July 26, 2010

Meaning flows more smoothly if we compact before we ship

compact before shipping.pngThere was a skype call between @ffunch, @sebpaquet and @technoshaman on July 9, 2010. 

Below is a small pattern offered as a self-running demonstration of its content, inspired by our rich conversation.

Can you think of any additional heading for the meta-data that would make this pattern more useful to you? 

If yes, pls reply.

Key thought:

New experiences & meaning from inspired conversations flow more smoothly in and across nodes of innovation, if we pay attention to how we can help it.

Relevant excerpts:

@ffunch: I accept your suggestion that we reflect and polish and send something out; it's not just a matter of summarizing it, but there are also some other dimensions. We need to make a pretty compact form; a 1.5h recording is not compact. We need to distil the core of it and pass that on.
@technoshaman: Groups of conscious people have a responsibility of bringing out as much coherence as possible outside of their group.

@ffunch: What I heard you saying is that we have a responsibility to package insights. It's not a great service necessarily to share a long conversation or a long set of notes.

Reviewer note:

Listening to the record of the conversation, @cyber_shaman commented:

Distillation of information, creation of new languages, passing on coherent meta-messages

To adequately convey something to the future it needs to be in a compact form.

Attention to consciousness of common process ie converging/diverging

Rendering effective processes into pattern language

Observing responsibility to bring coherent information, distilled and synthesised, to the whole in accessible and appropriate ways

January 10, 2010

Advancing social media strategies in organisations, using collective intelligence

Building a research-based, dynamic knowledge repository of social media strategies


Joanne Jacobs.jpgWriting about what she was up to four years ago, Joanne Jacobs  noted:  “the impact of social media was so poorly understood that the opportunity to develop a sophisticated (and academically rigorous) methodology for assessing social media strategies was too difficult. We are now, however, at a stage where such a document could be collaboratively produced.”


Yes, we are, or at least, it is my working hypothesis #1 worth verifying. “Social media strategies” can also serve as an important context for a much needed action enquiry into how to let practices worth replicating (PWR) spread faster and farther.


Assessing the fitness of rapidly evolving strategies on any domain can be a high-value contribution to the collective intelligence of that domain, particularly, if it was supported by a “sophisticated (and academically rigorous) methodology,” as Joanne noted. That’s what inspired me to pick up her statement and see into the interesting possibilities that it opens. One of them is the enquiry into the question: how to spread innovative practices faster and farther, in the domain of growing social media strategies in organisations?


Given that focusing question and the right methodology (still to develop), that enquiry could activate and boost the collective intelligence (CI) of the whole ecosystem of social media strategies.  Of course, people in strategic management and other professionals whose work will benefit from the enquiry would have to be involved if it is to succeed.

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March 8, 2008

A software substrate for collective intelligence

Shawn Murphy says, he is "creating an online digital ecosystem in which knowledge, logic and presentation can all evolve in a globe-spanning, self-organizing, peer to peer system of web servers which is... also the software substrate for an emergent global collective intelligence."

Here's an intriguing "pattern language" graph, generated by his software:Shawn Murphy's pattern language graph.jpg