Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

One of the best decisions I ever made upon becoming a freelancer, nearly three years ago, was to consciously spend plenty more time doing tons of additional reading (Whereas in the past I just couldn’t, for whatever the reason), whether it was books, white papers, reports, studies, research, articles, long-form blog posts, etc. Did we manage to kill already the conversation in the so-called traditional social media tools landscape?

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 ).


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The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Thanks much for the recent concerns shown upon out there through various social channels. Traditional Hierarchies inside Social Networks – Not So Much an Oxymoron Anymore . Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Trends in the Living Networks

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. and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. This requires the design of a network structure in which nodes (e.g. In a simple sense a greater network density (e.g.

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. That is, self-promoting your own content in your own blog that you may find scattered around all over the place (other blog posts, podcasts, vodcasts, webinars, seminars, online workshops, mainstream articles and so on and so forth). The benefits of being a Social IBMer in a digital world.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Where did we leave behind the social business transformation? And just like we commoditised email back in the day, it’s starting to look like we are commoditising social networking for business along the very same lines. . practitioner, specially, in the Social Web.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today? So, here are my Top Learning Tools (for now), where ‘ work is learning, learning is the work ’, that my good friend Harold Jarche would say and that he wrote back in the day in a beautiful article.

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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.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

A couple of days ago, the always insightful Shel Israel put together in his Forbes column one of those rather interesting and thought-provoking articles that will surely shake the ground for the vast majority of those folks who may have been advocating for social networking tools out there on the Social Web as the next big thing. In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

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. In a networked world, we must understand the networks in which we are embedded.

Applying platform strategy to Facebook Instant Articles

Ross Dawson

Probably the most reported aspect of my opening keynote at INMA World Congress in New York last week on Creating the Future of News was my response to an audience question about how publishers should think about Facebook’s new offer to publishers to host their articles for mobile viewing. The post Applying platform strategy to Facebook Instant Articles appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of media Mobile Social media Social networks

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

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. Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala.

Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose

Luis Suarez

Even more so when plenty of my closed networks strongly discouraged me to publish it, because they thought it just wasn’t me. That’s what empowering, trustworthy, caring and nurturing networks can do to you, when you least expected, after you have decided to go the extra mile and trust them dearly as if they were an integral part of you: they protect you to death even against your own self. .

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]. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, Denmark. Reconceptualizing facilitation and participation in a networked (MOOC) context | Full Circle Associates.

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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. For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Of particular and relevant interest to this article I am putting together over here in this blog would be item #1 on “ The Social Buzz Wears Off ” where Alan comes to share this rather shocking , perhaps, too harsh statement: “ 2012 will be the year employees start hating social software “ Goodness! I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users?

Favourite Posts and Articles of 2013 That I Read

Dan Pontefract

The trips as a wee child to the massive toy store — where I could peruse for hours the array of colourful boxes and bins yearning for my attention and my parent’s wallet — reminds me of those internet enabled humans willingly writing posts and articles for the enjoyment (and learning) of all. Social apps reintroduce personality at work by Valentina Craft. Networks are the new companies by Harold Jarche. The Sound of Social Business by Celine Schillinger.

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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. As I read through the article though, I began to crave for a more explicit typology to make sense of the diversity of social network sites that continue to emerge and evolve. 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. As I read through the article though, I began to crave for a more explicit typology to make sense of the diversity of social network sites that continue to emerge and evolve. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

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. Jeanne Meister has published a short case study on Intel's use of social networking here focussing on its social media training programme that over 20,000 staff have now completed. And a whole bunch of social networking policy papers are available on line in a Social Media Governance database.

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.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Trends in the Living Networks

The article quotes research which implies what I and a handful of others have been saying for quite a years now. The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

His article surely is a must-read, not only because it covers a good number of the entries which have been trying to kill blogging from as early as 2007, but also because of his conclusion, which is one of my favourites as well for a good number of subjects nowadays: it depends. Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Yes, blogging still has got a place within today’s social networking tools landscape.

nigelpaine.com - Blog - When NOT to Use Social Networking

Nigel Paine

Articles. Articles. Articles. When NOT to Use Social Networking. The Read/Write Web has posted a useful little article listing five very good reasons NOT to go in for social networking. The article expands these broad headings, into short explanations. But it does go on to spend more time encouraging you to experiment with social networking and points out that only 2% of companies use Twitter as a marketing tool. Links.

Your social network effects your behaviors and even your health

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen There is a fascinating article titled Three Degrees of Contagion in the January 2009 issue of New Scientist. Furthermore, it seems that behaviors, ill-health and even moods pass through friendship networks across several degrees of separation, and we are almost bound to "catch" them. What influence do these networks have on our behaviors? In the article, they offer five tips for a healthier social network: Choose your friends carefully.

