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. In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks is the topic that John Gunn ( Moncton ITA ) and I will be discussing at PodCamp Halifax on Sunday. The NBITA was supposed to grow the industry but by 2003 its government funding was cut and it was gone.

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. I have been looking at the world of social networking, and my mind is moving away from the model where we are the experts and package the knowledge and sequence it. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it.

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soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

First of all, work in networks requires different skills than in controlled hierarchies. It is in networks where most of us, and our children, will be working for the foreseeable future. A foundational behaviour for effectively working in networks is cooperation. Design Mindset.

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

These have been edited and synthesized to a single composition in advance of my sessions in Helsinki on 3 November 2017 with The National Foresight Network and the Prime Minister’s Office where we will discuss the transformation of work and its consequences. Tribes & Networks.

The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!

Luis Suarez

Yes, blogging is healthy, energising, inspiring, mind-blowing, in a way, if you would want to add, and perhaps what makes the Social Web unique, regardless of what other people out there keep telling you about the power of social networks.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. which is essentiallythe cMOOC design).

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this recent Forbes interview he said: “Gallup has discovered that having a good job is now the great global dream; it’s the number one social value for everyone. Examples of expert problem solving include sophisticated medical diagnosis, complex designs, many R&D tasks, making decisions in complex organizations, software architects, and diagnosing tough auto repair problems.

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Cognitive load

Harold Jarche

Social computing (or Knowledge Management) is not a strategy, it’s a support tool, a sense-making tool, a way of being. You could say we could use new social tools for everything, that’s why we see HR 2.0, etc…that’s why existing products are starting to get features like blogs, social networks. JOHO the blog : From ~5000 BCE to 2003 CE: 5 exabytes of information were created. The response to distraction , then as now, was social structure.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Health insurers combine social media and existing data (credit ratings, location, employment) to more accurately, and cost effectively, assess risk. and social media configurations) has resulted in new modes of connecting with others and generating and sharing information.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is a question I have been pondering of late while thinking about how to apply engineering processes and tools and highly visual video game technologies to the design and operations of business systems, as well as trying to figure out the kinds of skills and education needed by future engineers and managers dealing with such technology-based business systems.

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. The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. 2003). Learning Networks in Practice.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning (ed. Katie Salen)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Onion Nailed the "Starbucks Training Day" in 2001 | Main | Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by

What blogging was

David Weinberger

Some of us had been arguing from the beginning of the Web that the Web was more a social space than a publishing, informational or commercial space — “more” in the sense of what was driving adoption and what was making the Web the dominant shaping force of our culture. At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). Blogrolls were an early social network.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Know-how (creative skills, social practices, tacit knowing-as-doing, experience).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox Can make even GMail Better | Main | SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0

References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

First, is an old discussion summary from the Online Facilitation list from 2003, compiled by Chris Lang which still has value to me. We spoke briefly about Networks of Practice before I had to leave at the end of the morning session.

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Cloud Computing and the Evolution Toward the "Outside-In," Virtual Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation was started in 2003 by Bankinter , - one of the largest commercial banks in Spain, - in order to foster entrepreneurial innovation in the country. One of the the Bankinter Foundation’s main initiatives is its Future Trends Forum (FTF) , a multi-disciplinary international think tank of over 300 experts that together aim to anticipate the major social, economic, scientific and technological trends driving innovation around the world.

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Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And then there was the company that we sat down with, oh in 2002 or 2003, and laid it all out - RSS, content syndication, social networks. Namely: the people who designed the Semantic Web never read their epistemology texts. Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts. It was running through my head just now, the work that we were doing here in Moncton to work on an e-learning cluster.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates - Full Circle , March 28, 2010 First, is an old discussion summary from the Online Facilitation list from 2003, compiled by Chris Lang which still has value to me. Conference Networking Tools - Do They Work?

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Bandwidth As administrators struggle against the demands video streaming and bit torrent networks place on backbones, it is hard to imagine saying that bandwidth will be unlimited. Rossi, 2003) In the end, the standards win, because, in the end, the people win.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Only after this, do we move into the idea, of learning design and pedagogy, which is drawn primarily from the field of distance learning, where courses are rounded up as packages, or what we might call program texts, designed to lead the student through a course of instruction. You begin to think in course packages complete with content, learning design, everything you need for an online course. It is, in many ways, an unbundling of this traditional course design.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: James Gee and Learningq

Mark Oehlert

" James Paul Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy 2003, pg.

Co-creation

Jay Cross

Thursday, May 08, 2003. There’s a Process level above this that includes meta-learning, design principles, timing, and how humans tick: things that transcend individual cases. social software apps. social network analysis. Co nnectivism, recently coined by George Siemens, makes it explicit that the learner is augmented with connections to networks of people and information. It’s new thought being wired into the brain’s network.

Why Small Payments Won't Save Publishers ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Szabo 1996 ; Shirky 2000 , 2003 ; Odlyzko 2003 ) or previous failures. Isaacson’s recent Time magazine cover story on micropayments, How to Save Your Newspaper , a classic of the form, recapitulates the argument put forward by Scott McCloud in his 2003 Misunderstanding Micropayments. Similarly, mobile phone carriers go to great lengths to prevent the ringtone distribution network from becoming general-purpose, lest freely circulating mp3s drive the price to zero.

Futures of the Internet

Doc Searls

Will social relations get better? Aspiring application developers will sign up to develop for smart-phone vendors and companies that provide Internet-based applications, because most innovative work will be done in that domain, instead of designing applications that run on a PC operating system. Aspiring application designers will write mostly for PCs. Will social relations get better? It also helps make sense of the Net’s distance-free social space.

What I'm Working On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In e-learning we got the Learning Object Metadata, which is a set of 87 or so data fields that e-learning designers should provide in XML format to describe their learning resources. The combination of resource profiles, syndication, and distributed metadata gives us the model for a learning resource syndication network. Here are the slides describing the network and the paper. And the answer is: by the way the network is organized. But what kind of networks?

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Tim responded, ‘After I spend tens of thousands of dollars paying an author, paying for editorial and design, etc., In his book the Wealth of Networks, Benkler characterizes the Creative Commons project as follows: The Creative Commons is an initiative to develop a series of licenses that allow individuals who create information, knowledge, and culture to attach simple licenses that define what others may, or may not, do with their work. 2003). Designing Virtual Worlds.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Ghost Map

Steven Berlin Johnson

It is something of a classic of both public health and information design. April 04, 2006 in Cities | Permalink Comments Steven, If you would like to spend a few days in San Francisco early in May with a lot of people who are thinking deeply about Networks, visualizations, and other related topics, I'd like to invite you to MeshForum 2006 which I am organizing May 7-9 in San Francisco. 170 I-MATE: Pocket PC Microsoft Pocket PC 2003.$500

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Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. Dana Boyd wrote a brilliant paper on MySpace, Identity Production in a Networked Culture 3 , about the way people use MySpace. And I posted in my website a few days ago 6 that groups require unity and networks require diversity.

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Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I don't question if e-learning will reach a tipping point," one author confesses, "but what I [find] myself pondering is when e-learning will reach a tipping point and become a social epidemic." ( Neal e-learn 2004 , emphases added; see also Bull, Bull, Garofalo & Harris, 2002 ; Gandel, Katz, & Metros, 2004 ; Educause, 2002 ). If so, then the mathematics describing the difficusion of technology will be the same as the mathematics underlying social network theory.