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 just for the sake of social is now dead.

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.

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Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. I fail to understand why this is big news, since US intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis (SNA) for domestic purposes since the 1990s, and likely even before that.

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

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.

Addressing Social Networking Gripes with Shared Value

Luis Suarez

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?

Best Social Network Site Advice

Nancy White

Josie Fraser offers spot on advice to anyone using a social network. All this is good news, and I look forward to tracking Facebook’s progress. Social networking sites are not built to protect or serve you and your context.

#e2conf 2011 Highlights – Offline Social Networking Still Rules!

Luis Suarez

Yes, I am now back to work, back to the social grid, back to carry on with my usual blogging mojo. conference event for yours truly: the offline social networking interactions!

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

Flipboard and Social news curation hits the tipping point

Ross Dawson

Over the last six weeks they have taken social news curation to a new level. The result will be that we all have far better access to the news that we want from world of infinite information. This is where news is going. Flipboard and

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The only real social networks are personal ones

Doc Searls

› The only real social networks are personal ones December 18, 2007 in Blogging , Future , Ideas , Past , VRM , problems | 65 comments Should Brands Join or Build Their Own Social Network? First, I’m not sure a “brand&# can get social at all.

[liveblog] Robin Sproul, ABC News

David Weinberger

She’s been Washington Bureau Chief of ABC News for 20 years, and now is VP of Public Affairs for that network. A few years ago, news media were worried about how to reach you wherever you are. ” In this social media world, “each of us is a news reporter.” ” Half of people on social networks repost news videos, and one in ten post news videos they’ve recorded themselves.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. These collaborative, social networks nicely complement the strengths and weaknesses of a companys classic hierarchy. We need to better harness the power of our 350K people networking.

Singing the news

David Weinberger

I’m reading Robert Darnton’s Poetry and the Police , a fascinating history that uses the Affair of the Fourteen — which resulted in the downfall of an important government minister — as a way to explore the social networking of news in pre-Republic France. This is a reminder of two things: the most basic elements of human sociality change less than we think, and deep experts who write beautifully are a treasure

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T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Tony O'Driscoll, Paula Ketter and I did a webcast for T+D - ASTD's publication today. Unfortunately, we ran into a few technical issues.

Enterprise 2.0 Success: News Corp

Dion Hinchcliffe

Even though the media industry is being profoundly impacted by the rise of new forms of digital and social media, that doesn’t mean they can’t use these technologies effectively. As we continue our series on large-scale social business success stories, we examine what News Corp. has accomplished with its internal social network, OurNews

Al Jazeera isn’t covering some big news about itself

Doc Searls

Right now if you want live streaming of news, 24/7, on the Net, here in the U.S., from a major global news organization, you have just two choices: Al Jazeera and France24. View our network through the internet via websites, online TV providers and mobile apps.

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The Daily Me is finally arriving with the convergence of social news and tablets

Ross Dawson

Last week I wrote about Flipboard and Social news curation hits the tipping point. The news today is that Betaworks, which developed or supported the highly successful Tweetdeck,, Tumblr and far more, is working on News.Me , a ‘personalized news service’, in collaboration with New York Times. While neither organization would say much about it, this will clearly be a social news service that will tap, among other resources, the vast data

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Enterprise 2.0 success: News Corp

Dion Hinchcliffe

Even though the media industry is being profoundly impacted by the rise of new forms of digital and social media, that doesn't mean they can't use these technologies effectively. As we continue our series on large-scale social business success stories, we examine what News Corp. has accomplished with its internal social network, OurNews

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

People continued to occasionally tag me so it appeared (at times) that my social feed was in fact active. If someone sent me an inmail message via Facebook, I’d also answer those through the social hub feature of my Blackberry Z10. We don’t bring up the bad news.

[2b2k] Why it’s ok to get your news through people who share your beliefs

David Weinberger

I was steeling myself a couple of days ago to say something in a talk that believe but don’t want to: We shouldn’t feel guilty about relying on sources with whom we agree to contextualize breaking news. Unfortunately, saying that in my talk meant I’d have to acknowledge that if I can to go to, say, DailyKos for primary contextualization, then it’s fine for right-wingers go to Fox News. Fox News is like that.

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Crowdfunding creates a new layer of capital markets and new layers of value

Ross Dawson

Yesterday ABC News featured a story on crowdfunding , providing a quick overview of the space for a broad audience. An edited version of the segment on the 7pm News also appeared on The Business program. Click on the image to see a video of the news segment.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. The ‘social intranet’ vision is going to bust out soon, in my opinion.

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

1) Social Learning. That is social learning. Monologues are often interpreted as hierarchical let alone email missives; a kinder and more collaborative way in which to convey news of this sort could be through a simple webcam created video fro the desk of the C-suite.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

I was recently interviewed for an extended article Networked Business: The wealth in your connections written by Nick Saalfeld for the Microsoft Talking Business series. It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

One line sticks out for me in particular: It follows, then, that individuals with few weak ties will be deprived of information from distant parts of the social system and will be confined to the provincial news and views of their close friends.

