Share ideas that matter on the social web and experience
the benefits of curating the world's best content.
I don't have a Facebook, a Twitter or a LinkedIn account
If you are a blogger or if you have an online business, then you must be on social media. Much can be said about Twitter. You come across a ton of posts providing tips, tricks and different strategies to get you followers and retweets.
(From the article): Well in order to maximize your Twitter presence and get some fresh traffic, sometimes you have to steer away from commonly adopted norms. Here are six truths about Twitter that you have to accept if you want to improve your productivity and results:
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence brings together faculty from across MIT to conduct research on how new communications technologies are changing they way people work together.
An interesting looking kind of annotated bibiliography about collective intelligence.
Need to dig deeper and have a better understanding in how to use for my work in knowledge management and community building!
“Everyone is a born leader … We were all leaders until we were sent to school to be commanded, controlled, and taught to do likewise.” – Dee Hock – via @Jan Höglund
Some great quotes here.
We need to move past the limitations and confusion associated with the characterization of the new direction that businesses are taking as “social.”
I received an email from my friend at CIO Journal just as I boarded a United flight from Mexico City to San Francisco.
The most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. By using social technologies, companies can raise the productivity of knowledge workers by 20 to 25 percent.
For teams or workgroups to be effective and competitive they must, 1) understand their customers’ requirements and the frequent changes to those requirements, 2) take action and be fully cognizant of the consequences of those actions, both intended...
As you ramp up your organization’s social engagement, you’re going to need all hands on deck to fully take advantage of its potential.
Which of the nine types of teammates are you? Take our collaborator quiz to develop both stronger teams and leadership skills.
Apparently I'm a ringleader...sorry to have got you into this!!
I have not taken it yet, but will and look forward to it.
A new study has shown that Generation X value very different leadership qualities to their departing peers. How can organisations prepare and shift? (#Leadership will have to change.
Anyone in the working world knows this: Meetings are as hard to kill off as a supervillain in a James Bond film.
Very authoritative study.
This is a great question. The article includes a 160 page PDF article.
Really interesting article on the future of collaboration and communication.Can't wait to try the 3D immersive environments in particular.
Our social environment is hierarchical and we can all guess roughly where we and others lie in this hierarchy. It rarely needs to be stated explicitly – a boss does not need to remind his employee that he’s the boss every day. Yet hierarchy acts in the background, like an invisible hand, modifying almost each of our interactions. It makes us more or less polite, familiar, or audacious with those people for whom each attitude is more or less appropriate.
How is leadership in a hyper-connected workplace different? It’s been an ongoing conversation here, as this comment by Stephen Downes, on leadership as an emergent property, provides a counterpoint to certain popular leadership literature, especially “great man” theories.
‘Leadership’ is the trait people who have been successful ascribe as the reason for their success.It is one of those properties that appears to be empirically unverifiable and is probably fictional.
(From the article): ‘Leadership’ is the trait people who have been successful ascribe as the reason for their success.
It is one of those properties that appears to be empirically unverifiable and is probably fictional.
A class brings together students from across Stanford to create and build products for some of the world's poorest people.
Great initiative from Stanford, making a reall difference while learning.
Anytime we include duct tape we will be successful. It requires we work together and at the same time, paradoxically, get out of each other's way.
By Nicole Frehsée An expert in the field of positive psychology explores the perks of bonding -- with everyone around you.
In her new book Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become, Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., suggests that true love isn't just about romance, companionship, or fondness; fundamentally, it springs from something she calls "micromoments of shared positive emotion." Fredrickson's research has found that such moments have the potential to lower our risk for disease and may even influence how our cells regenerate.
Ashoka's collaboration with the Peace Corps goes way back to when Sargent Shriver, the dynamic force behind the creation of the Peace Corps, provided thought leadership for the creation of Ashoka as a member of the Ashoka Council? Since then, based on the mutual values of service, leadership and community engagement, Ashoka fellows and Peace Corps volunteers have worked and learnt from each other.
As both organisations approach milestones in their journeys, Ashoka asks volunteers to help strengthen the bond. Read Peace Corps volunteer and Ashoka Fellow,Greg Van Kirk's experience here.
How do people learn, and how can they do it better in a constantly evolving context? These six channels are powerful players in how learners make meaning: identifying, decoding, evaluating, and sharing fluid media and information.
This is a great infographic and provides a beginning for where we need to go.
Interesting scoop on different learning channels.
Discover 60 of the freshest stats and facts on social media strategy, including Twitter integration for easy sharing!
O significado das mídias sociais, hoje!
Mooie aanvullingen en feitjes voor een goede preso!
Make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe.
It's a great organisation if you perceive yourself as a citizen of the world! Very rewarding to be a small part of it!
Donator since 2008, I just reloaned money I had been paid back by other entrepreneurs I lent to previously.
Care to help fight poverty, make good and do something useful, click the link and join me in Team Europe. - Pascal
I have rehearsed this scenario before, but try to imagine we live in a world where printed media had not been invented, and our only source of information and entertainment was the Internet.
Nic take for curators...
(From the article): I'd like the sense that someone of taste and discretion and experience has already whittled down the choices. (That's the problem with search engines, by the way - no taste!) The world needs editing - and yes, I use that word advisedly. Give me the cheeses that matter, offer me a wine list that's manageable. And put all the information that's raining down on us from cyberspace in a convenient, easy-to-handle form. Sorry, I never intended to be a defence of newspapers!
Would you like some wine?
Why cheese matters
A few weeks ago, I did something that truly scared me. I went to a tech networking event. While there are many people out there – especially in Silicon Valley – who live for building their network, it's not something I spend a lot ...
"The strength of our global society depends on the work of passionate innovators who can respond to the needs of our communities," said Timothy J. McClimon, president of American Express Foundation.
"These 45 young entrepreneurs have channeled their empathy and commitment to create solutions that are currently changing lives throughout North America."
"In partnership with American Express, Ashoka Changemakers recognizes the next generation of social entrepreneurs that will work to solve some of the world's most critical challenges."
Learn more about the American Express Emerging Innovators and their bootcamp with American Express executives, Ashoka Fellows and other thought leaders in the field of social innovation here
See the list of 45 innovators that have been recognized by American Express and Ashoka as future leaders of social change.
Excellent! Wonder what '20 will bring?
6this just says it alll
from current contents and reprint requests to now!
eugene garfield, what do you think of changes of scientific virtual networking?
I was wrong. One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul." It's a been a year now since I...
This is such an insightful and well written article. I really feel I got to know the "real" Paul. Thank you for going on this journey Paul. You certainly seem to have found your place in the world - I hope those connections stay strong for you.
The heart string-tugging video, created by Ogilvy & Mathers Brazil, has social and mainstream media buzzing. Here's why.
Many networking newbies have tendencies that inhibit building real relationships with their new contacts. The good news: it’s not that hard to fix. Here’s what you might not even realize you’re doing wrong—and what to do about it.