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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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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.

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 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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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?!?!

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

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

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.

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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking.  But, while “fans claim that new social-networking offerings now being developed for the corporate world will create huge benefits for businesses,”  many companies remain skeptical.  This fear seems groundless. 

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!

Learning through social networks

Harold Jarche

Education – a process with its main aims of socialization, a search for truth and/or the realisation of individual potential. All value is created by teams and networks. Learning really spreads through social networks. Therefore, social networks are the conduit for effective organizational performance.

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

Location and social networking

George Siemens

Location is the hot topic in social networking. With FourSquare and Gowalla as early leaders (Facebook will respond shortly), location-based social networks are the next logical progression in social media. In a learning context, location-based social networking could be quite valuable.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.

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.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

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

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

Ross Dawson

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.