The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

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!, is that perception that social networking, you know, “things&# like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the like are just for fun. Social spaces where you goof off at work and get away with it, because they are all hyped and everything, and everyone needs to be there.

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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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. How do I search for information?”. Networks Social Learnin

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

‘ Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. 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.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

Like I have mentioned yesterday, it’s been a few days already since I jumped the shark and joined the bunch of early adopters who have been hammering down, and taking for a spin, the latest iteration of Google to get social with Google Plus , right after Google Wave and Google Buzz. ICT ) around the same time; in 2003 I got things started with my first internal corporate blog, followed in 2005 with my first social bookmarking site called Dogear.

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Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – TweetBot, Pocket, Evernote

Luis Suarez

One of my favourite activities within the Social Web realm has always been that ability to keep up that playful spirit of finding opportunities time and time again to fine tune my overall user experience using social networking tools, whether internal or external, in order to find new use cases, or productivity tips, that would help boost my performance in allowing me to get work done in a smarter way, not necessarily working harder.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – Mophie, Gum Max and Logitech

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned on my last blog post , here’s a follow-up entry for today where I’m going to pick things up from where I left them around some additional Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker. you may be working, just to keep up with your productive day work. How do we keep our productivity levels up while on the road? . And, boy, did it make a difference on how I do productive work on my iPad ever since!

Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Trends in the Living Networks

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. To be frank, I think ROI calculations for social initiatives are in most cases a waste of time, because so many of the benefits and costs are unknowable before the initiative. and social media. Increased productivity. Time saved searching for information. Social capital.

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Trends in the Living Networks

The social media measurement systems such as Klout and PeerIndex have limited data scope and while they talk the language of reputation actually measure influence. So what products can be built on people’s real identities? While Google+ is not currently positioned to provide social reputation measures, it could certainly facilitate interactions in communities. Business relationships Influence Reputation Social networks Uncategorized

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Trends in the Living Networks

Growth in use of Facebook through our mobile products, where we do not currently display ads, as a substitute for use on personal computers may negatively affect our revenue and financial results. We had more than 425 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011. We do not currently directly generate any meaningful revenue from the use of Facebook mobile products, and our ability to do so successfully is unproven.

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Trends in the Living Networks

The interview brings out the reasons for their success: great products and an intense focus on marketing. Their initial success was based on having an easy-to-use product supported by many marketing channels. In addition to link-building they focused on providing educational information, and giving away free tools and free products. Below is an example of one of BigCommerce’s successful tutorials, on how to rank on long tail searches on Google.

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Trends in the Living Networks

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). Following news that Australians are ranked #1 in the world in their usage of social networks, 6 reasons why Australians have caught up on social media. from email) to infer social networks in organizations.

Seeking talent in Sydney: Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time

Trends in the Living Networks

A bit later we will extend our search for similar talent globally. We have upcoming reports on topics such as the future of news, social media in retail, branded apps, tablet strategy, social business etc. Editors will help design and run sites, and apply their sophisticated understanding of social media. - We are developing a range of websites using APIs, web mining, analytics, social media integration, web visualization etc., Australia Social networks

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

To me, my CV though is nowadays pretty much my own online presence out there on the Social Web, where you constantly need to prove your skills, talent and expertise, so that eventually people can find you and corroborate whether you are fake or not, and whether your merit and online reputation clearly represent not only who you are, but also what you do: essentially, your own digital footprint, or, … personal brand. Networks need to get ready.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #1

Luis Suarez

. It’s been nearly 6 years since the last time I have put together an entry over here in this blog, where I was recommending some of my favourite Productivity & Social Apps for iOS, in order to get work done more effectively, that I keep using on a regular basis, even to today. That way you folks may well be able to get a good glimpse of what my daily productivity and social collaboration activities are like.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor | Main | GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small! » February 11, 2008 "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) ( story link ) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system).

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

I still feel it is one of the very few pleasures out there on the Social Web, and still rather relevant , apparently. Lately, as you may well have duly noticed, work itself hasn’t given me much of a choice though in terms of my external social networking activities. The challenge though is that after rather long, exhausting, but exciting work days, the last thing my brain wants to do is to spend time participating on more social networks.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

It took email over 30 odd years to reach that status where more and more people started to question its long-standing status quo within the corporate world and it looks like Twitter has accelerated that same perception to just a few years within the Social Web, without even entering the corporate world altogether!, 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.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computin

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computin

@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

It was my favourite social networking tool by far. She liked the experience and right away I thought about giving it a try myself, after having been actively searching for a good substitute for Nambu throughout all of this time playing with a bunch of other Twitter clients whether on the Mac or on iOS devices. Janetter’s searching capabilities and real-time searches are just superb! There used to be a time when I was very much in love with Twitter.

