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. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1. maybe we should just let the students choose to interact and network with each other, by themselves, in Facebook and 2.

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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.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

» November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us? Google and Facebook get to play the VHS/Betamax war over social networking APIs and netvibes just stands in the middle making stuff that will work with all of them.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring.

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

Heres the definition of VRM according to Wiki: The goal of VRM is to improve the relationship between the demand-side and the supply-side of markets by providing new and better ways for the former to relate to the latter. Business or Pleasure? -

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the reality of missing out

Harold Jarche

In the early days it was quite open with individuals sharing knowledge through blogging and collectively building knowledge with wikis, the largest being Wikipedia. All the giants on the internet use targeted advertising — Amazon, Google, and especially Facebook.

More on replacing business travel from Jessica Lipnack | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Then I saw this post on Facebook by NetTeams wizardess, Jessica Lipnack. “ An emerging page on the KM4Dev wiki on virtual meeting tools Edited and added 18 hours later – Report on Microsoft virtual world meetings And on a related tangent, a report on virtual leadership.

Musings on “community management” Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We explored possible titles in the Comm Mgr Facebook Group [link] # Beeline Labs » Blog Archive » Why wrong measurements can be bad for your community’s health… on 28 May 2008 at 7:27 am [.]

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites.

Chris Poole is so right about identity

David Weinberger

Chris argues that Facebook and Google are getting identity wrong. ” Being confined to a single identity on the Web is like a wiki accepting only a single final draft, only far more tragic Jon Mitchell at ReadWriteWeb reports on a ten-minute talk Chris Poole (founder of 4chan and Canvas ) gave at Web 2.0. “Identity is prismatic.”

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

BLOGGING & WIKI TOOLS. Wiki. 1- Twitter 9- Facebook 17- Google+ 23- LinkedIn. It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates.

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Information: What am I missing?

George Siemens

Blogs, wikis, image sharing. sites, Diigo, central tools such as Disqus, Facebook Connect. Landing (Elgg), Twitter, Facebook. What can we do now with information that we could not do in the past? I’ve abused Kauffman’s concept of the adjacent possible by applying it to the new opportunities, untapped potential, and levels of complexity, that arise with the development of something new.

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Give evolution a nudge

Euen Semple

Sometimes I get all nostalgic for hand crafted blogs where you had to learn enough about PHP to set up a Moveable Type instance or corporate wikis with no WYSIWYG where staff had to learn wiki markup to share anything. But we can''t stand back and say "Oh I don''t do technology" or "We have people who do ''digital'', or moan about Facebook''s invasion of our privacy.

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Jay Cross

Housed on a wiki, Peeragogy keeps on improving. Make it easy for me to connect with friends, like Facebook. Give me single sign-on, like using my Facebook profile to access multiple applications. Enable users to rate content, like “Favoriting” an item on Facebook or +!ing

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge

Mark Oehlert

The last session that Peter Smith and I were in, Halo vs. Facebook , was just awful. Brenda Brathwaite: An Interspecies Facebook ARG seriously funny photoshop ideas.what about the wii? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dead Alewives: Dungeons and Dragons | Main | Back from GDC (and a free virtual world event) » February 21, 2008 GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge OK.so this is my favorite session and I have high hopes.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Google Docs are functionally wikis, except without the draft>compile>post process.) Your friends and my friends on Facebook are part of a social network.

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The Importance of Elgg in the Future of Learning

George Siemens

It is a central blog/wiki/twitter/flickr/craigslist/you-name-it do-it-all social network that is a) open source and b) not facebook. When I survey the landscape of educational tools, I come to the following conclusion: Elgg is the most important tool, currently available, in shaping the future of learning. Disclaimer: I was on an advisory board for Elgg when it first started, though the board never really did much, but I mention it now so it looks like I might be cool). Why Elgg?

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Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

In many ways, this is where computing was in two separate phases: pre-Microsoft Office and pre-Facebook. Facebook plays a similar integrative role for participative technologies. For people who had been blogging since late 1990′s or early 2000′s, Facebook wasn’t of much value. Between flickr, del.icio.us, blogs, RSS readers, and wikis, we were living the distributed, networked, learning dream.

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

Facebook use is higher than I would have thought. Keywords: Podcasts, Twitter, Slideshare, Flickr, MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook, Wiki, RSS, RSS Reader, Wikipedia, delicious, del.icio.us, blogs I've been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The most popular social networking site, now with over 1 billion users – everyone knows Facebook! Although organisations are happy to use Facebook for their external promotions and customer interactions, they are far less interested in its use as an internal collaboration platform.

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Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

A stunning period web innovation occurred between 2000-2005: delicious, myspace, many blog platforms, flickr, wikis, etc. Eventually we were blessed with the ugly stepchildren of this movement (Twitter, Facebook) that enabled flow of creative artifacts but in themselves where not primarily generative technologies. Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education?

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Mark used a wiki to capture 85 questions (and answers) in an FAQ for new-hire dentists. When the organization didn’t support networking after training, the employees created their own Facebook group.

