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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. This was also 7 minutes DOWN from the figures from April 2010.

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.

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.

Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative

John Hagel

  Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network.  We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them.   The Social Network is full of inaccuracies according to those who are close to the personalities and the companies. I don’t think it is accidental that the movie is called “The Social Network”. 

Social networked learning: research seminar

George Siemens

In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. The event offered a great opportunity for sharing research and engaging in discussions around the future role of social networked learning. This year, we (TEKRI: Terry Anderson, Jon Dron, and I) are excited to announce the second version of this research seminar: Social Networks and Learning 2011.

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

Continuing my sequence of top posts from this year, today I have selected the 10 most popular and interesting posts on social media I've written this year. Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Social search will drive value.

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

SmartCompany recently featured an excellent article on The next 10 social media trends , which received considerable attention and was syndicated through a number of other outlets. I was quoted in the article talking about social shopping and mini-blogs.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The most important implication of the rise of social media is that companies will increasingly diverge in how they communicate internally.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. The ‘social intranet’ vision is going to bust out soon, in my opinion.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

What we knew as media has exploded far beyond its traditional boundaries to encompass most social activity, how organizations function, and indeed the creation of almost all economic value. 2.Every business and social activity is a form of media. ORGANIZATIONS TO NETWORKS.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting.

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

As it happened, almost by accident, I saw the movie, The Social Network, last night. Looking at the movie, The Social Network , the answer would be a resounding no.

2010

Jay Cross

Take advantage of convergence of informal learning and social networks. The Big Question. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? Make the case for learnscapes in HBR, CIO, other management arenas. Become a tip-top webinar leader and public speaker.

Six steps to success in a world driven by cloud computing

Ross Dawson

Social networks I recently gave the keynote for an event series on cloud computing run by Telstra Business across five Australian cities. My keynote was followed by a presentation by Telstra's Chief Technology Officer Hugh Bradlow. In the current issue of Telstra's customer magazine Business Insights the feature article is based on Hugh and myself. The article is here, with the full text of my quoted 'Six Steps to Success' is below.

The Social Network: Disappointing

David Weinberger

I’m a big fan of Aaron Sorkin, but I saw The Social Network last night and was quite disappointed. The movie shows Mark Zuckerberg as affectless, arrogant, and without empathy or social graces. Forget the cheap irony that was probably the original motivation for the movie: Oooh, the guy who invented the world-changing social networking site is not social.)

Location and social networking

George Siemens

Location is the hot topic in social networking. With FourSquare and Gowalla as early leaders (Facebook will respond shortly), location-based social networks are the next logical progression in social media. The concept is simple: you “check in&# to physical locations on your mobile phone and let your social network know where you are located. In a learning context, location-based social networking could be quite valuable.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. D 27 July 2010 00:34 rickladd.com said.

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

It’s our network. My Network is indeed my Net Worth. My Network is indeed my Net Worth because without Jon (and countless others) I’m not growing as a person. social learning social networking jon husband marshall mcluhan

Decentralized social networks

George Siemens

Diaspora is a concept at this stage, but is based on these important concepts (from the video): “We don’t need to hand our messages [and relationships] to a hub. We can talk directly to each other&# …&# Sharing and privacy are not mutually exclusive&#. Good points, but the big lesson of Facebook (and other projects that centralized previously decentralized functionality – i.e. Microsoft Office) is that ease of use trumps all, including privacy and ideals

Moving social networked learning forward

George Siemens

The Landing is a social network (based on Elgg) that we’ve deployed to increase social connectedness at Athabasca. I’ve posted a few thoughts on what needs to be done to move social networked learning forward I’ve mentioned Athabasca University’s Landing previously.

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

bduperrin “The more social you are you [the] more opportunities you get, the more busy you are, the less social you become.”. not synched with networked work”. Social capital” too. Networks. reactorcontrol “Tim Berners-Lee describes social networks as “vertical silos”, because they are not interoperable. charlesjennings “ROI on social learning? Tweet I found many quotes this past year, especially via Twitter.

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Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. Social media is primarily for sourcing and communication, not for selling or closing a candidate.

