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  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] Management experts recommend Wirearchy
    Some of the best known management experts were brought together last year to “ lay out an agenda for reinventing management “ Their premise was that 1) management models are important social technologies; 2) that the current models are out-of-date; and that 3) we need to develop more human models for the near future.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] ReadBurner’s BurnURL Fires Up Social Web Sharing
    Written by Eric Berlin. It’s easy to understand why URL-shortening tools such as TinyURL and bit.ly are popular on the social web. For web workers, the ability to quickly absorb, organize, package, and redistribute information is a critical and demanding task. BurnURL does its part by with something called the “ShareBar.&#. Save Money.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?
    This is the fifth in a series of blog posts I wrote for  Darren Sidnick. am finally getting the rest of the series up. You can find part1   here,  p art 2   here,    part 3 here  and part 4 here. . Many people get worried about making sure their group is a CoP. They ask “How would I know? Does it matter?&#. It might be. Context matters! link].
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] Aggregation Types
    Great article in Wall Street Journal - Information Wants to Be Expensive (found via Big Dog Little Dog ) suggests that more people should be charging for content online. Traders must have their Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters terminal. Lawyers wouldn't go to court without accessing the Lexis or West online service. It's free. Human tagging? Automated?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] Tweet Business: 3 Apps to Help with Twitter Analytics
    Written by Darrell Etherington. It can be hard convincing anyone that Twitter is a worthwhile business tool, even yourself. This is especially true if you’re business-minded and like to attach numbers to something in order to ascertain its value. It pegged mine pretty good (I tend to slack on Fridays). won’t deny it, Twitter is a circus.
  • WWW.ELEARNSPACE.ORG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] Educational Uses of Back Channels
    A back channel is a secondary conversation stream that occurs simultaneously with a primary conversation. If you attend a conference, back channel conversations may be happening on Skype, Twitter, BackNoise , Today’s Meet , or similar services. Continuous partial attention is alive and well! What makes a back channel successful?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] New book: Information skills for education students
    A recently published book: Richardson, L. and McBryde-Wilding, H. 2008) Information skills for education students. Exeter: Learning Matters. ISBN 978184451906 (paperback, 104pp, £10) info@learningmatter.co.uk (As the title implies, this is specifically for students studying education).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] New articles
    Yazdan maintains his blog at [link] ) Photo by Sheila Webber: It's tough out on the streets, Sheffield, Feb 2009. Wales, T. and Robertson, P. 2008) "Captivating Open University students with online literature search tutorials created using screen capture software." Program , 42 (4), 365-381. Ford, N., Webber, S. Program , 42 (4), 402-417.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
    [2009] Filtrbox Offers Market Intelligence for a Broad Audience
    Here is another cross post from AppGap on a tool I have started to use. last spoke to Ari Newman, CEO at Filtrbox shortly after their launch (see Create Web Monitoring Filters with Filtrbox ). Now they have launched the second major iteration of this product, G2, built on lessons learned in the months since they first appeared. would agree.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Seen In the Wild
    I was reading a piece on Venturebeat, on Kutano. And this ad was at the bottom. This is an ad? Innaresting. Four years ago (God, yes, I've been writing for more than that, er, ummm.22 years, in fact.) And I've come to the conclusion that Google can no longer afford to avoid consumer marketing. Oh snap , did I say that about AdSense?
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] For This Vanity Search, Google is Way More Real Time
    Who doesn't do a vanity search once in a while? My fixation on real time search has only heightened my otherwise occasional check into the funhouse mirror of search. What I found tonight: Google: The results are pretty up to date. The second result is my "hottest" post in recent days. Only one ad, however. Yahoo: Note the other suggested searches.
  • COLLABORATION 2.0  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Interview with 'Us Now' collaboration film director
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Eric on CNBC
    Just read the transcript. It's worth it. Thanks to SAI
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Focusing on the Do: Moore’s Action Mapping
    Cathy Moore has a lovely post with a slideshow that talks about using action mapping to design better elearning, and it’s a really nice approach.  While I don’t know from Action Mapping (tm?), I do know that the approach taken avoids the typical mistakes and focuses on the same thing I advocate: what do people need to be able to do ?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Web Work 101: Wrap-up
    Written by Simon Mackie. Over the past few weeks we’ve been running a series of Web Work 101 posts. Here’s a summary of all of the great posts in the series. Get the Apps You Need. Web Work 101: Two Tools to Get You Started. Web Work 101: 10 Apps You Can’t Do Without. What do you need to start with? Aliza leads you through the jungle.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Living Large in Lean Times
    Searcher, March 2009) The intended audience is info pros, and I focused on how to act strategically when faced with a tough economy. An article I wrote just came up on the web: Living Large in Lean Times. The headings say it all: Take the 5-Year View. False Economy. Short-Term Fixes Versus Long-Term Payoffs. Make Yourself Recession-Proof.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Health Care … Why Can’t the USA Accomplish This ?
