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The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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.

Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

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.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

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

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

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?

Ross Dawson

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)

Jay Cross

That’s short for a phrase that kept coming up in conversation when he was writing Enterprise 2.0. Learning Networks. INFRASTRUCTURE.

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

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”

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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

Luis Suarez

Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. Pinterest anyone? Remember?) Again.

Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

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

Ross Dawson

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.

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Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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

Tony Karrer

In a post by Will Richardson - Web 2.0 as "Cultural and Intellectual Catastrophe” 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

Ross Dawson

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?

John Hagel

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?

John Hagel

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

Ross Dawson

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

Ross Dawson

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)

Tony Karrer

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

Groups

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Dan Pontefract

social social flow social learning social media social networkingSocial media is not social learning. Social learning is a behavior.

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

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

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

million in the space of a few days, overtaking its Facebook fan group, basing the interactions on content. Social media Social networks Web 2.

XPLANE joins Dachis Group

Dave Gray

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

It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. Groups require coherence, networks require autonomy and so on.

Secrets of Working Smarter

Jay Cross

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

Ross Dawson

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 – The Demise of the Enterprise

Tony O'Driscoll

Last week I spoke at the Triangle OD Network's Annual Meeting. It’s more practical to think of learning as optimizing our networks.&#

No more business as usual

Jay Cross

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

Andy McAfee

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

Nancy White

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

Harold Jarche

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

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.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. tools.