The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Social Network Is the Computer. For years, The Network Is the Computer was used as a marketing tagline by Sun Microsystems , - now part of Oracle,- to emphasize that in the Internet age, networked systems and applications were far more powerful than any single computer.

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network literacies

Harold Jarche

Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service. I concluded that a network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. Governments and their departments need to transition to the network form. Each network form will be different, so there are few best practices to follow.

Concept video: The Future of Work

Ross Dawson

A while ago at Future Exploration Network we created the Future of Work Framework to provide a high-level overview of how the world of work is shifting. However the static visual can be hard to interpret on its own, so we have now created a short video that delves into and narrates the framework. I hope you find the video useful, please feel free to share it or use it in your internal meetings.

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Monday Video – Gotta Share!

Nancy White

OK, there IS a Monday Video after all. There have been many conversations across my networks about how much time we do/don’t spend “sharing&# online. Monday videos communication social mediaHat tip to Stephen Downes and Mashable. This little mini musical may open a few eyes along with the laughs. via YouTube – SURPRISE MUSICAL – Gotta Share!

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smarter networks through better narratives

Harold Jarche

Leadership in a networked world is making our networks and communities smarter so they are able to make better-informed decisions. In early 2020 New Brunswick’s Education Minister, Dominic Cardy, worked very hard to make his network smarter. The Minister is once again trying to make his network smarter but is meeting fierce resistance in making vaccination a mandatory requirement to attend school and eliminating exceptions based on moral or religious grounds.

Network Effects - YouTube - Video Blogs and More

Clark Quinn

Wow, what a great presentation / video from Michael Wesch and the author of The Machine is Us presenting to the Library of Congress. It's an hour long, so make sure you give yourself time

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Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

As I mentioned in an earlier post , I have been using Safari and Google to traverse the networks. And Safari just released a version that stops videos from auto-starting. My point is that I’ve been leveraging the benefits of networks for a bloody long time. Network effects are true for people and for data. The post Usability and Networks appeared first on Learnlets.

7 defining themes for 2015 (with videos)

Ross Dawson

Here they are, together with illustrative videos. Now powerful editing tools make it easy for anyone to make themselves look wonderful in photos, and we will soon be able to choose how we look in video calls, making us appear well-dressed, perfectly groomed and made-up even if we’ve just dragged ourselves out of bed. The post 7 defining themes for 2015 (with videos) appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

The result of what Siilasmaa learned is an excellent example of the integration of learning and work, a necessity in the network era workplace. Innovation will emerge from the entire network, when everyone is responsible in a transparent and open organization. Making the Network Smarter. Actively listening requires an engagement with networked contributors who are closely in touch with their environment. The video is worth watching, and the notes are worth keeping.

Some videos

David Weinberger

Robin Chase , a founder of ZipCar, explains why she thinks mesh networks will connect people, cars, and the “smart grid.&# [article here Art Kleiner on how to create cultural change in large corporations: Nadia El-Imam talks about whether the Web is changing who we are, starting with Couchsurfing as an example.

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Ordering your video store

David Weinberger

Roger Beebe has posted a fascinating, polemical explanation of the thinking behind the way he physically arranged his Gainesville, Florida video store. The store has a narrow central corridor with small alcoves of videos along each side. He understandably takes it as an unabashed, “boosterish&# argument in favor of the multiple categorizations and sortings that the digitizing and networking of information enables.

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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. This is where you can get your slides and, later on, audio and video. Learning networks did not, because I'm terrible with titles. is that we designed it as a network.

Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. Business in the network era is connecting companies to their markets through knowledge workers having conversations in communities and social networks. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.

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Open Learning, Open Networks - Online Learning in 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm going to be talking about open learning open networks and. So oh yes in the slides audio video recording all of that all the recording information will be online on my website, So everything from calendar to teams to screen and video recording etc.

Network Era Fluency

Harold Jarche

Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? For example, United Breaks Guitars, a video that gave a whack on the side of the head to United Airlines, adversely affected United’s stock price. Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitable push-back as they become successful.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Since 2003, there are now services that bundle together these different modalities: Skype and Google Hangouts both let a group talk, video, chat, and share documents. Likewise, Facebook, Google Groups, Twitter, and the other dominant forms of “social software” (to use the term from 2003) are amazing at building social networks. At those sites you can jump into borderless networks, connecting to everyone else by some degree.

