The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 28 December 2010 The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt" Its the most widespread lie across IT. Adopt this once , and youll be able to adapt to any and all applications moving and and out of your IT landscape.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization | Main | "How to Read A Blog (With a Nod to Mortimer Adler)" (AJ Fortin) » August 29, 2007 Someone buy me this poster ( link ) August 29, 2007 in Errata | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Someone buy me this poster : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. T2 Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) gapingvoid Understanding Comics Quoth he. "The hallmark of revolution is that the goals of the revolutionaries cannot be contained by the institutional structure of the society they live in. As a result, either the revolutionaries are put down, or some of those institutions are transmogrified, replaced, or simply destroyed. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us headings, although you might be better served just following the latest things Ive found here. books futures Web 2.0 and check this one as well e-Places to visit copyright game studies anthropology mobile learning e-learning things you should read stat counter View My Stats kaboodle Oehlerts Book. www.kaboodle.com The Digested Digest Categories 9/11 Alienware is So. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!! Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder." From the land of Huh? Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0 MASIE Center metadata Mindmapping Mobile Learning Music nature of the universe type stuff Networks Neuro New Learning Models New Tech/Cool Tech Newsletter Open Source podcasting/audioblogging Quote of the Day Quotes Reference Research RSS Search Security Seminal Works Social Social Media Sports Standards The Application Becomes the Platform The Big Question The G Word The Law Things I Never Thought Id See video Virtual Worlds Visualization web conferencing Web/Tech Weblogs Welcome Message Widgets Wikis Working Together Kurt Lewin on del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us where I am linking to all the Lewin stuff I find. If you find something, just tag it with kurt+lewin to add it to the mix. typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

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Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Search. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource. A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. Each entry begins with a short descriptor : " Most people want to see the upcoming meetings agenda. Many would liketo influence it or have material to add. So rather than sending email(attachments) to all your colleagues with the details of an upcomingmeeting, you should send them a link to the agenda within your WIKISystem." Then proceeds to lay out usage, examples, common problems, etc (the site itself is a wiki so that you can contribute to it yourself.) The site also includes people patterns and forms (anti-patterns) that resistance can take, like " Manager Lockdown " "This pattern refers to the situation where a manager takes ownership ofcertain wiki content which is particularly visible and unintentionallydiscourages people from changing their content. The result can be that other wiki users who wish to contribute become hesitant about what content can and cannot be edited." August 28, 2007 in Wikis | Permalink Technorati Tags : wiki wikis TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. T2 Subscribe to e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) gapingvoid Understanding Comics Quoth he. "The hallmark of revolution is that the goals of the revolutionaries cannot be contained by the institutional structure of the society they live in. As a result, either the revolutionaries are put down, or some of those institutions are transmogrified, replaced, or simply destroyed. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us headings, although you might be better served just following the latest things Ive found here. books futures Web 2.0 and check this one as well e-Places to visit copyright game studies anthropology mobile learning e-learning things you should read stat counter View My Stats kaboodle Oehlerts Book. www.kaboodle.com The Digested Digest Categories 9/11 Alienware is So. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!! Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder." From the land of Huh? Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0 MASIE Center metadata Mindmapping Mobile Learning Music nature of the universe type stuff Networks Neuro New Learning Models New Tech/Cool Tech Newsletter Open Source podcasting/audioblogging Quote of the Day Quotes Reference Research RSS Search Security Seminal Works Social Social Media Sports Standards The Application Becomes the Platform The Big Question The G Word The Law Things I Never Thought Id See video Virtual Worlds Visualization web conferencing Web/Tech Weblogs Welcome Message Widgets Wikis Working Together Kurt Lewin on del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us where I am linking to all the Lewin stuff I find. If you find something, just tag it with kurt+lewin to add it to the mix. typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

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NTEN’s We Are Media Project | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

There is a veritable blossoming of projects to help people learn about and adopt social media these days. The resulting curriculum which will live on this wiki and will also cover important organizational adoption issues, strategy, ROI analysis, as well as the tools.

The Popinjay

Dave Snowden

These books are based on the proposition is that the old evil ways should now be abandoned and adoption of the new approach will lead to a future full of milk and honey, although a more honest approach would offer bread and circuses.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning

Xyleme

If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen.

