Twitter Strategy Battle: Russia vs. China

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President Medvedev Visits Twitter Question: What do Russia and China’s Twitter strategies have in common? Russia and China have taken diametrically opposed approaches to Twitter (and social media more generally). Probably no government has embraced Twitter with more finesse than Russia (and that includes the US). Answer: Nothing. They provide a wonderful set of case studies to watch this year.

Things to write on making


Two weeks in Russia with the kids, flu, Easter, laser cutter workshop and spring season in the garden, not to mention the kids, all need their share of attention. I’m longing to write, but the physical reality takes over. So, not to produce yet another unfinished draft I’ll make a quick list of things to be written: digital threshold, early adopters, process vs outcome – useful in so many other ways.

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Why Your Innovation Contest Won’t Work - Tim Kastelle - Harvard Business Review

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HBR Russia. HBR Global Editions. Harvard Business Publishing: For Educators. |. For Corporate Buyers. |. Visit Harvard Business School. HBR Brazil. HBR China. HBR Germany. HBR Israel. HBR Italy. HBR Japan. HBR Poland. HBR South Asia. HBR Taiwan. HBR Turkey. Follow HBR: Twitter. FaceBook.

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Blog>> Transverse Lies and the Fusion of Tacit and Explicit Knowledge

Green Chameleon

Mikhail Bulgakov spent his first couple of years (1916-1917) after graduating as a doctor in the depths of rural Russia. He wrote a number of semi-autobiographical short stories about the experience. In one of them, he is called out in the middle of the night to deal with a difficult and dangerous pregnancy, a transverse lie, in which the baby is lying horizontally with its shoulder nearest to the birth canal.

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Russia. I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.”

Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

America’s Subversive War on Arab Peoples and Putin’s Russia: It’s all about money, oil and power, reveals Julian Assange. subdivision in Cathedral City CA, built (as you can see) in the desert; photo by Damon Winter in the NYT.

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How This Culture Makes Addicts of Us All (and Why That’s OK)

How to Save the World

This is some initial noodling on the subject of addiction, based on a conversation with, and some unpublished writing by, my friend Michael Nenonen, and some reading of the work of Vancouver academic and author Bruce Alexander. It may evolve into something more substantial.

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Every Picture Sells a Story

How to Save the World

And at these early colour photos , taken in Russia between 1909-12. (And now for something completely different. This article is a bit of a flight of fancy, since looking at photos can encourage such strange imaginings.

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Power in Economic Networks

TNT - The Network Thinker

Russia has the natural gas, but the Ukraine is the gas transport gatekeeper on the steps of Europe. Below is a network map of the gas flow from Russia, and it's surrounding countries, to Europe. Russia is well aware of its dependence on Ukraine for the transport of gas to Europe.

Ardath Rodale

Endless Knots

Although I never met her, her husband, Bob, who was killed in an accident while traveling in Russia in 1990, was on the Calvert Social Investment Fund Advisory Council with us (Jeff Stamps and me); her son, David, who died in 1985 of AIDS-related pneumonia, was one of our co-founders ("our" here meaning Lisa Kimball et al) of the Electronic Networking Association ; and her daughter, Heather , became a friend.

Will the Collapse of Civilization Begin With Global Corporatist Totalitarianism?

How to Save the World

Russia after collapse of USSR. STAGE. WHAT COLLAPSES. SIGNS OF COLLAPSE. E.G. OF CULTURE AT THIS STAGE. COPING/RESILIENCE MECHANISMS. Financial Collapse. banks, currencies, the value of savings & assets. bank failures/rescues, stock/housing market collapses. Iceland during 2008 crisis.

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No, You Can't Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Forbes Russia. Business. Autos. Energy. Logistics & Transportation. Media & Entertainment. Pharma & Healthcare. Retail. SportsMoney. Strategies & Solutions. Wall Street. Washington. The Business Of College Football. Investing. Advisor Network. Bonds. Commodities & Currencies. International. Intelligent Investing. Markets. Mutual Funds. Options. Personal Finance. Real Estate. Retirement. Stocks. Taxes. Best And Worst Gold Bets For Next Year. CIO Network. Data Driven. Games. Green Tech.

