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.”

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

more than anything else to help me switch away from that constant flair of snacking around content on media tools and, instead, slow down a fair bit enjoying the many healthy benefits of reading (who knew?!?) 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.

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Social networks require ownership

Harold Jarche

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. The purpose must resonate with enough people to catalyse a community and deliver robust user-generated content. Social media, and social networks, change the way we communicate. While people may say it’s not about the technology, unfortunately that’s where a large share of the budget goes in social network initiatives.

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

As I’m fresh off my first neighbourhood block party in the Kitsilano hamlet that makes up part of Vancouver’s West Side, I got to thinking about content, curating and libraries. 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.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. Being a network, they generally are a little harder for people to understand. However, they typically try to give a better sense of the person and make interactions more social.

The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it. These social tools don’t want you to have that click , because they know they moment you do you are free to walk away and you will walk away to never return back again. .

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. That is, self-promoting your own content in your own blog that you may find scattered around all over the place (other blog posts, podcasts, vodcasts, webinars, seminars, online workshops, mainstream articles and so on and so forth). The benefits of being a Social IBMer in a digital world.

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? And SmartCloud for Social Business does that beautifully. I have gone through that path far too many times with other social tools and it’s never been pretty.

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From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities.

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Luis Suarez

I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve? Let’s go first and have a look into what some of the folks who were interviewed briefly by Dice News said about what were their main gripes with regards to social networking tools and the Social Web in general.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

Best Social Network Site Advice

Nancy White

Josie Fraser offers spot on advice to anyone using a social network. Currently, Facebook is rejigging it’s operation model, simultaneously moving towards a more open platform and trying to make user permissions more understandable, including jettisoning it’s regional networks in favor of sharing information between groups. Social networking sites are not built to protect or serve you and your context.

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

Jane Hart

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. For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. Social learning

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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Social Network Tools

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents). Via the network people will be able to communicate with employees, organize activities, collaborate on documents, communicate with each other, etc.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Of particular and relevant interest to this article I am putting together over here in this blog would be item #1 on “ The Social Buzz Wears Off ” where Alan comes to share this rather shocking , perhaps, too harsh statement: “ 2012 will be the year employees start hating social software “ Goodness! I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users?

Social Network Operating System

Tony Karrer

Their comments around Social Operating Systems is interesting: The issue, and what social operating systems will resolve, is that today's tools do not recognize the "social graph"-the network of relationships a person has, independent of any given networking system or address book; the people one actually knows, is related to, or works with. Social networking sits on top of this and provides interfaces that allow us to interact.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. As I read through the article though, I began to crave for a more explicit typology to make sense of the diversity of social network sites that continue to emerge and evolve. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. Content creation.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. As I read through the article though, I began to crave for a more explicit typology to make sense of the diversity of social network sites that continue to emerge and evolve. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article. Content creation.

Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? That happens all the time and is made even harder by the fact that confidence level about answers is inversely proportional to expertise (see Vic's comment in Social Media Conversations ). Browse eLearning Content

Participation in Social Networking and KM

Tony Karrer

Mike Gotta tells us - A common thread between social networking and KM that strategists should acknowledge is the principle that volunteered participation and resulting contributions are a daily decision employees make – and one that they essentially control." That participation is different when it's a natural part of how we work, network, etc. Browse eLearning Content

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Where else are you going to host your own hard worked and earned content, ready to be shared across openly ? Where else are you going to host conversations of stuff that matters to you and your community where you would want to own it and facilitate it with your various social networks? Yes, blogging still has got a place within today’s social networking tools landscape.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? Will Social Software follow the same trend? Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us?

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

Xyleme

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. In the 90’s and 0’s, the LMS became the entrenched learning channel in the organization and the gateway to learning content. By Jeffrey Katzman.

Content Curation Primer

Beth Kanter

What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. Content curators have integrated this skill into their daily routine. Why is Content Curation Valuable? ContentPhoto by Stuck in Customs.

