The Fallacy of Social Networking
JULY 30, 2012
You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.
How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings
MAY 18, 2013
You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team.
How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?
Social Networking and Going Back to Basics
MARCH 2, 2012
In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise
What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.
Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking
DECEMBER 28, 2011
I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.
Should professional social networks make a play for the enterprise?
AUGUST 13, 2011
Social software has been making its way into the enterprise for a while, but usually from vendors that are experts at enterprise needs. Now it appears that professional social networks on the Internet will make an attempt at the space. What will this mean given that they already have a large percentage of your workers using their services externally today, yet little practical enterprise experience
Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan
MARCH 14, 2011
One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.
Social Software Adoption
AUGUST 10, 2009
Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0
Have social networks replaced groups?
AUGUST 25, 2014
Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Groups are important because they enable social ties to thicken, which means they’re especially useful now to mitigate the Brownian motion of sociality on the Internet.
Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value
APRIL 9, 2012
I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve?
The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
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. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? What sort could such software bestow? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.
Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business
MARCH 4, 2011
Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social?
MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers
JUNE 1, 2012
MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?
Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives
DECEMBER 12, 2012
I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England.
The Social C-Suite
MARCH 12, 2013
The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?
The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Organizations are networks, and the high-performance organizations of today are those that are the better networked in swiftly connecting resources with opportunities. Others have used social software and the tools of Enterprise 2.0
Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations
MARCH 26, 2012
In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Tibbr put activity streams squarely on the map, by integrating status messages from people with notifications generated by enterprise software including ERP, CRM, and HR systems. Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0
Top 10 posts of the year on social media
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Continuing my sequence of top posts from this year, today I have selected the 10 most popular and interesting posts on social media I've written this year. Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Social search will drive value.
I Know It When I See It
JANUARY 27, 2009
Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.
Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger
DECEMBER 6, 2007
Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking. The description of their offerings seem still mostly separate (communities software and the KP learning platform).
Enterprise 2.0 success: Yum! Brands
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Overcome the organizational challenges to geographic distribution is one of the primary use cases for enterprise social software. brands rolled out social networking to virtually all of their corporate back office workers Part 5 in our ten part series on Enterprise 2.0 success stories explores how global fast food leader Yum!
Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List
JUNE 16, 2009
eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance
OCTOBER 15, 2007
Home Archives Subscribe « The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences | Main | On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection » October 15, 2007 Social networks and Organizational Governance This past July I spent a week at Imperial College in London, most of it working in the Innovation Group where I have an appointment as adjunct professor. We need to better harness the power of our 350K people networking.
Vanity Killed the Social Media Star
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. Our social network.
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)
MARCH 26, 2008
e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 7, 2012
I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. I don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his.
Google Plus – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?
JULY 6, 2011
My good friend, and fellow colleague, Louis Richardson , is a tremendously engaging public speaker with an amazing talent in delivering key, powerful messages in various different topics; one of them being Social Business. I am not saying that social software is problematic.
Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation
OCTOBER 17, 2016
you are now part of a giant social network, or of multiple clusters of networks and communities, who trust you just as much as you trust them, so there is no need to fear being left out. ‘Work is communication and the network is the amplifier of knowledge.
There Can Be No Resilience Without Transformation
AUGUST 5, 2013
I have just concluded, and be dealt with for good, I hope, what I think is the first time ever in my 13 years of social software exposure what I never thought I would be confronting: a week of denial of the Social Web.
Social Learning: Key resources from January
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. ” 3 - 10 enterprise social networking obstacles , the brainyard, Information Week 3 January 2012.
Talking about the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2013
Spying on entire populations is another network era phenomenon. Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitable push-back as they become successful. Networks will transform education, business, the economy, and society even further.
The network is the solution
JUNE 28, 2013
The key to a flourishing civilization in the network era is sense-making. ” Self-instruction, the basis of personal knowledge management , is a necessity in effective peer-to-peer networks, as networks are how we will govern ourselves more and more.
Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights
JULY 3, 2012
There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.
IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise
AUGUST 9, 2011
Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve.
The Illusion of Control
OCTOBER 12, 2016
workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. We seem to have become just that, pure data , i.e. * the* product , leaving out entirely our networks, connections and relationships. . We don’t need control in this Social Era , do we ?
How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Specially, those folks who have made the Social Web their new home. Douglas keeps questioning whether technology (And the (Social) Web) are part of the main problem we have been having over the last few years in the jobs market with having less and less of them.
Enterprise 2.0 success: Yum! Brands
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Overcoming the organizational challenges to geographic distribution of employees is one of the primary use cases for enterprise social software. brands rolled out social networking to virtually all of their corporate back office workers. Part 5 in our ten part series on Enterprise 2.0 success stories explores how global fast food leader Yum! Collaboration
Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business.
The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.