Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week.
As we learn in digital networks, stock (content) gets smaller, while flow (conversation) gets longer – the challenge becomes how to continously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.
The challenge for educators and organizations is not how to integrate or adopt web technologies but rather how do we teach, learn and work in networks. Digital networks have changed all hierarchical relationships.
@DavePollard – The Lifecycle of Emergence [if OD, KM, ISD and other siloed disciplines are declining, is there something new emerging?]
Practitioners in a system of influence can even throw ‘lifelines’ or build bridges to invite (or pull) forward those stuck in earlier paradigm thinking, methods and tools — rescuing them from e-mail, for example, by showing them IM, virtual presence and other effective real-time collaboration tools, or showing them new and effective group processes and practices that get them past dissent, disengagement, dysfunctional power dynamics and feelings of helplessness and disempowerment.
Why we need to “kill social media” via @WWWayne
In our view, social media is about the evolution of human communication. Cultural anthropology, sociology, psychology, and linguistics matter in marketing again. Concepts like “social framing,” whereby individuals often perceive issues through the prism of their friends, are starting to help us rethink the way we communicate and the ways people gather, act, and synthesize information. Rethinking social organization through social media is beginning to have a transformative impact on governments and businesses.
Power increases hypocrisy & grace (undeserved merit) decreases it! via @CircleReader
Results: when power (or lack thereof) was legitimate, the powerful also exhibited moral hypocrisy (being less moral themselves but judging others more harshly), while the powerless weren’t – just as before. But when power (or lack thereof) was illegitimate, the powerful didn’t show hypocrisy. In fact, the moral hypocrisy effect not only disappeared but was reversed, with the illegitimate powerful becoming stricter in judging their own behavior and more lenient in judging the others.
Best humourous tweet of the week:
@shareski: I walked by hotel room 404 and was tempted to hang a post-it saying “Room not Found!”