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The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I''m going to quote at some length from David Wiley''s Facebook page to set this up (so you don''t have to go get a Facebook account to read this), and then offer my comments below. That''s a really interesting use of the Chinese Room example (it is well known as such to philosophers). link] The example was originally intended as a response to the ''Turing Test'' model for evaluating artificial intelligence.

The Facebook Research

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Facebook experiments are actually very clever. Facebook has been tinkering with this content stream since day one. Facebook is an advertising company, and therefore the product it sells is the induction of beliefs in the users. Coke, for example, want people to think that Coke is good and good for you, and that they want a Coke now. But Facebook is not doing it in secret; it''s all over ther news.

Facebook’s shark-jump advertising moves

Doc Searls

I just looked up facebook advertising on Google News , and got these results: More Facebook Ads Are Coming, Your Friends Will Finally Hit Delete. Disruptions: As User Interaction on Facebook Drops, Sharing … New York Times (blog)-Mar 3, 2013.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth Kanter

Users can share them on Instagram while also choosing to share them to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare. It was created in 2010 and purchased by Facebook in 2012 (more history here ). Nonprofit Examples and Getting Started or Rebooting A Strategic Approach.

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Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth Kanter

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

What Does Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter

Remember last September when Facebook announced all those changes to individual profiles, including the timeline? One of the changes was that your friends and fans can do more than “Like” or “Comment” on Facebook. with their Facebook friends.

Six Things Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Here’s some quick tips on using Facebook Ads. What if you’ve done everything to build a strong Facebook community, consistently post quality content and do your very best to engage with users, but you (or, in some cases, your CEO) still want more?

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The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

More recently the use of Facebook ‘Like’ has made it easy to create online shops that bring in social functionality and the ability to share with friends. DoTogether creates and hosts Facebook apps that allow people to shop together inside of Facebook.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

Facebook analytics programs like Insights , Edgerank Checker , and Simply Measured free reports give you tons of data points. Here’s some tips on providing powerful content for your Facebook channel that you can improve with measurement.

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

Today was the big announcement at the F8 Conference about the new dramatic, life altering changes in the Facebook Platform. The big change will be how Facebook profiles are becoming fuller “timelines” of a one’s life. Changed Environment: Facebook Becomes The Internet.

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’ve been working with John Haydon over the past week to get my Facebook Page ready to go (and it’s gonna rock can’t wait to show it off!). As part of the process, I’ve been looking at what other nonprofits have done to get ideas.

Facebook provides more this-like-that instead of this-oh-that! (Or relevancy, interestingingness, and serendipity)

David Weinberger

Facebook has announced that it’s going to start adding to your newsfeed stories that you don’t know about but that are on the same topic as ones you follow. Facebook has opted for relevancy.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

Let’s dissect an act of sense-making using Facebook Insights. Your Facebook Insights analytics programs is most likely going to give you some “associated metrics.” In the example above, I discovered a turkey in the canyon. [link].

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

The discussion about the recent changes on Facebook has focused mostly around what it means for individuals, particularly the tension between openness and privacy. Many people are wondering what it means for nonprofit brands using Facebook as one of their marketing channels.

A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook

Beth Kanter

For several years now, nonprofits have been investing time, energy and money building Facebook pages and working to engage supporters on Facebook. Others have spent tens of thousands of dollars to build custom Facebook apps from scratch.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits. I sat down for an interview to learn more about her work at Facebook and tips for nonprofits. What is your current job at Facebook?

Facebook Bullying: An Open Letter to Zuckerberg, Schrage & Goler

Dan Pontefract

But, alas, I’ve recently developed petulance for one of the world’s finest creations … Facebook. According to Google , Facebook now occupies the #1 visited website with 540 million unique visits in April, 2010 (after removing Google itself from the research). Bullying and Facebook.

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. By now you must have heard the announcement that by the end of March all pages on Facebook will be rolling over to the new timeline look.

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Beth Kanter

the Humane Society of United States reached 1 million fans on its Facebook Page. Facebook alone doesn’t do get an engaged crowd that takes action. Take for example her very useful tips about how to activate Facebook Fans to share and take action.

Strategic Spontaneity: How the Humane Society Got 21,000 Shares of Campaign Message on Facebook In 48 Hours

Beth Kanter

It is a nonprofits dream – to have its advocacy campaign messaging go viral on Facebook or social media channels. Our Farm Animal Protection campaign posted the quote in the form of an image post on their Facebook page (275k fans). and a Facebook share graphic was born.

On taking personalized ads personally

Doc Searls

In the pile of comments under the post on Facebook I wrote about here yesterday, Christopher Brock writes a long and thoughtful response that pretty much represents the thinking of the adtech business today. Since it’s hard to respond point-by-point in Facebook’s commenting UI, I’ll do it here: It is not really fair to say Facebook identifies you as x,y and z. Yes it is, because Facebook is in the business of delivering personalized ads.

Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!

Bob Sutton

Today is Facebook’s 10 th Anniversary.   Facebook is an especially instructive scaling case.  Facebook had moved to Palo Alto by 2006, located just a few blocks from the Stanford campus (where Huggy and I teach).

Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments

Doc Searls

Over on the ProjectVRM blog I make a long-form case for why Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars in cash and stock is a Good Thing. For example… Everything we buy and own can have a cloud of its own. Stop right now and read Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp , a post by Sequoia Capital , WhatsApp’s main VC.

Using Facebook Groups for Deeper Engagement with Audience or Your Peers

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Facebook Groups can be used to help build communities and for deeper engagement and learning with your audience or peers. Facebook had recently revamped its Groups, and it seemed like the perfect place to take the conversation for a spin.

Face Off for Facebook?

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 23 April 2010 Face Off for Facebook? Theres a lot of talk about Facebook. Theres a lot of numbers about Facebook too. And especially that last medium made me wonder: where on earth are those Facebook users? Business or Pleasure? -

Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

Beth Kanter

Facebook Changes: A Complete Guide – by Mari Smith. Also, a few insights about the what the changes mean for Facebook pages. However, if you use your Facebook profile to connect with professional colleagues or want to promote your organization, you might consider this option.

Egypt: Cairo, tens of thousands of people protesting

Martijn Linssen

Twitter has been reported to be down in Egypt, but protesters are using proxy sites and other means to get tweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos out of the country and spread immediately. Business or Pleasure? -

Lobby for FaceBook, Yahoo, NewsCorp and Elsevier opposes the White House Open Access order, among others

David Weinberger

Peter Suber points out that FaceBook, Yahoo, Elsevier and Yahoo have joined the NetChoice.org lobby that has issued a clarion call against open access that blurs the line between lies and gibberish. For example, this month’s iAWFUL list includes data breach notification bills and a CT bill that “would force publishers to sell digital books at ‘reasonable” prices to state libraries.”

[2b2k] That Facebook experiment

David Weinberger

I have an op-ed/column up at CNN about the Facebook experiment. Just as a quick example, I’m not convinced that the Facebook experiment was as egregious as the headlines would have us believe. All I’ll say here is how struck I am again (as always) about the need leave out most of everything when writing writing goes from web-shaped to rectangular.

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.

Comparing Facebook influence to Twitter's: #FBRATE

Martijn Linssen

Comparing that to my calculations of active Facebook users ( thank you Facebook for being so Open about it! ), there are 260 million active Facebook users at max: 2 times the monthly unique visitors So, there are 13 times as many active Facebook users, as there are Twitter users.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use. Great example, Luis.

New Facebook Brand Page for Beth’s Blog: With A Little Help from My Friends

Beth Kanter

Like many of you, when Facebook unveiled the new brand page guidelines – I was stressed out. With a big training project in the Middle East less than a week away, I was short on time. Results” that describes what people do on my Facebook page (I hope).

Online community ethics

Harold Jarche

Tweet Are you on Facebook? Here’s a question about using Facebook as an extension of work or classroom learning. Since then, I have had many offers to join groups or engage in communities on the platform, all assuming that, of course, I use Facebook.

Facebook (for example) versus an LMS/LCMS: Need some technical help.

Mark Oehlert

Ascent from Social Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As of today my Facebook page OLDaily has 638 'likes'. This item , for example, which as of today has reached 33 people. There are ways to increase the size of my audience on Facebook. Surprisingly, people are paying to boost their posts on Facebook. But now, Facebook has disabled my ad blocker. Facebook wants me to join this cavalcade of sponsored posts. What Facebook has done very deliberately is to insert itself between you and your friends.

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Examples of their use might therefore be to. More and more messaging apps are supporting bots, e.g. Facebook Messenger, Slack, Kik, WeChat, Skype and Telegram. a virtual learning coach or assistant (see this example of a university teaching assistant ).

only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche

For example, one step-up innovator, “gets out a lot … He’s not a self-promoter, preferring to be quite about it, but manages to trade ideas with all kinds of people.” ” A chilling example is how Facebook has automated computer maintenance.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

For example, there are how-to videos on YouTube, learning-oriented chats on Twitter, study groups on Facebook, and professional communities on LinkedIn. Facebook: Social network.

The Virtuous Cycle of Existing Theory and Big Data

Andy McAfee

I just learned via Facebook and Business Insider (!?!?) In recent decades a ton of research has led to the conclusion that while some aspects of our personalities change over time, others are remarkably stable.

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