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Social networks require ownership

Harold Jarche

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Surprised? I’m not. They don’t like to look foolish.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. On purpose.

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The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

However what I particularly picked up on was the report’s references to the use of social network analysis.

Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

Instead of a broadcast model, then, we need a model that places coherence making into the hands of learners and into social networks.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Thanks much for the recent concerns shown upon out there through various social channels. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

Did we manage to kill already the conversation in the so-called traditional social media tools  landscape? My goodness! Goodness! Yikes! Maybe.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here. But is having a bigger amygdala better?

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? So soon?!?!

Social Networks & Learning: Research Seminar

George Siemens

Last year, TEKRI and Athabasca University hosted a week-long research seminar on networks and learning. It’s an opportunity for review of existing and leading research as well as intensive discussion about the roles of social media and networks in education. For more information: on s eminar leaders and cost/registration

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. Networked sense-making frameworks like  PKM  can give more control over one’s learning.

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage.  Here are some other characteristics of communities. Join us.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks. Beyond that point the key topic becomes how this structure is changing.

Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative

John Hagel

  Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network.  We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them. The debate has begun.   Facts are not important. 

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? and were getting?—?a

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Learning is social.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Is blogging dead for you folks as well? Blogging is not dead!

Want Results? Champion the Informal

Jay Cross

We have an information explosion. first heard about informal learning was at a conference in Orlando, Florida, a dozen years ago.

Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead

Dan Pontefract

Informal : an opportunity without conventionalism, atypical to formal learning, providing guidance, expertise or acumen on the go. Learning 2.0

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

Ross Dawson

Our findings highlight that people’s personalities can be predicted automatically and without involving human social-cognitive skills.

The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation

Ross Dawson

This goes exactly to the point I made in my post Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation.

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Ross Dawson

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Social networking slots neatly into this model. Share information. 4. check?

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Get Social.

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

Panelists, moderator and the audience … we were there being social because it was scheduled. It didn’t start with a tweet.

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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.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter

Ross Dawson

Flipboard,,, Geneio and so on are seeking to filter Twitter and social media. Enterprise 2.0

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence. While Google+ is not currently positioned to provide social reputation measures, it could certainly facilitate interactions in communities. You or them?

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

collaboration micro-blogging mobile networking organization social networking technology Jam sap SAP Jam social Deployment.

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. Possibly, if you treat Facebook as a more open network, you might connect with someone you don’t know who is genuinely wanting to be friendly. Reputation Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word. majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool. Firstly, it’s not. Thanks to technology, we can work anywhere.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. So why is social media not social learning? Social learning is a behavior.

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

Ross Dawson

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. and social media. Time saved searching for information. Reduction in online, phone and other search for information required to do work effectively.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal. Cross, Rob.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ). Network analysis.

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

No script, no notes, just an informal conversation. Here are five examples: 1) Coaching and Mentoring / 1-1 Meetings. Wouldn’t that be sweet?

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

We relied on one another, as strong and weak tie neighbours, often congregating in these buildings to share, to socialize, and to learn.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. One of the many topics discussed was the use of social media to track metrics and correlate these with organizational success metrics. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0