The point of Web 2.0 is its problem

David Weinberger

I liked this post by in the Guardian by John Naughton about the future of Web 2.0, and I’m always delighted to be mention in the same paragraph as Paul Graham , but I want to keep insisting that Web 2.0 was not the moment when the Web moved from publishing platform to social platform. One of the main points of Cluetrain (1999) was in fact that the Web from its beginning was thrilling us because it was a social place, a set of conversations, a party.

Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

One of the barriers commonly cited during my presentations around eLearning 2.0 (use use of Web 2.0 / social media for work and learning) is that organizations often have not established their policies or guidelines around the use of these tools. I think IBM's policy is a pretty good starting point: IBM Social Computing Guidelines Other company policies or discussions of guidelines I've seen around blogging, social media, web 2.0:

Trending Sources

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 survey. Tools Used in corporations. One of the comments I received on Network Effects - YouTube - Video Blogs and More that had a video hosted on YouTube was: We see and hear more and more about corporate content published on YouTube.

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

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Study 142

How to make money from crowdsourcing: A framework for Crowd Business Models

Ross Dawson

Crowdsourcing Entrepreneurship Future of business Uncategorized Web 2.0I think one of the most valuable aspects of our newly-launched book Getting Results From Crowds is the analysis of Crowd Business Models.

How To 142

The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

Ross Dawson

Future of media Technology trends Web 2.0Yesterday I did the kick-off presentation and workshop at a strategy planning session of a major online media company. The intent was to provide some different perspectives on trends in digital media as input to their deliberations.

Search 135

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

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Continuing our series of conversations on the future with Gerd Leonhard of The Futures Agency and myself, here we discuss the future of Twitter.

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

Ross Dawson

Australia Global economy Social media Social networks Social trends Uncategorized Web 2.0On 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.

Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society

Ross Dawson

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 2.0

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

When I wrote Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

Social Media Strategy Framework: Explanation and guide

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Social media Social networks Web 2.0Our 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.

Web 2.0 Expo

Jay Cross

Since this is half an O’Reilly gig, I wonder why it still has the Web 2.0 Didn’t Tim O’Reilly tell us it was morphing into Web Squared ? Web 2.0May 3-5. San Francisco. Internet Time Alliance will be there. For the free part.

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Reputation Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? Very likely significantly more than you were getting just a few months ago. LinkedIn reached 100 million users in March. As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network.

Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0 If so, also have a look at the free chapters from Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Return on Investment for Enterprise 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required.

The extraordinary personal value of the web: $140 billion is the tip of the iceberg

Ross Dawson

How much value do you get from the web? We may quibble about the cost of bandwidth and online services, and in some cases we should, but the reality is the value we get from connectivity and web-based services is massive. Social media Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0

Tips 86

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0This 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.

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

Ross Dawson

Australia Enterprise 2.0 Financial services Social media Social networks Technology trends Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0

5 facets of employees’ increasing technology expectations

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0Earlier this week I spoke at an excellent event organized by Canon for the CIOs of major organizations. During an extended lunch, a diverse range of ‘celebrities’ including TV personalities, authors, and musicians gave short presentations. I spoke about how the evolving intersection of technology and society is shaping employees’ expectations, particularly in the technology they can use.

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. As the web turns social, has changed its mission to “leading the shift to the Social Enterprise,” and that’s where it’s proving its forward-thinking nature.

Every business document should be in the cloud and concurrently editable

Ross Dawson

Cloud Collaboration Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Web 2.0I’m at the Melbourne Google Enterprise Atmosphere on Tour event , the first of 25 events around the world. I am doing the keynote on The Evolution of Business at the Melbourne and Sydney events, giving an external perspective which happens to be highly aligned with the Google vision. The event included a Google Apps demo.

5 things to tweet and 5 things NOT to tweet

Ross Dawson

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.


Jay Cross

Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook. Working together is how things get done. This free, open, crowd-sourced wiki-book shows us the best ways to get there. I’m glad I was on the team that created it.

