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you are only as good as your network

Harold Jarche

But I put my faith in my knowledge networks and communities of practice where I had been involved for the past 14 years.

Organizational Learning in the Network Era

Harold Jarche

Value from this knowledge is created by groups and spreads through social networks. Searching the Web and social media. This is absurd.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. How do I search for information?”. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. EverNote).

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002. Government Social networks Social trends Uncategorized

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. Social networks Uncategorize

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

Back when I first started working, my best professional networking tool was my Rolodex. Professional Networking


Tony Karrer

My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Search.

Restoring the Network of Bloggers

David Weinberger

While social networking sites like Facebook maintain a centralized, closed network of people, FOAF enables open, decentralized social networks to emerge. Your FOAF file lists who you consider to be in your social network — your friends, family, colleagues, acquaintances, etc. And there’s the rub. Facebook did.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

No longer would there be a need to keep up with multiple social networking environments, with multiple networks, with multiple levels of interactions.

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Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

Lessons Learned About Resilient Networks from Super Storm Sandy by Pat Brandes, Executive Director, the Barr Foundation. Networks

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable You look and you search and you search. Figure 4 : My LinkedIn Network Here''s me showing what I know. This is my LinkedIn network , and it shows a lot of connections. network software is getting smart enough to do it itself.

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

that Social Networking can be serious. That, folks, is the real value of social networking. No business value. No value add at all.

Using A Networked Approach To Build Nonprofit Boards: LinkedIn Board Connect Launches

Beth Kanter

The idea is simple, but powerful.   You and your board look at your professional networks and connections on LinkedIn. Networked Nonprofit

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

Tweet. Of course, this is not really new; this is what people have always done in the workplace. For example -.

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. The reality is that LinkedIn has been used as a proxy expert network by many for some time now.

Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

"This is interesting because managers often believe that capturing and sharing knowledge via document databases can substitute for getting personal advice, and that sharing advice through personal networks can save time. Still, I've come to believe the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap is the Leveraging Networks Skill.

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. My only costs were labour.

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Social Media, Networks, and Data in Patient Healthcare Networks

Beth Kanter

This post summarizes some of the insights related to the effective use of networks and data in healthcare information and patient advocacy.

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

Some 95% of teens ages 12-17 are online, 76% use social networking sites, and 77% have cell phones.  In addition, 96% of those ages 18-29 are Internet users, 84% use social networking sites, and 97% have cell phones. Mindfulness NetworksWhat will the future 2020 be like? Being strategically future-minded.

Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. By finding them, I'm able to engage in a type of slow, network conversation. I've tried Twingly and SamePoint.


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.

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search.   So I thought I’d put it to the test. LOTS of volume.

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

”    But your inner circle is not your entire professional network. Professional Networking Tips Tools and Tacticscc @bethkanter.

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

explained the perpetual happy dance of Facebook status updates from my network seemed like it was a falsehood and even a hazardous form of narcissism.

5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn.  In the comments , there was some thoughtful discussion about best practices for identifying, screening, and cultivating board members.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

Arguably people will seek to game a reputation engine even more than a search engine – it is not going to be difficult to get it right. Business relationships Influence Reputation Social networks UncategorizedFor years I have been writing about reputation and have often said that this will be the decade of the reputation economy.

Find the Charlie’s, Justine’s, and Edna’s in your network

Beth Kanter

network of Martha Stewarts spread the word…and creates a commerce storm-. The  slides are here. Charlie the Artist. Justine the Curator.

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

Ross Dawson

Time saved searching for information. Reduction in online, phone and other search for information required to do work effectively. Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0leap of faith is required, after which calculations using real data can be done to help refine strategies. hope you find it useful!

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

Whenever we come across something that may benefit our network, we curate, categorize & then communicate.

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Ross Dawson

In contrast to most social networks, Twitter provides a space for unbounded conversation. Anyone can follow you, find your tweets passed on by others, discover you in search, or come across you in any of a multitude of ways. In Living Networks I wrote how technology facilitates human connection.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed - Full Circle , March 6, 2009. Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li - Elsua , March 20, 2009.

Don’t Simply Follow on Twitter, You Should Spend Time Reviewing

Dan Pontefract

When I’m on Twitter, I’m scanning streams, hashtags and searches that I make. micro-blogging social networking twitter

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people

Dan Pontefract

That is how knowledge transfer, networking and collaboration first begins. social networking enterprise 2.0 Conference over here.

Presenting in a networked age

Clark Quinn

It may be that you can get so caught up in the chat, or the search to comprehend a term, that you lose the thread of the discussion.  The Learning Circuit’s Big Question this month has to do with the increasing prevalence of internet access during presentations.  Are these activities valuable to the listener? Research topic!). 

Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

It still is surprising that we are not seeing as rapid adoption of search technologies inside the firewall. But, likely, you are at fault as well, after all, What desktop search are you using? Desktop search via tools such as X1 will change your life. Just search and you will find. If the answer is "none". Not anymore.

The immense social media opportunity for real estate

Ross Dawson

The post The immense social media opportunity for real estate appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Inevitably value comes back.

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

NetworksOne of my favorite lines of poetry comes from TS Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Talking of Michelangelo. To wonder, “Do I dare?”

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Social search will drive value. The promise of social search will finally bear fruit, with for once enterprise technology moving ahead of consumer tech. Network analysis will drive performance. His blog Trends in the Living Networks is ranked as on the top business blogs in the world. Below is my article in full.