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  • SLACKER MANAGER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] FISH Philosophy Fun Video and Community
    found a fun video about the Fish Philosophy to share with you this week. It’s about 8 minutes. also found a free online community that you can join to learn more about how to integrate FISH! into your company or organization. One of the most fun articles was about choosing your attitude …and your attire. Do so in the comments box below. Share This.
  • SLACKER MANAGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Don’t Take A Facation!
     . Often when I have a day off, I say I’m going to stay out of my e-mail, my voicemail, and everything else, but I seldom do. Instead of taking a vacation, I take a facation. You know what I mean, don’t you? It’s a fake vacation. Today, I’m going to take a REAL vacation and only do what I want to do. How do you take a REAL vacation?
  • SLACKER MANAGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Get to Know Your Team
    Think fast: How much do you know about your team? Do you know…. What their spouse’s/significant other’s name is? Children’s name (or a pet’s name if that’s important to them)? Why they first looked at the job they’re currently in? Do they have any friends that work with them? Favorite sports team? Favorite TV show? Favorite book? Favorite movie?
  • SLACKER MANAGER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] 3 Keys to Effective Delegating for New Managers
    This is the second in a series of posts specifically for new managers from leadership expert Dan Erwin. This week’s post is all about delegating. While some might think delegating is a more experienced manager’s job, I think Dan makes a good argument as to why new manager’s especially need to get delegating. Join the crowd. .
  • SLACKER MANAGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
    [2009] Dream Manager
    Reader Shawn Gupta posed the following question: “I just read The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly, which talks about helping your employees achieve any of their important personal life goals. Which leaves me wondering - in your opinion, how directly related to the person’s work should that one thing be?”. What an excellent question! Share This.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
    [2009] 5th Anniversary
    On 19 February 2004, I went down the rabbit hole and started this blog: This is where I post my thoughts and comments on ideas, events or other writings that are of a professional interest to me. m also interested in the use of open source software platforms for learning. My personal knowledge base is now over 1,400 blog posts with +3,000 comments.
  • MARTIN DE SAULLES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
    [2009] Now that’s what I call service
    Just a quick post to say how impressed I am with the developer(s) behind Blogrollr.  Thanks to Fred Wilson for pointing Blogrollr out as a useful new tool.  It is a Firefox extension that tracks the blogs you are reading and gives a real-time update to anyone that is interested. You can see the result on the right of my blog. 
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Social networking or notworking?
    I just heard about a delightful blog posting, " Social Networking or Notworking? from the Open Forum blog. For small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers and professionals, it's become an especially sticky problem. We convince ourselves that online networking is important for marketing. It is not just personal, we tell ourselves. It is BUSINESS.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Newspapers and Web Design
    We are living in confusing times because we are living through the biggest change in human communications since the printing press, maybe the biggest change ever. You can see this in the small changes that happen as we leave an old technology for a new. It is clear that newspapers and magazines, even tv, are challenged by the web.
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Own a Successful English Football Team!