How to ‘Take One for the Team’

Dan Pontefract

When you put the word ’team’ into a Google search box, you’re presented with over one billion results. I teamed up with Denise to buy a new car) or you can use it as a noun. (eg. How many you ask? It’s over one billion.

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The Case for eLearning in the Workplace

TOPYX LMS

It also lowers training costs, and promotes a quick adoption of products. Was the first car you ever used borrowed, or did you buy it for yourself? It can be quite cost-effective for companies searching for training solutions. It ensures a quicker adoption of products.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago.

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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. Which means that decisions makers are motivated (partly out of fear of appearing ill-informed, partly out of not wanting to take risks) to adopt approaches that integrate fairly seamlessly across the education spectrum. Why buy an LMS when you can buy the educational process?

Wal-Mart And The Futility Of Traditional Management

Steve Denning

A Google search revealed that the Waste-King was on sale at Amazon [AMZN] for $103.30. Besides, the stores are big and clunky and located in places that people used to be willing to drive to, just to buy cheap stuff. Last week, my garbage disposal broke down.

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Twitter's accidental path to monetisation

Martijn Linssen

Then, all that remains is having people actually pay to use the Twitter client, or lifting restrictions to Twitter Search - more on that in another post, but Im thinking VIP model, trials, and a pay-per-use SaaS model Would you be willing to pay for your Twitter use? Business or Pleasure? -

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion people will become consumers by 2025, that is, they will earn enough to buy goods and services beyond meeting their basic needs. Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations.

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Social Trojan Horse versus Troj enterprise

Martijn Linssen

Any other post "lives" only a day or so but this one has been getting ReTweets for 10 days straight in a row Other blog posts come along, tweets and comments ping-pong, and then Spiro Spiliadis makes a very insightful comment about a situation where adoption meets adaption.

Growth flows naturally from the inside

Martijn Linssen

Thats change - you werent paying attention Do you consider buying machines in stead of hiring new people? Globalisation|growth|maturity|social media|trust| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Business or Pleasure? -

How to Survive Air Travel - For Real

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Instead of search the whole airport looking for the thing you want (like a check-in counter) look for a sign. Pick your search ahead of time, if you can. Otherwise, use the clear plastic bag and put them in an outside pouch so you don''t have to search for them at security.

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Crowd-milking

Harold Jarche

The basic premise of the long tail is that there is an equal or perhaps larger market of those willing to buy unpopular items (or services) than all the people who buy the popular items.

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Real Profitability Part III: Indian players

Martijn Linssen

Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t. Business or Pleasure? -

What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Things start with consumers and are later adopted by corporations. Just as the Google Search Appliance enables companies to find needles in haystacks behind their firewalls, Wave is likely to replace lots of wikis and content management systems. Don’t buy that new LMS quite yet.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Semantic Web - a tech fix.

Martijn Linssen

Meanwhile, people are still eager to buy the Emperor's Clothes - mmm on second thoughts, that would have made for a great title ;-) 7 June 2010 14:44 Tim Molendijk said. For ~10 years it's been a solution in search of a problem, and has failed on all counts.

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

If I buy a bread, do I have relationship with the baker? If its any good, Ill go back and buy some more. If its very good, Ill go back, buy some more, and praise them whenever I can - until they mess up There is, in short, my relationship with a vendor: none.

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The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything

Martijn Linssen

All youll achieve is that you buy a silo for CRM, a silo for ERP, a silo for everything. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t. Business or Pleasure? -

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the wide adoption of the Internet and World Wide Web led not only to online banking, but paved the way for online shopping and e-commerce in general. Ordinary Indians will find it easier to buy and sell things online,”. Our Web searches and sites visited, including our likes and dislikes and purchase histories. End users benefit from free, personalised consumer experiences such as Internet search, social networking or buying recommendations.”.

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Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The notion of adopting such an approach for the development of digital trust frameworks feels like another major disruptive initiative with potentially major implications. Our Web searches and sites visited, including our likes and dislikes and purchase histories. End users benefit from free, personalised consumer experiences such as Internet search, social networking or buying recommendations.” “And

The Data Bubble redux

Doc Searls

Advertisers want to buy access to people, not Web pages.” Here is the difference between an active customer who wants to buy stuff and a consumer targeted by secretive tracking b t: everything. It didn’t happen in 2010, but it will in 2016.

