Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

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.

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The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

As many others have expressed, it is very frustrating to be delayed several months into the hottest new social space because we are more dedicated Google users than others. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc.

Thoughts on Learning Design Strategy

Clark Quinn

At the DevLearn conference, I ran a Morning Buzz on Learning Design Strategy. I started with a set of questions to address, so I’ll go through their comments in roughly that order (though we didn’t exactly follow this structure): What is learning design strategy?

Designing Backward and Forward

Clark Quinn

At the recent DevLearn, several of us gathered together in a Junto to talk about issues we felt were becoming important for our field. So I began thinking about performance experience design as a way to keep us focused on designing solutions to performance needs in the organization.

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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? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You can access your account data by clicking on Myself -> Social Network -> Options, as follows: Figure 137 - Social Network Options Button This displays a screen with all your account information.

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Keys to innovation: Tapping communities of lead users

Ross Dawson

The rise of social media has made it far easier for the most discerning and sophisticated in their fields to discover like-minded people with whom they can share ideas and develop their expertise. Crowdsourcing design Future of business Innovation Social media Social networks

SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

GovLoop.the Social Network for Govt 2.0

Mark Oehlert

A full-on ning site designed for: "gov't employee (fed/state/local), public policy student/professor, good gov't organization, gov't contractor with good intentions." I am noticing a hockey stick-like moment for ning lately - at least in my circles.

The Service Design Conference Speaker Preview: Dave Gray

Adaptive Path

Why do you think a conference about service design and experience is relevant now? Social networks and mobile devices are dramatically changing what customers expect.

Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart

Ross Dawson

Networks are always at the heart of innovation. ” Whether it is bringing together existing ideas to create new ideas, or connecting people in ways that generate new insights, organizations must design how they work to facilitate value-generating connections. Organizations are rapidly shifting to network frames for their structure and operations. The post Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

[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. Legibility is a huge issue, she says.

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Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

51 Issue 4, p1-10. Micro-blogging; it’s truly the liquid knowledge network that (when immersed in daily work routines) can help expedite many work processes as compared to an organization without micro-blogging services and without the all-too-important habit of micro-blogging itself.

Keynote slides: Building Success in a Connected World

Ross Dawson

For those attending the breakfast, here are my slides, which go through and flesh out our recent Success in a Connected World framework and also touch on related issues such as personal branding. Keynote speaker SME Technology Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Come experience Crowd Business Models Summit in San Francisco on October 22

Ross Dawson

My book Getting Results From Crowds was designed as a highly practical overview of how to create value using crowdsourcing. However the last section on Crowd Business Models is perhaps where my deepest interests lie, and is one of the most important issues in the crowd space. The primary intention of the event is to help entrepreneurs as well as larger organizations to successfully design and implement business models based on crowds.

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. I have been looking at the world of social networking, and my mind is moving away from the model where we are the experts and package the knowledge and sequence it. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it.

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What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

Last Friday I gave the keynote for the first breakfast seminar run by CADRE , a leading elearning design company, for senior executives of its clients. Learning in a social network world: the new opportunities. • I haven’t spent a lot of time explicitly in the learning space, though my experience from the mid-1990s in the knowledge management arena means I have long considered many of the same issues as those in learning. Keynote speaker Social media Social networks

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

But they are often very insightful in pointing to the real issues facing the company. In addition, it is possible that future orders issued by, or enforcement actions initiated by, regulatory authorities could cause us to incur substantial costs or require us to change our business practices in a manner materially adverse to our business. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0My favorite part of reading S-1 IPO filings is always the risk factors.

Five Myths of Social Learning


Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media. Social search will drive value. Network analysis will drive performance.

The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Wefarm is a free, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing network for the world’s 500 million small-scale farmers who have no access to the Internet. “Every day small-scale farmers develop a diverse range of innovative, low-cost solutions in response to the many challenges that they face.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Designing and training smarter algorithms may be cheaper and easier than retraining smart people,” wrote Schrage. “Advocates of autonomous systems and machine learning typically innovate to minimize or marginalize human involvement in business processes.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The event will explore how the Web, collaboration and social software "will transform - actually reinvent - how organizations relate to their customers, partners, employees and citizens through more compelling experiences.” Social networking is among today’s hottest new technologies and applications. The number and variety of social networking sites keeps growing by the day. Social networking applications are not new to business.

