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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we are dependent on human connection

Harold Jarche

Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. The difference between an open social network (e.g. They are not shaming people in public, as happens frequently on Twitter with its loose social ties. Human knowledge is socially created.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2014 he published Social Physics : How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter. Few organizations have applied social network analysis to help them scale the size and expertise of the decision-making group.

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Making Sense of the World

Jay Cross

The process of seeking out and sharing meaning is a responsibility of enlightened social citizenship. Concept work relies on pattern recognition, tacit knowledge and the wisdom borne of experience. I share my take on things in conversations, both in person and in social networks.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2014 he published Social Physics : How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter. Few organizations have applied social network analysis to help them scale the size and expertise of the decision-making group. Thus, by building AI systems that are compatible with human behavior, and specifically AI systems which leverage the manner in which humans use social information, we can build human-AI decision systems that extend human intelligence capabilities.”.

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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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[tech@state][2b2k] Real-time awareness

David Weinberger

They plan on adding doc mgt, SharePpoint access, links to Federal Social Network. If you look at what people say to one another and what people actually do, “we have the opportunity to look at these as sensor networks.” Can we begin to look at the patterns of data when people lose their job, get sick, pull their kids out of school to make ends meet? What patterns appear when our programs are working? ” He was part of a network of activists.

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.

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.

The Cloud and Collaboration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Let's take as a starting point the discussion of 'cloud intelligence' on the conference website: In the cloud of connections, we each become social neurons, mimicking the biological human brain but on a giant scale. It seems clear that we can identify something like social intelligence in the community, and the analogy between humans and neurons is compelling. A similar pattern, he argues, is observed in society. The social life of information. 2003).

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. Sun Developer Network, 2008)This concept, which in education became the idea of the ‘learning object’, emerged as a result of the idea that reusable software objects could be created. Audio content became popular with file sharing and music content services, as well as with the rise of podcasting in 2003.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).


Jay Cross

Thursday, May 08, 2003. 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. The proliferation of open co nnections heralds a new world of continuous improvement where chain reactions of combined thoughts and learning recombine in ever-greater patterns. For me, it’s the year of the network connections.

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

This Open Educational Resource is a concept that was identified and named by UNESCO in 2002 or 2003 [1]. Finally, in the LPSS, or Learning in Performance Support System, is analytics, competence and assessment , and this is essentially the application of artificial intelligence, and the pattern recognition to identify the ways in which a person can become competent at some skill or task, and the gap between where they are, and becoming competent.

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Long Live?

Tony Karrer

percent in 2003 and 70.58 percent of all training in 2003 to 6.39 Informal Learning After his questionable call on levels of instructor-led, classroom training in the future, Saul then tells us… More flawed than the analysis of the numbers is the proposition that formal classroom learning will be replaced by informal learning, which will primarily occur online through blogs and social computing tools. Network Learning? It helps share effective patterns.

What I'm Working On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. But if we look at the RSS network (which now comprises millions of feeds) and the OAI/DSpace network (which comprises millions of resources) we can see that something like this approach is successful. And the answer is: by the way the network is organized.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The absence of a formal code could be seen almost as a guarantee that if such cases did exist they would be swept under the carpet, left to others (probably the law) to sort out,” writes Sturges (2003). Pattern recognition, for example, is used for plagiarism detection Amigud,

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.