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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. These will be our own secure personal spaces in the connected world. Because they can. Both ways.

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. 

Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

Beth Kanter

Facebook Changes: A Complete Guide – by Mari Smith. Also, a few insights about the what the changes mean for Facebook pages.

Face Off for Facebook?

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 23 April 2010 Face Off for Facebook? Theres a lot of talk about Facebook.

Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

Martijn Linssen

Traditional media are very quiet about it, not to say silent. Coffin. Who cares? Capgeminis comma-splice: results over people? Klout. Coffin.

Putting It All Together. Privacy, Security, Cybercrime and Safety

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I forwarded it to the security team saying 'login in and fix what is wrong'. I got the first phishing email from Citibank, the first bank to be phished. They create a profile on the internet, on Facebook, on Bebo. One person put on his resume, 'one job, great boss' but on his Facebook he said 'four jobs' and was badmouthing bosses.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

feature is something that makes a tool usable. ) For example, a wiki is a tool. These are examples of features. My folders. Your folders.

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. Google+ was a bit of a breaking point for me. Washington faces a debt crisis.

The only way publishing can escape the forest of silos

Doc Searls

Every publisher requiring a login/password, or using ‘social logins’ such as those provided by Facebook and Twitter, is living in an administrative hell  that burns no less because it’s normative in the extreme. Those are decentralized too. This is not to knock anything social, by the way. Of course we are social beings.

How the Internet May Evolve

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, you don't see the discussions I have on my Facebook feed or on Twitter with interesting and informed participants. Sure, there are disasters like the Facebook news stream, but people are already amazed at how much Google knows about them. For example: what would we say of a pilot that never trained in a simulator?

SEC opens the gates to crowdfunding and a new structure of capitalism

Ross Dawson

The article begins: Federal securities regulators are weighing demands to make it easier for fast-growing companies to use social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to raise money by tapping thousands of investors for very small amounts of shares. This is significant. On Wednesday US SEC Chairman Mary Shapiro sent a letter to Rep.

In Honour of Ada Lovelace

Dan Pontefract

Well, when he was actually blogging and not centralizing his blogging world to Facebook.). couple of examples come to mind. She was five.

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Ross Dawson

At the conference I wrote about the case study of Queensland Police , which is a great example of government bodies creating value through social media. Barriers to engagement include loss of control, staff performance, ROI, brand reputation, security, and poor understanding. Here are a few live notes from the event. . Enterprise 2.0

McGeveran’s Law of Friction

David Weinberger

” For example: …mainstream news websites, including the Washington Post, offer “social reading” applications (“apps”) in Facebook. After a one- time authorization, these apps send routine messages through Facebook to users’ friends identifying articles the users view. swear!) like it

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The most popular social networking site, now with over 1 billion users – everyone knows Facebook! 10 -  Wikipedia. Top Tools 2012

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Time for digital emancipation

Doc Searls

For example: That’s Thomas Jefferson ‘s  rough draft  of the  Declaration of Independence. Civilization is a draft. Provisional.

Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 4 January 2011 Social Customer Service - proving you failed? Coffin. Who cares? Klout.

[2b2k] Science as social object

David Weinberger

An article in published in Science on Thursday, securely locked behind a paywall , paints a mixed picture of science in the age of social media. For example, I’m moving (infinitesimally, granted) this article by Brossard and Scheufele through the Web because I think some of my friends and readers will find it interesting. Mater.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

Clothing, for example, is a privacy technology. Some of us have pretty much abandoned e-mail altogether … for Facebook. Another speaker was  Michael Tiffany , a “gentleman hacker” and CEO of WhiteOps , “an internet security company focused on the eradication of ad fraud.” In  Here Is New York , E.B.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Samuel (Noekowsky ) tried to use Greg Egan (as an example), an attempt that failed miserably. Here''s an example of what I mean by "making stuff up." An example of this is that your veins in your legs actually play a role in moving the blood back to the heart. Secondly, you show examples of what you do. But, in fact ??

