The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

(photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money. Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly? Occasionally the high number of tools and possibilities make me restless. I have a tools list (both in a booklet and online in diigo) to try out and I never find the time or have the idea that I''ve tested enough tools. So no facilitator should not be able to manipulate Twitter!

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Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch

What is Yammer? Yammer is booming, especially in the Nederland within Europe. Many companies have started their Yammer groups for rapid internal exchange. The messages can be slightly longer than on Twitter and it is easier to reply (looks a lot like Facebook).

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Benefits Of Enterprise Social Networks Align With CEO Priorities | Yammer Blog

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Yammer Events. Let’s take a closer look at how enterprise social networks like Yammer can help CEOs reach these challenging goals. A platform like Yammer can be really critical in helping businesses accelerate their rate of growth in a variety of ways. Follow us on Twitter.

Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. From a behaviourism point of view, twitter might not be very relevant as a means for learning. However, from a social-constructist view you might see a twitter network building relations.

Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The key points I covered: we can use social media internally to distribute (broadcast) our own training material, or we can use community tools to create the material right through to peer to peer training. Yammer for adhoc training and Q&A. Deloitte’s use “reverse mentorship&# – older senior staff train younger members who in turn train the older staff on social media tools and iPads etc.

Making social learning practical: the LOSmakers event

Joitske Hulsebosch

Let me help the non-Dutchies: She talks about 4 important insights they gained from the market and the twittercoaches: Make use of known tooling, for instance Twitter or Yammer in organization where there are experiences with Yammer.

More on Enterprise Micro-messaging - Yammer and

Portals and KM

and Yammer.   For example, TechCrunch wrote, Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50. Takes On TC50 Winner Yammer. This second post provided a nice comparison between these two microblogging tools. does not require all users to have the same email domain, as Yammer currently does. Both Yammer and   Mashable got into the conversation with the post - Is the Enterprise Ready for Microblogging Tools like Twitter?

Online tools for internal communication

Joitske Hulsebosch

Image by Velo Steve via Flickr Netsquared's question this month is: Tactics for using online tools for internal communication. My take is that there are so many tools, for lists of tools see for instance the web2.0 The tools are like the hammer.

Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams at Molson Coors: Shared Motto, Yammer, and Getting Together

Michael Sampson - Currents

gave employees better tools to interact with one another. " On the suggestion of one worker, he signed the company up for Yammer, a site for short messages similar to Twitter that would be visible only to colleagues. A couple of observations: - 2,000 people using Yammer out of 15,000 is a good start. A recent edition of BusinessWeek looked at the year-one challenges of four CEOs during the recent economic turbulence.

How Twitter changed to include everyone

Endless Knots

jlipnack Mega thx to @panklam @isaacgarcia @clarashih @billives AND THE BRILLIANT AUDIENCE for #e2conf21 How Twitter Changes Everything!     billives thoughts on Twitter + Business for #e2conf21 panel thx @jlipnack #e2conf [link]. Twitter's brevity is it's beauty.

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Social Media means “waste of time&# – Facebook and Twitter are blocked at the firewall because we don’t want people wasting time on social networks, even on their lunch break. There are plans to set up an internal blog, wiki, collaborative knowledge management system, Yammer.

Enterprise Versions Of Twitter (updated)

Collaborative Thinking

ESME, Laconica (open source), OraTweet (Oracle), SocialCast,, and Yammer, etc.) Most IT organizations will treat "Twitter-like" tools as they do Enterprise IM products which will raise questions such as: Directory integration. Integration with anti-virus and content filtering tools. Application development (plug-ins, integration with productivity tools). enterprise-class administration tools to support some of the above requirements.

Enterprise Twitter: Fad Or Tipping Point?

Collaborative Thinking

If you are a Burton Group client, please look for the alert notification, or on the web site, for additional information on the session and instructions on attendance: Enterprise Twitter: Fad Or Tipping Point? Social messaging, sometimes referred to as micro-blogging, has become incredibly popular on the Internet, exemplified by souring use of consumer services such as Twitter. What level of security and compliance requirements are there for these tools?

