Knowledge Sharing

By JD Dillon | Discussing the curation + sharing of knowledge in the workplace ...

Go Viral! Motivating Employees to Share Their Knowledge

We never want for information in everyday life. Have a problem? Just Google it! Unfortunately, everything changes when we go to work. Enterprise social networks are barren. Information repositories are filled with outdated junk. The knowledge we need remains hidden in hierarchical silos and …

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause.<p>…

The Fallacy of the Social Workplace

This Is How To Build A Troll-Free Online Community

Believe it or not, it’s possible to build a place online to share ideas and make connections without all the relentless negativity.<p>Today’s social networking sites were originally created as places for people to connect, share ideas, and build a community. They’ve achieved that goal, and more. But …

Social Media

Why don't you have a Curator on your team yet?

The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age

A guide to using technology to make face-to-face gatherings even more valuable<p>In the social-media age, the idea of going to a conference, or gathering for several days of face-to-face meetings, seems almost quaint.<p>But the truth is the opposite: Social media has made conference-going more valuable …

Designing for offline on Android

Photo by Hamza-sia, modified by Julian Herzog, CC BY-SA 3.0.At Wikimedia, we like to start our design process with understanding our audiences. …

Apps

The Role of Intranets in the Age of Social Networks

In June of this year, Facebook announced that the number of active users on the site had jumped by 60 million monthly active users since March 2017 …

Employee Engagement

Two ways of knowing: 1) studies; 2) stories. Studies give institutions needed data 4 planning-while stories r what inspire social movements: https://t.co/3FzR3q7QzN

The Science Behind the Growing Importance of Collaboration

Collaboration is a hot buzzword in the business world. And with good reason. Working with people who have different perspectives or areas of …

The fake news machine: Inside a town gearing up for 2020

Veles used to make porcelain for the whole of Yugoslavia. Now it makes fake news.<p>This sleepy riverside town in Macedonia is home to dozens of website operators who churn out bogus stories designed to attract the attention of Americans. Each click adds cash to their bank accounts.<p>The scale is …

Internet

5 reasons your employees aren't sharing their knowledge

6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health

Health experts love to say that sitting is the new smoking. Given the number of diseases to which sitting is linked, and the number of people it apparently kills every year, sitting is one of the worst things we can do for health. But possibly as concerning is the thing that we often do while we’re …

Social Media

VIDEO | In An Era Of “Fake News,” Knowing Who’s Behind The Content Is Vital | Fast Company

Rumors of right-wing financial backers being interested in buying Time Inc. raises further questions about potential media bias.

Knowledge vs. Access to Knowledge

I ask you a question.You are unsure of the answer, so you google it, tweet out if anyone has an answer, or use a plethora of resources that are at …

Teaching

Truth or Truthiness

<i>Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen</i><p>Is a study really trustworthy or does it only <i>seem</i> to be? This is an exploration of truth versus the beautiful word …

Communication Skills

Pinterest Is Making It Easier to Track Project Ideas You've Tried

Pinterest wants to be more helpful.<p>The online pin board has introduced a “Tried it” button that lets users mark recipes and projects posted on the …

4 Ways to Think More like Google and Less Like an LMS

Take a deep breath and picture the scene: You are seated in a chair. Electrodes are placed on your fingers and pulse points, while the machine hums …

Facebook's social network for businesses will soon be available for free

After launching its rival to enterprise collaboration apps like Slack last October, Facebook told CNBC that it’s now working on a free edition of Workplace in order to sign up more companies to its service.<p>It’ll be called Workplace Standard, while the paid version will be renamed Workplace Premium. …

Apps

Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world

Reading, writing, fighting fake news

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Jennifer Aniston did WHAT to her hair?" screams the headline.<p>Below the headline is a photo of the actress with a military buzz cut, along with a quote about how she'd shorn her iconic blonde locks for a role.<p>The online article, printed on handouts that Alexis Gerard has distributed to her …

Fake News

Twitter Usernames No Longer Count Toward 140 Character Limit Replies

Last year, Twitter announced it would roll out an update which would not count usernames toward the 140 character limit in replies. As of today, the …

Social Media

3 Museum Design Principles to Help Your Content Marketing

Museum content development and content marketing have one important principle in common: creating memorable experiences.Think back to the last time …

Marketing

Gently Break Out Of Your Bubble With This App That Acclimates You To Different Views

Read Across the Aisle figures out what kind of news you use, and then slowly recommends things that push you a little farther out of your comfort zone.<p>Social media didn’t create the problem of the filter bubble–even before Facebook, people often tended to get their news either from left- or …

Stop using the word 'trolling' when you mean harassment and abuse

The internet has created a unique vocabulary, but we've stretched some of these new words beyond their limits and "trolling" should be the first to …

Why Employees Aren't Watching Your Videos

It's time to leave behind these 6 boring, outdated practices<p>Your team worked hard on the latest video featuring a senior leader who talks about why a new initiative is so important. But when you post the video on your intranet site, you're disappointed by the low number of employees who view the …

"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations." - George Orwell https://t.co/keQK9FXWR6

Facebook is testing three methods to combat fake news in Germany

The country has been battered by fake news in the run up to the Germany federal elections this year. The three methods entail allowing users to report a story as fake, a “disputed” banner being added to stories identified as fake, and disrupting ad payments to sites that pedal fake news on …