Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done!

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Social learning through networks. Social learning occurs pretty much all the time these days. The key to social learning networks is learning through collaboration with colleagues.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Earlier this week, I attended a Twitter Camp billed Twitter is not for dummies. I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. For example, I use Twitter as an international community of practice.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn.

Twitter reflections – a year later

Spark Your Interest

It was about a year ago that I started seriously using Twitter. Well, after a year of solid Twitter use, here’s what I’ve noticed: To get professional value from Twitter, you have to follow people who tweet good stuff, it ain’t about friends, which is something that you have to get over. It is the opposite of Facebook, but people lump them together as “social networking&#.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

The front runner is business champions. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business. Intrinsic motivation is obvious to anyone who knows the saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink” In other words, you can unleash your business champions and push all the promotion you like, but if the individuals who comprise your target audience lack a collaborative attitude, they won’t use Yammer.

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A circular argument

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s Google’s trump card against the likes of Facebook and Twitter. The achilles heel of Facebook is that its friending system is binary: either you are my friend or you are not. Granted, I’m no Facebook expert, so maybe this can be done.

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Twitter Digest for 2011-05-29

Jane Hart

Social Business? It Depends What You Mean By Social [link] #. How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning, fm edutopia, [link] #. 1/2 @ ipttoolkit The future is NOT LMSs that include social functionality. iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources fm @ hjarche [link] #. "30 "30 ways to use SoMe for working/learning smarter" Free 6 wk online social prog begins tomorrow Mon 30 Find out more [link] #. Twitter twitter

There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

and Social Learning in business. Amy Kucharik from IT Knowledge Exchange reported Cisco's John Chambers rallying speech on how Cisco is implementing Social Networking, in a rather massive way. Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Adding Vision to Social Networking.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

The front runner is business champions. These enthusiastic users encourage the use of Yammer with their colleagues across the business. Not to mention that just about everyone knows how to use Facebook or Twitter already, so in that sense they have prior knowledge.

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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). I can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn.

eLearning Grows Small Businesses

TOPYX LMS

Employees are a small business’ most valuable assets. Without a doubt, human capital enables the success of a small business. Small businesses count on the teamwork of a few people to fulfill great demands. Collaboration is Key to Business Growth.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Twitter gets a bad rap. Twitter is a marketer’s dream.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-26

Jane Hart

Doctors who are not on Facebook, Twitter and blogs risk becoming irrelevant; my USA Today op-ed [link] #. RT @ hjarche : RT @ bduperrin : Without Workflow, Social Business Is Doomed [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitterTweet. Don’t know how I missed this one: “Moving toward 2020: the learning decade&# [link] #. YouTube: Two Days’ Worth of Video Uploaded Every Minute [link] via @ mashable #.

Why is Twitter no longer No 1 on the Top Tools for Learning list?

Jane Hart

After 7 years at the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning , this year Twitter fell back to No 3 place in 2016, and there’s been some talk why this is the case, so I thought I’d examine some of the reasons here. decided not to pursue a bid for Twitter Inc. Social learning

Twitter Tips for Your Business

OpenSesame

Use a social media management tool. If you’re just beginning with Twitter, it can be daunting trying to keep up with the 24/7 activity. But you don’t have to sit in front of your computer all day – you can use a social media dashboard application. Business Skills Posts

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-09

Jane Hart

42 Fresh Facts About Twitter & Facebook… | Bit Rebels [link] via @ bitrebels #. Social Media Interaction Pattern Library – how people interact with social media [link] #. The story of myThoughtWorks – A social intranet: [link] #. RT @ ElearningGuru : Harvard Business Review:The Future of Work & Social Business Leadership Gamification http:/… (cont) [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitter

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. When is it most useful to use Twitter?

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My Twitter hero

E-Learning Provocateur

Soon after, I finally got around to reading 3 Examples of Stellar Social Media Customer Service. A few weeks later, she posted photos of the tabletop explosion on Pottery Barn’s Facebook fan page. Calling both the customer service line and the store where she bought the table didn’t get her anywhere, but complaining on Facebook did. Kudos to Pottery Barn’s social media team, but shame on the brand overall. Stellar service on social media.

Twitter Basics

Web Tools for Learners

Want to more about how Twitter works and what it’s good for? The FastForward Blog Guide to Twitter. Tags: blogging Twitter business learning communication social_web social network socialmedia Check out [link].

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-28

Jane Hart

Leading and Managing (Networked) People Must Evolve [link] #. My webinar slides “Social Media and its impact on how we learn in the workplace&# now available here [link] # sociallearn #. link] <OMG, no social learning there then #. “An apostrophe Is the difference between a business that knows its shit and a business that knows it’s shit&# [link] <LOL #. What happens when social networking collides with the corporate Intranet?

Twitter Means Business

Web Tools for Learners

I’m ambivalent about my title because I use Twitter mainly for learning, communication, and entertainment. I recognize, however, that business is becoming increasingly a part of Twitter. So different from invitations in symetrical social sites.).

Social LMS: The future of online education

Academy of Mine

But one of the critical features of any LMS must be an integrated “Social Platform” which is not just a nice to have feature but a “must have” for any modern LMS.

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Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. is up - Adventures in Corporate Education , April 18, 2009 Facilitating a twitter chat - Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning , March 9, 2010 To get Twitter you gotta Tweet! subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-14

Jane Hart

RT @ CommonCraft : In case you missed it: We are now a video subscription service for educators and businesses: [link] #. Google Plus vs Facebook infographic [link] #. It’s about networks [link] by @ hjarche #. My upcoming webinar Social Media and its impact on how we learn in the workplace [link] # realwplearn #. Real power of learning is social, by @ charlesjennnings Pt 1 [link] and Pt 2 [link] # realwplearn #. Powered by Twitter Tools. Twitter twitte

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. But only 10% walk the social talk!

Coming late to the Twitter party

Spark Your Interest

It’s been a few months since I joined the Twitter party – a little late (fashionably late?) Mistakes I’ve made – well nothing too dramatic, I hope - typos that others have pointed out (hate that), misattributed something (not intended), forgot the # in a #lrnchat – and had to re-type (probably annoying for those in my LinkedIn network). But since they are not on Twitter, gotta go back to other methods of pinging so to speak.

The Spymaster Game on Twitter

Upside Learning

If you’re on Twitter and have missed Spymaster - where in the world have you been? All the rage last week, you’ve probably seen the many #spymaster tweets from tweeps in your network.