A working-day of a knowledge worker in 2030

12-01-2011 – Filed under knowledge-managementcreativityfutureinnovationsharing

Let’s say one day you arrive at work – a mainly knowledge-driven organization, such as a consultancy, where you don’t have an office, not even a position, nor a particular function. So to start your day, you first get a selection of all projects, ideas and problems that your organization…

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A shift in information sharing: Faster, more intensive and direct

18-12-2009 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementcollaborationsharingsocial-networktwitter

Something has changed. Information sharing isn’t what it used to be. We are in a middle of a network transformation as information sharing becomes faster, more intensive and more interconnected. In terms of collaboration and innovation, it is exciting, but in terms of speed, we might reach our limits. Twitter…

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Reach your audience – don't talk about Web 2.0 or social media

05-12-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementblogginginspirationpersonal-knowledge-managamentsharingsocial-bookmarkingsocial-networksocial-softwaretagging

Is it enough to present to an audience the many opportunities of the web and the “amazing” variety of web tools existing nowadays? From my previous presentation experiences throughout this year, I can say I doubt it. Surely you can catch the attention or curiosity of some of your audience,…

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NGO2.0 is all about learning and ideas (2)

04-04-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementcivil societyculturengoopennessorganizational-learningsharing

As I have previously argued in a recent post, many NGOs have quite conventional organizing forms, facing the challenge of openness and often not founding a way to deal with open networks and a two way conversation. A key step to openness and different understanding of roles such as an…

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How does social software get in an organization?

25-02-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementcultureintranetopennesssharing

**In older days, new software and applications came to an organization via the IT department. Nowadays, it is easier for social software to reach organizations in different ways because no firewall can stop it. To keep social software and its potential for knowledge sharing behind the firewall it is a…

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Pitfalls of micro blogging via Twitter

25-11-2007 – Filed under communicationbloggingnetworkprivacysharing

In my last post I described the potential for social networks by tweets and statuses, but now I would like to add to it some links of interesting blog posts about Twitter and its potential. There is, for example, Nancy White, collecting collaboration stories over Twitter. Another interesting post from…

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10 reasons why statuses and tweets are a key for social networks

19-11-2007 – Filed under communicationmobileopennesssharingsocial-network

For the past weeks I have been experimenting with Twitter and Facebook. I have checked out the value of statuses (Facebook) and tweets (Twitter) over these two social network tools. For those of you who do not know, Facebook is a social network platform which lets one not only to…

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Web2.0, knowledge sharing and IT departments

17-10-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementsharingtechnology

Here in Germany, Web2.0 is in everybody’s mouth. Newspapers have been reporting about it lately, and some things are around the buzz word–blogs, wikis, social networks, wikipedia, facebook or youtube, get more and more attention. Whereas in the first wave most people wondered where and when will the next cool…

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web2fordev conference impressions (1)

29-09-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dconferenceopen-sourceopennessrural-developmentsharingweb2fordev

Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to blog during the web2fordev conference. Organization work was more than what I expected, and of course there were so many interesting people to talk to around, I just couldn’t let go. Favourably, we got about 50 blog posts mainly from our journalists,…

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Few steps to a powerful social software application

08-09-2007 – Filed under communicationICT4Dfeedopen-sourcesharingsocial-networkweb2fordev

I have been dealing with different kinds of content management systems for some years now. What I find fascinating lately it is how applications became powerful and how easy they are to handle by non-experts. **Through these applications, creating social media and networking is possible for everybody. **Wikis and blogs…

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Does Twitter make sense?

