Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

Will social software startups "collapse into the orbit" of the big vendors?

Dion Hinchcliffe

With Microsoft finally making a major acquisition move in social software, are we now seeing the roll up of the entire social business industry? Or is this just an minor story in a vast parade of change when it comes to how enterprises are moving to social software

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

Ross Dawson

Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote at the Sydney launch of Tibbr , the new social enterprise offering from TIBCO. Social media-style interface. Marc Benioff of Salesforce once asked “why isn’t all enterprise software like Facebook?&#. It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of social media over the last decade and the trial and error discovery of what works. Part of the solution is in training people in how to use social media well.

Applications and Theory of Educational Social Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Social Software session Terry Anderson Independent study - type I for information type study Collaborative - Distance Education - Type C Social software fits somewhere in the middle - allows collaboration, but also things like tagging, the search and sort thing that we're used to. metaphor: wisdom of crowds In the middle of these: personal learning environment (social learning 2.0) We depend on social connections.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

"Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

This article investigates the use of social software applications in digital library environments. It examines the use of blogging software as an interface to digital library content stored in a separate repository. ( LINK ).

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

Emerging tech is transforming the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that''s nothing compared to what''s coming. Big Data Cloud Consumerization Hardware Mobility

Emerging tech is transforming the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that''s nothing compared to what''s coming. Emerging Tech

Emerging tech is transforming the workplace

Dion Hinchcliffe

While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that''s nothing compared to what''s coming. Emerging Tech

Enterprise 2.0, Finally?

Andy McAfee

Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.0, It’s hard to get the tools right — useful and simple software is viciously hard to make.

Connected Learning in the Workplace: the next generation of learning practices

Jane Hart

A recent article in Wired Magazine, Collaboration and Conversation: The next generation of working practices summarises it nicely “Today’s enterprises are seeing and experiencing the value of both social software and cloud-based content collaboration systems. Social learning

Enterprise 2.0, Finally?

Andy McAfee

Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s readying a version of its social software for workplaces got me thinking about Enterprise 2.0, It’s hard to get the tools right — useful and simple software is viciously hard to make.

Links for 2008-09-09 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

SocialTech: Open Source Social Software. WebWorkerDaily » Archive 3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively « WebWorkerDaily » Archive 20 Different Ways to Manage Your To Dos «

An enterprise-wide vision for social business: SAP's new take

Dion Hinchcliffe

Earlier today software giant SAP unveiled their latest vision for enterprise social software, along with an integrated set of functional offerings that focus on delivering targeted business value. CIO Collaboration Enterprise Software IT Priorities SAP Software Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 success: Yum! Brands

Dion Hinchcliffe

Overcome the organizational challenges to geographic distribution is one of the primary use cases for enterprise social software. brands rolled out social networking to virtually all of their corporate back office workers Part 5 in our ten part series on Enterprise 2.0 success stories explores how global fast food leader Yum!

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? What sort could such software bestow? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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Enterprise 2.0 success: Yum! Brands

Dion Hinchcliffe

Overcoming the organizational challenges to geographic distribution of employees is one of the primary use cases for enterprise social software. brands rolled out social networking to virtually all of their corporate back office workers. Part 5 in our ten part series on Enterprise 2.0 success stories explores how global fast food leader Yum! Collaboration

Should professional social networks make a play for the enterprise?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social software has been making its way into the enterprise for a while, but usually from vendors that are experts at enterprise needs. Now it appears that professional social networks on the Internet will make an attempt at the space. What will this mean given that they already have a large percentage of your workers using their services externally today, yet little practical enterprise experience

Social suites vs. apps: The tension between bloat and refinement

Dion Hinchcliffe

For many, the giant size of today’s social software suites is too much, while the simple functional focus of individual social apps isn’t enough. The answer partially lies in how control of IT software selection and acquisition is going to change over the next half decade How can enterprises best cope with this bloat vs. refinement divide?