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.

Massive Catch-Up Issue #1413 (Games, Virtual Worlds, banking concepts and more)

Mark Oehlert

" hmmm, design anyone?!? MPEG Issues Call for Requirements for "Information exchange with Virtual Worlds" Interoperability Project. Wireless Social Networking To Generate $2.5 Custom Laser-engraved Moleskines : me want. Google announces OpenSocial 0.8 : more data portability.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In this recent Forbes interview he said: “Gallup has discovered that having a good job is now the great global dream; it’s the number one social value for everyone. Examples of expert problem solving include sophisticated medical diagnosis, complex designs, many R&D tasks, making decisions in complex organizations, software architects, and diagnosing tough auto repair problems.

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The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We will be able to design sophisticated, powerful nano systems-on-a-chip that will be totally contained within such a trillion transistor nano device. This requires disruptive technologies and innovations at all levels, including new materials, fabrication processes and design tools. This will happen as we look to analyze and extract meaningful information from unstructured data, people-based social networks and Internet-of-Things applications.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis. I think part 2 addresses some of these issues.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Massive Catch-Up Issue #1413 (Games, Virtual Worlds, banking concepts and more)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Your integrity for a.t-shirt? " hmmm, design anyone?!? Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008 MPEG Issues Call for Requirements for "Information exchange with Virtual Worlds" Interoperability Project Mark Kingdon: For Second Life "Inworld collaboration is going to be a killer application." Wireless Social Networking To Generate $2.5

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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The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on. While there are a number of different web browsers from different vendors in the marketplace, they are all built around the basic design and standards introduced by Mosaic, to which they then add unique, proprietary functional enhancements.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. End users benefit from free, personalised consumer experiences such as Internet search, social networking or buying recommendations.” “And

Leveraging the Passions of Fans

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They are active participants in social networks. AIL’s Leveraging Engagement project is taking advantage of all the data we can now access and analyze, - including from social media and mobile devices, - to get deeper insights into the drivers of fan behavior. “It

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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

The Service Experience Conference Speaker Preview: Dave Gray

Adaptive Path

JH: Why do you think a conference about service design and experience is relevant now? DG: Social networks and mobile devices are dramatically changing what customers expect. Customer expectations are rising exponentially and service design is the only way that companies can meet these high expectations. I’m certain that service design is going to be one of the most important design disciplines in the coming decades. Events Service Design

The Evolution of Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is the same list that comes up time and time again: smartphones and other mobile devices; the Internet and broadband wireless networks; a myriad of cloud-based services delivered from massive cloud-based data centers ; . But the disruptive consequences of e-business, social networks and online music caught most of us by surprise. And, we can only expect an increase in the number of such cards that we are issued.

Linkages matter

Dave Snowden

Another equally problematic issue is to get people to realise that how things connect is more important that the nature of the things themselves; especially true when you are trying to change attitudes and beliefs or, god help us all, mindsets.

Reflections on the Mood of the Country

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Twenty years ago, it would have been all but impossible on the left or the right for so many of these like-minded activists to find one another in such a short space of time; their best potential convener would have been the local party, with its entrenched leadership and arcane rules that seem designed to drive away newcomers. Not surprisingly, two thirds said that the economy was the most important issue facing the country today.

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filter success

Harold Jarche

“The main issue is the mechanism used by Google Translate itself. The other issue with public algorithmic filters is that they are open to being gamed. The search engine optimization field is basically designed to game Google search.

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A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since its inception in the early 1990s, the Web has had a huge impact on individual productivity, starting with the technical users for whom it was originally designed, then exploding into the general population with the introduction of the Mosaic web browser in 1993. . While access to information is very important and has continued to grow, the Web has enabled a more profound kind of connectivity helping people interact with each other both socially and professionally.