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. “If I can’t lie to my [.]. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community

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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. In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going.

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. He is a necessary evil in this sense. For he is what steals us from Heaven at all times on this plane, aside from when we are. Modern Myth

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? The folks over at BrandonHall, the learning folks who blog lots of interesting links, pointed out a value of Twitter that not all of us may have seen yet. Twitter as a search engine.

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. While the passing of a seed through a human gut may not have a lot of intent, our willingness to share information, for example, does.

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 wrote about the experience: It was an honor to do Interpretive Touch Drawing at Seeds of Compassion.

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 wrote about the experience: It was an honor to do Interpretive Touch Drawing at Seeds of Compassion.

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

An auspicious start for Seeds of Compassion , a 5-Day Gathering in Seattle with his Holiness, the Dalai Lama and a huge community of people who care about the role of compassion in the lives of children.

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. Topic: The research group BioDIVA is offering a master-thesis to describe the current status of the rice-seed system in the district of Wayanad. Task: Literature review on seed-systems.

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. Valente, has found that traditional targets may not be as influential as previously thought.

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. Here are my notes: Before we began the chief invited us to stand in a circle to pray and to have some introductions.

Gardening in open learning environments

Jenny Connected

It seeds itself and pops up everywhere. Some plants seem to manage to seed themselves (or the birds seed them) and then grow into a self-contained shrub without causing too much bother to the other plants around them.

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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. In this clip, Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman says that [.]. Community Cultivation

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

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Video: Seed revisits the questions C.P. The Seed Design Series Leading scientists, designers, and architects on ideas like the personal genome, brain visualization, generative architecture, and collective design. Stunning photographic portfolios from the pages of Seed magazine.

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. And, the thing is, it was not a very strong seeding. So, with a relatively weak seeding, UFO sightings skyrocketed.

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

We also designed an extensive content & process strategy on how to gather “wisdoms” and “(seeds for) actions”, drawing from Nancy’s inspiring “plumbers & poets” facilitation philosophy.

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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. Often I get the question: do people know when you unfollow them?

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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. blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Prize To Retain Expertise Became The Price Recently, I caught up with a teacher I know in a primary school.

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! Here are 10 reasons why I love Rossland: 1. Rossland is a winter town – people come to town, walk the streets and are happier when it snows, including me!

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. It turns out that user-submitted ideas often have much lower scores than the seed ideas because of the amount of variance in user-submitted ideas.

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver


As the one who planted the seeds to collect a wonderful harvest at a later time (by them), or as the one who just wanted to focus on the quarter by quarter survival without caring much about what will be happening next.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is a commendable effort, and holds the seeds of a good collaborative approach to a common issue / challenge / problem across many government agencies.

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Why Do I Share My Knowledge?


Today, we are just planting the seeds for them to start collecting the harvest tomorrow, when the time is right, but if we don’t open up enough to share what we know now, we may not reach that common goal eventually in the long run.

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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. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend.

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). Problems come in many shapes and sizes. Some are small (“I can’t find space for my 2pm meeting”).

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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.

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Can you change organizational culture?

Net-Map Toolbox

So what I see as most promising is to plant a few seeds, pilot a few changed procedures or behaviors in different corners of the organization, nurture them and see what the effect is. What organizational culture might these ladies be brewing? copyright by PumpkinWayne on Flickr).

Visions of Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Chambers seeded the diagram with Corvallis landmarks, like the Business Enterprise Center (depicted just below Acceleration). Incredible complexity. So many moving parts. Almost impossible to fully understand and depict. These are all descriptions of business ecosystems.

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The Paradox of Self-Management

How to Save the World

keeping useful ingredients like turmeric and ground flax seeds handy and adding them liberally to meals.

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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? I occasionally see a campaign that I think is important but I can see they aren’t going around it the right way. Like this Spot.US cyclist story. Spot.Us

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.

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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? Nothing to see here, move along, this is for my social media classes. I use this list to teach classes on social media.

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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). The UK innovation agency NESTA is starting a major exploration of the future of hyperlocal media – covering everything from struggling local papers, and reduced local BBC services, through to new Government-backed local TV, and the blogs, online communities and radio stations run by passionate digital activists.

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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.

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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.

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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. June 30, 2008 Velcro Bridges W henI finish mowing the lawn down by the pond I invariably come back insidecovered with burrs.

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. As they write, the challenge of locating internal knowledge on a specialized topic exists in any large organization.