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.”

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. By some definitions, just about all Web 2.0 Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ).


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Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 His criticisms are directed mostly toward David Warlick and others who are advocating the 'revolutionary' use of Web 2.0 I think his criticisms are effective against the School 2.0 And I think that it is because the School 2.0 However, there are some primary differences between Logo (and its variants) and the panoply of Web 2.0 tools, including: The Web 2.0 The Web 2.0

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.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools? I discussed my experience from Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

At the end of last year, I posted on the relevance of Web 2.0 For those who have not been following my blog, I attempted my own definition of Web 2.0 Some of Dions key postings on this topic are "Running a business on Web-based software" , "Web 2.0 " and "Web 2.0 The discussions in these forums raise one key issue: what is the relationship between Web 2.0 The Global SOA" and "Is Web 2.0

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

A couple of days ago, the always insightful Shel Israel put together in his Forbes column one of those rather interesting and thought-provoking articles that will surely shake the ground for the vast majority of those folks who may have been advocating for social networking tools out there on the Social Web as the next big thing. In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England. Of all the social media platforms microblogging is the most akin to conversation,” he said. When I wrote Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Financial services is one of the most industries in which the use of social media is the most relevant, not least because customer service is a critical differentiator between highly commoditized offerings. Social media, used well, provides an opportunity to build relationships in a world in which most financial services are executed online. Smaller banks are strongly behind in their social media presence. * Only CBA promotes its social media presence on its official website.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Blogger/Blogspot Will Not Resolve To *.mil mil domains | Main | Quote of the Day » August 17, 2007 New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson I find it interesting that even as we stand hip deep in the curved corner and pastel colored waters of Web 2.0, well have 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

What is possible: how the social enterprise drives differentiation

Trends in the Living Networks

As such I gave a big picture view of how our increasingly networked world is changing organizations, spent some time on the vision of what a better-connected company can be and can achieve, and wrapped up with some of the realities to recognize in achieving the grand vision. I have written before about creating competitive differentiation with Enterprise 2.0 This issue ties together internal and external social media. Enterprise 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) | Main | Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) » July 02, 2007 "Is Web 2.0 MSN article) Here is the shocking synopsis of this article : Security needs to be better in Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations Ive posted before about how I think that much of the technical architecture that underpins the commercial e-learning marketplace is several years behind the 2.0 I do think that LETSI is trying to head down this road with their SCORM 2.0

Insights into effective social media policies

Trends in the Living Networks

Last week I was part of a panel on the SkyBusiness Technology Behind Business program discussing corporate social media policies, comprised of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Adrienne Unkovitch of Workplace Guardian, and myself. Example of Commonwealth Bank which introduced social media policies that impinged on staff’s personal rights, and quickly reversed them based on the response. Deloitte actively encourages staff to use social networks. Enterprise 2.0

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

Trends in the Living Networks

Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote at the Sydney launch of Tibbr , the new social enterprise offering from TIBCO. Social media-style interface. It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of social media over the last decade and the trial and error discovery of what works. The latest suite of social media tools, including Quora , Tumblr , Amplify and far more, are all based on the follow paradigm. Cloud Enterprise 2.0

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

The new cultural trinity that I somewhat incessantly write and speak about combines a new leadership framework for all levels of people, Enterprise 2.0 thinking and Learning 2.0 Through the combination of being more open, transparent, connected and collaborative, one is employing the premise of said leadership framework, whilst utilizing Enterprise 2.0 (and and perhaps Web 2.0) aka Learning 2.0). It’s our network. and Learning 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Danger of "Quick Wins

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil | Main | Hinchcliffe Visual on Next-Gen Apps » June 23, 2008 The Danger of "Quick Wins As I become more and more convinced that implementing next-gen/Web 2.0 is soooo much less about technology than about culture (Duh Mark, I know), then I am also becoming more and more convinced of the danger of quick wins.

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fewer still not only survive but are able to transform their culture and re-invent themselves to the degree IBM did. But beyond that, he also dealt with IBM’s culture. . his excellent book about his years at IBM, Gerstner wrote about the culture he found when he first got to IBM: “… all the assets that the company needed to succeed were in place. Answers to these questions began to take shape as the Web continued to evolve toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Register Now for DevLearn 08 and save Millions! (or probably less than that but still cheaper)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Geez. cmon, San Jose, great sessions, Tim OReilly is keynoting.that dude invented "Web 2.0" books futures Web 2.0 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. Main | Fear the Coolness of my new Firefox bag! » June 18, 2008 Register Now for DevLearn 08 and save Millions! (or or probably less than that but still cheaper) ( DevLearn Link ).cmon,

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I The first stop MUST be the Learning Circuits Blog "Big Question" The top Enterprise Web 2.0 stories of 2007 (Dion Hinchcliffe) Highlight: Widgets, gadgets, and roaming desktops on the Web showed enterprises how portals should really work as well as be dis-intermediated. 12 predictions for Enterprise Web 2.0

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Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. Many companies are still struggling with this major cultural transition.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the first phase, the Web made lots of information accessible to individuals, but control remained primarily in the hands of institutions. This one-to-many Web 1.0 then gave way to the many-to-many social media phase. Web 2.0 This is a major cultural, as well as business step. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Tool Kit Edition

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mindmapping Mindmaps by Using a Mindmap (and additional aliterations) | Main | Live from Adaptive Paths UX » August 12, 2007 The Tool Kit Edition Alright.lets clear out those tabs Ive been holding on to for too long now. 100 websites you should know and use (via the TED Blog ) 13 Online Generators for Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

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From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, adds Brooks, “the big thing I underestimated was the transformation of social trust. But now there is a new trust calculus, powered by both social and economic forces.”. In the first phase, the Web offered lots of information to individuals, but control remained in the hands of institutions. Web 1.0 Then came Web 2.0, The collaborative economy represents the evolution of the social media era.

