What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

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.

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Kick-starting a corporate social network

Jay Cross

Internal microblogging is a great way for an organization to kick-start social networking. My pal Aaron Silvers shares his experience with microblogging going viral at W. Grainger in this video. Fairy tales do come true; it could happen to you. Just Jay

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

Micro-blogging; it’s truly the liquid knowledge network that (when immersed in daily work routines) can help expedite many work processes as compared to an organization without micro-blogging services and without the all-too-important habit of micro-blogging itself. engagement interlocutor leadership micro-blogging organization social networking habit learning microblogging social twitter

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

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? Will Social Software follow the same trend? Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us?

5 things to tweet and 5 things NOT to tweet

Trends in the Living Networks

Evaluating Microblog Content Value from Carnegie Mellon University. Keynote speaker Social media Social networks Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0Earlier this week I spoke at a financial advisor retreat in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia, a region of wide-open beauty that is the source of many extraordinary wines.

Facebook’s IPO and its plans for China and global domination

Trends in the Living Networks

BAHFEN : The filing also mentions competition from Mandarin language social media sites like Sina or Renren. BAHFEN : With Twitter’s announcement, and Facebook’s comments in its IPO filing, are social media companies rethinking compromising, in order to get into the lucrative Chinese market? Global economy Social media Social networksYesterday I was interviewed by Radio Australia in a piece titled Facebook IPO filing reveals China plans.

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.

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

Luis Suarez

owork ) that have always been highlighted as perhaps some of the major key benefits from using social networking tools for business in a corporate environment. Well, now we have the perfect use case for addressing those pain points: using social technologies to keep narrating our work. Now, by making the shift to social technologies all of that extra baggage on having to justify both yourself and every bit of your work is now gone.

Social Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At DevLearn, many people lamented the difficulty of explaining the benefits of social media to their managers and peers. Jane mined the submissions of her delightful tools database and came up with 100+ ways to use social media for learning. Next, Jane details using social media for different types of learning. PDL – Personal Directed Learning – how individuals can use social media for their own (self-directed) personal or professional learning.

The new workplace

Jay Cross

Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. People trying to figure everything out all out by themselves are whizzing their way to overload and breakdown; collective wisdom and social filters are the only way to keep up. Companies are connecting people with social network technology. The merged workflow/learning that flow through these networks makes or breaks the enterprise’s sustainability.

HubSpot and RentJuice: When New Technologies Meet Old Ways of Working

Andy McAfee

Its founders felt that the classic methods — cold-calling, blanketing prospects with snailmail and email, setting up booths at trade shows, buying advertising, and so on — were losing their effectiveness in a world of caller ID, spam filters, search engines, TiVo, social networking software, and limited attention spans.

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. For me, 2002 was the year of learning object repository networks.

Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Three recent posts have done a great job of showing where we are in the spread of Enterprise 2.0 – the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to get work done. Social Business.&# She makes a brilliant point: Culture will change as a result of the pervasive use of social tools. Lack of cultural change is not social business’s biggest failure. Chatter will turn these into social objects to foster collaboration.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

Well, here is one potential answer to them all: Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership. I *love* it when some of my favourite people bump into those little golden nuggets and precious gems on some really thought-provoking subject(s), specially, related to Social Computing, and they share them across openly to inspire others to get involved in the conversations. Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Computing

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

You gotta love serendipity, specially, when it is facilitated serendipity coming through to you, as if by magic, through your multiple daily interactions with your social networks, whether internal or external. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: It's a mobile revolution.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 29 January 2011 Its a mobile revolution - not a social media one Following the dialogue between Malcolm Gladwell and Clay Shirky concerning the events in Tunesia and Egypt, among others, I noticed that both missed a valid point. What the social networks offer on top of that, is the ability to broadcast photos and videos - and thats where the public is involved - not gets involved, but is involved. The social threshold - why cross it?

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. timkastelle – Great post by Irving Wladowsky-Berger – focus on idea flow, not idea stocks: The Business Value of Social Networks.

How Chatter made Marc humble

Martijn Linssen

I feel actually bad for the poor Chatter op 6/22/2010 04:44:00 PM Labels: 2.0 , application development , Facebook , Integration , maturity , social media , Twitter How Chatter made Marc humble 2010-06-22T16:44:00+02:00 Martijn Linssen 2.0|application application development|Facebook|Integration|maturity|social media|Twitter| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

Tweets for the network era

Harold Jarche

Basically, social networking tools like blogging, or microblogging, that Bertrand mentioned above as examples, to open up our interactions, to free ourselves from the email and meetings yokes, to become more transparent on what we do, because as he mentioned on that article he put together, the more open and transparent we become in the workplace working out loud the much easier it would be for everyone else to help you when you would need it.

