The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

Multiple Social Networks

Tony Karrer

Luis Suarez and Dennis McDonald have posted about the issues with the large number of social networking sites: Your Single Social Network - ClaimID and Identity 2.0 Is There Such a Thing as "Social Networking Fatigue"? In these posts they discuss the fact that with as many social networking sites (and I would add other kinds of Web 2.0

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. 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.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Economics of Attention

John Hagel

We can try to understand larger chains, networks, or loopings of attention, as it passes, say from person to person. Read More] Tracked on December 07, 2006 at 01:06 AM » Attention. Cheers, Rajan Posted by: Rajan | December 18, 2006 at 10:15 AM Wow.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Halloween Goblins

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on October 31, 2006 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Halloween Goblins : » Data, Data Everywhere, but What the Heck Does It Mean?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Peace and Entrepreneurship

John Hagel

for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. It fosters social networks in remote villages that take on a lot of the administration and monitoring costs that banks traditionally assumed.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

Unfortunately, this term has been so broadly used that it encompasses everything from a one-off licensing deal to massive networks of participants collaborating on innovation initiatives. Read More] Tracked on May 05, 2006 at 05:31 AM » Accelerated change threatens eLearning ROI.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Over the past couple of months, this theme has received a lot more attention, prompted in large part by the writings of Dion Hinchcliffe and by the discussions at two industry gatherings – SPARK/ MIX 06 and Software 2006. is distinctive in the social dimension that it explicitly addresses.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We also hope that in the collaborative spirit of social networking, others will contribute additional materials that will enrich the case study and make it even more valuable as a learning tool.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring and Healthcare

John Hagel

subscription required) which appeared in the March/April 2006 issue of Foreign Affairs. This is where that New York Times article on October 15, 2006 comes in. Posted by: neelakantan | October 23, 2006 at 10:10 PM 1. The technique is value network analysis.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Doc Searls and The Intention Economy

John Hagel

Part of it can be realized through friends and various forms of social software that expose customers to the interests and preferences of a much broader range of people.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Joga.com and the Return of Community

John Hagel

For evidence, one need only look at Joga.com , a joint initiative sponsored by Nike and Google (for more information, see the Business Week article “Nike, Google Kick Off Social-Networking Site” ). and Adidas signed up as official sponsors for the FIFA World Cup 2006.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Long Tail and the Structure of the Media Industry

John Hagel

What about the efforts of major portals and search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN to carve out major long tail aggregation plays of their own, not to mention the budding efforts of wireless network portals to aggregate wireless content?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

In some cases, like certain entrepreneurial companies in China, it is built upon a breakthrough management innovation – global process network management. Posted by: Tom Simon | April 13, 2006 at 09:04 AM Hagel great thoughts!!!

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Paying Attention

John Hagel

If we cannot build deep and sustaining networks of attention (in other words, networks of relationships), we will find it more and more difficult to remain relevant and productive.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: ABC and the Future of Media

John Hagel

Rebundling is where value capture will happen - at communities, reconstructors, markets, networks - that direct peoples attention to individualized casts. It will have lots of potentially painful implications in areas like syndication and network/station relationships.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Jane Jacobs and Cities

John Hagel

Jacobs was an extraordinarily insightful writer who anticipated many of the themes that have become foundations for contemporary social analysis – complex adaptive systems, emergence, social capital and social networks, just to name a few.

Harold Jarche » Open Source – you get what you pay for

Harold Jarche

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Irving in (a Virtual World) Wonderland

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges | Main | Innovation Meeting in Mexico » November 06, 2006 Irving in (a Virtual World) Wonderland I recently joined Second Life (SL) , which describes itself as "a 3D online digital world imagined, created and owned by its residents." Posted by: David | November 06, 2006 at 02:06 AM Hi, Irving, welcome to Second Life!

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « An Unusual Meeting | Main | Learning without Barriers » November 27, 2006 The Soul of a Business – People, Culture and Brand What is a business? These companies are becoming even less concrete, as once vertically integrated enterprises disaggregate into business webs , or open, virtual enterprises to do business more effectively in a highly networked world. Posted by: Hans Suter | November 27, 2006 at 12:59 AM Culture is a difficult problem.

stevenberlinjohnson.com:

Steven Berlin Johnson

March 06, 2006 in Television | Permalink Comments Leaving the economics aside for a moment, shat I found really great about last night's Oscars was that the year that Crash won for best pic, Robert Altman won the lifetime achievement award. Posted by: Michael Sippey | March 06, 2006 at 05:58 PM Wow, that's a lousy typo in the first line. But that’s a different blog… Posted by: Andrew Heller | March 06, 2006 at 07:43 PM Syriana had zero flashing arrows.

stevenberlinjohnson.com:

Steven Berlin Johnson

March 04, 2006 in Cities | Permalink Comments Wow, can't imagine where in the Marina you are, could you be just south in Playa del Rey? Posted by: jeff | March 04, 2006 at 11:59 AM this one sprked a slightly insane state of pop culture and Posted by: chy | March 05, 2006 at 05:14 PM Steven, as an L.A. Posted by: Ryan | March 05, 2006 at 09:40 PM First let me give you a wave neighbor. stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | » So Im in L.A.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Ghost Map

Steven Berlin Johnson

April 04, 2006 in Cities | Permalink Comments Steven, If you would like to spend a few days in San Francisco early in May with a lot of people who are thinking deeply about Networks, visualizations, and other related topics, I'd like to invite you to MeshForum 2006 which I am organizing May 7-9 in San Francisco. Our themes this year are understanding social networks (especially very large scale ones) and visualization and visual thinking.

