I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Over at the BrainYard , my good friend, Rachel Happe , put together, just recently, a rather interesting and insightful blog post under the heading “ Got Culture? Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really. Corporate culture has always influenced collaboration.

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business. Social business emerges from social learning that itself emerges from collaborative work.

Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

question “How do we get adoption for social software?” he linked adoption to passion and performance (“If you are interested in performance you have to be interested in passion”). Use social graph for communication, not collaboration.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? Shouldn’t we be aiming higher with regards to HR and the impact of Social for that matter? .

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Collaborative Culture 15. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. Social & Collaborative Activities.

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. ( Note: You see?

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. Networks Social Learning

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Social Computing and Social Business events in Europe, along with the Enterprise 2.0 and start living social !).

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

but Social Business In a post of over a year ago , appropriately titled Social Business Design - the beginning or end of E2.0? , is the use of freeform social software within companies Needless to say, that definition is hugely tool-focused, as is the entire post.

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.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

2013 – The Year of Social HR

Luis Suarez

Haven’t we learned anything in the last 18 years since we had the first instances of social software tools with blogs and wikis? At least, judging from that article Jeanne Meister published earlier on under the heading “ 2013 – The Year of Social HR ” and where she gets to develop further on a good number of different social media trends that will be affecting HR over the course of the next year.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first open source-style license for educational materials and other non-software content was the Open Content License, released July 14, 1998. The OCL removed software-specific terminology from the GPL and tried to make the license apply to a broader range of creative works. After a few months, however, I became concerned because adoption of the license wasn’t great. Adoption was much better with the new license. The cost to adopting university is now zero.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. . It’s a cultural one.

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns.

“Ficciones y Aflicciones” By Ernesto Uria

Luis Suarez

And, indeed, I just did that, as I came back yesterday from my first one of those, this time around to Brussels , Belgium , where I had a wonderful time participating in a customer workshop talking about The Social Enterprise and its own wider adoption of social software.

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

The mid-1990s saw a knowledge-sharing culture at E&Y that guided behaviors, activities, and goals and was viewed as a competitive advantage. An unexpected surprise has been the enthusiastic adoption of the wiki by even the least Web 2.0

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[berkman] Beth Kolko: Form, Function and Fiction

David Weinberger

The questions driving her group’s work: What ICT s are adopted in diverse communities and why. When we name a technology, she says, we assume technologies have consistent meanings across cultural contexts. How do you have a conversation that brings in the hardware and software folks, and the social science folks? ICTs as strengthener of social neworks. They tried to adopt the notion of “personas&# based on their surveys and interviews.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event will explore how the Web, collaboration and social software "will transform - actually reinvent - how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences.” Social networking is among today’s hottest new technologies and applications. The number and variety of social networking sites keeps growing by the day. Social networking applications are not new to business.

Come Together

Jay Cross

Expertise locators connect workers to people with answers; social software connects them with friends and colleagues. Software such as Second Life allows executives — in avatar form — to give presentations to one another in virtual boardrooms. Come Together, Right Now. Jay Cross.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Ready for Web 3.0?

John Hagel

I have enormous respect for Phil, one of the most insightful analysts regarding software trends. I am a loyal reader of both his Loosely Coupled and Software as Services blog. and social software. Social software tags here and here.

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

The following are the top posts in March from featured sources based on social signals, with a few annotations from posts that I found useful. Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable? Future of Social Networks by Charlene Li - Elsua , March 20, 2009.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this. How I use social media [.]

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

They gave the strong impression that emergent social software platforms are now part of the fabric of work across major parts of the company, and are poised to spread even farther. I spent much of our interview asking them how they were able to achieve their successes, and what accounted for the broad and deep adoption of 2.0 Luckily, almost every time this concern comes up there’s an executive in the room who’s adopted 2.0

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. They do require users to adopt a particular philosophy about sharing information and interacting with each other, and this philosophy can seem strange at first. I’d roll out as quickly as possible a single integrated suite of emergent social software platforms (ESSPs) to all employees of the company.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Over the past couple of months, this theme has received a lot more attention, prompted in large part by the writings of Dion Hinchcliffe and by the discussions at two industry gatherings – SPARK/ MIX 06 and Software 2006. is distinctive in the social dimension that it explicitly addresses.

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

It wouldn’t be prohibitively difficult or expensive for enterprises to adopt 2.0 Interesting post Andrew, especially the analogy of architecture 'usability' I recall being amazed when I was first exposed to ideas that building and urban design can have an impact on social issues like crime and health. whether we need to define social architectures, and if so should we do it?" is not just social software inside the firewall.