E L S U A ~ A KM Blog by Luis Suarez

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Welcome to the World of Socialnomics

Gran Canaria - Ayacata / The MonkIn the past, I have blogged a couple of times about the ever popular Did You Know? series of YouTube videos as some of the most provocative, inspiring and eye opening clips to help folks understand a little bit the kind of significant impact social computing and social software are having not only in our workplace (And the corporate environment in general, for that matter!), but also in our own personal and individual lives.

Well, it looks like we have got another video making the rounds on the Internet at the moment, which seems to pick the baton quite nicely and provide us with a follow up set of insights that would surely wow you without measure! I discovered the clip earlier on from a recent tweet from Daniel Hudson and I surely enjoyed watching through and get a more up to date of where we are in terms of the impact from social networking in almost everything we do hehe

And since it is Friday afternoon, end of another long, and very fruitful week at work, readying for the weekend (Just around the corner!) I thought I would go ahead and share it over here for you folks to have a look into it. Originally, it’s titled Social Media Revolution (Although I prefer much better one of the taglines from the video itself: "Welcome to the World of Socialnomics!", which gives the title to this blog post); it lasts for a little bit over 4 minutes and it was uploaded on July 30th (Yes, I know! Very recent!).

Like I said, it’s four minutes worth while watching and learning about some very interesting facts of what’s happening in the social media space and how we are, indeed, living in exponential times. I could talk plenty more about the video, but instead I will cut if short right here and just embed it below, so you can have a look into it. Enjoy it and have a good one everyone!

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Twitter Celebrities and Geeks – Is That Your Online Digital Legacy?

Earlier on today the always insightful Jeff Pulver put together a rather interesting and very revealing blog post on the consequences of leaving behind a digital footprint, through social software, as time goes by, with precious gems like this particular reflection:

"Like it or not, the use of social media platforms like twitter will define our online legacy. The words we say over time will shape and frame the person we are from a digital perspective. Now imagine if some of the people who are reading your tweets will not read them for 5 or 10 years or longer.

How many of us have kids who are growing up at the moment who we would like to be able to talk to about things going on in our own lives but just can’t because they are not old enough to understand and appreciate what it is we would like to share with them? And when our kids come of age, how will they react to the things we said about them on platforms like twitter, in podcasts or in our blogs?

Or what about yourself? How would you like to wake up in 4 years and read something you tweeted about years before and be inspired?"

If you read through the entire article you would be able to see some very interesting points on the kind of impact that our online interactions NOW will have, or may have, in the near future, not just for ourselves, but for those who care about us as well (Friends, family, relatives, co-workers, etc. etc.). Like I said, quite an interesting read and something that I thought it would fit in quite nicely with the couple of video links I bumped into in the last few hours and which, in a way, reflect very much my own digital footprint on how I feel about certain things…

Let’s get started. Remember that blog post I put together under "Twouble with Twitters […]"? Well, it looks like the folks behind Current have put together another hilariously funny, yet somewhat accurate, I guess (Although I don’t think I could relate too much to it, to be honest), video clip on the status of the Twittersphere: Celebrity Twitter Overkill

I told you, incredibly funny and scarily accurate to some extent, but to a certain degree not my kind of online digital legacy, don’t you think? At least, not the one I am trying to pursue and I am sure that most of the readers from this blog wouldn’t either. However, with this other second video link things may be a little bit different:

I AM A GEEK! by The Society for Geek Advancement

Going through it has made me realised as well that I am not a geek (either), nor do I identify myself as one, nor would want I to be one. And although I realise that some of you folks may well identify yourselves as die-hard geeks, which I think is pretty cool, I guess I will just continue chasing further up my online digital legacy, because so far I don’t think I have found it. In fact, I doubt I would at all. Why? Because, to me, it has never been about the final destination, but more the journey along the way, and much more importantly, what I get to learn on a daily basis. That is my online digital legacy: my day to day key learning activities on the stuff I am passionate about.

That’s what I am. That’s my legacy…

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Crazy People Changing the World – The Blessing

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Here we are again, folks. Friday! YAY!!! And, like every Friday for the last few weeks, here I am again, going to share a couple of rather inspirational videos that I thought would fit in quite nicely with the theme inspire on a Friday! One of them is coming from a commercial and the other one is coming from one of this week’s episodes from RocketBoom. There is a logic in both videos put together one after the other, so you will first have to watch the one from the commercial, which is stored in YouTube and then straight after go and watch that episode from RocketBoom. Yes, all in that order. And you will see what I mean with inspirational. Here we go:

And now here is the link to the RocketBoom video. After I have watched both of them there would be just one single thing that is left for me to say for the day: whatever people tell you, no matter what, it is the small things that matter. Always!

