No Social Media Shortcuts for 20-Somethings Or Brands

Later this week, the Olympics will begin, and two thousand athletes will compete for 302 gold medals. A billion children run, jump and swim, yet only 302 gold medals will be awarded. It takes more than just showing up to be the best. It takes hard work. It is earned.

Rise of the Indie Web – cast off your silo chains #btot #fb

10 years ago nearly everyone at SXSW Interactive was known by their own personal site or blog.What happened?Over time we shifted our creative energies to the emergent “social web”, sharecropped our content like so many serfs across Flickr/Twitter/Facebook, and watched while our work was framed with ads (or placed inside them!), sold like so much cattle, or often shut down with permalinks and conversations lost forever: Geocities, Etherpad, Pownce, Vox and others. Never forget.We’ve had enough and we’re taking it back. Our content, our data, our online identities. We’re rebuilding the Indie Web, this time with conduits to social silos so we can control our creative destinies without abandoning our friends.Join SXSW veteran Tantek as he leads a discussion on a variety of different approaches and learn how you too can get started and join the new Indie Web.

will you start to federate your content from your own domain?

How Facebook is infesting the web #btot #fb

Berk did an extensive crawl of the web and found that 22 percent of all pages now contain Facebook URLs, a number he senses is “rising, and fast.” When you consider the vastness of the web, and how long its sites have been proliferating, that’s a striking figure. As Berk observes, “it’s taken roughly a decade for Facebook to not only accrue roughly a billion users, but to entangle itself in about a fifth of the Web.” Even more striking, and troubling for anyone concerned about the web’s future as an open, popular network, is Berk’s finding about the way in which Facebook is entangling itself in the web:

Although about a fifth of the Web (based on this sample) references Facebook, and despite there being close to half a billion references to Facebook URLs, there are only 3.5 million unique URLs in the sample set. The bulk of these are for Facebook-specified integrations (those that add social dimension to a Web site), as opposed to specific inbound URLs. My key takeaway here is that although Facebook may know about a sizable portion of the Web, the Web barely knows anything about what’s inside of Facebook.

Interesting methods used to get the numbers in Berk’s report, too.

Uncovering the learning habits of leaders and managers – #KM implications #btot

In very broad terms, managers indicated a strong preference for ‘informal’ learning methods, with support from peers, senior managers and internal experts cited particularly strongly.

Interesting report, which points to a preference for learning informally and internally. Surely this points to the requirement for supporting a sharing/collaborative culture? Does your organisation actively support this?

KM, Agile, Kanban practitioners as Craftsmen? #KM #btot

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

― St. Francis of Assisi

really interesting post from Dave Snowden (@snowded). I cavil a bit at “KM is now a subset of IT”, but like the idea of how to build accreditations and find the idea of leveraging improving Wikipedia entries interesting.