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. Thanks much for the recent concerns shown upon out there through various social channels. Traditional Hierarchies inside Social Networks – Not So Much an Oxymoron Anymore . Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today? And SmartCloud for Social Business does that beautifully. I have gone through that path far too many times with other social tools and it’s never been pretty.

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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.

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. Networks are the glue that connects us.

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? Let’s go first and have a look into what some of the folks who were interviewed briefly by Dice News said about what were their main gripes with regards to social networking tools and the Social Web in general.

Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

A couple of days ago, the always insightful Shel Israel put together in his Forbes column one of those rather interesting and thought-provoking articles that will surely shake the ground for the vast majority of those folks who may have been advocating for social networking tools out there on the Social Web as the next big thing. In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0

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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How Social Networking Can Improve Work Meetings

Luis Suarez

I am not too sure whether meetings lower our IQ or whether they make us all more stupid, as my good friend Stowe Boyd reflected on a recent blog post , but I can certainly confirm they do take a toll on your own productivity. but I am certainly more than willing to getting started with this new initiative, in terms of wanting to improve my own productivity by what appears to be, right now, my biggest time sink while at work: meetings, specially remote meetings.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Twitter For Business

Luis Suarez

Yesterday evening, my time, I attended a rather interesting webcast with Sandy Carter , IBM’s Worldwide Sales Vice President, IBM Social Business, Collaboration, and Lotus Sales and Evangelism, along with Jeremiah Owyang , Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group , on the topic of Why Be Social? Will Social Software follow the same trend? Will social networking tools become our next Pandora’s Box, just like email is today for most of us?

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. Previously, I talked about how they are now referring to themselves in terms of talent management and workforce productivity. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Social networks and Organizational Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences | Main | On Demand Five Years Later - a Personal Reflection » October 15, 2007 Social networks and Organizational Governance This past July I spent a week at Imperial College in London, most of it working in the Innovation Group where I have an appointment as adjunct professor. Perhaps he or she can ignore NHS’s and PRHI’s advice on improving quality and productivity.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

I can imagine though there may well be people out there who question the validity of remote workers, mainly now that the trend seems to be leaning more towards that distributed, virtual global workforce I have been blogging about over here a couple of times already who are making heavy use of social software tools to keep in touch, collaborate and share their knowledge. That seems to be the right measure for me as to how much time I spend using social software tools every day.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. To be engaged – whether for Gallup, BlessingWhite or any other HR consulting firm – is for an employee to feel a part of the organization, like she wants to go the extra mile, is willing to stay and will recommend her place of employment – and products and services – to others. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? Get Social.

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. software. software although it can be inferred from the post.

Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations

Trends in the Living Networks

In the massive convergence of enterprise social platforms that we’ve seen over the last years, one of the major emerging spaces is activity streams. Tibbr put activity streams squarely on the map, by integrating status messages from people with notifications generated by enterprise software including ERP, CRM, and HR systems. Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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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.

Review of Tibbr social enterprise platform – keynote at Sydney launch on February 8

Trends in the Living Networks

The launch last week in San Francisco of Tibbr , the social enterprise computing platform from TIBCO, attracted an immense amount of attention from the leading commentators in the space. The offering is not directly comparable to any existing enterprise social software suites, and draws on TIBCO’s strong integration heritage to create an offering that works fully across an organization’s activities. It works with major enterprise software out of the box.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business. is the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers. Tools) and Social Business (Processes AND People).

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work. Cross-post from CMSWire …] Social Business (at long last!) Social Business is Maturing. The New Challenge for Social Business. Social Task Management: A New Level of Engagement.

Google Plus – A Vitamin or an Aspirin?

Luis Suarez

It looks like yesterday’s blog post on my first reactions about Google Plus have sparked (Pun intended) a bunch of interesting feedback, all over the place, from plenty of folks out there, ranging from perhaps a bit too much excitement, or just plenty of hype or simply going far too far stating that G+ could eventually become *the* social networking tool that would rule them all. Living social for the sake of social alone is not going to take you very far.

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.

Social Business in 2013 – A Commitment

Luis Suarez

Before we move further on in trying to address the final conclusions I shared on a recent blog post under the heading Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge , I thought I would go ahead commenting further first on that third piece from that recent CMSWire article that I published earlier on, where I talked about perhaps one of the most important, key concepts for Social Business to thrive in 2013 and beyond: A Commitment.

Is Social Business Ready to Face Internet Traffic Jams?

Luis Suarez

You know, there will always be a time, when you head back home, for you to catch up with everything in your social streams. But the reality is that things are different, much different, specially, if you live in a country where the entire network bandwidth is governed and managed by a single provider which consistently uses their monopolistic tactics to keep degrading end-users’ Internet experiences while raising the prices.

Smart Filtering – On Humanising and Socialising the Web

Luis Suarez

In yesterday’s blog post under the heading “ 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload &# I mentioned how crucial and critical collaborative and social filtering of relevant content and people would become within the Social Computing realm in the coming years, if not already altogether, in order to allow knowledge workers manage their various streams much more efficiently and effectively.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years Hugh MacLeod has always been posting some of the most amazing content available out there on the Internet Blogosphere on various different topics, specially, related to Social Networking. Interestingly enough, plenty of people have been questioning whether, now that we have got Google Plus as well, it makes sense to dump your own blog in favour of your social activities in the various social networking sites.

