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Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

I fail to understand why this is big news, since US intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis (SNA) for domestic purposes since the 1990s, and likely even before that. I have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002.

Analysis and Support of MOOCs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions to the Network Learning 'Hot Seat' addressing the question, "How do we analyse and support the networked interactions of thousands of people learning together?" With respect to the analysis of the networked interactions, it's not clear to me that we should even be doing this, at least, not in the sense suggested by the question. Wellman is interested in the formation and definition of community, and social network theory.

Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

I was surprised to find that there is a fair chance that New Zealand has the highest rate of social network usage in the world. The chart above shows a summary of data from Nielsen on the time spent per month on social networks in a variety of countries around the world.

Using social network analysis to uncover authority and centrality

Ross Dawson

As reflected by the title of this blog, networks have long been at the heart of how I see the world. I have applied the tools and approaches of network analysis to a wide variety of domains, including organizational analysis , industry analysis , client relationship analysis , influence networks , sales and innovation networks , high-performance personal networks , and far more. Read the article for full details on the analysis.

Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. enterprise social networks leadership esn

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Formal, structured learning plays only a small role in getting things done in the networked workplace. Making sense of information, both personally and in networks, is becoming a key part of work. Network Learning.

Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

Productivity tools for the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

I developed my enterprise social network tool analytical framework at the request of a client who wanted to know what mix of platforms and tools was optimal for collaboration and knowledge sharing. Communicating effectively in communities & networks.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth Kanter

Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between. How do you create the inner circle of your network?

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization. There are two different lens to think about network mapping. You can do a whole network analysis.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. The slides to his presentation at SXSW today on Culture Networks and the codes that drive them are available below.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? Then I asked for a volunteer to make a connection with one of their networks to introduce themselves. Are you getting new ideas from your network?

Twitter network analysis of events - what's possible?

Ross Dawson

Among other interesting entrepreneurial activities Daniel is playing with a new venture that does analysis of Twitter activity around events. In terms of the overall network graph parameters, the network diameter (i.e.

5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading. Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations.

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

Ross Dawson

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. I won’t go into a detailed analysis here, but will just suggest some of the elements that are may be part of that story: * Facebook overreaches and pushes many of its users to look for an alternative.

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Beth Kanter

The organization is still relevant but no longer the only unit of analysis. The new reality of organizations as parts of networks requires another lens and different perspective. Both organizations and networks can be means to ends. Guest Post Networks

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Figure 4 : My LinkedIn Network Here''s me showing what I know. This is my LinkedIn network , and it shows a lot of connections. Automated Assessment But me showing what I know is me being on this network doing what I do, whatever I do. network software is getting smart enough to do it itself. It''s done all by neural network analysis of this published data.

Co-operation for Networks

Harold Jarche

Stephen Downes took me to task for my suggestion that collaboration was the optimum type of group work in networks: collaboration means ‘working together’. That’s why you see it in networks. That’s quite an important distinction when looking at work analysis and design.

KONY, Networked Nonprofits, and Transparency

Beth Kanter

There is more analysis of the problems over simplification like this cogent analysis from Ethan Zuckerman. One thing that is important to point out is that built their network before they needed with years of offline organizing with young people.

Tweets for the network era

Harold Jarche

Basically, social networking tools like blogging, or microblogging, that Bertrand mentioned above as examples, to open up our interactions, to free ourselves from the email and meetings yokes, to become more transparent on what we do, because as he mentioned on that article he put together, the more open and transparent we become in the workplace working out loud the much easier it would be for everyone else to help you when you would need it.

Networks, Neighbourhoods and Communities: A Reflection

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Network Components In Friday's CCK11 Elluminate session I highlighted some of the properties of networks in the following diagram: Now this isn't the most official diagram in the world, but it suffices to highlight some of the properties of networks we want to include in our discussions.

Networked learning in a changing world

Harold Jarche

A Baker’s Dozen: Principles of Value Networks | ValueNetworks.com by @vernaallee. The true shape and nature of collaboration is not the social network – it is the value network. Value networks are purposeful groups of people who come together in designated roles to take action or produce an outcome. Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.

Training Magazine Network Now Bringing You eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We get to finally announce that eLearning Learning has partnered with Training Magazine Network. The bigger change is described by Ray Jimenez, CEO of Training Magazine Network, a fellow blogger and likely someone many of you know. I'm really excited today.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” (Friendster was an early social networking site, kids. ” Second, social software should enable “the social network’s shape to emerge,” rather than requiring upfront (or, worse, topdown) provisioning of groups.

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

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: It's a mobile revolution.

Martijn Linssen

What the social networks offer on top of that, is the ability to broadcast photos and videos - and thats where the public is involved - not gets involved, but is involved. a simple SWOT analysis Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

Plenary Session: A Grantmakers’ Gathering on Networks

Beth Kanter

The morning plenary for A Grantmakers’ Gathering on Networks was designed to deliver robust, thought-provoking content for grantmakers who want to use a networked approach for the strategy as well as time for people to make connections with others and process and apply these new ideas.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

A range of other very specific insights were generated from the analysis, and these metrics are now tracked on an ongoing basis. Deloitte also use Yammer as inputs to organizational network analysis , allowing them to identify the network hubs and knowledge brokers across the firm. Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Digital Learning Research Network Conference

George Siemens

I’ve been working with several colleagues on arranging the upcoming Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) conference at Stanford, October 16-17, 2015. It will be an intentionally eclectic mix of people, institutions, and ideas as we explore the nodes that are weaving the network of education’s future. For a more thoughtful analysis of the conference and our call for submissions, see Bonnie Stewart , Kate Bowles , and Kristen Eshleman.

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth Kanter

Some 95% of teens ages 12-17 are online, 76% use social networking sites, and 77% have cell phones. In addition, 96% of those ages 18-29 are Internet users, 84% use social networking sites, and 97% have cell phones. There are more than 800 million people now signed up for the social network Facebook ; they spend 700 billion minutes using Facebook each month, and they install more than 20 million apps every day. Mindfulness Networks

Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

To remedy that we must allow the sexual life of ideas to flourish, enabling connections and networks to form. Organizational network analysis helps us to design more innovative companies and business ecosystems. Future of business Keynote speaker Social networks Uncategorized

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Networks

Harold Jarche

I’ve seen a merging of work and learning as more of our lives are lived in larger and more complex networks. In learning theory we now have Connectivism - the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organization theories. NETWORKS.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Let’s start our analysis with a few definitions first. social social flow social learning social media social networkingYou're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There, I said it. Social media is not social learning.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

June 4, 2009 From E-Learning to Social Learning , June 10, 2009 Investigating the Application of Social Software to Support Networked Learning , June 4, 2009 Top Keywords Social Learning (34) Social Network Analysis (4) Collaboration (43) Mobile Learning (18) Performance (46) Learning Management System (11) eLearning Technology. eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: InMaps - a priceless gem

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 28 January 2011 InMaps - a priceless gem LinkedIn released InMaps this week , a very nice visualisation method that divides your linkedIn network in companies, networks, groups, etcetera. a simple SWOT analysis Enterprise 2.0:

Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

Dan Pontefract

Is social media simply used to emote, distribute, vent and network or is it also used to enhance the knowledge base and thus to further the cognitive depth of society? Let’s ensure we capture George’s points first before we proceed to my own thoughts and analysis.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal. Star performers, however, rarely face such situations because they do the work of building reliable networks before they actually need them.