Thinking outside the pipes

Doc Searls

It’s just business jive for stuff that floats subscription and advertising revenue online. It was not designed for billing, or for managing scarcities. Instead it was designed to connect anything to anything, and to put all the smarts in the nodes of the network, rather than in intermediaries. Its design obeys protocols, which are manners among machines and software.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

The social business bandwagon has arrived and companies are installing Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, Sharepoint, HootSuite, and more to replace outmoded intranets and improve the way they transact business. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

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Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

A follow-up post in July, by Harvey Anderson , Senior VP Business and Legal Affairs at Mozilla, was titled Up With People , and laid on even more of the same jive, this time without comments. In the fifties, if you wanted to buy a toaster, you only had a few practical choices.

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Ten Steps to Building a Great Learning Environment

Nigel Paine

Comment: “A challenge is the “training” market – providers are interested in selling courses; L and D buy a “solution” – whilst courses may be needed, we have to think about application and embedding learning – just in time, mentor support, exchange of ideas etc. For most companies, just implementing good usability and instructional design principles would be a monumental achievement! Tools: Jive is an online collaboration tool.

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Beyond caveat emptor

Doc Searls

The Web has always embodied the design asymmetry of server and client. “Advertisers want to buy access to people, not Web pages.&#. These are designed to support what Steve Gillmor calls gestures , which he started talking about back in 2005 or so.

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Bag ‘o tabs

Doc Searls

“…we can use the tools of Web science to design and build a better and more resilient Web — but that we must move quickly or there will be nothing left to save.” Approximately 0% of the jive around the Internet of Things today is about that, however. What Money Can Buy: Darren Walker and the Ford Foudation set out to conquer inequality , by Larissa MacFarquhar in The New Yorker.

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