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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. This is an incredibly powerful pattern.

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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.

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.

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

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.

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Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in.

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.

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. The Rockefeller Institute released a report in 2012 (.pdf) The same report (.pdf)

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. It is only through understanding that evolution that one can design and justify a means of effectively changing it.

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.

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.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

In this special report, we look at the hype, the hope, and the details—and offer the voices of the pioneers, converts, skeptics, and the undecided. link] (see also entire special issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Designs for Learning: [link].

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

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.

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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.

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.

Ethan on serendipity and cosmopolitanism

David Weinberger

We are not as mobile as we think, and our patterns are more routinized than we’d like to believe. Even if we are well-plugged in to a social network, we’re not going to learn about that which our friends do not know. While social filters are powerful, if they only filter your own network, they are likely to hide more than they show. We should learn from cities when designing Web spaces that enable and encourage serendipity.

[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

E.g., the foreign press reports that Wikileaks released a chapter about the secret TPP ( Trans Pacific Partnership ). BG: It’s extraordinarily valuable, especially in combination with shoe-leather, person-to-person reporting. E.g., a colleague used traditional reporting skills to get the entire data set of applicants for presidential pardons. More reporting. My phone tracks me and my social network.

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Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Result: Open Social Web Apps Case Study - principle innovation of xMOOCs - studented content in 15-minute chunks - cMOOCs and xMOOCs in social media - two student spresenting to each other - group projects - peer evaluation Context Go-Lab - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School - mass access to: - scientific data - virtual experiences & simulations - actual scientific labs and instruments - as a means of access applications - eg.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth Kanter

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives. “ Mobile is the Needle, Social the Thread ” is the name of a presentation from Pew Internet data that illustrates the rapid growth of mobile connectivity and social networking in the U.S.,

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

The conference program would lead you to assume that the Learning Technologies conference would be a hotbed of social and informal learning. She argued that social learning offers the L&D function great scope for widening its impact and increasing its effectiveness.

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. We have reports saying the time in school spent by a country''s children is directly related to the productivity of its workers. ALT, the Association for Learning Technology, in Britain, is designing and creating badges as part of its ocTEL MOOC. It''s not even 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.

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.

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

Skills 102

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

Skills 102

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization.

Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 1

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

Skills 100

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

Skills 100

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

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. 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. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

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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? Another theme: the notion of social capital. But social capital continues to be one of those undefinable variables. Well, I'm designing for them, right?"

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. These are all activities that help patterns and structure appear, and that let the cream of the content rise to the top for all platform members, no matter how they define what the cream is. Social Media provides the bridge to cross that chasm.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

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. These are all activities that help patterns and structure appear, and that let the cream of the content rise to the top for all platform members, no matter how they define what the cream is. Social Media provides the bridge to cross that chasm.

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.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. This pattern has three phases: support and personal validation, connection to a community and/or network for practice and learning and finally, external validation.

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.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, ''Designing Platform Based Design'', EEDesign, Feb.