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

Luis Suarez

It’s probably hard to believe, but using Public Lists makes conversations more organised and focused, therefore much more productive, and effective and overall much more engaging. After all, Twitter is all about microblogging, right? Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and GadgetsOver three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

But it looks like, apparently, there are some potential risks along the way: mainly, knowledge workers not wanting to participate (through blogging or microblogging, as primary examples) due to lack of time , since their day to day workflow seems to be interrupted abruptly due to that lack of integration of social technologies into where the real work happens. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

And then people keep telling me that they don’t see the business value of using Status Updates, Activity Streams, Microblogging , Microsharing or whatever other fancy term to go along with one of my favourite quotes as of late: “ narrate your work; it will make you smarter. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

And what’s even more exciting is that it’s starting to happen at the right time , for once, because over the course of the last few months we have been exposed to a good number of different relevant reads as to why plenty of knowledge workers keep considering corporate email a time waster , a hindrance of one’s own productivity , or rather costly to the business , not to mention the potential security issues incurred or a rather growing issue of email overload altogether.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, Free them up, and you will be, very soon, accelerating how innovation happens around you, your customers and your business. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, Free them up, and you will be, very soon, accelerating how innovation happens around you, your customers and your business. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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

Luis Suarez

Another reason why I treasure Tweetbot a great deal is that it doesn’t have all of the new distracting capabilities from Twitter that don’t add up much overall into the value add of the whole microblogging concept, which is pretty neat, because it just helps me focus on the conversations themselves and ignore everything else. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Education on social tools is more aligned towards showing and demonstrating a change of habits ; basically, shifting gears into new ways of getting the job done; figuring out new methods of becoming, even more, productive carrying out daily tasks and activities by injecting various 2.0 IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Use collaboration to drive product development and R&D efforts. Microblogging or microsharing , the lowest common denominator to dive into the social software world; the one key component from the Enterprise social software landscape that will require very little effort as far as the buy-in is concerned, but that would provide a tremendous amount of added value, as I have mentioned already on a good number of different blog posts , on this very same topic.

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Luis Suarez

Can you imagine your business having an Enterprise microblogging platform, whether internal or external, behaving in such way for days, if not months already? Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingOver the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around.

IBM’s Social Business Jam – Are You Jamming Yet?

Luis Suarez

owork; perhaps one of my favourite interest areas as of late, specially when thinking about how microblogging and activity streams could help out tremendously in moving forward that clarity, openness, transparency within any business. . IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingWhat an exciting 10 days it’s been so far! Absolutely wonderful!

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: On the Return On R&D

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 23 October 2010 On the Return On R&D After my last post , where I showed Apple to be the least innovative company around, some words were exchanged on that conclusion (.). Rephrasing that: Apple is just a little more innovative than HP, but SAP and Oracle are 5 times as innovative. Lets just define R&D as the attempt to innovate, Spend as the actual "attempt enhancer", and Innovation as the outcome.

What are Emergent Cities? - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS Ive been following quite closely the musings of a number of people who are sharing inspired thinking about the intersection of social capital, entrepreneurship, knowledge, innovation, money, and finance. Most of these people are now aware of one another and adeptly making use of microblogging — talking AND listening — to become acquainted with one another and building mutual trust and knowledge. innovation. Posterous theme by Cory Watilo.

Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

How many times has a chance conversation ended up leading to a new product, service, acquisition, or more? We may execute individually, but the innovations, the changes, the needed learning happens by dialog. Microblogging (e.g. Conversations are the engine of business. Seriously. How many problems are solved by saying “go talk to <so-and-so>&# , or ideas sparked by conversations around the water cooler?

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Microsoft and Cloud - they.

Martijn Linssen

By the way, heres the video ad Watching the video, Microsoft tries to make a few businesscases to draw customers to their superb Cloud products: Uploading photos to the Cloud? No, not at all Cloud is the greatest threat to the innovation-free monopoly with which Microsoft luckily achieved world domination in the last 2 decades. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

Reflections on 15 years

Clark Quinn

We also have rich new ways to interact from microblogs to wikis (collaborative documents). There is also recognition that the model of individual innovation is broken, and that working together is far superior to working alone. The critical component for organizations to thrive is to couple optimal execution (the result of training and performance support) with continual innovation (which does not come from training).

The New Polymath Booktour - Amsterdam

Martijn Linssen

From Leonardo da Vinci to Benjamin Franklin, we have relied on Polymaths to innovate and find creative solutions to the problems of the day. A former Gartner analyst and PwC consultant, he is now a prolific blogger, writing about technology-enabled innovation on his "New Florence, New Renaissance" blog and about waste in technology on his "Deal Architect" blog. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is.

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

One would expect consulting to be the product for these companies, and training / education being the R&D. So, my conclusion: at best these companies treat innovation and training as hidden costs - and certainly not as an opportunity Next post will be the non-classical system integrators: Indian players In the final post, Ill compare them all and have a little chat about cost, margins and the very near future for all players. Business or Pleasure? -

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Klout. Nail. Coffin. Who cares?

