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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.

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. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". I have also argued consistently over the years that what matters is the ownership and interpretation of the data and patterns that we generate. If our tools create patterns that are visible to us all of us then we all learn and are able to make better decisions.

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. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

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. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Overall, it was a good conference and one that serves an important marking point in “big data comes of age&# in terms of media attention, startups, and recognition of potential impact in business sector. O’Reilly has stated that “data is the new Intel inside&#.

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[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

I’m at the Engaging Data 2013 conference where Noam Chomsky and Pulitzer Prize winner (twice!) Barton Gellman are going to talk about Big Data in the Snowden Age, moderated by Ludwig Siegele of the Economist. The conference aims at having us rethink how we use Big Data and how it’s used. I’ve been writing articles that are pretty skeptical about Big Data. LS: You’ve said that Big Data is for people who want to do the easy stuff.

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We seem to be heading toward a kind of digital perfect storm , where four major IT trends are each gathering speed while interacting with and amplifying each other: mobile devices, cloud computing, social networks and big data and analytics.

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A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure

George Siemens

Some progress is being made in using social networks and data visualization to address this challenge. Networks simultaneously contribute to and address the problem of abundance. Twitter, Facebook, and blogs increase the volume of conversations, but when you tap into a few active networks, the social system begins to serve as a sensemaking agent. Data visualization holds quite a bit of promise in address data abundance from a technical perspective.

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Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. Networked transport. Public data.

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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. The MOOC environment is designed to support both types of learning.

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learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment. Sharing on social media is usually cooperative — unless you are in marketing.

hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. But our organizations are not designed for complexity.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate. Both of these data points tell us that something is broken.

smart cities need smart citizens

Harold Jarche

We are connecting our cities to the cloud via the internet of everything , so that objects share data with each other. With these data, governments, organizations, and companies can sense patterns and make decisions – from traffic control to geographically specific advertising.

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cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

These have been edited and synthesized to a single composition in advance of my sessions in Helsinki on 3 November 2017 with The National Foresight Network and the Prime Minister’s Office where we will discuss the transformation of work and its consequences. Tribes & Networks.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

It puts too much power in the hands of individuals and blocks human networks from realizing their potential. Depending on one person to always be the leader will only dumb-down the entire network. In the network era, leadership is helping the network make better decisions.

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a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. Intangible knowledge exchanges include strategic information, planning knowledge, process knowledge, technical know-how, collaborative design, policy development, etc.,

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter 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.

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

Look at user needs to design services. We should reinvent our spaces, from social spaces to high-tech knowledge commons. We have to increase attention on data management. We need to be involved in the semantic web, linked data, not just the old cataloging.” We need to be involved in the semantic web, linked data, not just the old cataloging. We generate lots of data, which allows us to be strategic, looking for patterns of use. Open Data.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration .

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Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Network thinking - Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011.

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.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf)

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. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

Andriani and McKelvey focus on the desperate efforts of social “scientists” to fit social phenomena into Gaussian distributions. But it is not just social scientists who fall prey to this temptation to adopt a Gaussian view of the world. Here's to patterns that connect!

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another key idea was the design of the gaming space itself.Early computer games (and many early arcade games) were designed likeprogrammed learning: they were like a flow chart, guiding you through a seriesof choices to a predetermined conclusion. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. You can begin to see a pattern developing here.

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. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other.   As she relates: I tell two stories in Alone Together : today’s story of the network, with its promise to give us more control over human relationships, and tomorrow’s story of sociable robots, which promise relationships where we will be in control, even if that means not being in relationships at all. Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.

New Literacies

Tony Karrer

Pattern recognition is key. Data aggregators, not just software. Network effects are key to their market dominance. Social media in action. with Wiki, Blog, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking, etc. instead it's really systems that harness network effects. The lock in is data. Eras - Hardware (IBM), Software (Microsoft), Network/Data (Google). Data is the Intel inside of next generation. Wow, very cool data.

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The 12 key elements of iPad media strategy

Ross Dawson

Content partner for the event is Future Exploration Network , which is currently preparing a website and report on iPad and media. Ad pricing structures are still emerging based on the limited data available on ad viewing, often moving beyond CPM. Design and navigation.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization.

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

Working Smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012.

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[berkman] Anil Dash on “The Web We Lost”

David Weinberger

In the mid to late 1990s, the social Web arose. Less visibly, the laws is being bent “to make our controlling our data illegal.” ” All the social networks operate as common carriers — neutral substrates — except when it comes to monetizing. “Now we have the industry that creates the social network implicitly interested in getting involved in how IP laws evolve.” Social technologies follow patterns.

The Great Reset

John Hagel

  Yet, when most Silicon Valley denizens gather to discuss opportunities, conversation quickly narrows to a discussion of data flows and virtual platforms. The history of Great Resets He has just written a compelling new book, The Great Reset , that takes a longer term historical view of changing patterns in the settlement of people and places. Here’s a paradox.    Silicon Valley’s success hinges on an explosive mix of people and place. 

Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

can the collection of personal data be negotiated? model - design run the MOOC, evaluate for knwoledge - eg. analytics - richness of social networks but: processing is more marketing than cognitive so far (A/B testing) - and the tension between the individual and the collective plus: the ideology of reducing everything to numbers - education as technology - does big data explain or does it merely predict? -

Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter 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.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here''s another question : today''s students leave a lot of data traces, as we''ve just heard, from demographic information to how they read and highlight eBooks, et cetera. It''s the basis for instructional design. You start with what you want them to learn, design an experience, cause them to learn it, build in some checks, and see that this has all happened in the end. The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable It''s a pattern?recognition

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. They’re still focused on their own organizational information systems and traditional institutional networks. -- William H.

Questions, Answers, Quora, Asymmetric Follow and does this make us Human?

Mark Oehlert

Asymmetric Follow is a core pattern for Web 2.0, in which a social network user can have many people following them without a need for reciprocity. That kind of dynamic is fine if it occurs within a network that accepts modes like broadcasting as well as lurking.

Consciousness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is not the result of some design, nor is it the result of some goal of objective. But "even the mental and cultural worlds were, it turns out, emergent results of such competences rather than consciously designing or designed realities."

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

(My presentation will appear separately) Collective Knowledge in Social Tagging Environments Joachim Kimmerle, KMRC Even though it is hard to find good definitions of knowledge, most psychologists would agree that knowledge is an internal mental representation of external environments. An example is social tagging networks. So in our work we examined the potential of social tagging, and the impact of individual and collective knowledge on social tagging systems.

Smart.fm: Developing a Great Experience

Adaptive Path

iPhone app the team had moved from design into development. We tested scenarios and we tweaked the design when implementation revealed new ways to solve problems. As an Internet connected service, the app is constantly downloading information over the network. The final design for data synchronization results in the user seeing some shorts bursts of network activity while browsing around. app is designed to work a lot like the iPod app.