Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. They could also do it as comments on a blog. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. Being a network, they generally are a little harder for people to understand.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

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From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

She’s an author , runs a blog , has her own company , and generally looks to be more than successful in her career. Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal.

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

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.

Social Network Operating System

Tony Karrer

In the 2008 Horizon Report , they discuss various technology trends including. This is a good definition of what we need from an open layer that allows a transportable, open social graph that we can leverage across various applications. Blogs are both content and a social network.

LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought

Tony Karrer

If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. An individual's social network (online or offline) is divided into three groups: PANs = Potentially Active Network CANs = Currently Active Network FANs = Formerly Active Network I used to think of LinkedIn as containing exactly my CAN and FAN. This is more in line with what people call a LinkedIn LION (LinkedIn Open Networker).

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?

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. To do my review, I first looked at what I was writing about and what people were reading on my blog in 2008.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. Is the Future of Education (Techlearning blog) 11. Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 98.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. tools (their environment in particular had blogs, feeds, wikis, discussion boards, portals, and profiles), and to talk about some case studies of successes. Each of these can be accomplished well through social networking tools.

Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life

Tony Karrer

Just saw this report - Blogging Boosts Your Social Life - a rather limited study, but interesting reporting: Bloggers reported a greater sense of belonging to a group of like-minded people and feeling more confident they could rely on others for help. All respondents, whether or not they blogged, reported feeling less anxious, depressed and stressed after two months of online social networking.

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.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference. If you want to attend sign up and follow the conference blog: LearnTrends for on-going updates

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The best social networking tool

Euen Semple

I have always argued that blogs are the best way to establish and maintain networks of interesting people - way better than things like Facebook and Linkedin. Llia E0fimova has just published a great series of interviews with a bunch of blogger on how they use their blogs for networking. If you are interested in doing this too take a look

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0 Blogs with lots of colourful widgets ?

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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ).

2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

I’m closing the chapter on 2008 and gearing up for 2009 and beyond. We are in the midst of a great transition to an era of networks and service. Networks enable direct, static-free, one-to-one communication. Keynoted Learning Technologies 2008 in London. Community Tips for New Leaders (blog). Information spreading through network connections empowers workers to make decisions and take responsibility for them. Enterprise Twitter (blog).

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well. I find blogging personally beneficial to cause me to take time to reflect, and that’s one of the best investments you can make in effectiveness.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's the end of 2008, and while most people are predicting what will happen in 2009 , I look back at those who predicted 2008. As for e-learning, 2008 was a year in which very little actually occurred(even in gaming, the headline reads Old Standby Back On Top ). As Dave Cormier summarized , it was the year in which blogging declined, Wikipedia became old, people still didn't get it, and tentative experiments - MUVEs and MOOCs - showed only hints of what is to come.

Learners as customers

Jay Cross

Social networking sites account for more web traffic than news and information sites. Here’s the good news for learning professionals: people go to social sites to commune with others; that’s the vehicle for most learning in organizations.

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What Makes a Social Network Valuable? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

After Bitly’s fail

Doc Searls

See what friends are sharing across multiple social networks, all in one place. And they want to play the social game. At no time in the history of my blogging or tweeting have I ever uttered a single URL, let alone a shortened one.

Bridging Across Language Online | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

on 23 Oct 2008 at 2:23 am Another site that may help bridge the language barrier is: [link] They let you create a multilingual widget for your site (including Blogs, Social networks, eBay, etc.).

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools?

Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good

Jay Cross

Today’s successes are social networks built for one’s friends that just happened to prove viable as companies. This new web is about connecting with people and sharing things with them, things like video, news clips, restaurant reviews, photos, blogs. Some people believe the more we socialize online, the bigger the rift in the real-world social fabric.

Internet Time Blog » Harnessing social apps

Jay Cross

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

A corporate Twitter network could overcome some of these difficulties. For one thing, Twitter grows a self-organizing social network. When a question is thrown out to the network, people with time and energy can volunteer at answer. A corporate Twitter network puts power in the hands of the troops, and that’s threatening to an old-timey officer corps. Unlike blog posts that will live online forever, Twitter is written in disappearing ink.

The Therapy of Blogging While Showing Off Your Ideas Out in the Open

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days I haven’t had much of a chance to blog over here. I am continually looking at the prospect of writing away, as, you know, there is always time for blogging, right? In my 11 years of blogging itself I don’t think I have ever experienced the good well known writer’s block when putting together the next article. Is it still a blog? Should blogs have comments turned off by default and still be called a blog?

Working Socially

Harold Jarche

Why should I, as an OD/HR/L&D professional, concerned with the human aspects of organizations, have to understand social media and enterprise social networks? However, working in online social networks takes practice to be proficient. Social means human.

Internet Time Blog » Weak ties

Jay Cross

Blogging Advice - It's Good for You

Tony Karrer

Just saw this article - Blogging -- It's Good for You. I've added that link to one of the most bookmarked pages on this site: Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog Thanks to Donald Clark for pointing to this. Reminder that Blogging and Social Networking Boosts Your Social Life. Are we sure we don't want Mandatory Blogging

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Mar 17 2008 Help! I’ve altered the instructions here so we can do it right in the blog, but it will actually be done inside a Moodle installation.

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 28 2008 Musings on “community management&# Part 1 Published by Nancy White at 6:33 am under Uncategorized , online facilitation photo credit: CaseyLessard Chris Brogan has a great post today on online community management – a must read if you have or are considering an online community in your business or organization.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

Also examined in the report are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the industry. What are your top 3 trend predictions for 2008? What business goals have you set for 2008? What challenges do you expect 2008 to bring for the virtual worlds industry?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: More on the Evolution towards the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In our new world of social networks, blogs and the like, news travels fast online. Posted by: Steven Mandzik | January 12, 2008 at 07:48 PM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Firefox Can make even GMail Better

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « An Experiment, A Blog-a-thon and a Tip Jar | Main | A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates » July 14, 2008 Firefox Can make even GMail Better Now you know, I love me some Firefox - especially Firefox 3.