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Value polarization and transcending job commoditization: Expertise, Relationships, Innovation

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Yesterday I released a first version of my Future of Work framework. Click on the image to download the full framework. RELATIONSHIPS. INNOVATION.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

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It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. The original blog was on the book website, but a couple of years later I moved it to this domain, rossdawsonblog.com. So what are some of the things I have learned from 12 years of blogging? Enterprise 2.0

Why do you curate? The 3 intents of curation and how they create value

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have been blogging for almost 10 years now, and it has been immensely valuable to me in many ways. So what is your intent from curation?

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The Internet of things will dwarf the Internet of people

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Image source : Cisco blog. Pervasive connectivity, and the amazing things we will be able to do with that, will shape our lives.

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

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First , blogs are not waning. All the major blogging platforms are growing. Mini-blogs, which sit in-between the two. No longer.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

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Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

Corporate blogging: value versus risks

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Knowledge@Australian School of Business recently published an interesting article on corporate blogging , which drew on an interview with me. It’s certainly not that every company needs to be blogging, far from it. At stake are the inherent risks in blogging and other forms of social media engagement. Enterprise 2.0

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

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Ana has written about the background to her presentation on her blog: This was a labour of love. Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word.

Six thoughts on the Klout scoring changes

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Today influence ratings service Klout significantly changed its rankings. Last week Klout CEO Joe Fernandez announced there would be changes , saying “a majority of users will see their scores stay the same or go up but some users will see a drop”. The results appears to be plenty of unhappy people. Here are a few quick thoughts on the changes: 1.

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Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

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Deloitte’s success with enterprise micro-blog Yammer led to Yammer asking Deloitte if they could create a case study. This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. Often there are surprises in who these people turn out to be.

List of the 242 most influential publications in the world

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His interest is honed by the fact that his blog is now hosted on the New York Times, which is currently implementing a paywall.

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The potential massive social impact of gamification for weight loss and savings

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There are a number of ventures applying gaming principles to personal finance, including how Mint.com applies gamification and an interesting start-up Bobber , as described on The Gamification Blog. Last night I was fortunate to be at a dinner with innovation strategist Charles Leadbeater , hosted by Martin Stewart-Weeks of Cisco.

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

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Below are the most popular posts written this year on my blog. will share the list of all-time favorites another time. 1. WHAT TO TWEET.

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

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The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary. Twitter enhances and redefines blogging.

The REAL transformative package: iPad plus wireless keyboard

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Two years ago tomorrow I wrote a blog post saying It is totally INSANE that you cannot use an external keyboard on an iPhone. Instant on.

9 great ways to make the iPad a useful work tool: structures, setup, apps

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To my mind an iPad is of very limited use, almost a toy, without an external keyboard. I am sitting in an economy seat on an airplane right now, able to pull out my iPad and immediately write a blog post, respond to email, make notes in my to do list, or work on a client report. External keyboard. It is a fully functional work device. Email.

The state of influence today: increasing marketing budgets and greater influencer professionalism

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Influence has been a key focus for me for many years, with our activities including our Future of Influence Summit and Influence Landscape.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

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In general the influence of blogs tends to decay more slowly than other media. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

When will tablets be given away for free? Perhaps before the end of this year

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The following chart comes from John Walkenbach’s blog via Kevin Kelly, suggesting that Kindles will be given away for free by November 2011.

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A story about Connected: The Film and why you must see it

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I saw Connected: The Film by Tiffany Shlain last night at its Australian premiere, organized by Annalie Killian. What an awesome cause.

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The rise of participative TV (hint: that’s better than social TV)

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Everything we do involves digitally connected tools — from how we discover and source stories to how we curate them on the blog and on-air.”.

Launch of Future of the CIO framework

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will shortly share the Prezi on my blog. Full details on the events here. My keynote will be on the Future of the CIO. Cloud Enterprise 2.0

7 compelling reasons to become self-employed

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I recently noticed that a blog post I did back in 2008 on the joys of self-employment has been getting some solid traffic lately. In the post I ran through the history of how I came to work for myself, and gave 7 reasons that matter to me for why I infinitely prefer to work for myself rather than someone else. control my life.

