Mainstreaming the Tweeters

The New York Times started tracking Twitter news activity last year, but typically with tongue-in-cheek articles, such as the insets about celebrity Twitterers (that were in the print Times only!)  Now the papers may be getting concerned that their original core value – editing and producing the news – may be getting twittered away.

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Opening Space for Community Dialogue

In Dayton, Toronto, and everywhere I’m seeing increased passion for people creating opportunities for community dialogue to enable people facing local concerns in common to exchange and cooperate. In most cases, we see the co-emergence of the need to facilitate occasions for real face-to-face dialogues and to sustain efforts and action by online social networking. . . . → Read More: Opening Space for Community Dialogue

JSB advocates Slow Learning at Strategy 08

Not that he calls it that, but I do. Think “Slow Food of Learning.” Here’s the segue. At his recent presentation at the IIT Institute of Design Strategy conference, John Seely Brown frames new ways of envisioning institutional architectures. As a longtime advocate of rethinking the contemporary organization, he asks how we might deploy emerging . . . → Read More: JSB advocates Slow Learning at Strategy 08

As Facebook scales up, can it handle identity conflict?

The killer business notion behind Facebook, MySpace, and other massively scaled social networking services is based on the assumption that millions of users make for a better experience. That may be true for business, but its arguable on behalf of the users themselves. The Times reports the failure of Beacon, its perverse “collaborative consumption” push . . . → Read More: As Facebook scales up, can it handle identity conflict?