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Tumbleweeds

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That said, I have seen and taken part in thousands of communities and other web services over the years, from MUDs to mailing lists to discussion boards to websites and social networks. Network - the 'means to collaborate' element becomes what I have described as the 'network'.

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Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

Tony Karrer

In fact, many of us have all created our own Personal Learning Environment by cobbling together using a variety of tools (RSS Reader, Bookmarking, Social Networking, Desktop Search, Web Search, Personal Learning Blog, To Do Lists).

Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog

Tony Karrer

Updates recent studies show additional reasons: Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. This is the difference represented in the shift from traditional classroom based learning and network learning. Blogging is great for forming networks based on weak social ties." Blogging -- It's Good for You.

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

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. But Facebook was one of the early social networking pioneers, and as a consequence, no one originally knew what the hell they were doing with their actual social network procurement.

Ultimate Knowledge Bank?

Tony Karrer

I was just talking about how with Blogs, Wikis and Social Networks, we were on the path to trying to make it easy to have content get created as part of work and have it available to others in controlled ways. I said at the time that what we needed was something that would record everything we did or thought.

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Impact of a World of Loosely Connected Individual Relationships?

Tony Karrer

Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective) - where I discussed how my use of Web 2.0 tools were forming a network of individual relationships, today I ran across a post by Dave Pollard - Social Networking in Business: An Update where he lists out a series of tools that create links between people much as I was discussing. After posting yesterday eLearning Technology: Web 2.0

Brandon Hall Network - Nicely Done?

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - The Brandon Hall Network - nicely done who said: The functionality set looks good. So congrats on a nicely designed, functional network! Maybe I'm in a grumpy mood because Brandon Hall got rid of their Yahoo Discussion Groups to provide this network. The network UI is hardly "nicely design and functional." Part of my reservation is that it is yet another social networking tool and a blogging tool.

What's The Number for Tech Support?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This 'functionalist' perspective has been instantiated in a number of neural network models of different brain areas, including posterior (perceptual) neocortex, hippocampus, and the prefrontal cortex/basal ganglia system. A distributed representation is one in which meaning is not captured by a single symbolic unit, but rather arises from the interaction of a set of units, normally in a network of some sort." Virtually all networks are chaotic systems.

Blogging to Peak in 2007?

Tony Karrer

Social networking hasn't really got to the professional, over-25 crowd. There are too many different networks out there that haven't yet adopted. social computing. I received a great set of questions via email over the weekend roughly coming out of a two articles: Gartner: Blogging to peak in 2007 , By Some Measures, Blogging May Be Peaking. The questions: Do you feel that Gartner's prediction will apply to educators in general?

Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective)

Tony Karrer

Traditional online community mechanisms (email lists, groups) are joined by a wide variety of publishing mechanisms (blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc.) This forms a big network of people linked first through content and eventually directly (in person or via social networking). Nancy raises the question of the fact that traditional online communities were bounded by the tool and the new big network is not contained within the tool.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Practical Suggestions: Web 2.0 Time Spent on Blogging Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes) eLearning Trends eLearning Trends Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Disruptive Changes in Learning Incredibly Cool!

The Power of Myspace and the 'Myspace Generation'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That is, a person's online presence would not be site-based, as it is with any of these social networking services, but would be access based. It also means that a person's network of connections can extend across the internet, not mattering at all on which service they use. Hence, if a person uses service A as a webtop, they can still include their friend in their network, even if that friend uses service B. It also opens up many more networking possibilities.

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LCB's Big Question - Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging?

Tony Karrer

Brandon Hall Closes Free Yahoo Discussion Groups In case you hadn't seen this, Brandon Hall has decided to stop moderating and to close their Yahoo Groups discussion groups and BH is starting an eventually paid social networking service. Over on LCB , The Big Question for October has been posted: Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging? This is an interesting question and it's quite timely given recent occurrences.

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.

Identity Networks Are Here

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You may not have noticed it, but identity networks arrived last week, and the great land rush for identity consumers has begun. As of right now, there are three major entities who have entered the identity network space. Filling in the forms (which essentially amounts to giving them my life story) makes me a member of the Professional Network. Typepad and the Professional Network use Typekey. At first glance, PA looks just like any other social network.

Adults and MySpace (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This would include message boards, Yahoo and Google groups, Usenet, web hosting sites (such as Geocities), blogging sites (such as Blogger and LiveJournal), and other social networks. People who exploit, molest, or otherwise abuse kids, whether online or offline, should be dealt with by society as predators, because they are a social danger.