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Internet.org is a failed exercise in misdirection

Doc Searls

” But India isn’t buying it. Start with the Critique section of the Wikipedia article on Internet.org , and a search for India+Facebook+Internet.org.). The Internet is one thing. It is comprised of everything it connects. By nature it is as neutral as gravity. It favors nothing and is not partial to anything.

A Parable of Integration

Martijn Linssen

Are you going to buy them, rent them, make them yourself? Make sure to copy your comment before you click Post or Preview, comments have been reported to get lost sometimes - my apologies for that Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Clark Quinn

There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 I'm not sure I buy this. How do I use to search for info I need? On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? It's difficult to not agree with everything that's in Tony's post an my short answer would be: yes they should, and the good ones already are.

Revisiting the future of PR

Ross Dawson

It’s nice to see that it is still the #1 result on a Google search for ‘future of PR’ As a good article about the future should be, it is still entirely relevant today. … Organisations must enable human conversations, between the humans that work for them, and the humans who buy from them. Yet many of the existing participants will need to adopt a new stance and actively develop new skills to do this effectively.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s not simply the money, but it''s the background, the expectations, the culture, and the values that money can buy." or you can buy the season for $29.99 or maybe you can buy an open access, public domain work for who knows how much.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And let me clear that I totally respect this part of his response , where he says that "in my part of the world and where I am currently in my career/life, this is the most fruitful and potentially influential approach that I can adopt."

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

On the whole Oracle buys companies to expand sales from and investment in them. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t. Business or Pleasure? -

