The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and That was the theme of Clay Shirky ’s 2003 keynote at the ETech conference, the most important gathering of Web developers of its time. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” The Web was getting very very big by 2003 and Clay points says that “we blew past” the “interesting scale of small groups.” ” But now (2003) we’re fully into the fully social web.

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

The more than dozen posts discussing serendipity on my blog include how we created “enhanced serendipity&# at an event I ran in 2003 in New York , more details on the story of the word serendipity and how to enhance it , the importance of the “serendipity dial&# and far more.

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Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

Between 1993 and 2003, David Galloway was the vice president of customer care at Crystal Decisions—the original makers of Crystal Reports software—a company I used to work at until it was acquired by Business Objects in 2003.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past two decades we’ve seen a number of examples where the combination of humans and machines make better decisions that either one on its own. Sabermetrics , - the use of statistics in baseball to project a player’s performance and career, - is one such prominent example.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too. In 2003 the UK Department of Education and Training defined it as “ learning which combines online and face-to-face approaches ”.

learning cities

Harold Jarche

Consider, for example, ideas about our needing a new social compact, or social contract, or national covenant. ” — Janet Candy, Planning Learning Cities, 39th ISoCaRP Congress 2003.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lean software development , for example, can be viewed as the agile reaction to the highly structured, heavyweight waterfall-based software methods of the past.

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Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought

Andy McAfee

Michael Lewis’s Moneyball came out in 2003 and popularized the story of the geek takeover of baseball, which has transformed the game. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in baseball’s playoffs for the first time since 1992.

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What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

The notion of “idea collision as innovation” is an example of resonance – two partial ideas combine to create something new This video reflects this concept.

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Automation For The People

Dan Pontefract

In 2003, Maarten Goos and Alan Manning coined this phenomenon “job polarization”. Perhaps this is an example of Autor’s point about comparative advantage.

Shifting work

Harold Jarche

” As early as 2003, a reportby the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas , showed that we are moving to an economy that values emotional intelligence, imagination and creativity. Note: this is a synthesis of several previous posts.

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Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

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. For example, Clay’s post from 2003 marvels at a “broadband conversation” in which the participants communicated simultaneously by conference call, through a wiki, and through a chat, each from a different source.

Snow on the Water

Doc Searls

But that was what we might call the Static Web, a term I picked up from my son Allen in 2003, when he shared an amazing prophesy that has since proven correct: a new Live Web was starting to branch off the static one. Here , here and here , for example.)

Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis

Dan Pontefract

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server system, for example, is second to none when it comes to security and systems management. ” – Lazaridis, 2003. The situation was a giant example of groupthink.

I need some help

George Siemens

In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. But while there have been great examples of open source projects (like Wikipedia) fuel[l]ed by the wisdom of crowds, there are many examples where open source culture has fostered nasty group dynamics and mediocre collaborations.

A Reading List That (Actually) Gets Read

Adaptive Path

Chris removes some of the voodoo mystery and breaks down a wide set of concepts from these worlds into clear examples and practical practices, all with the intent of having customers say, “thank you.”. Books can be like New Years’ Resolutions.

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Of both lovers and epilepsy

Mind Hacks

There is one wonderful example of this divine coupling, however, where the passionate saint appears alongside EEG traces on 1998 postage stamp from Italy. This description is from a brief 2003 article from the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry on the stamp. Saint Valentine is the patron saint of both lovers and epilepsy – sadly, a little known fact.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2003, David Autor , Frank Levy and Richard Murnane developed a framework for looking at the impact of technology on various classes of jobs. Google’s autonomous car and Rethink robotics’ Baxter are two examples of relatively difficult manual tasks that can now be performed by computers.

Period architecture, majestic views, history of madness

Mind Hacks

It turns out, a 2003 article in The Psychiatrist looked at exactly this in 71 former asylum care hospitals. Since the article was written in 2003, many more have gone the same way.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, in a paper written in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes wrote : “We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come - namely, technological unemployment. Examples of complex communications include managing and leading large groups, teaching, writing books and papers, arguing legal cases, and selling sophisticated equipment.

