Latest global comparison of household Internet speeds

Ross Dawson

It has just provided a new update of Internet bandwidth country comparison data on its NetIndex site, including a chart of speeds over the last 2 1/2 years. The post Latest global comparison of household Internet speeds appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

A comparison between organised and self-organised learning in the workplace

Jane Hart

What is the difference between L&D organised and managed learning AND self-organised and self-managed learning? In the graphic below I have compared some of the activities of both approaches to learning in the workplace. Although most interest still focuses on the top half of the graphic – ie providing services … Social learning

The importance of entrepreneurial organizations: lessons from global comparisons of company age

Ross Dawson

Last week I ran a workshop for the global leadership of the growth companies division of a major professional services firm.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. Best Features Free quiz designer Weaknesses Site geared more for social settings than academic or corporate Lots of advertisements along the sides of quizzes- distracting Quibblo is not included in comparison table as its not an academic or corporate quiz site.

A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses

George Siemens

A recent publication from Rory McGreal and Nian-Shing Chen, A Comparison of an Open Access University Press with Traditional Presses (.pdf), This suggests that releasing academic books on open access does not lessen printed book sales online in comparison with traditional university presses using and In 2006 I published a book – Knowing Knowledge – (.pdf pdf version for download here ).

Apple subscriptions vs Google One Pass subscriptions – comparison and analysis for publishers

Ross Dawson

Here is a quick comparison. The lovely pace of change in the media world isn’t slowing down any…. One day after Apple launched its long-expected subscription service, Google announced its One Pass content payment system. What they are.

Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked what video format to use and particularly about the differences between the Flash Video Format (FLV) and Windows Media - WMV Format. In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. They aren't by a long shot, but when it comes to putting video on the web, the Flash Player has rapidly become the only game in town. Why has this happened?

Andy Hargadon's Brilliant Post On Jobs Versus Edison - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

  Although there are many shallow comparisons of this kind coming out in the press, none are written by anyone who spent years studying Edison as Andy has done.  Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe. Sometimes the best management is no management at all -- first do no harm! Indifference is as important as passion.

The Hierarchy of Education

Dan Pontefract

Conversely, when things go awry, the teacher (or perhaps the manager in a corporate comparison)—and/or the principal (the vice president or CEO in a corporate comparison) may sternly call us out for unruliness, poor grades, or anything in between.

transparency sets the stage for trust to develop

Harold Jarche

Porter also ran a second restaurant that still allowed tipping, and this made for a useful comparison. Business value increases with transparency. ‘In 2006, restauranteur Jay Porter banned tipping in his San Diego restaurant, the Linkery.

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May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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Even Sweatshops are Getting Automated. So What’s Left?

Andy McAfee

Comparison of Nike’s successive sustainability reports reveals that the company used 106,000 fewer contract employees around the world in 2013 than 2012 (a greater than 9% drop), even as both profits and revenues increased by 16% and 5%, respectively.

The personality of sperm donors

Mind Hacks

With regard to personality, we found significant differences on the temperament dimension of harm avoidance between the sperm donors and the comparison group, with lower means for sperm donors. This indicates that they perceived themselves as more autonomous individuals, with a capacity for responsibility, as behaving in a more goal-directed manner, and to be more resourceful and self-acceptant than the comparison group.

Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education

Andy McAfee

The United States outperformed only two comparison countries: Italy and Spain… That Americans were slightly below average in problem solving using computers was especially discouraging.

The extraordinary personal value of the web: $140 billion is the tip of the iceberg

Ross Dawson

The relevant comparison is a situation many people remember, when an international call to loved ones was something you might do once a year on Christmas Day, and could pay $100 for. How much value do you get from the web? A lot more than you pay for it.

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What everything isn’t

Doc Searls

But we can’t operate in the present without some regard for the future, which brings me to a comparison of futurist related ideologies , from H+pedia , which was new to me when I saw this in a post to a list I’m on: Here is my reply to the same list: Must we all be “ists?”. We know s**t.

Engaging the trustworthy

Harold Jarche

Charles Green shows that Experts (Mavens) are not as trusted, in comparison to several other roles others in a network.

52% of Americans did mobile phone research while in stores over the holiday season

Ross Dawson

One of the biggest threats to physical retail stores is that shoppers do price, service, and delivery comparisons while in the shop. The cross-over between physical and online retail is not just for innovators and techies. It is the way people shop.

Post-Stoos Video


Before the gathering in Stoos, Steve Denning put together this comparison of approaches to transforming management. Stoos video interviews are up. See the Stoos Channel on YouTube.

