Which countries have the most Twitter users per capita?

Ross Dawson

Recently web monitoring firm Semiocast published a list of the top 20 countries in number of Twitter accounts. United Kingdom leads with 39% as many Twitter accounts as people in the country, U.S. Social media Social networks Twitter

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Ross Dawson

Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life. The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary.

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Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter

Ross Dawson

Continuing our series of conversations on the future with Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency and myself, here we discuss the future of Twitter. TNN will be bigger than CNN, including video and audio on Twitter, produced by the masses with rich filtering. *

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning! A philomath is a lover of learning.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Twitter has now become, once again, another messaging board system, like a good bunch of them out there of the once so-called social networking sites. What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil.

Principles of Networked Unmanagement

Harold Jarche

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. As we shift to a networked economy, our organizational frameworks have to change. No one has the definitive answer any more but we can use the intelligence of our networks to make sense together and see how we can influence desired results.

[VIDEO] The flow of Twitter around the world

Ross Dawson

Twitter has created a nice video showing how much and when the unique moment of 11:11 on 11.11.11 Each “1” is a location that moves with the conversation on Twitter. Social media Social networks Twitter

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. The slides to his presentation at SXSW today on Culture Networks and the codes that drive them are available below.

Subject matter networks

Harold Jarche

” writes Mark Oehlert , on Twitter. Mark coined the term, subject matter networks , as a change from the industrial concept of subject matter expert, or SME, a term I first heard in the military in the mid-1970′s. Subject matter networks are made up of many contributors.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

Google+ – fundamental misunderstanding of networks?

George Siemens

As others have stated, it’s Google’s best foray into social networking. The idea of “circles&# is somewhat related to Twitter Lists and is helpful for organizing friends/colleagues and tracking different activity streams. “I’m gsiemens on Facebook and Twitter. Other concerns are significant and may represent a misunderstanding on Google’s part about how people structure themselves in personal networks. Public networks do.

Why is Twitter no longer No 1 on the Top Tools for Learning list?

Jane Hart

After 7 years at the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning , this year Twitter fell back to No 3 place in 2016, and there’s been some talk why this is the case, so I thought I’d examine some of the reasons here. decided not to pursue a bid for Twitter Inc.

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The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social Networking Sites Need to Grow Up into the 21st Century.

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

Luis Suarez

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. 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.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter

Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is a state network that links resources with people who can make change happen in Colorado. As part of their integrated communications strategy for social media, they tweet through CCMUTweets – taking a networked approach.

Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups

Nancy White

This is a crosspost from the Network Weavers Community of Practice! How to Run Twitter Chats. There are both technical and facilitation things to consider to effectively pull people into a coherent interaction on Twitter. Mashable’s Twitter Chat tips.

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

Luis Suarez

Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us? Welcome to Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking!

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth Kanter

Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between. How do you create the inner circle of your network?

How Do I Get My Nonprofit’s CEO To Use Twitter or other Social Media?

Beth Kanter

He camped outside her door and not only told her about how nonprofit CEO’s were using Twitter, but showed her how easy it was. Here’s another example about a nonprofit CEO (Helen Clark of UNDP) using Twitter to engage audiences about policy.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. In this case, we need to tell a credible story on how Facebook loses its predominant position in social networks. It seems very unlikely that Twitter will seek to become a broad-based social network. Microsoft, which has a powerful platform to build engagement, has only just launched Socl , and Apple today has no real foundation for a social network.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

our networks) we would want to learn with / from. Hope you enjoy the presentation, just as much as I did back then, and I still do today, as a self-empowered lifelong learner through applying heutagogy’s principles and making extensive use of social networking tools.

[2b2k] MOOCs as networks

David Weinberger

Siva Vaidhyanathan [twitter: sivavaid ] has a really well-done (as usual) article that reminds us that for all the excitement about Massive Open Online Courses — which he shares — we still have to figure out how to do them right. 2B2K’s answer (such as it is) is that you make a room smart by enabling its inhabitants to create a knowledge network. It would encourage links within and outside of the course network.

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

But I am back to Twitter. I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. Not Twitter’s any longer.

Australia takes the wrong path on Twitter advertising disclosure

Ross Dawson

On Saturday I was interviewed on ABC24 about the news that Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had said that it is acceptable for celebrities to do paid promotions on Twitter without disclosing their affiliation. Twitter is media. The most prominent Twitter advertising platforms, Ad.ly It is not clear why the ACCC feels it is OK for advertising on Twitter not to be disclosed. Australia Social media Social trends Twitter

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Formal, structured learning plays only a small role in getting things done in the networked workplace. Making sense of information, both personally and in networks, is becoming a key part of work. Network Learning.

Don’t Simply Follow on Twitter, You Should Spend Time Reviewing

Dan Pontefract

In December of 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million users. What I’m referring to is our (or perhaps my) approach to Twitter. When I’m on Twitter, I’m scanning streams, hashtags and searches that I make. micro-blogging social networking twitter

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. 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. A Man with a PhD: Natural selection: networks & diversity. This argument implies that one cannot hope to get ahead of others just by finding the “right” network.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

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?

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. The hashtag is a way of creating self-organizing networks.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth Kanter

When policymakers are not paying attention, Human Rights Watch shines a light on the situation through the media, both mainstream and social channels. In 2009, they embraced Twitter because journalists were active on Twitter and it was an efficient way to reach them.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

It’s up to us to continue redefining our own overall social media experiences to match our needs and wants and not of those who keep providing us with those social networking sites. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Ari Sahagun , a consultant who works with social justice groups on network visualizations, called for a group to discuss Network Mapping and Visualization. There are two different lens to think about network mapping. You can do a whole network analysis.

Industrialisation of Social Networking for the Enterprise

Luis Suarez

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? Has it damaged the health and trust of your social networks?

Rwanda and Twitter

Beth Kanter

I’m headed to Rwanda to participate in a training for the ACE project, a network of African Women’s Leadership organizations in the Sub-Saharan region. Movement Building Networks@ Rubsfido @ jfclearywisc social media ia a great platform for learning.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Either way, the result was phenomenal since it gave a few thousands of us a unique opportunity where we could explore the potential of social networking for the enterprise, and still going strong!, And, finally, the single one I feel would be the most threatened of them all: Twitter.

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Twitter Thanks and Social Media and Public Health

Nancy White

With most of my current experience in international development and my maternal/child health days nearly 15 years old, it was time to tap my network. So before I share the slides I want to send a Twitter thankyou/shout out to all the people who provided retweets, links and information.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection? Then I asked for a volunteer to make a connection with one of their networks to introduce themselves. Are you getting new ideas from your network?

Earthquake turns TV networks into print

Doc Searls

Twitter , for continuous brief reports and pointage to sources. Yes, news matters to TV networks, but it’s gravy. An 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan yesterday, and a tsunami is spreading, right now, across the Pacific ocean.