Every Minute We Spend on Work about Work Is a Minute We‚Äôre Not Doing Work

First came the “interest graph.” Before that, the “social graph.” Now we’re seeing the emergence of a third important graph: the work graph. Whereas a social graph maps people and their relationships, a work graph centers around the work.

It seems crazy that 99% of companies lack a definitive source of “truth” about everything they‚Äôre working on. Crazier still given that $304 billion will be spent on enterprise software this year, much of it ‚ÄĒ like enterprise social networks ‚ÄĒ purporting to solve these problems. The concept of¬†enterprise social networks is appealing. But the problem is that they‚Äôre ports of earlier technologies designed for connecting people, not for coordinating work.

Source: Wired

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Madrigal’s Quilt of Horrors, or, How Did Facebook Fail Democracy?

We’re looking at Facebook, the social network we’ve given our lives to for more than a decade, wondering, can we ever trust it again? News that fails to give a balanced view of the world isn’t news, it’s propaganda. Published by HuffPost on Oct 19, 2017.

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Lewis Haidt, TechSoup

Chris reported to me as forum community manager, working directly with myself and others across the engagement team to position the forums as a resource for the organization.

Chris demonstrated excellent people skills, managing our forum moderators, all of whom are experts in their fields. Chris worked directly with forum moderators in the discovery process, soliciting feedback on how to better engage and include users in our engagement strategies. Chris demonstrated flexibility with frequently-shifting priorities, jumping between tasks and mindsets as needed to keep projects moving. Chris co-developed a business case analysis for forums integration with a new community technology platform, an analysis which considered expert content streams, innovative crowdsourcing techniques, and cross-sector partnerships. Chris also contributed content and is an excellent editor and documentarian.

Chris clearly has a passion in working for organizations using technology for social good. I would recommend Chris for a community, social or content position.

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Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

A 2014 Pew Research Center report found¬†Facebook users half as likely as others to share their political views in face-to-face settings. This “spiral of silence” illustrates how people tend not to speak up about policy issues in public¬†(or among family, friends or work colleagues) when they fear their point of view may not be shared.

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