RSS Changeover Day Experiences

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Well, I''ve done my duty and saved my Google RSS data, and now I''m looking for a new reader. Digg RSS Reader - [link] This is I think the one with the most promise on Day One. RSS is great for personalized links, not content factories, but Digg doesn''t even attempt recommendations. The Old Reader - [link] One of the first replacement RSS readers off the mark. I''ve stopped using Apple products, so this one is a non-starter.

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A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. This is a great tool, productivity tracking = awesome! We praise each other for being so productive and forgive each other when the day wasn’t as fruitful as we’d hoped. Dan Pink. Contact.

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I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds.

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Finally, and most recently, were a pair of announcements last month: The Chicago Sun-Times was adopting a new threshold charge , and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said that their existing one was also working well. Taken together, these events are a blow to the idea that online news can be treated as a simple product for sale, as the physical newspaper was.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Diversity University started out as an educational MUD; Walden University was also an early adopter, and a whole bunch more. 1998 – Wikis Also: CMSs, RSS I didn't bother with Wikis. Instead, for me, 1998 was the year of RSS and content syndication. I did a lot of work with RSS, combining it with content management systems (CMS). All this was perfect for the while combination of CMSs and RSS syndication and newsletters, and we spent the year building MuniMall.

The Age of “Lean Manufacturing” in Learning Content Management Systems

Xyleme

The “manufacturing” of software requires people to create, test and ship products in a systematic approach, as you would with physical goods like automobiles. In the case of software, or let’s say “digital products” in general, the “production systems” have undergone vast technological change, in the same way as traditional manufacturing techniques. And then came along came object-oriented programming and all of a sudden the “production system” changed.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

By doing this, George argues that vendors (LMS in particular), and the organizations they sell to, will begin to see their product no longer as simply an event-based tool for learning, but rather as a process-based tool for capacity planning and workplace effectiveness. Although we never hear about it in the training blogs, Jive is actually driving some of the biggest and most successful social learning projects today in terms of scope, size, adoption and engagement.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We went live with Jam in late summer of 2013, and thus far I’d say we are relatively satisfied with what it can do, and where we’re at as an organization in terms of adoption and usage. In full transparency, I’ve already relayed these improvements to Sameer Patel — a collaboration colleague of mine if ever there was one — so let’s hope the development and product management teams continue to improve upon its most excellent base. Profile RSS.

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Reframing the news

Doc Searls

Alas, Twitter posts tend to be snow on the water, flowing to near-oblivion and lacking syndication through RSS —though there are hacks.). Dave created RSS — Really Simple Syndication — as we know it today , and got The New York Times and other publications (including many papers and nearly all Web publishers) to adopt it as well. Today a search for “RSS” on Google brings up over two billion results. For RSS it’s syndication.

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Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Major LMS companies such as WebCT, Blackboard, Angel, Saba and Desire2Learn all adopted standards originally developed by IMS. This was supported using a technology called Rich Site Summary (RSS), co-developed by Netscape and Dave Winer. RSS went through several early versions: RSS 0.91, which was the first production version, RSS 1.0, which used a web technology called Resource Description Framework (RDF), and RSS 2.0,

Web 2.0 - Mainstream Term

Tony Karrer

Offers Many Opportunities for Growth, But Few Enterprises Will Immediately Adopt All Aspects Necessary for Significant Business Impact While it is straightforward to add specific technologies, such as Ajax or RSS to products, platforms and applications, it is more difficult to add a social dimension. By 2008, the majority of Global 1000 companies will quickly adopt several technology-related aspects of Web 2.0, but will be slow to adopt the aspects of Web 2.0

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We had about 170 blogs created to support the course, and we aggregated these using RSS – content syndication supporting online learning. That’s why it’s important to have a mechanism – like RSS – to link different websites together. link] It can be used as an RSS aggregator to harvest resources found or suggested by participants. They can either subscribe by email, reads the RSS version, reads the website, or follow the course on Twitter or Facebook.

On value and valuation

Doc Searls

For example, RSS (currently getting more than 3 billion results on Google). But Dave Winer , to his enormous credit, decided not to make RSS itself a business. He made RSS open infrastructure, just as Linus Torvalds did with Linux, and countless other geeks have done with their own contributions to the virtual lumberyard of free building material we use to make the online world. Thus there is no widely adopted open infrastructure for microblogging.