    Minor League Ebbsfleet United have a big day on their calendar on February 19th, with ownership of the club in the balance. The difference from all the other run of the mill sports stories is that the team are the world’s first and only web-community owned football club - 30,000 members in 122 countries. 25,000 memberships
  • JON HUSBAND  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Learning As a Way of Being … in Business and in Life
    Learning as a Way of Being - Strategies for Survival in a World of Permanent Whitewater is an excellent book by Peter Vaill, to which I have returned regularly over the past decade when I want to think deeply about learning. Here’s another take on the same issue by the inimitable Jay Cross of the Informal Learning blog.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Measuring the right things
    For sins in my past, I’ve been invited on to our school district’s technology committee.  So, yesterday evening I was there as we were reviewing and rewriting the technology plan (being new to the committee, I wasn’t there when the existing one was drafted).  Bear with me, as the principles here are broader than schools.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] WWD Interview: Raven Zachary, iPhone Adviser
    Written by Dawn Foster. In an effort to give you a slightly different perspective from what you normally get on WebWorkerDaily, we decided to talk with folks whom we feel are doing especially interesting web working jobs. We’re kicking off the first installment of this series of web worker interviews with Raven Zachary. It remains a novelty.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Giving It Away: The Impact of Free Labor
    Written by Darrell Etherington. couple of recent events brought the issue of working for free into sharp focus for me. First, there was the news via one of my close friends that a popular blog, whose content I very much enjoy, solicited only unpaid submissions, only offering a “byline&# as the motivation for would-be posters. Definitely not.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Paying Attention, Slowly … Over Time
    Sometimes synchronicity strikes in strange ways. Most of) us just don’t want to put the effort into thinking about things, even if those things are likely to have significant material  impact on our lives. Fooled By Randomness, Risk and Opportunity. Snip. ]. Taleb’s key argument fits well with the above ideas. Everything good (e.g.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Want to learn Graphic Recording?
    Ever since I was turned on to this thing called “Graphic Recording&# or “ Graphic Facilitation &# my work has changed. When I facilitate F2F I have my paper, pens and chalk and try at some point to use visuals to focus, capture or catalyze what is going on in the room. You can see more examples h ere , here and here ). graphic recording.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Business Blogs Trump Social Networking Sites as New Business Drivers
    Sally Falkow reports in Blogs are Better Business Drivers Than Social Networking Sites that a recent study “ Harnessing the Power of Blogs ,” (sponsored research by BuzzLogic and conducted by JupiterResearch, a Forrester Research company) found that blogs can have more impact on purchase decisions than social networks.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Scottish podcast
    There is a podcast of Philip Pothen interviewing Christine Irving and John Crawford at the Further Education college librarians' conference in November last year. They talk about their work on information literacy.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Web Work 101: Common Early Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
    Written by Celine Roque. When we took our first steps in this world, our feet were unsure and our legs were struggling. The same could be said for freelancers who are venturing onto the web working path for the first time. There are bound to be mistakes and struggles on the way, making us feel that we aren’t ready to go pro yet. Money Matters.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Google VP has some interesting thoughts
    On Feb. 16, Johnathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Google, wrote an interesting essay , looking forward to the future of the Internet. What I found most striking was his observation that " When data is abundant, intelligence will win ". hope that all info pros tattoo that on their palms.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] SLA candidate
    I'm running for SLA Division Cabinet Chair-elect. It's a big commitment and I'm honored to have been nominated.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Improve Your Twitter Efficiency
    Written by Dawn Foster. I’ve been on a time management kick lately with posts about reducing my side project overload, managing my time through better prioritization of activities and using Harvest to track my time. in both sharing and consuming information. Let’s start with Twitter. Smarter Use of Applications. Ignore Twitter.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Blogging Jobs Careers
    Fantastic post by Michele Martin - Blogging for Personal Branding. would have titled it as Blogging and Your Career. After reading this, I think you will realize the value that Michele is bringing that I mentioned in Social Job Seeker Resource. While I focus on Tapping the Social Grid as a part of current work.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Multimedia Storage
    Another good question from a reader. This person works in a military environment with some very particular requirements for how multimedia assets are treated during development. Because of that he's in the position of having to determine how much disk space will be needed during development. He's seeking help to answer. It's cheap.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Humana Opens Up Their Boardroom via Twitter
    I have now written about both good and bad (see airport waiting area syndrome) transparency vs Twitter. Here is another example of good transparency. Humana  recently held a meeting bringing together leaders from around the company to determine how best to shape their own social media policy. The SEC might even agree (if there is anyone left there).
