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Things may get a bit bumpy here for the next day or few. I am moving Personal InfoCloud to a new service. I may expain the why then I get there or over on my blog. Things are going... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
One of the best lessons from social quantitative analysis in grad school (public policy) was learning to understand if you are viewing edge cases or the norm (mainstream). Humans have some common traits, but when you start to design or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
So, mid-day Friday the Wall Street Journal confirmed that Yammer agrees to sell to Microsoft. This doesn’t mean the deal is announced nor done, and even if that happens it isn’t over until it is over (as Yogi Berra says).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
Yesterday's news of the rumor that Microsoft is about to purchase Yammer surfaced and Bloomberg was able to get confirmations there were talks happening. This one seemed a little odd last evening as the rumor broke, but then the ambient... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
We have been here before. Where we are with social tools in organizations has been done before and not overly well. But, where we are today is a place we have been twice before in my working career. We had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
I am presenting "Beyond Simple Social" at Salesforce in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 30. Please join us - Eventbright free ticket. Interfaces for social software are simple. But designing, developing and managing social platforms is not. I will present... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
Overview In November of 2011 Gordon Ross and I presented What Urban Planning Can Teach Us About Social Business Design at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara (the presentation is loaded at the end of this post). I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
“Social is hard!” is something I hear repeatedly by most of my clients and those I talk to. It is one of the issues I continually run across in my work with organizations trying to better understand social software and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
This was written in April 2011 and a publication had interest in publishing it, but it didn't fit their editorial cycle so it sat. I have annotated this with an endnote to bring it current. A funny thing happened on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
There has been a lot of discussion of late in the social media circles about cooperation and how all social tools and services and their managers need to embrace that model. What is really clear is they have never run... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
A few years back I was talking about problems many people having problems with social interaction elements in their work social platforms (where it really clicked were many early adopter types who have used social web tools for many many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Personal InfoCloud
Lately, I've been getting asked what I am working on beyond client work, as there have been things popping up here and there that hint something is brewing. Well, there is and there isn’t something new, but something (one of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Personal InfoCloud
Last week Luis Suarez posted a fantastic piece KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same, which was not only dead on, but also brought to the forefront many discussions I have been having over the past few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at Personal InfoCloud
In 2006 I started using this graphic to explain social scaling and functionality around social tagging systems (then the x-axis was “times an object tagged”), as it helped bring to light the reality of what was to come from use.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Personal InfoCloud
Congratulations on the new role with Slideshare. That is a really great fit and I look forward to more great things from them. Socialtext is in a really great place and all there have done a great job building one of the best services going for social software in the Enterprise through deep understanding of an improved way to work, social interactions, and grasping real business needs in interweaving it all expertly.
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About two years ago I made a conscious effort not to use the term “trust” and encouraged those I was engaging for work and social interactions not to use the term. The problem is not the concept of trust, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Personal InfoCloud
Last week Jerry Mikcalsky’s Yi Tan Technology Community podcast was a discussion with Dave Snowden regarding his Complexity Framework Cynefin may have been the epiphany of the year for me. Jerry’s e-mail announcement provided background information so the conversation would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Personal InfoCloud
There was a kerfuffle a couple weeks back around Delicious when the social bookmarking service Delicious was marked for end of life by Yahoo, which caused a rather large number I know to go rather nuts. Yahoo, has made the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at Personal InfoCloud
The crowd of gurus and experts, particularly in the social media field, is more than annoying, it is troubling. Most have little understanding how things actually work, be it unmediated human social interactions (face-to-face) or people using tools and services... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Personal InfoCloud
Last week Microsoft Bing and Facebook announced Facebook is now part of Bing search. The part that has been touted the most is Bing's inclusion of Facebook Likes. For me this is really surprising as Like has very little value,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at Personal InfoCloud
Your missed connections and wishing you had known about friends coming into London, why, and calendar wishes is exactly the reason was created and it did a great job at surfacing this. Sadly, it is not being developed and few are feeding their travel to it much anymore. TripIt has sort of taken up some of that gap, but is yet to be optimal for that use and surfacing location focused potentials as a serendipity engine.
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When talking with organizations about social tools and logical social flows for information from ideas all the way to formal outcomes (white papers, process docs, product enhancement requirement documents, etc.) there have always been stated steps. Some of these steps... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Personal InfoCloud
This week's Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston was quite good. It is one of the few conference I still won't miss. The conference is a good mix of vendors, implementers, and those who live with those results while working hard... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Personal InfoCloud