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Berlin Learning Video Fest

Jay Cross

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN , the largest global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors, is the key annual networking event for the international e-learning and technology-supported learning and training industry, attracting and bringing together experts in the vanguard of technology-enhanced learning from around the world. This December, we’re hosting a Learning Video Festival. The web is chock full of delightful, generally free video resources.

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An open standard for video calls

George Siemens

New features are driving much of the increased value of mobiles: emails, social networking, videos, images, and the early stages of video calling. Apple has taken a bit of a chapter from the “compete on openness&# mindset of Google by announcing a new open standard for video calls : …one detail that could have the biggest long-term impact well beyond Apple itself was the introduction of Apple’s new video calling system, FaceTime.

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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. In part, it’s why enterprise social networks haven’t fully become a crucial component to an organization’s operating practice. Quite frankly, that saddens me because although technology isn’t the answer, enterprise social networks can do so much good for an organization’s culture and engagement. enterprise social networks leadership esn

Web Video Conferencing

Clark Quinn

Two of my start-up clients have recently discussed adding video conferencing to their web offering. and now they want to explore providing video chat between the parties. An equivalent example (drawing from my eHarmony days) would be providing video chat in a dating site. On the flip side, I would want the system to "call" the person to see if they are available to receive the video chat and/or show them as "not available" if they can't receive a video chat at that time.

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Monday Video: 4 Perspectives on CoP Evaluation

Nancy White

Recently my friends Etienne Wenger, Bev Trayner and Maarten deLaat wrote a lovely paper on “ Promoting and Asessing Value Creation in Communities and Networks.&# The video came out today. Monday videos communities of practice evaluation international developmentI often have a “deer in the headlight&# look when someone asks me about evaluating communities of practice. I think that is because I have some stereotype in my head about evaluation.

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Video of TheNextWeb keynote on The Future of Crowds

Trends in the Living Networks

TheNextWeb produced a good quality video of my keynote at TheNextWeb Conference 2012 , shown below. I will create and share a full video of my motion graphics presentation along with the audio of me speaking, however as I’m travelling it may take a little while to complete. Crowdsourcing Future of business Future of humanity Future of media Future of work Global economy Government Keynote speaker Reputation Social media Social networks Social trends

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Does the networking of meaning destroy meaning?

David Weinberger

Her focus is on what she calls “expanded places,” physical places that have been physically destroyed, but that “have been re-animated through multiple mediated versions circulating and re-circulating on the networks.” ” To complete the media hall of mirrors, in the recent conflict each side shot “video accounts narrating the seizure of the theme park using themes, symbols and characters borrowed from the TV series.”

Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions

Ross Dawson

The video of my presentation was sliced into a number of brief segments. Below is the video of the section of my presentation on Networks. Here is a summary of the points made in the video: * Networks are fundamental not just to our communications but to many aspects of our lives. There are many network topologies. One of the most important is ‘scale-free’ networks, in which the structure is identical irrespective of its size. *

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a conversation on leadership in the network era

Harold Jarche

I write about leadership frequently, especially how leadership in a network requires different skills and abilities than positional leadership provided by the inherent power structure of an organization or institution. In networks, influence comes through reputation. In this online presentation/discussion, we will discuss how perspectives, and demands, on leadership are changing in a networked society. Make your network smarter.

Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. For example, I created a self-made video for each of the 13 chapters — and released one per week — as a way to provide additional insight into the book. And then on March 24th I sent a direct email to anyone in my LinkedIn network. I asked my entire LinkedIn network for help. There is no way that happens unless the network is spreading the news.).

Monday Video: Art, Creative Messages and Attention

Nancy White

In our communities and networks, can we use art and music as a way to focus attention, learn and share knowledge? Monday videos collaboration communication communities of practice community engagement knowledge sharingVia a Tweet from John Hagel comes the Enormous forest xylophone plays Bach’s Cantata 147 (Wired UK). A phone handset advert? But in it beauty, art and music.

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[VIDEO] The flow of Twitter around the world

Trends in the Living Networks

Twitter has created a nice video showing how much and when the unique moment of 11:11 on 11.11.11 Social media Social networks Twitterwas mentioned around the world last Friday, as below. They describe it : This clip is a visualization of all the Tweets mentioning 11:11 on 11.11.11. Each “1” is a location that moves with the conversation on Twitter. Their scale varies depending on the volume of Tweets posted from the location they represent.

