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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The OWS people are the social equivalent of somebody running through the halls clanging on a lid and yelling that the building is on fire. Not them.

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It’s the network …

Harold Jarche

Tweet I presented on Managing in a Networked World at DevLearn 2011 today in Las Vegas. Nurturing Creativity is now a management responsibility.

Are we addicted to the notification of notifications?

Dan Pontefract

Picture this for a minute. You’re facilitating a face-to-face meeting with about six people. You ask a question. There is silence. Am I worried?

Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me briefly summarize her views. . Over the past couple of centuries, we have had a technology revolution every 40 - 60 years, starting with the Industrial Revolution in 1771, which was characterized by the emergence of machines, factories and canals.  The now well accepted technologies become the norm.  Yes, she replied, but it will take time. 

Koulopoulos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The afternoon keynote at DevLearn was an energizing and insightful visitation of innovation and the future by Thom Koulopolous. social strategy

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A few simple tools I want edu-startups to build

George Siemens

Outside of taking courses in XML, programming logic, and Python, I am not a programmer. understand the importance of being able to program. I can get by with HTML and CSS. There are few things more irritating, however, than having ideas that one is not capable of activating in a meaningful way. Or apps. Or something digital. Geoloqi for curriculum.

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Thoughtful filtering

Harold Jarche

Steve Rosenbaum: We need thoughtful filters with humans replacing algorithms so it becomes more about ideas than data – via @Smartinx.

Bill Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies is a Chief Engagement Officer

Dan Pontefract

What a gem! It was a spin-off of Hewlett-Packard (officially) in 2000. Revenues are appproximately $5.4b for FY2010. But it starts with his people.

Siri and the dawn of the era of intelligent agents

Ross Dawson

I have recently done a number of interviews on the implications of Apple’s voice assistant Siri. To me, it’s looking very much like Apple has once again brought a technology to market precisely when it is sufficiently mature to impress. That era has begun. Though of course it still has a long way to go. And voice is a big part of that.

Michio Kaku Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Michio Kaku keynoted the DevLearn keynote today. technology

Draft: What’s new about social media?

David Weinberger

I’m on a panel about “What’s Next in Social Media?” ” at the National Archives tonight , moderated by Alex Howard, the Government 2.0 Correspondent for O’Reilly Media, and with fellow panelists Sarah Bernard, Deputy Director, White House Office of Digital Strategy; Pamela S. suspect not. We are the medium. 3.

Jim Collins on 3 ways to avoid demotivating people at work | Daniel.

Dan Pink

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Revisiting the Newspaper Extinction Timeline on its first anniversary

Ross Dawson

The Newspaper Extinction Timeline below was launched one year ago today. Click on image to download full framework. The answer, in short, is no.

Sage at the Side

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I wrote an article  (PDF) talking about how we might go beyond our current ‘apart’ learning experiences. Reckon?


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

*QRapplets* I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner. Though to be honest, I don't know whether they will work - but I see no reason why they shouldn't. Here's the idea: - QR codes are used, among other things, to encode URLs. But as power-users have long known, you can execute Javascript applets with URLs as well. Try it ! Try it.


Key social learning resources: Part 9 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

We now live in … Read the rest. Social learning

Proposal for a new crowdfunding model: Betting to win

Ross Dawson

The other day I caught up for a coffee with Ryan Wardell , the founder of Project Powerup , a crowdfunding site focused on startups. have written many times about the limits on equity crowdfunding and what goes beyond , and there is a detailed chapter on equity crowdfunding in my forthcoming book on effective approaches to crowdsourcing.

The hotel with no metadata

David Weinberger

I’m staying at a “boutique” hotel in NYC that is so trendy that it has not only dressed its beautiful young staff in black, it has removed as much metadata as it can. There’s no sign outside. There are no pointers to the elevators on the room floors. Skipping metadata has always been a sign of mastery or in-ness.