  • JON HUSBAND  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] A Dynamic Two-Way Flow of Power and Authority … In Action
    Bobbie Johnson guardian.co.uk,  18 February 2009 09 18. Via the Guardian … Facebook U-turn on privacy changes. Facebook has backed down on controversial changes to its terms of service that angered users and caused protests across the social networking site. However, just 24 hours later the company decided to back down.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] WebTools For Teachers 02/18/2009
    apophenia. danah boyd is one of the best academic researchers about “about social media, social software, social networks and other industry-relevant topics&#. Here is a list of links, a “best of&# to highlight the essays that are most interesting to newcomers interested in social media. Amanda L. French, Ph.D. via [link].
  • COMMUNICATION NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] The unbook movement
    As some of you know I have been keenly interested in a movement, started by Jay Cross , called the unbook. have gotten some questions about how the unbook differs from a traditional book, so I thought I would answer them here. The unbook, due to these factors, operates in a fundamentally different way than the traditional book. and 1.1.3 and 2.0
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Not To Seem Unappreciative
    FASTforward ‘09 was a great event. I’m still just a bit confused by the MyFF09 site. The site asks me to login even though it’s telling me “Hi…&# , by name, at the top of the page. Sessions that I’ve given feedback on are still asking me for feedback. Anyone have any additional insights?
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures
    The strong link between leadership, corporate culture and a company's performance was highlighted with publication of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures 2008
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009
    [2009] Social Computing Magazine – Great Enterprise 2.0 Content Source
    Here is a very useful source for new on enterprise 2.0, Social Computing Magazine. They have been re-syndicating a few of the posts from the this blog recently so they must have good judgment, right? The online magazine covers a wide variety of topics related to enterprise 2.0. There are book reviews, a who’s who section and a useful lexicon.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Enterprise 2.0 … A Window Opens ?
    It’s certainly no secret that things generally … business, government, education, politics … are all in turmoil these days, and it seems clear that the turmoil won’t end any time soon. Right ? Well, enterprise social computing is a perfect type of initiative for these times.  I am willing to bet my future on that. 
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Andrew Keen. Where Are You When We Really Need You …
    to step up and stop all this slander against  the newspaper professionals, the gatekeepers, guardians and editors who hold the fortress walls up against the relentless storming of the barricades by those pesky and uncouth amateurs you love to diss ?  . Triumph of the Will. George Will resurrected a zombie lie yesterday. Snip. ]. Powered by Qumana.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Andrew Keen. Where Are You When We Really Need You …
    to step up and stop all this slander against  the newspaper professionals, the gatekeepers, guardians and editors who hold the fortress walls up against the relentless storming of the barricades by those pesky and uncouth amateurs you love to diss ?  . Triumph of the Will. George Will resurrected a zombie lie yesterday. Snip. ]. Powered by Qumana.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Melbourne: Enterprise 2.0 Executive Briefing on 5 March on transforming organizations with web and mobile technologies
    To complement our one-day Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum in Sydney on 24 February, Future Exploration Network and Optus Business are running an Enterprise 2. Executive Briefing over lunch in Melbourne on 5 March. It will provide a snapshot of the latest in Enterprise 2.0 See the full agenda and speakers. hope to see you there!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] 4 Free Resources for Quick Site and App Development
    Written by Samuel Dean. Over the weekend, I was talking about web application development to a retired friend who was once a top programmer. For example, he expressed some interest in learning Flash and AJAX, but didn’t know where to start. I’ve mentioned W3Schools before. Do you need design input for a site? Green your IT. Save Money.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Use of internet in Europe
    pageid=2973,64549069,2973_64554066& _dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Photo by Sheila Webber: Sheffield Botanic Gardens, Feb 2009. Some recently released statistics from Eurostat give an idea of Internet access and use in the 27 European countries in 2008. 48% had a broadband internet connection."
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Awesome This, Awesome That !
    I’ve been very tired of the use of the word "awesome" as conversational punctuation for some time now, but today I went over the edge. phoned my financial management firm to discuss and decide on a transaction, and the young doofus at the other end of the line ended our conversation with "Awesome, Jon.  Powered by Qumana.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Tweeting Meeting Bleating
    Thanks to Jeneane Sessum via Frank Paynter. Tweet Reading V: Reading Robert Scoble. Official Tweet Reading V: Reading Robert Scoble from Marcus Brown on Vimeo. Powered by Qumana.
