Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

I left Facebook. ” No, I simply stopped using Facebook and I didn’t make a big deal about it. If someone sent me an inmail message via Facebook, I’d also answer those through the social hub feature of my Blackberry Z10.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed. We had more than 425 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

Measure Networked Nonprofit. For two of the peer learning groups , we explored best practices for using Facebook strategically as part of an integrated communications plan based on this content ( [link] ). Commenting on the posts in other aligned partner’s Facebook pages.

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

Beth Kanter

For I have known them all already, known them all: Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; New Feature: The Timeline. The average Facebook user has 150 friends, any of whom could be your next top supporter! Networks

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. The hashtag is a way of creating self-organizing networks.

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth Kanter

Over the years, I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively. During the Q/A after the presentation, one of the most frequent questions asked has been, “Will Facebook be making grants to nonprofits?”

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.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

The last two posts I published on professional networking, “ Smart Professional Networking Online ” and “ Tidying Your Online Connections ” prompted some great discussion when I shared on Facebook. Professional Networking Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

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.

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.

Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals – Network Strategy for Free Agents

Ross Dawson

Download Chapter 10 of Living Networks on Liberating Individuals. Every chapter of Living Networks is being released on this blog as a free download, together with commentary and updated perspectives since its original publication in 2002. Network Strategy for Free Agents.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Effectiveness , that’s all the rage coming along for 2012, and beyond, with regards to our overall user experience with social networking tools, whether inside, or outside of the firewall.

Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: While many of us focus our attention on FB pages, Facebook groups can be a good platform for nonprofits to use for informal peer learning groups, getting feedback from your post passionate fans , or to cultivate and support a brand ambassadors group. Photo by Laughing Squid.

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?

My 1800+ LinkedIn Network Graphically Mapped

Dan Pontefract

When it first came out I thought the LinkedIn Labs feature known as “ InMaps ” was really cool. Related Posts: Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network? I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why My Network is my Net Worth – Part II I Unfriended You On Facebook.

Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth Kanter

They strategically expanded their campaign team with champions who were familiar with to the foundation and could leverage their online networks to reach an audience that was not in their typical donor base.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth Kanter

This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. But these are steps to bigger outcomes for this network – such as making sure there is health care for all children.

Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data

Beth Kanter

The panel featured some previews from a recent research study “ How Strong Is Your Social Net? 2) Amplification Rate: This is rate at which your followers take your content and share it through their network. It is measured in different ways on different channels.

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.

To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Almost weekly, there is yet another tool, feature, or tactic that you can you try using as part of your social media tool box. If you are a FB Page administrator, you probably noticed the new metric Facebook has on the bottom of every post showing how many people it reached.

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Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Intentcasting - EMERGENT.

Seb Paquet

Blueprints for Networked Cocreation: 1. Each post in the Blueprints for Networked Cocreation series will describe a capability that is necessary for open, creative collaboration and give examples of tools that instantiate that capability. Facebook pages like this one do a similar job.

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Ross Dawson

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic. It goes on: Sydney-based Ross Dawson, founder of think tank Future Exploration Network, said social networking was still in its early days.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

Beth Kanter

For example, this week they will attend a workshop at LinkedIn where LinkedIn employees will coach them on online networking tips and taking advantage of the platform for online networking. Don’t announce where you are right now on Twitter or Facebook.

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Doonesbury Slaps Donald Trump With The No Asshole Rule - Bob.

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Forbes.com Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed.   To my amazement, it features The No Asshole Rule , or as they call it "The No A - Rule."  Comment below or sign in with TypePad Facebook Twitter and more. Bob Sutton.

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. But it is still important, because it reveals many of the features future learning environments (and personal environments in general) will need to have. Something like the social network operating system , maybe. All of that said, Facebook is surprising me in terms of how well it works as a platform.

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Ross Dawson

Once the policy was in place and staff were being educated on the issues, the executives started feeling far more comfortable providing more access to social media, including Facebook. Coverage was very positive, including an article in Sydney Morning Herald called Facebook opened up to school teachers. One story is a teacher who had a new student who knew one word of English, who went to Yammer to ask for help and got significant useful advice from the network.

How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

As part of my work at the Packard Foundation, I have the honor of working with a cluster of grantees working on children’s healthcare coverage on a networked capacity building project called “ Friending the Finish Line.”

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

Ross Dawson

SmartCompany recently featured an excellent article on The next 10 social media trends , which received considerable attention and was syndicated through a number of other outlets. Social networks to help product discovery, based on recommendations by members.

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Ross Dawson

Their shopping cart gathered 10,000 customers in the first 18 months, rapidly iterating by taking and applying feedback from customers, quickly creating a mature, well-featured product. SME Technology Social media Social networks Technology trends Uncategorized Web 2.0

LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

The cynic in me believes this feature is simply an attempt by those at LinkedIn to accomplish their stated goal of building (and I would suggest selling) the world’s first economic graph. I don’t think the skills feature in LinkedIn is critical for success in your career.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time?

Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

A lot of us don’t love that Twitter is limited to very short messages and Facebook connections are symmetric (if you’re my Fbook friend, I’m automatically yours), so G+ tackles these limitations. Anyone think that G+ is the final form of social networking tools?

Peeragogy

Jay Cross

Ask net-savvy younger workers how they would like to learn new skills, and they bring up the features they enjoy in other services: Personalize my experience and make recommendations, like Amazon. Make it easy for me to connect with friends, like Facebook.

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Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

I can’t learn and improve without the things I learn from my network and beyond. This requires some sort of “line of sight&# to that network. With that, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Community & Networks Connection. TNT - The Network Thinker.

Book Giveaway: Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Beth Kanter

I ran into John Haydon who helped me with my new Facebook brand page. He presented me with a copy of new book, Facebook Marketing for Dummies. ” So, I immediately jumped to Chapter 6, “Enhancing Your Facebook Page with Applications.”

We can all make TV. Now what?

Doc Searls

Now pause to dig Facebook’s 10-year plan to build The Matrix. How long before Facebook buys Meerkat and builds it into Occulus Rift ? We’ve only been living the networked life since graphical browsers and ISPs arrived in the mid-90’s. Relatively speaking, digital networked life is Eden, which also didn’t come with privacy. We need the equivalent in our shared networked space. Look where Meerkat and Periscope point. I mean, historically.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

In fact, the definition they offer of business platforms is: “a nexus of rules and infrastructure that facilitate interactions among network users” or, alternatively, “a published standard, together with a governance model, that facilitates third party participation.” Social platforms These are similar to aggregation platforms in the sense of aggregating a lot of people – think of all the broad-based social platforms we’ve come to know and love: Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

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 ). You will also find that different people are active in these different networks.