The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

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.

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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. Amygdala and social network size Supplementary information social network Social media picture Print this post Posted by Drs.

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?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."

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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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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.

Keynote: Creating the future of retail shopping precincts: The Power of Community and Uniqueness

Trends in the Living Networks

The usual caveat applies – the slides are designed to accompany my presentation and not to stand alone. Online shopping is becoming more compelling, through the quality of the experience, easier comparisons, integration with offline experiences, and now the overlay of social media and connections. * Collaboration Keynote speaker Social networks Social trends Uncategorized

May the Network Force Be With You

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As we know, The Force is a source of power for those who, like the Jedi , feel its flow. “The network force is similar,” wrote Silicon Valley network expert and entrepreneur James Currier in Your Life is Driven by Network Effects. “You don’t always see it, but it is exerting itself on you.

More on European UX Events

Adaptive Path

Below are the most interesting ones, followed by my impressions of 3 more European conferences: Euro IA, UX Russia and Design by Fire. Søren Muus was faster than me and he published an answer on the website of the newly created European Centre for User Experience (the ecux is the new name for the European IA network mentioned in the “overdoing it&# section of the newsletter). In Adaptive Path’s newsletter of September 28 , I shared my views on the European UX scene.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event will explore how the Web, collaboration and social software "will transform - actually reinvent - how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences.” Forty years ago, for example, the computer industry consisted primarily of expensive mainframes and supercomputers that only larger institutions could afford to buy and operate. Social networking is among today’s hottest new technologies and applications.

Humans are messy

Dave Snowden

The practical methods we teach are things like Social Network Stimulation and various short and long term methods for the use of Crews. A lot of it comes back to applying the three basic heuristics for complexity based design and interventions: Use finely grained objects. distributed cognition into a network and remove interpretative layers between subject/object and decision maker (disintermediation). It is not about formal design, communication and committment.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) | Main | Learning Games at Wharton » December 04, 2007 Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument? Recently a fairly rare thing occurred and Tom Crawford an I disagreed about something - and it wasnt whos turn it was to buy the round - it was about my post on the Kindle.

The Future of Online Learning 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The value proposition is an easy-to-understand reason why a customer should buy a product or service. What is the benefit to the person who uses or buys or pays for that thing? Another argument is that schools are essential for socialization. It's a social problem.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My contributions included this effort in learning design. s easy to forget the importance of the early instant messaging services, because they played such a significant role in developing a lot of the thinking that would eventually result on social networks and more. By 1993 I had written The Network Phenomenon , which is essentially a post-constructivist post-cognitivist theory of knowledge. For me, 2002 was the year of learning object repository networks.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

Furthermore, while social media monitoring and exploring, I am seeing an increase in not only speculation of that point, but a firm belief from others in the industry that there IS a shift happening in todays learning market. There is an incredible demand for data, social interactions and collaboration today, in what people are deeming the “communication age” or the “social age.” Social and mobile converge.

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Ideabox for #andyasks

Andy McAfee

I designate it with the hashtag #andyasks and suggest that all those responding do the same. Thx Here's the question for #andyasks: how are collaborative or social networking technologies impacting organization structures/reporting relationships today, and how are organizations adjusting their structures to realize the potential of these technologies? (or Meaning, stopped buying CDs after having been a fan for a long while.)

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in. Some people call this “social listening.&#

Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

Over the course of last few months a few folks have asked me about why I am not so active anymore in different social tools from the so-called Social Web, as well as why I stopped advocating and pontificating about their huge potential to transform the way we connect, collaborate, share our knowledge and, eventually, get work done more effectively. Our social network. And we buy it, because, you know, we still want to be right at the centre of the spotlight.

Vale Don Kirkpatrick

Clark Quinn

Rather than measuring the cost of hour of seat time or some other measure of efficiency, or, worse, not measuring at all, here was a plan that was designed to focus on meaningful change that the business needed. Performance support interventions or social network outcomes could similarly be measured (at least on levels 3 and 4), yet the language was all about training, which made it easy for folks to wrongly conclude that training was your only tool.

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In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

More than 90% of recent cases are made up by these foreign workers who live in tight quarters, and who have no chance for social distancing. Policy and governance has often been designed on a belief in generalisability, symmetry and an evenness of experience; welfare is provided for those who fall outside the norm. There will be multiple realities based on the existing conditions they are working with – density and networks, access to alternate sources of power and water, etc.

Why Work Smarter?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A straight forward book designed for managers who want a natural way to improve performance – without the typical management consulting crapola. However, the rise of social networking technology and Web 2.0 Buy a Fieldbook. Here are some blurbs from the next edition of The Working Smarter Fieldbook. This book is packed with ideas that will mess with your head – in a good way – by turning your old notions about training, work, and learning upside down and inside out.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

More than 90% of recent cases are made up by these foreign workers who live in tight quarters, and who have no chance for social distancing. Policy and governance has often been designed on a belief in generalisability, symmetry and an evenness of experience; welfare is provided for those who fall outside the norm. There will be multiple realities based on the existing conditions they are working with – density and networks, access to alternate sources of power and water, etc.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

It took email over 30 odd years to reach that status where more and more people started to question its long-standing status quo within the corporate world and it looks like Twitter has accelerated that same perception to just a few years within the Social Web, without even entering the corporate world altogether!, Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites.

Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily 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.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* is also a hack on journalism, designed like a magic trick to misdirect moral outrage toward The Spinner’s obviously shitty business, and away from the shitty business called adtech, which not only makes The Spinner possible, but pays for most of online journalism as well. The Spinner* (with the asterisk) is “a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.”

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

By nature and design, it can’t be tragic , any more than the Universe can be tragic. See, the Internet is designed to support every possible use, every possible institution, and—alas—every possible restriction, which is shy enclosure is possible. The Internet was designed to support infinite production by anybody of anything. What you will find is pervasive surveillance of everyone and everything—and ranking of people in its Social Credit System.

Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

In a networked world, this becomes even more crucial. Compatibility goes beyond data interchange and into aesthetics, environments, social structures, and human psychology. Adaptive Path was involved in the redesign of a prominent social space, and the rollout included a preview that users could opt into when they were ready. And the more glasses you try on, the more likely (and more confidently) you are to buy and really love them. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

Cognitive load

Harold Jarche

Social computing (or Knowledge Management) is not a strategy, it’s a support tool, a sense-making tool, a way of being. You could say we could use new social tools for everything, that’s why we see HR 2.0, etc…that’s why existing products are starting to get features like blogs, social networks. The response to distraction , then as now, was social structure. Learnscape Design by @BFChirpy. Here’s what I learned via Twitter this past week.

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

However, one can design sophisticated tools to significantly expand what people can accomplish when performing these activities. Social networking tools make it easier for people to communicate and collaborate with colleagues over wide distances and thus improve the collective intelligence of the team. Designing new bottles for deodorants or energy drinks or finding a new loophole in the law isn’t exactly helping design, craft, build, or maintain the Sistine Chapel.

[ugc3] The Evolution of UGC

David Weinberger

Social networking is becoming ubiquitous, but the “creative stuff&# is still a minority behavior and is not growing at the same pace as social networking, watching videos, or writing reviews. Budgets for social marketing are still pretty low because the value of it is unproven. [ His data actually show that few people can prove profitability from social marketing but a majority think it is valuable ].

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. “A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. “A cryptocurrency system is a network that utilizes cryptography to secure transactions in a verifiable database that cannot be changed without being noticed.”

In Defense of Ascent

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you are a completely passive social media user then the majority of what you’re describing is what happens. Am I a completely passive social media user? Yes, the algorithm can be tweaked, but it can't be overridden, and it is designed to favour content partners and to cater to its very peculiar set of 'social standards'. In a nutshell ( again) people can buy greater rank, which increases clicks, and Facebook depresses all sorts of content, which decreases clicks.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

Collaborative intelligence

Jay Cross

Once a month, sixty or so people convene at SAP Labs for nibbles, networking, an invariably fantastic presentation, and discussion. Collaborative intelligence taps the diversity of individuals, manifesting principles of evolutionary design to adapt to continually changing ecosystems. Innovation networks support cross-disciplinary, collaborative problem-solving as we face our greatest challenge, eco-sustainability.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. End users benefit from free, personalised consumer experiences such as Internet search, social networking or buying recommendations.” “And

The Tribulations of Customer Service with Opera

Luis Suarez

Over the last few days I have been relatively quiet on this blog, more than anything else because I have been doing plenty of thinking, along with drafting a bunch of blog entries, on venturing to re-design and redefine the corporate workplace as we know it seeing the huge impact social computing is causing on how we get work done. Talking about the power of Social Media in providing good customer support / service… Not!

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox Can make even GMail Better | Main | SCORM 2.0 I decided to download (Moviemaker) and buy the Digital Plus pack.so Permalink Technorati Tags : design , Gates , Microsoft TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates : Comments The comments to this entry are closed.

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. but this needs structuring and recommending” Jane Bozarth’s book on Social Media for Trainers helps with ideas on extending learning.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Institutional Innovation

John Hagel

Institutional innovation in the twentieth century focused on creating scalable institutions through standardized product design and design of business processes to cost-effectively serve mass markets. Institutional Design Principles In thinking about institutional innovation, it is useful to highlight promising design principles that offer the potential to accelerate learning: Diversity.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Dan Rockmore , in an article in the Atlantic as I recall, New Yorker, said, "These digital assistance are more suitable for play and socializing." Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. I''ve designed dozens of standards.

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

Social networks&# are getting out of control. The cow is just one of our many social networks. This, however, is not a social effect. This may be “social,&# but only in a very loose sense. For what it’s worth, I use Google’s services for many different things (docs, self-organized groups, mail de-spamming), but “social&# stuff is not among them. The seond is “social.&# Art Business Personal Social

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

bduperrin “The more social you are you [the] more opportunities you get, the more busy you are, the less social you become.”. No matter how many pairs of reading glasses I buy & strategically place around the house they are never nearby when I need them.” not synched with networked work”. tdebaillon “Most companies aren’t designed for collaboration.” Social capital” too. Networks. charlesjennings “ROI on social learning?

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