Tag Archives: social media

Social Media and Open Research: What Does ‘Open’ Mean?

In the not too distant past, the use of social media in higher education was seen as a curiosity at best. Perhaps something to be explained or inquired into but certainly not something deemed relevant to scholarship. Yet it’s now … Continue reading

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The Power of Tribes

What many people do not yet realize is that as the old economy weakens a new one is emerging in lockstep. The five pillars of a capitalist economy are being replicated in the social media movement: Let me start in … Continue reading

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Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Read Country recovering from collapse of its banks and government is using social media to get citizens to share their ideas. It is not the way the scribes of yore would have done it but Iceland is tearing up the … Continue reading

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The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media

Read Most business books on social media have focused exclusively on using it as a marketing tool. Many employers see it as simply a workplace distraction. But social media has the potential to revolutionize workplace learning. People have always learned … Continue reading

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The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change

Read Read also: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations What nonprofits teach the private sector about social media This groundbreaking book shows nonprofits a new way of operating in our increasingly connected world: a networked approach enabled … Continue reading

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New Technologies, Democracy and Social Movement

My argument is that although the technology of the Internet provides us with some new form of public space, the reality of Internet political use in most developing countries presents a rather  gloomy scenario.  The considerations are twofold. First, there … Continue reading

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Management at the time of social media

Management at the time of social media For the first time in history it is not profitable to simply think that managers manage and workers work. Creativity and the need for intrinsic inspiration and risk taking demand individual responsibility and … Continue reading

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