From e-business to Social Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the beginning of February I participated in a Social Business Industries Symposium sponsored by IBM in Orlando. Social business is an initiative that IBM launched last November, along with new products and services that combine social networking with advanced analytics capabilities to help organizations build trusted relationships and make better and faster decisions. What is a social business ? While social networking and Web 2.0

Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, the Web has evolved toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase. And, these social networking capabilities have reminded us that humans are inherently social. In the last few years, the explosive growth of smart mobile devices, cloud services and apps, broadband wireless networks, Twitter and Facebook have propelled us from a flat to a hyperconnected world.

The Community Library in Our Emerging Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Initially, our efforts were centered on making sure that the Library properly leveraged the new capabilities of the Internet and World Wide Web, such as having a good website, a state-of-the-art online catalog, and wireless Internet access in the Library building. The answers to this question began to take shape as the Web continued to evolve toward its Web 2.0 , social networking phase.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites. Blends and extends the power of a social network outside of the Web site of that network.

Sleepovers, Collective Intelligence and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Managing status rivalries, negotiating group dynamics, understanding social norms, navigating the distinction between self and group - these and other social tests impose cognitive demands that blow away any intense tutoring session or a class at Yale.”. It aims to understand, among other objectives, the impact of social networks , Web 2.0 platforms and social media capabilities on business and organizations in general.

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Values, Trust and Reputation in an Increasingly Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Boomers keep replaying the ideological and cultural battles with which they grew up. Get a life is what I imagine they are thinking when they hear the tired ideological and cultural debates of the older generations. The rise of social networks , enabled by the Internet and related Web 2.0 In such a networked, distributed environment, trust and reputation are critical to the proper working of business, communities and society in general.

No more business as usual

Jay Cross

Social business , Enterprise 2.0 , Radical Management , the Connected Company , Living Networks , Management 3.0, and Working Smarter suggest such techniques as putting the customer in charge, harvesting collective intelligence, self-organizing teams, speedy cycle times, collaboration, transparency, openness, agility, trusting one another, responding to feedback, bottom-up organization, peer learning, web 2.0 culture, and optimizing networks.

Innovation and Evolutionary Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the top of the list, almost everyone who has thought about it would put environments like Internet-based social networks - Web 2.0 - that foster collaborative innovation. In this entry, I don't want to explore whether social networks foster collaborative innovation. More and more of the Web runs in this mode. One study found that only 40 percent of the Web is commercial. We are, after all, social animals.

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. People trying to figure everything out all out by themselves are whizzing their way to overload and breakdown; collective wisdom and social filters are the only way to keep up. Companies are connecting people with social network technology. The merged workflow/learning that flow through these networks makes or breaks the enterprise’s sustainability. Web 2.0

Adam Smith 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But such people, I believe, have totally misrepresented not just Adam Smith and open markets, but the principles governing evolution and natural selection , especially as it applies to social animals like us humans. " I don't think that Adam Smith had socialism in mind, but something much deeper - sympathy , that is, the very human ability to have a strong feeling of concern for another person. Web 2.0 Tags: Management and Leadership Society and Culture

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. Sure, there are fears of losing control, the fact that hierarchy and social networks are not comfortable bedfellows, and the inevitable paradigm drag. ” Yesterday IBM presented a compelling case for social business excellence at the Enterprise 2.0

The Smarter Planet University Jam

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now, IBM has used a Web 2.0 So were a number of projects, including intelligent utility networks, integrated transportation systems, smart healthcare payments, and Big Green innovations that helped form the core of IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative launched in November of 2008. Tags: Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture collaborative approach to exploration and problem solving called Jams.

E-Learning 3.0 Course Synopsis

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Getting Ready Connectivism is based on the idea that knowledge is essentially the set of connections in a network, and that learning therefore is the process of creating and shaping those networks. There isn’t a single classroom or learning management system; instead the course itself is design to create connections between individual websites or blogs and to create a flow of conversation and cooperation across that network. The second phase, popularly called Web 2.0,

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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 Engelbart Hypothesis

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Doug conceptualized social networking more than 50 years ago! He described using connections to boost collective intelligence before computer networks existed. The culture, training, organizations, tools, artifacts and physical infrastructure all determine the capability of any individual or group to perform. If you want to know where Web 2.0 I just finished reading The Engelbart Hypothesis by Valerie Landau and Eileen Clegg. ($20 20 on Amazon.).

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past decade, individuals have been embracing all kinds of new tools and social media platforms that make our communications easier and faster. But, despite the widespread success of public social networks, many companies have been slow to embrace social media as an integral part of their workplace. The Social CIO , a 2012 study by Forrester Research , concluded that the number of businesses that are truly executing social initiatives remains surprisingly small.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. Today, Enterprise 2.0 A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making.

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The Authorities Speaking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What sort of understanding of Web 2.0 In particular, many of the most vocal advocates of the Web 2.0 concept have an almost messianic view of harnessing social networking for business goals." The article reviews Web 2.0 And it barely mentions things like social networking, user generated content and the wisdom of crowds. Which returns us to Web 2.0. On the basis of, well, nothing, McHenry has decided that Web 2.0