After Facebook fails
MAY 23, 2012
Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. Facebook, with its 900 million users, valuation of around $100 billion, and the bulk of its business in traditional display advertising, is now at the heart of the heart of the fallacy.
Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?
JANUARY 13, 2015
The personality-assessment algorithm was solely based on Facebook likes made by participants, with results compared to the assessments of people who know them well. The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?
Facebook vs your IT department
OCTOBER 6, 2012
Walter Adamson posted a really interesting article about the scale of Facebook and the way it is able to support terrifyingly large amounts of information, constant high levels of activity, and global reach to 1,000,000,000 people with almost 100% uptime on comparatively modest resources.
Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil
JUNE 21, 2012
I fear that charlatans and dummies are taking informal learning down the same road. An Informal Learning Sequel? While it took six years to arrive, informal learning has become L&D’s flavor of the day. You nurture informal learning; micro-managing chokes it off.).
The fabulous case study of Queensland Police on Facebook
JULY 18, 2011
We have just heard about how Queensland Police used Facebook and Twitter for disaster communication during the extensive flooding in January. In the first 6 months of establishing their Facebook page they gained 8,000 likes, just by sharing interesting information online. When the Queensland floods hit, their Facebook page in the space of a few days moved to 160,000 likes. Both the public and media were getting their information from the Facebook page.
Facebook as a Learning Platform
OCTOBER 15, 2007
Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors.
#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button
DECEMBER 18, 2013
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?”
The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
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.
Information: What am I missing?
MAY 30, 2011
What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? In this case, the “something new is the ways in which new tools allow us to mess around with information. What can we do with information that I’ve overlooked? Create information and easily. information. sites, Diigo, central tools such as Disqus, Facebook Connect. Pull together information from. Augmented reality, information. Information splicing.
How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
Facebook analytics programs like Insights , Edgerank Checker , and Simply Measured free reports give you tons of data points. Here’s some tips on providing powerful content for your Facebook channel that you can improve with measurement.
Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Today was the big announcement at the F8 Conference about the new dramatic, life altering changes in the Facebook Platform. The big change will be how Facebook profiles are becoming fuller “timelines” of a one’s life. Changed Environment: Facebook Becomes The Internet.
Insights and perspectives on Facebook’s IPO
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Last week I did an interview on radio 2SER on Facebook’s IPO and its future. A few key points I covered: * Mark Zuckerberg was keen to keep the company private, but the number of shareholders reached the point at which they had to disclose information, so there was no reason to wait to do an IPO. * Revenue is currently around 85% advertising, including a significant part internal promotion of Facebook pages, and also Facebook Credits.
Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page
MARCH 8, 2012
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.
[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information
JANUARY 12, 2012
Alison Head, who is at the Berkman Center and the Library Information Lab this year, but who is normally based at U of Washington’s Info School, is giving a talk called “Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students.” Omitting key information.
Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills
DECEMBER 21, 2011
Cognitive load management: ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques. [link].
A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook
MAY 14, 2013
For several years now, nonprofits have been investing time, energy and money building Facebook pages and working to engage supporters on Facebook. Others have spent tens of thousands of dollars to build custom Facebook apps from scratch.
Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
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.
5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload
MAY 4, 2011
Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.
How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer
MARCH 5, 2012
How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. By now you must have heard the announcement that by the end of March all pages on Facebook will be rolling over to the new timeline look.
Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy
APRIL 3, 2013
Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. We see the influence of the information age everywhere, except in the GDP statistics. Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?” .
An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits
JULY 17, 2012
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?
The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information
JANUARY 23, 2012
I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My To encourage consumption of local information.
Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
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).
Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau
OCTOBER 7, 2011
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.
MAY 14, 2010
Facebook is getting negative attention for (again) messing around with privacy. A small, but growing movement now calls for a Facebook exodus on May 13. Valdis Krebs argues that Facebook is toast due to its structural model, invoking the increasingly popular AOL reference: It is the structure of Facebook that foretells it a fate of AOL — a popular online site in the 1990s that grew quickly, with great promise and PR, and is now a much smaller collection of speciality sites.
Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
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. Demand will have many more, and better, ways of informing Supply. Stop right now and read Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp , a post by Sequoia Capital , WhatsApp’s main VC. WhatsApp does not collect personal information like your name, gender, address, or age.
Applying Avinash Kaushik’s Best Social Metrics Framework for the New Facebook Insights Data
OCTOBER 11, 2011
What social media analytics should we pay attention to? And the nuts and bolts questions like, “Given all the Facebook changes , what do I need to understand about the new Facebook metrics and the Insights analytics program?”
learn like a gamer
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Facebook makes this very easy. Informal Learning WorkLearning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete.
To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts
OCTOBER 1, 2012
But how do you know it is effective? Over the summer, Facebook has enabled you to pay for an individual post to be seen in more of your fans’ newsfeeds. Further, you probably wondered whether does it make it sense to pay for Facebook promoted posts ?
Face Off for Facebook?
APRIL 23, 2010
why not both Home About Contact Friday, 23 April 2010 Face Off for Facebook? Theres a lot of talk about Facebook. Theres a lot of numbers about Facebook too. And especially that last medium made me wonder: where on earth are those Facebook users? Business or Pleasure? -
Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About
OCTOBER 3, 2011
Facebook Changes: A Complete Guide – by Mari Smith. Also, a few insights about the what the changes mean for Facebook pages. Organizational: This is when you are sharing information as an official spokesperson for your organization or your organizational persona.
sense-making with social media
MARCH 22, 2016
Facebook helps me share resources. Informal Learning“Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. LinkedIn is a useful professional tool.
Getting More Value from Your Social Media
NOVEMBER 24, 2010
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.
MAY 7, 2010
One of the best descriptions of facebook that I’ve seen (on a blog comment somewhere) was: CIA+McDonald’s=Facebook. This formula addresses the secret and intrusive aspect of Facebook…and draws attention to broad appeal and exceptional ease of use/access. But Facebook is another matter – breaking trust with users by repeated violations of privacy (bypassing the opt-in approach generally expected with privacy changes).
Harold Jarche » Facebook selling your information?
MAY 10, 2007
How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Salesforce.com’s social network application was inspired by Facebook. Most information work is carried out by project teams.
New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 25, 2009
This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. A child raised on text alone will think and learn differently from a child raised on cartoons or a child raised on Facebook. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called informal learning. IMS Learning Design Information Model.
OCTOBER 17, 2007
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. Its privacy policies are questionable and it is giving out user information to applications willy-nilly. All of that said, Facebook is surprising me in terms of how well it works as a platform. Luis Suarez - How to Boost Your Social Capital with Facebook mentions MyBlogLog.
Using social media for onboarding
APRIL 19, 2012
Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams).
Technologies for collaboration and cooperation
APRIL 14, 2011
For instance, there is a big difference between Sharepoint and Facebook, though both enable some kind of collaboration. Informal, opportunity-drive (serendipitous) collaboration is more like the free-for-all of an event like #lrnchat.