Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. There are few people out there who think this is all a flash in the pan, and fewer still who fail to recognise the real shifts in communication patterns which are occurring. Social networking slots neatly into this model.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The ability to anticipate where your industry is moving and to begin to reposition your company ahead of competitors is one of the most important elements of business strategy. Almost a billion social-networking users have at least one foreign connection, while 2.5

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the agile sensemaking model

Harold Jarche

We can think of these as emergent patterns of collective sensemaking.” But I, and many others, have thousands of connections on social media platforms like LinkedIn. Radical innovation only comes from networks with large structural holes which are more diverse.

Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

Although there have been well over 100 responses to the survey, once again, as with my previous survey a pattern to the responses appeared quite early on. Search the Social Web (using Google. Connect with others in public social networks. Social learning

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Impact of Data Analytics in Today’s Digital Workplace

Luis Suarez

Quite a daunting task, if you ask me, that one of adjusting and adapting new behaviours and work habits, through social, digital tools, when, at the moment, there are plenty of other thoughts in most people’s heads.

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

Cynefin is a sense-making model – where patterns emerge from the information and data – that explains how to respond to ordered and disordered systems. He goes on to say “ Here’s the thing – when it comes to leadership, the training industry has been broken for years”.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data has been closely intertwined with our digital technology revolution since the early days of the IT industry. Hardware and software platforms have long raised competitive concerns in the IT industry, due to the economic power of network effects.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data science and datafication may be new, but the relationship between computing and data goes back to the early days of the IT industry.

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innovation means learning at work

Harold Jarche

Innovation has been described as a combination of observing; questioning; experimenting; and networking. The challenge for distributed teams and organizations is to find ways of understanding what is happening throughout the system and ensuring it is communicated within the network.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every day brings new stories about the impact of digital technologies on every aspect of the world around us, including their transformative impact on companies in just about every industry. Examples abound, from mini-mills in the steel industry, to digital photography and music.

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The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks. Sharing includes exchanging resources, ideas, and experiences with our networks as well as collaborating with our colleagues.

Getting to Social

Harold Jarche

Tweet You are engaging with social media for marketing and customer support. You have also put in place a social intranet, with activity streams for sharing information, collaboration tools for work teams and document management systems that include social tags and easy sharing.

perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

The Internet-based firm sees work and cognitive capability as networked communication. Creative learning is for us what productivity meant during the industrial age. Creative learning is the fundamental process of socialization and being human. Post-industrial work is learning.

Social maps

Jay Cross

Probably this pattern (for my closed blog on Informal Learning) is more representative. The industry groupings ring true. People have to list location on LinkedIn but many probably don’t bother identifying their industry. Create your own LinkedIn social graph here.).

intangible value

Harold Jarche

It was her work on value network analysis [PDF] that particularly influenced my thinking. Only through the power of value networks can we address our complex issues – together – and create a more hopeful future.” – Verna Allee. “A Image: Value Network Analysis by Patti Anklam.

self-managing for complexity

Harold Jarche

Earlier this year I wrote that both the gamer and artist mindsets can help us navigate the network era. All workers need to be able to probe their environment, detect patterns, and create something new.

adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

There is no such thing as a social business strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Social Learning.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction. It’s also necessary to step up to the rising costs of social services, especially health care.

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Relationships and Dynamics - Seeing Through New Lenses

John Hagel

  Individual idiosyncrasies definitely play a role, but broader patterns of perception are at work as well. Are certain patterns of perception more or less helpful in these rapidly changing times?    East and West may contribute to a blended world where social and cognitive aspects of both regions are represented but transformed – like the individual ingredients in a stew that are recognizable but are altered as they alter the whole.

PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” PKM, or learning in networks, is a continuous process of seeking, sensing, and sharing. Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.

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Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was invited to participate in the workshop as part of an industry panel on “IT and Economics on the Internet”. I am getting ready to teach a graduate course on the subject at MIT this Fall, where we will explore technology’s impact on industries ranging from finance to healthcare. In 2009, almost 80% of jobs in the US were in the service sector; around 20% in the industrial sector ; and less than 1% in the agriculture sector.

