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The volume of information continues to grow at an exponential rate; new tools, products and web services appear almost daily. Despite the recession, nothing seems to stem the tide of innovation. If anything, the economic climate has enabled companies to be even more radical in the way they create and use information. These are challenging times for the knowledge and information professional. We all need to be able to work smarter, acquiring and developing the skills to become more effective knowledge and information workers.

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The 21st century knowledge and information professional

  1. 1. Thriving as a 21st Century Knowledge and Information Professional Stephen Dale Director Semantix (UK) Ltd Director Collabor8now.com
  2. 2. Who I am Stephen Dale (Steve) An evangelist and practitioner in the use of Web 2.0 technologies and Social Media applications to support personal self-development and knowledge sharing. Steve was the business lead and information architect for the community of practice platform currently deployed across the UK local government sector, the largest professional network of its type, and continues to play a key role in the support of virtual communities of practice for value creation in public services. Steve is chairman of the Online Information Conference.
  3. 3. Managing Information You choose They choose
  4. 4. 90 trillion emails sent in 2009 10 million new friend connections made each day 145 million users on Twitter Facebook has more than 500 million users 50 million tweets per day More than 100 million users access Facebook through Number of tweets up by their mobile devices. 1,400% since last year. 35 billion videos on YouTube 347% increase in people accessing Twitter via mobile devices in one year 5 years ago, information on the Internet doubled every 2 years. Now doubles every 72 hours Social medias has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the web
  5. 5. 5 steps to heaven
  6. 6. Step 1 – Tune into the interesting stuff
  7. 7. Unread items (bold) Number of subscriptions My categories Publish (RSS) Bundles of Subscriptions
  8. 8. Email subscriptions
  9. 9. Step 2 – Sharing, Reciprocation & Trust
  10. 10. My Network http://www.delicious.com My network’s bookmarks and tags My Fans
  11. 11. Sharing One click is often all that is needed
  12. 12. Trust I post a link to an article, it gets Retweeted. They don’t ask where the link goes. They don’t ask what the article is about. They just retweet it, because in the past @xxxxxxxxxx has sent them to a favourable destination. There is inherent trust that it’s not a malware or virus link and credibility that they can pass the link on to their followers and not look stupid. So how is this influence? I never asked for a retweet, they were “naturally influenced” to do so.
  13. 13. Step 3 – Get organised
  14. 14. Page categories RSS Feeds http://www.google.com/ig Google Widgets
  15. 15. Step 4 – Pick the right tools
  16. 16. Tabbed browsing Blog bookmarklet One-click page bookmark Amplify bookmarklet Delicious side-bar plug-in (embedded tag search)
  17. 17. Step 5 – Connect with peers and experts
  18. 18. http://www.communities.idea.gov.uk
  19. 19. Summary: Personal Knowledge and Information Management 5. Grow 4. The your right tools network! 3. Personalise 2. Share 1. Tune in
  20. 20. Questions? http://steve-dale.net Blog http://stephendale.net stephendale http://twitter.com/stephendale
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The volume of information continues to grow at an exponential rate; new tools, products and web services appear almost daily. Despite the recession, nothing seems to stem the tide of innovation. If anything, the economic climate has enabled companies to be even more radical in the way they create and use information. These are challenging times for the knowledge and information professional. We all need to be able to work smarter, acquiring and developing the skills to become more effective knowledge and information workers.

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