    Here’s a blog post from Dave Snowden that I have copied in full (I don’t think he’ll mind me spreading the word). If he does mind I’ll reformat the post with a teaser and point to his post. It outlines the response and service from a system that Americans would call socialism, in action. Free at the point of entry.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] First Take: Microsoft Business Productivity Suite Online - Communications Online
    Microsoft announced this week (Monday, March 2, 2009), that its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), was available for trial in 19 countries. It disclosed Office Communications Online would be available in April 2009. wanted to share some thoughts on the unified communications aspect of the strategy. remote workers). For example.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] US Federal Knowledge Management Working Group
    The US Federal Knowledge Management Working Group is discussing options for a Federal government sponsored Knowledge Management (KM) Center during web conferences - called Idea Tuesday
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Box.net Introduces New Look and Web Documents
    Written by Judi Sohn. As these things go, Box.net is an old-timer among cloud file storage options, having been around for four years now. Without a network sync component like Windows LiveSync (aka FolderShare) and DropBox , Box.net competes by focusing on reliability and accessibility. The service is consistently fast and available. Green your IT.
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] A Poem
    Occasionally I write a poem I’m proud of - here’s an old one: Approaching Sixty, I See That…. Courage at eighty is different from at twenty. But both ages carry their future constantly -. fearsome thrust into an unmapped wilderness. fearsome thrust carrying life forward blindly. At eighty requires enough love to endure. Courage persists.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] The Promise of Power Email With PostBox
    Written by Aliza Sherman. It was the Postbox tagline that caught my eye. “Focus. Free your email,&# it read. To which my brain responded: I want that. So I went and got it. Postbox is an email client, based on Thunderbird. The beta version is a free download from the Postbox site and is available in both Windows and Mac versions. Truly nifty.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Poll: Google and Microblogging
    A few days ago I posted about Google and microblogging, and wished I had a poll widget. Now I do. So here goes: Will Google Create a Twitter/Facebook LiveFeed Competitor? BuzzDash polls
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Tracking Twitter by Topic: What’s the Best Solution?
    Written by Eric Berlin. Editor’s Note: With this post we welcome Eric Berlin to the WebWorkerDaily team. Eric is an award-winning web producer, writer, and entrepreneur who has managed and produced web sites and online communities for more than a decade. Thanks to suggestions from people on Twitter, there was! Pipes mashup, for this.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] CSTD Presentation References
    Here are the links for my presentation today on The Future of the Training Department for the Canadian Society for Training & Development: Main Article co-authored with Jay Cross. Slideshare presentation. Wirearchy framework. Cluetrain Manifesto. Cynefin framework. Delicious bookmarks on Personal Knowledge Management. GapingVoid cartoons.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Sponsored Conversations: Four Models But Nothing Perfect
    ReadWriteWeb touched off a small firestorm of reaction around a report published by Forrester regarding "sponsored conversations". The intensity of the comments tells you how volatile the topic has become. Extending the concept of "sponsorship" to social media is clearly going to have its ups-and-downs as everyone learns out in the open.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] NotePub: Messy, But Good
    Written by Darrell Etherington. As much as I try not to, I still like paper for some things. Boring, plain old paper, with all its failings and negative environmental impact. It seems a chore to pull out my iPhone or log in to Google Docs every time I want to make a note or write down someone’s number. Registration, it turns out, is simple.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Conversation Searches
    What are Conversation Searches? often present around my Information Radar tools and methods, particularly my use of an RSS Reader. During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. I've tried Twingly and SamePoint.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009
    [2009] Oil and Gas Sector Lags Behind in Social Networking
    Only 25% of oil and gas professionals currently use social networking tools to capture and share important knowledge internally, according to a new survey
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Why Oh Why Cannot This Be Ended ?