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[2b2k] The Net as paradigm

David Weinberger

So I bought his 2003 book Shift!: For example, Edward argues in passing that the Net exploits already-existing trends toward globalization, rather than leading the way to it; he even has a couple of pages on Heidegger’s thinking about the nature of communication. 175-176] Not bad for 2003! I find (for example) Lewis Mumford more helpful here than Kuhn.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy. . Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords. If the books and articles that introduced them become popular, the concepts can get stretched and applied way beyond their intended meaning.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. The Winter issue of strategy+business includes a very interesting article on theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, - The Fortune 500 Teller.

Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design

Adaptive Path

For example, former students of mine are running a successful service design company in Cologne: “Minds and Makers”. A classic example is being asked to redesign the waiting room of a hospital. We started to shape the Service Design Network in 2003 and it was really amazing to meet, share experiences, and envision perspectives for service design. Birgit Mager has watched service design evolve since the mid-nineties, and has been hugely influential in its development.

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

Consider, for example, ideas about our needing a new social compact, or social contract, or national covenant. For example, co-working spaces are one way to enable the necessary cross-pollination of ideas and action. Personal computers are just one example.

When explaining becomes a sin

Mind Hacks

For an example, take the Daily Mail headline for Tuesday, which reads “To blame the cuts is immoral and cynical. One of my favourite papers is “ Thinking the unthinkable: sacred values and taboo cognitions &# by Philip Tetlock (2003). 2003). As the cacophony of politicians and commentators replaces that of the police sirens, look out for the particularly shrill voice of those who condemn as evil anyone with an alternative explanation for the looting than theirs.

Why the truth will out but doesn’t sink in

Mind Hacks

Here’s a summary of his study study on retracted reports of the Iraq war: Media coverage of the 2003 Iraq War frequently contained corrections and retractions of earlier information.

Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

Look at aviation, for example. Here is a good example of people being shaped, in this case by mobile phones: I shot that photo on my own phone in a New York subway a few months ago. What does it reverse or flip into when pushed to its extreme (for example, by becoming ubiquitous)?

What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Beth Kanter

These are two photos of me and Tharum Bun , a Cambodia blogger I met via our blogs back in 2003. When you teach internationally, it is important to localize your content and Tharum was able to provide many local and regional examples and tips.

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Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In March of 1991, for example, VC and journalist Stewart Alsop famously wrote in InfoWorld : “ I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March 15, 1996.” A decade later, with mainframes still alive and going strong, Alsop metaphorically ate his words. .

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

In 2003, Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor offered The Innovator’s Solution which argued that an organization could cope with disruptive innovation by setting up a separate unit to carry out the innovation. Some examples of disruptive innovation from within.

Not the psychology of Joe average terrorist

Mind Hacks

The participants were right-wing paramilitaries who took part in the demobilisation agreement of 2003. It is probably unlikely that the moral reasoning of people who participated in this study is akin to, for example, the jihadi terrorists who have mounted semi-regular attacks in Europe over the last few years.

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The Future of Jobs: Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Between 1965 and 2003, leisure time has increased from 6-8 hour per week for men and 4-8 hours per week for women. How will the job market evolve in our 21st century digital economy? What can we learn from history that might help us make such predictions? While there’s no guarantee that historical patterns will continue to apply going forward, they might well be our most important guides as we peer into an otherwise unpredictable future.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

For example, the blogosphere (remember when that was word?) At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. Fellow Hours are private. No, this is not ironic.)

myths, markets, & mistakes

Harold Jarche

Here is just one example: ‘Ludicrous’ EU officials ready to ban yogurt (The Daily Telegraph, 10 November 2003, page 7). Yogurt gets a culture shock (Daily Express, 11 November 2003, page 19).

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear. Latest example, the recent changes where I cannot longer see DMs in my favourite Twitter client for Mac: Nambu.

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The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Through 2003 and 2007, I was also a part of many acquisitions that Business Objects made to help bolster its business intelligence technology and sales capabilities. This post was four years in the making.

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The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

I will be writing plenty more about this one from now onwards, but, as an example, if last year I was averaging around 35 incoming emails per week (More on that soon!), It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Remember any of the hundreds, if not thousands of Twitter related Apps that allowed us to tap into those conversations with prime examples like Janetter or Tweetbot as of late? These are just some examples.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of days, two rather interesting, and noteworthy, articles over at Technology Review , written rather nicely by Erica Naone , have been making the rounds out there on Social Web around Enterprise 2.0