Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations

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SNA tools: what are we measuring?

SNA tools have a certain allure, since they sound logical; but the problem is the data we have to feed them. Email and Document stores are not enough to produce a real picture of organisational networks. We need first to create the myriad of weak signals that can allow online social networks to develop before we can hope to derive actionable intelligence.

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Contactivity 2006

If you’ve looked at our recently you may have spotted a new public space

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Mathemagenic: learning and KM insights – Thursday, June 23, 2005

email triage

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Peripheral vision and ambient knowledge

Dave Snowden talks about how we make sense through pattern matching rather than linear analysis. Social software can support this process by improving our peripheral vision and helping us organise our own eco-system of links, cues and sources to improve our sense making and decision making ability. My own presentation, linked from the piece, describes how we can go about achieving this.

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Conference: Exploiting Social Networking in Organizations

Dave Gurteen’s 5th Annual Knowledge Conference will focus on Exploiting Social Networking in Organizations and I will be speaking about “Building Informal Knowledge-Sharing Networks using Social Software” (video preview available!)

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The writing process as a barrier to knowledge sharing

It’s all well and good having the tools to share knowledge, but people with little confidence in their own writing ability are unlikely to use them.

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Looking for information

How do people find information? What sources do they prefer? And what are the implications for knowledge sharing applications?

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Social Tools for the Enterprise Symposium

Social Tools for the Enterprise Symposium, London, July 12, 2004

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BlogTalk opening session notes

BlogTalk opening keynote and first panel

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From content to connectivity; corporate to personal

knowledge is stored in social structures and networks rather than databases

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