Our Links from January 8th through February 19th
These are our links for January 8th through February 19th:
- Martin: The Future of the Internet IV | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project – A survey of nearly 900 Internet stakeholders reveals fascinating new perspectives on the way the Internet is affecting human intelligence and the ways that information is being shared and rendered.
- Martin: Social Networking for Business : a collaboration engineering guide in the 2.0 era | Bertrand Duperrin’s Notepad – A first sight, social networks are very easy : people, interactions, relationships, a hudge potential of value and, at the end, incredible and unexpected results. Unfortunately, for many reasons I won’t list here, what happens on the web does not happen within organizations in the same way.
- Andreas L: social objects for beginners | gapingvoid – The Social Object, in a nutshell, is the reason two people are talking to each other, as opposed to talking to somebody else. Human beings are social animals. We like to socialize. But if think about it, there needs to be a reason for it to happen in the first place. That reason, that “node” in the social network, is what we call the Social Object.
- Andreas L: Five User Experience Trends I’ll be Watching in 2010 / nForm / Blog – Predictions. They're invariably wrong, but we still love to make them. Five trends that may shape the web in the coming year.
- Andreas L: Dan Lewis James: Social network design principles – It seems to boil down to personality and creating community cohesion. Which is much more of a human endeavour rather than a design or development one. Hunch displays a very human centered approach to it’s design, utilising well known human behaviour patterns and deploying them throughout the network as interactive features, combined with a genuine set of beliefs and values it’s the current benchmark for successful networks.
- Andreas L: Gartner Reveals Five Social Software Predictions for 2010 and Beyond – Gartner offers five key predictions for social software
- Martin: A special report on social networking: A world of connections | The Economist – Online social networks are changing the way people communicate, work and play, and mostly for the better, says Martin Giles
- Martin: SxDSalon: A group blog on social interaction design – A group blog on social interaction design for social media by practitioners – Social interaction design, or SxD, is the design of experiences mediated by social tools and involving multiple users/ When people use social tools, they develop social practices that serve individual users, satisfy social needs, change with the number of participants, lead to new kinds of publics.
- Martin: Gravity7: Social Interaction Design by Adrian Chan – Social media will continue to penetrate the enterprise in 2010. And if past discussions are any indication, we should be able to look forward to a healthy discussion around similarities and differences between consumer-facing social media, and social media as deployed behind the firewall.
- Martin: Stanford Social Innovation Review : Articles : Design Thinking for Social Innovation (November 18, 2009) – Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design tools to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world. Businesses were first to embrace this new approach—called design thinking—now nonprofits are beginning to adopt it too.
- Martin: 8 Things to Avoid When Building a Community – Simply having a presence on various online networking platforms won’t work in the social media sphere. The key is spending time to build relationships to not only engage with site users, but to get them to interact with each other. While a lot has been said about how to do it, there are also ways to kill off an online community effort. Here are some pitfalls that online organizations should avoid when trying to foster engagement