Steven Berlin Johnson

Has anyone seen that comparison done somewhere?

Psychotherapies and the space between us

Mind Hacks

I won’t go into the comparisons the article makes about the evidence for CBT vs psychoanalysis except to say that in comparing the impact of treatments, both the amount and quality of evidence are key. However, the comparison is usually unhelpfully shallow.

Facebook vs your IT department

Euen Semple

Unsurprisingly someone commented on twitter quite quickly that it wasn't a fair comparison and mentioned the different types of applications involved. Walter Adamson posted a really interesting article about the scale of Facebook and the way it is able to support terrifyingly large amounts of information, constant high levels of activity, and global reach to 1,000,000,000 people with almost 100% uptime on comparatively modest resources.

Conversations are markets?

Harold Jarche

Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds. ayeletb : “I want to live in a world of possibilities and experiments; not a cookie cutter world, unless I am baking.“.

Attractive people less shallow

Mind Hacks

The study revealed that participants in the high attractiveness group scored significantly higher on 7 of the 12 POI scales in comparison to the participants in the low attractiveness group: Inner-Directed, Self-Actualising Value, Feeling Reactivity, Spontaneity, Self-Regard, Self-Acceptance, and Capacity for Intimate Contact.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 20, the White House released Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy , a new report that investigates how AI will likely transform job markets over time, and recommends policy responses to address AI’s impact on the US economy.

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

It is true that a lot of the mobile chatbots that are to be found in messaging platforms are very primitive in comparison, as they only offer a strict set of preset commands to connect with a user.

The Rebound that Stayed Flat

Andy McAfee

I set the January 1995 value for each of these equal to 100 to allow comparisons across them over the years. I’ve been working to draw a graph that compares employment trends since the end of the Great Recession with other important trends in the economy, and also with earlier periods.

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Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Ross Dawson

This is considerably better data than the first round, in particular in providing richer comparisons of the differences between the cities in how the startup scene is structured. Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project.

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So I was, at least partly, wrong

Clark Quinn

Now, I haven’t been able to find a comparison where this pre-testing was compared to a compelling story or question that didn’t require an actual response. A number of years ago, I wrote that pre-testing learners was user abusive (with a caveat). My argument was sensible, qualified, but apparently wrong. Now that I’ve more of the story, it’s time to rectify my mistake. Of course, there are still remaining questions ;).

Why money won’t buy you happiness

Mind Hacks

Lottery winners could take account of hedonic treadmill and social comparison effects when they spend their money. But the experiment had a vital extra comparison. Here’s my column for BBC Future from last week.

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turmoil and transition

Harold Jarche

The wealth that is created for the users pales in comparison to the value for the platform owners. One of the greatest issues that will face Canada, and many developed countries in the next decade will be wealth distribution.

It is 1-3-2: Bronze Medal Winners are Happier than Silver

Bob Sutton

  In particular, they proposed that silver medals did upward comparisons to the gold medal winner, while the bronze medalists did downward comparisons to people who didn't win medals. 

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By comparison, employment in occupations requiring manual or physical skills, - e.g., physical labor and machinery operation, - increased by only 18% during the same time period. What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines?

A comic repeat with video games and violence

Mind Hacks

An article in the Guardian Headquarters blog discusses the not very clear evidence for the link between computer games and violence and makes a comparison to the panic over ‘horror comics’ in the 1950s.

Clusters in the tail

Dave Snowden

The reality is that neither extreme reflects the reality of the human condition which is at one level more abstract in terms of identity (which is not co-terminus with the individual self) and contextually focused based on comparisons and expectations.

The REAL transformative package: iPad plus wireless keyboard

Ross Dawson

Which gets us to the comparison with paper. The iPad has changed my life. It feels like I have been waiting for it since I became conscious. However the iPad alone doesn’t do the job. It is the iPad together with a wireless keyboard that has transformed my life.

play the long game

Harold Jarche

The wealth that is created for the users pales in comparison to the value for the platform owners. Platform capitalism is the ability of a common internet exchange medium to enable easy commercial transactions. Buyers of services get convenience, while sellers get a larger market.

Informal Learning Blog » The Harold, Robin, and Jay Show

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Rebels on the edges

Harold Jarche

In comparison, computer hardware maker, and iTunes master, Apple has about 80,000 employees, while the search/advertising giant Google has 46,000. At the end of the nineteenth century, mechanization changed the economy, the workforce, and society.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

The basic premise of Mixtent is to adjudicate your LinkedIn social network through a comparison vote. If you’ve been here before, you’re somewhat aware that I believe in the spirit and execution of collective intelligence.