  • ELSUA: THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection
    Here is a blog post where I comment on today's launch of the Communities & Networks Connection site put together by Tony Karrer and Nancy White and which will bring a new and refreshing perspective on aggregating content around communities, community building and (social) networks. Worth while subscribing. For sure.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Goldratt on forecasting
    The Power of Cause and Effect (pdf) article from January 2009. Anyone who has spent time studying Theory of Constraints knows that the idea of forecasting and extrapolation is an anathema to being smart about making decisions. And here is a video of Goldratt discussing the findings described in the article.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Artician: Showcase Your Creative Work
    Written by Darrell Etherington. It’s easy to get lost in the mix when you’re a creative professional working online. Competition is fierce, and the space will only become more crowded as people are laid off and forced to seek out new sources of work. Artician seems like a more polished implementation of the same concept behind MyFolio.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Useful Differentiation - Enterprise Social Computing vs. Everyday Use of Social Networks
    Referred via Ross Mayfield tweet to Adina Levin’s blog post (both of Socialtext , a leading enterprise collaboration platform) outlining some key differences between the use of social computing in an enterprise and the use of social networks at large. What’s different about enterprise social software? What is “Enterprise Social Networking”.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Another Day, Another Massive Fraud
    STEPHEN BERNARD The Associated Press February 17, 2009. Now she understands. remember the day when people used to recoil in horror at multi-thousand dollar frauds. Then it went to a million or so dollar frauds. It seems that any fraud now under 100 million just isn’t news worthy anymore. That is chump change nowadays. NEW YORK — U.S.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Can social media bring about real change?
    Nicola Avery commented on my last post on changing the structure: How do you bring everyone together though - we do it in learning through various networks and initiatives but don’t know with this - who would be interested, how to connect them up ? So is it possible to use “frivolous&# social media for real change?
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] BIG CHANGE Webinar Series Starts Today
    For the last two years I have been part of Nexus for Change. This year we decided to take a break from the work of putting on a F2F gathering and a subgroup has been preparing for some online work, this time in the form of the BIG CHANGE Webinar Series. If you read this soon enough, you can register for today’s session. 90 Minutes. 90 Minutes.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] My Time Management Saga Continues with Harvest
    Written by Dawn Foster. This is the third in a series of posts about my quest to find the holy grail of time management processes. OK, I’m not really looking for the holy grail; I’m realistic enough to know that there is rarely a simple solution to a complex problem. Another useful feature for me are the estimates. Green your IT.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Communities and Networks Connection
    Nancy White (a long-time community-building practitioner and subject-matter expert) and Tony Karrer ( eLearning Technology blog and creator of the eLearning Learning site) have asked me to participate in a content aggregation site that will make it easier for you to find interesting articles on topics related to communities and networks.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] The Airport Waiting Area Syndrome Goes Global with Twitter
    There was a lot of discussion of twitter at the FastForward 09 conference. Sitting in several airport waiting rooms on my return to Boston, I was reminded of when I worked for a large consulting firm and I would go to work on airplanes. On a number of assignments I would go to a large firm located in small places. Now I am not against Twitter.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] News & Celebrity Now
    Will Richardson describes the way news is currently collected: from his blog - [link]. Clay Shirky in Here Comes Everybody says journalism is losing ground as a profession, as it becomes an activity that anyone can practise, and this demonstrates his point.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Tick Off Your Tasks With Printable Checklists
    Written by Simon Mackie. According to Google , the biggest competitor to Gmail Tasks is good old-fashioned pen and paper. still use written lists when planning projects and to make notes to myself. Unfortunately, my handwriting is appalling, which renders my lists useless for other people and, sometimes, even myself! That’s all there is to it.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Web Work 101: New Web Worker? Who’s Got Your Back?
