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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.

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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.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth Kanter

I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing Us.”

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Diversity can often be enhanced by connecting into spikes – geographic concentrations of talent – and by targeting “brokers” within social networks, creating a multiplier effect in terms of the number of participants that are potentially accessible.

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook is a pretty simple application with fairly standard social network functionality. Facebook has Your Audience One of the struggles with any social networking software is overcoming the hurdle of getting users to start using yet another social networking platform.

Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And then there was the company that we sat down with, oh in 2002 or 2003, and laid it all out - RSS, content syndication, social networks. Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts. It was running through my head just now, the work that we were doing here in Moncton to work on an e-learning cluster.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help

Ross Dawson

A study released last month confirms Mr Dawson’s theory, finding that contrary to popular myth, social networking can actually improve employee performance. While many companies soon reversed their hastily-enforced bans on Facebook back in 2007 and 2008, someone told me that their employer had just a few weeks ago rescinded their ban on Facebook. Social networks Social trends Technology trends

Social Network Portability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to the social-network-portability list, August 21, 2007. First, social network portability Not coincidentally the name of this list. Not an aggregation of all social networks in the world or anything like that. Think of a person's personal social network on, say, Facebook. Other social networks will roll this their own way. Because the idea here isn't so much to broadcast one's social network to the world.

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I've tried out several social network tools and have had a similar reaction.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. A purely virtual conference ( Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends) with amateur organizers, gorilla marketing through social networks, and a wiki for it's main page worked out pretty well.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

How habit limits the predictive power of intention: The case of information systems continuance,” MIS Quarterly (31:4), 2007, 705-737. engagement interlocutor leadership micro-blogging organization social networking habit learning microblogging social twitter

Harold Jarche » Hockey meets social networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSSAs background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below.

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Tony Karrer

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. or as Chris puts it : "to build a social network with its skin inside out". This aligns pretty well with my experience of Learning and Networking with a Blog. It appears to be heading in a good direction where you can have a distributed understanding of the social graph. Interesting to see the buzz around Diso.

italki - Social Network for Language Learning

Tony Karrer

There are other resources, but the use of a social network to find people who can help each other learn the language is a great idea. italki is an interesting website in the language learning space - which seems to be very busy these days. They provide the ability to connect with other learners who are trying to learn a language. People find each other using the site and then connect via chat, IM, voice/Skype, etc.

Yelp leaps into the underserviced consumer review space in Australia

Ross Dawson

As I’ve noted before, for example in this interview I did on SkyNews , the shift to more visible reputations is a major trend, with two of the more prominent participants in Australia Word Of Mouth Online (which has recently changed its name from Word Of Mouth On the Web), which was founded in 2007, and Customer Underground , which is a bit over a year old. Australia Business relationships Reputation Social media Social networks Web 2.0

New Hire Onboarding Blog or Social Network

Tony Karrer

or If they come into the company in waves, how about providing them a discussion group or better yet a social network tool that has good discussions as a means of communicating with each other and with coaches? Just wanted to through an idea at everyone that came up during several discussions today at DevLearn. How about asking select new hires to keep an inside the firewall blog as they begin their jobs at your company?

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking. He also pointed me to a Gartner quote: Enterprise social software will be the biggest new workplace technology success story of this decade.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Biggest challenges for 2007? I could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. I found several very high quality developers at several levels in 2007. This continues to be a challenge, but I'm way ahead of where I was starting 2007.

T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Tony O'Driscoll, Paula Ketter and I did a webcast for T+D - ASTD's publication today. Unfortunately, we ran into a few technical issues.

Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging

Tony Karrer

The more one you participate in blogs, discussions groups and other social networking tools, the more information there is about you in the world for anyone to access. The basic guidelines I have is not to put anything in my blog, on a social network, even when I register on a site (even when that site is supposed to keep the information private) that I wouldn't want to be public. I'm curious if anyone does believe that blogging, social networking, etc.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences | Main | On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection » October 15, 2007 Social networks and Organizational Governance This past July I spent a week at Imperial College in London, most of it working in the Innovation Group where I have an appointment as adjunct professor. We need to better harness the power of our 350K people networking.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Beyond the Ivory Tower | Main | The Golden Rule » March 19, 2007 GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook A couple of weeks ago we kicked off GIO 3.0

Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

In other words, in a world with Wikipedia, blogs, social networking, etc. - Knowledge Work - the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information as part of work processes that captures personal value, builds network, and collects appropriate feedback Would it be fair to say that we have a responsibility to build these skills in ourselves?

Informal Learning Blog » Bad advice on social networks. For a fee…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Blog :: Bad advice on social networks. For a fee…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The only real social networks are personal ones

Doc Searls

› The only real social networks are personal ones December 18, 2007 in Blogging , Future , Ideas , Past , VRM , problems | 65 comments Should Brands Join or Build Their Own Social Network? First, I’m not sure a “brand&# can get social at all.

Doc Searls Weblog · InyourFacebook

Doc Searls

I kinda like my social networks to happen in the wide open marketspaces. Anderson on September 25, 2007 at 5:32 pm You mean, in the wide open where there is no fence? James Galvin » Interesting Links September 21 to September 24 on September 27, 2007 at 3:02 am [.]

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog winners announced!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Huh? » December 10, 2007 2007 edublog winners announced! Congrats to all the 2007 edublog award winners.you can find the whole list here.

SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

Blogging to Peak in 2007?

Tony Karrer

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. By end of 2007, will those educators who would ever dabble in blogging have dabbled? 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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?) wisdom

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Alternative and Activist Search Engines | Main | If there are Digital Natives does that mean there is no Digital Ellis Island? » June 22, 2007 Avanoo.a

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « msnbc is predicting the news? » December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote!

Do You Sociate? » “Exhaust data” cite in the Economist

Jerry Michalski

Harold Jarche » Do we need a public alternative to Facebook?

Harold Jarche

Doc Searls Weblog · Feh’s book

Doc Searls

4 comments Comments feed for this article Trackback link: [link] Facebook Just Ain’t For Business, Get Over It (Business Needs Social Networking in Context)| Zoli’s Blog on October 15, 2007 at 1:18 pm [.]