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. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Network Learning. Network learning is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information, observations and ideas.

It’s all about networks

Harold Jarche

It’s all about networks. Understanding networks that is. It’s the network : Thinking like a node in a network and not as a position in a hierarchy is the first mental shift that’s required to move to a collaborative enterprise. The collaborative enterprise requires looser hierarchies and stronger networks. It’s not a question of what keeps managers awake at night, it’s what can we do to make sure they are awake to their networks during the day.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). You will also find that different people are active in these different networks.

Monday Video - DEADLINE and Sticky Notes

Nancy White

Via Dvice comes today’s Monday video - YouTube - DEADLINE post-it stop motion. For a how to video, check here. Instant social network mapping tools, ways to augment any large visual or flip chart, and of course, the place to write that number or address to stick on a monitor, phone or steering wheel. Tags: Monday videos visual thinking Talk about visual thinking - take a look at what Savannah College of Art and Design student Bang-yao Liu created.

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DoGooder Awards Recognize Awesome Nonprofit Videos

Beth Kanter

See3 Communications and YouTube, along with the Nonprofit Technology Network, announced today the launch of the 2013 DoGooder Video Awards. The DoGooder Awards recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. In addition to prizes provided by Cisco, contest winners will be featured on the YouTube homepage and receive free registration to the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the signature event hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

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Cooperation in the networked workplace

Harold Jarche

This is my second post on productivity tools for the networked workplace. Two types of behaviours are necessary in the networked workplace: collaboration and cooperation. These facets align with the digital competencies required in the networked workplace. If you don’t think you need to increase cooperation for your enterprise, then perhaps it fits into one of the two categories of companies that IDG’s Bill Laberis identifies in a short, but pointed, video.

Into Focus: Benchmarks and Best Practices for Nonprofits and Video

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Measure Success of Video. See3, YouTube and Edelman have released a new report and guide for nonprofits about using video. The report, “I nto Focus: Benchmarks for Video and A Guide for Creators ,” is based on a survey of 500 nonprofits and interviews with experts (including me). 2. Orgs want to make more video, but aren’t allocating the funds to do so. Nearly 2/3 of organizations say their video budgets will stay the same or decline!

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Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. They played this video, narrated by John Hurt, who starred in the film 1984. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation. There is a one-time fee to join the Respect Network of US$25. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Video: Why professional services leaders need to think about the future

Ross Dawson

Leading up to the Client and Firms of the Future: How to Compete conference in Sydney on March 11 (which I discussed in a previous blog post ), my co-organiser George Beaton and I have recorded a brief video to set the scene. In the video we begin by addressing the question: Why do professional services leaders need to think about the future? Please share the video if you think professional services leaders in your network may be interested.

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Network effects

Jay Cross

Six-minute video on how networks form and why this inevitably leads to flatter organizations, faster cycle times, information glut, and unpredictability. The story continues here. Web 2.0

Shadowing To Learn Web Video: DoGooder Awards Voting

Beth Kanter

Michael Hoffman, founder of the DoGooder Awards, reached out to me let me know that it was time for public voting. As Michael wrote in a guest post last year , marketers are discovering the power of video and they now have a lot of data to prove that it works. For many nonprofits and social causes, video can have an even greater impact – sharing their message with a larger audience, moving people to action, and bringing more good into the world.

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[VIDEO] Conversation with Gerd Leonhard: The future of Switzerland

Trends in the Living Networks

When I was recently visiting Switzerland to deliver a keynote on the future of work my colleague Gerd Leonhard and I recorded a series of video conversations that are featured in his Meeting of the Minds series. Here are some of the issues we discuss in the video: * Switzerland’s many positive attributes such as democracy and strong values could provide a blueprint for the global economy, but it may be living in an unsustainable protected dome. *

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My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

It’s our network. Now I blog, micro-blog and submit all sorts of other learning content via videos, webinars, live chats, speaking engagements, etc. My Network is indeed my Net Worth. My Network is indeed my Net Worth because without Jon (and countless others) I’m not growing as a person. social learning social networking jon husband marshall mcluhan

US Military PsyOps video appears online

Mind Hacks

A US Military PsyOps video has found its way onto the YouTubes and gives a interesting but clunky guide to ’90s psychological operations. The video is also a curious bit of history as it discusses operations that bridge over the time when the US military was transitioning from intervention in the Balkans and proxy wars in Latin America to large scale campaigns in the middle east.

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