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After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. Facebook, with its 900 million users, valuation of around $100 billion, and the bulk of its business in traditional display advertising, is now at the heart of the heart of the fallacy.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees. This was the first SharePoint conference since the Fall of 2009.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Well, I am afraid Alan is right, although I wouldn’t call it a prediction for 2012, but more a reality of today, 2011: the current state with all things social. Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011.

Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help

Ross Dawson

billion of worker productivity is lost to playing Angry Birds. today that workers already do a number of things that are not considered productive – like going to the bathroom or talking to colleagues without any actual loss in productivity. The fact someone is spending time playing a game or browsing doesn’t mean a productivity loss,” Mr Dawson said. “It’s The fallacy that humans can be consistently productive at knowledge work for 8 hours is not helpful.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

  See this 2011 infographic on The Overworked American.   The result is that, especially here in Silicon Valley, the notion of work-life balance is pure fiction most of the time (Sheryl Sandberg may go home at 530 every day, but the folks at Facebook did an all-night hack-a-thon right before the IPO.  Note I am not blaming the leaders at Google, Facebook, or the other firms that expect very long hours out of their people. 

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Virtual collaboration: ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team. [link].

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

For developed countries there is the potential of some roles shifting overseas but also upskilling and increased productivity, while some developing countries are being transformed by their participation in the emerging global talent economy.

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. In Google Plus we don’t facebook, nor tweet , we just basically share.

Losing interest in social media: there is no there there

George Siemens

After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore. I spent a few weeks of responding to G+ friend requests, trying to engage with a few people, posting a few random links, all the while trying to upkeep (occasionally) Twitter and (almost never) Facebook. What has Twitter and Facebook done for me? Put another way, Twitter/Facebook/G+ are secondary media.

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

It’s an impressive product, defined by Google’s typical clean interface. In fact, Elgg was far enough ahead of both Facebook and Google that only this year – with Facebook’s Groups and Google’s Circles – have popular SNS offerings caught up with what has been central to ELgg for several years. “I’m gsiemens on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook gets this. I’ve been playing around with Google+.

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Luis Suarez

Like if I would delete my Facebook account would that mean I am less social now and may have lost my social mojo? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds

Luis Suarez

If you take a look into some of the most popular social networking tools within the Social Web, hardly any of them provide full support for real-time, online interactions; with today’s Facebook announcement we may have the first exception.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Perhaps a competitor of Zite, Summify takes content, streams and data from the social web (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and distills it into a summary of the top five or ten most important stories for the day. Where they take this product is anyone’s guess.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The second time at a conference (or at a venue) is always more productive than the first. Time spent at the airport is just as productive as time spent at home, so it's really silly to delay departure to the last minute in order to have more time at home.

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The race to platform education

George Siemens

As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. But a critical concept is expressed about mid-way through the post: Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product. So Facebook is different for everyone.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

In addition to e-learning, Talkwheel helps enterprises improve productivity and communication both internally and externally and allows users to organize their social and professional networks in an effective manner.

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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed. We had more than 425 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Control systems become counter-productive. That includes the company’s executive board and goes as far as putting up senior execs for online Q&As through Twitter and on the corporate Facebook page. Appear in the places that seem productive or interesting or challenging or fun.

Resolving the Trust Paradox

John Hagel

Now the trust becomes much more general and personal – is this a person who can be trusted to respond appropriately to unexpected challenges and mobilize the personal and institutional resources required to come up with productive solutions even when the questions have never been seen before and require reaching far beyond the domain in question for answers.

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A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

Here’s how the situation looks from my browser… I have 840 contacts on Facebook. If you’re on that list and want to contact me, find another way, since I avoid Facebook for all but the unavoidable (such as, say, a reunion that’s being organized by relatives).

Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Luis Suarez

Some times it was the 140 characters limitations, or the private nature of the SNS (For family and friends, like Facebook), or the aggressive terms of service from a variety of social tools where you no longer retain the copyright of what you share.

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

world, and followed by some of the most popular social networking sites at the moment today: like Facebook. It started with Google, back in the day, and we are seeing it quite a bit as well with Facebook, amongst several others, lately.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

It wasn’t in 2007 and it won’t be in 2011, nor in 2015! Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Go and have a read of his explanation of why corporate blogging still has got a place today, in 2011.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Preface to the new.

Steve Denning

» January 28, 2011 Read the preface to the new edition of The Leaders Guide to Storytelling Here's the new cover for the Second Edition of The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative.

Are we addicted to the notification of notifications?

Dan Pontefract

Basex, a research firm based in America published a report in 2005 entitled, The Cost of Not Paying Attention: How Interruptions Impact Knowledge Workers Productivity. hours of productivity every day due to interruptions and distractions. Picture this for a minute.

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

What social media analytics should we pay attention to? And the nuts and bolts questions like, “Given all the Facebook changes , what do I need to understand about the new Facebook metrics and the Insights analytics program?”

Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Luis Suarez

They call us internauts, bloggers, twitterers, facebookers, social networkers, freaks, you name it. IBM Knowledge Management Knowledge Snippets Life Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

It is case by case as to whether social tools such as Facebook or Twitter should be banned or enabled, depending on its relevance to the job being performed – in many cases they do support value creation.

Empire Avenue Helps Teach Social Media Engagement

Kevin Wheeler

That value is based on two factors: how many people have bought shares in you and on your level of participation and engagement in various social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and You Tube. I look at this as a useful recruiting tool, an educational product, and a fun experience.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Modules for facebook like and Disqus comments. PressSmart Suite of products for newspapers, including ePortal and emobile. Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules.

What if Flickr fails?

Doc Searls

That’s a lot of scratch, but does that alone justify the kinds of valuations that Facebook and Google are getting these days? A case can be made, but that case is a lot weaker if Facebook and Google remain mostly in the advertising business.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

The first problem is that it sees the future being built by big companies: Ericsson, IBM, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft and Qualcomm. We don’t need the “Facebook&# of anything besides Facebook. I’ll admit the “Facebook of things” comment points to a strategy.

The power of an hourly beep | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). October 24th, 2011. But these one-minute-an-hour interruptions are productive interruptions. Browse Similar Posts: Personal Productivity , Self-management. Jeremiah Stanghini on October 24, 2011. Terry Heick on October 24, 2011.

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