I think like most records folks, I didn't start out to become a records manager, I sort of fell into it. In my case I worked for a software company in the industry, and around 2002 we decided to become a records management software company. I had some experience with government, both as an...
You can read more about my thoughts on building social capital and bridging social networks here on AIIM, and this post is a continuation of those themes with some thoughts on friend-of-a-friend (FOAF) networking
Similarly, when mobile networks were popularised, there were many attempts to increase subscriber numbers on individual networks by offering incentives to have family and friends connect through the same provider
In a previous post ( The Power of Circles ), I compared one of the most compelling new features of Google+ --circles-- to a Harvard Business Review article ( A Smarter way to Network , Cross and Thomas) on building efficient networks. On the surface, the ability to parse and filter your networks, creating targeted groups around specific topics, seems to fall in line with the points made in the article about the importance of limiting the size of your networks to get the most value out of them, or at least to enable you to refine your networks and focus on those relationships that will provide the greatest ROI (personally, professionally, spiritually, whatever)
While there has been a growth in business transactions across the networks, there are still a number of people on social networking sites that are strictly there for personal use
What we value most about social networks isn't the number of friends, invites, reconnects, or diversions from the dullness of rote tasks...Our firewalled networks have a forced look to them
Social Networks are sure getting a lot of attention these days; and when I read about them in news or in trade journals, I am not surprised to see that the issues about social networks are varied
The chasm separating excitement levels around social networking and governance could not be wider
Ubiquitous, contextual expertise location aligned with user's daily activities provides quantifiable value to businesses. In the endless quest for Enterprise 2.0 measurable value this is a silver bullet. As an organization grows, the value that an automated, contextual expertise location...
I recently heard someone saying that businesses must unify their social networks. They meant that a business should use one, and only one, social network for every business purpose