    It makes me so sad and angry, all the time, that the USA supports unconditionally Israel’s continuous repression of Palestine. Yes, I know it’s a complicates issue.  Ask yourself what you would do if you were a Palestinian living in Gaza. Thanks to Jonathan Schwarz at A Tiny Revolution. Obama, take away the pain in my stomach.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 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.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] The Money Quotes
    I've been in journalism a long, long time. Twenty four years, to be exact. have a pretty clear sense of how the game works, how it's changing, and how it's played. So when I read the (very) recent dustup around Eric Schmidt's quote regarding Twitter , well, I decided to take a step back and think about it a spell. And I can understand why.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Stuart Henshall’s Communications-Via-Twitter Breakthrough
    I’m glad to be able to count Stuart Henshall as a friend.  A very smart, creative and practical friend. Stuart launched the alpha of Phweet last year. . Phweet is a very interesting service on two (or maybe three) levels.  Second, the same basic technology can be enabled anywhere. Stuart can tell you all about that. The Phweet blog is here.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Steve Rubel Says Forrester Says Paying Bloggers is OK Provided There are Disclosures
    On Monday Steve Rubel posted that Forrester Says Paying Bloggers is OK Provided There are Disclosures. This is good news. So I guess we can continue here. As we have discussed in the past (see Are Us Bloggers to be Trusted? the bloggers here at FastForward are paid as journalist bloggers to write about enterprise 2.0.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Stuart Henshall’s Communications-Via-Twitter Breakthrough
    I’m glad to be able to count Stuart Henshall as a friend.  A very smart, creative and practical friend. Stuart launched the alpha of Phweet last year. . Phweet is a very interesting service on two (or maybe three) levels. . In effect, the Phweet capabilities can become part of the Web’s voice communications infrastructure. . Web 2.0
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] 4 Things to Remember When Netbook Shopping
    Written by Samuel Dean. Netbooks — small, light and inexpensive portable computers — have become very popular in the past year, and come in enough flavors that many web workers may want to consider getting one. use an Asus Eee PC netbook as a secondary machine for mobile work, when I don’t want to carry a heavier notebook.
  • COMMUNICATION NATION  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping
    This presentation lays out a very interesting, and, I suspect, very effective, method for developing e-learning aimed at getting results for your business. Design Lively Elearning with Action Mapping View more presentations from Cathy Moore. tags: concept mapping instructional design
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Moving Information Literacy Forward in Canada
    The Canadian Library Association conference takes place in Montreal, Canada, 29 May- 1 June 2009. One of the pre-conference events is Moving Information Literacy Forward in Canada on 29th May 2009. link].
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Socialtext’s New Features Help Build Tighter Teams
    Written by Aliza Sherman. Corporate social networking company Socialtext adds to its product lineup today. The two new apps, which are likely to be particularly interesting for web workers in distributed teams, are: Signals, a microblogging and messaging platform; and Desktop, an Adobe Air desktop client. Quick Q&As with team members.
  • ANECDOTE   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Building a collaborative workplace - the video
    I've just uploaded the video of the presentation where you will see the embarrassing larger than life size portrait of me in my undies. Please skip over that part quickly. Building a collaborative workplace using stories from Shawn Callahan on Vimeo
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Five for Water - Social Media for Change
    When someone asks how ordinary people can use social media to make a change in the world, point them to this collaborative blog of how 5 girls and 4 dads went on a mission to help families in Ethiopia have access to clean water. Five for Water. very simple blog to hold videos from their trip. This is my favorite quote.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Another Wikipedia tool
    One of the challenges of using Wikipedia is that your topic may be mentioned in a number of articles, and Wikipedia's interface doesn't make it easy to jump from one article to another. Wikipedia Roll is one more tool for enabling readers to explore the full range of a concept in Wikipedia.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Google, The Anti-Trust Case
    A considered guest post on TC has kicked up a conversation around whether Google is a monopolist, and whether the DOJ will take action. This of course is one thing that must keep top folks at Google awake at night - it's OK to be a monopoly, it's not OK to leverage that monopoly to the detriment of the ecosystem you control.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Shake Things Up: Alter Your Routine to Improve Productivity
    Written by Darrell Etherington. One of the dangers of web working is that of getting stuck in a rut. Not that people working in traditional settings aren’t also affected by this professional pitfall. In fact, web workers are probably better off than most because more decisions about how and where we work are generally left up to us.