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Back in 2003, Bill French coined the now rather popular quote “ eMail is where knowledge goes to die ” that’s been making the rounds all along and which over 4 years ago I decided to adopt myself (Or kindly steal, errr, I mean, reuse, if you would want to call it that way), as part of that new mantra of mine on Living ” A World Without eMail “ Well, nearly 10 years later, and only 6 after its birth, I think I’m now ready to declare something that I never thought I would be claiming, at least, not this soon, but I am afraid we have reached that point: Twitter is where conversations go to die. Sadly. . It took email over 30 odd years to reach that status where more and more people started to question its long-standing status quo within the corporate world and it looks like Twitter has accelerated that same perception to just a few years within the Social Web, without even entering the corporate world altogether!, but, based on what I have been seeing over the last few months I’m starting to think that we maybe well be a bit too late into the game and we may not be able to get back out it. 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. Not anymore. And here is why… . I have been using Twitter for over 5 years now (I think I can track it back to around March 2007 when I created my main Twitter ID @elsua ) and all in all I have been having one of those rather heated love and hate relationships with it, with its ups and downs, with its wonderful experiences, but also with its rather painful ones, with moments of pure brilliance and genius, combined with others that I am afraid I just can’t explain myself. The thing is that, almost right from the beginning, I knew that if I wanted to make Twitter work its magic for me to even become part of My Big Three social networking tools I needed to focus rather heavily on the connections, the relationships, the knowledge sharing activities, the collaborative interactions, the innovative and creative side of those wonderful conversations, the immersive, constant and rampant learning experience one kept engaging with time and time again spending, after all, countless hours just to keep up. WOW, boy, did we have a good blast?!? For sure! And a real one! I knew that I was not going to focus much on the social networking tool per se, more than anything else, because the experience, all along and throughout those 5 years, has been quite a horrifying one on its own, an appalling attempt to keep grabbing your attention, as if you didn’t have anything else to do!, with a rather poor performance, lacking scalability big time, with silly limitations with its API, capped, or better said, rather crippled searching capabilities, incredibly dull, boring and unappealing front end Web site, with huge amounts of spam making it rather difficult to even enjoy the tool any more and perhaps too many pretensions to try to reach a certain status that has never managed to achieve: indispensable. And this is the time we are now, where the user experience of the Web site, along with both its desktop client TweetDeck, or its iOS client(s), are still horrendous, and rather depressing, but where it looks like Twitter, the beast, the Kraken , has finally awoken from that ideal world we all thought we were living in, that one of being so powerful enough to change the world any which way, that it has, finally , decided to kill the very main reason as to why it’s reached the success it has at the moment and over the course of the years: its entire unique ecosystem of developers AND end-users as ONE entity. How about that? I am sure by now you may have been reading the extensive amount of buzz that a recent announcement by Twitter itself has generated out there , on Twitterland , as well as blog posts , articles , news sites , etc. etc. Twitter has decided to start killing itself slowly , but steadily , by dictating a good number of rules of how that ecosystem should behave in order to make full good use of the capabilities available. And failure to do so would mean a cease and desist notice. Yes, it’s going to be a rather slow and painful death, because if there is a well known universal law out there in the Social Web is that if you would want to become a success in an already rather crowded Social Web space you need to count on that magic combo of both end-users AND developers, because if you don’t have such balance you are going to struggle and quite a bit. And Twitter is just about to experience that soon enough for us all to be reminded that social technologies are just that, tools, enablers, and that, as such, they come and go. Well, Twitter has just started its exit interview and it’s going to be rather nasty, as Martin Varsavsky brilliantly highlighted on this one single tweet a couple of days back: . What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil. — Martin Varsavsky (@martinvars) August 18, 2012. . But, regardless of the implications of Twitter’s attempt to control its own environment and ecosystem, so that those who invested in it can be proved there is an opportunity to make big money by bastardising your core beliefs and founding principles , and become, all of a sudden, another publishing / media company on the Web, not even a social networking tool anymore!, there is something more worrying, extremely worrying, actually, that’s going to help accelerate its own demise and big time. And that’s us. Yes, only us. No-one else. We, the end-users, were the ones who made Twitter a smash hit back in the day and we are the ones who are going to help bury it and attend its funeral in very short time. . When was the last time that you had a bl**dy good conversation in Twitter? I mean, a real one. Yes, you know, a conversation of more than, say, 3 to 5 tweets on a single thread with one or more participants? When was the last time you were trying to catch up on a conversation from those wonderful people you decided to start following, because you felt they would manage to rock your world, if you would give them a chance (And, yes!, back in the day they surely did!)? When was the last time you were blown away by a short exchange of exhilarating blurbs of less than 140 characters that left you wowing like you have never seen before? I bet that’s been a while, perhaps far too long ago… The thing is that Twitter was never designed to keep up with conversations, it was never envisioned as an open, public social networking dialogue between passionate advocates for whatever the topic with an inner urge difficult to surpass to connect, collaborate, share your knowledge across or innovate on some really cool initiatives. Yet, we, end-users, with the superb help and support from one of the richest ecosystems of amazingly talented developers managed to tweak Twitter, to hack it around in ways never imagined possible, and build brilliance out of it. Remember @s (Mentions) when they weren’t Mentions, but Replies? Remember hash tags? Remember any of the hundreds, if not thousands of Twitter related Apps that allowed us to tap into those conversations with prime examples like Janetter or Tweetbot as of late? Ahhh, those were the times, indeed! . And I missed them, and big time! Because over the course of the last few months I have started to notice something that I never thought I would find possible, at least, not this soon. Nobody reads Twitter anymore. Better said, let me rephrase that in another way: nobody reads your tweets anymore! There used to be a time when we did though. When we took care of perhaps not reading the entire timeline to dig out all of those wonderful golden gems that made it totally worth it hanging out in Twitter, but a large chunk of them to make sense of what was happening around us. The good old Ambient Intimacy (coined by Leisa Reichelt , a.k.a. @leisa , back in the day) or Declarative Living (coined by James Governor , a.k.a. @monkchips ). Fast forward to 2012 and we are just now far too busy with ourselves with our key, important messages, that we would want to blast out to our networks thinking we know better than them what they need , even if we haven’t asked them first about it!, because we all feel conversations are just that: sharing your messages never mind everyone else’s. Why bother, right? I mean, you don’t have time for that. You need to move on! You are just far too busy with