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BTR evening lecture 'google or be googled'

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Social Networks and the millennium generation (BTR) Social Networks and the millennium generation (BTR) Presentation Transcript

  • Google orbe googled…The Millennium generationand socialnetworks
    Maarten Cannaerts
    Knowledge manager, KBC ICT
  • idont mean too bother u but": Student Email and a Call for NetiquetteBy Denise D. Knight and NoralynMasselink
    I'm sorry that I am apparently an inconvenience to your precious time, but you are my advisor and I'm pretty sure it is your job to clarify any misunderstandings that I might have… maybe you should reconsider your role as an advisor….I thought communicating with an actual person might be more helpful than trying to search for one particular answer in twenty pages of information.
  • Smart!
  • The ‘Delete’ Generation?
  • Children of the SKIgeneration?
    ( “spendingtheirkidsinheritance”)
  • Today: Who are they? Whatcan we learnfromthem? How do theynetwork and usesocialnetworking tools? What are dangersoropportunities?...
  • (by the way: whothinkshe/she is a member of this “younggeneration”?)
  • Who’sonfacebook?
  • Whouseslinkedin?
  • Whobenefitsfromlinkedin?
  • A crisis is a terrible thing to waste
    Barry Eichengreen
  • 1975
  • Whochecks e-mail everyday?
  • “E-mail is foroldpeople.”
  • FRAND, “The information age mindset” (2000)
  • A short quiz…
  • Computers
    ............are nottechnology
  • Internet
  • … 90% does instant messaging, 20% has anownwebsite, 40% a blog, about 50% anonline profilepage.
  • Multitasking a wayof life
  • Less than 40% of -30 year old people know their own cell phone number
  • Frequent use of e-mail and SMS is more harmfulforyourintelligencethanusing soft drugs
  • “Infomaniaworsethanmarijuana”
  • Students Watch Lecture Videos in Fast Forward
  • Continuous Partial Attention?
    ”The Tipping Point”… describes how researchers for Sesame Street determined what parts and how much of the show were actually registering with five-year-old kids. What they discovered was that,
    when presented with toys …, these children were able to play with toys and remember content from the show just as well as kids who just watched the show.
  • (
    … notallowedto bringtechnological tools to meetings. These “topless meetings” are much more productive.
  • Doing
    ………………… is more important thanknowing
  • Experiment withgeographically spread team…
  • Connectivity and communication essential, everywhere and always
  • Trial and error
    Nintendo preferred to conventionallogic
  • My smmrholswr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc
  • 2 rdsdvrgdina wd & i,
    i took th 1 les travld by
    & ththsmde al thdifernc
    (Keith, UK, R. Frost)
  • B&iw! Srry dak 2L8 b&: b& mtmnnwegebrde trui Rgns 8ter blyvnHkn: mstds 1st nr Oma, om ‘m te ltnmkn!
    Eerste Nederlandse literatuurprijs voor SMS taal
  • 700m, Dubai
  • Everymorning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. Itknowsit must run fasterthan the fastestlionoritwillbe killed.
  • Everymorning a lionwakes up. Itknowsit must outrun the slowest gazelle oritwillstarve to death.
  • It doesn’t really matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle. When the sun goes up, you’d better start running.
    (The world is flat, Thomas Friedman)
  • Ebayfor software development?
  • We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .
    (former Secretary of Education Richard Riley)
  • Viral marketing specialist
    Embedded lover
    Technology marketing analyst
    Digital media consultant
    Ambienttechnology expert
  • I don't know
    who invented water,
    but I know
    it wasn't the fish
    M. McLuhan
  • Are ourmillennialsreally different, orjustadapting more rapidly to a changingworld?

  • It is tough to makepredictions, especiallyabout the future.(Niels Bohr)
  • Can we learnsomethingfrom the things we seearoundus?
  • …only 10% of the eligible user population is actuallyusingit, and middle management isn'tcomfortablewithit
  • We shape our tools…
    …and then our tools shape us.
    M. McLuhan
  • Never confuse the map
    with the territory
    Empire of the Sun, J.G. Ballard
  • Never confuse the tools
    with what you want to accomplishby using them
  • -> It’s notabout the tools, it’sabout the peoplebehind the tools…
    (It’s notabout ‘facebook/linkedin’ or ‘sharepoint’ as a tool, it’sabout the way we are movingfromknowledge in repositories to socialknowledge in networks.)
  • Dr. Edward Weiler, on the loss of the Mars Landerbecause of a simpleerroronconversionbetweenmetric and English units.
    Peoplesometimesmakeerrors - The problemhere was not the error, it was the failure of NASA'ssystems engineering, and the checks and balances in ourprocesses to detect the error. That'swhy we lost the spacecraft.
  • We could have avoided the financial crisis if we had hadbetterknowledge management in the financialworld
  • MIT research shows that 40% of creative teams productivity is explainedby the amount of communicationthey have withothers to discover, gather, and internaliseinformation.
  • Today’s complex problem solving requires multiple perspectives The days of Leonardo da Vinci are over.
    (E. Wenger)
  • News sharedwithmillionsgivesyounorealadvantage.
    (The toxicity of information: why reading newspapersmakesyoudumbernotsmarter)
  • (Mark Granovetter, 1973)
  • My favoriteWisdom of Crowdsquotes
    Mixed by Maarten Cannaerts
    Images:– “The wisdom of crowds” was writtenby James Surowiecki
  • There are four conditions that characterize wise crowds…
  • 1. Diversity of opinion
    (each person should have some private information, even if it’s just an eccentric interpretation of the known facts)
  • 2. Independence
    (people’s opinions are not determined by the opinions of those around them)
  • 3. Decentralization
    (people are able to specialize and draw on local knowledge)
  • 4. Aggregation
    (some mechanism exists for turning private judgments into a collective decision)
  • “Find experts, notdocuments”
  • Tricky Business
    • Socialnetworking in companies?
    • Informationliteracies?
  • Insideoroutside the company firewall?
    Validation of results?
  • -> I wiki, Youwiki, we all wiki?
  • Information literacies?
  • Verba volent, scriptamanent?
  • Data is the pollution of the informationage.
    Bruce Schneier
  • What is lonelygirl’ssecret?
  • 80% claims havinggoodsearch-skills, butbarely 50% does qualitycontrolon the search results (Mediappro)
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