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What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

We ended up with many spaces of interactions: Second Life, PageFlakes, Google Groups, Twitter, Facebook, Plurk, blogs, wikis, YouTube, among dozens of others.

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The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement


A Social Business isn’t just a company that has a Facebook page and a Twitter account. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis. Unmanagement. New rules for the 21st century. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

When you hear people say ‘we need Facebook for the organization’ … I don’t think that’s exactly what they mean. Facebook for the organization implies three things: A development platform that serves up formal, informal and social content & connection for all. Set up your ‘Facebook for the organization’ by embedding an LMS (or LMS like features) into your enterprise-wide collaboration platform.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


Dan Pontefract, in his most excellent post The Standalone LMS is Dead makes the following argument: “Set up your ‘Facebook for the organization’ by embedding an LMS (or LMS like features) into your enterprise-wide collaboration platform. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

In a 2012 study conducted and sponsored by Domo and CEO.com, the researchers found that 70 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs had no social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Google Plus. Originally published to CLO Magazine. The Social C-Suite. By Dan Pontefract.

Defibrillating Knowledge Management

Martijn Linssen

When these interactions are instead in a discussion forum, a wiki, or as a result of blogged comments, or using an instant messenger tool, or email, etc.,

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

There are several different online social networks, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on the three that tend to be used the most by learning professionals–Facebook, LinkedIn and Ning. It is more “buttoned-down” than Facebook with a more formal culture of relationships and connections. Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. Facebook combines the personal and the professional.

Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

This takes more than access to social networks, blogs, and wikis. Facebook-itus. If you’re not plugged in and running fast at work, you’re falling behind. Continuous improvement. Business people face more and more novel situations every day.

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A new way to work

Harold Jarche

One of the earliest guilds was the open source community which developed many of the communication tools and processes used by knowledge artisans today: distributed work; results only work environments (your code speaks for you); RSS, blogs, wikis, etc.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

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. Third post in a series.

Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us

David Weinberger

I’ve been banging on Facebook for years to get them to open up and tell us more about the experiments they’ve done where they tweak the news feed or put the “megaphone” to encourage people to vote. Why do congress-people do that with Facebook? A wiki?

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

At the time, May 2005 , it was rather refreshing to see how instead of the company trying to figure it out by itself, on its own, it decided to rely on a group of prolific bloggers to come to the rescue and eventually put that policy on a wiki page over the course of two weeks.

Why crowdsourcing should (and maybe will) be the future of government

Trends in the Living Networks

Draft clauses are put up on the Internet for people to comment on below, or on the Council’s Facebook page. A similar but less ambitious project was the public redrafting of New Zealand’s Police Act, which was done on a wiki in 2007. You may have seen the marvellous news that Iceland is crowdsourcing its new constitution. Council meetings are open and streamed live, video interviews with council members are posted on YouTube, and they interact with citizens on Twitter.

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Activity Streams

Jay Cross

Microformats wiki. Last week, Google, Facebook, Nokia, Yahoo!, Related: ReadWriteWeb: Google, Facebook, MySpace and More Meet to Talk Activity Streams. An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds.

The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Pete Forsyth, Wiki Strategies (See also his blog post with resources for this panel at [link] ) In the past we''ve been saying that it''s important to the field of OER to improve content. Dan Cook, Wiki Strategies I''m a voracious consumer of Wikipedia. They have their Facebook pages, they scrub them clean before going into med school. Q: question was more whether it would conflict with the Wiki education foundation?

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eLearning Learning Update

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning was launched about a week ago. There has been quite a response and some great feedback. It made it to the delicious popular pages for eLearning and e-Learning. If you look at the other entries such as Jane Hart's recent top tools and Stephen Downes on The Future of Learning, that's quite good company. Several of my favorite bloggers have been added into the mix. I'm also listing what they show as their top tools in the widget for some of them - which I find interesting.

From Outputs To Outcomes: Part 5: Measuring Customer Delight in Real Time: Social Media

Steve Denning

These are just a couple of eye-opening illustrations of the revolution generated by sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. We can immediately see what the nature, intensity and scale of a response to an input on Twitter, Facebook, or a blog, and adjust course accordingly. Image via CrunchBase. This article is the fifth and final part in a series of posts on measuring what matters in organizations: the shift from outputs to outcomes.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

The Lithium platform offers a number of connections to the social web (Facebook, Twitter), CRM systems, web analytics, and more. In this way, Lithium will only add a thin functional layer between the Web, Facebook and Twitter on the one side, and a (if any) CRM system on the other.

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SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

If, however, SharePoint were to be a bit more like Facebook (and Twitter and LinkedIn and so on) perhaps it could further the argument of becoming the new employee gateway.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

It’s easy to contribute to a blog or wiki. ? Facebook. Fourth post in a series. In case you missed them, here are the first , second , and third posts. Is your organization ready? How ready are you to tackle Big L Learning?