Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Greg Lowe (@Greg2dot0) December 27, 2011. This is what I mean with the state of the Social Web.

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? LinkedIn reached 100 million users in March. As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. It consistently grew in size and user value over the years, however now that everyone is piling on to the LinkedIn bandwagon, the value of LinkedIn personal connections and networks are decreasing at what seems like an accelerating pace.

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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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Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users. On the occasion LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman sent out an email to the first 100,000 users thanking them for being early adopters. You can look it up yourself in your LinkedIn profile URL; it is the number after “id=”. While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. LinkedIn seemed to me to be one of the most promising newcomers.

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

As many others have expressed, it is very frustrating to be delayed several months into the hottest new social space because we are more dedicated Google users than others. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc.

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

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? 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.

LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

In 2011 I wrote about The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections. Commenters on my post as well as LinkedIn’s local PR company let me know that you could in fact do that. I and many others get deluged with LinkedIn requests.

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.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence. In developing the service and discussing it with VCs, we have always seen the most obvious latent competitors in the reputation measurement space as Google and LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s recommendation service is a long way from a true reputation service, but it provides a foundation for building one.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Get going with social media.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

One of the key leadership qualities that should be demonstrated by leaders in 2011 and beyond is collaboration. Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”.

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

The article says: Social media strategist Ross Dawson says it is inevitable that more sites such as Firm Spy will spring up and organisations need to decide how they will deal with cristicim that can be from anonymous sources, or through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups.

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global Study” The first survey and research report was based on results from 2011.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

What is different though, for many Millenials – as well as (indeed) for many other older workers – is that they now have quick and easy access to a much wider group of friends and colleagues through their online social networks, who they can call on for help. Tweet.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Working together in a proactive manner to tackle objectives, goals and actions through transparent and social ways, cemented by collaboration and collaborative-based technologies is the ‘ new black’ I am, however, somewhat disturbed by a recent find in the Web 2.0

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

Social networks&# are getting out of control. The cow is just one of our many social networks. I have 480 contacts on Linkedin , most of which I know about as well as my contacts on Facebook. This, however, is not a social effect.

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. And no longer just a social networking activity per se, necessarily, on its own.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. From replaceable human resources to dynamic social groups. Social.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Finding the right information faster can be addressed individually through frameworks like networked learning ( personal knowledge management ). Finding information, plus the remaining four activities can be made more effective and efficient through social networks.

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The job bubble

Harold Jarche

As the industrial age gives way to a networked age, there is less need for well-defined, cookie-cutter jobs. Facebook is now valued near $100 billion, Twitter at $8 billion, Groupon at $30 billion, Zynga at $20 billion and LinkedIn at $8 billion.

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

Luis Suarez

And lately, my mind has been buzzing with how my overall experience with the external Social Web has changed rather dramatically thanks to Google Plus. I just have got to focus on the conversations and get the job done, which is, in my opinion, what the Social Web should be about.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Facebook beat MySpace and many other contenders to the critical point when network effects drive exponential growth. LinkedIn is just a place where I hang my hat. This is the current state of social networking, from my particular perspective, but I’m sure it’s different for others and I know it will change. Keep your social media in perpetual Beta.

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Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

If 2011 was about quid-pro-quo … or reciprocity as I deemed it, it’s my wish for the year 2012 to be about the interlocutor. The network is the medium. Interlocu-what?

Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Kevin Wheeler

It was a great success with about 400 people sharing ideas, networking, and learning together. The learning folks appreciated the speakers on serious gaming and mobile learning, while the recruiters basked warmly during the sessions on social networking.

Emergent Value

Harold Jarche

Networks route around hierarchy. Networks enable work to be done collaboratively, especially when that work is complex and there are no simple answers, best practices or case studies to fall back on. Tweet A certain amount of hierarchy is necessary to get work done.

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Social maps

Jay Cross

I can’t figure out my LinkedIn stats. People have to list location on LinkedIn but many probably don’t bother identifying their industry. It’s a pity I rarely use LinkedIn. Create your own LinkedIn social graph here.).

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Health insurers combine social media and existing data (credit ratings, location, employment) to more accurately, and cost effectively, assess risk. and social media configurations) has resulted in new modes of connecting with others and generating and sharing information.

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Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information. I spoke at the Global Learning Summit in Singapore last week where I listed the trends that I see emerging around the world that will have wide-ranging effects on corporate learning. I was controversial and tried to offer a different slant on what is emerging as best practice in learning.

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

Yes, I would agree it’s a social learning tool … but nothing much different than previous discussion forum technologies (eg. A couple of examples for you: What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0. Quora social learning collaboration

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. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.

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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.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth Kanter

What do you need to do less of to make time for social media? How does your foundation translates mistakes or social media strategy that didn’t work into learning and improve what it is doing? What keeps your organization from learning and improving social media strategy?

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.

Communities and Networks Connections – Top Posts Late July

Nancy White

I help sponsor a great aggregation site, the Communities and Networks Connection , but I lose track of it on my own radar. Best of Communities and Networks Connection. Week of July 30, 2011. Google Plus and Twitter How They Work for Me Hand in Hand ELSUA |MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011.

Questions, Answers, Quora, Asymmetric Follow and does this make us Human?

Mark Oehlert

in which a social network user can have many people following them without a need for reciprocity. If you see a social network where someone has 5000 followers and only follows 150 back – that’s Asymmetric Follow." ( James Governor, 2008 ). LinkedIN Answers.

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-10

Jane Hart

How to use Twitter for social learning [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Now 200 contribs to Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 [link] Please share your Top 10 here [link] # schoolnetsa11 #. Find out at the elearning network event on 15 July in London [link] # elnlms #. Social Learning at TELUS [link] # realwplearn #. Don’t Forget The You in Social Learning – learnstreaming.com [link] from @ denniscallahan #. How Are People Really Using LinkedIn? Tweet.

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

Blog Post: Why are so few KM events done over the web?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen A month or so back Matthew Loxton started a discussion on the Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin by asking the question "Why are so few KM events done over the web". People will serve the social networks that best serve their goals and objectives. Social media, communities, CoPs, etc., This is among the key themes of the Network Singularity. P.S. To anwser the specific question, in proper social media vernacular --.