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Clearing-house post Part I : Feb 2007

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Where Do You Think You're Going, Mister!?

Knowledge sharing principles

From Anecdote

  • Encourage questions. Encourage people to ask questions, and recognise them when they do. Create opportunities for open and rigorous dialogue that allows assumptions to be explored and debated.
  • Go to the source. Knowledge deteriorates as it is transmitted through a hierarchy. Wherever possible find the source and have a conversation with them.
  • Share. Share what you know and help others to learn.
  • Relationships. Value relationships and understanding between all divisions and invest in the development of these relationships.

Top 10 ChangeThis downloads for January 2007

How To Be Creative by Hugh MacLeod
You are Being Lied To by Larry Winget
Reclaim Your Life by Stuart Levine
The Bootstrapper’s Bible by Seth Godin
Manifesto for Experimentation by Joseph Jaffe
Work as Refuge by Jonathon Flaum
Elegant Solutions by Matt May
How to Become a Customer Action Hero by Jeanne Bliss
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself by Rajesh Setty

Differentiate Your Blog or Die

By Brian @ Copyblogger

Don’t ask employees to be passionate about the company!

By Kathy Sierra

The company should behave just like a good user interface — support people in doing what they’re trying to do, and stay the hell out of their way. Applying the employer-as-UI model, the best company is one in which the employees are so engaged in their work that the company fades into the background.

Yahoo! Pipes: Rewire the Web


Pipes is an interactive feed aggregator and manipulator. Using Pipes, you can create feeds that are more powerful, useful and relevant.

Create your master feed with Yahoo! Pipes

from LifeHacker

More on feed mash-up and feed tool : Mash up RSS feeds with xFruits

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Web 2.0: Top 25 Apps to Grow your Business

From Directory Aviva

Manage everything from company finances, to client relations, to marketing with free or almost free Web 2.0 apps

6 Startup Lessons For The Year 2007

from Read/Write Web

Blogs and Wikis are publishing tools not collaboration tools?

By Dave Snowden

Blogs are conversations. As you link with other people;’s material, add their blogs to your RSS feed; a community forms. The conversation is asynchronous, but that is also true of most collaboration environments. In effect a blog is far more of a conversation than many a community of practice in that it opens to a wider network, the conversations are less controllable and you are as likely (if not more likely) to be challenged. Ego in a blog finds its own punishment as in any other environment.

Some Practical Uses of Social Networking within the Enterprise

By Luis Suarez

Northern Voice: Building Rich Communities with Wikis

By Nancy White with Stewart Mader and John Willinsky.

What Makes Social Tagging Work

By Patrick Lambe

taggers need to remember “their” stuff

tagged content collections are associated with people (this enables what I call rich serendipity)

you get sufficient scale in both tags and taggers to get meaningful tag clouds associated with content

Misunderstanding Project Planning as Anticipation

By Hal Macombe via Jack Vinson

Let’s look at the essence of planning. Planning is preparation for future action. Planning is a conversation. Planning leads us to promising. Anticipating the future is the job of forecasters not project managers. Good project managers know they can’t predict the future. The very best project managers make a habit of continuously re-planning their projects with the people who are performing the work.

Informal learning – the root of KM?

By Denham Grey

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Enterprise 2.0

By Bill Ives

Video blogging tutorial

from Steve Garfield, John Barth, Jason Crow and Four Eyed Monsters. @ New Media Literacy Site from MIT (Beth’s Blog)
The series covers the following topics:

1. Welcome to Videoblogging
2. Is Videoblogging News?
3. Basic Production
4. Community and Conversation
5. Filmmaking 2.0
6. Ethics and Ownership
7. Vlogs As Citizen Media

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February 26th, 2007 at 7:13 am

Getting back to normal!

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I was missing the action of blogosphere for last few days, first due to immense work pressure, then due to a crazy business trip.

There are some great news coming soon, my company is developing some cool web based applications on the asynchronous collaboration space for learning and knowledge management (and I am leading the project). Soon I will be able to blog about that.

Now I am trying to get back to normal mode. But my RSS reader is in scary condition! So many things to read!! Gimme couple of days – I will start with a usual ‘clearing house’ post and as 3rd blogoversary of SoulSoup in the horizon – I should write a longish article ASAP too. I know I know.

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February 26th, 2007 at 4:51 am

Posted in Wanton Posts

Edublogs Premium

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After immense success of James now offering Edublogs Premium a hosted Wordpress Multiuser blogging platform which enables you to set-up, almost instantly their own fully featured educational blog hosting service, Edublogs in a box, Edublogs Premium

Each site has all the functionality – and a bit more (like complete privacy options) – that I have at Edublogs. You can manage, create, design and run your own educational blogging site, fully hosted by us, for what I hope is a very very reasonable price (including free set-up to our first batch of clients too).

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February 5th, 2007 at 4:04 pm

We the media!

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From Wikipedia, Flickr to blogs and YouTube the rise of ‘we the media’ and the changing landscape of web based content where form and context is independent of each other – an awesome video by Michael Wesch, Assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University.


Via : Sachi LeFever and Alan Levine

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February 5th, 2007 at 5:26 am

The best presentation I have seen in recent time

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With spectacular and truly interactive graphics and the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, Hans Rosling debunks a few myths about the “developing” world. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s world-renowned Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a non-profit that brings vital global data to life.

(Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 20:35)


Link to the Google video for video non compatible RSS readers

Written by anol

February 2nd, 2007 at 4:46 am

Posted in Big Picture