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. They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

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? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks. This is an incredibly powerful pattern.

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

seeing the patterns of those posts then composing a response. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system. Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis.

solving problems together

Harold Jarche

Exception-handling is becoming more important in the networked workplace. We need to be able find things fast, which is the main benefit of using social tools — increasing speed of access to knowledge. Humans are very good at pattern recognition.

All things to all people

Harold Jarche

It was reported that only 2% of social sharing happens on Google Plus (G+). I recently posted on G+ that it did not fit in with my professional use of social media, even though discussions are often fun, interesting, and informative. One social network, mine, is enough for me.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

As with knowledge artisans , many learners now own their knowledge-sharing networks. Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Narration of work in social networks is flow.

Cities reconfigured: How changing work, shopping, community, and transport will transform our collective lives

Ross Dawson

One of our companies, Future Exploration Network , recently created a detailed report for a client delving into the most important shifts shaping the next decade and beyond. Networked transport.

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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. This is where enterprise social networks have helped organizational learning.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As is generally the case with McKinsey, this is a well researched, well written report. Many trends reflect the growing dominance of the Internet as an enabling technology, as well as a model and metaphor for commercial and social interactions,” says the report in its introduction.

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Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost a billion social-networking users have at least one foreign connection, while 2.5 But, meeting these demands and hopefully unleashing an age of prosperity will only be possible in an economy based on sustainable production and consumption patterns.

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Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

Cynefin is a sense-making model – where patterns emerge from the information and data – that explains how to respond to ordered and disordered systems. ORC also reports that just under half considered their company to be well-managed.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The information was generally collected in data warehouses , and a variety of business intelligence tools were developed to analyze the data and generate the appropriate management reports. .

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The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond their use in operations, the information generated by these various applications was collected in data warehouses , and a variety of business intelligence tools were used to analyze the data and generate management reports.

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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

The patterns of change in higher education are surprisingly similar and global. As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. The Rockefeller Institute released a report in 2012 (.pdf) The same report (.pdf)

Social maps

Jay Cross

Twenty minutes ago, Tweetmap told me I had no followers in Australia; now it reports I have 160 there. Probably this pattern (for my closed blog on Informal Learning) is more representative. Create your own LinkedIn social graph here.).

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social Media is one of the hallmarks of our digital age, enabling individuals and communities to create and share user-generated content. Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.

Relationships and Dynamics - Seeing Through New Lenses

John Hagel

  Individual idiosyncrasies definitely play a role, but broader patterns of perception are at work as well. Are certain patterns of perception more or less helpful in these rapidly changing times?  One very tangible illustration of this is a simple test reported by Nisbett. Social networks are complex and messy as it is, without having to factor in even more complex dynamics that continually reshape these networks over time.

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

I mean, the progress report, because the initiative itself has been working wonderfully all right all along. Ok, before I get started with that progress report, a word of caution though, I am actually going to do something different this time around. Live Social.

The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

and Social Business, the social evangelists, were starting to become rather scarce and very rare to be seen out there on the Social Web. “ I suppose I know now where a good number of those social business evangelists are hanging out nowadays.

Can My Fitbit Data Make Health Care Better?

Beth Kanter

One way is by using mobile technology to monitor sleep patterns, heart rate, activity levels, and so on. The project published the Personal Data for the Public Good and has recently received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore the issues identified in the report.

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PKM in 34 pieces

Harold Jarche

Still, good experts are valuable and I use platforms like Twitter to connect to them, like Valdis Krebs on social networks. Synthesis: describing patterns, trends or flows in large amounts of information.

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

In this special report, we look at the hype, the hope, and the details—and offer the voices of the pioneers, converts, skeptics, and the undecided. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, Denmark.

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Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

All from (Sharples et al, 2014): behavioural data from online learning systems (discussion forums, activity completion, assessments) functional data extracted from registration systems and progress reports data shared by students as part of their daily social and study lives How is Data Analyzed? data shared by students as part of their daily social and study lives").

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

Most corporate learning remains traditional, formal, and follows patterns laid down decades ago by firms such as GE and IBM. They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information. It has also made it possible to catalogue all sorts of things: videos, movies, books, reports, letter, memos, drawings, and so forth which can be tapped to provide the information and learning needed to achieve a goal.

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The Tension Between Publicness and Privacy

Beth Kanter

Now with the changes to the timeline, actions, and open graph announced on Thursday , I’ve been hearing a lot of concerns, fears, and reports from nonprofit folks that their audiences are upset. Scoble observed this pattern and offered some advice on how to reduce the clutter.

