The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn
JULY 10, 2011
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. An FBI probe into a consultant working through Gerson Lehrman Group was launched in December.
The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. It consistently grew in size and user value over the years, however now that everyone is piling on to the LinkedIn bandwagon, the value of LinkedIn personal connections and networks are decreasing at what seems like an accelerating pace.
Web 2.0 Applications in Learning
MARCH 3, 2008
Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. Web 2.0
Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0 is on Building a Business Case. If so, also have a look at the free chapters from Implementing Enterprise 2.0 on issues including risks and benefits, and how these flow into effective governance. Return on Investment for Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 and social media.
Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media
AUGUST 21, 2011
Australia Enterprise 2.0 Financial services Social media Social networks Technology trends Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0
The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?
JULY 12, 2011
Australia Professional services Reputation Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0The possible responses are: 1.
How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
That’s short for a phrase that kept coming up in conversation when he was writing Enterprise 2.0. Learning Networks. INFRASTRUCTURE.
JANUARY 16, 2013
Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook. Working together is how things get done.
‘Aussie mafia’ sets up the “biggest startup hub in Silicon Valley”
JUNE 26, 2011
And also congratulations to Elias on his recent move to Charles River Ventures ‘ seed venture group! Australia Technology trends Web 2.0
Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education
DECEMBER 11, 2011
One story is a teacher who had a new student who knew one word of English, who went to Yammer to ask for help and got significant useful advice from the network. There are many groups, including on teaching topics such as maths. Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Web 2.0
Social Networking and Going Back to Basics
MARCH 2, 2012
Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. Pinterest anyone? Remember?) Again.
MAY 14, 2007
Posts related to Web 2.0: Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Personal Learning and Personal Learning Environments Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary Web 2.0 Web 2.0
Launching my new book today! Getting Results From Crowds
DECEMBER 7, 2011
My 2002 book Living Networks had many examples of what we currently call crowdsourcing, including being the first of many business books to describe the Goldcorp challenge, and mentions of Elance, InnoCentive, and Procter & Gamble’s Connect & Develop program, before any were well-known.
Top 10 posts of the year on social media
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Predictions for enterprise social software and social network analysis. from email) to infer social networks in organizations.
7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Facebook, which had previously focused far more on profiles, quickly learned from Twitter and is now based on following friends, brands, and groups. The use of LDAP to access existing internal directories means that people do not need to populate profile pages, overcoming the hurdle that many corporate social networks have stumbled over.
7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications
AUGUST 31, 2010
The uptake of conversational channels will be mainly in smaller groups driven by function, location or team membership, rather than uniformly across organisations. 4. Network analysis will drive performance. His blog Trends in the Living Networks is ranked as on the top business blogs in the world. Enterprise 2.0
Reconfiguring the world of business around the customer
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
The esteemed JP Rangaswami , who was at the very front of creating Enterprise 2.0 at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and is now at Salesforce.com , has just written a compelling post Thinking about the Social Enterprise , in which he distills the essence of social business. Business relationships Enterprise 2.0 Actual customers.
Quality and Web 2.0
JUNE 13, 2007
In a post by Will Richardson - Web 2.0 as "Cultural and Intellectual Catastropheâ€ he points to a recent post by Andrew Keen - the author of the Cult of the Amateur. Andrew tells us - it's obvious that Web 2.0 is a cultural and intellectual catastrophe The basic issue is experts vs. collective intelligence. In Web 2.0,
Themes of the day: Consumerization of IT, Crowdsourcing for small business, Crowdsourcing in PR
MARCH 29, 2012
During the night my time I presented to Ketchum PR’s Global Media Network on Tapping the Power of Crowdsourcing for PR. PR agencies are arguably more experienced than the other marketing domains in engaging large groups, so it would seem natural to turn their capabilities to the possibilities of crowdsourcing.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?
APRIL 25, 2006
At the end of last year, I posted on the relevance of Web 2.0 " and "Web 2.0 The champions of Web 2.0
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: What is Web 2.0?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2005
Redux » What is Web 2.0? Listening to the wide-ranging conversations regarding the Web 2.0 Google AdSense is Web 2.0.
Where Google+ needs to go: Why we need to be able to follow parts of people’s personas
AUGUST 4, 2011
The centrality and ease of use of the Circles feature means Google+ is a significant step forward in social networking. Circles aren’t just groupings of people. They are also an implicit grouping of content. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0It has been a key platform in its initial success.
10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012
DECEMBER 20, 2012
Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not? 3. Below are the most popular posts written this year on my blog. WHAT TO TWEET.
Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective)
DECEMBER 11, 2006
This is an interesting piece that made me think about the new landscape created by Web 2.0 Traditional online community mechanisms (email lists, groups) are joined by a wide variety of publishing mechanisms (blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc.) What's really interesting to me is that I'm finding in a web 2.0
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
I wonder, if I wrote that the sky is blue, whether the dissenting opinion would come from Finland. "If we all are just individuals in a network we will soon all be the same." That they can belong to many networks and many groups. More interestingly: web 1.0 is about groups, web 2.0 is about networks.
Social Media is not Social Learning
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
social social flow social learning social media social networkingSocial media is not social learning. Social learning is a behavior.
MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content
DECEMBER 22, 2010
million in the space of a few days, overtaking its Facebook fan group, basing the interactions on content. Social media Social networks Web 2.
My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story
NOVEMBER 20, 2010
The new cultural trinity that I somewhat incessantly write and speak about combines a new leadership framework for all levels of people, Enterprise 2.0
XPLANE joins Dachis Group
APRIL 26, 2010
Effective this morning, XPLANE is joining the Dachis Group , the world’s leading social business consultancy, as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 24, 2007
It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. Groups require coherence, networks require autonomy and so on.
Secrets of Working Smarter
MARCH 30, 2010
Among the topics often up for grabs lately are ideas around informal learning and the networked learning landscape of the 21 st century.
Creating a consistent online voice and identity
AUGUST 6, 2012
The workshop starts with a big picture view and then runs through detailed guidance on establishing a presence, building engagement, and driving success, interspersed with group exercises to set objectives, think through stratgies, and set action plans. Social media Social networks Web 2.0
Triangle OD Network Talk â€“ The Demise of the Enterprise
MARCH 8, 2008
Last week I spoke at the Triangle OD Network's Annual Meeting. It’s more practical to think of learning as optimizing our networks.
Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation
OCTOBER 17, 2016
More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0) . Can you have too many conversations at work? To quote: .
No more business as usual
JANUARY 11, 2012
culture, and optimizing networks. “This is business.” — Vito Corleone, The Godfather. Everyone’s mad as hell. They won’t take it any more.
Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media
JULY 13, 2011
The one thing I can state definitively at this point is that the toolkit of Web 2.0 Visual Guide to Circles in Google+ by @ross.
Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists
APRIL 15, 2009
Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li - Elsua , March 20, 2009. Enterprise 2.0
Introduction to Social Networking
JUNE 21, 2010
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.
Analysis and Support of MOOCs
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" Wellman is interested in the formation and definition of community, and social network theory. Gibson. No it isn't. This may be true for xMOOCs.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 11, 2012
During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. Meanwhile, the world of networks began to commercialize.Commercial bulletin board services emerged, such as Prodigy, AOL, GEnie andCompuserv. The core ideas of web 2.0