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.

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 ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

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Making pretty patterns

Euen Semple

For the last few years any time anyone has asked me to predict what will be interesting in the future of the social web I have said "seeing patterns, and what we do with the patterns that we see". I have also argued consistently over the years that what matters is the ownership and interpretation of the data and patterns that we generate. If our tools create patterns that are visible to us all of us then we all learn and are able to make better decisions.

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.

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.

Social networks of murder

Mind Hacks

I'm just reading a long but gripping study that used social network analysis to look at murder as a social interaction between gangs in Chicago to understand how stable networks of retaliation are sustained over time. However, I was struck by this bit in the introduction, which highlights the social nature of murder: But we know that murder is not in fact such a random matter.

Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

social networking can facilitate work, to actually analyze and distill some underlying principles. In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples.

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Getting good at social interactions is vital for social learning. We live in a social world. A group is working to develop a pattern language for group process. I spent part of yesterday and today writing patterns. Our pattern is called Helicopter.

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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DARPA offers $42 million for ‘revolutionary’ research on social media analysis

Ross Dawson

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (slogan: Creating and Preventing Strategic Surprise) is offering $42 million in funding for “revolutionary&# research into social media in strategic communication. The DARPA announcement states: The conditions under which our Armed Forces conduct operations are rapidly changing with the spread of blogs, social networking sites, and media?]sharing Influence Social networks Technology trendsThe U.S.

What is the future of the Learning & Development department?

Ross Dawson

Learning in a social network world: the new opportunities. • One of the distinctions I brought out in my book Living Networks (and many others have made in various guises) was between Collections and Connections. It is now well established performance is driven by the patterns and quality of connections that are together make up organizational networks. Keynote speaker Social media Social networks

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization.

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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.

Proactive sense making

Euen Semple

A great meeting yesterday with anthropologist John Curran reminded me of the power of patterns. Whether we are talking about the patterns made visible by big data, or those made apparent by our own activity on social networks, what the internet is giving us is the ability to see patterns in the thinking and behaviours of those around us in real time - and for the first time. For years when people asked me what "the next big thing" would be I have said patterns.

we are dependent on human connection

Harold Jarche

Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. The difference between an open social network (e.g. They are not shaming people in public, as happens frequently on Twitter with its loose social ties. Human knowledge is socially created.

skepticism and complexity

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. The Structure of Negative Social Ties in Rural Village Networks via @NAChristakis [emphasis added].

“the future of work will be based on hacking uncertainty”

Harold Jarche

In spite of the criticism about social media, I still learn a lot from a platform like Twitter. An exact replication of behavior in nature would be disastrous and seen as neurotic in social life. The Internet changes the patterns of connectivity.

cooperation makes us human

Harold Jarche

They can help us see patterns. Our social connections make us human. In a world where our social networks provide the safety net once afforded by institutions and organizations, a different form of work behaviour is needed. Cooperation is social.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

More than 90% of recent cases are made up by these foreign workers who live in tight quarters, and who have no chance for social distancing. Patterns and texture . It will be interesting when we start collection of COVID-19 stories to see how the patterns shift.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

The social enterprise?

George Siemens

Next week, I’ll be at the Social Business Forum. The conference itself is focused on social learning and the social enterprise. The next stages of human intelligence development will likely not be social. We have, I think, hit a type of peak social where social connectedness is diminishing as a mechanism for managing complexity and uncertainty. As detailed in my conference interview, we need to see the social enterprise in a context.

agile sensemaking

Harold Jarche

Continuous ambiguity exerts continuous pressures on organizations to modify their patterns of interaction, information flow and decision making. Radical innovation only comes from diverse networks with large structural holes, according to Steve Borgatti.

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.

Sophomore Blues Sabbatical

Dan Pontefract

In particular, I’ve recognized over the past several weeks that if I want the Dual Purpose book project to safely and successfully disembark, my own patterns and behaviours must change.

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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.

cooperative competencies

Harold Jarche

Last month I wrote a post that included a presentation on enterprise social dimensions. Both collaborative behaviours (working together for a common goal) and cooperative behaviours (sharing freely without any quid pro quo ) are needed in the network era. or social businesses.

deliberate practice

Harold Jarche

In this way, new patterns can be sensed, especially through exposure to external social networks. Deliberate practice is a key part of social learning. The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice.

adapting to constant change

Harold Jarche

There are both strong and weak social ties. While our larger social networks are great places for serendipitous connections, they are not safe places to have deeper conversations or to expose our points of view. It is the major criticism of social network platforms like Twitter.

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Impact of Data Analytics in Today’s Digital Workplace

Luis Suarez

Quite a daunting task, if you ask me, that one of adjusting and adapting new behaviours and work habits, through social, digital tools, when, at the moment, there are plenty of other thoughts in most people’s heads.

the agile sensemaking model

Harold Jarche

We can think of these as emergent patterns of collective sensemaking.” But I, and many others, have thousands of connections on social media platforms like LinkedIn. Radical innovation only comes from networks with large structural holes which are more diverse.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network.

Beyond collaboration

Harold Jarche

In A Wicked Problem , I said that all levels of complexity exist in our world but more and more of our work deals with real complex problems (in which the relationship between cause and effect can only be perceived in retrospect), whether they be social, technological, or economic.

[nextweb] Marc Smith on the shape of networks

David Weinberger

Marc Smith wants to understand how social power works. See some at NodeXLGraphGallery.org , “the Flickr for networks.” ” They are aiming at Social Scholarship so scholars can navigate social media and understand it. One obstacle: social data are largely owned by the commercial vendors providing the social tools. The network of people talking about tax policy is very divide,d as opposed to a community of friends.

Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (5 of 5)

Dave Snowden

It is a domain where naïveté may an advantage as it breaks patterns and see things differently. Distributing situational assessment (human sensor networks, MassSense, anaymous reporting, crews are all ways to do this) make you more resilient and shift away, up through disorder into complex.

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.

A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure

George Siemens

Some progress is being made in using social networks and data visualization to address this challenge. Networks simultaneously contribute to and address the problem of abundance. Twitter, Facebook, and blogs increase the volume of conversations, but when you tap into a few active networks, the social system begins to serve as a sensemaking agent. It’s tough to stay current in any field or on any topic these days – things just move too fast.

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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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Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

Although there have been well over 100 responses to the survey, once again, as with my previous survey a pattern to the responses appeared quite early on. Search the Social Web (using Google. Connect with others in public social networks. Social learning

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What do connections do?

George Siemens

I’ve been thinking more about connections over the past several years than I have about networks. That might seem like an odd thing to say since networks and connections are obviously related.

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Dave Snowden

Many years ago I created a method, Social Network Stimulation which represents a form of managed self-organisation with (although I didn’t have the language at the time) enabling constraints.

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Taking the time to cross the chasm

Harold Jarche

For example: The CEO who doesn’t see the value of social networks and lumps them all into the “Facebook for fun” category. I addressed some of these issues in social media for senior managers , as Michael Cook asked a similar question.

serendipitous drip-fed learning

Harold Jarche

Part of my strategy in using social media, like Twitter, is to connect with people who know more than I do. More of my knowledge and understanding is coming through my network. If you want to learn something about a field you know little about, what do you do?