Enterprise Twitter: Fad Or Tipping Point (Agenda)

Collaborative Thinking

Why are these tools relevant? User experience (and the influence of Twitter). How do these tools evolve? Social messaging, sometimes referred to as micro-blogging, has become incredibly popular on the Internet, exemplified by soaring use of consumer services such as Twitter. Twitter’s growing audience has raised questions as to whether such communication models are applicable within the enterprise.

Can Twitter Benefit Business Executives?

Leading Virtually

The usefulness of Twitter continues to be debated. Last week, George Packer, a staff writer at The New Yorker, wrote that he wants to yell Stop every time he hears about Twitter. What I found noteworthy in the WSJ article is the increasing adoption of Twitter by business executives.

Will you Twitter inside the enterprise?

Green Chameleon

When Yammer was announced as the winner of the TechCrunch50 last week, we were all a little surprised. Where Twitter solved a social/human need, Yammer falls down. Bringing social tools in to the enterprise is not as simple as just cloning a consumer tool. When evaluating these tools, Enterprise customers will look at.

Belonging to an Open Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the multiplicity of tools available to us each day, we have access to an incredible array of people, connections, and information beyond what we already know. Enterprise social tools, such as Yammer, Jive, or IBM Connections, provide ways of expanding your network within your organization. Social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, provide ways of expanding your network into any number of complementary areas.

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Microsharing: It is All About the Tools. It is Not About the Tools - My Notes from Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference

Portals and KM

This post covers the panel, Microsharing: It is All About the Tools. It is Not About the Tools. Holston , CEO & President, NewsGator Technologies, Inc, Mike Gotta , Principal Analyst, Burton Group, Steve Apfelberg , Vice President of Marketing, Yammer. With unabating buzz over Twitter and enterprise microblogging you'd think microsharing must be new. What’s fresh is how deceptively simple tools connect people and ideas better, farther, wider, faster. Hear

Twitter Compared to IM, Email and Forums

Collaborative Thinking

Ross Mayfield put forth a pretty interesting question on Twitter (see below). Twitter. Twitter is referred to as a micro-blogging tool. The service allows people to post and read brief (140 character) messages (called Tweets) to the Twitter service. While originally intended to provide a means for people to broadcast status messages, Twitter evolved rapidly into a conversation tool - and ultimately into a community and social networking site.

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often hear: "technology is just a tool and should be the starting point, let's start with the goal and the technology will follow". At Rijkswaterstaat in the Netherlands Yammer was successfully introduced for knowledge sharing between departments.

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Though to be honest, given the “But does Twitter have a business use&# questions, the audience weren’t quite ready to make the work place a fun and social environment. Twitter: Reputation Management in Social Networks (18).

"Collaboration" vs "Social Media" = "Internal Collaboration" vs "External Engagement"

Michael Sampson - Currents

The challenge comes because you can use technologies like those that power social media - a Twitter-like service such as Yammer or Chatter, or a LinkedIn-like service such as Connections or Jive (over-simplifying here, sorry) - for internal collaboration. Instead of traditional team spaces, work can be coordinated and shared via "social media"-like tools that are used within the enterprise.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

An example is using Yammer or Twitter so that participants can have contacts in between face-to-face events, but the core is in the face-to-face. (2) Though you can still be very creative and there is no clear guide for doing A, B, C and using tool A, B, C.

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Share2011 - Keynote: Building a Robust Framework for Social Networking at Work (Ramin Mobasseri, eBay)

Michael Sampson - Currents

People have email, Facebook, and other tools available. over the past decade, a range of new social tools have emerged - for sharing content with others. December 2010 to Jun 2011 - tested Yammer, NewsGator, Chatter, Jive, and other tools. -.

KM World 2014: Some Useful Sessions: Thursday, Nov 6

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Stan Garfield also offers the following session on Thursday, Practical Social Media Tips, “We are all familiar with social media, and most, if not all, of us use Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter. Attendees can participate by sharing their favorite tools and techniques. Grab lots of ideas for using social tools to engage your community and provide lots of tools for collaboration KM World 2014 will be held in Washington DC at the Grand Hyatt from November 4 to 7.

