Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

The New York Times has an interesting article titled Engineering Serendipity which looks at the some of the ways companies are trying to create felicitous and unexpected connections between their staff. This requires the design of a network structure in which nodes (e.g.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ).

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eide Neurolearning Blog Weekly articles related to brain-based learning and learning styles, problem-solving and creativity, kids, families, and parenting, gifted and visual learners, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, autism, and more.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld great article collection. Article: [link]. Design should begin with where we want to end up.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration .

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Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

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 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Social Networking in the Workplace

Nigel Paine

I wrote my third article on the topic of social networking and there is so much buzzing around that theme that it is worth mentionning here. And a whole bunch of social networking policy papers are available on line in a Social Media Governance database.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the right hand pane, in the Users-Options tab, you can set the account values for all your social networks (Facebook is legacy - the code stills supports Facebook, but it has been more than two years since I used it, and things may have changed).

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You can access your account data by clicking on Myself -> Social Network -> Options, as follows: Figure 137 - Social Network Options Button This displays a screen with all your account information.

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SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

Our findings highlight that people’s personalities can be predicted automatically and without involving human social-cognitive skills. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of humanity Marketing Social media Social networks

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

Launch of Creating the Future of PR – shaping an exceptional future for the industry

Ross Dawson

In my article Join Us in Creating the Future of PR I frame the context for the launch of the publication: The fundamental capabilities of PR professionals are more relevant than ever in our intensely networked world.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

I was recently interviewed for an extended article Networked Business: The wealth in your connections written by Nick Saalfeld for the Microsoft Talking Business series. Here are some excerpts from the article, which provide a neat summary of some of my thinking on the space.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25.

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

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

Judith Donath is giving a book talk to launch The Social Machine. I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. Our interfaces may look sophisticated but they’re primitive when it comes to enabling social interaction. It slowed down a lot of social design.

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LinkedIn removes reply before accepting invitations, accelerating the devaluation of connections

Ross Dawson

When I first wrote the article I incorrectly thought there wasn’t a way to message people who had invited you to connect without first accepting the invitation. Business relationships Social media Social networks Uncategorized

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

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

A recent article on Mashable provided a nice review of MySpace's New Strategy. design with some hip, artist-designed themes. In this and other cases, MySpace is not competing directly with Facebook, but rather providing a social content platform.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Get going with social media.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Below is my article in full. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media. Social search will drive value.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) | Main | Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) » July 02, 2007 "Is Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege.

Bridging Across Language Online | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You put in a URL, designate what dictionary you want to use. on 23 Oct 2008 at 2:23 am Another site that may help bridge the language barrier is: [link] They let you create a multilingual widget for your site (including Blogs, Social networks, eBay, etc.).

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lots of great articles in SCIENCE.that you cant see.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « When "starting your own business" goes micro. Main | The Onion Nailed the "Starbucks Training Day" in 2001 » February 26, 2008 Lots of great articles in SCIENCE.that you cant see.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « OMG.There are spies everywhere sabotaging our organizations!! » June 16, 2008 "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome. " June 16, 2008 in nature of the universe type stuff | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis. Social network mapping is a skill that people need to learn.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

It’s really two articles in one – and theres an underlying tension between the two articles. The HBR article broadly deals with the topic of management innovation and it helps to expand our view of innovation. Unfortunately, this second article gets buried in the HBR piece.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring and Healthcare

John Hagel

Executives seeking to understand the offshoring challenge became very excited about an article on “Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution?” In brief, the article sought to define what kinds of jobs were vulnerable to offshoring and what kinds were not. The article observes that.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. » June 03, 2007 Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins Sam Adkins at Ambient Insight passed along a link to a post on the Social Strategist that I just reading through now but which does a compare and contrast between some of the emerging tools for creating mash-ups.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

In this article we try to do three things. Unfortunately, this term has been so broadly used that it encompasses everything from a one-off licensing deal to massive networks of participants collaborating on innovation initiatives.

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Why L&D?

Clark Quinn

The prevailing attitude of this extreme view is that the Enterprise Social Network is the natural successor to the LMS, and it’s going to come from operations or IT rather than L&D. Don’s on a new mission, something he calls DesignX, which is scaling up design processes to deal with “complex socio-technological systems” And he recently wrote an article about why DesignX that put out a good case why L&D as well.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Hey! That doesnt mean that its not a good article, it is, just slightly predictable. I made a Blidget!

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On Amsterdam, bikes and the Copenhagen Wheel thingy

Adaptive Path

Day 1 (Design Strategy) kicked off on Monday with Henning , and today the Design Research session is going strong with Paula. Andrew and I are in the wings, prepping for Day 3 (Information Architecture) and Day 4 (Interaction Design.) MIT News article.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

TechCrunch has a great article which looks at the major efforts through the lens of Firefoxs effort - Prism. ZDNet has an article that also looks at Prism and the idea that it isalready available as an extension in the beta versions of firefox 3.

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

And I guess, after all of this time, I am now ready to put together this article to explain why not and what I am doing instead. Our social network.

What are the jobs of the future?

Ross Dawson

It made me remember an interview I did a couple of years for an article on the jobs of the future. They just took a brief quote from my interview: Futurist Ross Dawson of the Future Exploration Network says that when social networks burst onto the scene, roles as community managers or social network managers became a necessity. Here is the list of jobs of the future that I told the journalist about: Social network manager.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

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