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. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. Social media is a great place to fail. Social media enables this. How I use social media [.]

Finding the right person within your organization

Dion Hinchcliffe

Understanding who knows what inside today’s modern organizations can be an exercise in frustration, especially when you’re trying to get things accomplished in tight timelines. Social software that delivers insight into the community can help by making it easier to find the right person.

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

Control Technology Choice, Not Technology Use

Andy McAfee

For me, the most interesting part of the conversation came as I gave him one of my standard pieces of advice: exercise tight control over technology choice, and as little as possible over technology use. When I see 20-page social media policy documents, I always think they could be reduced to one sentence: “We’d really prefer that you not use social media.&#. His company had just finished a lengthy effort to draft its social media policy, which was also lengthy.

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?

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Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. .

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Now that the word is out there, and since I have been in the new job for a couple of weeks already, I guess it’s a good time to reflect on what does the Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections do on a daily basis in terms of my job role and responsibilities.

The Art of Adaptation Does Require Time

Luis Suarez

The video describes one relatively easy exercise that needs to be carried by a bunch of kids over a short period of time (10 seconds) and that very same exercise over a longer period of time (10 minutes). .

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach).

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

Social Media will invade the enterprise from above, connecting people to people and exceptions to exception handling, where there is little room for automation at all. However, Social Business activities should somehow be put on record to serve collective memory and customer records.

Inspiration for Working Out Loud

Harold Jarche

A blog is as much a very practical tool for my everyday work as an exercise in itself. This is what we are used to, whether we hear it on the phone, read it in an email, or read it on a social software status update.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Luis Suarez

and Social Business thought leaders and blogger extraordinaire, Oscar Berg , put together a rather inspiring article that I thought would be worth while reflecting on, specially, since it is at the heart of not just social software, but also collaboration and knowledge management in general.

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.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

You know, there will always be a time, when you head back home, for you to catch up with everything in your social streams. but do we feel that social networking tools would also need to be available offline for us to be productive?

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re- adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.

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Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

Back in the day, about a decade ago, within each and every organisation there was always a chance to have the odd, strange team mate who would be just that, social. * And, right there, right then, your collective Social Business Journey begins ….

The Power of Words – Back to Blogging!

Luis Suarez

Was it because I participated presenting in some amazing Social Business conference events both in Barcelona (April 5th) and Madrid (April 7th)? IBM Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Travelling Work Life Integration

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series. Even after the Social Web.

Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

Two years ago, the focus was on how to apply social software for learning. This is a tough exercise. Time after time in my recent workshops on web-enabled informal learning, I found myself using my own sites as examples of learning technologies.

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9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

Impose Time Limits on Specific Tasks: Oh, yes, ever since I have introduced The Pomodoro Technique to help me schedule time chunks on specific tasks, specially, rather complex ones, also even the time I spend on social networking tools, it’s made a huge difference for me.

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

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your 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

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns.

Is Enterprise 2.0 a crock?

Jay Cross

CSC has an Enterprise Social Collaboration Officer (who also runs KM.). I mistakenly wandered into the keynote for VoiceCon, the co-located conference, where this character from Siemens was explaining their integration of social software and phone service.

My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2

Luis Suarez

Can you imagine that for Enterprise Social Software? General Interest Innovation iPad Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

Connectivism and the Primal Scream

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The second consequence is that, in a connectivist environment, there are many distractions (such as the need to navigate all the social software) that add to the cognitive load, making it more difficult even to learn simple elements. "In New to Connectivism and social media?

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Theprocess of connecting was involved and complex, requiring the use of modems andspecial software. Commercial software came into existence, including both operatingsystems and application programs such as spreadsheets, word processors, anddatabase tools. During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. is social software.

Consulting with Libya in 2007 ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

In March of that year, I was invited by Monitor Consulting to come to Boston to speak to a Libyan IT minister about using social software to improve citizen engagement in coastal towns. ” This is the same caricature he often uses, implying that people like me who think that social tools can improve outcomes actually believe that tools cause those outcomes. As a planet we have entered into a global social contract to, at some basic level, provide security to each other.

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The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. I’d roll out as quickly as possible a single integrated suite of emergent social software platforms (ESSPs) to all employees of the company. suggestions but a bunch of Twittering, social-networking knowledge workers will go nowhere without an agenda. And finally, how social is it to sit silently in front of a screen typing in words???

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first open source-style license for educational materials and other non-software content was the Open Content License, released July 14, 1998. The OCL removed software-specific terminology from the GPL and tried to make the license apply to a broader range of creative works. I believe the answer is “no,” but leave the proof as an exercise for the reader.) Legal Risk – this is a variation of the ‘fear uncertainty doubt’ (FUD) tactic that is employed against free software.