Tagged with social networks

Interview with Ana Neves about Social Now

I’ve interviewed Ana Neves about her upcoming Social Now event, taking place on the 7th & 8th of April in Amsterdam: 1) Another edition of Social Now is fast approaching. What can participants expect from the event? Ana, imagine a fictitious company facing challenges related to knowledge sharing, collaboration, communication and innovation. It wants to … Continue reading

Cidadania 2.0: the next chapter

The adventure started back in 2010 when I happened to finally meet Ana Neves and she shared with me her idea of raising awareness, in Portugal and beyond, about the potential of social tools to support citizenship projects, drive collective action and stimulate conversations between governments and citizens. From that initial exchange of ideas and … Continue reading

Book review: Linked

A delightful book on the science, power and complexity of networks: that’s how I could sum up Albert-László Barabási‘s book Linked – How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business and Everyday Life. I believe that in the uncertain, complex and postnormal times we live in it is increasingly important … Continue reading

Thinking about the Social Web

Thinking about the Social Web

Photo by Matthew Burpee on Flickr Several articles recently caught my attention and got me thinking about the current state of the Social Web. In the first one, Don Tapscott interviewed one of my favourite authors – Clay Shirky – on the Internet as a Distractor and Disruptor. At some point Shirky says: Five years ago, I was … Continue reading

Book review: Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky

I remember that maybe one year ago Lane Becker (@monstro) occasionally tweeted some quotes from a book called Cognitive Surplus. At that time I knew nothing about the book and little about the author: Clay Shirky. I made amends of the later when choosing “Here Comes Everybody” as my summer reading last year (check my … Continue reading

When content finds you

And suddenly a thought: I now rarely search for content on topics that interest me. Instead, content comes to me through my network of connections on the social web, especially on Twitter. Interestingly I would say that this shift happened without me realizing it. Just a thought…

Social networks at the enterprise

The other day I was having an informal conversation with some colleagues around the topic of Web 2.0 tools inside an organization. The main question was “what can these new technologies do for businesses? What are companies using it for?”. The interest arose from their personal awareness/curiosity on the topic and they approached me because … Continue reading

Book review: Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky

Every once in a while you come across one of those books that goes beyond the mere collection of anecdotes or examples on “hot” topics. “Here Comes Everybody” by Clay Shirky is one of those books. We now have communications tools that are flexible enough to match our social capabilities, and we are witnessing the … Continue reading