things, right? See? This is what traditional marketing has been doing all along, i.e. finding new channels to keep doing the same good? old stuff without much care in between, and disappointingly enough traditional marketing is winning, because we are being used ourselves ( by ourselves! ) to behave in exactly the same way! “ Twitter is where conversations go to die “ Gosh, it really hurts when I write that down. It hurts even more when I come to think about it, specially, how we are the very same ones misusing, and abusing, even, this unique and wonderful opportunity to reach a global sense of connectedness. Of co-ownership. Of co-shared responsibility for one another, to help each other, to connect, collaborate and innovate together. And, instead, we have just made the switch and started blasting out our messages thinking, and believing!, that Twitter is just another messaging board system where attention is no longer required, because conversations are no longer taking place, so why bother, if I have shared the blurbs I wanted to share and can now move into the next thing. Ever look again into Trending Topics? When was the last time that you didn’t find anything related to watching something on TV, or a movie, or a sports event or a celebrity passing away (According to Twitter, at least!) or, you name it. You do know what I am getting at. In a way, Twitter has gone mainstream, but of the worst kind. Twitter has become industrialised. Once again, another social networking site biting the dust and become absorbed by that frenzy of becoming the new media. And annoyingly enough we seem to be pretty ok with it, because we are not doing much to revert it, in fact, we keep feeding the beast, and more and more by the day with all of those tweets we all know no-one reads anymore, but, you know, you have to be out there, because if you are not on Twitter you just don’t exist. People need to see you are actively engaging? with those 50 to 60 to 70, or more!, tweets shared across on a daily basis; you need to show people how your whole social networking strategy (Gosh, what a bunch of ugly words!) is based solely on Twitter, because that’s where everyone is, so you need to make the most out of it. Period. You still think it’s the platform that allows you to get the biggest gains with the lowest friction possible. I mean, everyone can tweet 140 characters or less, right? . Well, no! I refuse to make use of Twitter in that way! I want to fight back!! Please do allow me to fight it! I want the conversations back in Twitter. I miss them. And dearly! One of the reasons why over the course of the last 2 or 3 years I have performed monthly acts of Twitter hygiene by not following far too many folks, but enough to feel comfortable with, is because I read their tweets. Perhaps not 100% of them, depending on the day, and whether daily work, or business travelling, gets in the way, but I can certainly share with you all that I read the vast majority of them and every single chance I have to see the spark of a conversation I go for it! Why not? I want to bring back the user experience of what made Twitter a great social networking tool par to none. . Yet, folks are just far too busy with their own broadcasting of short messages, their own messaging board system, confirming the conversation is now long dead. Twitter is the new e-Mail , apparently. We are now spending very little time on Twitter, just processing our to-dos, as fast as we can, so that we can then move on to the next thing, whatever that may well be. Well, no! While I can understand, and fully respect, how plenty of people would want to do that, let’s not forget that’s the same road that is going to take us where e-Mail is today. Twitter used to be fun. It used to be that really cool hangout place where we all tried to learn something new every day, where we tried to help each other become better at what we already do: plenty of pretty awesome and mind-blowings things!, where conversations sparked thanks to a golden nugget shared or a brilliant blog post or just something provocative enough to ensure a healthy reaction towards opening an interesting dialogue. Never mind though how we have automated and industrialized our use of Twitter with silly famous quotes or funny tweets, smart phrases we just don’t know where they are coming from anymore, retweets from our followers telling us all how cool and how great and how knowledgeable we all are (I mean, remember? That’s why I am following you in the first place! No need for you to remind of that 3 to 5 times per day!), or how desperate we all keep begging and soliciting your friendly vote(s) for that upcoming panel for that über-cool conference event so you can hang out with the cool kids while you keep ignoring us after you made it. Or perhaps how we are now scheduling our tweets in the future, just like we do with our emails and follow-ups, ensuring we are no longer there to respond back to a potential conversation in a timely manner. Or how you have also automated your blog posts and whatever other feeds into your Twitter stream so that folks would know where to head to read your writing of more than 140 characters. See? These are just some examples. Examples that, from my own experience, are killing the conversations in Twitter big time today, right now, right as we speak! I am sure there are plenty more out there and I would love to challenge you to share your favourite misuses of Twitter from your dear following networks in the comments, even just to see whether the conversations have died for you, too, or not… Perhaps I should put together another blog post including them all, along with a good number of other ones that I can think of at the moment by reading diving into my Twitter stream, once again. Yes, I know that you may be thinking that there is an easy solution out there to fix this problem; i.e. unfollow everyone and start from scratch again. And perhaps that may well be the case, but I have been thinking about it for a while now and I don’t think it would solve the problem, because the people who I am really interested in following are not going to change their habits of how they use Twitter to kill the conversation, just because I have unfollowed them. They simply won’t know. I feel I need to find another way. Perhaps I may need some new friends , as a good friend of mine suggested after a rather interesting and fascinating conversation we had offline just recently on this very same topic, and maybe that’s the reason why I am loving Google Plus at the moment so much, mainly, because it’s providing me with an opportunity to remember, dearly, what Twitter used to be like not long: my favourite social networking tool, capable of allowing me to host some bl**dy good conversations on those topics I am truly passionate about , just like my network(s), without having to worry about that constant, and rampant self-promotion of one’s own marketing messages, so that your customers can keep coming back to buy your product: You! But the other main reason why Google Plus has now moved into my Top #2 preferred social networking tool, at the moment, is because, apart from being able to enjoy the conversations again on topics that matter to us all on whatever the common interest (For instance, Social Business and the Social Enterprise, along with Knowledge Management, Online Communities, Learning and Collaboration, for yours truly) I get to experience special moments that surely remind you how mind-blowing, über-cool, inspirational, incredibly humbling, truthful and humane technology can be to make this a better world. Our shared, networked and interconnected world: . . When was the last time that Twitter made you feel exactly like you are feeling now, after having watched that short video clip with John Butterill ? Just think of it, pause for a minute, when was it, exactly? “ Sharing a view… That’s a plus” Indeed, it surely is! But I miss Twitter. I miss the conversation. I miss you, my network(s). Here’s hoping you will stick around bringing it all back to what it used to be back in the good old days of what once made Twitter such a huge success: Us. The networks engaging with one another in more meaningful ways than whatever we thought we could, or would. Ever. . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0 Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Beyond Social Media

