The Untold Costs of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Little did we know that, fast forward to 2016, all of those networking activities would come with a really high price tag: your own data in unwanted hands. We, human beings, have got an inner urge to wanting to belong to a group, a tribe, a team, a community, a network, you name it.

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Social networks require ownership

Harold Jarche

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks, change the way we communicate. However, if the information is not shared by people, it will not be found.

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The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

But coherence is a personal thing – it’s about how *we* connect information elements and how we use artifacts and narratives to share that coherence. The information foraging model is one approach to consider – as detailed in this presentation: Information Foraging

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning In mid-January I spent a wonderful day at American University learning about (and presenting on) the changing educational landscape, technology, and the practices and activities of learners.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

One of the main inhibitors with regards to a successful adoption of social software within the enterprise that I keep bumping into from fellow knowledge workers and, specially, their managers!, that Social Networking can be serious.

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

Social Networks & Learning: Research Seminar

George Siemens

Last year, TEKRI and Athabasca University hosted a week-long research seminar on networks and learning. It’s an opportunity for review of existing and leading research as well as intensive discussion about the roles of social media and networks in education. For more information: on s eminar leaders and cost/registration The event was quite successful. As a result, we are organizing a similar event this year.

Loyalty in Social Networks

Luis Suarez

I suspect that, somehow, the Social Web slows down a fair bit when blogging kicks in and that may well be the reason why I am having plenty more conversations over here in this blog, since I resumed my blogging mojo just recently, than in the last few months on media tools.

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative

John Hagel

  Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network.  We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them.   The Social Network is full of inaccuracies according to those who are close to the personalities and the companies. I don’t think it is accidental that the movie is called “The Social Network”. 

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Networked sense-making frameworks like PKM can give more control over one’s learning. Informal Learning

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. I gave an informal talk later at that same conference.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Social learning involves working out loud, sharing insights, questioning assumptions, and trying things out together.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

Have you moved all of your conversations to social networking sites? How are you going to keep up with your informal learning activities, as well as that powerful Personal Knowledge Management tool you have built up, with lots of hard work and energy, over the course of the years?

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Learning is social. Who’s in charge of informal learning?

Want Results? Champion the Informal

Jay Cross

We have an information explosion. I first heard about informal learning was at a conference in Orlando, Florida, a dozen years ago. The scientists discovered than over 80% of the way people learned their jobs was informal. Learning happens in social networks.

Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead

Dan Pontefract

Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘ Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. formal informal social social learning social networking

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

Our findings highlight that people’s personalities can be predicted automatically and without involving human social-cognitive skills. The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation

Ross Dawson

For over a decade I have been working with various facets of the idea of Global Innovation Networks: connections around the world that facilitate new endeavors. This goes exactly to the point I made in my post Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation.

Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Ross Dawson

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic. It goes on: Sydney-based Ross Dawson, founder of think tank Future Exploration Network, said social networking was still in its early days.

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. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

Xyleme

Jeanne packs a tremendous amount of valuable information into a 19 minute podcast, so it’s worth a full listen, but here is a small glimpse: In 2020, there will be five generations in the workplace. By 2020, the workplace will be highly personalized and social. Social networks will be the first point of contact between companies and their future employees and internal social networks will be the primary way that workers communicate, connect and collaborate.

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

Here were five executives on stage — plus me — all being social through a face-to-face exchange of advice, counsel and guidance to an audience full of eager learners. Panelists, moderator and the audience … we were there being social because it was scheduled.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter

Ross Dawson

Some of the topics we discuss include: * “Twitter News Network&# or TNN describes how Twitter is now a news distribution media, dramatically increasing the speed of news, with most news hitting Twitter within 40 seconds. * Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence. While Google+ is not currently positioned to provide social reputation measures, it could certainly facilitate interactions in communities. Business relationships Influence Reputation Social networks Uncategorized

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

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. Reputation Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0How many LinkedIn requests are you getting?

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

The way it works is almost impossible to grasp for those who do not actively expose themselves to serendipity in their information flows and connections. Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We already were a somewhat social savvy organization, so the participation rate thus far isn’t surprising … although I still believe it could be much better. collaboration micro-blogging mobile networking organization social networking technology Jam sap SAP Jam social

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

I was recently interviewed for an extended article Networked Business: The wealth in your connections written by Nick Saalfeld for the Microsoft Talking Business series. It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. So why is social media not social learning?

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ).

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

My thirst for both deep and (perhaps) shallow relationships permits me the opportunity to quench my nauseating thirst for knowledge, information, ideas and opportunities. Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal.

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

Ross Dawson

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. To be frank, I think ROI calculations for social initiatives are in most cases a waste of time, because so many of the benefits and costs are unknowable before the initiative. and social media. Time saved searching for information. Increased effectiveness of access to better information.

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

If you believe in breaking the hierarchy between senior management and front-line employees or individual contributors, why not initiate the concept of informal, fireside chats? No script, no notes, just an informal conversation. It’s social, informal and extremely engaging.