  • KMEDGE.ORG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] New Web 2.0 Fast-Track Custom Workshop
    At APQC, we often hear from organizations that are struggling to incorporate wikis, blogs, expertise location, and social networking applications into their existing collaboration infrastructures. To help address this problem, we are launching a new product: APQC's Web 2.0 Fast-Track Custom Workshop.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Social Messaging Socialtext Signals: Before We Get Too Excited.
    Palo Alto, CA - March 3, 2009 - Socialtext , the leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 Update: Actually, the folks at Yammer, Socialcast, ESME, and other "Twitter-like" enterprise vendors or open source efforts should all address these issues. add comments and I'll aggregate them into a summary post. micro-blogging). SocialText.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Kumo: New Microsoft Search
    Kara has screen shots of Microsoft's upgrade to Live search. From her post: The long expected upgrade to the Live Search product from Microsoft (MSFT) is being tested for a public rollout later this year. Microsoft acquired Powerset last year and Pell works on search strategy
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Flickr Does Video
    remember, YouTube = 25% of Google's search. Hence, Yahoo's move makes sense
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Neat: Yahoo Integrates Facebook Actions Into Search Results
    I missed this last week, from Yahoo's Search blog : Starting today, Facebook enhanced results will automatically appear in search results. This means users can add a friend, poke, send a message, and view a person’s friends from the deep links on the search results page. I'd post an image but my Ecto is busted, working on fixing that
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Looking for Desk Space in the UK? Check Out Desk Space Genie
    Written by Simon Mackie. Having a hard time concentrating on the work you do at home? Maybe you’ve outgrown your home office. You could rent one somewhere else, but that can be quite expensive. You could find a coworking space, but unless you live in a major city they can be quite hard to come by. You can sort results by distance or price.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] What it takes
    Note that they are largely talking about a move to a self-help environment, as I discussed in my last post on the training department of the future.  I reckon, however, that a truly deep revisit and rethink will look at formal learning, portals, content governance and more, as well as the social learning component. 
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] A Web Worker Wish List
    Written by Dawn Foster. We all have those crazy ideas that we really want to make happen, and they sound like a great idea for a brief period of time until we talk ourselves out of them. will admit to having a few wild ideas on my web worker wish list, and I’m just crazy enough to share them with you. want to be able to work out while I work.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Great Way to Start the Day
    Who have you recommended lately?
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] CoP Series #4: Practice Makes Perfect
    This is the fourth in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick. posted three last fall, then sort of forgot about the rest of the series. I’ll get the rest of them up over the next few weeks. You can find part1   here,  p art 2   here,  and part 3 here. This is the “where the rubber meets the road&# leg of the stool, Practice.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Social Grid Follow-up
    Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. There's a recording available here. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. It made things feel a little disconnect. Email. Facebook.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] Knowledge Walks Out the Door
    Many employees age 50 and older have a strong drive to make continued contributions in their field, a firm sense of who they are, what their purpose is, and how they can make a difference
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
    [2009] My Fast Forward Posts for February 2008
    Here is the monthly listing of my Fast Forward blog posts. find it helps me with an archive and hopefully is also useful to you. There is a separate category for these summaries in my right side column on this blog. There will be more in March. What Does Computer Use Really Do to Our Minds? The Don Tapscott Show at FastFoward 09.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Blog>> Cross Post: Sanity
    From my Cognitive Edge guest blog: Does it make sense to think of social bodies such as organisations like they were real people? The analogies from the more corporeal aspects of our existence seem to reap productive insight, as several comments to my previous posts attest. Read more…
  • JON HUSBAND  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Leonard Cohen in Vancouver, and I’ve Got Good Seats !
    I don’t go to concerts nearly as often as I would like to (for example, I recently missed David Byrne at a reasonably intimate venue here in Vancouver) but one of my all time favourites, Leonard Cohen , will be here on April 19. doubt I’ll ever get a chance to see him in concert again, so I bought the best tickets I could get (ouch ! ).
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] My Twitter Mosaic
    My Twittermates - via Jane Hart -. Get your twitter mosaic here. Jane_Hart Friends blogging Twitter communication social_web embed social network
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] SharePoint Update
    SharePoint in Corporate Learning One of the hardest things for me to find are good examples of how people are really using web 2.0 inside organizations. This is a great opportunity to hear lots of examples of what they are doing with SharePoint around Corporate Learning in a wide variety of organizations. Register Here. has to offer.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] What's In A Name?