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Mixed age group learning


One of the things we enjoy in that respect are family-focused camping trips – ecocamp in Russia, Russian-speaking camp in Germany or homeschooling camping in the Netherlands.

From 2015 to 2016


Nature, archeology and family in Russia. Those three days were a lot of fun. Improv, playing on stage and on the floor, making fire, old and new songs, Rijksmuseum, skating, walking, laughing, cooking, sharing thoughts and food with friends, big and small. And knipertjes that came as an unexpected gift, just in time to celebrate the year about to end. And then inwards, family-oriented change of the year.

Core Principles for the New Economy: Human Agency & Enlightened Self-Interest « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

This takes the form of bottom up localised development in an experimental project in the Tomsk regionl in Russia. Skip to content. emergent by design. future of facebook project. future of money project. support. who’s the architect? Core Principles for the New Economy: Human Agency & Enlightened Self-Interest. January 10, 2012. tags: agency , culture , ethics , new economy , philosophy.

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Roland Merullo: Importing common sense from Cuba

Endless Knots

China, Russia, Albania, Burma, the.

Learning to read: full sentences and whole books


I guess writing back and forth with papa on Skype while we were in Russia, as well as reading instructions in her drawing books, helped to make this leap. It’s one thing to hear stories about kids who learn to read by themselves, without use of any particular method.

Eyewitness report from downtown Reykjavík

Endless Knots

Meanwhile, one set of friends has had to postpone a work trip to Russia; another is grounded in SF and unable to get to the UK; yet another couple is mourning their lost vacation to France; one more, and daughter, are stranded in the Netherlands.and friends in the Caribbean are wondering when they'll be able to return to London.

Digital media and learning competition

Joitske Hulsebosch

This year we are piloting international eligibility for our Innovation Award and will be accepting submissions from primary applicants in Canada, People's Republic of China, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands,Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States; collaborators can befrom anywhere in the world.…… I've been asked to spread the news about the digital media and learning competition. The focus is on Participatory Learning.

PhD writing done, future workspaces and blogging


After a holiday in Russia (made more ’special’ by dealing with the chickenpox we brought along) I’m back to work, still recovering from writing and discovering what normal life is. An update due three weeks ago: finally I finished the dissertation writing!

Enough to Go Around: The Case for Community Currency

How to Save the World

O ne of the paradoxes of industrial civilization is that in most communities we have, simultaneously: 1. many unmet needs: for affordable housing, healthy local food, meaningful livelihoods, real communities, and the need for ‘more time’, and.

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It’s Not Peak Oil, It’s Peak Affordable Oil

How to Save the World

L ately there has been some suggestion that “Peak Oil is dead” — that because of the recent drop in demand and price for oil, we will never again see high oil prices and will never run out of oil.

Remembering Brian

Viv Mcwaters

His contribution to every single World Open Space on Open Space – USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, ‘Swenmark’, India, Russia, Ukraine, Taiwan.

What supermarket shopping has in common with information overload?


There was abundance and lots of things to choose from… That planned economy is part of the history now and I’m pretty used to the variety of cheese in supermarkets, only in well-to-do countries, but also in Russia.

The week’s tweets

Chris Corrigan

Pacific Gray Whale, Highly Endangered, Making Good Time On Trek From Russia To Alaska [link] #. Heavy spring soaker flooding the forest with flow. #. Come On. Spurs! coys #. Calm after the storm. The sun shines a silvery light over a sea that is relaxed and flat. #. Well done Tottenham! Great first half against AC Milan in Italy. Keep it up! And great singing from you lot at the San Siro! coys #. Well that was a tidy piece if business dispatched. Well done you Spurs! coys #.

Thuisonderwijzers leren samen: learning with adults


This week is National Education Week in the Netherlands and its focus is on learning socially. Dutch homeschoolers are participating as well, with a blog hop Thuisonderwijzers leren samen. For me the social is at the core of learning, so it took a while to figure out what exactly to write about.

