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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.

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

Luis Suarez

Is that the main reason why I then went ahead and deleted my LinkedIn profile for good over a week ago? Will I survive as an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation without having an active LinkedIn profile? You know, you had to have a profile out there all over the place. Silly Silly me. You see?

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? LinkedIn reached 100 million users in March. 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.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. Professional communities on platforms like LinkedIn abound. Informal LearningTraining is Push.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Format.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a. Information Overload?

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI!

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

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. Number converted to hires. Join us. Posting tweet.

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sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. Informal LearningFacebook helps me share resources. Generation. Elaboration. Retrieval. Imagery.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. Schedule a meeting.

We need more sandboxes

Harold Jarche

Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. It was just a blog, connected to LinkedIn and other social media.

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Connections to friends and colleagues, like Facebook and LinkedIn. Choosing and subscribing to streams of information I’m interested in.

LinkedIn KM Groups

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen There are a growing number of LinkedIn Groups many of them dedicated to KM. NTUs Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. There is no KM directory but here are most of the Groups (in no particular order) that I have found: Gurteen Knowledge Community. KM Forum. Network of Intellectual Capital Professionals.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called informal learning. Why is this necessary? 2007).

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

Serving Clients In terms of serving clients, I covered parts of Tool Set , specifically Work Skills Keeping Up , Better Memory , Information Radar , Processing Pages with Links , Networks and Learning Communities , Collaborate , and Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool. Let's compare that to LinkedIn. Are you running into X?

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a. Information Overload?

Blog Post: Update: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I talked about the Gurteen Knowledge Group on LinkedIn recently and how I was making it the central discussion forum for the Gurteen Knowledge Community. If you are not a member, you can find more information here and register. And if you would like to connect with me personally on LinkedIn please do so

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

have moved its activity over to the Gurteen Knowledge Community group on Linkedin. You can see more information here and register , if you are not a member. If you are not familiar with LinkedIn or not a member, could I encourage you to take a look.

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far. need information faster than that. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 So you may need to click on the post to see

seeking and sense-making

Harold Jarche

Many of us subscribe to newspapers, magazines, web feeds, blogs, and other forms of push information. How do you make sense of your work?

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

So this is how you represent your own understandings, and manipulate information, for your own purposes. Yeah, my life is exciting ;).

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network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Open information and access to our common knowledge assets will be a required part of any new leadership model. It becomes more trusting.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

The Web has given us more ways to connect with others in our learning but many people only see the information overload aspect of our digital society.

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eLearning Learning Adds Personalized Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

The system then uses social signals such as those coming from Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, delicious as well as clicks and views.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

In developing the service and discussing it with VCs, we have always seen the most obvious latent competitors in the reputation measurement space as Google and LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s recommendation service is a long way from a true reputation service, but it provides a foundation for building one. You or them?

“proper citation will make you a star”

Harold Jarche

It is best to be informed. What is ‘proper’ attribution? The license is simple and has stood the test of courts in many countries.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. It's definitely worth a read.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, the IoE is seen by some active players in the field as a way to trade data for information. Who will own it and who will control it?

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Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

While your systems may vary, your results should be sources for you to find information, present yourself in your various communities, and to share your thoughts. Some are more closed on LinkedIn, I have friends and colleagues, don’t use Facebook, etc. In fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

“Education over the Internet is going to be so big it is going to make email usage look like a rounding error.” – John Chambers 1999.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

Also, more complete information is stored in your email address book. 3. Flickr Image: Myles Grant. This post was inspired by that discussion.

Social maps

Jay Cross

Probably this pattern (for my closed blog on Informal Learning) is more representative. I can’t figure out my LinkedIn stats.

Work is learning, learning work

Harold Jarche

That’s pretty much what I believe will be a necessity for the post-industrial and post-information era that we are beginning to enter.

What have we learned so far?

Harold Jarche

If my network is robust, the information will come back to me, if I miss it the first time round. Personal Knowledge Management is not linear.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Mel Aclaro - Business Casual Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics ( Social Media , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Twitter , RSS , Social Network , Facebook ), but keep him in mind for Streaming , Privacy , and Internationalization.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

Click here for more information. You have developed a range of filters to help you avoid information overload from the multitude of sources you use, in order to isolate the “gems” 11. How many can you check off? If it’s not more than a handful, then you might find the upcoming  L&D CHALLENGE  useful. PERSONALLY.

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth Kanter

But even when our brains are resting, according to research  , our minds are perpetually active internalizing and evaluating information.

Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

But this type of HR person and function is slipping into history faster than we may imagine as it becomes impossible to regulate and control people, ideas, or information. The Way it Might Be HR might instead accept that creative work now means collaborating, sharing, and allowing information and ideas to flow freely. Does HR Matter?

Social tools and the filter problem

Euen Semple

As soon as we get "improved" information systems we are exposed to too much information, feel swamped, and feel the need to improve signal and reduce noise. I just saw someone comment that "Twitter would be improved by better list functionality". We are then faced with the problem of classification. It''s a bit like "real life".

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