The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

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. There is of course the ‘ mother of all MOOC’s ‘ put forward by George, Stephen and Dave too. The goal for 2012?

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Luis Suarez

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve?

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. It augurs well for the country’s social and economic prosperity in years to come.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

Once again the list is dominated by free online social tools. But, in general, my analysis suggests that whereas education is embracing social technologies, corporates still have a long way to go. But now for the complete 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Top Tools 2012

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 JULY 16, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. OCTOBER 1, 2012.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. If your organization doesn’t like the idea of using Twitter for company conversations, then the next best thing is to set up some sort of corporate company (Twitter-like) network.

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JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because it’s been a rather eye-opening experience for yours truly with regards to where we are with the adoption of social software and that social business transformation that a bunch of us have been advocating for for a few years now.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Note, for easy reference, all the resources in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. 1 - Social networking in online education: It is time to revisit the pedagogy - Sachin Dua, 25 April – the quote in bold for me says it all!

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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? Because right along with focus we have another concept I have grown rather fond of during the course of this year: purpose (Or purposeful ).

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

(This is Part Two of the series … Part One can be found over here) And on that spirit of what the real impact of Social Computing is, we are going to move onwards on to the second keynote speaker session that I would want to share with you all and talk for a bit about it.

The 5 elements that enable expertise networks to flourish

Ross Dawson

The relationship team of course needs to be aware that those capabilities exist. A variety of networking and educational initiatives can help improve both awareness and understanding of organizational capabilities. There is no perfectly networked firm.

The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

Ross Dawson

In my book Living Networks I wrote about how the networks in which we live are coming to life, making us all part of what we can quite accurately think of as a global brain. Crowdsourcing Future of humanity Social networks Technology trends Uncategorized

The rise of micro mavens: Building business empires around personal brands

Ross Dawson

He then describes the core idea: The social web has given birth to a new breed of creative entrepreneurs who stride the virtual globe attracting fans and picking up business, often from the comfort of their home (or more often than not, on the road somewhere). BE SOCIAL.

Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses

George Siemens

Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I spent time over the past 8 months preparing a special issue of JOLT on massive open online courses. Mainstream media often present massive open online courses (MOOCs) as both a reflection of the need for universities to undergo a metamorphosis and as a means of forcing a new perspective on digital teaching and learning practices (i.e., Lewin, 2013; Pappano, 2012).

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IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect

Luis Suarez

Yesterday was my last vacation day and today, once again, to kick off another exciting year ahead of living social , and a few other things, I am sure!, And this year both events come fully loaded with lots of social mobile opportunities.

Rich insights into the state of social media today

Ross Dawson

Here is a very good compilation of statistics, perspectives, and news on social media as at the middle of 2012: 2H12: The State of Social Media & Social Media Marketing in the Second Half of 2012. A few things in particular that I thought worth noting from these stats, apart from the usual Social Media is BIG and GROWING FAST! Facebook has 71% of social network ad revenue. Brands are seeing G+ as a key element of their social strategies.

GiveMN 2012 Giving Day by the Numbers

Beth Kanter

GiveMN 2012 by the Numbers by Jeff Achen, GiveMN Digital Strategist. To get there, we employed a number of strategies, but chief among them was social media. Social media has always been a key communication tool for Give to the Max Day. Social media specific webinars.

Zynga’s new game The Ville takes virtual sex to the masses

Ross Dawson

Social gaming giant Zynga , purveyor of Facebook games such as CityVille and FarmVille, is making things a little racier with its latest product The Ville, launched today. Future of humanity Social media Social networks Social trends

Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 Highlights – Back to Basics of Conferences! #ls12 #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

As more and more blog posts are starting to come along sharing further insights on some of the major highlights from the recent IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2012 events held last week in Orlando, Florida, I guess it’s now time for me to start sharing my two cents on what both events were like, what I learned, what I thought were some pretty interesting developments and happenings, as well as a bunch of other tidbits that I think would prove useful to share over here in this blog.

5 things to tweet and 5 things NOT to tweet

Ross Dawson

Of course, if you do want to reach for connection at a time of need, Twitter can be invaluable. Keynote speaker Social media Social networks Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0Earlier this week I spoke at a financial advisor retreat in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia, a region of wide-open beauty that is the source of many extraordinary wines.

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Ross Dawson

In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Newsgator’s Social Sites product specifically integrates activities from across applications into streams , and Jive also has launched activity streams within its suite of products, among many moves from leading enterprise social software players. Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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MOOCs are really a platform

George Siemens

We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. Between Coursera, edX and smaller open course offerings, nearly $100 million in funding has been directed toward MOOCs in that past 8 months.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. The Rockefeller Institute released a report in 2012 (.pdf)

Facebook’s IPO and its plans for China and global domination

Ross Dawson

BAHFEN : The filing also mentions competition from Mandarin language social media sites like Sina or Renren. At the moment of course they have other priorities such as the IPO. BAHFEN : With Twitter’s announcement, and Facebook’s comments in its IPO filing, are social media companies rethinking compromising, in order to get into the lucrative Chinese market? Global economy Social media Social networks

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

February 1-29, 2012. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

As a result, the concepts behind the open source movement soon spread to other areas: business, government, and social systems. Build social value. Digital networks antagonize planned information structures.

A new view on lurkers

Harold Jarche

All large-scale, multi-user communities and online social networks that rely on users to contribute content or build services share one property: most users don’t participate very much.

What do connections do?

George Siemens

I’ve been thinking more about connections over the past several years than I have about networks. That might seem like an odd thing to say since networks and connections are obviously related.

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

Posted on January 18, 2012 by jaycross. Much of what is currently rolled up monolithic, one-size-fits-all courses must give way to small but relevant content updated and delivered continuously to learners based on their individual profiles or needs. 2012 is the year of Social Business.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Luis Suarez

and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general.

Traditional training structures are changing

Harold Jarche

The near future will look like the near past, with more complex social and technological connections inside and outside organizations. Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), as they’re called, are initiatives hoping to disrupt higher education.

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Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Look at what Push can mean in the context of demand-side KM: How often are training courses aligned with the moment of need? How much time and affordance is there to put training courses into individual context? How personal are courses and classes?

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. Martin Varsavsky (@martinvars) August 18, 2012. . Our shared, networked and interconnected world: . .

Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Luis Suarez

In the past we have talked a couple of times about the undeniable impact that social networking (for business) is having in traditional management and thought leadership by helping reshape and redefine some of their various long time existing conceptions.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

The more formal methods, like courses, ranked much lower on the survey results. Use social bookmarks to share what you’re reading. Search the Social Web using search engines (solve problems). Jane Hart asked readers “ how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace?

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. Standardized courses and workshops multiplied. Social.

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Sharing with discernment

Harold Jarche

I responded that in the network era, collaboration specialists need to cooperate. Cooperation is quite different from collaboration, but is necessary for a networked, coherent enterprise. First seek information and connections in your social networks and communities of practice.

What’s working in social business

Harold Jarche

What’s working in social business in 2012? Like the knowledge management and e-learning hype phases of the 90′s and ’00′s respectively, social business is being led by software vendors. Transparency is a necessity for social business.

Redefine the Workplace of the Future with Social Learning

Luis Suarez

In fact, I would think that there aren’t many out there anymore since most folks tend to spend the vast majority of their time in whatever the social networking site interacting with their network(s). The vast majority of learning is social.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

All in a single place so that you can take a look into how things developed further during the course of 2010. Over the course of the last few months we have witnessed how something is happening with email. Towards A Social Messaging and Notification System. Live Social.