    As part of a partnership with HP, I'm writing over at their new Small Business Marketing Guide. Longtime readers know I always am transparent about these deals, as I was with my work at American Express. love this work, because it lets me write longer form, and never tells me what to write about. to my current work at Federated Media.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Capture Your Outlook Contacts With gwabbit
    Written by Scott Blitstein. I’m often surprised by the number of people who use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email and information manager who don’t also take full advantage of its contact capabilities. Enter gwabbit - an Outlook plug-in, launched today at DEMO , that makes this process ridiculously easy. The idea is simple really.
  • ANECDOTE   |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Building a collaborative workplace with stories
    Here's my presentation (with audio) that I delivered to the Victorian Public Sector Continuous Improvement Network ( VPSCIN ) yesterday. Building a collaborative workplace View more presentations from ShawnCallahan. tags: narrative change ). I'm still trying to work out how to sync the audio with each slide.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Workplace Learning in 10 years?
    This month’s Learning Circuit’s blog Big Question is “What will workplace learning look like in 10 years&#.  Triggered by Jay & Harold’s post and reactions (and ignoring my two related posts on Revisiting and Learning Design ), it’s asking what the training department might look like in 10 years. 
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] LaidOffCamp: A User-Generated Conference for the Recession
    Written by Simon Mackie. The very first LaidOffCamp — think BarCamp for those who have lost their jobs due to the recession — kicks off tomorrow, March 3, at 9 a.m. at Temple in San Francisco. You don’t have to be unemployed to attend. There should also be plenty of networking opportunities, including an after-party. Green your IT. Save Money.
  • WWW.CREATIVECLASS.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] The Workplace in a Wiki World - Creative Class
    Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website home article library events contact clients multimedia showcase we support shop media careers about website use terms ©2009 Creative Class Group All rights reserved Red Lake Mine is a good example. Here are three ideas, please add more.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Twitter Compared to IM, Email and Forums
    Ross Mayfield put forth a pretty interesting question on Twitter (see below). It's a great question - my thoughts below: Enterprise Instant Messaging (IM). In its most common use, enterprise, IM is used for point-to-point communication between individuals. Most IM systems and applications also support some form of group chat. web conferencing).
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Avoiding Communication Tunnel Vision
    So very true. great insight: Breaking Cliques with Enterprise Micro-Blogging. While we did also engage in chat rooms (and actual rooms) on occasion, I never successfully got the entire team to engage on IM once we exceeded five or so members.  Who knows what contributions were missed, as team members declined to volunteer their knowledge?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Cc:Betty Offers Your Own Personal Email Assistant
    Written by Simon Mackie. Email, which underpins everything we do online, hasn’t changed very much over the last decade or so. To use Cc:Betty, you simply cc: betty@ccbetty.com into any email you’re sending (hence, “Cc:Betty&# ). Any further communication in the conversation thread is automatically added to the Mailspace.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Viewed From the U.S. - Canada’s Day in the Sun
    February 27, 2009. … because it’s all about money, right. grew up for the most part in the USA. Luckily, I was born as a dual citizen of the USA and Canada, and so ended up moving to Canada when it came time to go to university and make the (intermittent at the time) launch into adult life. At any rate. Being staid … aha.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Online Conference
    Two of my eLearning Predictions for 2009 were: #5 - Virtual Classroom Tipping Point. 2009 will be the year when we realize that we should be justifying any in-person training. we've reached a point where virtual classroom training is no longer seen as inherently inferior and a lower value. acceptance of online conferences. Or do you?
  • NANCY WHITE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Northern Voice Keynote Video: Teh Funny
    Bruce Sharpe, who coordinated much of the audio and video recordings at Northern Voice 2009  posted a very cool recording of Rob Cottingham’s   Teh Funny. Bruce is using his company’s software that synched the diverse video sources with the audio. Pretty cool. .  .
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Techrigy Brings Comprehensive Social Media Monitoring and Reporting
    I am crossing posting this from AppGap as I am now using the free version of this tool and find it quite helpful. The new Web offers great transparency if you are able to find what is being said on a topic in the maze of information. recently commented on ten reputation management tools see - Ten Ways to Track Your Online Reputation.
