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.”

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

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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. Air New Zealand ran its first Social Media Breakfast in July last year with Randi Zuckerberg as key speaker , with the exceptional success of the event leading the airline to continue the series with the second breakfast next week. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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

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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. However Nielsen’s methodologies look only at website visits and don’t the majority of time spent on Twitter, which is on web and mobile clients.

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

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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. In this case, we need to tell a credible story on how Facebook loses its predominant position in social networks. It seems very unlikely that Twitter will seek to become a broad-based social network.

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 ).

Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild are partnering to provide you with a great (and free) opportunity to get up to speed on Web 2.0 This 6-week, highly active, social learning event will introduce you to new methods and tools. This is your opportunity to ramp up your understanding of Learning 2.0 Each week we will share new activities that will allow you to explore different Web 2.0

Compulsory viewing: A CEO perspective on the business value of internal social networks

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Shortly after Forrester announced that Deloitte Australia’s Yammer network had won its 2011 Forrester Groundswell award in the category of Collaboration Systems. Undoubtedly a major factor in Deloitte Australia’s success in internal social networks is the unreserved support of its CEO. However, as the video below clearly shows, Swiegers is not a man who likes social media for its own sake. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

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. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

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As many others have expressed, it is very frustrating to be delayed several months into the hottest new social space because we are more dedicated Google users than others. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc. build Pages (in Facebook) in which there are slightly different parameters on how you communicate with their network. Some of your colleagues will also be in your social network. Enterprise 2.0

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

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While I closely followed the social networking space at the time, I didn’t join many. When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. I had eagerly joined SixDegrees.com , the very first social networking application, not long after it was founded in 1997, highly excited by its potential. Ryze , one of the most popular social platforms of the day, is now a shadow of its former self.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Question 1 - What are the most likely ways / places your organization might or does use Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking or Collaboration Tools? I discussed my experience from Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0

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

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

Multiple Social Networks

Tony Karrer

Luis Suarez and Dennis McDonald have posted about the issues with the large number of social networking sites: Your Single Social Network - ClaimID and Identity 2.0 Is There Such a Thing as "Social Networking Fatigue"? In these posts they discuss the fact that with as many social networking sites (and I would add other kinds of Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective)

Tony Karrer

This is an interesting piece that made me think about the new landscape created by Web 2.0 Traditional online community mechanisms (email lists, groups) are joined by a wide variety of publishing mechanisms (blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc.) This forms a big network of people linked first through content and eventually directly (in person or via social networking). What's really interesting to me is that I'm finding in a web 2.0

Launch of Future of the CIO framework

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The post Launch of Future of the CIO framework appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks. Cloud Enterprise 2.0 Future of business Keynote speaker Marketing Mobile Social networks Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized Web 2.0Over the next few weeks I will be giving the keynote at the Tomorrow-Ready CIO Series organized by CIO magazine and sponsored by IBM.

Data: What the Fortune Global 100 are doing (and not doing) on social media

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A recent study from Burson-Marsteller looks in depth at what the Fortune Global 100 are currently doing on social media. Burson-Marsteller Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 from Burson-Marsteller. Corporate participation in social media is high though not yet pervasive, with 82% of the companies on Twitter (compared to 65% in 2010), 74% on Facebook (up from 54%), and 79% on YouTube (up from 50%). * Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

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MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

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MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing? The role of social business in attracting and retaining talent is fortunately now well recognized. Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations

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Organizations are networks, and the high-performance organizations of today are those that are the better networked in swiftly connecting resources with opportunities. Some companies have been very effective at using social media and other tools of connection to engage external communities including their customers. Others have used social software and the tools of Enterprise 2.0 Employees and crowdsourced external talent will connect through the same networks.

Social Media and the Future: Keynote slides at CIO Summit

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This afternoon I am giving a keynote on Social Media and the Future at the Australian CIO Summit in the Gold Coast. Keynote: Social Media and the Future from Ross Dawsn. To provide just a little context on the flow of my keynote: I begin with the imperative of adapting to accelerating external change, and how organizations are increasingly driven by technologies originated for consumer use, including social media. Enterprise 2.0

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

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I recently wrote Why conversational skills are needed to create a high-performance, engaged, networked organization , reflecting on an executive roundtable discussion I lead as part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Business of the University of New England. Of all the social media platforms microblogging is the most akin to conversation,” he said. When I wrote Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0

Keynote: Building Business in a Connected World

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Business relationships Cloud Crowdsourcing Influence Keynote speaker Reputation Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Tomorrow morning I am giving the keynote at City of Port Phillip’s inaugural Breakfast Briefing session for the year in St Kilda, Melbourne, on the topic of Building Business in a Connected World. Here are event details and registration.

