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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. Social just for the sake of social is now dead.

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.

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.

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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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? FB, Twitter & G+. Take, for instance, Twitter. Perhaps the best Twitter desktop client out there at the moment.

It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing

Ross Dawson

The structure of a social network — for example, whether it is made up of close friends and colleagues or of like-minded strangers who follow Lady Gaga — can have more influence than the size of a group, researchers say. Source : Modeling Information Diffusion in Implicit Networks.

Have Online Social Networks Become Boring?

Beth Kanter

I love this new video from the Case Foundation about the power of social media for social change. The numbers illustrate how far the field has come in adopting social media, although not 100% adoption. The video reminded me of the classic video, “ The Machine is US/ing 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?

Technology Integration in K-12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked, I''m curious as to what you think the three most important things for new teachers to know about technology integration in k-12? A teacher who is able to find an online network will find support and resources. The exact technology doesn''t matter much, and has evolved over the years, from the days of email mailing lists, to community bulletin boards, to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up

Luis Suarez

Indeed, while re-reading through ‘ Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – One thing I can share with you all is that once I have seen the light of a much smarter way of using Twitter through public lists alone it’s rather tough to go back to anything else for that matter, so I haven’t.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

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. What Twitter did, to use companies like Seesmic to grow and now killing them with their new API rules, is evil.

Why do you curate? The 3 intents of curation and how they create value

Ross Dawson

I was recently in Rome for 24 hours to run a workshop for the senior technology executives of a global Fortune 50 company. It is hard work to create content, but today simply by curating other people’s content you can build a powerful social media profile.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Financial services is one of the most industries in which the use of social media is the most relevant, not least because customer service is a critical differentiator between highly commoditized offerings. Twitter: * CBA, NAB, and Westpac are very active on Twitter.

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

Over three years ago I wrote a blog entry over here about Twitter under the provocative heading: ‘ Twitter is where conversations go to die ’. It was a cathartic article I needed to get out of my system in order to re-find my love with that social networking tool.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. Does the Twitter handle @smith say enough for you?

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We already were a somewhat social savvy organization, so the participation rate thus far isn’t surprising … although I still believe it could be much better. collaboration micro-blogging mobile networking organization social networking technology Jam sap SAP Jam social

Jobs, work and technology

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared on Twitter this past week. Social networking tools make it easier for people to communicate and collaborate with colleagues over wide distances and thus improve the collective intelligence of the team. Social media: An Epidemic of Insignificance – by @JayDeragon. Everywhere we turn in every form of media we are surrounded with this thing called social media.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. 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? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

Keynote slides: Building Success in a Connected World

Ross Dawson

Keynote speaker SME Technology Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Tomorrow morning I give the breakfast keynote at Think Business 2011 , making it my third keynote this week.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. Take this same, enthusiastic and smiling group and ask them how many people work for companies that restrict access to social networking software or ban it outright, and 35 hands shoot up, and the smiles immediately stop. “It?s

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

Here were five executives on stage — plus me — all being social through a face-to-face exchange of advice, counsel and guidance to an audience full of eager learners. Panelists, moderator and the audience … we were there being social because it was scheduled.

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

I’m on Twitter, Skype, Google+ and Facebook. Twitter only permits 140 characters, right?). Whether Google+, Twitter, traditional email, etc. communication email micro-blogging social networking technology daddio Email messaging

Grandma Got Run Over by a Social

Dan Pontefract

Grandma got run over by a social. Crying ’bout her lost G+ ‘Hangout’, That’s when the social was gettin’ me so mad. Grandma got run over by a social. Grandma got run over by a social. Social networking is now her next of kin.

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. So why is social media not social learning?

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

Martin Bohringer of Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany and Stuart Barnes of University of East Anglia in England set out to prove the use of continuance theory and related theories of habit and critical mass specific to the micro-blogging service Twitter.

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.

The dilemma for professionals: How do you respond to anonymous leaks and slander?

Ross Dawson

The article says: Social media strategist Ross Dawson says it is inevitable that more sites such as Firm Spy will spring up and organisations need to decide how they will deal with cristicim that can be from anonymous sources, or through social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn groups.

Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Ross Dawson

I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA). At the conference I wrote about the case study of Queensland Police , which is a great example of government bodies creating value through social media. At today’s event Tracey Sen of the NSW Department of Education & Training (DET), which has 110,000 employees, presented on the Department’s social media initiatives.

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, invest two and a half minutes of your time here: If that’s not enough, here’s Twitter founder Jack Dorsey explaining how people and organizations are using Twitter. A month ago Marcia Conner asked me, “What’s it going to take to get you onto Twitter?&# “It’s the most productive learning technology I’ve ever used.&#

we are the media

Harold Jarche

As we shift from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society, we do not lose our previous tribal, institutional, and market organizational forms. Social media can extend the emotion of our words, while obsolescing the linearity of long-form writing.

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.

@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

There used to be a time when I was very much in love with Twitter. It was my favourite social networking tool by far. But then, after a short while, I started hating Twitter. Over the course of just a few weeks Twitter managed to destroy, in a very pernicious manner, not only the overall user experience, but the entire ecosystem as well that made it a success in the first place: Third party apps.

Cooperating in the open

Harold Jarche

Feedback emerges from the network through time. The image below is based on a previous post on tools & competencies for the social enterprise. These communities are often nothing more than a bounded social network. One social network, mine, is enough for me.

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks is the topic that John Gunn ( Moncton ITA ) and I will be discussing at PodCamp Halifax on Sunday. I even wrote my thesis on Learning in the NB Information Technology Workplace in 1998.

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.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Levin, 1995) A network of PLEs is a learning network.

One platform to rule them all

Harold Jarche

Tweet All of the hype around Google+ seems to have put me me into a social networking depression. Until recently I really liked Twitter but I know that it will become more advertising-centric as time goes on. Where Facebook is, Twitter will be. Communities Technology