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?

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. Quite frankly, that saddens me because although technology isn’t the answer, enterprise social networks can do so much good for an organization’s culture and engagement. enterprise social networks leadership esn

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Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. These social tools don’t want you to have that click , because they know they moment you do you are free to walk away and you will walk away to never return back again. .

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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 . I guess that’s what blogging / writing does to you.

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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

How kind are social networks?

David Weinberger

Fascinating report by Pew Internet on the emotional climate adults find on social networking sites. It’s easy to see how this compares with our expectations about social networks. And you can’t have a blog for long without attracting some mean-spirited comments, On the other hand, it’s hard to know what to make of this compared to non-digital social networks.

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).

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. They could also do it as comments on a blog. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. Being a network, they generally are a little harder for people to understand.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

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.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Trends in the Living Networks

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site. While 97% of people access social networks from computers, 37% access them from mobile phones and a cumulative 6% from iPads, e-readers, and handheld music players.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

In one of my earlier blog posts from last week, I got asked the following question: “ So, what we all want to know is what have you been doing and what/where can we find you in the future? ” 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?

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From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities.

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

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Luis Suarez

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve? Let’s go first and have a look into what some of the folks who were interviewed briefly by Dice News said about what were their main gripes with regards to social networking tools and the Social Web in general.

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.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. tools (their environment in particular had blogs, feeds, wikis, discussion boards, portals, and profiles), and to talk about some case studies of successes. Each of these can be accomplished well through social networking tools.

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.

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. and then resume the more ad hoc mixture of blogs I've been using for many years.

Compulsory viewing: A CEO perspective on the business value of internal social networks

Trends in the Living Networks

A few days ago Arie Goldshlager pointed me to the fantastic video below of Giam Swiegers, CEO of Deloitte Australia, talking about the company’s use of micro-blogging. Shortly after Forrester announced that Deloitte Australia’s Yammer network had won its 2011 Forrester Groundswell award in the category of Collaboration Systems. Undoubtedly a major factor in Deloitte Australia’s success in internal social networks is the unreserved support of its CEO.

Nurturing Your Social Networks To Help You Find Your Purpose

Luis Suarez

I guess it’s now a good time to resume my regular blogging activities, once again, don’t you think? After all, it’s been over three months since I last created a blog entry over here and I suppose I am very much overdue on it. Over the course of the last 3 months there have been several attempts where I drafted a blog post I just kept writing, and re-writing, over and over again, and I eventually gave up on it. Isn’t blogging such a wonderful thing?

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Trends in the Living Networks

While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. I had eagerly joined SixDegrees.com , the very first social networking application, not long after it was founded in 1997, highly excited by its potential. Ryze , one of the most popular social platforms of the day, is now a shadow of its former self.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

In a rather thought-provoking blog post shared a few days back , my good friend, the always insightful, Alan Lepofsky ventured to put together what could well be some very interesting predictions for 2012 with a slight twist that I am sure is going to provoke lots of healthy dialogue as we start moving into the new year. 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?

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team.

Social Network Operating System

Tony Karrer

Their comments around Social Operating Systems is interesting: The issue, and what social operating systems will resolve, is that today's tools do not recognize the "social graph"-the network of relationships a person has, independent of any given networking system or address book; the people one actually knows, is related to, or works with. Social networking sits on top of this and provides interfaces that allow us to interact.

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Luis Suarez

Once again, it’s been a little while since I put together a blog post over here, but this time around for a very good reason. Yes, I am now back to work, back to the social grid, back to carry on with my usual blogging mojo. Thus from here onwards, and over the next few days, I’ll be putting together a series of entries, where I will talk about the conference itself, i.e. keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, networking opportunities, etc.

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

Luis Suarez

Scott Monty has got a rather interesting and very insightful blog post where he comes to ponder how every year there are a bunch of people out there, coming from different places, who keep questioning whether blogging is dead or whether we are enjoying the last few days of that phenomenon that got started over 14 years ago. Is blogging dead for you folks as well? Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Blogging is not dead!

Social Network Portability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to the social-network-portability list, August 21, 2007. First, social network portability Not coincidentally the name of this list. Not an aggregation of all social networks in the world or anything like that. Think of a person's personal social network on, say, Facebook. Other social networks will roll this their own way. Because the idea here isn't so much to broadcast one's social network to the world.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

I received a great question from someone relative to my last post - Required Reading for Training Managers where I continue to suggest the benefits of blogging (see Blogging - I'm Pushing Harder Now and Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog for recaps of much of this). The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues?

Too Many Social Networks?

Tony Karrer

I just read David Warlicks' post - I Just Don't Get it Yet â€" Social Networks where he discusses his recent experience with several Ning generated social networks including: I've joined Library 2.0 , School 2.0 , and Classroom 2.0. I have an unflattering picture of me there, a place to put a blog, a profile (which I've scaled way back), a picture of Steve Hargadon (best part of the page), and something called a Chatter.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. There’s lots more for me to learn, of course, but there are powerful reasons to blog about it along the way as well. I find blogging personally beneficial to cause me to take time to reflect, and that’s one of the best investments you can make in effectiveness.

Multiple Social Networks

Tony Karrer

Luis Suarez and Dennis McDonald have posted about the issues with the large number of social networking sites: Your Single Social Network - ClaimID and Identity 2.0 Is There Such a Thing as "Social Networking Fatigue"? In these posts they discuss the fact that with as many social networking sites (and I would add other kinds of Web 2.0

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Tony Karrer

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. or as Chris puts it : "to build a social network with its skin inside out". This aligns pretty well with my experience of Learning and Networking with a Blog. It appears to be heading in a good direction where you can have a distributed understanding of the social graph. Interesting to see the buzz around Diso.

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. The content is the anchor and shaper of social networks.

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. The content is the anchor and shaper of social networks.

The best social networking tool

Euen Semple

I have always argued that blogs are the best way to establish and maintain networks of interesting people - way better than things like Facebook and Linkedin. Llia E0fimova has just published a great series of interviews with a bunch of blogger on how they use their blogs for networking. If you are interested in doing this too take a look

New Hire Onboarding Blog or Social Network

Tony Karrer

How about asking select new hires to keep an inside the firewall blog as they begin their jobs at your company? or If they come into the company in waves, how about providing them a discussion group or better yet a social network tool that has good discussions as a means of communicating with each other and with coaches? Just wanted to through an idea at everyone that came up during several discussions today at DevLearn.

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

Trends in the Living Networks

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. My Influence Landscape from 2009 shows the key elements of influence, including a section on ‘Influence Networks’ showing the elements of social network structure that drive the dissemination of influence.