Response to Dron

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We''ll discuss this too. -- Let''s let Dron introduce connectivism: The Connectivist account of individual learning, in which the nervous system is understood as a neural network with emergent properties and behaviours resulting from its connections that we describe as ''learning'', is certainly compelling. There is one trivial sense in which every theorist agrees that learning is based on a neural network as described - they agree because they have to.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Not all countries are adopting the aggressive UK model, but tuition patterns internationally (.pdf)

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

Johnson’s book argues that a series of shared properties and patterns recut again and again in unusually fertile environments. information networks. Liquid Networks. A good idea is a network. With agriculture, people locked into rigid patterns.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Power of Power Laws

John Hagel

Andriani and McKelvey focus on the desperate efforts of social “scientists” to fit social phenomena into Gaussian distributions. But it is not just social scientists who fall prey to this temptation to adopt a Gaussian view of the world. Here's to patterns that connect!

Social Media Implications for Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As part of my activities during the week, Dean Ernest Wilson hosted a conference on Social Media: Platform of Provocation for Innovation? The half-day conference consisted of two panels : one on the social and technological innovation being brought about by social media, and the other on the implications of social media to business. The panel focused on the implications of social media to the communications and media industries as well as to organizations in general.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, Denmark.

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Jeffrey Cole at Ninemsn Digital Marketing Summit on the future of digital media

Ross Dawson

I'm at the NineMSN Digital Marketing Summit today, checking out what NineMSN , the Australian online joint venture between television channel 9 and Microsoft, is telling the marketing industry in Australia, significantly related to Microsoft's vision. . In the music industry, digital will soon pass non-digital in revenue, CDs will be gone in 5 years, partly due to environmental reasons. Social networking is the real deal.

The 12 key elements of iPad media strategy

Ross Dawson

It is free for PANPA members and very inexpensive for others, including discounts for members of industry partners, so if you’re in Sydney I hope to see you there. Content partner for the event is Future Exploration Network , which is currently preparing a website and report on iPad and media.

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. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark. Social bookmarks are web sites that let you create an account in order to save web pages. Blogging is Networking.

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The USAID-Citi Mobile Money Alliance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But the disruptive consequences of e-business, social networks and online music caught most of us by surprise. Allow Mobile Money Transfers to Move Seamlessly Across Borders and Mobile Networks. The best way to significantly scale the use of mobile digital money around the world is for governments to leverage this channel to pay salaries, pensions, social benefits and cash transfers. Everyone - in industry and government alike - is singing from different song sheets.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

into an incredibly powerful social messaging and notification system of content that’s stored elsewhere, i.e. social networking, collaborative and knowledge sharing tools eventually. Regardless of the huge, and rather disruptive, impact from corporate social networking.

Organizational Development and social media

Harold Jarche

Michael: “Thanks again for both the time and the conversation we’ve started on social media and uses in the workplace. Given these two commitments why, in your view, it is consistent with what I am already working on to give myself over to gaining a better understanding of some of the newest developments in the social technologies. The Internet is where we communicate; from voice to data to social networking. Social media change the way we communicate.

The future State?

Dave Snowden

He references the discovery of the Jemaah Islamiyah network in 2001 , the Asian financial crisis and SARS crisis as examples. Then we have a slide on retrospective coherence; the current pattern is logical but only one of many patterns that could have formed. Networks can swarm.

The IT-based Transformation of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a series of talks and panel discussions , the workshop first reviewed the historical patterns of technology innovations and economic cycles, and then looked at the future of work economics in three key areas: technologies and societal infrastructure; skills and jobs; and careers and quality-of-life measures. We have generally viewed services in contrast to what they are not: products, manufacturing or the industrial sector of the economy, rather than what they are.

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. They come from every industry and every part of the world. Compared to their industry peers, Standouts had higher increases in year-to-year operating margin. IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004.

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ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote.

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Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Result: Open Social Web Apps Case Study - principle innovation of xMOOCs - studented content in 15-minute chunks - cMOOCs and xMOOCs in social media - two student spresenting to each other - group projects - peer evaluation Context Go-Lab - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School - mass access to: - scientific data - virtual experiences & simulations - actual scientific labs and instruments - as a means of access applications - eg.