Have a good one everyone and join today the crazy crowd that will continue to make a difference and change our world!

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45 Essential Knowledge Management Sites and Weblogs by Lucas McDonnell

(Previously, on elsua – The Knowledge Management Blog at ITtoolbox. And now with 45 links and growing!)

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In the past, a number of readers from the different weblogs I maintain on a regular basis have kept asking me to share with them the different Web sites that I get to check for my daily consumption of  Knowledge Management resources. To help accommodate those needs, some time ago I updated my public blogroll in Bloglines and anyone now can check out them out over here. There is an entire folder dedicated to Knowledge Management related feeds.

However, not long ago I actually bumped into another helpful and rather useful resource that I thought I would go ahead and share it over here as well so that folks would have the opportunity to check out what other KMers are actually reading. Check out 44 essential knowledge management sites and blogs by Lucas McDonnell. It is actually a follow up weblog entry from a previous one (35 essential knowledge management sites) where he has been sharing a number of different resources around the subject of Knowledge Management. And anyone out there wanting to get some essential reading could surely make use of such a handy set of resources put together.

What I really like about that particular weblog entry that Lucas has put together is not the fact of listing both regular Web sites and weblogs alike, trying to combine the best of both worlds, but more the fact that from the weblogs he has put together there is a strong presence around the subject of the next generation of Knowledge Sharing by diving into the world of social computing. Yes, that is right, over there you will be able to find a whole bunch of weblogs that deal with traditional KM, but at the same time they get to talk quite heavily as well about how social computing is impacting the way knowledge workers get to share their knowledge and collaborate with others.

And I am not sure about you, but I find that quite refreshing, specially as social networking is starting to make its way much more heavily into the corporate world. And as such, a new wave of interactions are taking place as a result of which Knowledge Management seems to be coming back into the spotlight it once had. And Lucas’ recommended reading is just a good starting point to check how some KM webloggers are viewing this renaissance of knowledge sharing and collaboration thanks to social computing.

I am already subscribed to most of the different resources listed in Lucas’ list, but I am surely glad to see that there are many other KMers paying attention to the impact social networking is having in the way we share our knowledge with others and collaborate with them. And I bet, as time goes through, that list of essential KM sites and blogs is just going to keep growing at a healthy pace. And I am surely glad I am subscribed to it, because we are bound to find plenty of other gems to subscribe to that would be worth while keeping an eye on.

So, from here, a special thanks! to Lucas for having put together such a fine list, and, much more importantly, for sharing it with us all! Well done!

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Wear Sunscreen!

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There are times where just surfing the Internet for the sake of doing just that is incredibly enlightening, educational, revealing, thought-provoking, inspirational, empowering, mind-opener, to say the least. You name it. Well, this week I have actually bumped into a particular YouTube video for which I do not have many words left other than saying watch it!

Perfect timing that I am getting to share it over here today, because it is certainly one of those video clips that not only would it make you think about things twice, but it also introduces quite nicely the weekend ahead of us. This is one of those video clips that as inspirational as it may well be, it is totally worth it watching it and digesting its content.

And I am going to leave it there for today. Have a good one everyone ! I need to go now and make a few phone calls! (After you watch the video you will know why…)

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Reminder of How Much Things Are Changing – Did You Know?

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Oh boy, I am shattered! What an incredibly busy week this has been thus far, folks! One of the busiest  I have been having in a long long while ! Thank goodness it is Friday and just feel like I could do with some well deserved rest and start enjoying the weekend a bit sooner than expected. I was thinking about creating another weblog entry where I could share some of the thoughts that have been going on in my mind over the last few days from stuff that I have been reading, but somehow I feel that my body and my mind have got other plans and just want to get the … out of here!

However, I thought I would create this particularly quick weblog entry where I would want to share a video from YouTube that I have found in several other places, Tony Karrer’s weblog being one of them, about how fast things are changing for us all at the beginning of the 21st century. There are lots and lots of things that I could share about the impact that video clip has had in me, after watching it. Humble is probably one of the words that comes to mind, amongst many others. However, instead of me just sharing some more thoughts with you on the subject, I am just going to embed the video over here and let you alone watch it. You will probably find it just as educational, enlightening and thought-provoking as I have found it.

It is just amazing that this presentation piece has been put together quite some time ago and is making the rounds all over the place nowadays. I guess … What comes around goes around… Have a good one, folks! Signing off for now…

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