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UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. What happens when you can follow your house on Facebook or your car on Twitter or your running shoes start following you?

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. The mere production of emotional responses is not harm, otherwise most of what we do every day is ethically wrong.

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.

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

Examples of total institutions are prisons, mental institutions, the military (at least the boot camp part) -- places where members spend 100% of the time.    The result is that, especially here in Silicon Valley, the notion of work-life balance is pure fiction most of the time (Sheryl Sandberg may go home at 530 every day, but the folks at Facebook did an all-night hack-a-thon right before the IPO. 

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth Kanter

And get this, it exports to the exact size for a Facebook Brand Page wall post! Here’s some how-to steps. 2) Facebook Ad Image Tool: If you plan to use the image as a promoted post on Facebook, make sure you understand the 20% rule so you time isn’t wasted.

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?

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.

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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.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Here’s an example: when was the last time you followed someone and right away, within a matter of minutes, you get an auto-direct message from them asking you to either follow them in other media tools or perhaps check their Web sites.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Seriously, if you would want to find out who is rescuing whom from today’s financial turmoils, as an example, that article is an absolute must-read one. Yes, where are you going to go the day when Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Slideshare, Tumblr, etc.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. And if you look into recent examples of wrong-doings by Facebook, Twitter or even LinkedIn that we have seen all over the place we may be starting to think that we are all in big trouble.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

So if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity. Check out their Facebook Page for more details on how they are getting along and how you, too, could join them!

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

Move on to the next shiny object where you think everyone else is hanging out usually (Nowadays, it’s Facebook, apparently # Meh ) . simoncalder , as examples, etc., As an example, overall, in the last six weeks I have had 236 new followers and 269 unfollows.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

As an example, when I got things started with living &# A World Without Email &# one of the first things I did was to unsubscribe from all of the several dozens of newsletters I use to receive at work. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Take another example: Google Plus. I am sure plenty of you folks could share lots of similar experiences with other social networking tools, like Facebook, LinkedIn, Slideshare, and whatever other mobile social tools, etc.

The means of production

Harold Jarche

The means of production are knowledge, creativity and ingenuity. Knowledgeable people are the means of production. Does this mean that “we&# own the means of production? This blog is an example.

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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

Luis Suarez

Where else are you going to go when sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Specially, if you are also looking for a good amount of blogging examples that Paul included as well in that slide deck.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

Examples of their use might therefore be to. receive customised productivity support (e.g. More and more messaging apps are supporting bots, e.g. Facebook Messenger, Slack, Kik, WeChat, Skype and Telegram. on demand personalised productivity and performance support.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Luis Suarez

Who would have thought that blogging would be so powerful in the era of social tools, errr, I mean messaging board systems like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so forth? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. The importance of platforms is closely linked to the concept of network effects - the more products or services it offers, the more users it will attract.

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Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Driving Productivity Might Revolutionize HR or Kill It by Kevin Wheeler on March 10, 2010 How different is what you do today from five years ago? The evidence shows that increases in productivity significantly lag the investment in tools and process improvements. An example is the introduction of the typewriter.

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. Evernote: Productivity tool. Facebook: Social network.

turmoil and transition

Harold Jarche

The ‘job’ was the way we redistributed wealth, making capitalists pay for the means of production and in return creating a middle class that could pay for mass produced goods. From self-driving vehicles to algorithms replacing knowledge workers, employment is not keeping up with production.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? One company, for example, might want its employees to be able to blog, while another wants no such thing. products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds.

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

It’s an impressive product, defined by Google’s typical clean interface. In fact, Elgg was far enough ahead of both Facebook and Google that only this year – with Facebook’s Groups and Google’s Circles – have popular SNS offerings caught up with what has been central to ELgg for several years. “I’m gsiemens on Facebook and Twitter. For example, I move fairly fluidly between my personal networks.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

As an example, when I got things started with living &# A World Without Email &# one of the first things I did was to unsubscribe from all of the several dozens of newsletters I use to receive at work. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

Facebook helps me share resources. For example, I use Twitter for quick generation and broad sharing. They help us build trust to get things done, be productive, and innovate. “Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights.

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth Kanter

Here are two more tips for productivity routines: Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Looking Ahead Rituals. I use the technique of Bullet Journals , a hand-written system to manage your to-do lists. How do you manage your time so you are productive and not overwhelmed?

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Recent Social Media User Data: One Big Takeaway for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

One way I keep up with news and trends in social media is to curate social media research studies on Pinterest, share on my Facebook Page , and make sense of them here on my blog. One finding that made me go hmm … People tend to trust Facebook more than print newspapers for news.

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Make Work More Human

Harold Jarche

It’s Facebook in social networking; Google in advertising; Amazon in retail; and soon upstarts like AirBNB in temporary lodging or Über in personal short-haul transportation. As they say, if you are not paying for a service online, you are the product.

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Losing interest in social media: there is no there there

George Siemens

After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore. I spent a few weeks of responding to G+ friend requests, trying to engage with a few people, posting a few random links, all the while trying to upkeep (occasionally) Twitter and (almost never) Facebook. What has Twitter and Facebook done for me? Put another way, Twitter/Facebook/G+ are secondary media.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

For example, the book has more than 250 references. Using it as an example of questioning the status quo while simultaneously citing the need to balance risk, Adam exposes his own learning (and failure – a false negative) which nicely opens up the theory of Originals.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a result, data is now raising competitive concerns especially in Europe, given data’s growing role in creating and shaping markets, led by America’s digital platform giants , - e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure.

Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

GE is thus transforming and expanding its business models, much as consumer Internet companies, - e.g., Amazon, Facebook, Google, - have done over the past decade. A fleet of aircraft, for example, generates gigantic amounts of data over a year.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Modules for facebook like and Disqus comments. PressSmart Suite of products for newspapers, including ePortal and emobile. Example: Reboot. Here's another example, which is better. Another example. Here's an example. No examples of customer websites provided. Example available here and here