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Seeding an Online Community = People, Not Content

Managing Communities

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Seeding Your Online Community Without Lying to Your Members

Managing Communities

photo credit: blumenbiene Last week, I wrote about the practice of creating fake accounts to seed a community and why you should never lie to your community. But, “getting a community going is hard,” some might say. “You need activity to entice people to join,” they might also say.

The Man, the Cry, and the Seeds

Alchemy of Change

Once there was a man who knew exactly what the Human species most needed, for he was the great seller, the mighty teller of secrets and of lies.

Seed, feed, & weed

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Using the gardener or landscaper metaphor, yesterday I said that networks need seeding, feeding, and weeding. If you want to grow a network, you will have to: Seed : you need to put in place the network tool, where individuals can register, and then create the types of connections they need. But if you build it, they may not come.

Amazon Uses Purchase History to Seed Customer Questions and Answers

Managing Communities

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Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Is a Twitter topic a seed for a new community? Twitter as a search engine. One application I try to show is Twitter as social listening.

Monday Video: The Seed and Online Ecosystems

Nancy White

Via GOOD comes today’s Monday Video called “Seed.&# Our success with each other online depends not only upon our individual choices, but other bits and pieces, the “soil, rain, birds, humans, etc&# that help the seed along might be the willingness of others to amplify (i.e. I picked this one for two reasons.

Deborah Koff-Chapin’s Touch Drawing at Seeds of Compassion | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I encourage you to check them out –> Deborah Koff-Chapin’s Touch Drawing at Seeds of Compassion – a set on Flickr.

Deborah Koff-Chapin’s Touch Drawing at Seeds of Compassion | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I encourage you to check them out –> Deborah Koff-Chapin’s Touch Drawing at Seeds of Compassion – a set on Flickr.

Cisco: Leveraging Networks To Seed Search Graphs?

Collaborative Thinking

Cisco has filed a patent application on a method that seeds search engine crawlers using intercepted network traffic. Reading through the patent application itself , I wonder if this also proposal has applicability to Cisco Pulse (in an expanded view of what a search engine might be), given that the language also mentions a "webgraph".

Seeds of Compassion Begins in Seattle | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Archived materials are being translated into 24 languages. That is a mind-blowing, bridge-building commitment. You can see photos here. United States.

Do your Masters Thesis using Net-Map and travel to India

Net-Map Toolbox

One of the participants of our Net-Map Summer School in Vicenza, Martina Padmanabhan, offers the following position for a Master’s Thesis at the University of Hannover, Germany: The Rice Seed-system in Wayanad, India – An empirical social-ecological study. Task: Literature review on seed-systems. Write thesis in English.

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Finding The Right & "Seeding Points" In Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting reading. The Buzz Starts Here: Finding the First Mouth for Word-of-Mouth Marketing - Knowledge@Wharton. New research led by Wharton marketing professors Raghuram Iyengar and Christophe Van den Bulte , working with University of Southern California preventive medicine professor Thomas W. 184 on a map.

Growing seeds in thin soil

Chris Corrigan

But good questions are like weed seeds. And those first seeds that fall and sprout in depleted or barren ground make plants that make more soil. A cafe today, with littler preparation on the ground and a tricky issue in a community, but a good result today and some good learnings about harvesting. We began with this question.

Gardening in open learning environments

Jenny Connected

It seeds itself and pops up everywhere. We have a large garden – ¾ of an acre. This is what one part of the garden looks like at the moment.

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Don’t Create Fake Accounts on Your Community and Don’t Lie to Your Members

Managing Communities

photo credit: Renato Ganoza Posting on Branch, Geoff Stearns started a discussion titled “Seeding a new online community.” ” In his post, Stearns asks for ideas and practices for getting a new online community started. He specifically references the video embedded at the bottom of this article. Community Cultivation

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Seed Salon: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi + James Fowler § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Video: Seed revisits the questions C.P. Stunning photographic portfolios from the pages of Seed magazine. Watch the video Salon. JF: Yes.

Aliens and Your Retrospective: The Will Smith Effect

Evolving Web

The UFO-happy Brits had been seeded with an expectation that they would find a UFO if they looked up in the sky. All of them false positives.

Your number of followers on Twitter doesn't matter but retweets and mentions do

Joitske Hulsebosch

The tweets may be compared to the fruit flies, you need to seed widely to have an impact. Multiple seeding may be necessary.