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

Training, marketing, product documentation, etc. We as an industry dedicate vast amounts of R&D resources to general functionality such as workflow, collaboration and now social media functionality that will never get adopted past the departmental level. Training content developers, subject-matter experts, product managers, marketing specialists, instructional designers, technical writers, consultants, etc. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Writing with Bitly

Doc Searls

So yesterday I had one with mroth , head of product for Bitly , the company whose service changes the other day caused a roar of negative buzz , including some from me , here. As an art and a practice, writing is no less a product of its instruments than are music and painting. I’m sure they do to some extent today (where would we all be without RSS ?), Markets are conversations , they say.

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Kapp Notes , January 20, 2009 Wiki activities 5 stage model , April 7, 2008 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS , October 10, 2007 Wiki working , June 19, 2009 Wiki: Intro to Emerging Tech , July 18, 2009 Could A Wiki Be Your Next Talent Management System?

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Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Improved product, better advertising, great WOM How can you please the Social Customer? Jive When I visited Jives products page and their solutions page, all I got in Firefox was a blank page. I just got very (un)lucky clicking Products and then Solutions and getting two blank pages in a row. Stay in the know via email, RSS, dashboards, and more Listen up people, that is simply impossible. Adopt vs adapt Microsoft and Cloud - they just don't get it, do t.

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

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS I Know It When I See It January 27 2009 Comments to this post More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments?

Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment

Tony Karrer

adoption is getting folks to manage their personal knowledge and adopt practices like blogging for personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal learning. What this has come to make me realize is that for the vast majority of knowledge workers (including myself), there should be no separation between my Personal Learning Environment (PLE), my Personal Knowledge Management system, and my day-to-day set of tools that enhance my knowledge worker productivity.

Refresh, Retain, Reuse

Kevin Wheeler

HR needs to adopt the same philosphy about employees. In a down economy, speed to productivity is often less of a concern. Perhaps an internal policy requiring reuse, retraining or redeployment before layoffs would encourage managers to adopt a sustainable talent strategy and build more flexibility into their employees.

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

Clay Shirky

You just have to demand, and be willing to pay for, a news product worthy of your affections. Matlack’s sentiment is clearly heartfelt, and creating a high-quality product for a group of loyal and passionate readers willing to pay for it certainly sounds like an interesting business to get into. 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. Entries (RSS).

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Semantic Web - Some Responses

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On the technical side * First of all W3C RDF does not require that everyone adopts the same vocabulary for a domain. However, in order for RDF to be useful, different entities must adopt *some* vocabulary. RSS vs RDF vs Atom. You'd never see an RSS-type document with: rss:title atom:title dc:title So we need to know (via crosswalks) that what atom means by title is the same as what DC means by title. Anyhow, I haven't seen any evidence of increasing adoption.

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How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. Personal Productivity (14). One of the most recent adopters of this technique is the Dutch company, PAT Learning Solutions , which held a FedExDay last month. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Of course, there’s a lot of great information out there on this via eLearning Learning under terms like Discussion Forum , Collaboration in Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Adoption , Benefits of Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Case Studies. I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running.

Learning in the Digital Age: The Reality and the Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The principle of the categorical imperative tells us when somebody prescribes something as a solution, to imagine everybody in the world adopting that solution and then to ask whether it makes sense. I remember the RSS standards wars of the late `80s, early `90s. RSS was a syndication format and there were too many different flavours of RSS. Then after that we had RSS and Atom, two different standards. Let me tell you story of the great bear.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Shared Services between Institutions Manish Gupta - e-Learning Predictions for 2011 Live Online Training to Grow in India Birth of Motion Controlled Learning & Interactivity Performance Support Tools to Gain Adoption Outsourcing to Continue Growing Gaming to Gain Momentum LMS’s to Remain Primary Delivery Mechanism for e-Learning Glenn Hansen's 2011 predictions - 2011 - the year of collaboration Collaboration tools such as micro-blogging software (e.g.

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

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 It wouldn’t be prohibitively difficult or expensive for enterprises to adopt 2.0 a Vendor's QoS and image are the product of longstanding trust and publicity campaigns 2.0 lies in the increases in productivity, innovation and enjoyment it enables. Introducing the pattern examples you say: "[runaway successful products].

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. Adopting F.W. So we face the problem of convincing managers to adopt new mental models that incorporate the intangibles generated by a whole system, the organization and its interconnected networks. To begin measuring increases in productivity and value in a networked social computing environment, we propose return on investment in interaction (ROII), derived from the principles of Metcalfe’s law of networks.

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Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Meanwhile the people spinning visions of popular walled gardens and enthusiastic micropayment adoption, visions unsupported by reality, were regarded not as charlatans but saviors. With the old economics destroyed, organizational forms perfected for industrial production have to be replaced with structures optimized for digital data. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Entries (RSS). and Comments (RSS Clay Shirky.