  • KNOW NETWORK NEWS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] PwC CEO Survey Identifies Critical Challenges
    Human capital shortages, climate change and inadequate business intelligence are major issues facing companies, according to the findings of the "12th Annual PricewaterhouseCoopers CEO Survey
  • JON HUSBAND  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Facebook + ReTweet = Interesting Article About Size & Scale
    Just prior to going to bed at the end of the weekend, I was surfing a bit ( Ryan Lanham’s Facebook profile, looking at common friends, etc.) and noticed on Ryan’s profile a re-tweet from Dave Snowden’s FB listing, which led to me to this excellent BBC News article… . Size matters - smaller is better. Dwarfed by a skyscraper.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [2009] Summary of Twitter stream from Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum
    forum #e2ef 2009 [link]. Mrgareth: @alex_manchester All this talk of "fail fast fail cheap" #e2ef Isn't this a reprise of Gartner's 2009 prediction #4: [link]. At Enterprise 2.0 If you want the full richness of the discussion on the day, go to the complete Twitter stream for #e2ef. ABOUT TWITTER. IMPLEMENTING ENTERPRISE 2.0 REPORT.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [2009] Skittles: The Homepage is the Conversation
    Love this: [link]. The home page is literally a Twitter search for "skittles". That's a brand embracing the conversation. Well done. Thanks Matt J
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [2009] Assessing the Nation’s Health Literacy
    In late 2008 was published for the first time a full report on the 2003 study which included investigation of health literacy in the USA. Three types of task were used to measure health literacy: Clinical tasks (e.g. involving medication; Preventive tasks (selfcare, healthy habits etc.); White, S. National Center for Education Statistics.
  • THE FASTFORWARD BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [2009] How Three Software Vendors are Using Twitter for Sales, Service, and Brand Monitoring Conversations
    I have been talking with a number of enterprise 2.0 vendors in connection with the AppGap blog. now usually ask them how they are using Twitter. Here are three examples: Central Desktop , Techrigy , and Filtrbox. have written about Central Desktop several times (e.g., in the US Primary Campaign Through Central Desktop ). This was last March.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [2009] Workplace learning in ten years
    The LCB Big Question for March is, What will workplace learning look like in 10 years? I’ll start by going back 10 years to my workplace and see what is different from early 1999: I was still using a paper-based Day Timer, so I can’t quickly see what I was doing at that time. switched to  a Handspring (Palm) in 2001.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [2009] Monday Broken ID Series: Perfect Practice
    Previous Series Post. This is one in a series of thoughts on some broken areas of ID that I’m posting for Mondays.  I intend to provide insight into many ways much of instructional design fails, and some pointers to avoid the problems. The point is not to say ‘bad designer’, but instead to point out how to do good design. Don’t make it too easy! 
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [2009] Jefferson Airplane – The YouTube Anthology
    I recently found a link via Twitter to a live video of Jefferson Airplane doing White Rabbit in the 60s. It came from my fellow Fast Forward blogger and Twitter friend, Rob Paterson. As often happens with YouTube music videos, Rob’s link inspired me to look for more Jefferson Airplane live performances on YouTube. The best are presented below.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Why You Need to Be COMPLETELY Honest on LinkedIn
  • LIBRARY CLIPS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Roundup : Tweetcc, Cotweet, Twitter Remote, Twickie, Ginx
    Wed Feb 25 22:55:46 +0000 2009. Wed Feb 25 23:25:20 +0000 2009. Tweetcc - a creative commons license for your tweets. via NW ]. Cotweet - a customer service support management tool for Twitter. via NW ]. Twitter Remote - similar to the MyBlogLog widget that displays visitors to your site that are registered at MyBlogLog. via m ].
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Snaptell
    One more piece falling into place in my five year old example of how search is changing via mobile. Snaptell. Found via the IPG Lab in LA earlier this week, though the company has been around for a few years. TC covers it back in November here
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Myers-Briggs & Blogs
    Through Stephen Downes’ OLDaily , I stumbled across Typealyzer - [link] - and let it analyze my blog (and me;->). Here’s its analysis of me according to this blog: Typealyzer & This Blog. It goes even further and says my brain has this pattern of activity: Typealyzer & My Brain. research Downes Skitch
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Amazing …
    Via Watts Wacker’s Matter On Fact February 2009 newsletter …  A 5-year old black standard poodle named Yes won Best in Show recently at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Yes was sired using sperm that had been frozen 20 years before she was born.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Ha Ha.