19-08-2007 – Filed under activismcommunicationafricamobilesharing

To begin with, I have to say, I am not a Twitter user. I have signed up for an account but have not used it at all. I, personally, prefer tools such as Skype. But still, I am willing to be convinced that it does bring an advantage for personal…

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An Email alternative: four dimension of feeds (RSS) in organizations

10-08-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementcommunity-of-practicefeedsharingwiki

To continue with my post “What is enterprise2.0,” I wrote a case study for organizational blogging. Inspired by the posts from EnterpriseRSS, Paul Dunay, I want to focus this time on RSS and feeds. In my opinion feeds can make a decisive difference in getting the right information at the…

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10 lessons learnt from ICT4D

05-08-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dconnectivityculturelearningopen-sourcesharing

Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) is still a fairly new theme in the development arena. Throughout the years ICT4D has diversified in many different sub-themes such as e-governance, e-agriculture, e-health, education, etc. Although there have been successful stories, the high hopes had often not been realized in many…

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Connect lessons learnt through tagging

25-07-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementcommunity-of-practicelearningsharingsocial-networktagging

Yesterday, I read a blog post about “How do you convince people to share failures?” and I also heard about an interesting lessons learnt website project which was implemented some years ago. In that project station masters were asked to give regular information about their stations such as statistics. Secondly…

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Can free and open source software make a difference in developing countries?

23-07-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dbusinessculturedevelopmentlearningnetworkopen-sourcesharing

I have already written before about the concept of open source, but this time I want to highlight the potential of free and open source software (FOSS). I attended a while ago an interesting presentation on free and open source software by Andrea Götzke and Balthas Seibold. What I found…

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Good practice: Group blogging in an organization

20-07-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementbloggingcollaborationorganizational-learningsharing

For the “I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate“  blog, I wrote a post about internal organizational blogging, as an example of how web2.0 can be used to change communications and enhance knowledge sharing. Behind “e-collaborate”, there is a great community of pratice to exchange experiences for online knowledge sharing and collaboration….

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Implications of knowlegde sharing through the web

18-07-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementlearningopennessorganizational-learningsharingwiki

While reading “everything is miscelleanous”, I found a quote by Michael Gorman, president of the American Library Assiciation, in Library Journal back in 2005: “Given the quality of the writing in the blogs I have seen, I doubt that many of the Blog People are in the habit of sustained…

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A learning story: My way to web2.0

26-06-2007 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementbloggingfeedlearningnetworksharingsocial-bookmarkingtagging

Lost in the old web ) Throughout the last years I have had mixed emotions about the Internet. On one hand, I was amazed about people, news, themes etc., but on the other hand, I was not satisfied with the overwhelming load of information and the difficulty of obtaining it…

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NPK4DEV – a collaborative tagging experience

14-06-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementcommunity-of-practicenpk4devsharingsocial-bookmarkingtagging

I remember when I came across those weird looking different size word aggregations on websites and wondered what were they? When I read about tagging and tag clouds I was first skeptical about it and asked myself what is the benefit of them? Nowadays I am fascinated, how tags can…

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What is enterprise2.0? Five pillars for efficient knowledge sharing

10-06-2007 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementbloggingfeednetworksharingsocial-bookmarkingtaggingwiki

Imagine you can share your bookmarks with your colleagues, find your documents and emails quickly through tagging, write about your work experiences on your personal homepage (blog), and document all project team work in a wiki. The result is a revolutionary different way to share knowledge online within an organization….

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How can Web2.0 contribute to development?

08-06-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationsharingsocial-networkweb2fordev

I am part of the organization team for the web2fordev conference in Rome, this coming September, and therefore I am excited to anounce our new blog here too. Dear friends, colleagues, bloggers and readers, Here are a few questions for you. How can Web2.0 contribute to development? What are your…

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Do new web applications benefit the poor?

04-06-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dafricabloggingcomputerconnectivityopen-sourcesharingsocial-networkweb2fordevwiki

I was curious when an article titled Web 2.0 can benefit the world’s poor appeared on Scidev.net. The authors Waleed al-Shobakky and Jack Imsdahl see in new web applications, such as Google docs, a great potential for developing countries. They write, “Web 2.0 can help these students create documents, track…

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