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After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. When I first wrote that, I said 2012.

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? Click on the image below to view the segment.

Facebook vs your IT department

Euen Semple

Walter Adamson posted a really interesting article about the scale of Facebook and the way it is able to support terrifyingly large amounts of information, constant high levels of activity, and global reach to 1,000,000,000 people with almost 100% uptime on comparatively modest resources.

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? The Tragedy of eLearning.

The fabulous case study of Queensland Police on Facebook

Ross Dawson

We have just heard about how Queensland Police used Facebook and Twitter for disaster communication during the extensive flooding in January. In the first 6 months of establishing their Facebook page they gained 8,000 likes, just by sharing interesting information online. Statistics for Queensland Police Facebook page.

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. What is Facebook? Classmates nearby nod in agreement. More on this below.

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth Kanter

Over the years,  I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed.

Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked?

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How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

Here’s some tips on providing powerful content for your Facebook channel that you can improve with measurement. 1. Virility.

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

The average Facebook user has 150 friends, any of whom could be your next top supporter! Changed Environment:  Facebook Becomes The Internet.

Insights and perspectives on Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

Last week I did an interview on radio 2SER on Facebook’s IPO and its future. Revenue is currently around 85% advertising, including a significant part internal promotion of Facebook pages, and also Facebook Credits. Facebook aspires to be at the center of our lives, including for shopping and financial services

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth Kanter

Ash Shepherd wrote a guest post earlier this week that offered fabulous templates and steps for developing the graphic images for your Facebook Page.

[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. Project Information Literacy is a research project that reaches across institutions. NOTE: Live-blogging.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

[link]. Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. ”- Hal Varian, Google. What does that actually mean? ” 6.

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A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook

Beth Kanter

For several years now, nonprofits have been investing time, energy and money building Facebook pages and working to engage supporters on Facebook.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

One of the principles is to listen,  learn, and adapt and stay informed. Flickr Photo by Lululemon. Focus on Engagement That Leads To Action.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a. Information Overload?

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If  You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer  by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. Debra Askanase.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

What are some of the big objectives of Facebook as you work with causes and nonprofits? How long have you worked at Facebook?

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The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

The problem of “information overload” is nothing new and has been around for centuries.   All you have to do read Ann M. 4-5: Email.

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. 

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

Making Facebook Groups Rock – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau. No one person “owns” a Facebook group. Photo by Laughing Squid.

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. Demand will have many more, and better, ways of informing Supply. WhatsApp does not collect personal information like your name, gender, address, or age. Because they can.

Facebook

George Siemens

Facebook is getting negative attention for (again) messing around with privacy. small, but growing movement now calls for a Facebook exodus on May 13. Back then AOL was also supposed to be the “new internet&# , just as some are predicting now that Facebook will be the new WWW.

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

He also points to a Twitter analytics tool called “ Crowdbooster ” Facebook Insights:  Overview of Changes. Hurray!”).

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Facebook makes this very easy. Informal Learning WorkLearning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example.

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To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Further, you probably wondered whether does it make it sense to pay for  Facebook promoted posts ? Listen. Learn. Repeat. change. results.

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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.

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.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

Facebook helps me share resources. Informal LearningLinkedIn is a useful professional tool. Generation. Elaboration. Retrieval. Imagery.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Organizations are creating Facebook fan pages, LinkedIn groups and so on with little understanding of their goals for doing so.  Many organizations have a Twitter account, a Facebook fan page, a LinkedIn page and perhaps other social media vehicles as well. Facebook Google Bookmarks blogmarks MySpace PDF StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo!

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More facebook

George Siemens

One of the best descriptions of facebook that I’ve seen (on a blog comment somewhere) was: CIA+McDonald’s=Facebook. This formula addresses the secret and intrusive aspect of Facebook…and draws attention to broad appeal and exceptional ease of use/access.

Harold Jarche » Facebook selling your information?

Harold Jarche

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Salesforce.com’s social network application was inspired by Facebook. Connections to friends and colleagues, like Facebook and LinkedIn.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. child raised on text alone will think and learn differently from a child raised on cartoons or a child raised on Facebook. Akili, G. K. 2007).

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. Its privacy policies are questionable and it is giving out user information to applications willy-nilly. Something like the social network operating system , maybe.

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

When the organization didn’t support networking after training, the employees created their own Facebook group. Informal Learning Work

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Technologies for collaboration and cooperation

Harold Jarche

For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration.