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Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Trends in the Living Networks

I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England. Of all the social media platforms microblogging is the most akin to conversation,” he said. The rise of microblogging. The major microblogging players.

Andyasks , and Hopes for Answers

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Andyasks , and Hopes for Answers by Andrew McAfee on November 25, 2008 I’ve been told by a few people that if I want to really understand the power of the microblogging utility Twitter (which I wrote about here and here ) I need to use it more broadly. Twitter and other social media are growing incredibly fast. Twitter and other social media are growing incredibly fast.

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Andyasks , and Hopes for Answers

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Andyasks , and Hopes for Answers by Andrew McAfee on November 25, 2008 I’ve been told by a few people that if I want to really understand the power of the microblogging utility Twitter (which I wrote about here and here ) I need to use it more broadly. Twitter and other social media are growing incredibly fast. Twitter and other social media are growing incredibly fast.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

s easy to forget the importance of the early instant messaging services, because they played such a significant role in developing a lot of the thinking that would eventually result on social networks and more. 1998 – Wikis Also: CMSs, RSS I didn't bother with Wikis.

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is common for people to write blogs to describe their work, their hobbies, their pets, social and political issues, or news and current events. Blogs may also be read through special readers, known as ‘RSS readers’, which aggregate blog summaries produced by blog software. Readers use RSS readers to ‘ subscribe ’ to a blog. Popular web-based RSS readers include Google Reader and Bloglines. Others use ‘microblogging’ services such as Twitter.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. Meanwhile, the world of networks began to commercialize.Commercial bulletin board services emerged, such as Prodigy, AOL, GEnie andCompuserv. The network was by this time well into the process ofbecoming consolidated. is social software. is as much about mobile computing as it is about social software.

Social (hiccup) CRM tools

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 16 July 2010 Social (hiccup) CRM tools In the past few days there has been quite some fuss about Social CRM, to which my post did contribute a bit I guess. So, to be honest, I see Listening Platforms as a good tool to turn CRM into Social CRM if only there were Speaking Platforms as well. In fact, I think Listening Platforms could turn Anything into Social Anything. This is going to be the Social CRM tool of the decade, easy.

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CPsquare’s Connected Futures Workshop

Nancy White

We are using Howard Rheingold’s Social Media Classroom as our home base this round (we vary each time to add to our own learning!) Connected futures: New social strategies and tools for communities of practice is a five-week workshop for community managers, designers and conveners to explore social strategies and tools to support them (referred to by some as Web2.0). Articulate strategies to introduce new social technologies to a community (Domain and Practice).

The social media I use

Nancy White

Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. I started making a list of all the social media I use. Part of my work requires me to do a lot of experimentation, so I have accounts on scores of social media sites - more that are forgotten than are used. Microblogging. I have global networks and groups!

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Enterprise 2.0 Weak-tie networks are great places to look for novel information and introductions to valuable people. And social networking software (SNS) is a great tool for building, maintaining, and exploiting networks of weak ties. suggestions but a bunch of Twittering, social-networking knowledge workers will go nowhere without an agenda.