Remote Sex: the perfect Valentine’s Day present

Ross Dawson

I did many Valentine’s Day interviews back in 2003 and 2004, talking about proximity dating , one way in which technology is changing how we connect romantically. Our online magazine explores this fascinating aspect of the intersection of technology and society. The rise of our connected world has implications that reach into almost every aspect of our lives.

An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life.

Bob Sutton

Erving Goffman: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. As regular readers of Work Matters know, since I published The No Asshole Rule in 2007 (or really, since I published a short essay on the rule  in Harvard Business Review in 2004) I have since been deluged with stories about certified assholes of every stripe. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe.

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AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

annual growth rate sustained from 1995 to 2004… What’s more, real median income has stagnated since the late 1990s and non-economic measures of well-being, like life expectancy, have fallen for some groups.”.

PKM Workshop 2013

Harold Jarche

My own journey with personal knowledge management began in 2004. I recently wrote why PKM is important , and below is a presentation that visually covers even more reasons. There are a few ways to develop skills to be an effective sharer of knowledge in a networked enterprise.

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Please tell me about your PKM

Harold Jarche

Jon and his wirearchy framework have been an integral part of my views on the network era workplace since 2004. Showing how we learn, or manage our knowledge personally, keeps us focused on the present.

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Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

View more presentations from Ross Mayfield. Facebook (which was launched in 2004) was different than MySpace (thank Heaven), Twitter (2006) was different than Facebook, and G+ (2011) is different than either.

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

From there, Friendster was founded in 2002, LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, and Facebook in 2004. In February 2004, the same month that Facebook launched, I gave a presentation on The Rise of Social Networking Technologies (incidentally the second presentation ever at the Innovation Bay network). Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users.

mediated relatedness

Harold Jarche

I gave a presentation on ‘Understanding Media for Learner Engagement’ to the UNL Extension network yesterday.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Connectivism was presented as a theory that described how learning happened in networks, complex ambiguous information spaces, digital environments, and the increased opportunities of the participative web.

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'll leave discussion of the second point until later. # # # @jonathanbishop I would be more inclined to say that Etienne Wenger was drawing some the same foundational concepts as George Siemens and I, though I was aware of Wenger's work as far bacl as 2004 (you can hear me mispronounce his name through this entire presentation , the first I ever recorded, from 2004 ) The ideas of connectivism, communities of practice, etc.,

The race to platform education

George Siemens

I guess that’s why Facebook is now bigger than the web was in 2004. When I was at the Strata conference in February, I was surprised at who wasn’t there in any substantial way – Yahoo, Google, Microsoft (they did present on Azure, but their presence was minimal). Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation.

Transparency is the new objectivity

David Weinberger

That’s what I meant when, during a bloggers press conference at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, I asked Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Walter Mears whom he was supporting for president. Transparency gives the reader information by which she can undo some of the unintended effects of the ever-present biases. Objectivity used be presented as a stopping point for belief: If the source is objective and well-informed, you have sufficient reason to believe.

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The postmortem portraits of Phineas Gage

Mind Hacks

His story has been better told elsewhere but the interest has not died – studies on Gage’s injury have continued to the present day. A new artform has emerged – the post-mortem neuroportrait. Its finest subject, Phineas Gage.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning


As a term, “micro-learning” has been around since about 2004, when it was put forward in a PhD thesis by Gerhard Gassler. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning.

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To This was practical for presentations, papers, proposals, and responding to questions.

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Connectivism: Special IRRODL issue

George Siemens

In 2004, connectivism was presented as a new theory of learning that addresses learning in complex, social, networked environments. Sometime last year, Grainne Conole and I managed to convince Terry Anderson to issue a call for papers for a special IRRODL issue on connectivism.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). That often made the tone more conversational and lowered the demand that one present the final word on some topic. I was among the 30 bloggers given press credentials at the 2004 2005 Democratic National Convention — which was seen as a milestone in the course of blogging’s short history — and attended the press conference for bloggers put on by the DNC.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

from 2004 to 2009 SAP revenue grew 42.7% from 2004 to 2009 Oracle revenue grew 128.4% from 2004 to 2009 So, absolutely incomparable : IBM hardly moved, SAP stayed above inflation level, and Oracle more than doubled its revenue. over 2004 to 2009 SAP has an average R&D% of 13.9%

Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

Steve Denning

Work is presented to the client or customer proxy at the end of the process of iterations, so that the team doing the work can experience the reaction. Addison-Wesley, 2004. [3] Addison-Wesley, 2004. [6] Addison-Wesley, 2004.


David Weinberger

I watched Atkinson’s presentation as a PR/marketing guy at a software company, and as an early user of the initial Mac (although my personal machines were CP/M, MS-DOS, and then Windows). As a PR guy, I was awestruck by the skill of the presentation.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At IBM I was VP of Innovation and Strategy from 2004 until my retirement in May of 2007. In the end, innovation is a journey from the past and present into an unknown future, - a highly complex journey that we are all a part of.

