Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. It augurs well for the country’s social and economic prosperity in years to come.

Enterprise Social Networking Tips by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last few years there has been one particular aspect of social networking for business that I still haven’t come to terms with throughout all of that time. Perhaps the most vocal one being one of my favourite social networking tools: Google Plus.

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Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

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 and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Yet, very little seems to be happening in order to prevent the Social Web to become the new vast wasteland. The core aspect of social networking and the good old Web 2.0 Innovation Social Enterprise

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

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.

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage. Over the past half decade the popularity of Facebook, LinkedIn and other networks has soared. To make social networks far more powerful, it is important to evolve them into communities.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey recently published an article on the long-term trends that are reshaping the business environment. T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing.

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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.

Social Network Operating System

Tony Karrer

In the 2008 Horizon Report , they discuss various technology trends including. This is a good definition of what we need from an open layer that allows a transportable, open social graph that we can leverage across various applications. Blogs are both content and a social network.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

Today I gave the keynote on Social Media and the Future at Marcus Evans’ CIO Summit. In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. However given the current market landscape and trends over the last couple of years, the most likely outcome is that Facebook will still dominate. In this case, we need to tell a credible story on how Facebook loses its predominant position in social networks.

Using social network analysis to uncover authority and centrality

Ross Dawson

As reflected by the title of this blog, networks have long been at the heart of how I see the world. I have applied the tools and approaches of network analysis to a wide variety of domains, including organizational analysis , industry analysis , client relationship analysis , influence networks , sales and innovation networks , high-performance personal networks , and far more. In a networked world, we must understand the networks in which we are embedded.

Today show: Social media and technology trends for 2012

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I appeared on the Australia national breakfast program Today , talking about what we can expect in social media and technology in 2012. You can see the clip below, or on the Today Show Video page , under the title Social Trends for 2012.

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What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

Social Networking Trends: ABC News

Mark Oehlert

Social Networking Trends. ABC News interviews rep from Pew Internet Project

Data Nerd Alert: Social Networking Benchmark Report 2012

Beth Kanter

Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC] guest post by Frank Barry. 43% budget $0 for their social networking activities.

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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.

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?

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

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Tony Karrer

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. or as Chris puts it : "to build a social network with its skin inside out". This aligns pretty well with my experience of Learning and Networking with a Blog. It appears to be heading in a good direction where you can have a distributed understanding of the social graph. Interesting to see the buzz around Diso.

Concept video: The Future of Work

Ross Dawson

A while ago at Future Exploration Network we created the Future of Work Framework to provide a high-level overview of how the world of work is shifting. The post Concept video: The Future of Work appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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Key trends in media and communications usage

Ross Dawson

Rates of online content creation rose significantly from 2007 to 2009, with in particular twice as many (44%) people having set up a social networking profile, and 50% more (27%) having commented on a blog. Tags: Future of media Social media Social trends

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What Makes a Social Network Valuable? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World What Makes a Social Network Valuable? by Kevin Wheeler on July 23, 2009 Is your social network valuable simply because of the number of people you have in it? I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se.

How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations

Ross Dawson

I think social media is just one aspect of that. Technology doesn’t just help create the social enterprise. The post How technology is enabling the humanity of organizations appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. Trends in What L&D Organizations are Doing As a result of these trends, some L&D organizations are looking to social and informal learning.

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Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

After describing some of my perspectives on social trends and uncertainties and economic structure, the piece goes on to look at how I see organizations today. If an organisation is not well networked, it is a set of individuals, it doesn’t really have a good reason to exist.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

I spoke at the Global Learning Summit in Singapore last week where I listed the trends that I see emerging around the world that will have wide-ranging effects on corporate learning. They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information.

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Why children (and adults) need to be on social media or get left behind

Ross Dawson

Yesterday the West Australian newspaper began a five-part series on children and social media, beginning with a feature article introducing the topic. It goes on: Sydney-based Ross Dawson, founder of think tank Future Exploration Network, said social networking was still in its early days.

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

Launch of Future of the CIO framework

Ross Dawson

The post Launch of Future of the CIO framework appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Future of business Keynote speaker Marketing Mobile Social networks Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized Web 2.0

Civic crowdfunding and the future of government and taxation

Ross Dawson

My background in capital markets and long-standing perspective of the living networks has made it a natural space for me, in looking at new ways our collective financial resources can yield the greatest economic and social benefit.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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Crowdfunding creates a new layer of capital markets and new layers of value

Ross Dawson

Moving on from a purely financial view, contributors to crowdfunding projects are often taking artistic and social perspectives on where they allocate their funds. Crowdsourcing Financial services Reputation Social media Social networks Social trends

Six Talent Trends for 2010 | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Six Talent Trends for 2010 by Kevin Wheeler on February 11, 2010 In late January, I gave my annual webinar outlining six major trends I think will affect how we think about employees and work in 2010 and beyond. The result will be a series of webinars and white papers that explore each of these trends in detail and provide examples and best practices.

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The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation

Ross Dawson

For over a decade I have been working with various facets of the idea of Global Innovation Networks: connections around the world that facilitate new endeavors. This goes exactly to the point I made in my post Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Xyleme

Furthermore, while social media monitoring and exploring, I am seeing an increase in not only speculation of that point, but a firm belief from others in the industry that there IS a shift happening in todays learning market. There is an incredible demand for data, social interactions and collaboration today, in what people are deeming the “communication age” or the “social age.” Social and mobile converge.

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ABC TV: Facebook’s IPO, Apple’s cash pile, and RIM’s woes

Ross Dawson

Social media Social networks Technology trendsI was interviewed last night on ABC’s The Business in a broad-ranging discussion about Facebook’s IPO, Apple’s cash pile, and Research In Motion’s future.

The global brain is like a child’s brain – let’s nurture it

Ross Dawson

In my book Living Networks I wrote about how the networks in which we live are coming to life, making us all part of what we can quite accurately think of as a global brain. Crowdsourcing Future of humanity Social networks Technology trends Uncategorized

Promoting alcohol on social media: where do we draw the line?

Ross Dawson

Last Friday I was interviewed for a segment on ABC 7pm News about alcohol advertising on social media. The piece begins: There are concerns alcohol companies may be turning to the colourful world of social media to promote drinks to minors.

The rise of micro mavens: Building business empires around personal brands

Ross Dawson

He then describes the core idea: The social web has given birth to a new breed of creative entrepreneurs who stride the virtual globe attracting fans and picking up business, often from the comfort of their home (or more often than not, on the road somewhere). BE SOCIAL.

Our shrinking degrees of separation: heading down from 6 to 3

Ross Dawson

In Chapter 1 of my 2002 book Living Networks I wrote: When did you last say or hear someone say “what a small world”? As I pointed out in Living Networks, while numbers of connections help to shrink our degrees of separation, the real driver is diversity of connections.