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.

Google buys fourth social medium company in a month

David Weinberger

It bought Slide , a social games developer; Jambool , a company that makes a platform for managing online payment for virtual goods sold on gaming and social-networking sites; and , a visual shopping engine. Google has bought Angstro. Nancy Gohring at PC World says : Angstro marks the fourth company that Google has acquired this month.

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Informal Learning Blog » Bad advice on social networks. For a fee…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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?

The future of social media: Almost all commerce will become social

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this month Air New Zealand ran its second Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, with close to 1,000 people coming to see Teddy Goff , the Digital Director of Obama’s campaign, and myself speak. The number of attendees had increased since Randy Zuckerberg spoke at the first Social Media Breakfast last July, and now Air New Zealand intends to run the event regularly through this year. One of the excerpts shown from my keynote was on the rise of social commerce.

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The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Trends in the Living Networks

SmartCompany recently featured an excellent article on The next 10 social media trends , which received considerable attention and was syndicated through a number of other outlets. I was quoted in the article talking about social shopping and mini-blogs. Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping. Social media researcher Ross Dawson expects strong growth from social shopping services. Social shopping” has many facets and is far from new.

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

Mark Oehlert

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

Trends in the Living Networks

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. I remembered all this last year and dug up the introduction to put up as a blog post titled Autopoiesis and how hyper-connectivity is literally bringing the networks to life.

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Trends in the Living Networks

They starting with a lot of keyword research, initially guessing and then refining and tweaking based on data on who is buying. SME Technology Social media Social networks Technology trends Uncategorized Web 2.0In the Kochie’s Business Builders program that I hosted on Sunday, I interviewed Matt Barrie of , and Eddie Machaalani and Mitch Harper of BigCommerce , both fantastic Australian online business success stories.

Six steps to success in a world driven by cloud computing

Trends in the Living Networks

The technology function has usually been about buying PCs, installing software and maintaining it, and it often requires quite a few people and a lot of money to make this happen,’ Dawson says. Social networks I recently gave the keynote for an event series on cloud computing run by Telstra Business across five Australian cities. My keynote was followed by a presentation by Telstra's Chief Technology Officer Hugh Bradlow.

Bridging Across Language Online | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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.

a global clown show

Harold Jarche

It is as if we live in a company-owned town, and buy all of our goods from the company store, using a party telephone line that the bosses listen in on. And the way you identify them is through understanding not just what they buy or say about themselves, but how they think.

trusted spaces

Harold Jarche

In my PKM workshops we discuss the differences between communities and networks. This includes the dark sides of communities as well as the constant doubt and outrage on social media. Networks are not communities.

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

Trends in the Living Networks

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. * Big chunks of retail buying will remain in the physical world forever, though there will be a long phase in which every physical store sales in every sector of retail are eroded by online buying in a variety of forms. *

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-21

Jane Hart

RT @ WebWorkerDaily : Enterprise Social Networking: Ensuring Bigwig Buy-In [link] #. Social Learning Community or Share&Learn – which is best for you? Social Learning Community and Share&Learn? Tweet. Find out here: [link] #. RT @ StratLearner : # FF @ C4LPT Jane Hart is simply the "Go To" person for informal learning trends, strategies, and news. <Wow <Wow thanks! #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ rdeis #.

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.

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.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. Facebook has mastered this in the social network space as well. Facebook is now well past being a social network. Why buy an LMS when you can buy the educational process?

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.

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. distributed cognition into a network and remove interpretative layers between subject/object and decision maker (disintermediation). We are not social atoms anyway so it's a lot better to focus on ways to change the interaction between people and objects.

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. The other big think for me in 2008 was networks.

