Wednesday, October 31, 2007

No place for Social Software in the Enterprise?
  • Thomas Davenport wonders where 'working' is in Social Networking.
  • John M. Willis "isn't surprised" why Social Software is not in Gartner's Magic Quadrant
  • Jeff Brainard sees big money in Enterprise 2.0 up to 2011.
Could be a classic case of wisdom of crowds?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Old Media is Dying?

Perhaps it just needs a more participatory shot in the arm.

Read more of George Dearing's thoughts on this.

How about walking the talk? First stop could be Community Walk. That takes care of Space; now there must be a way to embed an element of Time. I am thinking of Dandelife.

Friday, October 26, 2007

For what this is worth

Just thought I'd preserve this for future reference of historical trivia buffs. (Only in the Philippines...)

An alternative source of the image is here. With apologies to

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

How do you measure the value of Social Media?

FaberNovel gives some compelling insights (View slide 28, in particular) in an analysis of the Facebook phenomenon.

[via Oren Sreebny]

Monday, October 22, 2007

How much can you handle?

aka "A Vision of Students Today" by Michael Wesch.

Guess what purpose the following rows serve?

Not working? Go here.

[via knrrita]

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Peer-Controlled or Moderated Online Environment ?

Ke Zhang and Kyle L. Peck's paper (2003) could give some interesting insights for teachers considering the use of social learning environments.
"Three conclusions were reached:
  1. Groups assigned to moderated forums displayed significantly higher reasoning scores than those in the peer-controlled condition, but the moderation did not affect correctness of solutions.
  2. Students in the moderated forums reported being more likely to choose to use an optional online forum for future collaborations.
  3. Students who reported having no difficulty during collaboration reported being more likely to choose to use an optional online forum in the future."

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Should everyone be blogging?

Scott Allen puts it this way:
"A blog may become as important, if not more important, than your resume. The resume may get you onto the long list, but the blog is definitely a tool to get onto the short list. If you're trying to position yourself as an expert, then you should be blogging about your topic and building relationships with other people in your industry who are thinking about and talking about the same topic. And when I say you want to position yourself as an expert, I'm not talking about being a professional info-guru. If your business value is centered around your expertise on a particular topic, then you should be writing about it."
More from an interview with's Allan Hoffman here.
And so IMF embraces blogging too

"The IMF's Economic Counselor, Simon Johnson, launched the blog in conjunction with the fall meetings of the IMF and its sister organization, the World Bank, in Washington from Saturday through Monday."


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

IBM adopts web ‘mash-up’ technology in new software

Thus reports Erwin Oliva saying that:
"[Big Blue] has released a new version of Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino that mixes and matches what customers want with existing applications."
More here.

Of course the Friendster Generation would know how to use those tools. Question is "Would they do that purposively? "

Now as to the "digitally aware" set who still comprises a huge portion of the existing workforce (schools included), the question is "Are they ready for the Friendster Generation?"

Seems like school reform is getting more complicated.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Facebook is in decline?

And I've been a member for barely 2 months. To think I consider myself an early adopter. Dog years on the Internet could perhaps partly explain it.

Read Ian Betteridge's blog entry to get some deeper insights.
Lawrence Lessig on Corruption - alpha version

Very timeless (timely?) I like that part with a quote from Thomas Jefferson (1784):
"[We] should look forward to a time, and that's not a distant one, when corruption in this, as in the country from which we derive our origin, will have seized the heads of government, and be spread by them through the body of the people; when they will purchase the voices of the people, and make them pay the price. "
Not for the faint of heart. If the shoe fits.

Read more of Mr. Lessig's blog entry here.

[via Cory Doctorow]

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Enterprise 2.0 isn't a buzzword?

Perhaps two years from now, especially when people start raving about Enterprise 3.0.

Meanwhile, let's soak up what Jennifer Okimoto's presentation has to say, in Luis Suarez' slideshare:

[via Rich Hoeg]

Friday, October 12, 2007

Bloggers’ Kapihan 2.0: Blog Ed 101

About time we Pinoys co-create in the name of Education.

Read more here.

[via Erwin Oliva]
"Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Calls Rivals 'Pretenders'"

Thus reports

"Ballmer said Microsoft realizes computing is in the midst of a shift from desktop-centric to a more balanced world that interweaves the best of the Web, the PC, enterprise functionality like manageability, and the explosion of different devices, but that companies looking to develop platforms on a larger scale have far to go."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

"Soft " Peer Reviewed Journal

For authors looking to publish in journals but can't get past the usual hard peer review, this might just cut it.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Too much "irrelevant" adverts in Old Media?

(Read: Radio)


Jazz Lounge  radio -

Thanks AJ Batac.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Just thought I'd share this

Education for All - Philippines

The "deadline" is 2015. Click here to sign the petition.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Microsoft looks to Social Networking for Zune

PC World reports that Microsoft is throwing in social network behind it's new range of Zune. Apart from the Social Software part, the move seems to be a play not just against iPod but also to steal market share from Sandisk and Creative. Worth watching. More here.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Social network in 10 years

Some key points from AlwaysOn Stanford Summit on August 16, 2007

NOT technology BUT self-expression, ubiquity, universal, more personal, more vertical (niche, passionate)

In 10 years, this could be a regular question: "Who owns your friends/network?"

OpenID? or Differentiated identity?

Still about tagetted (via tagging) advertising and transaction models.

A couple of ideas for a tagline:

Transforming your desktop into a webware.

Taking Learning Objects to the embeddable level.