The USAID-Citi Mobile Money Alliance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But the disruptive consequences of e-business, social networks and online music caught most of us by surprise. But, as this jointly developed report, - 10 Ways to Accelerate Mobile Money , - points out, while mobile money ecosystems are being launched around the world at a rapid pace, only a few have reached critical mass. Allow Mobile Money Transfers to Move Seamlessly Across Borders and Mobile Networks.

Ethan on serendipity and cosmopolitanism

David Weinberger

We are not as mobile as we think, and our patterns are more routinized than we’d like to believe. Even if we are well-plugged in to a social network, we’re not going to learn about that which our friends do not know. While social filters are powerful, if they only filter your own network, they are likely to hide more than they show. We now have social networks that are superb at sharing serendipitous findings.

The 12 key elements of iPad media strategy

Ross Dawson

Content partner for the event is Future Exploration Network , which is currently preparing a website and report on iPad and media. Mobile ad networks such as iAd and AdMob will not generate as much revenue as in-house sales. Social media and social news.

[liveblog] Noam Chomsky and Bart Gellman at Engaging Data

David Weinberger

E.g., the foreign press reports that Wikileaks released a chapter about the secret TPP ( Trans Pacific Partnership ). BG: It’s extraordinarily valuable, especially in combination with shoe-leather, person-to-person reporting. E.g., a colleague used traditional reporting skills to get the entire data set of applicants for presidential pardons. More reporting. My phone tracks me and my social network.

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Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

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

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. Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing.

Social Media Implications for Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As part of my activities during the week, Dean Ernest Wilson hosted a conference on Social Media: Platform of Provocation for Innovation? The half-day conference consisted of two panels : one on the social and technological innovation being brought about by social media, and the other on the implications of social media to business. The panel focused on the implications of social media to the communications and media industries as well as to organizations in general.

[berkman] Internet Safety Technical Task Force

David Weinberger

You can read the report here.) [ Note: I'm liveblogging, whch means I'm getting things wrong, putting in typos, missing stuff, abbreviating, paraphrasing, getting meanings backwards, etc. 2008 by 49 state attorneys general (not Texas) and MySpace who, in a joint statement, agreed to report on the extent of unwanted contact and content (i.e., sexual predation and porn) among young folk, initially focusing on social networking sites. Very consistent pattern.

Organizations and Complexity

Harold Jarche

From the evolving social organization we developed this table to show the differences between three archetypal organizations. Value Networks. Social. Patti Anklam , in discussing value networks and complexity states: Understanding of complexity provides a practical guide to managing context. You can’t manage a network, you can only manage its context. VALUE NETWORKS. Value network analysis is a process which is more art than science. SOCIAL.

[tech@state][2b2k] Real-time awareness

David Weinberger

They plan on adding doc mgt, SharePpoint access, links to Federal Social Network. If you look at what people say to one another and what people actually do, “we have the opportunity to look at these as sensor networks.” Can we begin to look at the patterns of data when people lose their job, get sick, pull their kids out of school to make ends meet? What patterns appear when our programs are working? ” He was part of a network of activists.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We have reports saying the time in school spent by a country''s children is directly related to the productivity of its workers. The Achievement Standards Network is offering “open access to machine?readable Because our brain is a pattern?recognition It''s not even a pattern?recognition It''s a pattern?recognition Figure 4 : My LinkedIn Network Here''s me showing what I know. This is my LinkedIn network , and it shows a lot of connections.

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

The conference program would lead you to assume that the Learning Technologies conference would be a hotbed of social and informal learning. She argued that social learning offers the L&D function great scope for widening its impact and increasing its effectiveness.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

One was having a small (7 person) project team get together on a conference call and have all of us editing the status report real-time via Google Spreadsheets. You leave the meeting with an agreed to status report, action steps, etc.

Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Result: Open Social Web Apps Case Study - principle innovation of xMOOCs - studented content in 15-minute chunks - cMOOCs and xMOOCs in social media - two student spresenting to each other - group projects - peer evaluation Context Go-Lab - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School - mass access to: - scientific data - virtual experiences & simulations - actual scientific labs and instruments - as a means of access applications - eg.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

People learn socially. We constantly go through a process of looking at bits of information and trying to make sense of them by adding to our existing knowledge or testing out new patterns in our sense-making efforts. Social. Social. Networking.

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