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Why #Occupy will fail

George Siemens

Anytime individuals get together to reclaim social justice and fairness or to empower themselves in the light of gross inequalities, I’m heartened and encouraged. I’ve been following the #Occupy movement with tremendous interest. The inequalities in society are increasing. The small % control the majority. And that’s not happening.

Three Tips To Improve Social Media Results

Beth Kanter

Infographic by RAD Campaign - click to see full graphic. Register  here and use the code “beth” for a registration discount. Craig Newmark.

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Techmeme: The power of the headline

Ross Dawson

I first wrote about Techmeme over 5 years ago. Today Techmeme remains the reference point for what’s hot in technology news. Bloggers and publishers strive to appear on its pages, not just because of the traffic it drives, but also because the people who visit Techmeme are among the most influential in the business. Write the very best take.

Empirical copyright

David Weinberger

What is the curve of sales for most books? How many years do books sell more than a handful of copies? Where are most the authorss reward and compensation coming from with regard to sales? How much of our culture do we have to sacrifice in order to support the 0.0001% of authors whose book sell anything worth a damn after ten years?

4 diverse emotionally intelligent signs | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Each week PinkBlog readers send us lots of examples of emotionally intelligent signage they've spotted in their communities.

See you at #DevLearn

Jane Hart

I’m just about to start packing to fly to Las Vegas tomorrow for DevLearn 2011, where. I’m going to be hosting the Management Xchange stage  on 2nd and 3rd November: “The Management Xchange offers practical approaches for addressing the key issues involved in successful eLearning management. Social learning

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Ross Dawson

Following the excellent interview , below is the interview with BigCommerce’s founders.

The Firefox difference

David Weinberger

Sebastian Anthony points to a distinguishing philosophy of Firefox that was not clear to me until I read it. The title is “Firefox is the cloud’s biggest enemy,” which he in the comments admits is not entirely apt. Rather, Firefox wants you to own and control your data; it uses the cloud, but encrypts your data when it does.

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Sense-making in a hostage situation

Dave Snowden

I've been meaning to share this story for a bit. For some years now the Cynefin framework has been taught at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey and they also produced a wonderful alternative version of the children's party story. They recently sent me a story by Captain Richard Alexander of the Tulsa Police Department. city]. Musings

Trick or Tweet? Seven Twitter Tools To Help You Measure, Learn, and Improve

Beth Kanter

track to learn and improve relationships on Twitter.   I don’t bother with click rates or influence leader board scores. Some reflections questions I used to understand the data: What content/links are of interest to the people who are engaging with me? Who is regularly retweeting me? Want something free or very low cost?

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KBB: Interview on the essentials of online business

Ross Dawson

Kochie’s Business Builders program on Channel 7, which focuses on helping growing businesses improve their performance, has just started its fifth series. The program has been excerpted in online videos. The kickoff interview is below. will post videos from the other interviews shortly.

[2b2k] Interview with Kevin Kelly on What Libraries Want

David Weinberger

Dan Jones just posted my Library Lab Podcast conversation with Kevin Kelly , of whom I’m a great admirer

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Twenty years of fMRI

Mind Hacks

Functional magnetic resonance imaging, better known as fMRI , is 20 years old this week. October’s NeuroPod marks the celebrations by looking back at the brain scanning technology, it’s successes, and its troublesome teenage years. Like shaking a compass, the protons move back into alignment again. Link to October’s NeuroPod.

October 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

Social learning

Lessons Revisited: RADAR, Pearl Harbor and Paying Attention to Evidence

Ellen Wagner

One of our Sage Road Solutions LLC clients, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, is holding its biannual meeting at the BYU Hawaii campus on the island of Oahu this week. Having spent the past several days in Denver. Analytics Higher Education Innovation Online learning Technology WCET

Ask Jim Collins anything you want | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Our next guest on Office Hours will be Jim Collins, author of the legendary book Good to Great and co-author of the just released Great by Choice.