Green Chameleon » The Prize To Retain Expertise Became The Price

Green Chameleon

For the last 7 years, she was running the SEED programme (Strategies for Effective and Engaged Programme in English Language) and it was so successful, the teaching staff of other schools often came to learn from her. It was a golden opportunity. The “problem” was she was a talented and dedicated teacher in her primary school. RSS2.0

Ode to Rossland

Michelle Laurie

Miso, chia seeds as well as the staples. Rossland, B.C. image by, Steve Hilts. I work from a home office in this beautiful mountain town in southern British Columbia. I recently wrote a post about feeling isolated so I thought it only right to also share why most of the time, I am grateful! Affordable. I met my husband here!

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Some ideas about a tool for community reflection

Learning Alliances

The ideas that we came up with to seed the inquiry seemed to stimulate new ones but did not swamp or block the thinking. Divide up?

Re-Imagining the Grants Management Process via the Digital Transformation Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

The establishment of the DTO is forecast to cost $95.4 million over four years from 2015-16. The two steps beyond would be truly transformational.

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


in general, and, although I’m still a strong believer in the whole movement (I even think we cannot longer go back and do something else. Not!),

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Are You Solving the Right Problem?

Partnering Resources

And if you use your hammer on watermelon, you’re not going to get the results you want (unless your goal is seeds, pulp, and rind on the ceiling).

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


A couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0 Indeed, in “ Why do people share? Not even a fraction. Why do we do it then? You see?

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The Passion of The Explorer or The End of Your Great Career


Essentially, you have come to terms with the fact that you are just planting the seeds for a harvest that will be collected afterwards. Move on.

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SXSW Notes: Design for Social Innovation and Public Good

Portals and KM

  Barbara went next to talk about SEED – Social Economic Environment Design (aka) green building.    What the main components of SEED?   The SEED network is an attempt to address this. Here is another in my series on SXSW event s. I am pleased to be attending SXSW for the first time.    

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Can you change organizational culture?

Net-Map Toolbox

What organizational culture might these ladies be brewing? copyright by PumpkinWayne on Flickr). This leads to an important point and that is history.

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Chambers seeded the diagram with Corvallis landmarks, like the Business Enterprise Center (depicted just below Acceleration). eBay Ecosystem.

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Social Media Influencers – What would you do? @spotus

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Also, there doesn’t seem to be any Influencer seeding happening – shouldn’t the cyclists be getting behind this? Spot.Us

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Reflecting on a month in China

Jenny Connected

Don’t forget also that China seeded the clouds in an attempt to control the weather for the Beijing Olympcis. From October 8 th to November 2 nd , I was in China. For the first two weeks, I travelled as a tourist covering thousands of miles and taking five internal flights. The trip started in Beijing. There were a number of reasons for this.

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Innovation agency NESTA announces hyperlocal media research and funding

Social Reporter

10 seed-funded prototypes for hyper local media services which are focussed on mobile devices (up to £50k per prototype). Some work is underway to map the hyperlocal landscape, undertaken by Damian Radcliffe. The call document is a pdf , so I have copied some sections below (my headings). Helping to develop thought leadership in the field.

Fanpages: List of top 100+ Australian Facebook Fan Pages

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Nick Cave and the Bad Seed s 182,000. 5 seeds 17,000. Ever wondered which Australian companies, icons, brands have the most fans on Facebook? Here’s a list of fan Pages for Australian companies, in order of most fans. Please don’t confuse volume with being “good&# at social media. Alriighty? million Australians.

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem


The ones who, after having planted the seeds and when the right time comes along, would be the ones treasuring those memories of where it all begun.

Looking at Middle Management’s Role in Business Software Decisions

Portals and KM

seed and expand? Here is a report that asks an interesting quesion. In December 2010, inlevel conducted a research on " Middle Management as Business Software Influencer."  "  They start with an interesting point. Software tended to be sold to senior business management and CIOs. software firms are trying the ?seed

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Internal Knowledge Markets: A Framework for Success

Portals and KM

You need to seed any market to get it going. The quest for uncovering internal knowledge within an organization has been around for a very long time and was one of the early goals of knowledge management. Hind Benbya and Marshall Van Alstyne address this issue again through their MIT Sloan article, How to Find Answers Within Your Company.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

These are natures clever seed carriers, and theway many plants hitch a ride with passing animals (like me) to newfertile soil. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Whydo we need this?

Some Great Latin Restaurants in New Orleans

Portals and KM

We recently saw a PBS special on WYES that covered some of the wonderful Latin restaurants in New Orleans. They will be covered in another post. 

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Mutations are the way to make change

Chris Corrigan

Instead they seed little openings, the vast majority of which don’t go anywhere. Very few of us have our hands on the real levers of power. We lack the money and influence to write policy, create tax codes, move resources around or start and stop wars. So that is the irony. We are embedded in the system. We ARE the system.