    Written by Pamela Poole. One of the things that can really help you when you’re starting out as a web worker is having a “safety network&#   of mentors in your field. You should have at least one mentor whose expertise you can draw on for tips, tech support, quality control — and even reassurance. Green your IT. Save Money.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Tapping the Social Grid - Free Webinar
    I'm going to be doing a free webinar with Mark Sylvester of IntroNetworks that's about Crowdsourcing in the Small and Social Brain. Hat tip to Virginia Yonkers for calling it the Social Grid. I'm still not sold on the term - but the concept is very important. This should be a very interesting discussion. He has twenty years' experience as a CTO.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Communities and Networks Connection
    This is a great week for content communities. And there's a very interesting effect and a realization (aha moment) I've had about all of this that I describe near the bottom. Yesterday, I was able to announce that I've been working with Judy Brown to launch the Mobile Learning Content Community. She helped me launch Work Literacy. m not alone.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] WebTools For Teachers 02/17/2009
    Research Study on Ubiquitous Learning (uLearning) | Workplace Learning Today. Concept map says it all (or at least alerts you to where you can learn more). tags : learning , edtech , education , research , ed_thesis. Digitally Global « doug - off the record. DON’T POST INFO OR IMAGES THAT CAN EMBARRASS OR ENDANGER YOU & YOUR FUTURE!
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Research and Development Scoreboard
    Global R&D spending by the 1,400 largest global investors rose by 9.5% to US $548 billion
  • ANECDOTE   |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] How to segue to a story
    When I teach storytelling techniques I'm often asked, "So how do I insert my story into the conversation?" The funny thing is we are all doing it all the time. We are mostly telling each other stories about what happened or what will happen. It's only when we become self-conscious of our storytelling efforts that we freeze and it feels abnormal.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Facebook's Terms of Service (TOS) Claims they can Do Whatever They Want with Your Content Forever
    Have you seen the revised Facebook terms of service? Their rights now no longer expire when you leave Facebook, as was the case before. wonder if that applies to things you link to such as your blog posts? also wonder if that applies if you blog posts are re-posted on Facebook through apps such as Networked Blogs or other means on your profile?
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [2009] Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection
    Connections make the world go round. can’t learn and improve without the things I learn from my network and beyond. Especially the interesting fringes. This requires some sort of “line of sight&# to that network. With that, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the  Community & Networks Connection.  What’s new? Anecdote.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] In Search of Government Transparency
    Thanks to a tweet by JP Rangaswami , I’ve just finished reading Jerry Brito’s " Hack, Mash and Peer:  Crowdsourcing Government Transparency " published in the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. One wonders why this has not been happening more and quicker. The tools and services are now available.  Snip. ].
  • NANCY WHITE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Monday Video: Nancy Margulies’ Seuss Poem
    Visual communicator and artist Nancy Margulies (and a constant source of inspiration for me) let’s loose with  Seuss Poem.  .
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] New speaker announcements: Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum – David Backley, Peta Hopkins, Annalie Killian, Peter Williams, Chris Yates and more…
    The Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum is coming together extremely well. It is fantastic to see that while other sectors of the economy are struggling, organizations recognize that they must engage with the critical issue of transforming how they work using web and mobile technologies. David Backley, General Manager – Applications Development, Westpac.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Give Me Stimulus, or Give Me Collapse ?
    Moving on from the famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" … that is so 18th Century. Below, the concluding several sentences from a funny and very serious speech given by Dimitri Orlov … The whole thing is found at the following link and is well worth reading, even if you think he and his premises are nuts.  Powered by Qumana.
  • ELSUA: THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] A World Without Email - Year 2, Week 1 (Off to the Next Challenge!)
    Here is the first blog post from the weekly progress reports on my "giving up on e-mail" theme for 2009, where I'm sharing further details on my next challenge as well as what I will be doing in the next few months about it as well. Hint: Get you off email as well! Here is how.
