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.”

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. By some definitions, just about all Web 2.0 Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ).

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

The first week of our Free - Web 2.0 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.

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 His criticisms are directed mostly toward David Warlick and others who are advocating the 'revolutionary' use of Web 2.0 I think his criticisms are effective against the School 2.0 And I think that it is because the School 2.0 However, there are some primary differences between Logo (and its variants) and the panoply of Web 2.0 tools, including: The Web 2.0 The Web 2.0

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

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

At the end of last year, I posted on the relevance of Web 2.0 For those who have not been following my blog, I attempted my own definition of Web 2.0 Some of Dions key postings on this topic are "Running a business on Web-based software" , "Web 2.0 " and "Web 2.0 The discussions in these forums raise one key issue: what is the relationship between Web 2.0 The Global SOA" and "Is Web 2.0

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. Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Return on Investment for Enterprise 2.0 and social media.

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Trends in the Living Networks

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

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Blogger/Blogspot Will Not Resolve To *.mil mil domains | Main | Quote of the Day » August 17, 2007 New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson I find it interesting that even as we stand hip deep in the curved corner and pastel colored waters of Web 2.0, well have 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Trends in the Living Networks

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

Yelp leaps into the underserviced consumer review space in Australia

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Trends in the Living Networks

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.

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Trends in the Living Networks

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 2.0In the Kochie’s Business Builders program that I hosted on Sunday, I interviewed Matt Barrie of Freelancer.com , and Eddie Machaalani and Mitch Harper of BigCommerce , both fantastic Australian online business success stories.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) | Main | Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) » July 02, 2007 "Is Web 2.0 MSN article) Here is the shocking synopsis of this article : Security needs to be better in Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations Ive posted before about how I think that much of the technical architecture that underpins the commercial e-learning marketplace is several years behind the 2.0 I do think that LETSI is trying to head down this road with their SCORM 2.0

The (in)accuracy of long-tail Wikipedia articles – can you help improve mine?

Trends in the Living Networks

The Wikipedia article is also syndicated so that, for example, it is referenced on the first page of Google results when you search for my name. The article says I’m best known for my book Living Networks and how it anticipated social networks. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of media Social media Uncategorized Web 2.0 The quality of Wikipedia has been well established.

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. According to a McKinsey executive survey , a whopping 71% of enterprises are using Web 2.0 The Web 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. books futures Web 2.0

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). books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Register Now for DevLearn 08 and save Millions! (or probably less than that but still cheaper)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Geez. cmon, San Jose, great sessions, Tim OReilly is keynoting.that dude invented "Web 2.0" books futures Web 2.0 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. Main | Fear the Coolness of my new Firefox bag! » June 18, 2008 Register Now for DevLearn 08 and save Millions! (or or probably less than that but still cheaper) ( DevLearn Link ).cmon,

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I The first stop MUST be the Learning Circuits Blog "Big Question" The top Enterprise Web 2.0 stories of 2007 (Dion Hinchcliffe) Highlight: Widgets, gadgets, and roaming desktops on the Web showed enterprises how portals should really work as well as be dis-intermediated. 12 predictions for Enterprise Web 2.0

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Danger of "Quick Wins

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil | Main | Hinchcliffe Visual on Next-Gen Apps » June 23, 2008 The Danger of "Quick Wins As I become more and more convinced that implementing next-gen/Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Tool Kit Edition

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mindmapping Mindmaps by Using a Mindmap (and additional aliterations) | Main | Live from Adaptive Paths UX » August 12, 2007 The Tool Kit Edition Alright.lets clear out those tabs Ive been holding on to for too long now. 100 websites you should know and use (via the TED Blog ) 13 Online Generators for Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

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My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1995 – The Web Also: Plato, the Home Page In 1995 I started at Assiniboine Community College. With a year of so we had created our first web-based course, 'Introduction to Instruction', with professor Shirley Chapman. For me, 2002 was the year of learning object repository networks.

stevenberlinjohnson.com:

Steven Berlin Johnson

for a night, staying in Marina Del Rey, and I decide to head out this morning in search of a Starbucks. Yet I look at who won at the Oscars this year and you see movies like "Crash", which won best picture, is very complex in its social network in the way "24" is. Live SBJ Upcoming Events More of stevenberlinjohnsons events StoryMap Recent Essays The War On Error Discover column on the webs bottom-up response to Katrina. Discover column on Web 2.0.

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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? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites. Blends and extends the power of a social network outside of the Web site of that network.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Working together in a proactive manner to tackle objectives, goals and actions through transparent and social ways, cemented by collaboration and collaborative-based technologies is the ‘ new black’ I am, however, somewhat disturbed by a recent find in the Web 2.0 Rate & Discover The Most Talented People In Your Network. The basic premise of Mixtent is to adjudicate your LinkedIn social network through a comparison vote.

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.”

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. books futures Web 2.0 Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0

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. Comments I've been using Amazon in my Learning 2.0 presentations as a prime example of Web 2.0 books futures Web 2.0

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

One of the questions being raised this week in the free, online course Work Literacy: Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals is how social networks impact personal learning. Sure, the amount of existing content out there grows exponentially (a trillion web pages indexed by Google in 2008). I do some searching on Google and find some overviews of the solution and some other good information. It's certainly way more fun than a boring old Google search.

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Automagically discover best content every day

Jay Cross

In a buzz session at DevLearn this year, I described how Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to choose and display a fresh selection of relevant articles every morning. It’s also a dynamite research tool; you can search articles by topic, author, and/or timeframe. Social Media for Working & Learning. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, and complexity theory.

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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Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

must double the amount of research effort searching for new ideas every 13 years to offset the increased difficulty of finding new ideas.”. As examples of recombinant innovation, e-mail and the Web were enabled by the Internet. Then came Web 2.0 which led to social networks and major social media applications. Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

Andrew McAfee , Principal Research Scientist , Center for Digital Business – MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, Enterprise 2.0. Today, Enterprise 2.0 A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making.

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Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0. I'm fairly flexible, but at the end of the day they need to be web pages that attendees of TechKnowledge and other folks can access. These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0

[berkman] Berkman lunch: Andrew McAfee on Enterprise 2.0

David Weinberger

Andrew McAfee, the Enterprise 2.0 He begins by defining the term as “the use of emergent social software platforms by organizations in pursuit of their goals.&# “The huge shift&# is that the 2.0 Instead, people work their networks. But 2.0 Weak ties: Social networking software. Various social networking tools let you link up networks, e.g., Tweets that point elsewhere. Is this Web 2.0 Web 2.0

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

must double the amount of research effort searching for new ideas every 13 years to offset the increased difficulty of finding new ideas.”. As examples of recombinant innovation, e-mail and the Web were enabled by the Internet. Then came Web 2.0 which led to social networks and major social media applications. Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

During the development of this second generation we saw theconsolidation of computer-based software and content, and the commercializationof the network itself. Meanwhile, the world of networks began to commercialize.Commercial bulletin board services emerged, such as Prodigy, AOL, GEnie andCompuserv. The network was by this time well into the process ofbecoming consolidated. The core ideas of web 2.0 Web 2.0 The core technology of web 2.0