The Value of Average Influencers

Liz Gannes interviews Duncan Watts about a number of topics included in his new book "Everything is Obvious". I found his perspective on the challenges, reality and research focused on "Influencers" very interesting (about 3:17).   He suggests it is very difficult to identify the very few people that have strong influence in the network… […]

Human Behavior as the start of Social Design

Jenn Webb interviewed Paul Adams in prep for Web 2.0 Expo scheduled for later this month.   The interview is well worth a read. You should also keep an eye out for Paul's forth coming book titled "Social Circles" (I've already pre-ordered).    One of many interesting quotes from Paul's interview includes:  "Our (mobile) phone, or whatever we carry […]

Not all Graphs are the same

Chris Dixon, CEO of Hunch, recently presented at a GoogleTechTalk at the Google New York office. Chris talked about the value of Graphs … as in social, communications, intention, taste graphs … the evolution toward Graph Wars … and strategic choices important to developing graphs.   I was particularly interested in his question: "How are Communication […]

Dare to Share in the Enterprise

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Games @ Work

I wanted to refresh my thinking on the Guiding Principles of Game Design @ Work from my earlier post.    The Guiding Principles for Games @ Work were focused on making it easy for collaboration leaders and business users to: 1. Define clear boundaries, shared problem(s) and a community of collaborative business users   2. […]

Trust Deficits in Social Networks

"Social networks have something of a trust deficit, which will either limit or make “more expensive” its ability to offer new services.  The product teams at social networks have proven their ability to offer compelling services in exchange for personal information, but our research shows that people place a relatively low value on their social […]

Evolution of the Enterprise Applications Industry

John Mancini, the President of AIIM International, provides his perspective on the evolution of enterprise IT in one slide: Personally, I like the way John describes the shift from managing "a web page" to managing "a conversation" as we see systems of engagement emerge in the enterprise… but… While the balance of the slide is […]