Technology’s False Hope (and the Wisdom of Crows) (repost)

How to Save the World

Modern technology requires cheap energy, and, notwithstanding the recent power games between the US and Russia temporarily and artificially driving down oil prices, we are quickly running out of it.

A suitable role for social reporters – tellers of naïve stories

Social Reporter

The big thing in marketing, politics, knowledge management – and of course social networking – is conversations and stories rather than boring old documents and data. Well, of course we need those too – but the way to communicate is to tell a story. That’s good isn’t it?

Technology: Electronic conferencing and gender

Joitske Hulsebosch

The study looks at e-conferences in the field of water supply and sanitation in Kenya, Columbia, Russia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, India and Ghana. There are gender differences in the use of internet. The potential and use of electronic conferencing: a study of women's involvement in a global context looks at steps that can be taken by e-conference organizers to promote greater participation by women in the south.

Always say yes to grad students: an interview about virtual teams

Endless Knots

Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, she "moved to Finland three years ago to study towards my Bachelor Degree in International Business (BBA) at Tampere University of Applied Sciences."

Life after Death - BPP Diner?

Green Chameleon

Global - many come from all over the world - we are all a bit stunned by the geography - Russia, France, Israel - so is Public Media really just American anymore? The show Bryant Park Project has been off the air for 2 show days and what is happening?

Why people participate in online communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The Next Web » Why people participate in online communities - The Next Web advertising Apple digg Europe facebook five questions for start-ups funding funny germany google Inspiration iphone marketing Microsoft mmm mobile music myspace russia search social network social networks Start-ups TechCrunch thenextweb2008 twitter united kingdom Video Interview yahoo youtube Home About Advertise Contact Team Archives The Next Web Conference 2009 will take place on April 15, 16 and 17 in Amsterdam.

Links of the Month: January 27, 2013

How to Save the World

For that to happen, people in China, the US and Russia must also do something. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE. thanks to Marc Hudson for the image above.

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Cisco Announces Second I-Prize Winner

Portals and KM

The other members include Niels Gossen, a computer science student at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Sergey Bessonnitsyn, a systems engineer from Russia. I have been covering the Cisco I-Prize for several years and continue to be impressed with this initiative.

On Dissociation and Free Will — Part One

How to Save the World

I’ve been told this is even more true in affluent families in Russia, Latin America and parts of Asia than in North America. This is the Part One of a very ambitious and challenging two-part article.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Petersburg, Russia. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 About Nancy White Published by Nancy White Nancy J.

Cisco Announces I-Prize Winner and Results of Their Global Collaboration

Portals and KM

The other members include Niels Gossen, a computer science student at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Sergey Bessonnitsyn, a systems engineer from Russia. I wrote about the Cisco I-Prize a few months ago – see Mining the Web and the World for Innovation. Last week Cisco announced their winner and I spoke to David Hsieh, Senior Director of Marketing for Cisco’s Emerging Technology Group about the wining team and the contest in general.

Cisco I-Prize Announces its Winner and a Successful Global Collaboration

Green Chameleon

The other members include Niels Gossen, a computer science student at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and Sergey Bessonnitsyn, a systems engineer from Russia. I wrote about the Cisco I-Prize a few months ago – see Mining the Web and the World for Innovation a while back. This week they announced their winner and I spoke to David Hsieh, Senior Director of Marketing for Cisco’s Emerging Technology Group about the wining team and the contest in general.

What the new global middle class can do

Chris Corrigan

Seen in this light, the rising incidence of protests and dissent in China, Russia, Thailand, and the Arab world is not surprising. Here is a case of getting seduced by the numbers and sucked into the wrong thinking. This article is looking for interesting ways to measure the growth of the global middle class. It does a generally poor job of it. The whole article is a bit of a dodge.

Links of the Month: November 30, 2012

How to Save the World

illustration from my book Finding the Sweet Spot. A bout half the people on Bowen Island, where I live, commute daily to Vancouver via a heavily taxpayer-subsidized car ferry.