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.

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?

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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.

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.

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.

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. An unexpected surprise has been the enthusiastic adoption of the wiki by even the least Web 2.0 Social tools are changing our world and our enterprises.

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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.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. Social Reporter , March 15, 2009 The other day I was discussing social reporting and other online activities for a £300-ticket, two-day event with the organiser, and he said: “Next year we are going to have to make it free&#.

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

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. Channels like email hide information; platforms like blogs, wikis, Facebook, and Twitter make it visible, persistent, and widely consultable. And finally, how social is it to sit silently in front of a screen typing in words???