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The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. 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. and were getting?—?a

diverse networks, strong relationships

Harold Jarche

Being engaged with a diverse network of people who share their knowledge makes for more effective workers. ” – Tim Kastelle (2010).

Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

No longer would there be a need to keep up with multiple social networking environments, with multiple networks, with multiple levels of interactions.

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Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. As it happens this model closer to LinkedIn than any of the other major social networking platforms of today. Enterprise 2.0

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

My social media journey, like many of you, included Facebook at a time when most of us had no idea where social networking was heading. Google+?

Learning in a connected enterprise

Harold Jarche

In 2003 I was suddenly unemployed, jettisoned shortly before the learning technology company where I was CLO went bankrupt. complexity

Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Jane Hart

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. Social learning Social networking workshopsWorkshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012. Led by Jane Hart. This online workshop is suitable for those working both in workplace learning as well as in education. Free Webinar : Wednesday 3 October, 6.30-7.30 pm BST (GMT+1).

ten years

Harold Jarche

On 21 April 2003, went online. In 2003 social media were primarily blogs. Many thanks to Chris at

Content Delivery Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are 1450 points of presence (POPs), 950 networks or ISPs in 67 countries. There are two major approaches: First, network topology.

Origins of the Term 'Personal Learning Network'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have found a reference to a 'personal learning network' in a document dates April 8, 2000, by the Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada. Personal Learning Network has PC based, multimedia learning activities that employees can tailor to a learning map. link] Milton Ramirez (tonnet) uses the term on June 10, 2003.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2003). New Directions for Higher Education, 2003(122), 5–12. elearnspace › Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN ). Retrieved from [link] research-network-dlrn/ Thomson, P., The non-research citations are as selective and ill-informed as the formal citations. 2004). Retrieved from [link] Allen, I. & Seaman, J.

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

The NBITA was supposed to grow the industry but by 2003 its government funding was cut and it was gone. What’s your experience?

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

Another aspect of resonance is concerned with why certain ideas have uptake in a network in contrast with others. Connectivist. Synchronization.

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Doc Searls

In the stall where I sat was a long conversation, in writing, between two squatters debating some major issue of the time. Until I got to the bottom.

Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

She holds the first service design professorship at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, is the President and Co-Founder of the International Service Design Network , and Editor-in-Chief of Touchpoint , the International Journal of Service Design. Ayla Newhouse [AN]: How did you arrive at service design as your path?

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. Groups require coherence, networks require autonomy and so on. Why networks?

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

As Jay Cross pointed out back in 2003: “At work we learn more in the break room than in the classroom. That’s the nature of human learning.

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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.

Bader A. Alsaleh - September 17, Riyadh - Summary Notes

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is related to the exploitation of network advantages. Bahrain, 2003 - students were prepared to work on a specific type of project. Bader A. Alsaleh (Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, King Saud University) @ba_alsaleh On 40 minutes, will present a number of ideas. Why are we interested in social media? Reynard (2008).

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. I have benefitted enormously from open learning. I’m not a programmer.

[2b2k] The Net as paradigm

David Weinberger

So I bought his 2003 book Shift!: For example, he talks about the concept of “e-business” as being a pre-paradigm, and the actual paradigm being “The network itself becomes the company,” which includes an erosion of hierarchy by networks. 175-176] Not bad for 2003! It’s a rich book. Shift!

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social networking tools make it easier for people to communicate and collaborate with colleagues over wide distances and thus improve the collective intelligence of the team. On October 31, I participated in a symposium sponsored by MIT’s Center for Digital Business on The Race Against the Machine: The Future of Technology and Employment.

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Making an Impact in the Digital and Social Media Communications Era: Panel at Ketchum Global Media Network in New York

Ross Dawson

I was recently on a panel at Ketchum's Global Media Network meeting in New York with Chrystia Freeland , Global Editor-at-Large at Reuters News and former US editor of Financial Times, and John Mervin, head of the BBC News bureau in New York, moderated by Nicholas Scibetta , Partner and Global Director of the Global Media Network.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. What we now know as the social web, and the social network, evolved from these origins. In addition, an alternative content syndication framework, called Distributed Learning Object Repository Network (DLORN) was developed.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Once again, another social networking site biting the dust and become absorbed by that frenzy of becoming the new media. Sadly. . Not anymore.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). Blogrolls were an early social network. Except: Much expertise has migrated to blogs, blogs have uncovered many experts, and the networking of bloggy knowledge makes a real difference.). Fellow Hours are private. No, this is not ironic.) Presence.

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.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

You can think of the entire world as an immense interconnected, ever-changing network. Networking. I wrote the paper that follows. link].

Table for two

Doc Searls

That last link goes to a piece David Weinberger and I wrote in 2003, to as little effect, I suspect, as @Man’s piece had in 1997. Free networked multiplayer games. The Web as we know it today was two years old in June 1997, when the page below went up. It lasted, according to , until October 2010. Any two, anywhere.

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Before Facebook, there was DeanSpace

David Weinberger

The talk itself was part of iLaw 2003, an event put on every couple of years or so by the Berkman Center and Harvard Law. (I

The Perks of Being an Early Riser

Luis Suarez

No, don’t worry, this is not a blog post where I am going to announce I am going to give up on external social networking activities.

Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche

Jane Hart

Harold helps organizations learn, work, and innovate in the network era. PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server.

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Workplace learning in ten years

Harold Jarche

I had high-speed Internet access at work ( a university) but not at home until 2003. I switched to a Handspring (Palm) in 2001.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

It was as inevitable as Google launching a social network. This post was four years in the making. I was no stranger to acquisitions.

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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.

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

Disruptive innovation kills businesses. What can CEOs do about this seemingly incurable disease? Good management” isn’t a solution. Emphasis added).

Making Sense of the World

Jay Cross

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said “Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.”

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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.

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

Yes, the physical social networking no-one seems to have realised we have been having out there for thousands, if not millions!, Or both!