy and social presence. How do you maintain a sense of ‘presence’ in your online courses? Image by mrtopp.

Findability — Search and Social — and Your Web Presence

Online Social Networking

Your web presence is at least as much governed by the findability of your content as it is by its quantity and quality. Focus as much on search and social as you do on content, and your web presence will grow.

Getting Out Of My Head: My “Presence” Practice

How to Save the World

Freedom from ego comes from awakening to your true nature as “conscious spirit”, a kind of ineffable (can’t be explained in language) presence; the meditative still state is our natural state of being. Despite this, they have depth, presence … they look real.

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just to be in the presence of others who understand

Nancy White

More importantly, they fill a hole that Jessica articulated beautifully with this comment “just to be in the presence of others who understand.&#

Presencing Portals

Engineers without Fears

MySpace's blogs and Facebook's status sections create a kind of presence portal. Historically, portals have been all about aggregating content & applications into one easy-to-digest package, more or less personalised to the preferences of the user. Typically this has been about access to data or content rather than access to others. What has impressed me about Facebook and MySpace (to an extent) is a different version of portal that they offer.

Space has presence

Chris Corrigan

That is to say, the presence of an object and the presence of the space interacting to strengthen each other. The idea that space has presence is not new. The idea of the presence of a space was therefore revolutionary. My twitter friend Durga pointed me to this article from Euan The Potter.on the Japanese aesthetic concept of “Wabi sabi&#.

Social Presence and Team Satisfaction

Leading Virtually

In my readings I came across an interesting article about the perceptions of social presence, or the feeling of being with others in an online environment, and perceived learning and satisfaction in an online course. In this study, researchers measured student perceptions of social presence and perceived learning and satisfaction with an online course and found significant correlations.

Your Presence after the Presents

TNT - The Network Thinker

What will your presence be, after the presents are opened? After seeing this cartoon by Ed Hall , I started to think about personal networks. What will your personal network activity be like this holiday season? Here or There?

Possible Paths to Peace and Presence

How to Save the World

To me, Presence is what happens when I’m keenly aware of all four aspects of my identity — intellectual, emotional, sensual and instinctual — and when they are in balance, integrated, whole, under control.

Presence vs Intimacy

Engineers without Fears

So I had coffee with Alex on Friday and our conversation came round to Twitter & ambient presence. Whilst many others have used the "ambient presence" term before, I had in fact misremembered something else - Leisa Reichelt's post on ambient intimacy. Pausing to reflect, these presencing technologies may or may not lead to greater intimacy between people. Presence is performative whether we like or not. ambient presence ambient intimacy

10 Keys to Building a Social Media and Web Presence

Online Social Networking

Building My Social Media and Web Presence. Here is a list of my 10 top strategies for building my social media and web presence: Partnership - Building relationships though blogging, online social networking and social bookmarking sites.

Being there together via presence and activity traces


Now to what I believe is at the core of it: tools to support sharing, observing and interacting around presence and activity traces. seeing those updates from others is often similar to observing them in a physical space (Lilia is here/awake/recovering from a flu/thinking about presence and activity traces), reinforcing the feeling of being connected and finding where ideas coming from different people overlap.

What it Takes to Build a Web Presence

Online Social Networking

I also point out in Website vs. Web Presence , that SEO , social media , relationships and reputation each contribute to the building of a presence on the web. Tags: Blogging Networking and Marketing Strategy Search Engines Social Media and Social Networking Sites Web Marketing building relationships relationships SEO social capital Social Media Sites web presence

Stepping Out of the Shallows: Moving from Push to Pull in Our Web Presence

Portals and KM

I know I may be extreme but it is my way for maintaining control over my social presence and my knowledge consumption so that I can accomplish the thought work I need to do like write this blog post. I recently read two blog post commentaries on Nick Carr's The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.    One by Andy McAfee, T une Out, Turn Off: A Mantra Needed for Our Times? ,

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Publicly living in the implied presence of others

Social Abacus

I will reserve POVs on the $104B valuation for other platforms , but want to praise the conceptual winner today: the validation of the social psychological being.

the presence paradox - lite communication tools

Engineers without Fears

Lite communications tools such as Twitter & Instant Messaging & SMS txting offer the promise of ambient intimacy or the less confronting option of ambient presence. ambient presence ambient intimacy phatic twitter sms instant messagingLittle slivers of meaning 'n' grooming flick(er)ing between people. Leisa Reichelt's ambient intimacy post positions these lite tools as mostly "phatic".

Thoughts On Salesforce & DimDim

Collaborative Thinking

Below, I’ve outlined some of the those issues organizations should consider when this type of situation arises in the market: Instant Messaging (IM) & Presence. An IM function within an application platform creates numerous overlap situations with existing IM and presence infrastructure (e.g., Decision-makers can allow for exceptions from IT standards (if they exist) when there is unique business value offered by an embedded IM/presence capability.

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Facebook Developers | Integrating Facebook Chat Everywhere

Collaborative Thinking

Tags: Presence social_media Unified Communications

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Twitter, being cool and a great video

Nancy White

I’ve been focusing on it as a tool for collaboration , learning and social presence. Tags: presence Twitter technology stewardship If you haven’t already heard about Twitter, the microblogging tool, it is never too late.

7 Key Issues to Consider Networking and Marketing Your Business on Facebook

Online Social Networking

Facebook fan pages are more useful for marketing large businesses than small ones, since they won’t help to build your web presence unless, to some degree, you already have a web presence.

Please Help! Vote for Me By Friday 7/23

Online Social Networking

Go to: Build your own presence. Tags: Announcements Networking and Marketing Strategy News Web Marketing Perkett PR web presence I entered the Perkett PR social media marketing contest. Please take five seconds to check out my entry and vote by clicking on VOTE.

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Cisco Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Jabber

Collaborative Thinking

This is a bold move by Cisco (given it's commitment to SIP) to expand industry thinking around presence as well as expanding its thinking around real-time applications given the type of development capabilities made possible with XMPP. So suddenly, I see both Avaya and Cisco as the new thought-leaders when it comes to presence (especially in regards to " social presence "). Microsoft and IBM are locked into yesterday's view of presence and where it needs to go.

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Why Should I Like Your Facebook Page?

Online Social Networking

Then you can create the Facebook pages and web presence your heart desires. Tags: Facebook Networking and Marketing Strategy Social Media and Social Networking Sites Web Marketing Facebook pages Social Media web presence

25 Common Social Media and Web Marketing Mistakes

Online Social Networking

Who wouldn’t want the kind of web presence that drives hundreds or thousands of targeted visitors to his or her web site or blog and converts them into customers or followers? I’ve created that type web presence for myself.

Microblogging In The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

But, as my earlier post on social presence outlined ??? beyond SIP/SIMPLE) to support concepts related to social presence as well as concepts related to microblogging? It was inevitable that Twitter-like services would emerge targeting a business audience. While the term ???microblogging??? microblogging??? is frequently used to describe these platforms, they could also be considered as a derivative of group chat and instant messaging platforms as well.

Facebook IM Integration

Collaborative Thinking

Tags: Instant Messaging Presence

Yes, Leadership Changes in a Web 2.0 World

Leading Virtually

Leadership Collaboration technology Challenges building relationships challenges collaboration communication creative culture development email emotions hiring relationships social presence team building transformational leadership video conferencing virtual team virtual teams web 2.0

The Admittedly High Cost of Social Media

Online Social Networking

To say that I’m enthusiastic about using social media for branding , building a web presence , and online social networking would be an understatement. Social media critics are quick to point out that marketing with social media isn’t really free.

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