T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Tony O'Driscoll, Paula Ketter and I did a webcast for T+D - ASTD's publication today. Unfortunately, we ran into a few technical issues.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences | Main | On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection » October 15, 2007 Social networks and Organizational Governance This past July I spent a week at Imperial College in London, most of it working in the Innovation Group where I have an appointment as adjunct professor. We need to better harness the power of our 350K people networking.

The only real social networks are personal ones

Doc Searls

› The only real social networks are personal ones December 18, 2007 in Blogging , Future , Ideas , Past , VRM , problems | 65 comments Should Brands Join or Build Their Own Social Network? Forgive me for being an old fart, but today’s “social networks&# look to me like yesterday’s online services. First, I’m not sure a “brand&# can get social at all. Your socializing may vary.

The (in)accuracy of long-tail Wikipedia articles – can you help improve mine?

Trends in the Living Networks

A well-known study was carried out in 2005 by scientific journal Nature showing that the accuracy of Wikipedia articles on science was comparable to that of Encyclopedia Brittanica. A more recent study by Epic and University of Oxford again showed comparable quality of articles across many domains of study and languages. However the problem is that both of these studies compared articles of substance on academic topics. I’m not going to edit my own Wikipedia article.

SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | 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… Oct 27 2008 SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 Published by Nancy White at 2:50 pm under communities of practice , events , networks This seminar is being organized by some great friends and colleagues. How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks?

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.

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

Ross Dawson

The segment described some just-released research titled Computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which says: This study compares the accuracy of personality judgment—a ubiquitous and important social-cognitive activity—between computer models and humans. Our findings highlight that people’s personalities can be predicted automatically and without involving human social-cognitive skills.

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

It wasn’t one of those celebrated public cries to the masses which normally goes something like, “hey everyone, I’m fed up with social tools and social networks and social sandwiches so I’m going to go into digital hibernation for a while … will you miss me … will I miss you … look at me, look at me, look at me.” People continued to occasionally tag me so it appeared (at times) that my social feed was in fact active.

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Ross Dawson

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic. The article’s title, Get online or ‘be left behind’ quotes an interview with me. It is very easy for journalists to focus on the negative when covering children and social media, so I’m very glad they took a more balanced stance.

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 vision of individuals controlling their own data was clearly articulated by John Hagel and Jeffrey Rayport in a 1997 Harvard Business Review article The Coming Battle for Customer Information. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

The article focuses on my thoughts on the value of predictions. I am quoted in the article: “A prediction can have negative value, by misleading people, by taking away all the uncertainties and the possibilities,” he says. The article describes how when I worked in the financial markets I saw analysts doing extensive research and then generating currency, interest rate, and equity market forecasts.

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. Arguably, PR should be at the center of the marketing universe, since it is better able than any other discipline to deal with a world driven by relationships, fueled by connectivity, social, mobile, and power shifting to the individual.

Agencies must adapt to a marketing world based on open systems

Ross Dawson

John has just published an excellent article on HBR Blogs titled The Future of Marketing, as Seen at Cannes Lions. Yet it is providing massive opportunities to agencies that understand this new world, can facilitate the connections between brands and communities, and tap the most relevant talent and insights from across the planet to bring a brand to life in a networked world. Business relationships Crowdsourcing Future of business Innovation Marketing Social networks

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A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

SAP describes Jam as follows: SAP Jam delivers social collaboration where you work, connecting customers, partners, and colleagues with information, applications, and processes to solve business-critical problems and to drive results – all in your business applications, on your mobile device, or in SAP Jam. We already were a somewhat social savvy organization, so the participation rate thus far isn’t surprising … although I still believe it could be much better.

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"NSA joining social network for intelligence analysts" (Baltimore Sun)

Mark Oehlert

So the upshot of this article is that the NSA is joining an ongoing effort called "A-Space" within the intelligence community to share info. I just started wondering, if we stood up these networks in our own environments, would we have to exclude anyone to get that 'honest collaboration'? I tend to think of pushing for ever more open networks so this one has me thinking a bit.

Are social media killing real conversation? An antidote from John.

Steve Denning

» January 11, 2011 Are social media killing real conversation? A powerful antidote to this emerging conventional wisdom that computers kill real conversation can be found in John Hagel’s brilliant review of the movie, The Social Network. Hagel argues that the movie makes the case that the real tragedy, according to the movie, is that the social network catalyzed by Zuckerberg is replacing real relationships with superficial relationships for everyone.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization? BRANDfog – an external consulting firm – conducted a survey in 2012 and discovered when members of the C-Suite began engaging in external social media (like Twitter, Facebook, etc.)