Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

Somehow, the chatter gravitated to Facebook. Our accountant friend chimed in and said, “The partners and I decided this year to ban Facebook. Do you really believe Facebook — or any social media for that matter — is a time waster?” facebook social media

After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

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.

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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. And what of my Facebook travel behaviour?

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

Dan Pontefract

To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list. I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why Favourite Posts of 2013 That I Wrote & Published Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Discussion: Social networks, Google+, Facebook, fragmentation, and interoperability

Ross Dawson

The focus of the segment was to look at the impact of the launch of Google+ on social networking as a whole, including the possible negative impact of too much choice for social network users.

Networked Professional Development

Harold Jarche

It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.

Management in Networks

Harold Jarche

In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing. Cooperation sounds too much like wasting time on Facebook or Twitter. In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration.

Should companies drive their traffic to Facebook?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social networks like Facebook seemingly have a vast, ready-made audience for businesses to do just about whatever they need. I explore the issues and strategies for making the most of external social networks Or are they just honey traps that make it easy for businesses to set up shop and lose control over their relationships and data?

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.

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

As others have stated, it’s Google’s best foray into social networking. Within our research on social network software at Athabasca University (the Elgg-based The Landing ), we (mainly Jon Dron, actually) have been looking at ways to create different representations of activity streams to meet the needs of different contexts. “I’m gsiemens on Facebook and Twitter. Most evident is Google’s power law making network ways in G+.

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 Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter

It made me wonder about the similarities and differences between “systems” and “networks.” ” June Holley , guru of network weaving, said “ Big overlap! ” By this definition, Network Weavers are system thinkers, if not system leaders as well.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

What Does Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter

Remember last September when Facebook announced all those changes to individual profiles, including the timeline? One of the changes was that your friends and fans can do more than “Like” or “Comment” on Facebook. with their Facebook friends. Fundraising Networks

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network. Facebook-itus.

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 Networking Sites Need to Grow Up into the 21st Century.

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

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?

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

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. And then on March 24th I sent a direct email to anyone in my LinkedIn network. I asked my entire LinkedIn network for help.

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.

Le futur de Facebook et le rôle de la France

Ross Dawson

Voici ma première vidéo en francais, qui est à propos du futur de Facebook. Quelques miettes du video : * L’introduction en bourse de Facebook a des implications très importantes. * Facebook va changer ses stratégies. Français Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

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.

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.

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?

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

Beth Kanter

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.

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

Facebook ads are similar to Google ad words in that there is a bidding system. Facebook has “ sponsored stories ” which can increase visibility in newsfeeds as well as “engagement” ads that let people click and like your brand page.

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

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.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.

labouring into the network era

Harold Jarche

ZCichy : “I don’t use Facebook. It will determine the character of the tribal networks formed in protest of it.” ” – “The two most hated Presidential candidates in history are running at the same time social networking is evolving rapidly.

#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?”

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.

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 as a blogging platform

Euen Semple

Each time social networks die and we all move on my blog is still there. As people have moved into places like Facebook and Twitter the energy has moved away from blogging to some extent. I, like many bloggers, used to post links to my blog posts on Facebook or Google+. So I started posting the entire content of my blog posts on Facebook and Google+. Blogging is still one of the most useful and fun things you can do. I still blog at The Obvious?

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

This is fair enough, but it is coming from exactly the same mindset as Facebook. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc. The way people approach Facebook also doesn’t usually align with work practices.

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.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Either way, the result was phenomenal since it gave a few thousands of us a unique opportunity where we could explore the potential of social networking for the enterprise, and still going strong!, Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn.

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How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

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.

ABC TV: Facebook’s IPO, Apple’s cash pile, and RIM’s woes

Ross Dawson

I was interviewed last night on ABC’s The Business in a broad-ranging discussion about Facebook’s IPO, Apple’s cash pile, and Research In Motion’s future. Social media Social networks Technology trends

Insights and perspectives on Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

Last week I did an interview on radio 2SER on Facebook’s IPO and its future. Revenue is currently around 85% advertising, including a significant part internal promotion of Facebook pages, and also Facebook Credits. Consumer response to personalized advertising will drive the future potential of not just Facebook, but other social networks and media companies. Facebook aspires to be at the center of our lives, including for shopping and financial service