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.

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 just did this to get help with an upcoming presentation about the use of Web 2.0 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 ).

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

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As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. It consistently grew in size and user value over the years, however now that everyone is piling on to the LinkedIn bandwagon, the value of LinkedIn personal connections and networks are decreasing at what seems like an accelerating pace. Enterprise 2.0 Reputation Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

5 things to tweet and 5 things NOT to tweet

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Keynote speaker Social media Social networks Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0Earlier this week I spoke at a financial advisor retreat in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia, a region of wide-open beauty that is the source of many extraordinary wines. I gave two keynotes at the event on subsequent days, on How to Lock-in Your Clients , and Success in a Connected World , which drew on my connected world visual framework.

Creating a consistent online voice and identity

Trends in the Living Networks

I have recently been running a series of social media workshops for retailers in a franchise chain. One of the hardest things to do in getting going on social media is to find your voice. It can be very useful to have the list of those words as a reference point whenever posting to a company Facebook page or other social media platform. Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Keynote slides: Building Success in a Connected World

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Cloud Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0 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. For those attending the breakfast, here are my slides, which go through and flesh out our recent Success in a Connected World framework and also touch on related issues such as personal branding.

Social Media Strategy Framework: Explanation and guide

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Our Social Media Strategy Framework has been one of our most popular frameworks, with well over 100,000 views, as well as more for the translations into 12 languages. I have used the framework extensively as a starting point to help executives understand the space and clients to develop social media strategies. To help that I have made a brief video explaining and going through the Social Media Strategy Framework. Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Le futur de Facebook et le rôle de la France

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La France est le deuxième pays en Europe par le nombre des utilisateurs de Facebook, avec 25 millions d’internautes sur ce réseau social. Français Social media Social networks Web 2.0Voici ma première vidéo en francais, qui est à propos du futur de Facebook. Quelques miettes du video : * L’introduction en bourse de Facebook a des implications très importantes. *

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter

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Some of the topics we discuss include: * “Twitter News Network&# or TNN describes how Twitter is now a news distribution media, dramatically increasing the speed of news, with most news hitting Twitter within 40 seconds. * Flipboard, paper.li, Twittertim.es, Geneio and so on are seeking to filter Twitter and social media. Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

"Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope" (Huberman & Romero)

Mark Oehlert

Abstract : " Scholars, advertisers and political activists see massive online social networks as a representation of social interactions that can be used to study the propagation of ideas, social bond dynamics and viral marketing, among others. But the linked structures of social networks do not reveal actual interactions among people. Tags: Learning/Web 2.0

Keynote: Social Media in Fashion Retailing

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Tomorrow morning I am giving a keynote to the managers of a national shopping center group about the power of social media in retail, focused on fashion. The Power of Social Media in Retail. The presentation covers three domains: The Social Landscape : A quick overview of the role of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr in fashion retailing. Social Media Strategy : A run through our well-known Social Media Strategy Framework in the context of fashion.

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

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At the bottom of the post Ana has put a great set of links to resources on serendipity – check them out if you want some happy accidents… Future of business Future of humanity Influence Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0Serendipity is for me a deeply meaningful word.

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

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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. Newsgator’s Social Sites product specifically integrates activities from across applications into streams , and Jive also has launched activity streams within its suite of products, among many moves from leading enterprise social software players. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

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

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In contrast to most social networks, Twitter provides a space for unbounded conversation. 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. Living Networks was all about the birth of the global brain and how the networks were coming to life. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

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This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0

Where Google+ needs to go: Why we need to be able to follow parts of people’s personas

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The centrality and ease of use of the Circles feature means Google+ is a significant step forward in social networking. Given the degree of maturity of social networking today, this is one of the critical issues in seeing its value continue to increase. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0It has been a key platform in its initial success. The Circles feature enables people to selectively share content.

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

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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. Enterprise 2.0

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

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Drawing on a new Pew Internet report on Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults , The New York Times headline is: Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter. Third , young people under 18 are certainly not drifting to Twitter, but to social networks such as Facebook. It wasn’t long ago that social media was seen as a young person’s game. Social media Social networks Social trends Web 2.0

The state of expert networks and the rising role of LinkedIn

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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.

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

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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. Social media, used well, provides an opportunity to build relationships in a world in which most financial services are executed online. Smaller banks are strongly behind in their social media presence. * Only CBA promotes its social media presence on its official website.