Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

You know, there will always be a time, when you head back home, for you to catch up with everything in your social streams. But the reality is that things are different, much different, specially, if you live in a country where the entire network bandwidth is governed and managed by a single provider which consistently uses their monopolistic tactics to keep degrading end-users’ Internet experiences while raising the prices.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated. Want to understand the emerging world of social software? While the technology is nothing spectacular, social software is one of the catalysts of the change. What is social software?

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Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind

Luis Suarez

The interesting thing though is how the whole concept of teleworking has been all along with us for several decades now, specially, since the emergence of groupware, collaboration and knowledge sharing solutions came about. Never before have we been capable of realising that dream of the fully empowered knowledge worker to work virtually in a more than ever distributed world than thanks to the emergence of all of these social networking tools.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

It’s that it allows me to also be open to other people’s public lists and subscribe to them accordingly as another social gesture of gratitude for their time AND attention. . Conversations are our most powerful tools we have got at our disposal and when talking about nurturing and cultivating our social networks through conversations it just can’t get any better than that. Remember groupware back in the good old days?

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

And I don’t mean that in the sense of just cultivating, building or nurturing your social capital skills per se, even though we all know they are the key to success for the 21st century organisation , as my good friend Valdis Krebs once wrote about, but I was mainly referring about work related conversations themselves. and, probably, it has been like that over the course of the last 25 years or so, when it first came about while being associated with the whole concept of groupware.

Co-creation

Jay Cross

social software apps. groupware. social network analysis. Co nnectivism, recently coined by George Siemens, makes it explicit that the learner is augmented with connections to networks of people and information. It’s new thought being wired into the brain’s network. Hard to believe, given that the brain is a chemical soup shot through with electrical charges, more closely resembling a haggis than a sophisticated network processor.