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

Ross Dawson

Continuing our series of conversations on the future with Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency and myself, here we discuss the future of Twitter. TNN will be bigger than CNN, including video and audio on Twitter, produced by the masses with rich filtering. * Enterprise 2.0

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

Ross Dawson

Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. It now seems strange to me that I was such a late starter compared to many other connected folk, given that Twitter is now so central to my life. The primary reason I held off getting started on Twitter was that I felt that my blog was my primary space for content sharing, and I didn’t want to divide my limited spare attention across platforms. I now know that blogs and Twitter are highly complementary.

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Web 2.0 Corporate Access

Clark Quinn

I’ve been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 This is resulting in some pretty interesting data such as the Web 2.0 Well I can help answer the question about access to YouTube and other Web 2.0 What somewhat surprised me is how much other sites are being blocked: Twitter 11.5% survey. Tools Used in corporations.

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

Ross Dawson

Interestingly Tumblr’s dramatic rise (+183% over the last year) has taken it to overtake Twitter in time spent online. 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.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

When I wrote Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Intriguingly, I am hearing that some companies are using Twitter as a free enterprise microblogging platform, using protected accounts. Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

Keynote: Social Media in Fashion Retailing

Ross Dawson

The presentation covers three domains: The Social Landscape : A quick overview of the role of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr in fashion retailing. Influence Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

” As it turned I wasn’t the last person on the planet to join Twitter, but in my blog post about my arrival on Twitter I reported how I thought Twitter would take away from the limited time I was able to carve out for bloggging, which was my top priority. I have long spent more time on Twitter than I do blogging, however they are marvellous complements. Twitter information exposure leads to blog posts, and blog posts can be shared on Twitter.

Keynote: Building Business in a Connected World

Ross Dawson

Business relationships Cloud Crowdsourcing Influence Keynote speaker Reputation Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

One of the reasons I love Twitter so much is that it provides a rich substrate for serendipitous connections. A majority of the worthwhile connections I make these days come from Twitter. I think that those who immerse themselves in Twitter intrinsically understand serendipity.

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

Ross Dawson

It seems very unlikely that Twitter will seek to become a broad-based social network. Mobile Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Today 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. I think the degree of uncertainty on this front is too high to make a firm prediction.

Keynote slides: Building Success in a Connected World

Ross Dawson

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.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

That’s short for a phrase that kept coming up in conversation when he was writing Enterprise 2.0. Salesforce.com’s Chatter began its life as in-house Twitter. Activity streams, like Twitter, so I know what’s going on and what people are talking about. Third post in a series.

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

It is case by case as to whether social tools such as Facebook or Twitter should be banned or enabled, depending on its relevance to the job being performed – in many cases they do support value creation. Peter Williams of Deloitte will only hire people who have strong Twitter profiles.

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

Ross Dawson

Twitter’s success is founded on its simplicity, including the very simple premise of choosing to follow others’ updates. Facebook, which had previously focused far more on profiles, quickly learned from Twitter and is now based on following friends, brands, and groups. Tibbr allows staff to pull in their personal streams such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into the. I know many masters of Twitter and other consumer social tools. Cloud Enterprise 2.0

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

Ross Dawson

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. The biggest users of Twitter are 18-24 year olds, however older people are also major users.

The 90-9-1 Collaboration Paradox: Org’s Should Aim To Reverse It

Dan Pontefract

Gartner published some worldwide summative data in 2010 that outlined the perceived importance of traditional communication technologies and 2.0 They are the individuals who, at a 0% collaboration level, are simply ‘aware’ of the 2.0 tools (Twitter, Discussion Forums, Openness, etc.)

The Question: What is the most interesting thing you came across today?

Ross Dawson

Twitter has moved from asking ‘what are you doing now?’ ’, and now describes itself as an ‘ information network ‘ The Twitter News Network is a manifestation of the global brain , in which we create value for others by contributing to the visibility and availability of high-value information. While many contribute nothing of value to Twitter, many extraordinarily talented and interesting contributors are doing what they can to add value to others.

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

Ross Dawson

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%). * The average Fortune 100 company has almost 15,000 followers on their Twitter account, almost 3x a year earlier, and over 150,000 likes on Facebook. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

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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.

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

Here is an excerpt from the article on mini-blogging: The popularity of Twitter in part reflects a desire for immediate gratification in posting and consumption of information. Traditional blogs are too much work for most people, and Twitter is certainly not for everyone.

Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

Running the site’s social media, including Twitter and Facebook, to build relationships and visibility. Good understanding of and experience with social media including Twitter. - (Ideally) Understand wireframing and able to work with designers and developers. - (Ideally) Excellent research and highly structured report writing capabilities.

Insights into the evolution of Klout’s algorithm

Ross Dawson

We know that Twitter followers is not a very good indication of influence. Reputation Social media Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0The rise of the reputation economy is one of the most important trends of our time. As such, like it or hate it, Klout’s role as probably the most prominent influence engine today means it is useful to track its structure and mechanisms. Klout today unveiled a major change to its algorithm and scores.

