The line that threads through our hearts

Chris Corrigan

It was a moment in which our threaded hearts were stitched together. “If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them.

Welcome to the Glamour of Community Management: I Just Spent 4 Hours Reading a Single Forum Thread

Managing Communities

photo credit: John Drake Flickr A few nights ago, as I was trying to get over some post-SXSW illness, I stayed up until about 2 AM reading a single forum thread. It was 22 or so pages in length, but there were many guideline violations and troublesome posts in it and I had to read [.]. Managing the Community

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Law Enforcement Advice on How to Deal with Offline and Suicide Threads on Your Community

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Managing Staff Managing the Community

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Viv Mcwaters

Two things I’ve been neglecting lately – listening to podcasts and exercising. Lucky for me they’re not incompatible. So today, as I was becoming reacquainted with bikes, treadmills, pulleys and weights, I also turned to my trusty iPod, crammed full of music and podcasts. I had to turn it up really loud so as I could hear what I wanted to listen to over the LOUD MUSIC and day-time television programs.

My 17 Year Old Self Printed Out This Forum Thread

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Thinking

NPR: An Unruly Comment Thread? It's Probably The Trolls


online_community online_facilitation conflict trolls

Promoting discussion in FutureLearn MOOCs

Jenny Connected

Phil and his colleagues have looked at discussion threads in forums and found that they don’t include many members and that conversations often do not extend beyond a first reply. This tool displays the top 200 words from a forum thread as a word cloud.

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End Endless Email Threads With Backboard's Document Approval App

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The process of getting something approved – like a press release or a design spec – can be time consuming and hard to follow, as the process degenerates to endless email threads and attachments. For $10 to $50 a month, I’ll just deal with the email threads.

“Locked.” is No Way to Close a Thread/Topic

Managing Communities

Locked topics have a purpose on most communities. I try to avoid them, except in specific circumstances, but they have a place and they are a tool in a moderator’s arsenal. What I want to discuss today isn’t the locking of topics in itself, but what one says when they lock a topic. When you lock [.].

Online Community Feature Overload and the Cost of Spreading Your Activity Too Thin

Managing Communities

photo credit: LOLren As people endeavor to add more features and sections to their forums and communities – more than “just” discussion threads – there is a great opportunity for additional value for all parties involved. But, in the thirst to be “more,” it can be easy to forget the cost that you may incur. [.]. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community

Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

The email thread [or] chain can go viral through an organisation but there are people don’t need to be on the list,” Hughes said.

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Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

S ubscribe: Get email alerts or RSS feeds and regularly read the threaded discussion board/group. P ost: Start a new thread or reply in a threaded discussion board/group. E xpand: Attract new members, content contributions, and threaded discussion board/group posts.

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Green Chameleon » Information Overjoy - Voila!

Green Chameleon

Just back yesterday from a 2-week vacation in France and catching up on the recent discussion thread on the actKM forum on infoluenza ( Luke Naismith ), info detox ( Matt Moore ), vacations and device-obsesssion ( Kaye Vivian ) and French women who don’t get fat (Luke again) makes me feel like I never left France afterall. blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Information Overjoy - Voila! Bonjour!

Thoughts on IBM Connections Mail (“Mail Next”)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The visualization looks pretty, but I feel that the greater opportunity would be to use the social analytics capabilities that IBM has acquired in recent years to auto-compute who else should be involved in the discussion / interaction / thread, but is not. In other words, they are still separate (although you can move an email thread out of Mail Next and into a Connections discussion forum). (thanks to @joebaxter for the photo).

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When Your Members Criticize a Company or Person, Invite Them to Your Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: SmithGreg I recently had a member on one of my communities start a thread to review a book, which he criticized. Most of his review was fair, but there were some parts that I felt were a little harsh. Still, it was appropriate for our community. As an author, I do sympathize with [.]. Community Cultivation Interacting with Members

Collaboration thread in CACM for April 2008 - Knowledge Jolt with Jack

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaboration thread in CACM for April 2008 There is an interesting pair of articles that focus on collaboration in the April 2008 Communications of the ACM. Knowledge Jolt with Jack This blog is about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and other topics. Opinions expressed here are strictly those of the owner, Jack Vinson, and those of the commenters.

The Sequestering Approach and Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

Daily phone calls with your kids, an on-going email thread with your college roommate, or follow-up with potential clients are tasks that need to be carried out, but that don’t fit neatly into a kanban. This is the 9th post in Jim Benson’s Personal Kanban series.

Insider Trading, meet Outsider Traders, #SocialMedia style #Tesla

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Today, there is a thread going beserk on the Tesla forums : Tracking Highest VINs. This thread is for tracking the actual highest VIN-number. Wall Street should be monitoring social media. So should companies around the world. Cos we are just too smart as a crowd.

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#SOCRMx Week 5: Data Analysis

Jenny Connected

Introduction: common threads among techniques of data analysis. In this second half of the Introduction to Social Research Methods course the focus shifts from data generation and research methods to data analysis. Click on image for source).

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PhD by Publication – Selection of Papers

Jenny Connected

But the analysis of my papers, using Matthias Melcher’s Think Tool, revealed my ‘golden thread’ (as Susan Smith calls it) to be ‘learners’ experiences in cMOOCs’, so that is what I focussed on.

