Sat.Feb 11, 2012 - Fri.Feb 17, 2012

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“you simply can’t train people to be social!”

Harold Jarche

In each case, implementation has boiled down to two components: individual skills & organizational support. Constant analysis of activity data.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. These generations span more than a 20-year period. But it didn't take hold.

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

But, as businesses transform into social businesses, the social workplace is going to become more and more reliant on these skills. Social learning

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Facebook. Pinterest? Google+? Do I friend anyone I know? What about colleagues?

Getting to Social

Harold Jarche

Tweet You are engaging with social media for marketing and customer support. Now the hard work begins. Social Media are New Languages. From Facebook?

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Understanding what you do

Harold Jarche

The largest group of people who don’t get it at all. Phil Jones adds this insight in the comments: Inner circle : comrades (or arch enemies).

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The Jeremy Lin story

Doc Searls

Last night I listened to sports radio from ESPN, WFAN in New York, KNBR in San Francisco, and WEEI in Boston, as well as to KOVO here in Provo, Utah (where I’m hanging this week). One of the talkers put it best, saying something like this: “Let’s face it. There is no other story right now. ” Tonight the saga continued.

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A Conversation with Tim the Enchanter

Andy McAfee

I’m going back to the SXSWi mega-event in Austin next month for one big reason and lots of other ones. What do we need to change?

7 compelling reasons to become self-employed

Ross Dawson

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. I can be myself. I control my life.

Social media in 1940

Harold Jarche

Tweet. Image via US Library of Congress. SocialLearning Technology

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

I’ve never really actively “looked for work” In my late teens, my brother and I started a series of restaurants (we owned and operated seven in total). The hospitality field is very hard, however, on families and relationships as it consumes an enormous amount of time. I have never really bothered to validate that claim). 2009).

Information is the opposite of information

David Weinberger

The ordinary language use of “information” in some ways is the opposite of the technical sense given the term by Claude Shannon — the sense that kicked off the Information Age. Shannon’s information is a measure of surprise: the more unexpected is the next letter a user lays down in Scrabble, the more information it conveys.

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A mans errors are the portals of discovery

Dave Snowden

As part of the preparation for CalmAlpha this week I've been reviewing some of the general principles of complexity in human systems. Reflections

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

Source: Uploaded by user via Beth on Pinterest. I only look at these: Reach. Virility. Content Analysis of Comments on post and shares. It works.

Eight brief points about “merit pay” for teachers

Dan Pink

In today’s Washington Post is another story about “merit pay” for teachers. But this one, by national education correspondent Lyndsey Layton , spends some space on my own thoughts on the topic. For those new to the issue, or coming to the Pink Blog from Tweets about the article, let me summarize my views as succinctly as I can: 1. Not at all.

[2b2k] BibSoup is in beta

David Weinberger

Congratulations to the Open Knowledge Foundation on the launch of BibSoup , a site where anyone can upload and share a bibliography. It’s a great idea, and an awesome addition to the developing knowledge ecosystem


Case study: Using project management for effective crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

[This post first appeared on the Getting Results From Crowds book website]. One of the most important implications of organizations shifting to crowdsourcing and crowd work is the need for effective project management structures. We cover Project Management in Chapter 14 of Getting Results From Crowds. I’m lean.

Global Mobile Awards

Nancy White

An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. The device also has phone functionality. GSMA 2012 vendor award

Social media budget line item?

Clark Quinn

Where does social media fit in the organization? In talking with a social media entrepreneur over beers the other day, he mentioned that one of his barriers in dealing with organizations was that they didn’t have a budget line for social media software. In one instance, it had been the R&D organization that undertook the cost.

It was NOPA to SOPA, but now stop ACTA from becoming a FACTA

David Weinberger

To quote Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing: “Stop ACTA & TPP: Tell your country’s officials: NEVER use secretive trade agreements to meddle with the Internet. Our freedoms depend on it!” TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is a secret 9-country deal (including the US) that is even more restrictive than ACTA. Afghanistan.

Relevance Trumps ROI

Jay Cross

Excerpts from an article by CLO’s Deanna Hartley : Determining Relevance: Tangible vs. Intangible . Is this delighting our customers?’ Just Jay

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Breaking Down Love’s Checklist

Martijn Linssen

I was confronted today by a checklist posted by a friend – 10 questions that “should be asked before your wedding day.” 3) What is perfect sex?

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

I Love Social Media Measurement. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. The Five Stages of Social Media Measurement Love. These are: 1.

Jurassic Parked

David Weinberger

Here’s John Williams’ theme from Jurassic Park slowed down a thousand percent, but kept at the same pitch. It’s really sort of awesome: Jurassic Park Theme (1000% Slower) by birdfeeder. I found this at , who found it at Gawker , who found it at Reddit.

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Singularity University

Jay Cross

Singularity University is neither a university nor about singularity. It’s the light show that crops up in the journey to the future in the movie 2001.

The Recalibration of Play

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Am I worried about the proliferation of digital devices in our homes and schools?

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Rats, coffee & software

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.”

Web fame

David Weinberger is running a post of mine on fame on the Web


“Wasting Time”

Jay Cross

DeskTime, a firm that automates time sheets, posted an absurd infographic yesterday. These are time-wasters? Unproductive? I don’t think so.

Larry Page, My Wife's Lament, and Reading on Books vs. Screens

Bob Sutton

A couple weeks back, my wife Marina and I were talking about the Kindle we share. She made an interesting observation: Although she loves the convenience of the thing and enjoys reading books on it, she doesn't remember what she reads on it nearly as well as a regular book.    Otherwise, I forget about it.  slower than print.

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Should you drink bottled water? (And other questions for Charles Fishman)

Dan Pink

Last year, my pal Charles Fishman wrote a really smart book about a really big subject: Water. But that era is ending, he says. Here’s Fish.

Group sync

Mind Hacks

The New Yorker has a fantastic article on how creativity and innovation spring from group structure and social interaction. As well as looking at lab studies it also weaves in some wonderful historical examples of how diverse environments and relationships have led to everything from Broadway success to scientific advance.

Hacked: A Descent into the Malware Inferno

Jay Cross

Summary: I was hacked last Saturday night. My nine sites went down. Three days later, everything’s back in order but it was no fun. Hmmm.

E-Learning: Générations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( English version ) Ces dernières années, j'ai travaillé sur deux grandsconcepts: d'abord, la théorie de l'apprentissage en ligne connectivist, quiconsidère l'apprentissage comme un processus de réseau et, deuxièmement, lemassif cours ouverts en ligne, ou MOOC, qui est une instanciation de ceprocessus. Merci de m'accueillir á votre conférence.