After Facebook fails
MAY 23, 2012
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?
JANUARY 13, 2015
The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? Click on the image below to view the segment.
Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
JUNE 21, 2012
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
JULY 18, 2011
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 vs your IT department
OCTOBER 6, 2012
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.
Facebook as a Learning Platform
OCTOBER 15, 2007
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
DECEMBER 18, 2013
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
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
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?
MAY 30, 2011
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?
How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
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
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
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
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
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
MARCH 8, 2012
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
JANUARY 12, 2012
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
DECEMBER 21, 2011
[link]. Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. ”- Hal Varian, Google. What does that actually mean? ” 6.
A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook
MAY 14, 2013
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
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
One of the principles is to listen, learn, and adapt and stay informed. Flickr Photo by Lululemon. Focus on Engagement That Leads To Action.
5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload
MAY 4, 2011
Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a. Information Overload?
Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy
APRIL 3, 2013
Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures.
How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer
MARCH 5, 2012
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
JULY 17, 2012
What are some of the big objectives of Facebook as you work with causes and nonprofits? How long have you worked at Facebook?
The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information
JANUARY 23, 2012
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!
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
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
OCTOBER 7, 2011
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
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
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.
MAY 14, 2010
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
OCTOBER 11, 2011
He also points to a Twitter analytics tool called “ Crowdbooster ” Facebook Insights: Overview of Changes. Hurray!”).
learn like a gamer
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Facebook makes this very easy. Informal Learning WorkLearning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example.
To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts
OCTOBER 1, 2012
Further, you probably wondered whether does it make it sense to pay for Facebook promoted posts ? Listen. Learn. Repeat. change. results.
Face Off for Facebook?
APRIL 23, 2010
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
OCTOBER 3, 2011
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
MARCH 22, 2016
Facebook helps me share resources. Informal LearningLinkedIn is a useful professional tool. Generation. Elaboration. Retrieval. Imagery.
Getting More Value from Your Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2010
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!
MAY 7, 2010
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?
MAY 10, 2007
How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
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
APRIL 25, 2009
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).
OCTOBER 17, 2007
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
APRIL 19, 2012
When the organization didn’t support networking after training, the employees created their own Facebook group. Informal Learning Work
Technologies for collaboration and cooperation
APRIL 14, 2011
For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration.