The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
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
APRIL 21, 2011
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.
Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders
OCTOBER 8, 2013
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.
Open Innovation 2.0
MARCH 27, 2017
Examples abound of companies that failed to commercialize the inventions developed in their labs. In his 2003 book, Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology , UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough outlined this new model for business innovation.
70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend
MAY 5, 2015
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 ”.
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
Lean software development , for example, can be viewed as the agile reaction to the highly structured, heavyweight waterfall-based software methods of the past.
Automation For The People
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
In 2003, Maarten Goos and Alan Manning coined this phenomenon “job polarization”. Perhaps this is an example of Autor’s point about comparative advantage.
What is the theory that underpins our moocs?
JUNE 3, 2012
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.
Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
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.
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. 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.
Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
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.
Snow on the Water
AUGUST 3, 2014
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.)
I need some help
JANUARY 27, 2012
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.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
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.
Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
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.
Jobs in the Age of Watson
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
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.
[2b2k] The Net as paradigm
MAY 13, 2012
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?
JULY 2, 2014
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
JANUARY 5, 2016
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.
Of both lovers and epilepsy
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
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.
Period architecture, majestic views, history of madness
AUGUST 25, 2013
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.
Reflections on Linux and Mainframes
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
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. .
An Ethics Primer
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
A classic example of this is the Ten Commandments, which requires that adherents be honest, to not covet, to not kill, and the like. Additionally, we encounter what might be called ‘the exception problem’ - the rule may say, for example, that you must not kill - but what if this is the only possible result of defending oneself? For example, as we consider these different theories, we see that even what counts as ethical can vary from one viewpoint to another. Hume, 2003) G.E.
The Future of Jobs: Lessons from History
OCTOBER 13, 2015
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.
Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself
MARCH 10, 2011
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.
What blogging was
JANUARY 8, 2014
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.)
When explaining becomes a sin
AUGUST 11, 2011
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
MAY 3, 2011
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.
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
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.
The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
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.
Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature. In 2003 NRC research Stephen Downes developed the concept of e-Learning 2.0 For example, by providing credentials to remote systems (using technology such as OAuth), it can eliminate the need to register at multiple services.
The Soothing Effect of Blogging
AUGUST 18, 2014
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
AUGUST 19, 2012
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
MARCH 7, 2011
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
APRIL 24, 2013
In New York City, for example, TV signals all came from the Empire State Building — and still do, at least until they move to the sleek new spire atop One World Trade Center, aka the Freedom Tower. We’re not watching any less TV.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
For example, in-house network might upgrade a course on managing networks to a course on running our network. 1] The Browser revolution–10 years after, by Mike Yamamoto, CNET News.com, April 14, 2003. 
Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges
AUGUST 21, 2013
One of the most famous examples of a clear, compelling target is President John F Kennedy’s address to a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, when he said : . “I In early August I participated in a strategic planning meeting in the Boston area.
The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!
JANUARY 3, 2013
” and from what I can recall the longest blogging hiatus I have gone through since I started blogging back in December 2003. Blogging is hard work , indeed, as Valeria Maltoni recently put together in a brilliant article that I can certainly recommend everyone to go through.
Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Much like the identification of the SARS virus in 2003 required a global network of information sharing and exchange, complex problems are not solvable, or even understandable, through linear systems. In early February, I attended the Strata Conference in Santa Clara.
Bring on The Live Web
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
I first heard about the “World Live Web when my son Allen dropped the phrase casually in conversation, back in 2003. For example, we could search in real time, but search engine indexes were essentially archives, no matter how often they were updated.