Bookmarks for November 5th through November 9th

These are my links for November 5th through November 9th:

  • InternetNews Realtime IT News – Better Social Networking From… Intel? – In his demo, Otellini showed a prototype social networking system that could help a new employee get oriented in their new position. For instance, the display could show a diagram of connections between the user — represented by their image — to their colleagues images and profiles. It would also present links to wikis for finding expertise relevant to the team she'll be working with.
  • CoP Benchmarking – In Phase I, the Knowledge and Innovation Network at Warwick Business School collaborated with some of the world’s leading organisations to benchmark their networks and communities of practice against other organisation and sectors.

    The results of the Phase I benchmarking excercise are published in a series of reports entitled
    'Communities of Practice (CoP) Benchmarking Report: Using CoPs to improve Individual and organisational performance':
    • Summary Findings (PDF Document)
    • Full Report (available on request)
    • Guidelines for Good Practice (available on request)

  • Are we really collaborating? :: Blog :: Headshift – Collaboration' is being used pretty loosely these days and often in the same breath as enterprise 2.0. But, simply because people work together to meet objectives and reach goals, doesn't mean they are collaborating. Other 'c' words like communicating, co-operating or co-ordinating may be more appropriate descriptions of what is actually taking place.
  • BarcampUKGovweb – Sustainable Community Action – Event wiki for the BarcampUKGoveweb event that was held 26th January 2008
  • Gartner Says Citizen Social Networks Will Complement, and May Replace, Some Government Functions – By 2011, 70 per cent of social computing deployments in government that achieve business benefits will do so in unplanned or unexpected ways, according to Gartner.

    Gartner points out that the benefits of social computing — when accrued — will rarely occur in the context of government-driven initiatives. For example, governments’ desire to retain ownership and control of the network, through restrictive participation policies, will be detriment to magnetism.

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