7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote at the Sydney launch of Tibbr , the new social enterprise offering from TIBCO. Social media-style interface. Marc Benioff of Salesforce once asked “why isn’t all enterprise software like Facebook?. It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of social media over the last decade and the trial and error discovery of what works. Part of the solution is in training people in how to use social media well.
Social Software Adoption
AUGUST 10, 2009
Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0
Talking about the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2013
Spying on entire populations is another network era phenomenon. Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitable push-back as they become successful. Networks will transform education, business, the economy, and society even further.
JANUARY 3, 2012
Tweet In Network Thinking I said that as we learn in digital networks, stock (content) loses significance, while flow (conversation) becomes more important – the challenge becomes how to continuously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.
The network is the solution
JUNE 28, 2013
The key to a flourishing civilization in the network era is sense-making. ” Self-instruction, the basis of personal knowledge management , is a necessity in effective peer-to-peer networks, as networks are how we will govern ourselves more and more.
How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?
Social Networking and Going Back to Basics
MARCH 2, 2012
In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise
Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise
MAY 12, 2013
Or, to put it in other words, automation of your social networking presence. Have we forgotten that with social networking for business we are all in it for the long run? Where did we leave behind the social business transformation?
Should professional social networks make a play for the enterprise?
AUGUST 13, 2011
Social software has been making its way into the enterprise for a while, but usually from vendors that are experts at enterprise needs. Now it appears that professional social networks on the Internet will make an attempt at the space. What will this mean given that they already have a large percentage of your workers using their services externally today, yet little practical enterprise experience
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz.
Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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 Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan
MARCH 14, 2011
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.
The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
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? What sort could such software bestow? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.
Have social networks replaced groups?
AUGUST 25, 2014
Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Groups are important because they enable social ties to thicken, which means they’re especially useful now to mitigate the Brownian motion of sociality on the Internet.
Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business
MARCH 4, 2011
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?
Applications and Theory of Educational Social Software
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 15, 2007
Social Software session Terry Anderson Independent study - type I for information type study Collaborative - Distance Education - Type C Social software fits somewhere in the middle - allows collaboration, but also things like tagging, the search and sort thing that we're used to. metaphor: wisdom of crowds In the middle of these: personal learning environment (social learning 2.0) Learning is a network forming process. We depend on social connections.
Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value
APRIL 9, 2012
I am sure that if I would go ahead and ask you the very same question for social networking tools, they may not well be the same pet peeves, but I am certain you could name quite a few of them as well. Just think of it, what’s your social media pet peeve?
MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers
JUNE 1, 2012
MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?
Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives
DECEMBER 12, 2012
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.
I Know It When I See It
JANUARY 27, 2009
Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.
The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Organizations are networks, and the high-performance organizations of today are those that are the better networked in swiftly connecting resources with opportunities. Others have used social software and the tools of Enterprise 2.0
The Social C-Suite
MARCH 12, 2013
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?
Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations
MARCH 26, 2012
In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Tibbr put activity streams squarely on the map, by integrating status messages from people with notifications generated by enterprise software including ERP, CRM, and HR systems. Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)
MARCH 26, 2008
e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.
Top 10 posts of the year on social media
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Continuing my sequence of top posts from this year, today I have selected the 10 most popular and interesting posts on social media I've written this year. Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Social search will drive value.
Enterprise 2.0 success: Yum! Brands
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Overcome the organizational challenges to geographic distribution is one of the primary use cases for enterprise social software. brands rolled out social networking to virtually all of their corporate back office workers Part 5 in our ten part series on Enterprise 2.0 success stories explores how global fast food leader Yum!
Ridiculous research findings on informal learning
MAY 15, 2011
Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software. It’s hard to imagine informal learning not going along for the ride when a company embraces Jive or Chatter or Yammer or Socialcast or similar networking environments.
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 7, 2012
I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. I don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his.
Communities and Networks Connection Hotlists
APRIL 15, 2009
Now that we are a couple of months into the “signal sharing of the Communities and Networks Connection , I wanted to share the top posts people have clicked into on the site (courtesy of the magic of Tony Karrer ). Social Media ROI: Measuring the unmeasurable?
Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation
OCTOBER 17, 2016
you are now part of a giant social network, or of multiple clusters of networks and communities, who trust you just as much as you trust them, so there is no need to fear being left out. ‘Work is communication and the network is the amplifier of knowledge.
Networks and Topic Hubs
MARCH 17, 2009
I recently read a very interesting post by Terry Anderson, Edublogers as a Network of Practice. Network of Practice - a distributed aggregation of members who share some common interests and values, but their correspondence and especially face to face meetings occur much less often or not at all. There are some good discussion in the comments about whether or not you would consider Edubloggers to be a Network of Practice (NoP).
The Illusion of Control
OCTOBER 12, 2016
workers, may have to blame ourselves for that to happen in this Social, Digital Age. We seem to have become just that, pure data , i.e. * the* product , leaving out entirely our networks, connections and relationships. . We don’t need control in this Social Era , do we ?
Vanity Killed the Social Media Star
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Or, better said, it all comes down to, finally, come to terms with the fact that our very own self-importance has managed to destroy Social Media and just leave it at Media , as we become … it. Our social network.
Inspiration for Working Out Loud
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
I owe everything to my blog and the ability to participate out loud in a worldwide network. This is what we are used to, whether we hear it on the phone, read it in an email, or read it on a social software status update.
IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise
AUGUST 9, 2011
Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of rather interesting and insightful blog posts that have been covering IBM’s journey to become a social business. That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve.
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. membership in ongoing support network.
Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights
JULY 3, 2012
There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.
How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Specially, those folks who have made the Social Web their new home. Douglas keeps questioning whether technology (And the (Social) Web) are part of the main problem we have been having over the last few years in the jobs market with having less and less of them.
Google Plus – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?
JULY 6, 2011
My good friend, and fellow colleague, Louis Richardson , is a tremendously engaging public speaker with an amazing talent in delivering key, powerful messages in various different topics; one of them being Social Business. I am not saying that social software is problematic.
Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent
MARCH 7, 2011
Over the last couple of days, two rather interesting, and noteworthy, articles over at Technology Review , written rather nicely by Erica Naone , have been making the rounds out there on Social Web around Enterprise 2.0 An employee reconceived the service, adding better social features.