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Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

Somehow, the chatter gravitated to Facebook. But I continued, “If Facebook is a time waster, what about lunch breaks or your fitness room?”

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.

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

left Facebook. ” No, I simply stopped using Facebook and I didn’t make a big deal about it. Ok, that’s for another day.

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

Dan Pontefract

To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list.

Discussion: Social networks, Google+, Facebook, fragmentation, and interoperability

Ross Dawson

The video below shows an interview of me on ABC TV that was made over a month ago, though it aired just last week.

Networked Professional Development

Harold Jarche

But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. For the first time, they saw it mapped as a network.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. However given the current market landscape and trends over the last couple of years, the most likely outcome is that Facebook will still dominate. Mobile Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Should companies drive their traffic to Facebook?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social networks like Facebook seemingly have a vast, ready-made audience for businesses to do just about whatever they need. explore the issues and strategies for making the most of external social networks

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter

It made me wonder about the similarities and differences between “systems” and “networks.” Networks

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

As others have stated, it’s Google’s best foray into social networking. Within our research on social network software at Athabasca University (the Elgg-based The Landing ), we (mainly Jon Dron, actually) have been looking at ways to create different representations of activity streams to meet the needs of different contexts.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Networks are the glue that connects us. Networks Social Learning

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

Ross Dawson

The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

What Does Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter

” You can read more about how it works from the Facebook developer notes. with their Facebook friends. Fundraising Networks

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. Networks were made for learning.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Traditional Hierarchies inside Social Networks – Not So Much an Oxymoron Anymore  . Personally, I am doing just fine. At least, for now.

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.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

Even if it were the last and only social networking tool out there I still wouldn’t come back to it. Slack does the trick. And very much so!

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How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

Measure Networked Nonprofit. Commenting on the posts in other aligned partner’s Facebook pages. Content Engagement Facebook

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.

Le futur de Facebook et le rôle de la France

Ross Dawson

Voici ma première vidéo en francais, qui est à propos du futur de Facebook. Facebook va changer ses stratégies.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s rather more like a mesh network, in which each starling is reacting only to the seven starlings around it. Learning needs to be networked.

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.

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.

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

haven’t seen a campaign this swift on Facebook before & thought it might be a good model for some nonprofits to follow.”

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

#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.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States. world of pervasive networks. Maybe.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

For example, the  Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. Funny?

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

Back when I first started working, my best professional networking tool was my Rolodex. Professional Networking

Facebook as a blogging platform

Euen Semple

Each time social networks die and we all move on my blog is still there. As people have moved into places like Facebook and Twitter the energy has moved away from blogging to some extent. Less comments and less people using RSS to track conversations. I, like many bloggers, used to post links to my blog posts on Facebook or Google+.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

” The Red Cross uses a ladder of engagement to move people beyond the likes on Facebook from awareness all the way to volunteering.

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

This is fair enough, but it is coming from exactly the same mindset as Facebook. Some of your colleagues will also be in your social network.

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.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

No longer would there be a need to keep up with multiple social networking environments, with multiple networks, with multiple levels of interactions.

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ABC TV: Facebook’s IPO, Apple’s cash pile, and RIM’s woes

Ross Dawson

Social media Social networks Technology trends

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.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Figure 4 : My LinkedIn Network Here''s me showing what I know. This is my LinkedIn network , and it shows a lot of connections. Automated Assessment But me showing what I know is me being on this network doing what I do, whatever I do. The per?student