Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". I have also argued consistently over the years that what matters is the ownership and interpretation of the data and patterns that we generate. If our tools create patterns that are visible to us all of us then we all learn and are able to make better decisions.

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Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

social networking can facilitate work, to actually analyze and distill some underlying principles. In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples.

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.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. This is an incredibly powerful pattern.

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DARPA offers $42 million for ‘revolutionary’ research on social media analysis

Ross Dawson

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (slogan: Creating and Preventing Strategic Surprise) is offering $42 million in funding for “revolutionary&# research into social media in strategic communication. The DARPA announcement states: The conditions under which our Armed Forces conduct operations are rapidly changing with the spread of blogs, social networking sites, and media?]sharing Influence Social networks Technology trendsThe U.S.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. Also interesting topics: Cognitive , Effectiveness , LCMS , Social Network , iPhone , Director.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Camtasia - problem is it destroys the object-base of presented media & symbolic information VCR recording - done in background through projector - you don''t need software on the presentation computer - eg. matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.

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.

deliberate practice

Harold Jarche

In this way, new patterns can be sensed, especially through exposure to external social networks. To promote deliberate practice, the organization has to reduce barriers to sharing tacit ( implicit ) knowledge and encourage informal learning while working.

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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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Fast, accurate and quality reading/writing skills - I always recommend a timed reading/writing test that involves looking at multiple bits of information (posts, etc.), seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. Social network mapping and analysis skills. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. While we cannot all be computer geeks, we live in a computer-driven network age. This literacy is also social. In a creative economy we are only as good as our networks. Informal Learning Work

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we are dependent on human connection

Harold Jarche

Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. The difference between an open social network (e.g. They are not shaming people in public, as happens frequently on Twitter with its loose social ties. Human knowledge is socially created.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

The Learning Layer: Building the next level of intellect in your organization , begins with some solid insights on how learning is the key to performing in the networked workplace. Just the analysis on learning in networks is worth it. Tags: Books Informal Learning Wirearchy

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The social enterprise?

George Siemens

Next week, I’ll be at the Social Business Forum. The conference itself is focused on social learning and the social enterprise. The next stages of human intelligence development will likely not be social. We have, I think, hit a type of peak social where social connectedness is diminishing as a mechanism for managing complexity and uncertainty. As detailed in my conference interview, we need to see the social enterprise in a context.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

People learn socially. 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. Social. Social. Networking.

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cooperation makes us human

Harold Jarche

They can help us see patterns. Our social connections make us human. In a world where our social networks provide the safety net once afforded by institutions and organizations, a different form of work behaviour is needed. Cooperation is social.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

There isn’t an omniscient narrator, and instead the reader discovers new disjointed information alongside the characters as little clues reveal themselves through discovering connections. Patterns and texture . I love this cartoon by Shannon Wheeler , that was posted by the New Yorker.

agile sensemaking

Harold Jarche

Continuous ambiguity exerts continuous pressures on organizations to modify their patterns of interaction, information flow and decision making. Radical innovation only comes from diverse networks with large structural holes, according to Steve Borgatti.

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.”

solving problems together

Harold Jarche

Known problems require access to the right information to solve them. This information can be mapped, and frameworks such as knowledge management help us to map it. Exception-handling is becoming more important in the networked workplace.

All things to all people

Harold Jarche

It was reported that only 2% of social sharing happens on Google Plus (G+). I recently posted on G+ that it did not fit in with my professional use of social media, even though discussions are often fun, interesting, and informative. One social network, mine, is enough for me.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network.

[nextweb] Marc Smith on the shape of networks

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. Marc Smith wants to understand how social power works. See some at , “the Flickr for networks.” ” They are aiming at Social Scholarship so scholars can navigate social media and understand it. One obstacle: social data are largely owned by the commercial vendors providing the social tools. If you know about these six patterns, you can ask what you want and how you can get there.

The Seek > Sense > Share Framework

Harold Jarche

But when writing, and later books, came along, we had a new technology that could more widely distribute information created by the wise, and the not so wise. Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard. Good curators are valued members of knowledge networks.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

Organizational learning is no longer about courses, which are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and connections were few, because that era is over. As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I like your meta skills, but … I was hoping that you would provide insight into the core skills and knowledge around communities and networks that learning professionals should have? Learning Community/Network Skills for Knowledge Workers and Learning Professionals First, some context.

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Taking the time to cross the chasm

Harold Jarche

For example: The CEO who doesn’t see the value of social networks and lumps them all into the “Facebook for fun” category. I addressed some of these issues in social media for senior managers , as Michael Cook asked a similar question.

serendipitous drip-fed learning

Harold Jarche

Part of my strategy in using social media, like Twitter, is to connect with people who know more than I do. While I am still not an expert, I feel better informed on GMO. More of my knowledge and understanding is coming through my network.

our echo-chambers can kill us

Harold Jarche

“If your number of minds working on the problem gets small enough, you can actually begin to lose information. There’s a steady state level of information that depends on the size of your population and the interconnectedness. Cultural Echo-chambers.

What do connections do?

George Siemens

I’ve been thinking more about connections over the past several years than I have about networks. That might seem like an odd thing to say since networks and connections are obviously related.

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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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.

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond their use in operations, the information generated by these various applications was collected in data warehouses , and a variety of business intelligence tools were used to analyze the data and generate management reports.

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Ask what value you can add

Harold Jarche

There is a similar phenomenon with social media. Posting a social bookmark to a service like Delicious does not create additional noise for your networked peers in a social network. As good social learners, sharing is not as important as knowing when to share.

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

For example, working and learning out loud in online social networks significantly change the flow of knowledge and influence power structures. Pattern sensing becomes all important. A new language of working in digital networks and communities must be mastered.

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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.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their 2013 Foreign Affairs article does a very good job of articulating why “big data marks the moment when the information society finally fulfills the promise implied by its name.” These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early decades of computing.

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hold space for complex problems

Harold Jarche

Professor Lynda Gratton at the London Business School outlines five forces in The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here , that will shape the future patterns of work. ” Work informs much of our relationship with society.

Media and Messages

Harold Jarche

The other component is building or connecting to networks, social or otherwise. The main driver is our ubiquitous access to networks. Using Twitterfall of search, one can see the collecting observations from many people and from this see some patterns. “Twitter is for surfing an ocean of information, not trying to understand fluid dynamics,&# my own observation. Tags: Communities Informal Learning learntrends

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2014 he published Social Physics : How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter. Few organizations have applied social network analysis to help them scale the size and expertise of the decision-making group.

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