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New framework: 2013 and beyond – What will appear and disappear in our lives

Ross Dawson

As a futurist, the end of the year means it is once again time to release a structured look at the future. Augmented reality glasses. Thought control.

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PKM: the basic unit of social business

Harold Jarche

True collaborative networks do not rely so much on teams than on individuals, as B. Nardi, S. Whittaker and H. Schwartz  have shown.

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The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in a roundtable discussion on Work and Value in the Digital Economy , convened by MIT’s Center for Digital Business. 

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State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger


Post Type: Blog post. It seems to me that this is a good time to comment on the state of the Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) market given the many changes in 2012. read more. Industry News

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A puzzler

Jay Cross

What do the following people have in common? Mortimer Adler. Woody Allen. Julie Andrews. Gene Autry. Warren Beatty. Marlon Brando. Andrew Carnegie.


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Learning by doing

Jay Cross

Informal Learning Social Learning

Some thoughts from 2012

Harold Jarche

Here is a review of the five most popular posts here this past year, with a short synopsis of each. One year, distilled into a few paragraphs.

The IBM 5 in 5: Innovation in the next 5 years

Jane Hart

IBM’s view on innovations that will change our lives in the next 5 years. future

Dumbing down and victimhood

Euen Semple

I have to confess I get frustrated when people complain about technology dumbing us down. The fear is often expressed that short attention spans will be forced on us by Twitter's 140 character updates or that we will all succumb to mob mentality as memes sweep through Facebook. What a bunch of wimps. Are we really that out of control?

The costs of celebrity

Doc Searls

On the way back from a concert in Brooklyn yesterday we shared the subway with a well-known filmmaker. Still, he’s not anonymous.

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Living with contradictions

Harold Jarche

We should imagine ourselves as works of art in progress. So do you. If you feel fragmented, follow Walt Whitman’s lead: ‘Do I contradict myself?

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Ross Dawson

Framework , Social Media Strategy Framework , Trend Map to 2050 , and Newspaper Extinction Timeline still attracting consistent very healthy traffic.

[misc] I bet your ontology never thought of this one!

David Weinberger

Paul Deschner and I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with Jeffrey Wallman, head of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center about perhaps getting his group’s metadata to interoperate with the library metadata we’ve been gathering. The TBRC has a fantastic collection of Tibetan books.

A very psychological chocolate

Mind Hacks

A familiar site amid the Christmas supermarket shelves is the box of Black Magic chocolates. Remembering

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth Kanter

grew up at the Jersey Shore. While her parents were concerned about her safety, she kept going. Faber is a Philanthroteen. Youth in Philanthropy.

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My UX Week 2012 Mixtape

Adaptive Path

Bill McIntyre. Toy Inventing in the 21st Century: Hard Plastic vs. the Attention Economy. ” In this case, Bill’s answer was “Robots!”

Connections: Deconstruction and Connectivism

George Siemens

I haven’t really spent much time with modern French philosophers. They vex me and use many words to say few, but ambiguous, things. Stella Bastone agreed to share the module. From the module: According to Derrida, all Western thought is based on the idea of a center…Deconstruction challenges this. great resource

Dan Pink’s new book

Jay Cross

Dan Pink has written another best seller. The book won’t be released until December 31 but is already in its third printing.). The U.S. Clarity

Nonprofits: Leave A Comment for a Chance to Win a Dell Computer with Windows 8

Beth Kanter

How could I say no to that? will accept comments on this post until Dec. 31st and announce the winners in early January. Dell XPS 12. Flexible Design.

BBC Column: when you want what you don’t like

Mind Hacks

My BBC Future column from Tuesday. The original is here. It’s a Christmas theme folks, but hopefully I cover an interesting research area too: Berridge, Robinson and colleagues’ work on the wanting/liking distinction. Ah, Christmas, the season of peace, goodwill and overindulgence. Normally wanting and liking are tightly bound together.

Wanted: truly crowd-sourced NBA all-star voting

Doc Searls

Interested in the NBA all-star game ? Go to the latter (at that link) and you’ll see a panel for Go there and you’ll find Step 1: Sign in or create an account as an All-Access member. SIGN IN TO VOTE. CREATE AN ACCOUNT. Yo, NBA. Let me talk a little trash here. Enough of that crap. Sports

DPLA looking for an executive director

David Weinberger

The Digital Public Library of America is looking for an executive director. This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference. think it’d be fantastic if this person were to come out of the large, community-based Web collaboration space, but there are many other ways for the DPLA to go right.

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

Beth Kanter

Frank Barry offers this guest post with some advice about how to succeed with nonprofit fundraising in 2013. What challenges do nonprofits face? Right?


Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk and excitement about unlearning, and it’s always rubbed me the wrong way. Because, frankly, unlearning physiologically isn’t really an option.  So I thought I’d talk about the cognitive processes, and then look at what folks are talking about. What really happens, as Dr. What am I missing?

Catching up

Doc Searls

Some links and thoughts on a Saturday night… The Matrix is still my favorite movie of all time. explained why here in Linux Journal, back in 2006. Spoke to the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group , of the U.S. Naval War College earlier this week, in Southbridge, Mass. assume that was the reason, anyway. Oh, it also vocalized.

What the recording industry fears

David Weinberger

Paul Sanders on a mailing list wrote the following: And I can assure anyone who is feeling a bit hot under the collar about the music industry in general, that the thing they fear in corporate HQs and trade associations far far more than the digital consumer and bittorrent etc., is an emancipated artist. Here’s to a world full of ‘em

Interview: User Generated Content for a PSA Campaign from the Red Cross

Beth Kanter

The first ads are part of the organization’s holiday giving campaign and feature people impacted by home fires and flooding. Why are you doing?

Pattern Recognition, Neoterics and moving on.

Mark Oehlert

Like a lot of people, I read Anil Dash's " The Web We Lost " and I read Hugh MacLeod's corollary piece. I'm split on how I feel here. Or not as much. But its still cool and it can still be cooler. Or cool again. And edgy. And egalitarian. Again. . don't want to play Devil's Advocate but I kinda feel like someone should. like that. Probably not.

Benevolent: Failing Fast To Fill Gaps in the Safety Net

Beth Kanter

People tell their own stories and outline their needs. Local nonprofit professionals who know them validate their needs. Guest post by Megan Kashner.

An app idea

David Weinberger

Sure, laugh, but what an opportunity! We need an app that lets you adjust the size of an on-screen grid in order to guide your knife cuts. Everyone becomes a master chef! Million dollar idea! give it to you for free! Hat tip to Bob Morris and Gregor Hagedorn

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I’d rather we had a right to an open Internet than a right to bear arms.

David Weinberger

Why guns of all things? Because of a fear of an armed federal take-over that made sense in 1787 but now is merely paranoia? Besides, when the feds have actually used armed force against states claiming rights, the states were defending slavery and segregation.