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Social Media Revolution 2013

Social Media Revolution 2013

I’ve been following Erik Qualman’s Social Media Revolution series since the first one I saw back in 2010. The numbers just keep getting bigger! Previous versions: Social Media Revolution 2010 Social Media Revolution 2011 Social Media Revolution 2012   Feel free to share…

Knowledge Hub Hotseat (transcript)

Knowledge Hub Hotseat (transcript)

The following is a transcript of the Knowledge Hub ‘Hot Seat’ on-line question and answer session that took place on 26th February 2010 on the IDeA CoP Platform. Further information about the Knowledge Hub is available at: http://www.local.gov.uk/knowledgehub Video Transcript: Just a brief introduction to the knowledge hub. Have you ever had problems finding information amongst all over conversations going on out in the virtual world? Yes you can do a Google search and you might be lucky and find…

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The value of storytelling as a knowledge sharing technique

The value of storytelling as a knowledge sharing technique

I’ve decided to start capturing more examples of storytelling practice as part of my mission to ‘legitimise’ this as a valid knowledge management/knowledge sharing technique for the public sector. It’s a particular feature of the strategy behind the UK local government Knowledge Hub, a project I’m working on for the IDeA and which will leverage Web 2.0 technologies and social networking to support and develop good/next practice for local service improvement. More about this project in a later post. I’ve…

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Twitter Search in Plain English

Twitter Search in Plain English

Maybe nothing new here for the seasoned Twitter user, but as always, Lee Lefever does a great job in putting across fairly complex concepts in a simple ‘matter of fact’ way. This new video from CommonCraft covers Twitter Search, and for anyone who wants to know more about ‘trends’ and ‘hashtags’ then look no further, all is explained here. If you want to see more of the CommonCraft ‘Simple English’ videos, subscribe to the CommonCraft channel on YouTube. Feel free…

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US Now film now online

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 a documentary film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the Internet. Us Now tells the stories of online networks that are challenging the existing notion of hierarchy.  For the first time, it brings together the fore-most thinkers…

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The world wide web in plain English

The world wide web in plain English

Another ‘plain English’ video to from Lee Lefever in his inimitable style making complex subjects easy to understand for the layperson. This one gives a short explanation of what makes the World Wide Web work: browsers, packets, servers and links. Feel free to share…

Clay Shirky – learn from stories and not lists of best practices

Clay Shirky – learn from stories and not lists of best practices

David Wilcox over at Socialreporter has managed to grab a few minutes of air time from Clay Shirky – author of Here Comes Everybody – at the Online Information 2008 event.  David asked Clay what would be the best way to investigate how Web 2.0 technologies bring real change? Clay suggested that the best way to find what works might be to look at what hasn’t … and go for stories rather than lists of “best practices”. There’s an interesting…

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Communities of Practice Explained

Communities of Practice Explained

Michael Norton, a colleague at IDeA has put this great little video clip together explaining Communities of Practice. It makes specific reference to CoPs in local government, but the concepts are generic to any CoP. It does what it says on the tin – enjoy! Feel free to share…