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The path to becoming a social Jedi

Presentation by Mat Newman as given on November 30th in Amsterdam for Social Connections IV, the IBM Connections user group event

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The path to becoming a social Jedi

  1. 1. Right now in this very room,@MatNewman | ISW ...
  2. 2. The path to becoming a Social JediUnderstanding the productivity improvements and pitfalls ofsocial software
  3. 3. Social software isn’t a fad, it’s the future. Understanding how the tools available within the applications work and how they can dramatically increase your productivity is the first step to becoming a Social Jedi … But beware the dark side! There are pitfalls inherent in the transition to social that can lead you down the wrong path. Mat will take you on a journey to unleash your inner social, and reveal how the onlyimpediment to a successful implementation is … YOU!
  4. 4. :The CodeJedi are the guardians of peace in the social sphere.Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect information.Jedi respect all knowledge, in any form.Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of all.Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.
  5. 5. !FearFear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Angerleads to hate. Hate leads to suffering!
  6. 6. Rebellion!Users will demand/use the tools they think work for them
  7. 7. Weve Lost all Communications!
  8. 8. Email is not dead
  9. 9. Not Friends Not In network Not Following Not Connected Not a contactLowest.common @ denominator
  10. 10. These are not the editors you are looking for
  11. 11. Social = SHARE
  12. 12. Open, discoverable
  13. 13. Use the FourCe
  14. 14. Connect
  15. 15. The strength of a network is in the number of members
  16. 16. Theyre coming in too fast!The noise grows louder the more members are involved
  17. 17. CommunicateStart the conversation
  18. 18. Communicate● Start the conversation● Open conversation ● Start a Discussion ● Post on a Wall ● Reply with a comment● Private conversation ● Instant messaging ● Email ● Beware of closing the lines of communication, the antithesis of social
  19. 19. CoordinateGather the teamDetermine availabilityChoose the toolSchedule the Actions
  20. 20. Coordinate● Agile teams,● relevant experience,● not location centric
  21. 21. CollaborateGet Stuff Done!
  22. 22. Understand the ToolsProfilesBlogsWikisForumsBookmarksFilesActivities
  23. 23. Profiles● Detail qualifications and experience● Provides contact information● Shows activity and interaction● Allows access to that persons CONTENT
  24. 24. Blogs● Blogs: express an opinion, detail an experience, or share a discovery, which invite others to interact through comments● Micro-blogs are smaller expressions of opinion and the fastest way to communicate and provide immediate feedback● Comments are how you respond and contribute
  25. 25. Wikis● Wikis are reference documents that others may use as an authoritative guide● Can be SHARED at any time● They have an AUDIT TRAIL● Can be easily VERSIONED
  26. 26. Forums● A concentrated, permanent discussion thread● Topic focussed● Response based
  27. 27. Bookmarks● Better than Google● Share your results● Integrates into your Bookmark bar● Easily Discoverable
  28. 28. Files● No more VPNs.● No more file shares● No more Silos● See WHO has accessed the file● VERSIONING!● Smaller Mail Databases
  29. 29. Activities● Collate the content● Coordinate the milestones● Track the deliverables
  30. 30. Tags flow through the FourCe
  31. 31. Discover,Dispose,Delegate,Determine,Deliver
  32. 32. Discoverablecapable of being ascertained or found out
  33. 33. DisposableDo you need it?
  34. 34. DelegateCan someone else do it?
  35. 35. Determinable
  36. 36. Deliverable
  37. 37. Try … Try Not!
  38. 38. Questions?
  39. 39. ConnectMat Newman● matnewman.com● about.me/matnewman ● LotusLIVE ● Greenhouse ● facebook.com/matnewman ● linkedin.com/in/matnewman ● @matnewman on twitter● Google “Mat Newman”

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