Tag Archives: Facebook

Mapping the Social Age: the ecosystem of change

As i work on the book about the Social Age, i’ve spent some time charting the ecosystem of change. Change is constant, and not just in one area. Driven by technology, in a context of wider social change, everything is … Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas Learning: the sound of jingling bells

I’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age. Today, it’s all about social collaborative technology. I’ve got myself a new iPhone and, in the … Continue reading

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The Facebook Giraffe riddle: the proliferation of messages

I’m in the fortunate position in being a great lover of giraffes: fortunate in that the proliferation of photos of baby giraffes on Facebook has cheered me up no end. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t exist … Continue reading

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As worlds collide: formal and informal spaces in the Social Age

To understand the realities of the Social Age, we have to recognise that the boundaries between the formal and informal spaces in our lives have substantially collapsed. We inhabit a grey space where our communities, connections and conversations cross both. … Continue reading

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Social Lives

I had a great meeting in London yesterday: we talked about the changing nature of work in the Social Age, about the evolution of leadership, about the challenges of change. As we rode the lift back down to the lobby, … Continue reading

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The sense of community and the social: using virtual spaces for learning.

Three weeks ago i started the Learning Forum as a place to develop new ideas and collaborate in discussions around learning. We have nearly eighty people so far with discussion ranging across a number of topics around ‘learning‘. The recent … Continue reading

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Heading North: The iPad and my Dad.

As i may have mentioned, i’m travelling with my parents. Father has bought an iPad. After a lifetime of computing with PC’s, he’s also bought a book on the iPad. It’s about the size of a telephone directory for a … Continue reading

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Floating Facebook. Who owns social learning environments and our social media lives?

We increasingly live in social spaces online. For organising nights out with friends, to share photos of weddings, to connect with other people with an interest in gardening and to complain about the washing machine going wrong. We inhabit these … Continue reading

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How Facebook works to redefine social interactions. Changing the rule of ‘normal’.

We used to interact with a small number of people everyday, and a larger number of people on an irregular basis. Today, i interact with hundreds of people every day through social media channels. My broadcast persona is infinitely bigger … Continue reading

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The hazards of social media. How to use Google+ without hitting your head.

I’ve only been on a submarine once, but i remember it well because of the bump. When i first climbed down through the hatch, it was a totally alien environment. Grey, smelling of diesel, pipes everywhere, metal, cold, cramped, muffled … Continue reading

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