    Another nifty tidbit from Watts Wacker’s Matter on Fact February newsletter: Muhammad Ali protested to a flight attendant that he needn’t buckle up because “Superman don’t need no seat belt&#. She countered with “Superman don’t need no airplane either.&#.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] 5 Inspirational Workspaces
    Written by Simon Mackie. Later on this year, when my lease expires, I’m going to move to a bigger place with a bigger home office. I’ll be building an office that suits me perfectly. 7301 Ava Ln’s Minimal Desk and Storage. 7301 Ava Ln Workspace. especially like the large desk, clean lines and the little under-desk storage shelf.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Taking a Strategic Retreat
    I just posted the latest issue of my Info-Entrepreneur Tip of the Month. This one looks at how to take a strategic retreat and brainstorm through what is frustrating you. Think of this as an invitation to take a fresh start on the year, spend a day creating all the tools you need to get past the painful parts of your work or job.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] SnapMyLife Partners with Travel Channel to Offer Innovative TV and Web Site Combination
    There is an increasing web and television interaction (see Twitter and TV – a Good Combination – Making TV More Social , as well as all the TV related blogs lists and review sites in the side bars on our Tvissimo blog ). have enjoyed this show a number of times. No Reservations features host Anthony Bourdain and his culinary and cultural adventures.
  • SPINNING A LEARNING WEB  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Links for 2009-02-27 [del.icio.us]
    10 Steps To The Perfect Portfolio Website. Smashing Magazine again. this is an excellent guide to prepping a site that will work for you and your personal brand. How to Grow Your Blog to the Next Level With SEO. Ready to grow-up? Your blog that is? Great tips, links and videos - a compendium you could say to assist you on the way
  • JON HUSBAND  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
    [2009] Umair Haque Calls For French Revolution 2.0 …
    … as in “ Let them eat cake &# (M. Antoinette), followed by “ off with their heads &# (most everyone else). wonder who’s going to play Robespierre ? Let Them Eat Cake. Translation : you save, so we can make  more bad loans. Should Americans save more? They should invest more. So let’s reframe the question.
  • JON HUSBAND  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009
    [2009] Absolutely Brilliant !
    The photo below makes me smile and chuckle each time I look at it. Thanks to the Tumblr blog Lost  ( Highlights of a lost life ).
  • JON HUSBAND  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
    [2009] Local Radio Station Extends Mayor’s Recent Comments About Marijuana …
    … into a week-long poll. Vancouver, B.C. recently elected a progressive mayor (Gregor Robertson) who evidently put forward an argument for legalizing marijuana during a recent interview on the CFOX radio station. took the poll on the web site.
  • SPINNING A LEARNING WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
    [2009] 3 Simple Elegant Tools: redux
    A year ago I wrote about a few tools I was then using to make blogging simpler. I’ve updated the original post 3 Simple Elegant Tools because in that year I’ve added a few more clever apps to my digital toolbox and tossed others. It’s probably also not a bad idea to revisit and revise posts from time to time. Click to add to iCal.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
    [2009] Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector: A Good, Free Troubleshooting Tool
    Written by Samuel Dean. I’ve written before about optimizations for home and office Wi-Fi networks and how to keep public Wi-Fi sessions secure. Xirrus has long provided free tools for monitoring Wi-Fi performance, finding hotspots and more. Here’s what’s under the hood, and a tool you can use to complement Wi-Fi Inspector.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
    [2009] A couple of recent articles
    link] literacy_and_digital_literacy_BIRGER_HJ%C3%B8RLAND.pdf (a theoretical discussion paper) Photo by Sheila Webber: Snowdrops, Feb 2009. Tanni, T. and Sormunen, E. 2008) "A critical review of research on information behavior in assigned learning tasks." Journal of Documentation , 64 (6), 893 - 914. Hjørland, B. PRISMA.COM , 4(7), 4-15.
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
    [2009] What makes a sticky web site?
    I was just talking with Sandra Gail Abbott about Facebook and what a time sink it can be, and I had one of those a ha moments. Fast forward to Web 2.0. Facebook has stickiness that an online retailer would give an eyetooth for. can easily spend an hour every morning catching up, following comments, sending nudges, you know the drill.
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