The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. A survey showed that over 40% of institutional investors found that expert networks were an “extremely” or “very important” aspect of their company research. A third-party expert network could be built on LinkedIn APIs.

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. It consistently grew in size and user value over the years, however now that everyone is piling on to the LinkedIn bandwagon, the value of LinkedIn personal connections and networks are decreasing at what seems like an accelerating pace. Enterprise 2.0 Reputation Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

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Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0 If so, also have a look at the free chapters from Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Return on Investment for Enterprise 2.0 Cost of traditional market research such as focus groups and surveys. Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Understanding the functional building blocks of social media , which points to the key elements of social media engagement as Identity, Groups, Relationships, Presence, Sharing, Conversations , and Reputation. Australia Enterprise 2.0

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

The article says: Social media strategist Ross Dawson says it is inevitable that more sites such as Firm Spy will spring up and organisations need to decide how they will deal with cristicim that can be from anonymous sources, or through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups.

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

Jay Cross

The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. That’s short for a phrase that kept coming up in conversation when he was writing Enterprise 2.0.

‘Aussie mafia’ sets up the “biggest startup hub in Silicon Valley”

Ross Dawson

TheNextWeb says that a group of the “Aussie mafia&# (the Australian tech entrepreneur network in Silicon Valley) has bought the building and will take 6 months to transform it into this space. Australia Technology trends Web 2.0


Jay Cross

What does a motivated group of self-learners need to know to agree on a subject or skill, find and qualify the best learning resources about that topic, select and use appropriate communication media to co-learn it? Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook.

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

Ross Dawson

Facebook, which had previously focused far more on profiles, quickly learned from Twitter and is now based on following friends, brands, and groups. The use of LDAP to access existing internal directories means that people do not need to populate profile pages, overcoming the hurdle that many corporate social networks have stumbled over. Cloud Enterprise 2.0 Keynote speaker Social media Web 2.0

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

Ross Dawson

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. There are many groups, including on teaching topics such as maths. Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Web 2.0I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA).

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

” he comes to question whether the golden age for the Social Web is now over after that initial period of disruption and whether we are starting to enter that dangerous road of becoming a vast wasteland, just like TV is nowadays, I suppose.

Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

Posts related to Web 2.0: Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Personal Learning and Personal Learning Environments Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective) Web 2.0 Tool - Great Collaboration Example Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

Launching my new book today! Getting Results From Crowds

Ross Dawson

My 2002 book Living Networks had many examples of what we currently call crowdsourcing, including being the first of many business books to describe the Goldcorp challenge, and mentions of Elance, InnoCentive, and Procter & Gamble’s Connect & Develop program, before any were well-known. Our group business model is centered on the effective use of crowds.

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

Following news that Australians are ranked #1 in the world in their usage of social networks, 6 reasons why Australians have caught up on social media. Predictions for enterprise social software and social network analysis. from email) to infer social networks in organizations.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

The uptake of conversational channels will be mainly in smaller groups driven by function, location or team membership, rather than uniformly across organisations. Network analysis will drive performance. For sophisticated organisations, social network analysis is the tool that offers the greatest insights into which interventions will best drive increased performance. His blog Trends in the Living Networks is ranked as on the top business blogs in the world.

Reconfiguring the world of business around the customer

Ross Dawson

The esteemed JP Rangaswami , who was at the very front of creating Enterprise 2.0 No more “thinking a reflection of the moon in the pond is the sun” proxy approaches, no more focus groups, no more control samples. Not just across one company’s supply chain or distribution network, but “organised around the customer”. Customers and businesses becoming part of the same networks, with the ability to speak as well as to listen, is the second step.

Quality and Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

In a post by Will Richardson - Web 2.0 Andrew tells us - it's obvious that Web 2.0 As Michael Gorman tells us in Web 2.0: In Web 2.0, These are fair questions for us to ask, and there certainly is a problem when experts are drowned out by a group of people who have more time and interest in pushing for alternative views. At the same time, one of the people commenting on Will's post said: To me Web 2.0

Themes of the day: Consumerization of IT, Crowdsourcing for small business, Crowdsourcing in PR

Ross Dawson

During the night my time I presented to Ketchum PR’s Global Media Network on Tapping the Power of Crowdsourcing for PR. I have been an advisor to the Global Media Network for some time, among other activities presenting the highly successful Tapping the Power of Mobile webinar series last year. Cloud Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Keynote speaker SME Technology Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

At the end of last year, I posted on the relevance of Web 2.0 For those who have not been following my blog, I attempted my own definition of Web 2.0 Some of Dions key postings on this topic are "Running a business on Web-based software" , "Web 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: What is Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Redux » What is Web 2.0? Listening to the wide-ranging conversations regarding the Web 2.0 Unfortunately, as the Wikipedia entry on Web 2.0 Google AdSense is Web 2.0. Ofoto is Web 1.0; Flickr is Web 2.0." Web 2.0