Moving the CIO to the heart of strategy

Ross Dawson

Cloud Enterprise 2.0 Technology trends Uncategorized Web 2.0

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Social media Web 2.0Last week I was part of a panel on the SkyBusiness Technology Behind Business program discussing corporate social media policies, comprised of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Adrienne Unkovitch of Workplace Guardian, and myself.

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

Ross Dawson

Cloud Enterprise 2.0 Keynote speaker Social media Web 2.0Earlier this week I gave the opening keynote at the Sydney launch of Tibbr , the new social enterprise offering from TIBCO. I hope to have the video of my presentation up before long. Before the event I summarized some of the very positive commentary on Tibbr since the San Francisco launch two weeks ago. It’s now time to offer my own thoughts. Here is what I think is most interesting and important about Tibbr.

Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media and Future Organizations

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Keynote speaker Professional services Social media Twitter Web 2.0This morning I am giving the external keynote at a closed conference for senior client executives run by a major professional services firm.

‘Aussie mafia’ sets up the “biggest startup hub in Silicon Valley”

Ross Dawson

Australia Technology trends Web 2.0News just in that Elias Bizannes of Startup Bus fame is helping setting up Startup House, a 36,000 square foot space in San Francisco’s hopping SoMa district where entrepreneurs will live as well as run startups.

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

Keynote: Social Media in Fashion Retailing

Ross Dawson

Influence Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Tomorrow 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. Here are the slides for my keynote.

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

Ross Dawson

Others have used social software and the tools of Enterprise 2.0 Thanks to Dominique Turcq ‘s The Fractal Nature of Enterprise 2.0 Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0 Future of business Future of work Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Launch of Future of the CIO framework

Ross Dawson

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.

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 collaboration 90-9-1 lurking organization web 2.0

In the future libraries may die, but they will be reborn

Ross Dawson

Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0The future of libraries is a rich and fascinating topic. It’s over 10 years now since I first gave a keynote on the topic, to an an audience of over 1,200 members of the Australian Libraries and Information Association conference. In 2007 I gained notoriety on the topic when Richard Watson and I put libraries at 2019 in our Extinction Timeline , and have been drawn into strategy sessions with a number of major libraries since then.

Where news website traffic comes from: Google vs Facebook

Ross Dawson

Future of media Influence Social media Web 2.0The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has recently released some very interesting research on Navigating News Online , digging into how people navigate to news sites and what takes them away.

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

Ross Dawson

Collaboration Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0I caught up with some of the Yammer team this morning, including Chief Customer Officer David Obrand, while they are in town for the Yammer on Tour series. . I was particularly interested in talking with them about Yammer’s shift to activity streams.

Web 2.0

Tony Karrer

Posts related to Web 2.0: Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0 Personal Learning and Personal Learning Environments Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary Web 2.0 Tools, Networks and Community (Individuals vs. Collective) Web 2.0 Tool - Great Collaboration Example Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

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

Ross Dawson

Social media Social networks Twitter Web 2.0Earlier today I noticed it’s three years since my life on Twitter began. At the time I wrote about my belated entry to Twitterland. 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.

Revisiting the future of PR

Ross Dawson

Future of media Influence Professional services Social media Uncategorized Web 2.0For many reasons PR (or perhaps rather what PR could be) is close to the center of my interests. As we shift to a world driven by social media and influence networks, arguably the PR industry has the best background and capabilities to help organizations deal with the new challenges and opportunities that are emerging.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

Enterprise 2.0 Future of media Social media Twitter Uncategorized Web 2.0 It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. It is interesting to look at my posts from October 2002 , in which I reflected on some of the earlier signs of the networks coming to life. The original blog was on the book website, but a couple of years later I moved it to this domain,

Six trends for 2011 and beyond on how businesses can tap the power of the web

Ross Dawson

The very dynamic Adam Franklin and Toby Jenkins of Bluewire Media recently did a video interview of me, asking me about the trends driving how the web will shape business. What do you see the future of the web being for businesses?