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My Intent Wasn’t to Spam, it Was to Post Relevant Content

Managing Communities

When you come to my community and you post something that references your company, website or client in any way, even if it is related to the thread you are posting on in some way, it is not appropriate. photo credit: freddie boy Stop. Just apologize. And that’s on you. It’s your fault for assuming [.]. How Should I Participate

From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

Clustering: The data that you see, can be clustered: all activities of a participant, all threads which have been started, all the sources added. But some threads stood out because of the large number of responses from participants.

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When Members Mislead the Public About the Management of Your Community

Managing Communities

For example, a member of one of my communities recently posted in public, on a thread within our community, suggesting that a member of staff had told them a post they made earlier in the [.]. photo credit: mikecogh Have you ever had a member who says that you did something that you actually didn’t do?

Boundaries and Limits of Networked and Connected Learning

Jenny Connected

Sonia then goes on to ask 3 questions, giving each a separate thread. The second Networked Learning Conference Hotseat starts on Sunday 8 th November and will run until the 14 th.

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Community Milestones and Successes are to be Shared

Managing Communities

Milestones tend to be number based: 5 years online, 1,000 posts, 20,000 members and 100,000 threads. photo credit: dougtone No matter the size of your community, you will have the opportunity to celebrate milestones or some other form of success. But, success and notoriety can come in many forms. For example, being mentioned in a [.]. Managing the Community

Disallowing Nude or Inappropriate Images is About More Than Kids Seeing Them

Managing Communities

photo credit: Lance Shields I recently had someone who wanted to post nude images in a thread on When they learned they couldn’t, they made a sarcastic comment about how I was afraid that “little Billy” might see the images. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard something like this, basically suggesting that because [.]. How Should I Participate? Managing the Community

The Future of Work Is Learning


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Email vs. Collaboration Tool - "Better Attention, Enhanced Focus, More Tidy"

Michael Sampson - Currents

Ana comments on the difference between using email to collaborate and using an online collaboration tool: " So despite prioritizing messages and labelling them, the fact is that in a tool such as email it is hard to focus (not to mention keeping track of the discussion when you easily mix subjects in different threads).

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#fslt Week 4 with Dave White

Jenny Connected

The curriculum thread this week focuses on ‘lecturing’. This week we welcome Dave White to the FSLT12 MOOC. Dave will be speaking to the title. The Impact on Teachers of Open Educational Resources and Open Academic Practice in the Digital University. Date and time: Wed 13 June 3.00 – 5.00

Blog>> Visual Collections for Sharing and Collaboration

Green Chameleon

The links in these collections can be anything from intranet pages, policies, discussion threads, manuals, presentations, people profiles and additional resources from the public web like articles, online tools, etc.

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Google Enhances the Discussion Capabilities in Google Docs - I Like It

Michael Sampson - Currents

This means that teams don't have to maintain a separate discussion thread from the document, handle the discussion via email messages, or revert to a phone call unless they want to.

A new mapping tool: useful for research purposes

Jenny Connected

As I say in the video, Matthias’ Think Tool has been extremely helpful in enabling me to see the connections between my papers and the common threads. I have never felt comfortable with mapping.

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Agilewords for - for Structured Document Review and Approval

Michael Sampson - Currents discussion threads are useful for general discussion but limited when you need a detailed review of your document.

The Hidden Power of Smiling by Ron Gutman


Over the course of the weekend, the always insightful Isabelle Ayel shared across, over in Google Plus , an amazingly inspiring thread by Ron Jeffries about one of those TED Talks that can surely change the way we all see things in life.

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#FSLT13 Hybrid Learning

Jenny Connected

She didn’t only present her own ideas and content but also managed to pull together threads from the previous two presentations, my own and Sylvia Currie’s to nicely sum up some of the key messages from the whole course.

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Facebook Eavesdropping and Spree Murders: Neomugicha Killings and Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

An hour after posting a cryptic threat in a thread with the name “Neomugicha” (“Neo-Barley Tea”; ?????), Social Media sites apparently are running AI software that listens to discussions and then can flag the discussion for monitoring. Is this a good or a bad thing?

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OldGlobeMOOC – What is ageing?

Jenny Connected

85 different discussion threads have been started. Some of these topics could be courses in their own right, such as the topic of death, – so it will be important, as in all MOOCs, to filter, select and focus on the threads of personal interest and use. Biological, social and psychological ageing is the focus for discussion in Week 1 of the University of Pennsylvania’s Coursera MOOC – Growing Old Around the Globe.

Please Donate to Help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims

Full Circle Associates

In the thread was a comment from Nancy Schwartz suggesting that we all share this wide and far. Just sayin… Next of course, my attention went to the question of “Where to donate?” I received several emails from charities that I already support that do work in the area. I donated to Save the Children. On Facebook, I noticed a list of vetted charities shared by another trusted colleague who works in the nonprofit sector, Peggy Duvette. I shared the article on my wall.

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IBM Verse – It’s Here

Michael Sampson - Currents

” “You are wasting your time sending emails on this thread. Everyone you are writing to has put the thread on mute.” A couple of weeks ago IBM released the first set of trial accounts for IBM Verse , its new Watson-powered email system for enterprises and individuals.

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#fslt12 Week 2 is underway

Jenny Connected

There is so much going on that I will definitely be filtering and carefully selecting the threads I want to follow this week – but the good thing about MOOCs and open courses is that the information remains online long after the course finishes, so hopefully allowing time to fill in the gaps later.