Enterprise social network dimensions

Harold Jarche

Many organizations are using social media and social networks, but how do they know if they are using them appropriately or adequately? Do they have all the aspects of collaboration and cooperation supported in order to succeed as a social business?

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.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning In mid-January I spent a wonderful day at American University learning about (and presenting on) the changing educational landscape, technology, and the practices and activities of learners.

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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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 goal for 2012? The network is the medium. Let 2012 be about the interlocutor. Interlocu-what?

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise

How kind are social networks?

David Weinberger

Fascinating report by Pew Internet on the emotional climate adults find on social networking sites. It’s easy to see how this compares with our expectations about social networks. And you can’t have a blog for long without attracting some mean-spirited comments, On the other hand, it’s hard to know what to make of this compared to non-digital social networks.

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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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.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

Today I gave the keynote on Social Media and the Future at Marcus Evans’ CIO Summit. In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. In this case, we need to tell a credible story on how Facebook loses its predominant position in social networks. It seems very unlikely that Twitter will seek to become a broad-based social network.

Is the social networking monoculture ready to crumble?

Dion Hinchcliffe

The emergence of new social networking services such as Pinterest and a growing base of disgruntled 3rd party developers for the leading services shows that changes in the social networking industry are far from over. Consumerization Emerging Tech Social Enterprise Software Start-Ups

10 most popular posts of 2012

Jay Cross

Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on jaycross.com. Organizations and their people are members of many different types of networks, for example, communities of practice, the company social network, and close-knit collaborative work teams.

Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

July, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. JULY 8, 2012. JULY 16, 2012. JULY 5, 2012. JANE HART | MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012. JANE HART | SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012.

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.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth Kanter

I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing Us.”

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? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

My social media journey, like many of you, included Facebook at a time when most of us had no idea where social networking was heading. These and many other social networking sites and applications were merely pixels of imagination back when Facebook launched.

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms. Demonstrate a number of examples of social activities she has set up. Propose a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities.

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

It’s social, informal and extremely engaging. gamification gaming learning social social learning social media social networking technology virtual worlds avaya

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. So why is social media not social learning?

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

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, in short, I am spending now more time blogging than in the usual social networking sites, the so-called message boards. And all thanks to the State of the Net 2012 conference event , hosted in Trieste, Italy, by late June.

Today show: Social media and technology trends for 2012

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I appeared on the Australia national breakfast program Today , talking about what we can expect in social media and technology in 2012. You can see the clip below, or on the Today Show Video page , under the title Social Trends for 2012.

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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

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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My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

Dan Pontefract

Brought to you by the makers of Grockit – an online social learning test prep service for items such as GMAT, SAT, ACT and GRE – Learnist is an attempt to crowd-source knowledge, information and content into a manner that is a cross between Web 2.0

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.

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

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MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Ross Dawson

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries.

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The Anti-Social Social Dilemma

Dan Pontefract

The problem I see on the horizon for leaders, teachers and parents is what I’m referring to as the anti-social social dilemma. I believe I am social media, social networking and social learning’s number one fan.

Creating a better world through apps: the power of mobile in catalyzing networks for good

Ross Dawson

This is fundamentally a network issue – how do we create the right connections to bring resources and needs together? The rise of mobile networks and apps provides us with extraordinarily enhanced capabilities in doing this. Crowdsourcing Future of humanity Mobile Social network

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

Micro-blogging; it’s truly the liquid knowledge network that (when immersed in daily work routines) can help expedite many work processes as compared to an organization without micro-blogging services and without the all-too-important habit of micro-blogging itself.

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

March 1, 2012 to March 30, 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

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The ‘Empire Avenue’ Strikes Back

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: On February, 24, 2012, I decided to give another social networking a test drive. Within minutes of filling out my profile (for the 3,148th social networking time, by the way) I had my first investment.

The 5 elements that enable expertise networks to flourish

Ross Dawson

A variety of networking and educational initiatives can help improve both awareness and understanding of organizational capabilities. Once these barriers are understood, there are of course many possible initiatives to build internal networks and address each of these critical elements.

Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Jane Hart

Workshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012. In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes. For the Workshop Agenda and how to sign up, visit Social Media for Professional Development Workshop. I will also be discussing the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list which will have been released on 1 October.

Which countries have the most Twitter users per capita?

Ross Dawson

I am always interested in comparing the degree of social media engagement across countries, so we did a simple analysis to find out the proportion of each country’s population that has a Twitter account, as below. Social media Social networks Twitter

Google Atmosphere: The future of the enterprise and the economy of individuals

Ross Dawson

The post Google Atmosphere: The future of the enterprise and the economy of individuals appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of work Social networks Uncategorized

Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was recently amused by a wonderful yet puzzling article in the December 2011 issue of MIS Quarterly Executive titled “ The Impact of Social Media on C-Level Roles.”. Social media is not the next flavor of the month.

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

It’s social, informal and extremely engaging. gamification gaming learning social social learning social media social networking technology virtual worlds avaya

Video of TheNextWeb keynote on The Future of Crowds

Ross Dawson

TheNextWeb produced a good quality video of my keynote at TheNextWeb Conference 2012 , shown below. Crowdsourcing Future of business Future of humanity Future of media Future of work Global economy Government Keynote speaker Reputation Social media Social networks Social trends

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The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations

Ross Dawson

Organizations are networks, and the high-performance organizations of today are those that are the better networked in swiftly connecting resources with opportunities. Others have used social software and the tools of Enterprise 2.0