Sat.Feb 04, 2012 - Fri.Feb 10, 2012

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Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold. Rigid systems break in periods of flux.

Which countries have the most Twitter users per capita?

Ross Dawson

Recently web monitoring firm Semiocast published a list of the top 20 countries in number of Twitter accounts. Social media Social networks Twitter

What we talk about when we talk about sketching.

Adaptive Path

For me, sketching tends to be a surprisingly philosophical endeavor, and I'm curious to hear how other designers think about their own sketching.

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Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy

Harold Jarche

Tweet A guiding goal in much of my work is the democratization of the workplace. Democracy In describing Enterprise 2.0, Markets within organizations.

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…

Luis Suarez

And what it would look like altogether. And, And, yes, it’s much more exciting and brighter than whatever I could have ever imagined! Maybe not!

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Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. Summit in Paris. This is hardly a new idea.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. Who Stole The Tarts? Why lock ‘em down?”

What we talk about when we talk about sketching.

Adaptive Path

For me, sketching tends to be a surprisingly philosophical endeavor, and I'm curious to hear how other designers think about their own sketching.

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

  A reporter asked me a couple years back, “ The No Asshole Rule is fun to talk about, but does anyone ever actually use it?”  Miller said.

Disruptive Educational Research Conference in India

Jay Cross

Next month at this time, I’ll be boarding a plane for Delhi. In the sixties I dreamed of visiting India but never made it. world. Just Jay

A decade of life in perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the things I’ve learned over the past decade about learning, working and life in perpetual Beta. Perpetual beta.

7 principles of intervention in complex systems

Dave Snowden

I may buy this T-Shirt as its a great slogan. As it happens I was working on intervention strategy in Washington a week ago. Reflections

The Five Stages of A Social Media PR Disaster

Beth Kanter

Source: tomfishburne.com via Beth on Pinterest. Be human. Be Nimble. Even if you are a small nonprofit with limited resources you are immune. Failure

Udacity & Coursera. Is It Really Education Reform?

Dan Pontefract

The name Sebastian Thrun may not mean much to you, but it should. And if it doesn’t now … it probably will at some point. Last year, Professor Thrun of Stanford University and his colleague Professor Norvig opened up an otherwise closed AI university course to the world. For free. Oh, and those 200 paying customers? And what is he up to now?

New! 2012+ Trends Map

Ross Dawson

Richard Watson of NowandNext.com and I have collaborated extensively over the years, including on numerous client projects. Enjoy!

this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side.

Dave Snowden

Larry Prusak's "deadman walking" was probably more apt in the interview he and I did on the subject with Patrick Lambe. I'm happy to debate that.

The initial design influences everything else

Harold Jarche

Tweet If you pit a good performer against a bad system, the system will win almost every time. Without questioning, things can quickly go awry.

How kind are social networks?

David Weinberger

Fascinating report by Pew Internet on the emotional climate adults find on social networking sites. At the same time, 49% of SNS-using adults said they have seen mean or cruel behavior displayed by others at least occasionally. And 26% said they had experienced at least one of the bad outcomes that were queried in the survey.

Social business success: Burberry

Dion Hinchcliffe

In their social business effort, the luxury goods designer was clearly thinking big: A true digital company must use digital channels through and through for all interaction

Dressing psychologists as wizards in court

Mind Hacks

From overlawyered.com we hear that in 1995, New Mexico state senator Duncan Scott introduced a legislative ammendment providing that. When a psychologist or psychiatrist testifies during a defendant’s competency hearing, the psychologist or psychiatrist shall wear a cone-shaped hat that is not less than two feet tall. Thanks Pamela for the tip

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Thinking together

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. ” via @LucGaloppin. Friday's Finds

[2b2k] The corruption of impact

David Weinberger

According to a survey publishsed in Science [ abstract ][ Slashdot ] scientists are routinely pressured to include superfluous references in their papers in order to boost the Impact Factor of the journal publishing their paper. Careeers are made by publishing in high Impact Factor journals.

More Evidence that Exposure to Economic Theory Breeds Greed

Bob Sutton

I have written here and elsewhere -- including in academic journals with Fabrizio Ferraro and Jeff Pfeffer -- about research and theory suggesting that, when people are exposed to economic theory and assumptions, they tend to become more selfish.  more for him or herself (($7.76 vs. $6.50).  Do I really need more? Bosses

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How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth Kanter

Generosity Day is an effort to rebrand Valentine’s Day – and make it about love, connection, and well generosity. Movement Building

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Ghost Writing – Good or Bad?

Luis Suarez

Summit , which starts next week on February 7th, and that this year promises to be quite an amazing event! How low can we , human beings, get? Earn it!

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How to go viral at Kickstarter

David Weinberger

Julianne Chatelain investigates why Rich Berlew’s Kickstarter project became one of the top ten of all time, and the #1 in the creative category. Berlew received $400,000 in the first 12 days

Designing the killer experience

Clark Quinn

I haven’t been put in the place of having ultimate responsibility for driving a complete user experience for over a decade, though I’ve been involved in advising on a lot on many such. On one such project, I asked early on: “who owns the vision?” ”  The answer soon became clear that no one had complete ownership.

What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth Kanter

This is what builds thought leadership and attention. Is your organization using news discovery tools? Which ones? Content

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Chip Conley's Emotional Equations: A Leadership Self-help Book You Will Love (Even If You Hate Self-help Books)

Bob Sutton

  Chip blends this creative capitalism with impressive compassion and caring for his staff.    Now that is having people's backs! 

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[berkman] From Freedom of Information to Open data … for open accountability

David Weinberger

Filipe L. Heusser [ pdf ] is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk called “Open Data for Open Accountability.” ” NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. You are warned , people.

goCognitive 2.0

Mind Hacks

We’ve reported before on the Univeristy of Idaho’s goCognitive project. It’s a enticing collection of videos and demonstrations, including many guest spots by the glitterati of cognitive neuroscience. The site has more free video content in cognitive neuroscience than before – and it is more easily accessible as well.

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What does monitoring your brand on social media channels really mean?

Beth Kanter

Source: journalism.org via Lucy on Pinterest. Here’s a template. What tools are you using? What have you discovered? Listening

New keynote speaker video

Ross Dawson

For a keynote speaker having a good showcase video is critical. have just finished producing a new keynote speaker video.

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Power politics in the age of Google

David Weinberger

[live-blogged yesterday] I’ve come in 30 minutes late (Sorry! I had it marked wrong on my schedule) to a panel at the Kennedy School about politics and the Net. The panel is outstanding: Susan Crawford , Micah Sifry , Nicco Mele , Alexis Ohanian [reddit] and Elaine Kamarck , moderated by Alex Jones. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.