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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. enterprise social networks leadership esn

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Thanks much for the recent concerns shown upon out there through various social channels. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

However what I particularly picked up on was the report’s references to the use of social network analysis.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Your friends and my friends on Facebook are part of a social network.

Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative

John Hagel

  Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network.  We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them. The debate has begun.   Facts are not important. 

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? So soon?!?!

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks. Beyond that point the key topic becomes how this structure is changing.

Compulsory viewing: A CEO perspective on the business value of internal social networks

Ross Dawson

Undoubtedly a major factor in Deloitte Australia’s success in internal social networks is the unreserved support of its CEO.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? and were getting?—?a

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface.

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

Ross Dawson

Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping. Social media researcher Ross Dawson expects strong growth from social shopping services.

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking.  But, while “fans claim that new social-networking offerings now being developed for the corporate world will create huge benefits for businesses,”  many companies remain skeptical.  This fear seems groundless. 

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

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Is blogging dead for you folks as well? Blogging is not dead!

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Will Social Software follow the same trend? Welcome to Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking!

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Social networking slots neatly into this model. Let me explain. Microsoft?s check?

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Once you have video sharing in place, what are some of the effective ways in which you can utilize it within your organization? 1) Social Learning.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool. Firstly, it’s not. Thanks to technology, we can work anywhere.

Civic crowdfunding and the future of government and taxation

Ross Dawson

The post Civic crowdfunding and the future of government and taxation appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word. majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. So why is social media not social learning? Social learning is a behavior.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

The social media dashboard juggernaut app known as Hootsuite is used by the NBA , Fox and even the White House. Why not? Summify. You want cool?

Creating a better world through apps: the power of mobile in catalyzing networks for good

Ross Dawson

This is fundamentally a network issue – how do we create the right connections to bring resources and needs together?

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

Here are five examples: 1) Coaching and Mentoring / 1-1 Meetings. No script, no notes, just an informal conversation. Wouldn’t that be sweet?

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

There are the classic examples such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! One of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez. And who would blame him?

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. Close to 1800 people received this email.

Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

Dan Pontefract

As best I can interpret what he argued, George suggests that: Social Media (SM) is defined as external Web 2.0 Is it substantive? mostly ).

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal. Cross, Rob.

The rise of micro mavens: Building business empires around personal brands

Ross Dawson

The e-book, which comprises 30 quickly-read slides, neatly encapsulates the idea, gives examples, and provides advice for action. BE SOCIAL.

The implications of the new broader, flatter distribution of music taste

Ross Dawson

For example, music festivals are finding it harder to find artists that are big drawcards to a broad audience. On the other hand, consumers win.

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

Here are five examples: 1) Coaching and Mentoring / 1-1 Meetings. No script, no notes, just an informal conversation. Wouldn’t that be sweet?

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

However if you do you should do that on a similar social platform to where they originally appeared. The possible responses are: 1. Absolutely.

Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

The network is the medium. Interlocu-what? Let’s first start with the definition. Whatever the conversation is. The goal for 2012?

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. The reality is that LinkedIn has been used as a proxy expert network by many for some time now.

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

This session will use a rich array of examples to look at: • The driving forces shaping learning in organizations. Learning in a social network world: the new opportunities. • The context of learning: personalized, mobile, relevant. Keynote speaker Social media Social networksEnterprise 2.0

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

Ross Dawson

I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA). 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. Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

What is possible: how the social enterprise drives differentiation

Ross Dawson

As such I gave a big picture view of how our increasingly networked world is changing organizations, spent some time on the vision of what a better-connected company can be and can achieve, and wrapped up with some of the realities to recognize in achieving the grand vision. This issue ties together internal and external social media.