Daily updates on what I’m reading
- The FASTForward Blog » Enterprise 2.0 Adoption Research from Cecile Demailly: Commentary by Bill Ives – CLIP: The report suggests that, “communicating externally about the internal change may help to change the mindsets internally.” This is an interesting idea. Those that have been successful in enterprise 2.0 are by definition early adopters who often like to promote their efforts in the external world. This external promotion will indicate the importance of the transformation, as well as potentially provide more pride within the workplace.Finally, it added that it helps when “new educational modes: mentoring and collaborative learning, structured or unstructured, when the community takes care of improving each one’s participation.” I have always found that collaborative peer learning produces the best results. Enterprise 2.0 tools now allow for this peer learning to be more effective. For example, I have seen several instances where switching to blogs in the learning platform dramatically increased results.
- A Work in Progress: How technology is shaping the way we tell stories – AustinChronicle.com – CLIP: “Like prior moments of rapid media development – script to movable type & the proliferation of books & other printed matter, to the invention of radio, cinema, & then TV – there has always been a “the sky is falling” response along with the flush of excitement at the brave new world the new medium ushers in. And yet, there is something particularly notable about the digital age that makes many media watchers pause. “What we saw in the past was an exploration of new ways to tell stories by both authors & readers,” Carr said, referring to prior new media waves. “It worries me that we don’t see the new influx in narrative. Every new medium exposed opportunities for storytelling. Why is this important new electronic medium not conducive to narrative?” & CLIP: “She agrees that as “people become fatigued with the peppering of information,” the presentation & consumption of story that requires time & attention will have a place again. How stories will be consumed is what will change.”
- Why location based apps are getting traction on the increasingly mobile web – CLIPS: “If Twitter’s raison d’etre is “what are you doing?”, then location based social network apps like Gowalla and Foursquare refine that to “where are you doing it?” And as SXSWi fast approaches, people like Robert Scoble are dubbing this years’ web-geek spring break “the location based SXSW”” and “When Twitter first began to percolate up in the public lexicon, many thought it was dumb, and back in 2006, I was a skeptic as well. I’m operating under the premise that if you’re reading this, you don’t doubt Twitter’s importance. But now, why check in throughout the day and share the geographic details of your travels with your various social networks? What precisely is the point? Still somewhat dubious myself, I polled my Twitter network. How important are place based networks like foursquare and gowalla to businesses and users? What are their impact on the social web? Are they moving the dial? …… What unfolds is a tale of risk, reward, and redemption.”
- The Future of the Internet IV | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project – CLIP: “A survey of nearly 900 Internet stakeholders reveals fascinating new perspectives on the way the Internet is affecting human intelligence and the ways that information is being shared and rendered. The web-based survey gathered opinions from prominent scientists, business leaders, consultants, writers and technology developers. It is the fourth in a series of Internet expert studies conducted by the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University and the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. In this report, we cover experts’ thoughts on the following issues:
* Will Google make us stupid?
* Will the internet enhance or detract from reading, writing, and rendering of knowledge?
* Is the next wave of innovation in technology, gadgets, and applications pretty clear now, or will the most interesting developments between now and 2020 come “out of the blue”?
* Will the end-to-end principle of the internet still prevail in 10 years …… “
- DICE 2010: “Design Outside the Box” Presentation Videos – G4tv.com – Great talk by Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Jesse Schell at DICE2010. Particularly like his take on the psychology behind reality vs fantasy – and how reality is sneaking up on us!