Remote Sex: the perfect Valentine’s Day present

Trends in the Living Networks

He is chairman of three companies, including leading international future think-tank Future Exploration Network. His prescient books include Living Networks, which anticipated social networks and microblogging years before Facebook or Twitter were created. To arrange an interview with Ross Dawson please contact… Future of humanity Social trends Technology trends

Growth flows naturally from the inside

Martijn Linssen

In my view there is a lesser need for control with Social and other "human movements" on the one hand, and a growing impossibility to control on the other hand because of the sheer size of enterprises these days. Globalisation|growth|maturity|social media|trust| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

My New Cheese – Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections

Luis Suarez

I know that some of you folks may be wondering about what happened back in January about who moved my cheese and why was I so relatively quiet on social networks for a good few weeks, right? In short, it’s the one that provoked the extended period of silence on the Social Web and which concluded with me deciding to *not* stand till, do nothing and wait for the pay-check at the end of the month and succumb to everything that I have never believed in, in the first place.

Twitter stats - that just don't add up?

Martijn Linssen

I predict really life-like outcomes when the iPad were to be considered a mobile platform) Its interesting to see that 1/3rd of all Tweeps are using, on a daily basis, other social networks than Twitter. op 5/03/2010 07:05:00 PM Labels: change , Facebook , social media , Twitter 1 reacties: Django said. " Social Network " is ' A ' platform, campus or whatewver of exchange. Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

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!, capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. I heart Activity Streams.

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!, capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. I heart Activity Streams.

Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Luis Suarez

Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. Something completely different to what we may have experienced so far in the last three to four years on living social for the sake of social , which is perhaps what we pretty much keep seeing today all over the place. that been sent around through either traditional tools like *cough* email *cough* or Instant Messaging or, even worse, through social file sharing services. .

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+. In case you haven’t seen it just yet, let me encourage you all and have a look into Social Learning at TELUS. In it, Dan shares how they keep making use of social tools like blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc.

Why I'm not signing up for Amplify just to comment

Martijn Linssen

The user experience on Amplify is highly dependent upon building a network of people you choose to interact with. Well I do, and so will a whole bunch of other people op 6/06/2010 02:54:00 PM Labels: adopt , Globalisation , social media , trust , Twitter 9reacties: Eric Goldstein said. Amplify is a social network where people can share and discuss news and ideas similar to how they would on Twitter but without the restrictions of the 140 character limit.

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? Certainly, it’s thanks to those wonderful and precious little moments that one sticks around with Twitter for as long as those networks hang around such social networking site. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 6 July 2010 The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything Social CRM: pleonasm or tautology? Thats what a tautology does: it repeats the same word, synonyms Enters Social CRM Dennis Howlett shares his unminced words in Holiday rant: SocialCRM, the latest xLA and it brings back memories to me. Now we have Social CRM , or at least we are about to have it. The Social Competitor, nicking great clients and opportunities?

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

Luis Suarez

It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool. I use it every single day of the week, it’s my favourite personal learning network by far, but I am starting to question the value of connections over there. Twitter, on its own, it’s just one of the many hundreds of different digital tools within the Social Web. I guess it highlights the power of sending signals across as social gestures .

Social from an Architectural PoV

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 4 September 2010 Social from an Architectural PoV From an architectural Point of View, the world looks rather classy, and simple. If you ask me: "what is Social all about"? my answer will be: there are many shades of Social, neatly cubicleisable (inventing that word as we speak) As an IT architect, I like to chop up ye olde elephant into a few square areas. I dont see the Social Beauty and the Enterprise 1.0

Working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Social signals.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Not only am I going to provide an account on what’s happened in the last few months of living “ A World Without Email “, but also I am going to be sharing a good number of insights on what’s happened around me, out there on the Social Web, and how other folks have been thinking, and taking action, too!, I know how at this point in time you may be wondering whether I would believe, or not, if email could turn all around and become a whole lot more social.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Of course they (should) add value to their company, but its not their company - they only (want and need to) belong to it Social is a Pull movement. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

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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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 Experience

Tony Karrer

Interesting image from post by Dave White – Eventedness that relates to our social experience with different tools. For example it is possible to get a strong sense of the presence of others when microblogging because the exchanges are often frequent, they often reference each other and the response time can be a matter of seconds. It is of note that there is very little latent social presence in MUVEs. In other words, the social experience extends beyond the specific event.

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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. Many people who formerly write blogs are using social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook. Others use ‘microblogging’ services such as Twitter. Submission for a forthcoming STRIDE handbook for The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). See related handbooks here. What is a Blog?

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach). And perhaps this is one of the areas where social software tools could surely help make that task of capturing knowledge much much easier.

(S)R in (S)CRM is for Record

Martijn Linssen

That makes it a passive, defensive system that operates from the end of the fish trap SCRM promises to engage the social customer where ever she is i.e. operating at the very beginning of that same fish trap. That makes SCRM an active, offensive system, operating at the very start of the fish trap Now, how do we make sure that the Social customer record makes all the difference from the good old-fashioned customer record? Social Customer Service - proving you failed?

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. Hear how microblogging is > being used in the enterprise and about other social media tools to connect people, enhance knowledge sharing, and enable collaboration.

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