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

Ross Dawson

DET CEO Michael Coutts-Trotter embraced social media, including using Twitter and creating a number of YouTube videos. . They launched a parent resource program SchoolAtoZ , which includes a website, Twitter account , Facebook page , and a mobile app (both iPhone and Android though virtually all downloads have been iOS), which has been selected by Apple as a featured app. Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

A number of recent events suggest a potentially significant evolution of Web 2.0 Those who fail to notice these early signals may find themselves sidelined as Web 2.0 Om Malik did a posting late last week on “Web 2.0: The Web 2.0 Web 2.0

Techmeme: The power of the headline

Ross Dawson

The rise of the web has had a big impact on headline writing, not least for search optimization, but also increasingly for aggregation. Tip Techmeme on Twitter. Influence Technology trends Web 2.0I first wrote about Techmeme over 5 years ago. Today Techmeme remains the reference point for what’s hot in technology news.

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

Ross Dawson

Collaboration Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0A few days ago Arie Goldshlager pointed me to the fantastic video below of Giam Swiegers, CEO of Deloitte Australia, talking about the company’s use of micro-blogging.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

A smaller proportion of companies will find that micro-blogging and status updates provide a very effective way of communicating on some tasks, given that many of their staff are familiar with tools such as Twitter and Facebook. Ross Dawson is Chairman of international consulting firm Advanced Human Technologies and author of books including Implementing Enterprise 2.0. Enterprise 2.0 Future of business Social media Social networks 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

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

Ross Dawson

When you start believing that every conscious thought that passes through your head deserves a public stream posting then you start entering into a world of conversational arrogance (the land of Twitter). That creates a motivation to keep posting even when you don’t have anything to say or to generate discussions, whether they’re Twitter hash tags or Google+ discussions. Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: What is Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Redux » What is Web 2.0? Listening to the wide-ranging conversations regarding the Web 2.0 Unfortunately, as the Wikipedia entry on Web 2.0 Google AdSense is Web 2.0. Ofoto is Web 1.0; Flickr is Web 2.0." Web 2.0

Creating social TV: lessons along the way

Ross Dawson

I do think that social TV needs to go beyond trawling through Twitter feeds for comments – that is not the best use of the medium. Future of media Social media Twitter Web 2.0

Beijing social media/ future of media meetup on May 19

Ross Dawson

While I’m in Beijing I’m keen to catch up with any local folks on Twitter/ Weibo/ social media and those interested in the future of media. Future of media Social media Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0I’m in Beijing next week to do the keynote at the AICD conference on How Technology is Transforming Business and guest lecture at Beijing Foreign Studies University on The End of Newspapers and Future of News.

Web 3.0: It Should Be About Transferrable Identity

Dan Pontefract

A well-established research firm recently asked for my thoughts on Web 3.0. Whereas in the telecom space, there is consensus with the definitions of 2G, 3G, 3G+ and 4G networks, I’m not entirely certain if Web 3.0 Opinions of an actual Web 3.0 Web 2.0 learning 2.0

Navigating with Twitter Mosaic

Jay Cross

Depicting one’s Twitter Mosaic appears to be the Twitter flavor of the month. Followers: Get your twitter mosaic here. …and the followed: Get your twitter mosaic here. I dislike dealing with people who look like this: Web 2.0For Twitterati, this could be a handy way to message a follower. Point-and-shoot for direct messaging. I wish I could ask GoogleReader to generate a map like this for the RSS feeds I follow.

Navigating with Twitter Mosaic

Jay Cross

Depicting one’s Twitter Mosaic appears to be the Twitter flavor of the month. Followers: Get your twitter mosaic here. …and the followed: Get your twitter mosaic here. I dislike dealing with people who look like this: Web 2.0For Twitterati, this could be a handy way to message a follower. Point-and-shoot for direct messaging. I wish I could ask GoogleReader to generate a map like this for the RSS feeds I follow.

Secrets of Working Smarter

Jay Cross

One of the things I like best about Twitter is the collegial, friendly fire-ish banter among L & D professionals. As I said on Twitter one night, “I am 93.2% Informal Learning Meta-Learning Metrics of organizational learning Web 2.0Learning Solutions Magazine.

"Six ways to make Web 2.0 work" (McKinsey Quarterly)

Mark Oehlert

So I am actually generally impressed by the McKinsey Quarterly and particularly their Web site. I noticed them integrating feeds, widgets and now Twitter responses to their articles from early on.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Twitter

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Literary Style By The Numbers | Main | OpenSocial » Twitter Okay, I caved. Im twittering. The interface is much cleaner and Twitter's apps don't work that great with Vista. SBJ via Twitter follow me on Twitter The Basics Im a father of three boys, husband of one wife, and author of five books. Why The Web Is Like A Rain Forest. Discover column on Web 2.0.

Twitter TechSmith LinkedIn Learning Strategy

Tony Karrer

The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0 Hot List - May 8, 2009 to May 15, 2009 Once again, used eLearning Learning to generate a list of the best from last week. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

A lot of us don’t love that Twitter is limited to very short messages and Facebook connections are symmetric (if you’re my Fbook friend, I’m automatically yours), so G+ tackles these limitations.