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. His own father — the town mayor no less — informed my Dad he was to become an electrical engineer and to forget about a career using Gutenberg’s device of wonder.

Why I, Too, Killed My LinkedIn Account

Luis Suarez

Is that the main reason why I then went ahead and deleted my LinkedIn profile for good over a week ago? Will I survive as an independent trusted advisor on Social Business & Digital Transformation without having an active LinkedIn profile? Lots of questions looking for an answer, I suppose, but, for now, what I do know is that deleting my LinkedIn identity was an educated and informed personal choice.

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The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? LinkedIn reached 100 million users in March. 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. Until recently I looked at all of the LinkedIn invitations I received. It will make LinkedIn more valuable – to you, and to others.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. Professional communities on platforms like LinkedIn abound. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Informal Learning

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI?

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Getting More Value from Your Social Media by Kevin Wheeler on November 24, 2010 Platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a variety of proprietary platforms are becoming core to successful recruiting, learning, relationship building, and marketing. To assume that everyone is connected, has a Facebook profile and uses LinkedIn is flawed.

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sense-making with social media

Harold Jarche

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. Informal Learning“Tweeting during a conference helps me consolidate my thoughts and capture key insights. Facebook helps me share resources.

LinkedIn KM Groups

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen There are a growing number of LinkedIn Groups many of them dedicated to KM. NTUs Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. There is no KM directory but here are most of the Groups (in no particular order) that I have found: Gurteen Knowledge Community. KM Forum. Network of Intellectual Capital Professionals. actKM. CKO (Chief Knowledge Officers) Forum. For Knowledge Persons. KM Australia and Asia. KM Cluster. KM Edge. Knowledge Management.

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. Connections to friends and colleagues, like Facebook and LinkedIn. Most information work is carried out by project teams.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

Serving Clients In terms of serving clients, I covered parts of Tool Set , specifically Work Skills Keeping Up , Better Memory , Information Radar , Processing Pages with Links , Networks and Learning Communities , Collaborate , and Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool. I went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. Let's compare that to LinkedIn.

Finding the time for networked learning

Harold Jarche

Find information. Approximately 14 percent of SMB Knowledge Workers’ time is spent: Duplicating information (e.g. Finding the right information faster can be addressed individually through frameworks like networked learning ( personal knowledge management ).

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Over at Gartner , Craig Roth put together, just recently, a rather thought provoking blog post where he is questioning whether Activity Streams are heading in the very same direction as our Inboxes have been heading over the course of time; that one of Information Overload.

We need more sandboxes

Harold Jarche

Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. For that, we have a robust informal learning system that eschews grades, takes all comers, and is available even on holidays and weekends. It was just a blog, connected to LinkedIn and other social media.

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Blog Post: Update: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I talked about the Gurteen Knowledge Group on LinkedIn recently and how I was making it the central discussion forum for the Gurteen Knowledge Community. If you are not a member, you can find more information here and register. And if you would like to connect with me personally on LinkedIn please do so

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. This is the basis for the models and strategies that characterize what has come to be called informal learning. Cuciz, 2004) This model informs the design of learning experiences as well. Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Community Group on Linkedin

David Gurteen

I have moved its activity over to the Gurteen Knowledge Community group on Linkedin. You can see more information here and register , if you are not a member. If you are not familiar with LinkedIn or not a member, could I encourage you to take a look. By David Gurteen I have recently deleted the Google Group: The Gurteen Knowledge Forum as it was several years old and rarely used.

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. I posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far. I need information faster than that. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology).

