The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
The Web was social before it had social networking software. 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. The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome.
diverse networks, strong relationships
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
strong interpersonal relationships that allowed discussion, questions, and feedback were an essential aspect of the transfer of complex knowledge” – Hinds & Pfeffer (2003). Being engaged with a diverse network of people who share their knowledge makes for more effective workers.
Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace
APRIL 5, 2013
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.
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. It’s been my single, most important social networking tool of them all!
Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users
MARCH 27, 2011
While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. I had eagerly joined SixDegrees.com , the very first social networking application, not long after it was founded in 1997, highly excited by its potential. As it happens this model closer to LinkedIn than any of the other major social networking platforms of today.
I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
My social media journey, like many of you, included Facebook at a time when most of us had no idea where social networking was heading. These and many other social networking sites and applications were merely pixels of imagination back when Facebook launched.
Learning in a connected enterprise
MAY 12, 2014
In 2003 I was suddenly unemployed, jettisoned shortly before the learning technology company where I was CLO went bankrupt. My network in 2003 was quite small and mostly Canadian. The same way everyone will be learning as the network era emerges.
Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. Social learning Social networking workshopsWorkshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012. Led by Jane Hart. In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes. This online workshop is suitable for those working both in workplace learning as well as in education.
APRIL 21, 2013
On 21 April 2003, jarche.com went online. In 2003 social media were primarily blogs. In 2003 Twitter did not exist and WordPress was only released in May of that year.
Content Delivery Networks
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 12, 2010
There are 1450 points of presence (POPs), 950 networks or ISPs in 67 countries. Where the content is not served by an ‘Akamai Accelerated Network Partner’ the request is subjected to a more general ‘core point analysis’. There are two major approaches: First, network topology.
Origins of the Term 'Personal Learning Network'
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 5, 2009
I have found a reference to a 'personal learning network' in a document dates April 8, 2000, by the Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada. Personal Learning Network has PC based, multimedia learning activities that employees can tailor to a learning map. There's another resource, dated 1998 (but the metadata says 2001-08-05, which is still pretty early), Building Your Personal Learning Network, by Daniel R. link] He follows up October 17, 2003. "A
Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 30, 2015
2003). New Directions for Higher Education, 2003(122), 5–12. elearnspace › Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN ). Retrieved from [link] research-network-dlrn/ Thomson, P., Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère.
Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks
JANUARY 22, 2009
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.
What is the theory that underpins our moocs?
JUNE 3, 2012
There are many points of overlap, obviously, as both our MOOCs and the Coursera/EDx MOOCs taken advantage of distributed networks to reflect changing educational practice. Another aspect of resonance is concerned with why certain ideas have uptake in a network in contrast with others.
APRIL 2, 2016
That story became legendary in our family and social network: to such a degree that my then-teenage daughter and her girlfriends developed a convention of saying “Because you suck my dick” whenever an argument went on too long and wasn’t going anywhere.
Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
She holds the first service design professorship at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, is the President and Co-Founder of the International Service Design Network , and Editor-in-Chief of Touchpoint , the International Journal of Service Design. I loved the theme of the 2011 Service Design Network Conference: “From Sketchbook to Spreadsheet”. The network has helped focus on new challenges and bigger issues, which is great.
Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 24, 2007
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.
70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent
JANUARY 20, 2015
As Jay Cross pointed out back in 2003: “At work we learn more in the break room than in the classroom. “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
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.
Bader A. Alsaleh - September 17, Riyadh - Summary Notes
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
It is related to the exploitation of network advantages. Bahrain, 2003 - students were prepared to work on a specific type of project. Bader A. Alsaleh (Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, King Saud University) @ba_alsaleh On 40 minutes, will present a number of ideas. Why are we interested in social media? What is the importance of talking about it? What is the relation to education? And what are the implications on pedagogy?
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. The theme of the TEDxEdmonton event is described as: As the Internet came to be, we were all excited by the awesome possibilities that would be realized once this free-flowing, open network allowed musicians, artists, scientists and engineers around the world to instantly share their work.