  • VICTUS PRO SCIENTIA OPUS -- FOOD FOR THE KNOWLEDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Demotivators
    I have a desk calendar from Despair.com , a purveyor of darkly funny "demotivator" posters such as the one pictured below (my unwittingly timely choice for February, as it turns out). Jim Collins famously gave perhaps the simplest and most salient advice a manager could ever ask for:  "Hire motivated people, and don't de-motivate them." 
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Reader Six-Word Memoirs
    I'm working on a round-up post covering the great personal branding advice I got from my readers, but in the meantime, wanted to share with you the excellent 6-word memoirs people wrote after last week's post. I'm consistently amazed at the creativity, thoughtfulness and humor of my readers. An incredible group of people. Rob O.:  got better. Laugh.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Multimedia for Information Literacy Wiki
    link] Photo by Sheila Webber: Camellia, glasshouses, Sheffield Botanic Gardens, Feb 2009. Another potentially interesting wiki in early stages of development. Chris Sweet has put together the Multimedia for Information Literacy Wiki , and some others have contributed too. Information Literacy
  • KMEDGE.ORG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] What KM Can Learn from Social Networking
    Savvy companies have been engaged in the management of knowledge for 20 years. More recently, communities of practice have become the platform for knowledge sharing. Many have been successful, but others have not generated the kind of enthusiasm needed. What can we learn from the network craze? central time. Click here to register.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Information literacy in a core module - poster
    My Department has an Advisory Panel of people in the information & library sector. The poster highlights the module's assessment and some key aspects of the way it is delivered. I described one of the activities, the Search/Teach exercise, in more detail here: Webber, S. and Schmid-Ruhe, B. Konstanz: University of Konstanz.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Open Thread: Top Web Worker Innovations
    Written by Scott Blitstein. Technology propels society forward, and web workers are more keenly aware of that than anyone. In just the last five years we have made leaps and bounds in terms of how connected we can be, how quickly we can receive and disperse information and how we communicate with each other. Did it address a compelling need?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Mobile Learning Content Community Launched
    I'm happy to announce that Judy Brown today officially launched the Mobile Learning Content Community. This uses the same technology behind eLearning Learning. Judy is THE person I have gone to for years for anything having to do with mobile learning. It's great to have her pull together content and bloggers into this community. Thanks Judy!
  • JON HUSBAND  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Simple “Why’s” Regarding Enterprise 2.0
    With thanks to Luis Suarez of IBM Spain for pointing to Laurie Buczek of Intel outlining the company’s reasons and path towards the large-scale adoption of social computing. Employees Want to Put a Face to a Name. Too much time is lost to find people & information to do your job. New hires want to have a way to integrate into Intel faster.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Art Life Images Myth
    Excerpted from the fascinating&# We’re All Gonna Die&#. From "We're All Gonna Die" - [link]. The mythic crone, maiden, and mother, and the mother’s t-shirt combined with her child suggests death’s presence in life.
  • VIZTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Amazing All New Slate of Content Scheduled for VizThink ‘09
    Can you believe that VizThink ‘09 is only 1 week away?  We’ve been working on the plans for this conference since nearly the end of the last one.  We have over 30 breakout sessions with some of the leading experts from around the world. . First, the final conference guide is now available in PDF for you to download. .