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BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

So, as I am ramping up the last few hours of my holidays, yesterday afternoon I found out, through my colleagues, that, after a long while, our IBM Social Software Internal Adoption Program is now ready to transcend the firewall and go external. Benefits & Metrics (With plenty of anecdotal evidence, and success stories from fellow IBMers who were facing real problems and found real solutions with social technologies). ( Note: You see?

A World Without Email – Year 3, Weeks 29 to 51 (The Email Starvation Continues…)

Luis Suarez

Just recently we have seen a good number of studies and research done that demonstrates consistently the full power of social networking and social software tools in helping , successfully, reduce the amount of traffic generated by knowledge workers, which in some cases has been accounted as much as 28% and 27% in email traffic reduction altogether! I need to regain my long time ago lost productivity!

Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence

Luis Suarez

After having put together last couple of blog posts about some of my reflections from the year we are about to end around The Social Web and Technology in general, I guess it’s now a good time to share with the world the third one from the series. The one I have been telling people about over the course of the last couple of months as the one that is going to mark a before and an after with regards to my own involvement with The Social Web. Even after the Social Web.

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

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Not only am I going to provide an account on what’s happened in the last few months of living “ A World Without Email “, but also I am going to be sharing a good number of insights on what’s happened around me, out there on the Social Web, and how other folks have been thinking, and taking action, too!, But it doesn’t end up there just sharing those good practices, productivity tips and whatever other hacks on making the most out of email. Live Social.

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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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Use It To Drive A Successful Social Business &# where she comes to confirm what a whole bunch of us have been saying all along for a while now; that for an Enterprise to succeed in living social culture is going to play a key role at the same time that online communities will continue to be the major drivers of social software adoption, both inside and outside of the firewall. Nothing to do with social computing tools alone, really.

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Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

The truth is that I am ready to make plenty of blunt moves on redefining my social networking presence out there on the Social Web, and I will be sharing some further insights on that regard very soon, but one thing for sure is that at this point in time my blog will remain where it is. I would probably even venture to state that perhaps it will be one of the most critical key capabilities that this new social networking site would have to offer to the whole Social Web.

Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

Luis Suarez

One of my all time favourite social networking tools for informal learning , as well as information discovery, on a good range of interesting and relevant topics, and specially Enterprise 2.0 / Social Computing and Social Business as of late is Slideshare. That’s why today I would like to introduce to you a couple of them, in case you may not have seen them just yet: Why Social? and How Social Software Helps Get Work Done. Why social?

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Specially, now that we have got social software tools available to us all to help improve, augment and develop further our own collaborative skills altogether. Build a social life (integrated with your enterprise collaboration approach). Use collaboration to drive product development and R&D efforts. And perhaps this is one of the areas where social software tools could surely help make that task of capturing knowledge much much easier.

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

It looks like the blog post I put together on “ The Fallacy of Social Networking ” seems to have hit a chord with a large number of folks out there and while I am still catching up with plenty of the conversations that have sparked as a result of it, including some pretty compelling commentary on the article itself (Thanks much everyone for those lovely comments! And eventually succeed as Socially Integrated Enterprises. What do these social technologies do?

Selective Innovation with Matt Webb

Adaptive Path

We’re happy to share is fantastic talk about developing products and learning from mistakes. Matt shares the lessons that his company grappled with during the design and production of their first major product. Matt talks about how smart products bring their own design challenges. Matt’s story is important for anyone who is developing new products and experiences – physical or digital. Tags: Design Leaders Product Design UX Week Videos

Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

I am back to making active use of one of my favourite social networking tools out there, where I have been spending a large chunk of time over the course of the last four years and counting. It’s now my top favourite social software tool out there on the Social Web, as I tried to reflect on a good number of different blog posts over the course of the last few weeks; something that didn’t happen for plenty of other social tools out there when they first launched.

Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011. Forum in Milan, now transformed into the Social Business Forum, is moving along nicely from year to year into consolidating itself as one of the most relevant Enterprise 2.0, Social Computing and Social Business events in Europe, along with the Enterprise 2.0 Will social networking tools replace email any time soon? (I

Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality

Luis Suarez

As you may well remember from a couple of recent blog posts I put together over here, this week, on June 8th, the yearly Social Business Forum will be taking place in Milan and it will be a great honour for me to be able to attend it as well as go and present on the topic of “ Communities or Organisations? They call us internauts, bloggers, twitterers, facebookers, social networkers, freaks, you name it.

The Hybrid Experiment

Luis Suarez

As you would well remember, I returned back from my holidays a couple of weeks back and so far it’s been massively hectic , in a healthy way; still pretty much under control, incredibly excited about what lies ahead for the new year, and really looking forward towards another special year, just like 2010 was, in the area of Social Computing and Enterprise 2.0 (Yes, the less and less time you seem to make for your own blogging efforts and general engagement with social tools.