Wed.May 16, 2012

A new view on lurkers

Harold Jarche

For several years, there has been a rule-of-thumb, called “90-9-1″ , that 90% of online participation in groups/community consists of “lurkers” or more politely, “passive participants”, and only 1% are active creators.

Won and done

Doc Searls

Okay, my foursquare experiment is over. I won, briefly… … and, about 24 hours later (the second screenshot) I was back in the pack somewhere. So now I’m done playing the leaderboard game.

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Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities. They are penetrating just about every nook and cranny of the economy and of society in general. And, they are profoundly changing the way all organizations operate, as well as our working and personal lives. .

Social business in Australia

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social business adoption is growing around the world as organizations continue to apply social media to the way they work. I’ve spent the week in Australia learning about the challenges and opportunities of applying social strategically to businesses here

[2b2k] Peter Galison on The Collective Author

David Weinberger

Harvard professor Peter Galison (he’s actually one of only 24 University Professors, a special honor) is opening a conference on author attribution in the digital age. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.

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New Non-Political Progressive Organization Created

Nine Shift

Here in River Falls, Wisc., my brilliant co-author Julie Coates has started a new grassroots organization, progressive but not partisan politically.