Category Archives: Social Computing

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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The ART of Collaboration (2)

Collaboration is at the heart of social networking and the bedrock for effective knowledge sharing. More and more organisations have recognised that encouraging collaboration between staff, stakeholders and customers will enable co-design, co-production and opportunities for innovation to emerge. Continue reading

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New Paradigms For Collaboration & Knowledge Sharing

The world of social interaction, fuelled by the plethora of social media tools, has opened up new opportunities to learn and share. Classroom training is no longer an essential part of learning and development. We can now tap into the collective wisdom of peers and experts as and when we need. Skilling ourselves for a challenging and volatile environment is a personal responsibility – we can’t rely on others, including the people and organisations we work for. Continue reading

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Say No To Internet Explorer 6 (IE6)

I’ve often wondered why there isn’t more of a groundswell of discontent amongst users who have no other choice but to use Internet Explorer version 6 (IE6) as their interface to the web world. I’m thinking primarily of public sector … Continue reading

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Discovering the value of Social Networks and Communities of Practice

There has been much written about measuring the value of online communities such as Social Networks or Communities of Practice.  However, most pundits tend to think of measuring value from a purely financial perspective, i.e. the Return on Investment (ROI).  … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Social Media Will Not Replace Email

Email is here to stay – long live email?  Here are some reasons why email is not going to disappear soon: 1. People still send hand-written letters via snail mail, even though they could instead make a phone call, send … Continue reading

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Knowledge Hub – part 1

This is the first opportunity I’ve had to write anything about the Knowledge Hub (Khub) Advisory Group meeting that took place last week (17th September) in London, though a number of my colleagues have been pretty active in the blogosphere … Continue reading

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Taxonomies and Folksonomies

Thanks to Steve Wheeler (aka @timbuckteeth) for picking up the conversation I started on Twitter  where I defined a Taxonomist as: One who organizes information in ways that make sense to content providers, rather that content users. Steve’s riposte was … Continue reading

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US Now film now online

For anyone that has been following the US Now project the film is now online to watch. For anyone else this is the background: In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power? Us Now is … Continue reading

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Is social networking learning?

Great post by Shannon Turlington on the question of whether social networking is learning.  A point often missed in this debate is the serendipity inherent in social networking that enables you to discover new knowledge – i.e. we don’t know … Continue reading

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