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The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 6 July 2010 The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything Social CRM: pleonasm or tautology? Now we have Social CRM , or at least we are about to have it. The Social Competitor, nicking great clients and opportunities?

Data: What the Fortune Global 100 are doing (and not doing) on social media

Ross Dawson

A recent study from Burson-Marsteller looks in depth at what the Fortune Global 100 are currently doing on social media. Burson-Marsteller Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 from Burson-Marsteller. Corporate participation in social media is high though not yet pervasive, with 82% of the companies on Twitter (compared to 65% in 2010), 74% on Facebook (up from 54%), and 79% on YouTube (up from 50%). * Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Automated and Outsourced

Harold Jarche

But our schooling and training systems are backward-looking systems, based on what has worked in the past, and don’t help to develop the new skills necessary for the networked workplace. Banning access to online social networks at work.

11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Networked or Not? Many dive headlong into a world of always-on connection, open social networks, and oversharing. Social News Curation. Crowdsourcing Future of business Future of humanity Social media Social trends Technology trends 2011 future trends zeitgeist

Research Seminar: Social Networks and Learning

George Siemens

We’re only about a month away from the TEKRI-hosted doctoral seminar on Social Networks and Learning. We have a great list of presenters and research students lined up. If you’re interested in attending, registration is open. And, if you’d like to share with friends/colleagues, an event poster is also available (.pdf). Terry Anderson has a bit more info on the event

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

Users that exhibit a following or expertise in a specific social trend or entertainment topic can gain curator status, which gives them access to an array of tools for facilitating content discovery and leading fans of a specific subculture. Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Call for Papers: Connectivism – social networked learning

George Siemens

I’m looking forward to this special issue of IRRODL on connectivism – social networked learning. A call for papers has been initiated. This will provide a good opportunity for supporters and critics of the theory to advance their views and research. After the call went out, I received a tweet from George Veletsianos about a post he made in 2008 calling for an IRRODL issue on connectivism. Guess he’s a bit ahead of the times

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

It is within this context that one has to consider the business value of social networks, and their impact in helping people better connect with each other, and build sustaining relationships that enhance knowledge flows and innovation. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity. It’s not the size of your network that matters but how you engage folks of diverse opinion & practice – Neighbor Networks.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Social SharePoint 2010, eRoom/Documentum. Social Mentoring/ coaching. Social Websites? Social Books? Social Collaborative projects. Social Wikis. Social Blogs (written/ video). Social Micro-blogging. Social Social bookmarking, ranking/rating/tagging.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. Social Network Theory, particularly Mark Granovetter’s 1973 paper “ The Strength of Weak Ties “ James MacGregor Burns’s ideas on leadership as collaboration, developed during the 1970s. “Should this movement be called ‘Social Business’ or Enterprise 2.0?’&#

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.

Social computing in knowledge-intensive workplaces

Harold Jarche

Ross Dawson discusses a Gartner report on social software, looking at some particular forecasts for the next three to five years out: 20% of businesses using social media instead of e-mail by 2014. 20% of businesses will use social network analysis by 2015. 70-95% of IT dominated social media initiatives will fail through to 2012. I’ve highlighted the last point because it’s time to look at social media as a connecting force in the enterprise.

Sharing tacit knowledge

Harold Jarche

Global networks have made all of our work, and all of our problems, interconnected. This is the great potential of web social media. Social networking supports emergent work practices. The true value of social networking is in sharing tacit knowledge.

A day with Dave Snowden

Jay Cross

A system is any network that has coherence. Social network stimulation. Dave Snowden is a compelling storyteller, mad genius, and irascible Welshman who has pioneered the mash-up of complexity theory and management practice.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions.

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The boundaries of crowdsourcing and how it relates to open innovation

Ross Dawson

The very high uptake of social networks in Turkey shows both familiarity with online tools, and a propensity to share. Crowdsourcing Global economy Social mediaI was recently asked to do an interview for the Turkish version of CNBC eBusiness magazine on crowdsourcing. I'm not sure whether the article will appear online - I'll share it if so.