After Facebook fails
MAY 23, 2012
Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. Facebook, with its 900 million users, valuation of around $100 billion, and the bulk of its business in traditional display advertising, is now at the heart of the heart of the fallacy.
Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?
OCTOBER 28, 2016
Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yet, productivity still is very weak and we don’t seem to succeed in figuring out who (or what) is to blame for that. Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s !
UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design
AUGUST 7, 2014
In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. What happens when you can follow your house on Facebook or your car on Twitter or your running shoes start following you?
The Facebook Research
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JUNE 30, 2014
The Facebook experiments are actually very clever. Facebook has been tinkering with this content stream since day one. Facebook is an advertising company, and therefore the product it sells is the induction of beliefs in the users. Sure, it reinforces Facebook''s image as a somewhat greasy operation that will manipulate results in order to satisfy the needs of its advertisers (hence making it no different from Dr. Oz and your local news broadcast).
Facebook’s shark-jump advertising moves
MARCH 6, 2013
I just looked up facebook advertising on Google News , and got these results: More Facebook Ads Are Coming, Your Friends Will Finally Hit Delete. Disruptions: As User Interaction on Facebook Drops, Sharing … New York Times (blog)-Mar 3, 2013.
3 cheap and effective productivity apps
MAY 31, 2012
The idea is similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s ruthlessly elegant productivity tip. app that captures your Facebook updates, Tweets, photos, notes, just about anything else you want and plots them by location. Personal Productivity Self-managementNeed a life-hack fix? Got a couple bucks? Here are three cool iPhone apps that will help you track your journeys, value your time, and meet your goals: The first app is the delightfully named Wonderful Day.
How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change
OCTOBER 16, 2012
How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.
3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels
JULY 30, 2013
And get this, it exports to the exact size for a Facebook Brand Page wall post! Here’s some how-to steps. 2) Facebook Ad Image Tool: If you plan to use the image as a promoted post on Facebook, make sure you understand the 20% rule so you time isn’t wasted.
Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Today was the big announcement at the F8 Conference about the new dramatic, life altering changes in the Facebook Platform. The big change will be how Facebook profiles are becoming fuller “timelines” of a one’s life. Changed Environment: Facebook Becomes The Internet.
Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills
DECEMBER 21, 2011
Virtual collaboration: ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team. [link].
An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits
JULY 17, 2012
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits. I sat down for an interview to learn more about her work at Facebook and tips for nonprofits. What is your current job at Facebook?
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. Facebook had moved to Palo Alto by 2006, located just a few blocks from the Stanford campus (where Huggy and I teach).
On taking personalized ads personally
MARCH 27, 2015
In the pile of comments under the post on Facebook I wrote about here yesterday, Christopher Brock writes a long and thoughtful response that pretty much represents the thinking of the adtech business today. Since it’s hard to respond point-by-point in Facebook’s commenting UI, I’ll do it here: It is not really fair to say Facebook identifies you as x,y and z. Yes it is, because Facebook is in the business of delivering personalized ads.
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. Stop right now and read Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp , a post by Sequoia Capital , WhatsApp’s main VC. Here I’ll make the case for why it should uncork a fresh wave of investment in start-ups and innovation at already-ups. Payments are headed to mobile, for real.
Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Pretty much like I did with #noemail , or when deleting my Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, or when I decided to return back to blogging at the risk of spending a lot less time in media tools and see what would happen , while everyone else is heavily involved with becoming the new media , .
Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data
OCTOBER 11, 2011
What social media analytics should we pay attention to? And the nuts and bolts questions like, “Given all the Facebook changes , what do I need to understand about the new Facebook metrics and the Insights analytics program?”
How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
I’m totally hooked up with it and while I know and I fully understand I’m playing with the evil Facebook I don’t think I can escape from it any time soon. LinkedIn: Pretty much the very same thing as what I mentioned for Facebook above.
Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
So from the initial list of 40 different tools I eventually came down to the following 10 for 2016, where I have just selected them based purely on learning terms versus other key elements such as productivity, life hacks, curation, content management, etc.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Actually, I mean “More on Facebook,” but as I was once accused of using fancy headlines to draw clicks (to this site with no advertising), I thought I would play the part and see if that behavior makes any difference. Also, this isn’t about Facebook at all. I opined recently that the problem with asking: “Why isn’t our enterprise platform as easy to use as Facebook” is that we use these platforms for vastly different purposes.
Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool
AUGUST 29, 2011
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The Fallacy of Social Networking
JULY 30, 2012
It looks like social networking sites don’t do that either, for that matter, and they are not going to get started now if we look closer into what we are seeing with Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook or even Google Plus themselves.
Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary
JANUARY 6, 2012
So if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity. Check out their Facebook Page for more details on how they are getting along and how you, too, could join them!
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn.
Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning
AUGUST 2, 2012
But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. And if you look into recent examples of wrong-doings by Facebook, Twitter or even LinkedIn that we have seen all over the place we may be starting to think that we are all in big trouble.
Facebook Groups: their own Trojan Horse
OCTOBER 7, 2010
why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 7 October 2010 Facebook Groups: their own Trojan Horse When Facebook announced their Facebook Groups yesterday, I had a funny feeling. A typical Facebook whoopsey-doopsey? Business or Pleasure? -
Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Move on to the next shiny object where you think everyone else is hanging out usually (Nowadays, it’s Facebook, apparently # Meh ) . Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets
5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload
MAY 4, 2011
IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!
Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?
JANUARY 22, 2013
In “ Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools
Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest
JULY 13, 2011
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Google Plus – Who Owns the Filter Bubble?
JULY 19, 2013
That’s actually one of the reasons why I have never been a fan of Facebook, Twitter and various other social networking tools that do pretty much the same thing: putting constraints in place by the system, within the streams, thinking it knows better than their end-users.
Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus
AUGUST 3, 2011
In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. In Google Plus we don’t facebook, nor tweet , we just basically share.
Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking
DECEMBER 28, 2011
I am sure plenty of you folks could share lots of similar experiences with other social networking tools, like Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, and whatever other mobile social tools, etc.
The means of production
MAY 1, 2010
The means of production are knowledge, creativity and ingenuity. Knowledgeable people are the means of production. Does this mean that “we own the means of production? We own the means of production, but we don’t know what to do with it.
The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life
AUGUST 31, 2011
Like if I would delete my Facebook account would that mean I am less social now and may have lost my social mojo? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing
Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds
JULY 6, 2011
If you take a look into some of the most popular social networking tools within the Social Web, hardly any of them provide full support for real-time, online interactions; with today’s Facebook announcement we may have the first exception.
NOVEMBER 13, 2007
A mistitled article - found via Bill Ives on the FastForward blog - Serena Software Adopts Facebook as Corporate Intranet. The real focus of the article is how Serena Software has adopted a practice called Facebook Fridays: Each Friday, employees are granted one hour of personal time to spend on their Facebook profiles and connect with co-workers, customers, family and friends.
My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #2
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
More than anything else, because of the trip down the memory lane from over 8 years ago till today to see whether my own work habits and productivity hacks, while on the move, have evolved a fair bit, or perhaps not so much.
Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively
APRIL 21, 2011
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Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web
MAY 5, 2011
world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. It started with Google, back in the day, and we are seeing it quite a bit as well with Facebook, amongst several others, lately.