Where Google+ needs to go: Why we need to be able to follow parts of people’s personas

Ross Dawson

The centrality and ease of use of the Circles feature means Google+ is a significant step forward in social networking. Circles aren’t just groupings of people. They are also an implicit grouping of content. The simple solution is that if Jeremiah really wants to make all the food commentary he can create a food lovers circle and comment only to that group. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Ross Dawson

I have just had a look at the most popular posts this year on my blog, and very interestingly almost all of the top dozen were written before this year, with perennials like the launches of our Web 2.0 Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not?

Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective)

Tony Karrer

This is an interesting piece that made me think about the new landscape created by Web 2.0 Traditional online community mechanisms (email lists, groups) are joined by a wide variety of publishing mechanisms (blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc.) This forms a big network of people linked first through content and eventually directly (in person or via social networking). What's really interesting to me is that I'm finding in a web 2.0

MySpace's new strategy: building a new and valuable space in social content

Ross Dawson

With creative from The Kaplan Thaler Group, its first contest asked fans to submit videos of their commitment to community improvement for a chance to see John Legend. million in the space of a few days, overtaking its Facebook fan group, basing the interactions on content.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as: <a> group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, social social flow social learning social media social networking

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

The new cultural trinity that I somewhat incessantly write and speak about combines a new leadership framework for all levels of people, Enterprise 2.0 thinking and Learning 2.0 and perhaps Web 2.0) aka Learning 2.0). It’s our network. and Learning 2.0


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If we all are just individuals in a network we will soon all be the same." Something that would be between the 'closed groups' and 'individuals in open networks'?" It will soon be noticed that a person can be both an individual (and hence a member of a network) *and* a member of a group. That they can belong to many networks and many groups. More interestingly: web 1.0 is about groups, web 2.0 is about networks.

XPLANE joins Dachis Group

Dave Gray

Effective this morning, XPLANE is joining the Dachis Group , the world’s leading social business consultancy, as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Initially, the only change employees and customers will notice is the Dachis Group logo on our home page. I have a big announcement to make today.

Secrets of Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Among the topics often up for grabs lately are ideas around informal learning and the networked learning landscape of the 21 st century. We know that peer groups and communities exist to share knowledge and support performance, even if they’re bootlegged and kept under management’s radar.

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. What we’re seeing the emergence of the personalized web, the interactive web, web 2.0, or e learning 2.0. Groups require coherence, networks require autonomy and so on.


Creating a consistent online voice and identity

Ross Dawson

The workshop starts with a big picture view and then runs through detailed guidance on establishing a presence, building engagement, and driving success, interspersed with group exercises to set objectives, think through stratgies, and set action plans. Social media Social networks Web 2.0I have recently been running a series of social media workshops for retailers in a franchise chain.

No more business as usual

Jay Cross

Social business , Enterprise 2.0 , Radical Management , the Connected Company , Living Networks , Management 3.0, culture, and optimizing networks. Our evolving view is that successful future organizations will become learning networks of individuals creating value.

Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

This latter feature is achieved via ‘circles,’ which are collections of people within G+ like family , colleagues , bosses , people who I like to share raunchy Internet humor with , church youth group , and fellow geeks.

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because, if anything, as a knowledge (Web 2.0) You are now part of a massive exchange of conversations happening out there in the open and pretty much like with the good old known Web 2.0 . Can you have too many conversations at work?

Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists

Nancy White

Now that we are a couple of months into the “signal sharing&# of the Communities and Networks Connection , I wanted to share the top posts people have clicked into on the site (courtesy of the magic of Tony Karrer ). Circling Around To Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

Is Enterprise 2.0 a crock?

Jay Cross

Yesterday I attended the Enterprise 2.0 Wave is a distributed network model: traffic is routed peer-to-peer, not through a central server. Next up was a panel session entitled “Is Enterprise 2.0 None of them thought Enterprise 2.0 The panel addressed Enterprise 2.0’s

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

However, there is one particular article out there that became one of my all time favourite ones around this very same topic, and more than anything else, because it describes, pretty well, how work has evolved with the emergence of the Social Web in the last few years. Hippie 2.0

Multiple Social Networks

Tony Karrer

Luis Suarez and Dennis McDonald have posted about the issues with the large number of social networking sites: Your Single Social Network - ClaimID and Identity 2.0 Is There Such a Thing as "Social Networking Fatigue"? In these posts they discuss the fact that with as many social networking sites (and I would add other kinds of Web 2.0 The benefit of signing up is participation with that group of individuals.