Meaning and truth

Dave Snowden

The term has become a neologism to describe the deliberate telling of a lie to damage someone, arising from the smear campaign against Kerry in the 2004 Presidential elections. However the use of the technique during formal presentations could be useful, especially if points lead to prizes.

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Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Goldberg (2004) L1 - mothers (% of tokens) proportional to children (% of tokens). Take their present system and mold it to a new context. This is a summary of a talk by Diane Larsen-Freeman at TESL 2015. It was a treat to listen to. Errors and omissions are entirely my own.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2004). A meta-analysis on the effects of computer-presented feedback on learning from computer-based instruction. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. There are many non-research articles cites, with a particular preference toward foundations, consultants, a few blogs and news and magazine articles.

Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Siemens, 2004) What, then, would promote learner efficacy even in chaotic or noisy environments? But this is exactly what we face when we attempt to extend our learning from the eternal present and into the vanishing past or future. 2004, December 12). There are two types of MOOCs. On the one hand, there is the xMOOC - this is a formal course created in a site like Coursera or EdX.

Is Connectivism a Broad Family of Ideas?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So we are presented with two choices: either connectivism is a "broad family of ideas" or it is a "single cohesive theory of learning." If I were the one presenting Downes''s theory then it would not matter so much as it would just be one voice among many, but his name is often associated with George as one of the theory''s central authorities so his perspective matters more than mine.

Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

Jay Cross

More information has been created in the three days I have been in Delhi than in the sweep of human history from the dawn of civilization until 2004. And I tend to live in 2016, not the present. A synopsis of my remarks to Emerging Directions in Global Education 2011, Delhi, India.

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Doc Searls

Saw Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold yesterday*. Super Size Me , Spurlock’s hit from 2004, made almost that much on its opening day in May of that year, and passed $11.5 Morgan Spurlock is brilliant in the way he is both respectful and gently mocking of all points of view toward the movie’s subject: product placement in movies. That’s why I prefer Spurlock ‘s movies to Michael Moore ‘s movies.

My Watershed Moments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On a trip through Australia in 2004, for example, I was inspired by Olegas Truchanas in Strahan , to think of teaching as stewardship and by the Aboriginal cave drawings in Kakadu to understand that we read the world. That learning isn't saying the right thing or presenting the right content.

Site Redesign

Harold Jarche March 2004. This past week, Chris Mackay at Tantramar Interactive has been advising me on how to present a more professional website. If this site is popular, it is because of the content, not the design.

Letter from the mental states of America

Mind Hacks

Alistair Cooke presented the longest running radio show in history. Despite the massive ‘psychologisation’ of society during the years Cooke was broadcasting, from 1946 to 2004 no less, Cooke rarely addressed matters of the mind and brain directly.

Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four

Martijn Linssen

I went through every annual report from 2004 till 2010, 2010 not being available for every company yet, and took revenue and operating income or operating profit. Presentation and content hardly ever go along 2010-2020: The Great Divide Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please?

Free-agents and enlightened despots

Harold Jarche

Tweet A recent NYT article on The Auteur vs. The Committee compares Apple and Google, describing Steve Jobs as an “auteur&# : Two years ago, the technology blogger John Gruber presented a talk , “The Auteur Theory of Design,” at the Macworld Expo. As I wrote in 2004 - I’ve heard and discussed the film crew metaphor many times over the past five or so years.

Why doesn’t management advance?

Steve Denning

Teams and the human factor” are presented as “the big new thing”, when the idea has been around for close to a century. Thus when my own article, “Telling Tales”, was published HBR in May 2004, it was also shorn of any reference of prior writing on the subject, mine or anyone else’s.) It is the house style of presenting ideas as though they have a virgin birth. In amongst all the many the enthusiastic comments and twitterings about my article, Shhhh!

Reinventing Management: Part 5: From value to values

Steve Denning

Trust, honesty, diversity, and caring for the environment are obviously important and have also been present in traditional management.

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

back in 2004, he was a humble software engineer from Salt Lake City. One of his books, Maphead , digs into the world of maps and map enthusiasts, looking at the past, present, and future of maps as a fundamental part of human experience.

A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tom himself made such a transition when in 2004 he left his position as the Silicon Valley reporter for the Financial Times to found Silicon Valley Watcher , one of the first journalists to leave a position with a major newspapers to make a living as a journalist blogger. In my own case, I have transitioned from being an executive working full time at IBM to my present position as a self-employed professional associated with a variety of institutions.

Business Problems, Trust and Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The scandal has already derailed their planned takeover of British Sky Broadcasting , led to the shutdown of News of the World , caused the resignation of a number of senior executives and the arrest of a few present and former News Corp employees. The result was the present IBM Values : Dedication to every client's success; Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world; and, Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. This presentation is mine and ifyou want to share it with people, go ahead and share it.

Dated best practices

Jay Cross

This appeared on SRI-Business Consulting’s Learning on Demand page in April 2004. assembly line” of high-impact presentations by subject-matter. ELEARNING BEST PRACTICES SUMMARY. Nine years later, I find that I disagree with or question most of the Best Practices.