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

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

Jane Hart

It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. 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.

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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?

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Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

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. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

I suspect that, somehow, the Social Web slows down a fair bit when blogging kicks in and that may well be the reason why I am having plenty more conversations over here in this blog, since I resumed my blogging mojo just recently, than in the last few months on media tools.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. I, too, ask why social software was a buzzword in 2003.

STRETCH Is An Excellent Book To Help You With Tomorrow’s Workplace

Dan Pontefract

Indeed, the authors of the new book, STRETCH: How To Future Proof Yourself For Tomorrow’s Workplace , agree. They urge us to, “Stretch how we learn, stretch to stay open in our thinking, stretch to build diverse networks and experiences, and stretch our motivation.”

Book week

Doc Searls

Generations of marketers have been brought up on an adversarial view of the customer, the target, the win… In all the discussions we’ve had here in Forbes about social business we have yet to stray into the use and purpose of social data, as if we too largely accept that the adversarial view is the only one. In Doc Searls Wants You to Join Him in The Intention Economy , Scott Merrill writes in Techcrunch , The book is easy to read, written in Searls’ first-person voice.

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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. If you are working with data in any way, you need this book.

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Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. As some of you might know, I recently published my first book. Excited doesn’t begin to describe how I feel about both the book and becoming a rookie published author.

Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead

Dan Pontefract

Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘ Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. formal informal social social learning social networking

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ But today, in 2013, I want to discuss a new weapon — a weapon of class destruction — and that weapon is social.

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5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

1) Social Learning. That is social learning. I’ve written about the act of curation before and yes, it’s so important it’s in the Flat Army book as well.

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?

A story about Connected: The Film and why you must see it

Ross Dawson

When I wrote the book Living Networks , I was determined to show people that ‘living networks’ was not just a metaphor, but a real phenomenon. I wrote an extensive introduction showing how the networks were literally coming to life.

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The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect


Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. By 2020, the workplace will be highly personalized and social. Social networks will be the first point of contact between companies and their future employees and internal social networks will be the primary way that workers communicate, connect and collaborate. By Jeffrey Katzman.

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

Here were five executives on stage — plus me — all being social through a face-to-face exchange of advice, counsel and guidance to an audience full of eager learners. Panelists, moderator and the audience … we were there being social because it was scheduled.

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Our shrinking degrees of separation: heading down from 6 to 3

Ross Dawson

In Chapter 1 of my 2002 book Living Networks I wrote: When did you last say or hear someone say “what a small world”? As I pointed out in Living Networks, while numbers of connections help to shrink our degrees of separation, the real driver is diversity of connections.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. The ‘social intranet’ vision is going to bust out soon, in my opinion.

In Defense of Alexandra Samuel

Dan Pontefract

I also wrote a 90,000 word book entirely in Evernote … and blogged about it too. Alexandra Samuel is a digital pioneer; a champion of change in this new found social world order. evernote leadership social social media social networking technology alexandra samuel

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.

The Social Network Business Plan – Review

Harold Jarche

The Social Network Business Plan: 18 strategies that will create great Wealth by David Silver. There are lots of specific tactics in this book so it’s quite appropriate for entrepreneurs. There is not much theory on groups or networks, but lots of anecdotes.

Creating emergent, adaptive systems in organizations

Ross Dawson

In my book Living Networks I included a small section on Creating adaptive systems in Chapter 6 on Network Presence. Too much structure in trying to enhance internal networks and collaboration usually results in the unforeseeable—and most valuable—interactions never happening. The networks are alive. Crowdsourcing Future of work Living Networks book Social networks

The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

Ross Dawson

In my book Living Networks I wrote about how the networks in which we live are coming to life, making us all part of what we can quite accurately think of as a global brain. I wrote an extended introduction to the book that went into this concept in depth.

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

My social media journey, like many of you, included Facebook at a time when most of us had no idea where social networking was heading. These and many other social networking sites and applications were merely pixels of imagination back when Facebook launched.

The top 30 Thought Leaders in crowdfunding

Ross Dawson

at #29, probably mainly due to the success of my book Getting Results From Crowds and the crowdsourcing workshops I’ve been running around the world over the last couple of years. The post The top 30 Thought Leaders in crowdfunding appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

We relied on one another, as strong and weak tie neighbours, often congregating in these buildings to share, to socialize, and to learn. I worry, however, that ‘ Nimby Neighbourhoods’ will supersede actual social relationship building.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. So why is social media not social learning?

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

People continued to occasionally tag me so it appeared (at times) that my social feed was in fact active. If someone sent me an inmail message via Facebook, I’d also answer those through the social hub feature of my Blackberry Z10. The launch of the book?

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

Dan Pontefract

While I was enjoying a separation from the external world of social media this past summer, George Siemens of Athasbasca University , authored a very stirring if not controversial post entitled “ Losing interest in social media: there is no there there “ .

The rise of micro mavens: Building business empires around personal brands

Ross Dawson

Trevor Young , aka PR Warrior , is launching a new site Micro Domination which covers the “Global Microbrand Revolution” The site already includes an excellent free e-book The Micro Maven Revolution. BE SOCIAL. Definitely read the complete e-book for more detailed insights.

Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts

Beth Kanter

The holiday break is a great time to read books, both for work and just plan fun. Earlier this week, I read the recently published “ Mindful Social Marketing ” by colleague Janet Fouts. If you are doing social media for a nonprofit, this book is a must read.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

In 1984, she wrote her first book on computers and people, "The Second Self," in 1984, a book she describes as “full of hope and optimism.” Her second  book, "Life on the Screen" , published in 1995, focused on  “the new opportunities for exploring identity online”. Fifteen years later she has published a third book, “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Computers and Less From Each Other”.  Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.

The future of business education will be centered on contextual learning

Ross Dawson

The event organizers, the Centre for Accounting, Governance, and Sustainability and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia , have now released a book The Virtual University: Impact on Australian Accounting and Business Education based on the conference proceedings.

Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

” The article goes on to give my life history in brief, including the books I have written that have shaped my career, and describes how I often use scenario planning with major organizations engaging with the future.

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

Learning in a social network world: the new opportunities. • One of the distinctions I brought out in my book Living Networks (and many others have made in various guises) was between Collections and Connections. It is now well established performance is driven by the patterns and quality of connections that are together make up organizational networks. Keynote speaker Social media Social networks

Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

Ross Dawson

I will be MC for the conference day, and will also run a half-day workshop on Creating Results Using Social Media on the following day. Workshop: Creating Results With Social Media in HR. The primary handout for attendees will be a large chunk of my book on Implementing Enterprise 2.0.

Professional services relationships as the primary portal to value creation

Ross Dawson

In my first book Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships I described how value in professional services resides to an increasing degree in the relationship with the client. The post Professional services relationships as the primary portal to value creation appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Business relationships Professional services Social networks Uncategorized

Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization

Ross Dawson

We now all understand that markets are conversations, and organizations must have great ability to build real conversations with their customers in a world of social media. Organizational networks. The development of strong networks that allow the most relevant capabilities to be applied to emerging problems or opportunities happens through conversation. Social media skills. Future of business Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

Beth Kanter

Earlier this week, I wrote a guest post over at FrogLoop blog about Five Social Media Books , although not everyone liked the post. I admit that I mostly read non-fiction, but if I only read social media or geeky books that would be too narrow. This book will help.