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Ditching the Crutch: Improve Productivity by Avoiding the Lure of the New
    Written by Darrell Etherington. As web workers we often like to think of ourselves as being on the cutting edge of technology. Our clients often depend on us to be just that. But it’s easy to get so caught up in keeping current that we forget to keep the focus on productivity, where it should rightly remain. Drastic measures were in order.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] FastForward 09 Video Interviews
    I greatly enjoyed the FastForward 09 conference. series of video interviews were conducted which I have found quite useful. They can be found at FASTforward’09 Interviews: Search, Social Computing and People
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Potential Buyers Target Satyam's Human Capital
    A number of companies are interested in buying all or parts of the Satyam Computer Services, the Indian outsourcing company which has around 50,000 knowledge workers on its payroll
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] The Security Conundrum
    The above xkcd cartoon does a great job of encapsulating the difference between a technology perspective on securing data and the realities of human nature.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [2009] Blogs on Individual Television Shows
    While doing some research for the TVissimo TV Schedule Blog I was struck by the number of blogs focused on a single television show. Here are a dozen examples. Do you have a blog on a specific TV show? Please feel free to add it in the comment field. Watching Ugly Betty - contains in depth information from the hit ABC TV show. Updated daily.
  • LIBRARY CLIPS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] Communities and Networks Connection blog aggregator
    If like me you are absorbed with the web, as a result of participating, you would have built up a great deal of sources that are your filter on many topics. have lots of tags in my Google Reader filled with blogs of people I understand and trust. Another thing is that overtime I have come to know these bloggers and we share context, ie.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] Online conferences - the future is now
    The ACRL Virtual Conference committee is actually offering a Webcast kickoff event this week that anyone interested in social software, research and education should definitely be interested in: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. The Virtual Conference kicks into high gear with a new feature for 2009 - the Kick-Off Webcast!
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] Laurie Anderson on the Media and Stories
    Laurie Anderson is one of today’s premier performance artists.  Known primarily for her multimedia presentations she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, electronics whiz, vocalist and instrumentalist. www.laurieanderson.com. "I am very aware that the media has totally failed us.  
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] $35 Million More Worth of Twittering …
    Mark Milian February 14, 2009. and still no revenue model. Don’t get me wrong. think the service is useful.  And of course, many of the best-funded Web 2.0 But $55 million in funding to date for a group-public IM service ?   Wonders will never cease. Go figure. Twitter gets $35 million in new venture funds. The money comes to you.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] I’ll Never Be a Film Director or Cinematographer …
    … but it certainly is fun having the odd memory of visiting strange lands. like to pretend to myself that you can get a wee sense of the rhythm of daily street life in the median of Marrakech from these short clips taken whilst learning how to use my pocket video camera. Marrakech Street Scene 1 - November 2008. Powered by Qumana.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] Silence ! The Chattering Masses Don’t “Need to Know”
    JAMES DORAN, Post Wire Services February 15, 2009. These people do indeed know how to stick together … via the NY Post. MADOFF WALL OF SILENCE KEPT MUM ON FEARS. Snip. ]. Like Gross, Hill did not alert her superiors or regulatory authorities. She did, however, tell friends and colleagues about her suspicions. Powered by Qumana.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] Los Angeles Dining Update – February 2009
    I last covered LA restaurants in 2006 see - Los Angeles Restaurants: A Local’s Favorites. Here is an update based on my recent trip guided again by a friend in the movie business that knows good LA spots. Cube provided our lunch and was good that we had to go back for dinner. There are 85 cheeses and several dozen meats. It is located at 615 N.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] Clay Shirky - The Observer Interview
    John Hind The Observer, Sunday 15 February 2009. The Observer (UK) interviews Shirky. This Much I Know. Growing up with a name that rhymes with turkey - and jerky - was no great fun. But, as an adult, I tell you, being globally unique in the age of Google can be extremely helpful. " I couldn’t even deny it if I wanted to.
  • COMMUNITIES.INTEL.COM  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] Intel Communities: IT@Intel Blog: Why Intel is investing in Social Computing
    Feb 13, 2009 11:49 AM Sameer Patel says: Whats encouraging is that you seem to have kept the goals very tight (in terms of explaining it). We are 1.5 weeks away from launching the first phase of bringing robust social tools in-house to augment and improve the way our employees connect and collaborate today.  Did you feel isolated and lost? 
