Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 A prime example are blogs.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. One company, for example, might want its employees to be able to blog, while another wants no such thing. dagblakstad January 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm I found this post excellent, and one I will revisit when developing new software.

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A social interaction pattern language 1 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Pattern Language ? A concept invented by Christopher Alexander , award-winning, renegade architect despised by most other architects, but wildly popular among designers and software authors.

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A group is working to develop a pattern language for group process. A Pattern Language is an attempt to express the deeper wisdom of what brings aliveness within a particular field of human endeavor, through a set of interconnected expressions arising from that wisdom. EXAMPLES.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

Here are a few examples of learning before and after instituting the learning infrastructure we call a Workscape. My next post on this topic will discuss how to shift from the traditional pattern to the network model.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. Learning is the new literacy. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change.

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Could it be that advances in technology, software, robotics and AI are now taking the potential for automation to a whole new level, including tasks requiring intelligence and cognitive capabilities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans?

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We can expect a great need for highly-skilled software developers and engineers to put AI to practical use across multiple industries. Self-driving vehicles, for example, will lead to new careers in transportation engineering and urban planning.

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The Big Shift in Business Models

John Hagel

Customers are less and less willing to tolerate this form of payment and are increasingly expecting to pay for actual usage – look at everything from software as a service to automobiles (e.g., the rapid growth of ride-sharing services) for early examples of this.

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Playing world-class Go is an example of tacit knowledge , a concept first introduced in the 1950s by scientist and philosopher Michael Polanyi. Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects.

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Three Principles for Net Work

Harold Jarche

The New York Times reported in March of 2011 that armies of expensive lawyers, who once did “discovery” work have been replaced by software programs that do the work at a fraction of the cost. Yesterday’s exceptions will be tomorrow’s examples. Work is changing.

Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology

John Hagel

What are some examples? An increasing amount of IoT technology is being deployed to monitor utilization of key inputs (for example, fuel or electricity) into large scale facilities like manufacturing plants or office buildings and adjusting these inputs in real-time to enhance efficiency. Well, what if you offered to charge the customer based on usage of the product, rather than requiring them to make large upfront payments for the product regardless of usage patterns down the road?

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At one end of the the spectrum are operational decisions, which are generally highly structured, routine, short-term oriented and increasingly embodied in sophisticated software applications. For example, I recently traveled to a Latin America city I had not been to before.

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and so to SCRUM/KANBAN

Dave Snowden

There are elements of Chris Matts real option theory that I could have more directly referenced for example - not the same thing but similar. I had already opened my keynote yesterday with a reference to the dangers of using manufacturing models for all aspects of software delivery.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Personal computers are just one example. They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. We need to probe the system, detect patterns, and create something new. Gamers.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

An example: How Jay Cross Curates Content. Here’s an example of a no-cost, one-person curation project. Sorting through posts made me think critically and see patterns. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow.

Getting to Social

Harold Jarche

However, this usually occurs just after the software vendors have provided the initial training and you are now on your own as an organization. Patterns emerge over time. Setting the Example. Tweet You are engaging with social media for marketing and customer support.

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

Adaptive Path

JJG: It almost seems paradoxical, that as the influence hardware has had over user interaction has been reduced, with the shift to this realm of touch interfaces, it has enabled us to allow software to manifest in more physical ways.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” What sort could such software bestow? Social software was the topic of the day because it tried to address the first problem by providing better tools. He defines it uncontroversially as “software that supports group interaction.”

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, Gartner’s Research director Svetlana Sicular recently observed that big data has already reached the peak of the hype cycle , and is now falling into the trough of disillusionment , a necessary step before (hopefully) moving on to the slope of enlightenment.

Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

I can easily find freelancers or software as a service to take care of my more routine tasks. For example, just adding finished reports to a knowledge base does not help others understand how that report was developed. We humans are very good at pattern recognition.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth Kanter

In my last post about nonprofit bots, I discussed the big picture of automation in the nonprofit space and what I learned from the “ The Beth Bot ” experiment. For this post, I did a landscape scan to identify some of the best examples of nonprofit bots. Here are two examples.