Book week

Doc Searls

From  Selling You: Not Just on Facebook , by  Haydn Shaughnessy  in  Forbes  —. couple of days back I tried to  reflect an alternative view  in for, example, how we might use LinkedIn data – it’s not only my view of course and I don’t want to claim any originality in it. In  Will Facebook Drive the New Intention Economy?

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Seven Ways to Make Sure Your Blog Gets Noticed

Beth Kanter

Then we each went at it, e-mailing our contacts with sample Facebook and Twitter messages to see if they would share with their networks. Enjoy!

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most people think that big data is about what people do online, like posts on Facebook or searches on Google.  But, is it worth it? 

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The potential massive social impact of gamification for weight loss and savings

Ross Dawson

The article goes on to give examples: In February, UnitedHealth collaborated with a local school district in the Houston area to give students the option to participate in a program that measures the potential impact of computer-based gaming, using Xbox Kinect, on physical activity and weight loss when combined with a weight management program.

Getting Around Internet Censorship: VPN

Beth Kanter

It also reports that Twitter is still accessible by mobile using secure browsers like Opera, as well as proxies and VPNs. Privacy

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Gamers - ''play the game'') "If school were a video game nobody would play" Example: bringing in guest speakers (but they are still a talking head at the front of a class) Question: how do I use an expert to push students thinking and imagining? the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? Which 6?"

Notes from #SOTN13

Doc Searls

Even though Twitter is down (and Facebook, Tumbler, Google+ and others are up), lots of reporting on what and when Italians are tweeting. For example, Facebook, Google and Twitter do not give me scale. Security is a huge issue, especially lately. A 3x increase in the number of attacks in 2012. SOTN_live. Akamai talk.

On manners, privacy and evolution

Doc Searls

But they were also employees of the GPO (General Post Office) with a national security obligation and had a direct reporting route into the national security apparatus, so that, if they felt that something fishy was afoot (especially in times of war), they were assumed to be both reliable and honest witnesses. Here in the U.S.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

Beth Kanter

” As they were talking, she realized, “They could have put it on Facebook.” Social Media:  Getting Leadership Buy-In. sm4np.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And the tablet is an invaluable work environment for people who need to be mobile (we see cases such as tablets for pilots and health care workers, for example). The tennis racket that teaches you, for example. really good example from the Gamification Wiki is the use of frequent flyer points. The second was human nature. Maybe.

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

For example,  CAD systems  have enabled engineers to develop far more complex products than they could have done otherwise.  Facebook dominates magazine covers, stories, broadcast and our mobile devices “tweet” with content from ” twits”.  Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week.

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

Beth Kanter

It’s easy to post an off-the-cuff, friendly Facebook post about a donor or volunteer, but make sure it’s kosher with them first. Security.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Show us one example." Newman & Levy, 2104) Newspapers are a good example. It shouldn''t be allowed. That''s not secondary. guess not.

What's Ours

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Spaces like Flickr and Facebook and Google+ and Tumblr belongto large corporations who offer us certain services in exchange for the right to monetize our creativity and attention. As it was purchasing Tumblr, Yahoo was also quietly making changes to the Flickr photo sharing service. wrecking) my photos, but it''s bad enough.

The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This week for example there was the experience of going from an article being marked for deletion to the potential removal of the banner altogether. For example in my class they have peer review. They have their Facebook pages, they scrub them clean before going into med school. Errors are again my own. They need this support.

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Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.  What is the primary responsibility of a business?  its partners and customers. 

Akilah Institute for Women: Social Media Workshop

Beth Kanter

Everyone was using Facebook. Akilah workshop. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. worked with 39 young women between the ages of 18-30.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

Facebook reports that almost three quarters of its 1.2 Benchmark Studies and Examples. Global Conversations. GeV at 4.9 Higgs #ICHEP2012.

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

Luis Suarez

Job security, that is, specially, in today’s current financial econoclypse. And today has been no different. No, they won’t.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth Kanter

Don’t announce where you are right now on Twitter or Facebook. How do you balance privacy/security online with professional networking?

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