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

The clip comes to ponder about the future of work and how social computing tools are helping redefine the current workplace as we know it. Well, I am not sure what you would think about, whether we have shifted gears and moved one step further, perhaps two, from where we were in 2009, but I strongly believe that we surely have made some giant leaps into embracing, and adopting social networking tools as one of the most powerful methods to help redefine how work gets done nowadays.

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Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+. In case you haven’t seen it just yet, let me encourage you all and have a look into Social Learning at TELUS. In it, Dan shares how they keep making use of social tools like blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

In the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it. I still think it’s a bit too early to be announcing the painful death of each of those social networking environments. Even if it is thoughtfully placed in a folder, e-mail search isn’t great. And no longer just a social networking activity per se, necessarily, on its own.

Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Luis Suarez

And lately, my mind has been buzzing with how my overall experience with the external Social Web has changed rather dramatically thanks to Google Plus. A few days back a couple of folks asked me to comment on where I would see Google Plus in the near future with regards to other Enterprise Social Networking tools and my initial thoughts have been, almost from the beginning, that the potential to become rather significant is already there.

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

One of the many activities I keep enjoying quite a bit over the course of the years with regards to social networking is its innate ability to experiment and play with social technologies in order to figure out new use cases, proofs of concept, additional bursts of productivity, new business uses, etc. keep those Twitter searches on hashtags going in the medium, long run.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « EduPunk? A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. And I'm a product manager, not a PR hack. Well, maybe the line is a bit fuzzy =) {mark} powerset product manager Posted by: Mark Johnson | June 11, 2008 at 01:37 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

Google Me! Your New Business Card

Luis Suarez

It keeps evolving, growing, maturing over time and in multiple ways, whether you are searching for Luis Suarez (Or Luis Suarez IBM ), Luis , Suarez , or elsua. You start blogging again on a rather regular basis, and start engaging on a number of social networking sites and your Google mojo is back! Are you sticking around with your paper based business cards, or rather your online social presence, or have you started already thinking about your QR Code?

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Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Luis Suarez

Inquiring minds would love to know … But then again, every so often, something magic happens through Twitter , not because of the application itself, as we all know already, but, of course, because of the interactions AND conversations people engage with , and experience fully, while collaborating, learning and sharing their knowledge across with their various networks. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? Blends and extends the power of a social network outside of the Web site of that network. Am I missing all the products in the learning/training industry that are coming out in this regard?

working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction.But knowledge work, especially creative work, is not mere production. Most of these five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning, and the individual practice of personal knowledge mastery. The sharing of complex knowledge — the type of which creative knowledge workers use — requires strong social ties and trusted professional relationships.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments?

My Professional Learner’s Toolkit

Clark Quinn

Favorite browser and search engine : I use Safari and Google, by default. I would prefer another search engine, probably DuckDuckGo, but I’m not facile with it, for instance finding images. A range of social networks : I use LinkedIn professionally, as well as Slack. A variety of productivity apps and tools : Calendar is crucial, and Pagico keeps me on track for projects. Reflection: this overlaps with social networks.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

Working Smarter Field Guide

Harold Jarche

Standardized industrial work was focused on reducing errors to ensure quality of similar products and services. This is still important in manufacturing, though production lines are often shorter and re-tooling happens more frequently today. search engine) and human (e.g.

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Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the 1970s, US productivity and income growth have dipped sharply except for an Internet-driven productivity boost between1996 and 2004. Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find? , - a recent paper by economists Nicholas Bloom , Charles Jones and Michael Webb from Stanford and John Van Reenen from MIT, - shows that, across a wide range of industries, research efforts are rising substantially while research productivity is declining sharply.

Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

Learning is happening on every social media platform. Google Plus may soon become the biggest social learning platform, as it integrates with collaborative documents, and real-time video Hangouts that can automatically be recorded and made available via YouTube. Here are last year’s top 10 : Twitter: Social network and micro-blogging site. Google Search: Web search engine. Evernote: Productivity tool. Facebook: Social network.

finding people who know

Harold Jarche

Enterprise search is stuck at a low level of satisfaction with results. This mirrors my own professional development over the past decade where I am relying more on my network of trusted colleagues than any particular source of information. As Dion Hinchcliffe recommended, today we should let the network do the work. In the practice of personal knowledge mastery , I strongly encourage people to build their networks around people, not information sources.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Anybody Else Notice How Much Context Amazon is Now Wrapping Around A Book?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Potential Quote of the Day. I mean check out the photo here.and if you cant see this well enough.just go search for a book. now you can even upload your own video review of the product. Then there are the discussions that can go on that are associated with the product as well.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. But a critical concept is expressed about mid-way through the post: Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product.

Despite Their Huge Upside Potential, Why Do Most Platforms Fail?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book offer a simple definition. “Platforms, in general, connect individuals and organizations for a common purpose or to share a common resource.” A platform strategy differs from a product strategy in that it relies on an external ecosystem to generate complementary innovations and/or business transactions. The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone. Platforms are all about network effects.