Changing Face of Retail

Nigel Paine

How user views and content is altering what and why people buy. Conclusion: social networking impacts hugely on retail! Thank you @gjardimr for drawing attention to this via your blog. A good. well produced account of the changing face of retail. Most consumers trust other consumers views of a product above critics or reviews. Smart Companies gather this data when developing or enhancing new products. 88% of comments posted are positive.

confronting the post-truth machine

Harold Jarche

You have to understand the networked nature of the information war we’re in, actively be there when people are looking, and blanket the information ecosystem with the information people need to make informed decisions. ”— danah boyd. Persuading people through disinformation or conspiracy theories is become relatively easy by using consumer social media platforms, like Facebook. It is reported that 67% of Americans get their news from social media, particularly Facebook.

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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.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy


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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Service as co-evolution

Dave Snowden

We ended the day having covered the complex and chaotic domain models as well as running exercises in creating a social network stimulation. I could get some people in IBM to buy into that over a decade ago, but the bureaucracy, measurement and control systems prevented it. I made it back to Henley in the early hours of the morning following an outstanding production of Eugene Onegin at the ROH.

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.

HubSpot and RentJuice: When New Technologies Meet Old Ways of Working

Andy McAfee

Its founders felt that the classic methods — cold-calling, blanketing prospects with snailmail and email, setting up booths at trade shows, buying advertising, and so on — were losing their effectiveness in a world of caller ID, spam filters, search engines, TiVo, social networking software, and limited attention spans.

Where the nickname came from

Doc Searls

I also give big hat tip to Bob Chapman for talking Duke into buying the station in 1971, when he was still a student there.). Since my social network in business far exceeded all my other ones, the name stuck. My given name is David. Family members still call me that. Everybody else calls me Doc. Since people often ask me where that nickname came from, and since apparently I haven’t answered it anywhere I can now find online, here’s the story.

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Defibrillating Knowledge Management

Martijn Linssen

The social graph used to be analog, fleeting and personal – which extended to our metaphors: “Whom do you call?” “When you spin your office chair around, who are you looking to?” With this new digitization of organizational conversations, the opportunity for an organization to understand, leverage, and enhance the social graphs represented by its members interactions is very real.

Social tools or tools that are social?

Harold Jarche

They might all be called ‘social networks’, but Facebook is very different from Twitter, which is very different from Instagram, which is very different from Foursquare. It’s quite likely that we’ll see a rise of niche-specific solutions, because a social intranet for realtors, who don’t spend much time in the office, must be very different from social intranet for software developers. Is there a need for a wide variety of enterprise social tools?

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Vale Don Kirkpatrick

Clark Quinn

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. Kirkpatrick rode this tool for the rest of his career, created a family business in it, and he wasn’t shy about suggesting that you buy a book to learn about it. Last week, Don Kirkpatrick passed away.

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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. 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. density and social networks) that helped with Maria, might act differently when we need to social distance.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Trends in the Living Networks

Today I launch my 12 Themes for 2012, in conjunction with Future Exploration Network. Our privacy has been gradually eroding for years, as social networks mine and use our personal information, and marketers piece together the profusion of data they have gathered on who we are and how we buy. From the early seeds of Occupy Wall Street far broader movements question institutions and structures, fragmenting social opinion, and flowing through to significant change.

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.

Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open

Dan Pontefract

It’s the classic “try before you buy” adage. The column was gobbled up by mainstream and social media outlets. Dan's Related Posts: Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote That Decision Is Above My Pay-Grade If Your Enterprise Social Network Is A Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your… leadership apple open leadership taylor swift

Why Work Smarter?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. Read it from cover to cover or dip into it here and there: You’ll find inspiration and insight on every page.”. – Daniel H.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our digital revolution is accelerating three important trends that should significantly improve the quality of life of the world’s poor: businesses are developing offerings specifically aimed at lower-income customers; governments are improving access to public and social services including education and health care; and mobile money accounts and digital payments are increasing financial inclusion. .

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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. 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. density and social networks) that helped with Maria, might act differently when we need to social distance.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

A few months back, if you would remember, I got started with this series of blog entries about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients who are just about to embark on the so-called Social Business Transformation journey or with those other clients who may want to spice up their digital transformation efforts carried out so far and whatever other change initiatives already put in place. Who wouldn’t want to buy into that, right?