The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. For example, I created a self-made video for each of the 13 chapters — and released one per week — as a way to provide additional insight into the book.

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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.

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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!, that Social Networking can be serious.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

An easier place to start to “Kondo” your professional life is your online professional network. I want to start a new habit of being better organized on LinkedIn this year, but perhaps what I need to do first is “Kondo” my LinkedIn network.

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

There are the classic examples such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! For example, I have three classic email addresses; a corporate account, a Gmail account and an account through this site. LinkedIn is also on the list. One of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez.

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

The article says: Social media strategist Ross Dawson says it is inevitable that more sites such as Firm Spy will spring up and organisations need to decide how they will deal with cristicim that can be from anonymous sources, or through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups.

Interlocutor: The Word of 2012

Dan Pontefract

We need everyone to be active in the dialogue to ensure full participation can overcome the gap from any emotional and social intelligence normally gained from in person experiences. The network is the medium. Interlocu-what?

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? I consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. This question goes only to my network and then also out to the rest of the world who look at Answers. For example, the question above would probably be okay in LinkedIn Answers, but you might want to change it a bit to be more specific.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

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.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? I consider LinkedIn Answers to be quite a different animal. This question goes only to my network and then also out to the rest of the world who look at Answers. For example, the question above would probably be okay in LinkedIn Answers, but you might want to change it a bit to be more specific.

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.

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.

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. Other group-forming activities have been more social.

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

It’s our network. Example #1. That is one cool example that demonstrates through my own writing and thoughts, someone else is gaining, learning, and in turn, helping others to understand the knowledge and insight elsewhere. Example #2. My Network is indeed my Net Worth.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Working together in a proactive manner to tackle objectives, goals and actions through transparent and social ways, cemented by collaboration and collaborative-based technologies is the ‘ new black’ I am, however, somewhat disturbed by a recent find in the Web 2.0

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

Learning is happening on every social media platform. 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 Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

I’ve just finished teaching an online course for The Knight Digital Media Center @ USC Annenberg for community foundation leaders on practical networked leadership skills. For example, my colleague, Alexandra Samuel , suggests using the “favor rule.”

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.” An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. While we cannot all be computer geeks, we live in a computer-driven network age. This literacy is also social. It is learning through communities of practice and knowledge networks, which we have to engage with to make collective sense.

sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. As Donald notes, sharing and posting on social media are weaker forms of learning than longer form blogging can be. Using social media for learning requires an understanding of how each tool or platform can support your own sense-making.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

What is different though, for many Millenials – as well as (indeed) for many other older workers – is that they now have quick and easy access to a much wider group of friends and colleagues through their online social networks, who they can call on for help. For example -.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Finding the right information faster can be addressed individually through frameworks like networked learning ( personal knowledge management ). Finding information, plus the remaining four activities can be made more effective and efficient through social networks.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

With such a large network encompassing so many devices and objects (Cisco says there will be 50 billion by 2020) there’s a lot of complexity, and plenty of opportunity for errors and malfeasance. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google) where we give away our data.

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Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization. There are two different lens to think about network mapping. You can do a whole network analysis.

Leveraging visualization

Harold Jarche

Where do you see the greatest point of leverage in the application of scientific understanding of social connection in business? Visualizing network relationships can give the initial leverage of getting complex new ideas accepted into general management thinking.

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

” 4 – Indeed, more and more professions are recognising the importance of informal and social learning, here it is nursing: Nurses should learn more ‘informally on the ward’ Professor Dewing sums it up. “It The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet 14 June 2016. Social learning

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.

You JUST hired this person.do you even know.

Mark Oehlert

LinkedIn Connections? Do you have any idea at all what kind of network that person will be bringing into your organization? Now if you hire me and block my networks, you get the ROI of Me - depending on who you ask, that''s worth either a lot or a little.

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Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. When did you start getting interested in the potential of social media in education and why? It all depends on what you call social media. Most of what we would call the 'social' in social media wasn't there - there weren't any friend lists, zero cat pictures, and no tweets.

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Old dogs, new tricks

Harold Jarche

After a presentation to the Conference Board of Canada’s HR Executives Forum , a senior VP told me that there was no way some kid was going to advise him on social media. For example, the project leader for a client of mine was suddenly laid off, after 15 years in the same job.

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Beth Kanter

Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” ” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?”

Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing