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What Kind of Online Community Do You Have Behind Your Firewall?

As CIOs and Chief Knowledge Officers bring tools that have been used on the Internet – blogs, wikis, microblogs, profiles – behind the firewall, they tend to expect the same results. "We'll have our own Wikipedia!" Or Facebook…or Twitter – you name it....

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If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

This post originally appeared on my blog, "Social Media Strategery." "Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals." - Clay Shirky at TED Cannes in June 2010 This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my...

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Mr. Popularity and Your Enterprise 2.0 Community

Let's do an experiment. Take five minutes and do a quick search of your organization's blogs, microblogs, wikis, and forums that are available behind your firewall - and then let me know what the most popular topics are. Do they involve "social media," "Web 2.0," ...

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Drive for Show, Putt for Dough – a Lesson for Enterprise 2.0 Platforms

Ever hear the phrase “Drive for Show, Putt for Dough?” It’s time-honored sports cliche that refers to the oohs and ahhs that a huge golf drive off the tee will elicit from the crowd. However, despite all the attention a big drive gets and hundreds of dollars a good driver...

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A short history of personal computing

A short history of personal computing. [A note: Before I get a lot of email, personal pronouns in this presentation vary by paragraph. I know it. It's on purpose.] Once upon a time there was a worker in an organization. The worker longed to contribute what he knew to help the...

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Chief Un-Silo Officer – please stand up!

I “borrowed” this headline from a twitter entry by Sameer Patel (Sameer Patel (@SameerPatel) 6/29/10 3:11 PM - When you locate the organizations Chief Un-Silo Officer, please let me know #e20 #CIO.). Sameer is being a bit cynical maybe but it captures the essence of many of the...

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Got a Problem with the Organization? Speak Up!!

Observation: People at large organizations tend to be like the passive-aggressive person who complains and complains about you about your mutual friends but will never actually have a conversation with you about what’s bothering him/her. I’ve seen this behavior many times - from...

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Streams and Pages and Apps, Oh My!

I'm a big fan of the TWIG ( This Week in Google ) podcasts hosted by Leo Laporte and usually featuring Jeff Jarvis (author of What Would Google Do? ) and Gina Trapani (author of The Complete Guide to Google Wave ) and a random guest or two. On one of the recent shows (can't...

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Lessons from Microsoft on internal social engagement

Christian Finn from Microsoft (and he could also be a stunt double for Steve Ballmer ) gave an interesting presentation at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference on how they scaled their internal podcasting initiative -- called "Academy Mobile." Among the keys to success... Give people...

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Andrew McAfee Keynote -- 4 Key Enterprise 2.0 Tensions

I greatly enjoyed Andrew McAfee's keynote at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. During the keynote, he discussed 4 tensions that currently exist in the E2.0 space. Tension #1 -- "Cargo Cult vs. Infrastructure" During the years following World War II in the Pacific,...

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