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The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and That was the theme of Clay Shirky ’s 2003 keynote at the ETech conference, the most important gathering of Web developers of its time. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” But now (2003) we’re fully into the fully social web. ” Nah

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word. majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter.

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

He was (and still is) the example connected leaders should be striving for. Group coaching? Speed coaching? Why not. Virtual coaching?

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Here are the four with Max’s comments appended: 1. group can be widely open.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. University of Salford, UK. But it’s just a baby step.

Snow on the Water

Doc Searls

Here , here and here , for example.) But I never posted anything there, because I was afraid it would die. And now, says here , it will.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines:  .

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Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

For example, former students of mine are running a successful service design company in Cologne: “Minds and Makers”. classic example is being asked to redesign the waiting room of a hospital. Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development.

Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought

Andy McAfee

Michael Lewis’s Moneyball came out in 2003 and popularized the story of the geek takeover of baseball, which has transformed the game.

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Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing. 

Automation For The People

Dan Pontefract

In 2003, Maarten Goos and Alan Manning  coined  this phenomenon “job polarization”. Brynjolfsson used as an album title. will disappear by 2035.

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

Integrative and holistic knowledge approaches, distributed across global networks (for example, how the virus that causes SARS in 2003 was identified).

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Google’s autonomous car and Rethink robotics’ Baxter are two examples of relatively difficult manual tasks that can now be performed by computers. 

Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis

Dan Pontefract

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server system, for example, is second to none when it comes to security and systems management.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy.  . Several people have weighed in on Lepore’s article. 

Period architecture, majestic views, history of madness

Mind Hacks

It turns out, a 2003 article in The Psychiatrist looked at exactly this in 71 former asylum care hospitals.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The attacks against Linux and the companies that embraced it continued for years , including the SCO Group’s 2003 $5 billion lawsuit against IBM.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, in a paper written in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes wrote : “We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come - namely, technological unemployment.  The Watson Challenge was an exhibition Jeopardy! There are only 1.2

I need some help

George Siemens

In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. have benefitted enormously from open learning.

Of both lovers and epilepsy

Mind Hacks

There is one wonderful example of this divine coupling, however, where the passionate saint appears alongside EEG traces on 1998 postage stamp from Italy. This description is from a brief 2003 article from the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry on the stamp. EEG has been illustrated on a number of stamps. 1743).

The Future of Jobs: Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Between 1965 and 2003, leisure time has increased from 6-8 hour per week for men and 4-8 hours per week for women.  How will the job market evolve in our 21st century digital economy?  What can we learn from history that might help us make such predictions?  Fears that machines will put humans out of work are not new. Ziebarth. 

[2b2k] The Net as paradigm

David Weinberger

So I bought his 2003 book Shift!: For example, Edward argues in passing that the Net exploits already-existing trends toward globalization, rather than leading the way to it; he even has a couple of pages on Heidegger’s thinking about the nature of communication. 175-176] Not bad for 2003! It’s a rich book. Shift!

What blogging was

David Weinberger

For example, the blogosphere (remember when that was word?) as I knew it didn’t count LiveJournal as a blogging service, I think because it wasn’t “writerly” enough, and because of demographic differences that themselves reflect several other biases. Fellow Hours are private. No, this is not ironic.) Presence.

Why the truth will out but doesn’t sink in

Mind Hacks

For example, claims that Iraqi forces executed coalition prisoners of war after they surrendered were retracted the day after the claims were made.

When explaining becomes a sin

Mind Hacks

For an example, take the Daily Mail headline for Tuesday, which reads “To blame the cuts is immoral and cynical. One of my favourite papers is “ Thinking the unthinkable: sacred values and taboo cognitions &# by Philip Tetlock (2003). 2003). This is criminality pure and simple&#. What could be motivating this? et al.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature. In 2003 NRC research Stephen Downes developed the concept of e-Learning 2.0 by employing content syndication technology and social media to support learning.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

And I guess the experience has been somewhat rather positive so far, because a few days later, I’m still there , having a blast. Even for us.

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The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

This post was four years in the making. But the SAP acquisition was much different. He was years ahead of his time. It made it like a family.

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Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID3 was co-founded by MIT Media Lab Professor Sandy Pentland and by Media Lab Research Scientist John Clippinger.  Easier said than done. .

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

Some examples of disruptive innovation from within. Disruptive innovation kills businesses. Good management” isn’t a solution. Emphasis added).

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. Not even embarrassing anymore.

TV 3.0

Doc Searls

Here in New York, for example, I’m writing this in an apartment that could receive analog TV over rabbit ears in the old analog days.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

For example, in-house network might upgrade a course on managing networks to a course on running  our  network. wrote the paper that follows.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

These are just some examples. Sadly. . And here is why… . WOW, boy, did we have a good blast?!? For sure! And a  real one! And that’s us.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days, things have been a bit too quiet over here in this blog and for a good reason. told you!

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

the huge amount of hidden talent of your workforce by empowering them to make best use of social software tools! That’s right!

An unplanned post-mortem

Mind Hacks

For example, by tradition, those who have cancer are discussed as heroic fighters, facing down death with courage and resolution.

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Against Neuroethics

Mind Hacks

Examples of that influence are not automatically examples of “undue influence&# , regardless of whether they involve brain imagery or not.

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

” and from what I can recall the longest blogging hiatus I have gone through since I started blogging back in December 2003. Yes, I know.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

I first heard about the “World Live Web&# when my son Allen dropped the phrase casually in conversation, back in 2003. Links have value.