Using social network analysis to uncover authority and centrality

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As reflected by the title of this blog, networks have long been at the heart of how I see the world. Much of my work today is helping organizations and senior executives to think effectively about the future, so as to set and implement effective strategies for success. Zoom in by clicking on the image.

The rise of micro mavens: Building business empires around personal brands

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You can download it from here or by clicking on the cover below. refer to this new breed of creative entrepreneurs as ‘Micro Mavens’. KEEP IT REAL.

DARPA offers $42 million for ‘revolutionary’ research on social media analysis

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The DARPA announcement states: The conditions under which our Armed Forces conduct operations are rapidly changing with the spread of blogs, social networking sites, and media?]sharing The U.S. sharing technology (such as YouTube), and further accelerated by the proliferation of mobile technology. While U.S.

Launching my new book today! Getting Results From Crowds

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Nothing there yet – waiting for suggestions!). * A blog of the latest insights on crowdsourcing which will comment on developments and share insights from the book. Today we are launching my new book Getting Results From Crowds: The definitive guide to using crowdsourcing to grow your business !

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How Scott Berkun crowdfunded and self-published his latest book

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You will get 5 copies of the print or digital edition of the book + I will write an essay or blog post on the topic of your choice, linking to you and your blog. Author and speaker Scott Berkun has some great books out, including the very well-known The Myths of Innovation. have crazy ideas for books. like having no one to blame. 6.

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The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

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Here are a few further thoughts on mini-blogs. Traditional blogs are too much work for most people, and Twitter is certainly not for everyone.

Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization

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I have been frustrated recently in having been too busy to blog about all but a handful of the insights generated in my many client engagements over the last months. Fortunately things are close to easing up into the end of the year so I’ll try to cover a bit of the backlog. This sessions’ topic was the art of conversation.

From news-on-paper to news-on-many-channels

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I’m officially on holidays, but back at home between a family Christmas and beach sojourn and doing quite a few interviews as I go, so I’ll slip in a quick blog post or two. Many people seem fixated on tablets in their current form as the alternative to newspapers, and discuss the relative merits of iPads and newspapers.

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Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

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also hope to be able to fit in a bit of blogging tomorrow as I MC the event. Workshop: Creating Results With Social Media in HR. Enterprise 2.0

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

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Back in 2005 I wrote about how Morgan Stanley was finding internal blogs a better way to identify expertise than the several dedicated expertise location platforms it had trialled. Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote at the Sydney launch of Tibbr , the new social enterprise offering from TIBCO. Social media-style interface.

Keynote slides on The Transformation of Government

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blogged about the 11 recommendations in the report , which are well worth a read if you don’t have the opportunity to read the entire paper. will endeavor to write more about the content of what I will cover tomorrow, though it is hard at the moment to find time to blog. Below is my Prezi presentation to support my keynote.

Insights into the next phase of crowdfunding: tearing down legal constraints and building reputation systems

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Here are a few follow-on thoughts and references: Changing SEC regulations. Currently 1,618 people have signed it. The Sweet Smell of Progress.

The next generation of computer interfaces will drive better remote collaboration

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I have long believed that the evolution of man-machine interfaces is at the heart of our future. Used It. It’s Beautiful. Technology trends

Keynote: The Business Opportunities of the Future

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This morning I am giving the keynote at the MyBusiness Expo 2011 on The Business Opportunities of the Future. View more presentations from rossdawson.

Australia takes the wrong path on Twitter advertising disclosure

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On Saturday I was interviewed on ABC24 about the news that Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had said that it is acceptable for celebrities to do paid promotions on Twitter without disclosing their affiliation. There is of course no essential difference. Twitter is media. That is absolutely fine. This is the wrong path.

Support for crowdfunding in Obama’s Jobs Bill is taking it mainstream

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post on the White House’s Office and Science Technology blog titled The President’s American Jobs Act: Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship co-authored by U.S. Earlier this year I wrote how the US SEC was opening the gates to crowdfunding and a new structure of capitalism with mooted regulatory changes.

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

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It is very interesting to look back at my blog post from the event which reviewed the major players in the social networking space at the time. Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users. The email included the recipient’s member number, which are given in order of signing up. Some have flourished. Enterprise 2.0