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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. enterprise social networks leadership esn

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. Social learning

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

And SmartCloud for Social Business does that beautifully. I still make use of some Apps from the darker side of the Social Web. Openness.

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Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here. But is having a bigger amygdala better?

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

Did we manage to kill already the conversation in the so-called traditional social media tools landscape? My goodness! Goodness! Yikes! Maybe.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? and were getting?—?a

STRETCH Is An Excellent Book To Help You With Tomorrow’s Workplace

Dan Pontefract

Indeed, the authors of the new book, STRETCH: How To Future Proof Yourself For Tomorrow’s Workplace , agree.

Book week

Doc Searls

Generations of marketers have been brought up on an adversarial view of the customer, the target, the win… In all the discussions we’ve had here in Forbes about social business we have yet to stray into the use and purpose of social data, as if we too largely accept that the adversarial view is the only one. Research

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5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

This book is how to create a data-informed culture in your organization that values outcome based measurement. Books Evergreen.

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The Social Network Business Plan – Review

Harold Jarche

The Social Network Business Plan: 18 strategies that will create great Wealth by David Silver. Tags: Books Communities Work

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. I asked my entire LinkedIn network for help.

Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead

Dan Pontefract

we continuously ‘connect’ the need that has to be filled to the learning modality, be it formal, informal or social. Learning 2.0

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

Becoming more social is not just a new business driver but also a societal imperative.” the physical place we go to learn. ” It can.

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5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

1) Social Learning. That is social learning. It’s time to tackle video sharing. Well well well. 2) Executive Communications.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Get Social.

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

Ross Dawson

I wrote an extensive introduction showing how the networks were literally coming to life. I dropped it and started the book very differently.

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Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

Panelists, moderator and the audience … we were there being social because it was scheduled. It didn’t start with a tweet. 29, No.

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The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect


Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. By 2020, the workplace will be highly personalized and social. For Millennial and 2020 employees, smart mobile devices are appendages and social networking is second nature. By Jeffrey Katzman.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

The social media dashboard juggernaut app known as Hootsuite is used by the NBA , Fox and even the White House. Why not? Summify. You want cool?

Our shrinking degrees of separation: heading down from 6 to 3

Ross Dawson

In Chapter 1 of my 2002 book Living Networks I wrote: When did you last say or hear someone say “what a small world”?

In Defense of Alexandra Samuel

Dan Pontefract

I also wrote a 90,000 word book entirely in Evernote … and blogged about it too. ” Who am I to argue with that? Absolutely not. She cares.

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

Creating emergent, adaptive systems in organizations

Ross Dawson

In my book Living Networks I included a small section on Creating adaptive systems in Chapter 6 on Network Presence. Too much structure in trying to enhance internal networks and collaboration usually results in the unforeseeable—and most valuable—interactions never happening. The networks are alive.

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.

The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

Ross Dawson

I wrote an extended introduction to the book that went into this concept in depth. Watch it below, preferably on full screen.

The top 30 Thought Leaders in crowdfunding

Ross Dawson

The post The top 30 Thought Leaders in crowdfunding appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. I made the list (just!) More on that soon.

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

We relied on one another, as strong and weak tie neighbours, often congregating in these buildings to share, to socialize, and to learn.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. So why is social media not social learning? Social learning is a behavior.

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

People continued to occasionally tag me so it appeared (at times) that my social feed was in fact active. The launch of the book? link].

Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts

Beth Kanter

If you are doing social media for a nonprofit, this book is a must read. BooksIt is filled with great wisdom. Thank you Janet!

Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

Dan Pontefract

As best I can interpret what he argued, George suggests that: Social Media (SM) is defined as external Web 2.0 Wikipedia), research, books, etc.

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

Ross Dawson

Trevor opens the book by practising what he preaches, highlighting his capabilities and brand in a low-key way in front of excellent content.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

In 1984, she wrote her first book on computers and people, "The Second Self," in 1984, a book she describes as “full of hope and optimism.” Her second  book, "Life on the Screen" , published in 1995, focused on  “the new opportunities for exploring identity online”. We’d rather text than talk.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Ross Dawson

The opening chapter in the book was generated from a transcript of my keynote. It is different to being in a lecture theatre or classroom.

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

There is real value to having an organisation, but only if the organisation is richly networked and that there is indeed a community.”

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

Learning in a social network world: the new opportunities. • One of the distinctions I brought out in my book Living Networks (and many others have made in various guises) was between Collections and Connections. Keynote speaker Social media Social networksEnterprise 2.0

Professional services relationships as the primary portal to value creation

Ross Dawson

In my first book Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships I described how value in professional services resides to an increasing degree in the relationship with the client. The post Professional services relationships as the primary portal to value creation appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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

Ross Dawson

I will be MC for the conference day, and will also run a half-day workshop on Creating Results Using Social Media on the following day.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Earlier this week, I wrote a guest post over at FrogLoop blog about Five Social Media Books , although not everyone liked the post.

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

Ross Dawson

We now all understand that markets are conversations, and organizations must have great ability to build real conversations with their customers in a world of social media. Organizational networks. Social media skills. Future of business Future of work Social media Social networks UncategorizedEnterprise 2.0