Pragmatism requires knowledge

Dave Snowden

The assertion extends to accusations of intellectualism or purity (I wrote form the LinkedIn exchange referenced yesterday). We are dumbing down knowledge to information and elevating it works for me so I will do it again to a a status that is inauthentic at best, dangerous at worst.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. In that process Deloitte correlated Yammer usage with staff information.

eLearning Learning Adds Personalized Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

The system then uses social signals such as those coming from Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, delicious as well as clicks and views. What's new now is that the site allows you to sign up and provide your Twitter and LinkedIn information.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

On Chrome I have no extensions, and only use it to access LinkedIn and Google services, which I know track me. I am using LinkedIn more frequently but have stopped posting to its Pulse platform and keep all my posts on my blog.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

In developing the service and discussing it with VCs, we have always seen the most obvious latent competitors in the reputation measurement space as Google and LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s recommendation service is a long way from a true reputation service, but it provides a foundation for building one. For years I have been writing about reputation and have often said that this will be the decade of the reputation economy. Yet until recently there has been very little in the space.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

So this is how you represent your own understandings, and manipulate information, for your own purposes. These are to manage communication and information sharing between teams. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;).

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seeking and sense-making

Harold Jarche

Many of us subscribe to newspapers, magazines, web feeds, blogs, and other forms of push information. I share some things on LinkedIn but use it mostly to loosely connect with others. How do you make sense of your work?

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.

My Professional Learner’s Toolkit

Clark Quinn

A range of social networks : I use LinkedIn professionally, as well as Slack. A personal information system : I use both Notability and Notes to take notes. Reflection: this overlaps with the personal information system.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. Exchanging: We exchange and note ideas and information all of the time. LinkedIn.

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network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Open information and access to our common knowledge assets will be a required part of any new leadership model. In this post-information era, organizations need to really understand networks, manage for complexity, and work on building trust.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

While your systems may vary, your results should be sources for you to find information, present yourself in your various communities, and to share your thoughts. I determined that LinkedIn was where I should harbor professional connections, so I trimmed my Facebook connections down and offer most anyone connected to elearning to connect to me on LinkedIn. And I use IFTTT to send blog announcements to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Social maps

Jay Cross

Probably this pattern (for my closed blog on Informal Learning) is more representative. I can’t figure out my LinkedIn stats. People have to list location on LinkedIn but many probably don’t bother identifying their industry. It’s a pity I rarely use LinkedIn.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Mel Aclaro - Business Casual Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics ( Social Media , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Twitter , RSS , Social Network , Facebook ), but keep him in mind for Streaming , Privacy , and Internationalization. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ).

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

LinkedIn: Online social networks let us connect with many more people faster than ever. Also, if you need to reactivate a past contact or search for a new one, LinkedIn is invaluable. Also, more complete information is stored in your email address book.

Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

But this type of HR person and function is slipping into history faster than we may imagine as it becomes impossible to regulate and control people, ideas, or information. They cite the awful legal things that will befall the organization if their rules are not followed and they increase the paranoia that surrounds Facebook and LinkedIn and other social networks or emerging technologies. Information is openly shared including salaries and bonuses.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning


Today, we keep hearing that formal presentations are out, that it’s all about informal learning, social learning and user-generated content. So, while structured informal learning sounds like an oxymoron, here are four reasons why structure still matters: 1.

the learning loop

Harold Jarche

“Decision makers gather information (observe), form hypotheses about customer activity and the intentions of competitors (orient), make decisions, and act on them. I posted one of my models on LinkedIn this week and immediately received feedback that it was similar to the OODA Loop.

“proper citation will make you a star”

Harold Jarche

I recently had one of my images used in article that was posted to LinkedIn and Academia.edu (one of the articles has since been removed) without giving proper attribution. It is best to be informed.

Owning our data

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, the IoE is seen by some active players in the field as a way to trade data for information. While companies may freely trade data for information, the line may be fuzzier with individuals. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google) where we give away our data.

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Extending Engagement

Clark Quinn

My post on why ‘engagement’ should be added to effective and efficient led to some discussion on LinkedIn. There is some additional information needed, and more careful design, and that certainly is more than most of what’s being done now. Yes, I’m making these numbers up, but… This is really all part of going from information dump & knowledge test to elaborated examples and contextualized practice.