Author Archives: Steve Dale

About Steve Dale

Stephen Dale is both an evangelist and practitioner in the use of Web 2.0 technologies and Social Media applications to support personal development and knowledge sharing. He has a deep understanding of how systems and technology can be used to support learning and facilitate smarter working, where connections and conversations are the key to self-development and creativity within the organisation.

Influence: What Are Tools Like Klout Really Measuring?

See on Scoop.it – The Social Web A very interesting comparison of several measurement tools and what they really measure. [note mg] For marketers, PR professionals and customer service teams, personal influence measurement tools can save time and help facilitate … Continue reading

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The ART of Collaboration (reprise)

I will be giving a talk to delegates from the Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN) next week on the topic of “Gamification” (the integration of game principles and dynamics into non-game contexts in order to encourage participation).  This reminded me … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice – What I’ve Learnt

I  was recently asked  by a colleague to share some “words of wisdom” about what I’d learnt from 9 years of consultancy projects that involved setting up Communities of Practice. I could have written an essay on this topic (and … Continue reading

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What’s the point of Jelly?

I have to admit I’m attracted to anything new and shiny, and particularly products and services that aim to create or propagate value through networks and networking. I was therefore intrigued by the recent launch of Jelly, which has the … Continue reading

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Online Information Conference & Show Closes

As reported in a brief statement posted to the Online Information Conference website, there will not be an exhibition or conference this year, 2014, with no certainty that it will re-appear in the future. Another victim of these austere times … Continue reading

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5 New Year resolutions that might make you more interesting (or less annoying).

Having trouble deciding what your New Year resolution should be? Looking for something challenging, or maybe even life changing? Here’s a few behaviour changes to ponder, any one of which would potentially improve my own social media/social networking experience and … Continue reading

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Semantic, linked and smart data – predictions for 2014

See the full article on Scoop.it – Data & Informatics Quite a lot to digest here, though the overall sentiment is positive for development and innovation around open and linked data. Actual products as opposed to proofs, pilots and concepts. … Continue reading

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13 Social Media Statistics For 2013

Useful to see where we are with Social Media as we approach the end of the year (2013). Nothing too surprising here, i.e. the numbers just get bigger. Key statistics and trends from the Infographic: 30 percent of traffic from … Continue reading

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Corporate Memory and Personal Knowledge Management – A Dichotomy?

A presentation for the Managing Partners’ Forum. Separating the needs of the individual and those of then organisation has always been an issue for KM and Learning. At times these needs align, sometimes they need to be reconciled and at other times they diverge, particularly when an individual moves to another organisation. The presentation looks specifically at the changing nature of organisations and the emergent power of networks and networking. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is a competence we must all learn in order to remain relevant to our organisation. But who ultimately “owns” the ‘corporate’ knowledge that we gather through the workplace networks we nurture and sustain, and do the organisations we work for even recognise the importance of these networks as places for continual learning, knowledge sharing and incubators for innovation? Continue reading

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Knowledge Hub User Consultation: the importance of UI and UX

It’s not about what the technology can do; it’s how you use it. The importance of focusing on the user experience (UX) rather than how many features you can add. Continue reading

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