RSS and the Browser As Social Network

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Centralized social networks work much better for user tracking and link promotion. Services like Patreon and Substack are enabling content producers to stay outside social networks and directly reach (and monetize) readers.

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Social networked learning: research seminar

George Siemens

In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. The event offered a great opportunity for sharing research and engaging in discussions around the future role of social networked learning. This year, we (TEKRI: Terry Anderson, Jon Dron, and I) are excited to announce the second version of this research seminar: Social Networks and Learning 2011.


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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

First time I ever got exposed to Heutagogy , as a concept, was back in March 2013, when I was invited to speak at the Welcome Heutagogy conference event in Prague, where Dr. Stewart Hase ( Founder of Heutagogy himself), along with the delightful Lisa Marie Blaschke , were the keynote speakers (Links to the presentations AND recordings can be found here and here , respectively). our networks) we would want to learn with / from.

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.

Social Networks & Learning: Research Seminar

George Siemens

Last year, TEKRI and Athabasca University hosted a week-long research seminar on networks and learning. The event was quite successful. As a result, we are organizing a similar event this year. It’s an opportunity for review of existing and leading research as well as intensive discussion about the roles of social media and networks in education. The seminar will be held in Edmonton from June 20-24 and is open to students and faculty.

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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Trends in the Living Networks

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. Air New Zealand ran its first Social Media Breakfast in July last year with Randi Zuckerberg as key speaker , with the exceptional success of the event leading the airline to continue the series with the second breakfast next week. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. Specially, if you look into the rather significant impact it’s having across the board in multiple social networking tools. Perhaps the most vocal one being one of my favourite social networking tools: Google Plus.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Where did we leave behind the social business transformation? And just like we commoditised email back in the day, it’s starting to look like we are commoditising social networking for business along the very same lines. . practitioner, specially, in the Social Web.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today? And SmartCloud for Social Business does that beautifully. I have gone through that path far too many times with other social tools and it’s never been pretty.

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Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Trends in the Living Networks

Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. I fail to understand why this is big news, since US intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis (SNA) for domestic purposes since the 1990s, and likely even before that. I have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002. If intelligence agencies have large data sets, it would be a massive failure on their part not to be using network analysis.

Research Seminar: Social Networks and Learning

George Siemens

We’re only about a month away from the TEKRI-hosted doctoral seminar on Social Networks and Learning. And, if you’d like to share with friends/colleagues, an event poster is also available (.pdf). Terry Anderson has a bit more info on the event We have a great list of presenters and research students lined up. If you’re interested in attending, registration is open.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Luis Suarez

conference event (a.k.a. Yes, I am now back to work, back to the social grid, back to carry on with my usual blogging mojo. And that means it’s time to kick off another series of blog posts where I am planning to share some of the major key highlights from the overall event itself, as a way of sharing with you folks a few glimpses of what I found the most interesting this time around. conference event for yours truly: the offline social networking interactions!

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. Social learning

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Trends in the Living Networks

While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. I had eagerly joined , the very first social networking application, not long after it was founded in 1997, highly excited by its potential. Ryze , one of the most popular social platforms of the day, is now a shadow of its former self.

How technology is transforming events

Trends in the Living Networks

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. Before events: - Connecting with speakers and others attendees. Identifying who you’d like to catch up with at the event. Sharing content relevant to the event. Questions and discussion during events. Suggestions for next events.

How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

You may be thinking that one of the disadvantages of having moved into this new job as Lead Social Business Enabler at IBM is that I basically spend far too much time meeting up with my new team. You know, All Hands Meetings, Cadence Calls, Weekly Team Meetings, Status Project Reports, Monthly Calls and what not can eventually be conducted and rather effectively through various different social technologies. .

Social Network Portability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to the social-network-portability list, August 21, 2007. First, social network portability Not coincidentally the name of this list. Not an aggregation of all social networks in the world or anything like that. Think of a person's personal social network on, say, Facebook. Other social networks will roll this their own way. Because the idea here isn't so much to broadcast one's social network to the world.

Work Stream #4 – Speaking at Client Events

Luis Suarez

I guess there is another kind of unexpected thrill around freelancing that I didn’t think would be possible before, and yet it’s been one of the most rewarding I can relate to from my nearly three years long journey as an independent adviser on Social Business and Digital Transformation: speaking at clients’ events. After having written about what are some of my current work streams as a freelancer in the realm of Social Business and Digital Transformation (i.e.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? Where else are you going to host conversations of stuff that matters to you and your community where you would want to own it and facilitate it with your various social networks? Yes, blogging still has got a place within today’s social networking tools landscape.

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks is the topic that John Gunn ( Moncton ITA ) and I will be discussing at PodCamp Halifax on Sunday. John and I have decided to take a look some of the professional and social networks in New Brunswick and ask the question: How can we develop community networks that address the social and professional issues unique to Atlantic Canada? Other group-forming activities have been more social.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? Will Social Software follow the same trend? Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us?

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Luis Suarez

As you may have seen from my recent live tweeting from over the last couple of days, I am returning back home from Zurich, Switzerland, one of my favourite European cities, after having presented at, and attended, the excellent Joint Alumni Conference 2012 event on what I think has been one of the most inspiring events that I have attended in a while. Ladies and gentlemen, Social Business is just getting started! Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

More on European UX Events

Adaptive Path

I did not mention UXCamp Europe , but that event attracted 400 attendees last May and plans are forming for next year’s event. Søren Muus was faster than me and he published an answer on the website of the newly created European Centre for User Experience (the ecux is the new name for the European IA network mentioned in the “overdoing it&# section of the newsletter). I was fortunate enough to attend 3 UX events in the last month.

SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008. How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? What are our limits as we integrate social learning into our work environments? When you do find yourself becoming disconnected from your networks and organized activities, how do you return to the fray? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

The only real social networks are personal ones

Doc Searls

› The only real social networks are personal ones December 18, 2007 in Blogging , Future , Ideas , Past , VRM , problems | 65 comments Should Brands Join or Build Their Own Social Network? Forgive me for being an old fart, but today’s “social networks&# look to me like yesterday’s online services. First, I’m not sure a “brand&# can get social at all. Your socializing may vary.

The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social

Ross Dawson

Some events today have innovative formats and strong audience participation. I approach this idea as both a speaker and an event organizer. I have been a professional speaker for over 15 years, and have also organized many conferences and events, including our Future of Media Summits , the first cross-continental conferences ever held. Over the last year or two Australia has been catching up with some of the world’s most innovative event formats,” says Mr Dawson.

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – 10 Reasons Why I Enjoyed the Event

Luis Suarez

conference that took place in Boston, MA, a few days back, by yours truly, but the truth is that in the last couple of days I have been distracted by what seems to be raving the Social Web as of late: Google’s attempt to get social with Google Plus. Hosting an event in such a large venue allows for participants to feel there are plenty of folks, but without that sense of being overwhelmed, in fact, at times, it was quite the opposite!

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

One of the many activities I keep enjoying quite a bit over the course of the years with regards to social networking is its innate ability to experiment and play with social technologies in order to figure out new use cases, proofs of concept, additional bursts of productivity, new business uses, etc. Well, as you well know, there used to be a time where I had enough time in my hands to live blog conference events that I would be attending from all over the place.

The Future of Organizational Learning event

Clark Quinn

There’s a social networking site for DevLearn, and I’ve created a group for this session. I’ve always found eLearning Guild events to be worthwhile, and given the lineup I think this one will be as good as ever. Tags: social strategy At the upcoming DevLearn conference, Jay Cross and I are holding a pre-conference workshop titled: Be the Future of Organizational Learning: Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer.

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

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 27 2008 SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 Published by Nancy White at 2:50 pm under communities of practice , events , networks This seminar is being organized by some great friends and colleagues. How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks?

SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration

Ross Dawson

I first met Mark Zawacki when I did the opening keynote at the ANZA Technology Conference in Silicon Valley in 2004, and Mark was also a speaker at the event. They will bring intellectual property and energy to the event, to see how the exceptional network present can catalyse new cross-domain ideas and innovations. The post SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions

Ross Dawson

Below is the video of the section of my presentation on Networks. Here is a summary of the points made in the video: * Networks are fundamental not just to our communications but to many aspects of our lives. There are many network topologies. One of the most important is ‘scale-free’ networks, in which the structure is identical irrespective of its size. * However these types of networks are also evident in biological systems such as cells and brains. *

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Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation. There is a one-time fee to join the Respect Network of US$25. My initial response to this was that this will inevitably limit the uptake of the network.

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

The presentation like the whole event is FREE to join. Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms. Demonstrate a number of examples of social activities she has set up. Propose a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities. Social learning Social learning environments Social media platform Social networking

Civic crowdfunding and the future of government and taxation

Ross Dawson

My background in capital markets and long-standing perspective of the living networks has made it a natural space for me, in looking at new ways our collective financial resources can yield the greatest economic and social benefit. Many projects are low budget and ones that local citizens see value in supporting, such as local gardens or events, however there is a very diverse range of kinds of civic projects.

Launch of Creating the Future of PR – shaping an exceptional future for the industry

Ross Dawson

In my article Join Us in Creating the Future of PR I frame the context for the launch of the publication: The fundamental capabilities of PR professionals are more relevant than ever in our intensely networked world. Arguably, PR should be at the center of the marketing universe, since it is better able than any other discipline to deal with a world driven by relationships, fueled by connectivity, social, mobile, and power shifting to the individual.

The massive opportunity of open innovation for mid-tier firms

Ross Dawson

I wrote before about the event in a post on the central role of CFOs in innovation and future-proofing in mid-tier firms. The video below nicely summarizes highlights from the event, including some excerpts from my speech from 1:38. The post The massive opportunity of open innovation for mid-tier firms appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of business Innovation Social networks Uncategorized

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ But today, in 2013, I want to discuss a new weapon — a weapon of class destruction — and that weapon is social. Let’s first define what I mean by ‘class’ I’d like the term class in my social as a weapon of class destruction thesis to denote two things for purposes of this piece: societal & organizational status.

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Agencies must adapt to a marketing world based on open systems

Ross Dawson

Last year he observed the event was predominantly populated by dinosaurs , yet this year there are, among the dinosaurs, many of the next generation of marketers, all based on open systems. Yet it is providing massive opportunities to agencies that understand this new world, can facilitate the connections between brands and communities, and tap the most relevant talent and insights from across the planet to bring a brand to life in a networked world.

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Social Media for Professional Development: Workshop and Webinar

Jane Hart

In this online workshop at the Social Learning Centre, we will be looking at how to use a number of different social media tools for your own professional development purposes. For the Workshop Agenda and how to sign up, visit Social Media for Professional Development Workshop. We will use #slcwebinar to create the backchannel at the event. Social learning Social networking workshopsWorkshop runs 1 – 31 October 2012. Led by Jane Hart.