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two new posts this week (links and excerpts)

By on Apr 30, 2010 in headshift, social software |

There are two new posts, both lengthy, by me this week on the Headshift Blog – Purposely shaping interaction in social spaces Excerpt: "…I've long been fascinated with Celebration, the town created by Disney in Florida, and other examples of modern, purpose built towns and suburbs. At Celebration, which I've both read about and visited, planners set out to correct many of the problems they'd observed in modern American suburbs – primarily the privatisation of community, where families were disconnected from their neighbours by large gardens, a car centric lifestyle, shopping in distant shopping malls and other features typical of modern life. The first thing you notice, when visiting Celebration, is that amenities such as shops, the school and parkland are all located at the centre of the town. Homes were, at least in the initial phases of the development, located close to the centre, with pavements made deliberately wide and roads narrow to encourage residents to walk into town. Unlike typical American suburbs with large gardens, both front and back, separating the homes of residents, gardens in Celebration were kept small, with houses located close to the front of the plots they were built on. Every house also has a covered front porch to encourage people to spend time outside, close to where neighbours might be passing by, making the neighbourhood both feel safer and encouraging the sort of daily familiarity that often leads to the sort of random discussions that often lead, in time, to new friendships. When we build social propositions online, we try to think about many of the same things. What are the features and spaces that all users will want or need to use? How can we build familarity between users who may or may not have previous contact with each other? How do we support positive behaviours that support use cases we want to encourage?…" And, a second post, Making boundaries deliberately porous with social tools Excerpt: "Sometimes, what goes on behind the firewall needs to – for legal, competitive, regulatory or confidentiality reasons – stay there, but it often does make sense to bring the outside in, and expose some processes, people and ideas where there is a business case to doing so. Social media – we usually call it social tools here at Headshift – can be the bridge that enables this to happen. The approach reminds me, to some extent, of the architectural ideas championed by American Prairie School, of which Frank Lloyd Wright's work provides the most well known examples. In many of the properties he designed, Wright used locally quarried stone to build walls and other structures that are visible both inside and outside the home, seamlessly connecting the two and blending into the natural surroundings. Doors can often be opened to balconies to extend living space, which up until this time had usually been internal, outside. At Fallingwater, probably his most famous work, he built a home on top of a waterfall, filling the building with the sight and sounds of water crashing down beneath – and through – the structure. The work we're doing to transform businesses into more socially calibrated entities often blurs the boundaries, as in Wright's work, between the outside and...

links for 2010-04-30

By on Apr 30, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Technology & Marketing Law Blog: Online Defamation Action Can Have Only One Defendant–Novins v. Cannon US defamation case reinforces rule that only original author, rather than subsequent publishers, of libel can be named as defendant (tags: libel internetlaw internetlibel defamation onlinecommunitymanagement onlinediscussion) Boy Scouts new Entrepreneurship Badge (tags: entrepreneur entrepreneuraljournalism) 4 uses for Foursquare for journalists | Online Journalism Blog (tags: foursquare socialmedia journalism journalisttraining locationbasedservices mobile) Lufthansa MySkyStatus™ Get flight updates sent to your facebook, twitter, or email address… (tags: flights...

links for 2010-04-28

By on Apr 28, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Youth, Privacy and Reputation (Literature Review) | Berkman Center "The scope of this literature review is to map out what is currently understood about the intersections of youth, reputation, and privacy online, focusing on youth attitudes and practices. We summarize both key empirical studies from quantitative and qualitative perspectives and the legal issues involved in regulating privacy and reputation…" (tags: youth youngpeople teens privacy academicresearch reputation) 10 Essential Social Media Tips for B2B Marketers Fairly basic, but some good insights if you're just starting out with B2B marketing using social media… (tags: socialmedia, b2b, marketing, strategy, business, advertising) Social Media Graphics- Cool Social Media Graphics| InfographicsWorld.com (tags: marketing socialmedia socialnetworking recommendation visualisation advertising wholewebascanvas) OPA study: Do ad networks work? Perhaps not as we thought – Kirk LaPointe's themediamanager.com: understanding news and journalism amid change But a new study for the Online Publishers Association suggests ad networks have little bearing on enhancing brand, purchasing intentions or message association. (tags: opa advertising journalisttraining...

links for 2010-04-27

By on Apr 27, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

CBS Interactive Seeks Online Community Expert One for our friends in NYC… (tags: broadcasting, CBS, jobs) @sternshow: digital farts « BuzzMachine Jeff Jarvis takes a look at the Enterprise Social Tools behind the scenes at Howard Stern's show (tags: ibm, radio, broadcasting, enterprise, enterprise2.0, socialmedia, jeffjarvis, process) Wikibollocks: The Shirky Rules – Whimsley (tags: shirky sociology presentation theory) 7 Social Media Aggregation Tools To Simplify Your Streams :: MINDSPROUT | Marketing (tags: aggregation rss monitoring brands marketing) Roy Greenslade: How to practise journalism outside of newspapers | Media | guardian.co.uk (tags: cybersoc headshift entrepreneuraljournalism journalisttraining journalism greenslade) Out With A Bang » Selling advertising has always been a people thing; its what ad reps did; they gave ’selling’ a human touch. And nothing’s changed… (tags: entrepreneuraljournalism journalism...

links for 2010-04-22

By on Apr 22, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Trouble waking up in the morning? There's an app for that – Digital Life I'm quoted… (tags: cybersoc sleep tracking data visualisation facebook vancouversun) 50 Awesome Online Lectures for Social Media Masters | MatchACollege.com (tags: presentation...