From A-Z to Organization2.0: U - Usability = Higher Motiviation

08-08-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementmotivationorganizationsocial-mediasocial-softwareusabilitywiki

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z No doubt in recent years web application has been improving significantly in terms of usability. Particularly, the beta mode approach often involves users to…

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A - Adaptation: From A-Z — the long trail of web2.0 in an organization

25-05-2008 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementcultureorganizationsocial-mediawikiwork

Three years ago I started experimenting for the first time with web2.0 at my organization (GTZ). In Egypt, we implemented a blog to link different projects of GTZ. Since then, I have been taking part in several initiatives and joined many discussions with the IT, communication, knowledge management and other…

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Spoil the user? Why are not always the WYSIWYG Editors the right way?

11-04-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementcollaborationconferenceparticipationrepublicawiki

Last week, I was at the re-publica.de conference. Often, the most interesting aspect of conferences are the side talks with other visitors. And this one was not the exception. I had a great chat with Martin Koser, an enterprise2.0 expert (with excellent bookmarks) and Andreas Gohr, the head developer of…

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web2fordev conference impressions (2)

30-09-2007 – Filed under ICT4Dcollaborationconferenceculturefeednetworkopennessrssweb2fordevwiki

Complexity Another key lesson was the big question of ‘how to best combine all these web2.0 tools to obtain better results.’ Everybody is still experimenting –this might be what web2.0 is all about. Nevertheless, I understood the importance of taking a holistic approach and use a combination of blogs according…

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10 arguments for web2.0 in an organization

03-09-2007 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementfeednetworkopennesssocial-bookmarkingsocial-networkwiki

It is not always easy to argue in favour of web2.0 tools when you are faced with these arguments: More information? My mailbox already drives me nuts! The content written by some people is often so irrelevant and just for entertainment. I spent already so much time online and now…

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Open public relation - a contradiction?

23-08-2007 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementcollaborationpublic-relationwiki

The authors of the book wikinomics left the last chapter open to be written by the interested community. This experiment worked very good and proved the authors main thesis: we are entering the era of mass collaboration. With great results, their experiment got extended. Now various authors write together on…

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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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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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Weekly links July (2)

15-07-2007 – Filed under linkswiki

Howard Rheingold about our mobile world An insightful interview with the author of the book “Smart Mobs.” 11 deadly knowledge management sins Interesting post by David Snowden. One quote I liked particular:” Knowledge is all about action, making decisions creating innovative ideas. It is always contextual and is by necessarily…

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10 challenges for web2.0 in organizations

04-07-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementbloggingfacilitationnetworktaggingwiki

I previously wrote on a post about the great effects that web2.0 tools can have in organizations or enterprises. This time I want to list 10 main challenges which organizations face when putting into action tools such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking etc. I deem that it is much more…

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KM4DEV workshop 2007 - peer learning as its best

21-06-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementfacilitationkm4devlearningsocial-bookmarkingwiki

I have just spent three days of intensive discussions with interesting people from around the world, who work in different areas of knowledge management for development (KM4DEV). Besides of some sessions, the three day event had an open sharing and learning approach by leaving it up to the participants to…

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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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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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Wikinomics: Being open, peering, sharing and acting globally

23-05-2007 – Filed under booksbusinesscollaborationsciencewiki

Recently I finished reading the book Wikinomics. I wondered whether it is just another buzzword or if it contributes to the discussion of how the Internet changes our world. In any case the authors left some answers open to be written by the readers themselves. After reading the introduction I…

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Unconference - an online learning approach in real world

17-05-2007 – Filed under knowledge-managementcollaborationlearningsocial-networkunconferencewiki

Unconferences are spreading around the world and it proves that Internet communication behaviour, knowledge sharing approaches, and the open source philosophy transcend into real world. But what is unconference? Basically it is a get together of people who would like to exchange certain themes. Interested persons can join the two…

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