Doc Searls

Twitter is now as necessary to tweeting as Google is to search. There’s a degree of interoperability, thanks mostly to Google’s adoption of XMPP (aka Jabber) as an IM protocol (Apple and Facebook have too). They’re where the ideas, the conversations, the intentions (to buy, to converse, to relate) and the money all start. Consider the possibility that “social media&# is a crock.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. A handful of universities have adopted some aspects of web 2.0 Just as you shouldn’t avoid buying new technology, because there will always be a better and less costly alternative on the market in the future, don’t hold off experimenting today.

Learning in times of economic meltdown

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The challenge for organizations is to use smart delivery, to replace classes with technology, to embrace open source, and perhaps to adopt a software-as-a-service model. At Online Educa Berlin last month, I hosted a small discussion on Learning in Times of Economic Meltdown.

Learning Professionals Leaders

Tony Karrer

There's a vacuum of leadership in the adoption of enterprise/web/learning 2.0 I'm not sure I buy this. How do I use to search for info I need? On this month's Big Question - Lead the Charge - we are already seeing some interesting responses. The Learning Revolution: Where have all the leaders gone? It's difficult to not agree with everything that's in Tony's post an my short answer would be: yes they should, and the good ones already are.

[2b2k] Jon Orwant of Google Books

David Weinberger

We used to use the library to search for books and talk about them at home. In the future, we’ll use our computer to search for books, and talk about them at our libraries. This puts domain expertise and search experts together. Maybe libraries should replicate this, adopting information-driven departments. Maybe a library should buy lots and lots of different e-readers, in different form factors.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You create standardized descriptions, standardized search mechanisms. I searched yesterday. There''s the concern that widespread adoption of social media brings shared interactional practices that do not match university arrangements for learning. I did a search.

Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Here’s what the newspaper business sounds like: the modestly talented son of the founder can generate double-digit margins based on little more than the happy accident that there are people who like football and buy cars living within 30 miles of his house. Buy a newspaper. None of the models being tried today are universally adoptable; the most we can say is that each of them happens to work somewhere, at least for the moment. Clay Shirky.

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Tony Karrer

I put up a couple of screencasts that show how to use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. While large scale adoption will be slow, specific solutions aimed at particular audience needs will be more common. This will increase adoption of Web 2.0

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Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

Work Literacy 2008 A set of resources for concept workers who are not early adopters to help them be aware of relatively newer methods and tools that they should consider adopting to help them in their day-to-day work. These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0