Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming
Improved collective performance: Investing in Web 2.0 - Knowledge BoardWe are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. They are almost household names. This is not so of a new generation of social networking technology, which is being used to provide software services under trading names such as Ning, CollectiveX, Sossoon, Hiitch, Huddle, Mzinga, British Telecom's Workspace (project management), Clearspace, and even Microsoft's Sharepoint.
How does management respond to this? Traditional senior and middle managers, who have been taught to assure operational predictability by securing tight control over workforce behaviour and events, must be prepared to manage in a different and more subtle way. The reward for a controlled implementation, approached with a high degree of professionalism, is a system which will likely reap benefits for all involved.
Informal learning - the next big thing? - Training ZoneWe are on the threshold of a paradigm shift in learning. We have new learning environments and tools that enable us to access knowledge more effectively and to share and collaborate in better ways.
Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar
- Twitter is simple
- Twitter works like people do
- Twitter cooperates well with others
- Twitter transcends the web
- Twitter is user-extensible
- Twitter evolves quickly