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

Ross Dawson

Some of the topics we discuss include: * “Twitter News Network&# or TNN describes how Twitter is now a news distribution media, dramatically increasing the speed of news, with most news hitting Twitter within 40 seconds. *

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. And then on March 24th I sent a direct email to anyone in my LinkedIn network. I asked my entire LinkedIn network for help.

Pew on how we get our news these days

David Weinberger

Pew Internet has published the results of an important survey on how we’re getting our news today. I haven’t read the whole thing but one little point leaps out already: Among those who get news online, 75% get news forwarded through email or posts on social networking sites and 52% share links to news with others via those means.

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Promoting alcohol on social media: where do we draw the line?

Ross Dawson

Last Friday I was interviewed for a segment on ABC 7pm News about alcohol advertising on social media. The piece begins: There are concerns alcohol companies may be turning to the colourful world of social media to promote drinks to minors.

Trying hard to be genuine: the only viable path is transparency

Ross Dawson

ABC News recently ran a segment Social media forces companies to change their marketing strategies or risk being left behind. As organizations get increasingly sophisticated in their use of social media I often tell executives that the next phase is to link the internal and external social networks of their companies. The best possible way is to allow the internal networks, that are driving performance and efficiency, to flow through to external visibility.

"NSA joining social network for intelligence analysts" (Baltimore Sun)

Mark Oehlert

Its big news because the NSA is just a wee bit on the secretive side - a friend of mine who works there, never had business cards as a minor example. I just started wondering, if we stood up these networks in our own environments, would we have to exclude anyone to get that 'honest collaboration'? I tend to think of pushing for ever more open networks so this one has me thinking a bit.

Applying platform strategy to Facebook Instant Articles

Ross Dawson

Probably the most reported aspect of my opening keynote at INMA World Congress in New York last week on Creating the Future of News was my response to an audience question about how publishers should think about Facebook’s new offer to publishers to host their articles for mobile viewing. He said news organisations needed to look at all alternatives to distributing their content, including building their own digital platforms as well as partnering with third parties.

Rich insights into the state of social media today

Ross Dawson

Here is a very good compilation of statistics, perspectives, and news on social media as at the middle of 2012: 2H12: The State of Social Media & Social Media Marketing in the Second Half of 2012. A few things in particular that I thought worth noting from these stats, apart from the usual Social Media is BIG and GROWING FAST! Facebook has 71% of social network ad revenue. Brands are seeing G+ as a key element of their social strategies.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Gulf News: interview on the path forward for newspapers

Ross Dawson

Today's Media & Marketing section of the Gulf News, the largest English-speaking newspaper in the region, published our Newspaper Extinction Timeline and a brief interview with me , which is below in the print version, and also in text at the bottom of the post. The latest figures I have seen for Gulf News show audited circulation up 34% in the 3 years to March 2009. Interview on Newspaper Extinction Timeline in Gulf News. Gulf News: Exclusive Interview with Ross Dawson.

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The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction

Beth Kanter

There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system.

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Is A Downer News Cycle A Factor in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Success?

Beth Kanter

So, maybe it is not too surprising that something that makes us feel good while doing good and a little silly like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went wild on the social networks. (That’s the response I gave during NPR Morning Edition when asked why it was catching on).

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Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

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.

5 things to tweet and 5 things NOT to tweet

Ross Dawson

Old news. If you’ve seen something on the TV news, be sure that everyone on Twitter knew about it a long time ago. 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.

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

Ross Dawson

In contrast to most social networks, Twitter provides a space for unbounded conversation. In Living Networks I wrote how technology facilitates human connection. The breadth of a person’s interests become visible, and often their fundamental social views. Twitter gives access to breaking news. Just watching my Twitter stream alerts me to any important news, almost always well before I would see it if I were looking on mainstream media.

Latest data: Retailers shift to social media and online

Ross Dawson

In addition to the interesting presentation by CEO Zach Nelson on the state of NetSuite, we have been given no less than 7 press releases, so a big news day for the company. This includes a survey of the use of social media by retailers, showing: - 34% monitor conversations on social media. - 29% use social media to promote their store. - 17% use social media to publicize special offers or discounts. - 16% provide services to customers on social media.

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The Question: What is the most interesting thing you came across today?

Ross Dawson

’, and now describes itself as an ‘ information network ‘ The Twitter News Network is a manifestation of the global brain , in which we create value for others by contributing to the visibility and availability of high-value information. It is a choice we make, by how we engage in our social networks. Hopefully this way of thinking about Twitter and social media will encourage people who have been holding back.

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Ross Dawson

I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA). At the conference I wrote about the case study of Queensland Police , which is a great example of government bodies creating value through social media. At today’s event Tracey Sen of the NSW Department of Education & Training (DET), which has 110,000 employees, presented on the Department’s social media initiatives.