Category Archives: collaboration

Library of Congress and Flickr


File this under this-is-the-coolest-thing-I’ve-read-today. The Library of Congress and photosharing site Flickr today announced a partnership that will put photos from the LoC’s collection online in a social environment and users to interact with them. The Library is home to … Continue reading

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Collaboration is about people


James Robertson has some thoughts about collaboration – bringing up the point that it is first and foremost about people … or person-to-person interactions and dynamics.  Some of my favorite lil’ gems … It make no sense to roll out … Continue reading

Posted in business models, collaboration, enterprise 2.0, knowledge management, technology, web 2.0, web culture

Varia


Slashdot: US Control of Internet Remains an Issue  … my question: what is a truly good or compelling reason for this? I’ve not yet heard one – other than they just don’t like the U.S. having it. Gotta be a … Continue reading

Posted in business models, collaboration, enterprise 2.0, facebook, informal learning, learning, Miscellany, Net Generation, presentation tools, presentations, social networks, stupid stupid companies, technology, web 2.0, web culture

KPMG Survey on Enterprise2.0/Web2.0


Interesting information from a KPMG survey:  Web 2.0 Tools Fostering Collaboration – and Risk. Trying to bring participative web apps/platforms/tools into work (focusing on getting tasks done or managing a small project) is generally not difficult on an individual level. … Continue reading

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ning at 100,000 – nature of social networks


Just read Michael Arrington’s post about Ning getting to 100,000 networks this weekend.  This is cool, since Ning’s demise was spoken about back in January 2006 …  And …  Marc Andreessen, founder of Ning, gives his own assessment of this milestone. … Continue reading

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Google Docs in Plain English – from CommonCraft


Hot diggity! another simple and straightforward explanation of Google Docs. These guys at CommonCraft simply rock! Oh to send this to everyone I work with who still insist on emailing the design documents, storyboards, and such … ARRRRRRRRGH (by the … Continue reading

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Enterprise 2.0 – "Social Networking within the firewall…"


Meet Charlie … an interesting Slideshare presentation that (IMHO) explains the concepts of this thing called enterprise 2.0 … extolling the use of RSS, wikis, blogs, social networking, web-based collaboration and project management, and podcasting, to name a few. Sounds promising, … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, collaborative writing, enterprise 2.0, informal learning, knowledge transfer, presentations, productivity, social networks, technology, web 2.0, web culture, wiki | 4 Comments

One head is better than two or more


Marc Andreessen quotes from the book The Medici Effect in his post Why brainstorming is a bad idea. And apparently, this has been demonstrated to be so waaaaaaay back in 1958! To their surprise, the researchers found that virtual groups, … Continue reading

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Collaboration isn’t easy. Duh! But ignore at your peril


Irwin Lazar at Collaboration Loop has an article: Collaboration Is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping … where he opines about his experiences with organizations who try to deploy collaboration tools and platforms. In my conversations with enterprises I’ve seen hodge-podge of … Continue reading

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The first word shouldn’t be "no"


Change is uncomfortable, at least … and downright threatening to some (I know … big revelation here, huh?).  I’ve encountered folks whose “fight or flight” response kicked in when confronted with some pretty major changes.  The common characteristic of them … Continue reading

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