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Social enterprise protocols

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Followed a link from Judith Meskill’s Knowledge notes – social and knowledge networking protocols and reached to very interesting article on The social enterprise by Jon Udell.

Will enterprises keep and cultivate more ‘knowledge workers’ with the adoption of these tools and practices? Will these collaboration enhancing vehicles — incorporating trust, technology, and privacy — help ease the transition from the last thrashing vestiges of an Industrial Age into a viable Virtual Age?

If individuals agree to work transparently, they (and their employers) can know more, do more, and sell more.

For Tacit’s Gilmour, the hard problem is figuring out “who knows what.” Given a set of connections among people, documents, and topics, he says figuring out “who knows who” is straightforward, which is why Tacit now wants to add that capability to its product.

Even in an anonymous network, everything is ultimately trackable. “That’s going to open up a lot of the dirty little secrets,” Pope says, and “shine a light in the dark corners of our business.” Can transparency and privacy coexist?

The enterprise has a legitimate interest in finding bottlenecks. “Privacy privileges are constructive when applied to who-knows-what and who-knows-whom,” he says. “But we don’t think you’re entitled to privacy about whether you’re available for interaction.”

Written by anol

March 30th, 2004 at 11:12 am

Posted in Wanton Posts

Blog for project management

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Jon Udell’s guide for Publishing a project Weblog

“As a project manager, I wish I had an authoring interface that has the same ease of use as weblog writing interfaces, but allows for more logical structuring of information, rather than putting everything on a calendar roll.”

Running a project Weblog is a great way to collect, organize, and publish the documents and discussions that are the lifeblood of the project and to shape these raw materials into a coherent narrative. The serial nature of the Weblog helps you make it the project’s newspaper of record. This kind of storytelling can become a powerful way to focus the attention of a group. The desire to listen to a compelling story and find out what happens next is a deep human instinct.

Thanks to : scale|free

Related posts:
Blog for dialogue
Sharing knowledge in organisations through blogging?
Weblogs for Learning

Written by anol

March 30th, 2004 at 11:09 am

Posted in Social Media


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Sebastian honored me today by adding my soulsoup into Seblogging list of sources.

“As long as you keep adding, shaking, and mixing … the color and flavor of your syndication cocktail never remains the same.“

Thanks a lot. As a new blogger this is a great motivation.

Written by anol

March 30th, 2004 at 11:07 am

Posted in Wanton Posts

Random Questions: Random Answers

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An entry from colors magazine archive – random question to random people and random answers.
I tend to retain more information when I read it in FAQ format.
Long ago mindful learner posted about “Writing style” – the question/answer style of writing.
Is their any scientific or not-so-scientific theory about the correlation between FAQ and knowledge retention?

Written by anol

March 30th, 2004 at 11:06 am

Posted in Rich Media Design

Google goes personal

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Google is about to launch personalized search option. Try out the beta here.
It works like this:

1. Select Categories and subcategories ( and sub-sub-categories) of your interest

2. Enter search parameters as normal google search

3. Then the search results can be personalized by a “personalizing slider”

4. Results which falls under the pre-selected (in the step one) category and subcategory will be marked by an icon like this

Although still it is very few permutation and combination of categories and subcategories and the search result after personalization are little weird, but it looks promising and I am going to add it to my “You Choose” learning tools list.

Written by anol

March 30th, 2004 at 11:02 am

Posted in Wanton Posts