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Update 12/7/07 - Great comments from David Wilkins (see below) including: user-generated content is going to change eLearning; anyone who thinks otherwise or who is not yet planning for the shift is going to be left wondering what the heck happened in just a few years. Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company.

Slides for Crowdsourcing for Media and Content workshop in New York

Trends in the Living Networks

Last Friday in New York, shortly before Sandy shook things up, I ran a Crowdsourcing for Media and Content workshop as part of the Crowdsourcing Week global series of events. The intent of the workshop was to dig into the many ways in which crowdsourcing can be applied in creating media and content, and how to do so most effectively. Crowdsourcing for Media and Content: NYC Workshop from Ross Dawsn. Crowdsourcing Future of media Marketing Social networks

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

Trends in the Living Networks

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. I thought I would share the visual content we will be using during the workshop. As usual, the slides are not intended to be useful by themselves, but to provide supporting content for the activities and discussions of the session. Workshop: Creating Results With Social Media in HR. Future of work Social media Social networks

The only real social networks are personal ones

Doc Searls

› The only real social networks are personal ones December 18, 2007 in Blogging , Future , Ideas , Past , VRM , problems | 65 comments Should Brands Join or Build Their Own Social Network? Forgive me for being an old fart, but today’s “social networks&# look to me like yesterday’s online services. First, I’m not sure a “brand&# can get social at all. Your socializing may vary.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. Browse eLearning Content

A Distributed Content Addressable Network for Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We introduce Content Addressable Resources for Education (CARE) as a method for addressing issues of scale, access, management and distribution that currently exist for open educational resources (OER) as they are currently developed in higher education. Keywords Open Educational Resources, Distributed Web, Dat, Interplanetary File System, Open Resource Graph, Content-based Addressing Open Web and Open Educational Resources The open internet began as email lists and Usenet groups.

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

Trends in the Living Networks

Drawing on a new Pew Internet report on Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults , The New York Times headline is: Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter. Third , young people under 18 are certainly not drifting to Twitter, but to social networks such as Facebook. Traditional blogs are just one possible platform for content creation and sharing. It wasn’t long ago that social media was seen as a young person’s game.

Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging

Tony Karrer

The more one you participate in blogs, discussions groups and other social networking tools, the more information there is about you in the world for anyone to access. The basic guidelines I have is not to put anything in my blog, on a social network, even when I register on a site (even when that site is supposed to keep the information private) that I wouldn't want to be public. I'm curious if anyone does believe that blogging, social networking, etc.

Seeking talent in Sydney: Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time

Trends in the Living Networks

We have just placed an ad on Seek for Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time. Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time. Drive cutting-edge content projects with global visibility. We have upcoming reports on topics such as the future of news, social media in retail, branded apps, tablet strategy, social business etc. Editors will help design and run sites, and apply their sophisticated understanding of social media. -

Collaboration Workflow 101

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Thanks for reading. micro-blogging organization social media social networking teams technology blogging collaboration curve collaboration cycle onlinevisit the original at [link]. collaboration Culture enterprise 2.0

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus. Browse eLearning Content

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Trends in the Living Networks

As it happens AllThingsD yesterday put up an interesting article Trying Out a Revamped Myspace which includes this brief video review - well worth watching: The essence of the new MySpace strategy is becoming a social content platform for entertainment that complements Facebook, which has long clearly won the social network battle. MySpace wants its users to quickly discover new and interesting entertainment content via Topic Pages, recommendations and the newsfeed.

Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

In a buzz session at DevLearn this year, I described how Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to choose and display a fresh selection of relevant articles every morning. Social Media for Working & Learning. Working smarter draws upon design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Facebook. 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. To the 200 odd people that are no longer in my Facebook network list: I am sorry, but it’s nothing personal. (ok,

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.” An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Every day I would sift through a hundred or more items suggested by my social networks or the search engines. Wise interpretation is what adds value to the content. Publish on social sites, blog, mail list, and social media.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There, I said it. 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. and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content. So why is social media not social learning? Social learning is a behavior.