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.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

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.

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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.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

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.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

Monday, January 31, 2011 Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network The bigger your social network, the bigger your brain - well, at least your amygdala. To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

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.

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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.

Social Network Portability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Posted to the social-network-portability list, August 21, 2007. First, social network portability Not coincidentally the name of this list. Not an aggregation of all social networks in the world or anything like that. Think of a person's personal social network on, say, Facebook. Other social networks will roll this their own way. Because the idea here isn't so much to broadcast one's social network to the world.

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? The way I use LinkedIn Answers is to ask specific questions (never open ended or partially thought out the way I do in a blog) that I want to get specific answers or find people with expertise who I can't seem to find by searching LinkedIn normally. But it does work across both your own and your indirect network.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection. I’ve seen it mostly as a job hunt tool (consequently, more for others than myself, e.g. to support people I know who are on a job search), but he’s leveraging it as an expertise tool.

Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? I regularly use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. That happens all the time and is made even harder by the fact that confidence level about answers is inversely proportional to expertise (see Vic's comment in Social Media Conversations ).

Blogs, Social Networks and LinkedIn Answers

Tony Karrer

The question was: What is your assessment of the relative benefits of pure blogging vs LinkedIn Answers and other social networking platform-based discussion venues? The way I use LinkedIn Answers is to ask specific questions (never open ended or partially thought out the way I do in a blog) that I want to get specific answers or find people with expertise who I can't seem to find by searching LinkedIn normally. But it does work across both your own and your indirect network.

Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging

Tony Karrer

The more one you participate in blogs, discussions groups and other social networking tools, the more information there is about you in the world for anyone to access. The basic guidelines I have is not to put anything in my blog, on a social network, even when I register on a site (even when that site is supposed to keep the information private) that I wouldn't want to be public. I'm curious if anyone does believe that blogging, social networking, etc.

SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

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. facebook social networking narcissism

Content Curators

Dan Pontefract

We relied on one another, as strong and weak tie neighbours, often congregating in these buildings to share, to socialize, and to learn. I worry, however, that ‘ Nimby Neighbourhoods’ will supersede actual social relationship building.

Don’t Simply Follow on Twitter, You Should Spend Time Reviewing

Dan Pontefract

When I’m on Twitter, I’m scanning streams, hashtags and searches that I make. Because I may be searching or scanning hashtags for certain topics, I may be missing out on sage advice, links or thoughts because I don’t pick it up during my normal Twitter habits.

The Vancouver Riot. It’s a Teachable Moment.

Dan Pontefract

It was 1993, I was 22 years old, and I watched with horror as many of my generation employed ‘groupthink’ and began a social conscience spiral into the depths of disgust. I’d hazard to guess that on Tuesday, June 14 th , that same search result would have provided somewhere around a million.

The immense social media opportunity for real estate

Ross Dawson

The journalist writing the article called me for some comments and included this at the end of the piece: Social-media expert Ross Dawson said Facebook had enormous potential, but many real estate agent’s efforts were “terrible” “They just don’t understand it.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people

Dan Pontefract

That is how knowledge transfer, networking and collaboration first begins. Sure, we may have situations where content can connect people, but the process typically starts within the confines of your strong and weak tie network. social networking enterprise 2.0

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!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of.

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.

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

Ross Dawson

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. Time saved searching for information. Social capital.

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Ross Dawson

Below is an example of one of BigCommerce’s successful tutorials, on how to rank on long tail searches on Google. SME Technology Social media Social networks Technology trends Uncategorized Web 2.0

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. Anyone can follow you, find your tweets passed on by others, discover you in search, or come across you in any of a multitude of ways. 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. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Breaking: Google+ will be a reputation engine

Ross Dawson

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. While Google+ is not currently positioned to provide social reputation measures, it could certainly facilitate interactions in communities. Arguably people will seek to game a reputation engine even more than a search engine – it is not going to be difficult to get it right.

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring.

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Ross Dawson

It is some years now since ‘expert networks’ have become a significant force, linking subject matter experts in science, technology, and business to clients, largely in funds management and finance, usually at very healthy hourly rates. A survey showed that over 40% of institutional investors found that expert networks were an “extremely” or “very important” aspect of their company research. A third-party expert network could be built on LinkedIn APIs.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The most important implication of the rise of social media is that companies will increasingly diverge in how they communicate internally.

Yelp leaps into the underserviced consumer review space in Australia

Ross Dawson

Local search is a highly sales-intensive business, so the Sensis deal means Yelp can effectively build presence and monetize with limited local staff. Australia Business relationships Reputation Social media Social networks Web 2.0Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp , is in Australia for the launch of Yelp Australia. I was invited to interview him on Monday (embargoed until today) as part of a major media campaign to kick off the site.

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The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

Certain competitors, including Google, could use strong or dominant positions in one or more markets to gain competitive advantage against us in areas where we operate including: by integrating competing social networking platforms or features into products they control such as search engines, web browsers, or mobile device operating systems; by making acquisitions; or by making access to Facebook more difficult. Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this. E-Social CM Media?

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

Ross Dawson

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

Doc Searls Weblog · Maybe they should call it ButtBook

Doc Searls

He adds, The public search listing contains less information than someone could find right after signing up anyway, so we’re not exposing any new information, and you have complete control over your public search listing.

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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!

Bridging Across Language Online | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

on 23 Oct 2008 at 2:23 am Another site that may help bridge the language barrier is: [link] They let you create a multilingual widget for your site (including Blogs, Social networks, eBay, etc.).

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

Nancy White

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. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis. Social network mapping is a skill that people need to learn.

Key social learning resources: part 15 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here is this week’s roundup of 5 resources about social learning and the use of social media for learning. This is a research experiment, from Microsoft, for students focused on combining web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of learning. Social learningAgain lots of great articles to choose from this week. 1 – We start this week with a couple of educational resources. The first is So.cl.