On value and valuation

Doc Searls

For example, RSS (currently getting more than 3 billion results on Google). But Dave Winer , to his enormous credit, decided not to make RSS itself a business. He made RSS open infrastructure, just as Linus Torvalds did with Linux, and countless other geeks have done with their own contributions to the virtual lumberyard of free building material we use to make the online world. Thus there is no widely adopted open infrastructure for microblogging.

Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

If, seeing those challenges, we FONeros still thought it was possible to preserve most papers in something like their current form, we’d adopt Plan A too. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 To put it differently, traditional newspapers still enjoy returns to scale on the production side that make it unbelievably expensive to compete on the same news. Entries (RSS). and Comments (RSS Clay Shirky.

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E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The same vendors thatsold these tools - companies like Microsoft and Adobe - sold web production andviewing tools. LMSs were firmly entrenched in the world of content production, and toa lesser extent the world of networked communication. We saw the emergence of Blackboard and WebCT, and on thecommercial side products like Saba and Docent. Innovators moved on and began to tryradical new technologies like RSS and AJAX, Twitter and Technorati.

What's Coming Out of the Wall?

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet What’s Coming Out of the Wall? I agree with you that businesses who adopt Cloud Computing cannot flourish without a healthy IT organization. It sells a tremendous array of products and services, for every industry, need, or activity. What’s more, if for any reason the provider of your product disappears, then your product disappears as well.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Why not measure instead what we’re really interested in – innovativeness, productivity, service levels, etc.? helps with innovation, productivity, service, etc. We’re working with a couple of major customers on using social analytics ( [link] ) provided by our Harvest Report Server product to measure E2.0

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Enterprise 2.0 It’s logical and natural to think that all the good new product ideas come out of the design department and R&D labs, that the folk in the IT department are the best ones to help you with your computer problem, and that the engineers are the only ones who can figure out why the doors start rattling after 5,000 miles on the road.

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 But a fully Weblike company is a useful strawman because it sets up the question “Why not?&# – why would it be bad (in addition to difficult) for a company to adopt these characteristics?

10 predictions for 2012 | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. Personal Productivity (14). The year’s must-have technology product won’t be the iPad 3 or iPhone 5 , but the Lytro camera. The “Talent Supply Chain” will emerge as the driving force behind organizational productivity and strategic planning… Maryann Kerr on December 28, 2011. I want one, but to become the next big thing (over Mac, none the less) there has to more than great product. Dan Pink. Contact.

It’s Like This… : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS It’s Like This… January 8 2009 Comments to this post A little while back interviewer extraordinaire Charlie Rose invited me and SAP co-CEO Leo Apotheker to talk with him about IT, particularly enterprise software, and its impact on business and competition. Now, does anyone think that because we have access to identical factories, we`d have to turn out identical products?

CPsquare’s Connected Futures Workshop

Nancy White

Develop a deeper understanding of how new tools enable one another, are adopted and supported in communities. Have productive and lasting social connections with other participants, community leaders and community conveners. We will explore many readily available technologies, including web conferencing, teleconferences, blogging, RSS syndication, microblogging, social bookmarking and tagging, wikis, mashups, and social networking.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Learning needs to be an exploration and a discovery, not the output of predefined, standardized products. Right now, I currently have an issue with my own system because people are putting hypertext markup language inside the author field in their RSS. There''s the concern that widespread adoption of social media brings shared interactional practices that do not match university arrangements for learning. You don''t have to adopt and adapt IMS or IEEE or whatever.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Asynchronous Content Sharing / Editing In terms of using these products with remote work teams, Google Spreadsheets seems to have hit the most important items for me. Wiki Wake-up Call and Use Cases WikiPatterns --A great collection of patterns and "anti-patterns" that spur (or impede) wiki adoption Because I use Delicious as part of my better memory, I like it when work teams use it to share web pages that are relevant to the team.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Probably the most notable of the specialized computers, the iPod, has become one of the most popular consumer products of all time. Digital cameras have essentially replaced traditional cameras; Polaroid is ceasing production of instant film in 2009. Dignan, 2008) Microsoft needs to virtualize Windows, to create versions tailored to different devices, simplifying the operating system providing a similar user experience across a wide range of products.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Ready for Web 3.0?

John Hagel

Certainly the building blocks in the form of XML, RSS and Ajax (among others) are all in place. Rather than thinking about software as a service, from my perspective, it will be much more productive and rewarding the re-conceive software as a platform, but that’s the topic for another posting. More like the widespread adoption of Web 2.0.