Ephraim on Collaboration: "Collaboration 1.0 at the Heart of Enterprise 2.0 Success"

Michael Sampson - Currents

tools in the mix: " Let’s call a spade a spade: Enterprise 2.0 means collaborative and social web tools. Modern web tools bring people to the forefront and enable collaborative work like never before. Good collaboration results in more effective use of social, collaborative tools. But with poor collaborative practices these new tools provide very little value. Getting adoption of collaborative tools will be a slow, painful process. ".

Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

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technologies are enabling the Social Online Workplace, a worker-centric yet social environment facilitating ongoing discussions that are seeded by messages coming from individuals, business applications, and collaborative tools. I agree as activity streams are a core breakthrough in enterprise capability building on top of Twitter but going way beyond it. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes.

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Internal micro-blogging for knowledge sharing within a department

Joitske Hulsebosch

I interviewed him about the use of Yammer as an internal microblogging tool. To ensure that people regularly visit Quagga and see what happens, we have put in Yammer. Yammer is a internal sort of Twitter. tools.

Formicary Offers a Trial of Group Chat in Lync Server 2010

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new offering introduces Group Chat tools and enhancements and enables customers and prospects to experience the benefits of Group Chat as a business communication tool. Formicary’s aim is to help users feel fully informed before making the decision to commit resources to purchasing or rolling out the tool. Group chat" seems like an old term now - with what Twitter and Yammer and Socialcast have brought to firms.

The True Nature of a Social Intranet

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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Social Networking at Work: A Business Revolution, or a Ruse? Knowledge@Wharton

Michael Sampson - Currents

Programs like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have become a popular way for families and groups of friends (or groups of strangers) to share information and organize their lives. The argument that use of particular tools in one's private life means that businesses must offer them too. Another Wharton professor warns about the danger of having social networking tools on all the time, as they can interfere with focused attention.

New media, new practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Twittering and mailing was place-bound to my computer. Even een snel twitter of Yammer berichtje sturen kan ook van je mobiel (met internet verbinding) en dan hoef je niet meer achter de computer te zitten. I have to confess I read my mail on my biclycle (using my iphone).

The AppGap " GroupSwim Moves Deeper into Enterprise Collaboration: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Community

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter UPCOMING WEBINAR: No Time, No Budget, Fewer People? Here is another great example of a tool that started on the consumer web and evolved into an enterprise application.

Atlassian Confluence 4.0 is Coming

Michael Sampson - Currents

Atlassian announced some of the upcoming features in the next version of Confluence , its enterprise wiki and collaboration tool. auto-formatting of wiki markup, to speed writing and editing. - @mentions (like in Twitter and Yammer), for pinging colleagues and inviting them into a conversation. New capabilities include: - a new and simpler Wiki editor, including better macro capabilities.

The AppGap " " Dotster Provides On-line User Communities for Business: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Community

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter UPCOMING WEBINAR: No Time, No Budget, Fewer People? What new thinking, strategies and tools can help teams work smarter, pre-empt personal burn out and help their companies weather the current climate?

The AppGap " " illumio Transforms Its Interface to Better Match Functionality: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Community

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter UPCOMING WEBINAR: No Time, No Budget, Fewer People? I think this interface transformation is a great addition to a useful tool.

The AppGap » It Takes A Long Time For Change To Happen Quickly …: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

About | Contributors | Contact us | Subscribe: via RSS , via Twitter UPCOMING WEBINAR: No Time, No Budget, Fewer People? A profile of Twitter users Magnolia Goes “Poof&# - Could That Happen to One of Your Free Apps?

Microblogging In The Enterprise

Collaborative Thinking

It was inevitable that Twitter-like services would emerge targeting a business audience. Within the enterprise, it is highly probable that IT organizations will classify these tools as messaging platforms (I would BTW). As a messaging platform, these tools would have to support security, logging, audit and archival functions to satisfy regulatory, compliance and records management demands. Twitter for the enterprise???

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Collaboration intelligence is exactly the skill that is catered for by social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Social media are maturing from a ‘danger to productivity’ towards ‘tools for productivity’. Yammer is a good example of that. Twitter.

Book presentation 'En nu online'

Joitske Hulsebosch

We had a twitter backchannel (#ennuonline) where unexpectedly people who couldn't make it were very active. The overload is not only in terms of information, but also in terms of the high number of tools. On twitter we asked: what is the most important social media for you?