SOS – Social Operating System

“An operating system is software, consisting of programs and data, that runs on computers, manages computer hardware resources, and provides common services for execution of various application software. The operating system is the most important type of system software in a computer system. Without an operating system, a user cannot run an application program on their computer, unless the application program is self booting.”

Now that Wikipedia answered the question what is an operating system I would like to explain why I am interested in the next step. The human factor. The social operating system. SOS.

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Sharing Knowledge Sharing

A couple of months ago I wanted to explain in a few words to some of my colleagues what is behind that frightening term Knowledge Management. We tend to be afraid of things or people we don’t know, don’t we?

My audience was not only a quite sceptical one, but a very busy one and not too interested in „loosing“ time in some academically driven speech without any business approach. I mean really, did any KM concept sell any product yet? Or cut costs? If it would be business critical, wouldn’t Senior Management have already taken care of it and told us what to do?

Gartner Hype Cycle Version 2.0

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Social Media libre – Revolution in 5 Schritten

Erlangen-Süd, Winter 2011. Die Tür schützt uns vor der eisigen Kälte wie die zentimeterdicken Terrariumscheiben den ängstlichen Zoo-Besucher vor einer tödlichen schwarzen Mamba. Zigarrenrauchwolken dringen bis in die verlorensten Ecken vertrockneter Seelen vor und wiegen die Erinnerungen ihrer Besitzer in erstickenden Umarmungen. Namenlose stieren vor sich in ihre übriggebliebenen Lebenssäfte, während sie unaufhörlich in vergilbten Bildersammlungen ihrer Vergangenheit zu wühlen scheinen.

Nur einer blickt mir direkt in die Augen. Er ist es. In seinem Blick liegt die nie enden wollende Revolution des Menschseins. Die Zigarre hielt seine Hand wie damals während unserer kurzen Kampfpausen in der Sierra Maestra. Am 8. Oktober 1967 sahen wir uns zum letzten Mal. Er starb den Tod unserer Helden. Ich lebte unsere verlorenen Hoffnungen. Und jetzt treffe ich ihn in einer drittklassigen Cuba-Bar. Der Rum verströmt den Geruch des endgültigen Untergangs.

Che Guevara

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What? Why? How? – Enigma Enterprise 2.0

During my Christmas holiday I had some time to read an interesting research report on Enterprise 2.0 in Europe, written by David Osimo, Paul Foley and Federico Biagi (Tech4i2); Mike Thompson and Lee Bryant (Headshift); David Bradshaw (IDC).

My first idea was to write a German post highlighting the most important results for companies, communication consultancies and everybody I might be sharing the same objective: Introducing social media into the corporate firewall.

The report presents the interim results of the study “Enterprise 2.0”, executed by Headshift, IDC and Tech4i2 for the European Commission DG INFSO. Its 160 pages offers a great source of data and I decided in the end to gather the most interesting quotes and paragraphs and prepare a simple working paper I might use for my job. Instead of saving it on my PC only, I decided sharing it with you in case you need some interesting background information. All use cases and tables can be read in the report.

From a slideshow from revells found here

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 23 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 25 posts. There were 95 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 3rd with 138 views. The most popular post that day was Keine Angst. Ist doch nur eine Veränderung….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, flavors.me, android-vs-ipad.co.cc, facebook.com, and de.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for interne kommunikation mit social media, social media interne kommunikation, interne kommunikation social media, james bond, and tools interne kommunikation.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Keine Angst. Ist doch nur eine Veränderung… December 2010
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Interne Kommunikation: 7 Social (Media) Tools stellen sich vor – Der Anfang. March 2010
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Interne Kommunikation: 7 Social (Media) Tools stellen sich vor – Das Ende. April 2010

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Welcome to the Communications Matrix! March 2010

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The Communications Matrix Reloaded April 2010
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Delicious Enterprise 2.0 – Best posts 2010

Best of 2010 – PART Four

It changed.

My life.

Well, at least my social media life did.

Since I left the world of consultancies, proposals, concept papers and nagging clients (why clients don’t get how great my ideas are?) to become a nagging client myself (why agencies don’t understand my great briefing?), I hardly had time or any inspiring idea for another post on this blog. Honestly, the reason why I started this blog in the first place was to enter the world of WordPress – I love it and I miss it behind the corporate firewall – and to entertain. Mainly myself. Sorry, dear occasional reader.

And what do you (I) do when you (I) want to resurrect your (my) blog? Exactly. Publish a „Best of“ series! Don’t they do the same on TV when they start searching their archives at the end of the year and sell their old stuff to a numb audience again and again?

Online Tagebuch©flickr/Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Welcome Enterprise 2.0…

Have you heard about somebody in a global company complaining about how to coordinate international internal communications? Yes: and what did they do to foster great dialogue with employees worldwide and coordinate intercultural working groups? Let me guess: send out e-mails, print an information leaflet (English only), and promise a video conference every six months?

And the outcome? Difficult to evaluate, you say. Non-responsive employees, I see. Video conferences too expensive. Really?


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Surviving PowerPoint – Best of 2010

Best of 2010 – PART Three

It changed.

My life.

Well, at least my social media life did.

Since I left the world of consultancies, proposals, concept papers and nagging clients (why clients don’t get how great my ideas are?) to become a nagging client myself (why agencies don’t understand my great briefing?), I hardly had time or any inspiring idea for another post on this blog. Honestly, the reason why I started this blog in the first place was to enter the world of WordPress – I love it and I miss it behind the corporate firewall – and to entertain. Mainly myself. Sorry, dear occasional reader.

And what do you (I) do when you (I) want to resurrect your (my) blog? Exactly. Share a „Best of“ series of old stuff! Don’t they do the same on TV when they start searching their archives at the end of the year and sell their old stuff to a numb audience again and again?

Best of images 2010
Best of images 2010

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Zidi – Der Problemlöser aus der Wüste

Acht Monate habe ich im Jahr 2006 im Niger verbracht. Ich war dort als „Chef de Base“ verantwortlich für ein Team von über 120 Mitarbeitern der Entwicklungshilfsorganisation Accion contra el Hambre (ACH). Die ersten Tage und Wochen verbrachte ich damit, mir mithilfe der ortsansässigen Mitarbeiter ein detailliertes Bild der aktuellen Situation vor Ort zu machen. Dies ist das Porträt eines meiner Mitarbeiter, der mir während dieser Zeit zur Seite stand.

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YouTube & Friends – Best of 2010

Best of 2010 – PART Two

It changed.

My life.

Well, at least my social media life did.

Since I left the world of consultancies, proposals, concept papers and nagging clients (why clients don’t get how great my ideas are?) to become a nagging client myself (why agencies don’t understand my great briefing?), I hardly had time or any inspiring idea for another post on this blog. Honestly, the reason why I started this blog in the first place was to enter the world of WordPress – I love it and I miss it behind the corporate firewall – and to entertain. Mainly myself. Sorry, dear occasional reader.

And what do you (I) do when you (I) want to resurrect your (my) blog? Exactly. Share a „Best of“ series of old stuff! Don’t they do the same on TV when they start searching their archives at the end of the year and sell their old stuff  to a numb audience again and again?

Best of image 2010

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