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After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. When I first wrote that, I said 2012.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Complexity: the new normal. Social learning.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed.

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

The Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

Lending Club : “We replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending.” Books Communities complexity Innovation

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn. Hold a simple (Not even complex!) Even for us. Till 2007. Yes, sir!

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

But it doesn’t end up there just sharing those good practices, productivity tips and whatever other hacks on making the most out of email.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

GDP is essentially a measure of production.  More people than ever are using Wikipedia, Facebook, Craigslist, Pandora, Hulu and Google. 

HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology is the leading cause of the broken links between innovation, productivity and jobs.  All-in-all, how’s our digital revolution doing? 

Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cool exists at the ineffable confluence of smart people, big money and compelling product.”  . That makes for a lot of cool apps. rests.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such systems are particularly hard to understand and control because of the complexities inherent in human and organizational behaviors.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms  like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. To name Authority and Money. To name: .

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Production:   the bundling of different content into a final market-ready product, - a newspaper, TV schedule, cable package or DJ’s playlist.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies are now able to create products that are simultaneously better, cheaper and more appealing than those of competitors.  As a result , “entire product lines and whole markets are now being created or destroyed overnight.”  But now entire product lines - whole markets - are being created or destroyed overnight. 

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Luis Suarez

Like if I would delete my Facebook account would that mean I am less social now and may have lost my social mojo? Rather well. Google Plus.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.  What is the primary responsibility of a business?  its partners and customers. 

Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingThe communities will come as a result.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, 2005, NY Times columnist Tom Friedman published The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century. 

Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Luis Suarez

They call us internauts, bloggers, twitterers, facebookers, social networkers, freaks, you name it. Thus how do you get to compromise? You see?

Evolve, Dammit!

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Evolve, Dammit! Facebook is alarmed and promises to fix this.

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With more than 500 million people on Facebook, and 200 million blogs being updated daily, the power of numbers and of experience has taken over the world.  It is growing faster than anything we have seen in the past.  IBM announced its Social Business initiative in the Fall of 2010.  Let me explain.  implications.

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many companies are experiencing a productivity surge.  At the same time, the public sector is under huge pressures to significantly increase productivity and reduce costs by embracing many of the technologies and organizational practices that have been successfully applied in the private sector over the past twenty years.

Business Winners: Combining Scale with Agility

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once large and successful, aren’t companies that once revolutionized their industries supposed to be too slow and locked into the sources of their past success to respond to the new waves of entrepreneurs now attacking them with innovative products and services? . Doesn’t this violate Schumpeter’s 70-year-old theory of creative destruction ? 

Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

His perception of sensemaking in such abundance and complexity was brilliant (Check slide #20 for more on that topic!) event of events. e2conf.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. I use a smaller range of tools today than I did five years ago. So Facebook is different for everyone. Very complex. Amazon.

Extending collaboration toward cooperation

Harold Jarche

mixed productivity tool set can help to support these activities, as I noted in my post on social tools. Smart enterprises should support both.

Losing interest in social media: there is no there there

George Siemens

After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore. What has Twitter and Facebook done for me? Put another way, Twitter/Facebook/G+ are secondary media. Maybe you are unsatisfied by oversimplifications in the product itself.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# –  are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. software.

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

Today, knowledge is diverse, messy, partial, complex, and rapidly changing. The largest group of learners in a course that i have run is ~5,000.

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It’s about networks

Harold Jarche

Citizens are using Twitter and Facebook to help the police have better intelligence and the police are learning this week how best to respond and to monitor. My thinking is a product of my networks. hope it’s fast enough to deal with the the increasing complexity and violence. complexity NetworkedLearning

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

Work in complex environments requires faster feedback loops. There are alternatives. Post-job Economy. That period is almost over.  Wirearchy.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually  trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped.  Social networking applications are not new to business. 

Make Work More Human

Harold Jarche

This is a complex situation. As they say, if you are not paying for a service online, you are the product. We were lucky.

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The Future of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Finally, the report offers a set of recommendations that governments might follow if they want to get a handle on the extremely complex and challenging problem of reforming the state. there are pragmatic grounds now for politicians of all sorts to make the state more productive.  How do they do it?  Governments cannot continue to grow. 

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The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whenever a product, service or process is captured in software and digitized, they become digital capital and the economics of abundance take over. 

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How the Internet May Evolve

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, you don't see the discussions I have on my Facebook feed or on Twitter with interesting and informed participants. Sure, there are disasters like the Facebook news stream, but people are already amazed at how much Google knows about them. But a great deal of public online discourse consists of what we and others don't see.

Farming the meatware

Euen Semple

We know that Facebook makes its money out of the information we share and the patterns that that information makes. Again of interest to governments, or those designing food products - or even insurance companies. When I am asked what the next big thing on the web will be I say patterns. This is a choice that matters.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The only people who really need predictive analytics are advertisers (their task will be to advise companies to create products people want, rather than to influence people to want the products they create). Sure, learning and working with other people can be fun and productive. The first was the obvious basis in technology.