[2b2k] The Net as paradigm
MAY 13, 2012
So I bought his 2003 book Shift!: For example, he talks about the concept of “e-business” as being a pre-paradigm, and the actual paradigm being “The network itself becomes the company,” which includes an erosion of hierarchy by networks. 175-176] Not bad for 2003! Edward Burman recently sent me a very interesting email in response to my article about the 50th anniversary of Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Jobs in the Age of Watson
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
I like the framework proposed by my fellow panelists Frank Levy and David Autor in two different papers: The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change , published in 2003 by Autor and Levy along with Harvard Professor Richard Murnane ; and How Computerized Work and Globalization Shape Human Skill Demands published in 2005-2006 by Levy and Murnane.
Making an Impact in the Digital and Social Media Communications Era: Panel at Ketchum Global Media Network in New York
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
I was recently on a panel at Ketchum's Global Media Network meeting in New York with Chrystia Freeland , Global Editor-at-Large at Reuters News and former US editor of Financial Times, and John Mervin, head of the BBC News bureau in New York, moderated by Nicholas Scibetta , Partner and Global Director of the Global Media Network. From 2003 to today its staff in India has risen from 7,000 to 75,000, whereas its US workforce has fallen by 30,000 to 100,000.
Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
Content Syndication Networks The concept of content syndication originates with the newspaper industry. What we now know as the social web, and the social network, evolved from these origins. Learning Technologies at the National Research Council In 2001 members of the National Research Council''s e-Learning Research Group joined a pan-Canadian network of learning resource providers called eduSource. In 2003 NRC research Stephen Downes developed the concept of e-Learning 2.0
Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die
AUGUST 19, 2012
Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. Once again, another social networking site biting the dust and become absorbed by that frenzy of becoming the new media.
What blogging was
JANUARY 8, 2014
At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). Blogrolls were an early social network. Except: Much expertise has migrated to blogs, blogs have uncovered many experts, and the networking of bloggy knowledge makes a real difference.). At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,”
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
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. You can think of the entire world as an immense interconnected, ever-changing network. Networking.
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.
Table for two
JULY 13, 2012
That last link goes to a piece David Weinberger and I wrote in 2003, to as little effect, I suspect, as @Man’s piece had in 1997. Free networked multiplayer games. The Web as we know it today was two years old in June 1997, when the page below went up. It lasted, according to Archive.org , until October 2010. When I ran across it back then, it blew my mind — especially the passage I have boldfaced in the long paragraph near the end. The Internet is a table for two.
Before Facebook, there was DeanSpace
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
Here’s a four-minute video from July 13, 2003, of Zack Rosen describing the social networking tool he and his group were building for the Howard Dean campaign.
The Perks of Being an Early Riser
AUGUST 13, 2013
No, don’t worry, this is not a blog post where I am going to announce I am going to give up on external social networking activities. So, any other early risers on my external social networks … ? .
Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche
MARCH 6, 2012
Harold helps organizations learn, work, and innovate in the network era. PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. My guest in my next In conversation with … webinar is my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche.
Workplace learning in ten years
MARCH 1, 2009
I had high-speed Internet access at work ( a university) but not at home until 2003. My professional network was the people at work, our clients and partners and a very few people (e.g. This was not really possible in 1999 but by 2003 it was feasible, though a challenge.
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. It was as inevitable as Google launching a social network. This post was four years in the making.
The More We DO, the Less Time We Have to REFLECT – Happy New Year 2013!
JANUARY 3, 2013
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.
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. Disruptive innovation kills businesses.
Making Sense of the World
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said “Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” Among the streams that feed this phase of sense-making are: Social networks, primarily private networks such as Socialcast, Google Groups, or Jive.
The Soothing Effect of Blogging
AUGUST 18, 2014
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. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts. Not even embarrassing anymore.
Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence
DECEMBER 29, 2011
How can I summarise this new strategy towards social networking in a short sentence, so that you would be able to have a glimpse of what I am about to get started with?