Martijn Linssen

This is how innovation happens and keeps this space moving forward. Klout has none out of those three, AFAIC Successful business depends on a delicate blend of Marketing , Product and Service. Marketing to attract consumers to the product, the product to self-support itself, and service to take care of the exceptions where consumers apparently have gotten dissatisfied with the product. Klouts product is bad. And Klouts product is far from that.

How Chatter made Marc humble

Martijn Linssen

Real-time is crucial to Salesforce’s offerings and Benioff emphasizes that real-time is the future of the company’s products. No comment Lets take a look at monetising this state-of-the-art app: According to Benioff, the customer can save “millions of dollars&# by using the service cloud and its “next-generation&# innovations. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Larry's magic numbers - bite.

Martijn Linssen

What's important is the absolute $ spend, the breadth of product range on which its spent, and how much results in free-on-upgrade enhancements vs new products. A $10m software company can spend 20%, 50% on R&D but its not going to move its product forward as fast as a company 10, 100 times as big. However, as you point out, it is important to consider how a software company's R&D spend is "spread across more products and more verticals."

On value and valuation

Doc Searls

At this point in history, Twitter soaks up nearly all the oxygen the microblogging room. Thus there is no widely adopted open infrastructure for microblogging. This earliest era of the Net’s history is one in which even the innovative companies follow industrial models of command and control.

Reframing the news

Doc Searls

In the early days Twitter was called a “microblogging” platform. Therefore, the challenge for news organizations has been, for the last couple of decades, to learn how to incorporate the experience of these users and their new publishing tools, into their product — the news. This last semester I worked for awhile with a small group of students in one of Clay’s classes, consulting The Guardian — one of the world’s most innovative news organizations.

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Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Sending one-way emails to their subordinates, creating Innovation Programmes in perfect isolation, populating those with their next-of-kin, preaching New Ways but practicing Old Ways, adding and adding to the already abundant overhead, suffocating any margin there is. Real Profitability Part I: The Big Three and Four Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is. Business or Pleasure? -

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2000 – Learning Objects Also: Portals, CoI I wrote my paper 'Learning Objects' in 2000 - it was the product of a presentation I did on IMS-LOM a few months earlier, building on a lot of the idea people like Dan Rehak had already developed. What made my paper different, I think, was that I had already worked out a number of the practical applications (and problems) with OLe, and so I was in a good position to present the full case from principle to product.

Filtering is about trust

Harold Jarche

JaneBozarth [ Jane was looking for some case studies on Twitter in the workplace]: microblogging at Qualcomm & Qualitative Study on Micro-blogging at Work. It is within this context that one has to consider the business value of social networks, and their impact in helping people better connect with each other, and build sustaining relationships that enhance knowledge flows and innovation.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

Though triggered by tech usage patterns, these will be reliant more on the mental model innovation rather than tech innovations that the various vendors claim to be doing. Yet who would argue 20 years later that the virtual standardization around Microsoft Office has resulted in a huge increase in productivity? Now we have a whole generation that has grown up with PC's and personal productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office, and gone much beyond that.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company say collaboration and collective intelligence are the engines of innovation. We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

Creativity, innovation, collaboration, to be valued What does the Social Customer give? Improved product, better advertising, great WOM How can you please the Social Customer? Jive When I visited Jives products page and their solutions page, all I got in Firefox was a blank page. I just got very (un)lucky clicking Products and then Solutions and getting two blank pages in a row. Business or Pleasure? -

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. Speakers paint a compelling vision of the future knowledge innovation highway. and how it organically facilitates collaboration and productivity?

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Social Media in International Development Podcast: Bill Anderson

Nancy White

Bill) Anderson is a cofounder of Praxis101 , a consultancy that focuses on participatory, user-centered information systems design, software engineering practice innovation, and organizational learning. product development. He has published papers on digital library product development, participatory design of product prototypes, and software development practices and tools.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Separating the * business stream (100% must be read and in most cases answered - typically the mailbox - frequency typically measured in mails per hour) and the * knowledge stream (will only be read if the subject/teaser looks interesting and if you have time - typically a microblogging tool - frequency typically measured in tweets per minute) even if both communication streams will be most probably be integrated into the same tool in the future (e.g.

On value and valuation

Doc Searls

At this point in history, Twitter soaks up nearly all the oxygen the microblogging room. Thus there is no widely adopted open infrastructure for microblogging. But in time companies will discover how much more value can be created by contributing to open infrastructure, and by offering original products and services based on that infrastructure, than by trapping customers in closed spaces and operating their own private marketplaces. (As,

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Through thefirst three generations, a familiar process of innovation occurs: first thedevelopment and piloting of the technology (which is also when the open sourcecommunity springs up around it), then the commercialization of the technology,then the consolidation of that commercial market as large players eliminateweaker competitors. The same vendors thatsold these tools - companies like Microsoft and Adobe - sold web production andviewing tools.