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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.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? This was a year before Facebook launched. The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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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.

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

Judith Donath is giving a book talk to launch The Social Machine. I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. Our interfaces may look sophisticated but they’re primitive when it comes to enabling social interaction. It slowed down a lot of social design.

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Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

blog “ The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 ,&# an entry in which he spelled out: “12 work-relevant characteristics of online life. In assembling this short list, I haven’t tried to catalog every salient feature of the Web’s social milieu, only those that are most at odds with the legacy practices found in large companies.&# They blog, tweet, join social networks, and use 2.0 It's about patterns, habits, customs, and people fearing change.

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. It’s tough to stay current in any field or on any topic these days – things just move too fast.

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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.

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 After Facebook fails. 2b2k] MOOCs as networks .

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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.

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

David Weinberger

” E.g., Facebook was built as a private club. In the mid to late 1990s, the social Web arose. “No one’s a Facebooker.” ” 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.

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.

[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 generate lots of data, which allows us to be strategic, looking for patterns of use. Where are we in the economic, social, and cultural changes occurring now? Lots of YouTubes and Facebook posts every minute. Presence on social networks is very important.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Most corporate learning remains traditional, formal, and follows patterns laid down decades ago by firms such as GE and IBM. Instructional designers and professional presenters spend thousands of hours designing training that should, in theory, transfer the needed skills to leaners as fast as possible. They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information. Send to Facebook.

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July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily

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. The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media - Jane Hart , July 25, 2011.

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.

You are the last piece in the puzzle

Mind Hacks

The Economist has an excellent article that discusses the increasingly diverse ways in which information from your social network – drawn from services like Facebook, or from telephone calls or payment patterns – are being used to obtain personal information about you.

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.

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. Mobile ad networks such as iAd and AdMob will not generate as much revenue as in-house sales. Design and navigation. Social media and social news.

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!

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Also interesting topics: Cognitive , Effectiveness , LCMS , Social Network , iPhone , Director.

Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities

George Siemens

Health insurers combine social media and existing data (credit ratings, location, employment) to more accurately, and cost effectively, assess risk. and social media configurations) has resulted in new modes of connecting with others and generating and sharing information.

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Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions. OK, I need your help.

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.

When Culture Eats Your Foundation’s Social Media Strategy for Breakfast

Beth Kanter

What do you need to do less of to make time for social media? How does your foundation translates mistakes or social media strategy that didn’t work into learning and improve what it is doing? What keeps your organization from learning and improving social media strategy?

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark. Social bookmarks are web sites that let you create an account in order to save web pages. Blogging is Networking.

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Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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. ALT, the Association for Learning Technology, in Britain, is designing and creating badges as part of its ocTEL MOOC. The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Because our brain is a pattern?recognition It''s not even a pattern?recognition

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

As a result, much of this investment was wasted, consistent with the broader pattern of the dot com bubble. Similarly, virtual communities as economic enterprises represent a complex interweaving of social and commercial dimensions. It exhibits specific network patterns.

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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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path. thought theyd have put a bit more design into the actual conference.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

People learn socially. We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. Social. Social. Networking. Facebook.

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

Mark Oehlert

Regardless of where Quora ends up, either as the MySpace or the Facebook of the Q&A world, I think the rapid rise of this site and others, brings up a couple of powerful dynamics that largely go unnoticed.at Asymmetric Follow is a core pattern for Web 2.0,

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

Unfortunately, this term has been so broadly used that it encompasses everything from a one-off licensing deal to massive networks of participants collaborating on innovation initiatives. from Design Collaboration I recently immersed myself in several excellent books on innovation.

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MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hence, a MOOC is to my mind, defined along the following four dimensions: [slide 3 – massive] Massive - here I mean not necessarily the success of the MOOC in attracting many people, but in the design elements that make educating many people possible. In practice, what this means is a system designed so that bottlenecks are not created in any of the four attributes: modeling, demonstration, practice, and reflection. but also to be involved in the design of these.

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The network does the following functions for peers: - switching - extenting the reach and domain of connections - multicast - one-to-many broadcast, forum for distribution - unification/collection - wikipedia, eBay - liquidity - the ability to adapt/change/adjust - group forming - can organize and contain What has worked? facebook - "pick-up" collaborations - low cost to start a new project or business - outsourcing to customers, eg., Another theme: the notion of social capital.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And the contributors constitute (a limited) social network. Ever" (What about words that are better to use, or shouldn't be used. -- think of words like that as social constructs. We've changed the social construct around that sort of behaviour. It's in looking at the traffic of where people use words and looking at what the patterns are. They are enabled by the great evolution of the link - from ARPANet to the WWW to the Social Web.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. I wrote about the mechanisms of online emergence here and here ; they include linking, tagging, friending (as on Facebook and LinkedIn), and following (as on Twitter). B U T The whole point about social media lays in SOCIAL and MEDIA.

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. I wrote about the mechanisms of online emergence here and here ; they include linking, tagging, friending (as on Facebook and LinkedIn), and following (as on Twitter). Social bookmarks that transform the act of "searching" into "finding".

Reflecting on the first half of 2009

Jay Cross

MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. Agile Instructional Design. Hence, I am exploring how well the principles of agile programming might be incorporated into a new framework for instructional design. Learning and social networks and customer communications and partner relations and marketing and sales aren’t islands. Continued to get my social network act together: Flickr /jaycross. Networks.

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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.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

It’s logical and natural to think that all the good new product ideas come out of the design department and R&D labs, that the folk in the IT department are the best ones to help you with your computer problem, and that the engineers are the only ones who can figure out why the doors start rattling after 5,000 miles on the road. Weak-tie networks are great places to look for novel information and introductions to valuable people.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To me, the theory is and always has been ‘learning networks’. This is a play on words: it is in part a theory about using networks to support learning, and in part a theory about how networks learn. It led me to propose content syndication networks in education, and to embrace social media in education. I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004.