Finding the right person within your organization

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social software that delivers insight into the community can help by making it easier to find the right person. Understanding who knows what inside today’s modern organizations can be an exercise in frustration, especially when you’re trying to get things accomplished in tight timelines.

The promise and challenges of Benioff's social enterprise vision

Dion Hinchcliffe

Salesforce’s Marc Benioff continued his now-epic stream of social business thought leadership at this week’s Dreamforce 2011 in San Francisco. The messaging is certainly world class and the slew of announcements this week will address many of the shortcomings or features gaps in its social software product line.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software. An analyst reports that her company’s research finds that only 30% of U.S. companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year.

The Facebook imperative for enterprise software

Dion Hinchcliffe

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, the well-known CRM and cloud computing company (and now soon-to-be social software vendor) wrote a guest post on TechCrunch late last week making the case for “why enterprise software should take its cues from Facebook and become more social.” What then does this mean for the future of IT and what impacts will social computing ultimately have on the enterprise. Cloud Enterprise Software Hardware Social Enterprise Virtualization

Data From The Edge

Andy McAfee

Deloitte’s Center for the Edge has just published a report titled “Social Software for Business Performance.&# Alcoa put in place Traction Software’s wiki tool to reduce the amount of time spent on compliance activities.

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Learnerprise 2.0: Why Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 Should Align

Dan Pontefract

Most of the dollars are spent on formal events such as ILT classroom and eLearning rather than informal and social learning concepts or initiatives. Ironically, the real benefit is felt moreso during informal and/or social learning exchanges. as: the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers&#. formal informal learnerprise social

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

Maxim Weinstein responded in an email to my post about what the social structure of the Internet looked like before Facebook, making the insightful point that Facebook meets the four criteria Clay Shirky listed for social software in his 2003 keynote at eTech. Groups are important because they enable social ties to thicken, which means they’re especially useful now to mitigate the Brownian motion of sociality on the Internet.

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Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

Marcus Brown’s tweet exegesiseses

David Weinberger

Marcus Brown parodies twitter, social software and literary criticism rather savagely and very funnily , picking on some of the leading twitterers. And the fact that his first video shows him pondering Cluetrain is not exactly an endorsement of Cluetrain.) Sure, it’s unfair to pick a handful of tweets out of context, and twitterers don’t claim to be writing deathless literature. Nevertheless … well, make up your own mind. Thanks for the link, RageBoy !).

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated.

Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent

Luis Suarez

Over the last couple of days, two rather interesting, and noteworthy, articles over at Technology Review , written rather nicely by Erica Naone , have been making the rounds out there on Social Web around Enterprise 2.0 An employee reconceived the service, adding better social features.

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Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

Of all the social media platforms microblogging is the most akin to conversation,” he said. in January 2009, I included in the “Tools” section Wikis, Blogs, Social Networks, RSS and Syndication, Social Bookmarking, and Microblogging.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

Details regarding cognitive processes, teacher actions, learner mindsets, design models, and social interaction remain rudimentary. But, whether connectivism or by some other name, a social networked model of learning is our future. The artifact serves as a social learning object. Yahoo groups, Friendster, and other early social software didn’t fully live up to the vision of the mesh , but they enabled communication.

Whose Connectivism?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. I don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his.

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

you are now part of a giant social network, or of multiple clusters of networks and communities, who trust you just as much as you trust them, so there is no need to fear being left out. . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

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

Ross Dawson

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?

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – Get Social, Do Business!

Luis Suarez

Another week on the road has just gone by without me hardly ever noticing it, as I was doing some more business travelling to both Madrid and Barcelona, meeting up with customers to talk further on around the subject of Social Computing and Social Software Adoption.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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

Ross Dawson

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

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

and Social Computing Guidelines and why you would still need them ) I guess it’s now a good time to talk further along about the next pillar in the framework: Building a Solid Library of Use Cases. .