Of artisanship

Dave Snowden

Now I have always agreed with this, which is not of itself a conservative statement; Picasso for example was a craftsman, who having learnt that craft broke the rules to create something new. I did the same when I built it, adjusting as patterns became clear.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

The map can be of social media conversations, for example these network maps of Twitter conversations. For example, the Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

A mobile workforce needs better on-site conversations

Harold Jarche

There is a growing array of enterprise software tools to support the emerging workforce, but it takes more than technology, as Dion Hinchcliffe warns. The future of workplace learning is social, cooperative and especially mobile.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

Personal knowledge mastery is the ability to see patterns hidden to the undisciplined eye. For example, an organization can devote resources to train community facilitators and network weavers so that these larger networks become resilient sources of innovation, inspiration, and knowledge.

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New Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

New Software "Adaptive software can replace 75% of what a teacher does," writes Heick. "No, No, apps can’t replace teachers, but in terms of the way teachers spend their time, adaptive software—whether minor (like Knowji) or major (like Knewton) in scale—can automate the bulk of these tasks." First, software isn''t simply replacing what a teacher does - it''s not just delivering content and marking tests and recording grades (though of course it can do all of that).

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

That simple example gets at the heart of what’s happening in higher education: What people do with information determines the types of institutions required in a particular era. (I The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global.

Using Computers to Cure Medicine’s Pathologies

Andy McAfee

As David Rimm observes in his writeup of the research, these aspects included not only the standard elements of a picture of a bunch of cells (the nuclei, for example), but also “higher-level contextual, relational, and global image features that might not make sense to pathologists.”

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

Consider, for example, ideas about our needing a new social compact, or social contract, or national covenant. With these data, governments, organizations, and companies can sense patterns and make decisions – from traffic control to geographically specific advertising.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Well, there’s Richard Stallman and the traditionaldefinition of open source as four elements (Stallman, 1994): - Freedom to run the software - Freedom to study the software - Freedom to distribute the software - Freedom to modify the software. But what if you’re a person who does not have the software,and needs the software? He talks about openness in software, and then he talks about opennessin system, like open courses.

The necessity of partial constraint

Dave Snowden

At LSSC11 I used one of my favorite methods, social network stimulation (SNS) as an example of this. In the context of lean software development I suggested the use of SNS to handle the 5% of any project which creates 95% of the problems.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It also made me realize that this was yet another thing contributing to my recent pattern of “not getting to blogging.&# For example, with Wikispaces you can automatically feed I’m not sure – and this would be good to ask one of our community’s blog experts, if there is blog software that not only delivers blog posts by email, but allows posting of comments by email.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

For example, being able to share is usually not a prime reason why people start using web information capture tools like social bookmarks but it becomes more important over time. Our organizations remain enamoured with the next wave of enterprise software systems.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

"Every time we have an outsourcing forum, its like a GE and McKinsey alumni association meeting," says Sunil Mehta, vice-president of NASSCOM, Indias software industry association. This is an example where a strength can also become a weakness.

How the Web is being body-snatched

Doc Searls

For example: Apple’s terms for iOS developers. Example: the White House “town halls” on Facebook. The web follows patterns. Anil, for example, is doing ThinkUp). Item: it’s very hard to learn the history of the software industry, even here. How did software impact culture? Yesterday, when Anil Dash ( @AnilDash ) spoke about The Web We Lost at Harvard , I took notes in my little outliner , in a browser. They follow.

Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In New York City alone, for example, NYU has launched a new Center for Data Science which will start offering a Master in Data Science in the Fall of this year. Data Science is emerging as a hot new profession and academic discipline.

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A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects and animals. . “We Assembly lines are well known examples of adapting the factory environment in which machines operate.

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A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, their stories have certain patterns in common, not only with present companies but with others that are no longer with us. Wang tried to protect its market and was thus late in trying to reinvent itself as a software company by moving its word processing applications to PCs. “By

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Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

What are some examples of technology and nonprofit case studies that supports health, fitness, and wellness in the nonprofit workplace? For example, the Sierra Club does not schedule staff meetings on Fridays.