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The Facebook Research

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Facebook experiments are actually very clever. Facebook has been tinkering with this content stream since day one. Facebook is an advertising company, and therefore the product it sells is the induction of beliefs in the users. But Facebook is not doing it in secret; it''s all over ther news.

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.

Facebook’s shark-jump advertising moves

Doc Searls

I just looked up facebook advertising on Google News , and got these results: More  Facebook Ads  Are Coming, Your Friends Will Finally Hit Delete.

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

Examples of total institutions are prisons, mental institutions, the military (at least the boot camp part) -- places where members spend 100% of the time.  Note I am not blaming the leaders at Google, Facebook, or the other firms that expect very long hours out of their people.    What do you think? 

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

Social networks to help product discovery, based on recommendations by members. Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Virtual collaboration: ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team. [link].

Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments

Doc Searls

Over on the ProjectVRM blog I make  a long-form case  for why  Facebook   buying   WhatsApp  for  $19 billion dollars in cash and stock  is a Good Thing. For example… Everything we buy and own can have a cloud of its own. Payments are headed to mobile, for real. Meet space and meat space are now one. Because they can. Both ways.

On taking personalized ads personally

Doc Searls

In the pile of comments under the post on Facebook I wrote about here yesterday, Christopher Brock writes a long and thoughtful response that pretty much represents the thinking of the adtech business today. Yes it is, because Facebook is in the business of delivering personalized ads. Or because you’re being targeted personally.

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Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!

Bob Sutton

Today is Facebook’s 10 th Anniversary.   Facebook is an especially instructive scaling case. There was one in Columbia. 

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

Move on to the next shiny object where you think everyone else is hanging out usually (Nowadays, it’s Facebook, apparently # Meh )  . Always.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn. But let’s get started with things properly. 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.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Yes, where are you going to go the day when Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Slideshare, Tumblr, etc. Personally, I am doing just fine.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI heart Activity Streams. live them.

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: .

The means of production

Harold Jarche

The means of production are knowledge, creativity and ingenuity. Knowledgeable people are the means of production.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Take another example: Google Plus. So soon?!?! Really? think so. FB, Twitter & G+. I’ll be scrutinizing for effecitveness.

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computingthan ever before. Ombudsman. Writer.

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Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingNo business value.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Is blogging dead for you folks as well? Blogging is not dead!

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Examples of their use might therefore be to. receive customised productivity support (e.g. Why chatbots? alerts, reminders, etc).

Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It by Kevin Wheeler on March 10, 2010 How different is what you do today from five years ago?  An example is the introduction of the typewriter. Join us.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social EnterpriseAnd today has been no different. Never will.

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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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI heart Activity Streams. live them.

turmoil and transition

Harold Jarche

From self-driving vehicles to algorithms replacing knowledge workers, employment is not keeping up with production. That period is almost over.

The Chief Talent Officer – A Common Role by 2015

Kevin Wheeler

Those organizations that get these mixes right will enjoy long period of employment stability, harmony, and productivity. Where is HR? Cheers!

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

Evernote: Productivity tool. Facebook: Social network. Learning is happening on every social media platform. YouTube: Video-sharing site.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

Facebook helps me share resources. For example, I use Twitter for quick generation and broad sharing. Generation. Elaboration. Retrieval.

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

It’s an impressive product, defined by Google’s typical clean interface. In fact, Elgg was far enough ahead of both Facebook and Google that only this year – with Facebook’s Groups and Google’s Circles – have popular SNS offerings caught up with what has been central to ELgg for several years.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

For example, the book has more than 250 references. Procrastination can often elicit the most imaginative and productive results. Parent.

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.

Recent Social Media User Data: One Big Takeaway for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

One finding that made me go hmm … People tend to trust Facebook more than print newspapers for news. Of course, this is a just a tactic.

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Make Work More Human

Harold Jarche

As they say, if you are not paying for a service online, you are the product. There are other examples of more human work. We were lucky.

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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.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

Corporations were created to give limited liability to organizations that were taking on large, capital-intensive projects, like building railways.

Mark Surman on Open Eduction and the Open Internet

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Roman Empire and the city states were essentially products of writing." For example, $2 billion for OERs in colleges. It already is.

play the long game

Harold Jarche

PayPal is an example of facilitating small financial transactions between parties in different countries because the banks were terrible at it.

The Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

Dedicated chapters cover money, education, science, governance, and health, with interesting future scenarios supported by current examples.

Apple finally adopts the Network Mindset

Adaptive Path

For example, Amazon has, from the beginning, tracked user behavior in order to 'get smarter,' providing recommendations based on not just your purchase behavior, but the behavior of people like you. Facebook has utilized the "social graph" to create a service with more uniquely identified users than anything else on the planet.