  • WWW.IKIW.ORG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [2009] How to Find the Right Wiki for Your Project or Organization
    WebWorks Wetpaint White House wiki adoption strategies wiki pilot Wiki tools Socialtext Wiki Uses Wikibility Workplaces WikiMatrix Wikipatterns book Wikipatterns.com Wikipedia Wikispaces WikiSym WordPress worldcup Writely Feb 9, 2009 How to Find the Right Wiki for Your Project or Organization Looking for a wiki for your team or organization?
  • ANECDOTE   |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2009
    [2009] Community Orientations
    A couple of weeks ago I ran a workshop for a community of practice, that I helped establish a 18 months ago, to reflect on what had been achieved. One of the exercises was to compare the community's current state with the nine community orientations described in Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith's forthcoming book Digital Habitats. Content.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2009
    [2009] Help Me With A Poll?
    I'm testing out a new poll widget, and to do so FM has asked me to help with some internal research we're doing to understand an industry (mobile carriers). If you are so inclined, might you take a minute to take the poll? NOTE: We're not asking which one you HAVE, but which you PREFER, IE, think is the best. Thanks! BuzzDash polls
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2009
    [2009] What a way to encourage prostate exams
    Yes, this is actually part of a project I'm working on right now. This is the translated page of a Brazilian cancer organization's campaign to fight prostate cancer. Noble project. However. So should this be the campaign's logo???
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2009
    [2009] Chambers Brothers Limited Editions on YouTube
    Happy Valentine's Day. was surfing my Facebook friends feed and found this great video on one of my favorite bands from the 60s – the Chambers brothers through Frederica-Azania Clare. They were doing People Get Ready live. So I naturally explored a bit and also found the following. YouTube is so seductive. This is a live but short version.
  • ELSUA: THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Why Intel Is Investing in Social Computing - Leading by Example
    Remember the blog posts I put together yesterday on the topic of "Just Do The Right Thing" by the wonderfully gifted industry analyst / blogger Rachel Happe? Plain and simple! Relationships Knowledge Management Productivity Social Networking Communication Social Software Adoption KM Conversations Remote Collaboration Learning Dialogue Collaboratio
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Twitter Mosaic
    Another fun Twitter-analysis website. think it is kinda creepy that the late Mark Orchant is in the #13 spot. The order appears to be that in which I followed people originally. This can be displayed by people I follow or people who follow me. Get your twitter mosaic here.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Australian online papers
    Conversation, community and kids: blogging for youth at Gold Coast City Council libraries (about planning & setting up a youth blog) Go to [link] and click on Programme 2009 on the left. Photo by Sheila Webber: Snowman, Sheffield Botanic Gardens, Feb 2009. couple of papers are: - Natalie McDonald, Peter Keenan.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Flypaper 2.0 Improves Flash Content Creator
    Written by Scott Blitstein. Back in November I was quite impressed with Flypaper , a Windows application that lets you create, manage and reuse Flash content. With version 2.0 the Flypaper team brings many enhancements to an already-strong product. The interface isn’t radically different but there are usability tweaks. Have you tried Flypaper?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Thrive in Tough Times
    Written by Simon Mackie. Times are tough , we all know that. We also know that there are always opportunities to be had, and that companies that survive this downturn will emerge stronger than ever. The three examples given in the article that prompted this thought were: 1. Tough times mean that you may be able to grab a bargain. Green your IT.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Thanks to Our WebWorkerDaily Sponsors!
    Written by Edit Staff. We’d like to say thanks to this month’s WebWorkerDaily sponsors: BrainKeeper : Collaboration that works. FreshBooks : Online Invoicing for freelancers.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
    [2009] Yahoo Joins Twitter
    And folks keep speculating that Google will buy Twitter (Facebook tried, didn't work out). think Yahoo might see Twitter as a way to get back to the days of Flickr.making smart moves that help the company keep its mojo and grow data and community rich services. Not sure how folks at Twitter feel about that. Yahoo on getting aTwitter account
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