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Updates from Social Media Workshop 2 (I)

This morning we had our first conference call with 14 social media workshop participants. We went around the clock (see the method described in our KS Toolkit http://www.kstoolkit.org/Teleconference+Clock) to have a chance to introduce us quickly and share the type of social media tools we are already using for personnel or professional purposes. Almost all…

Full House for the Social Media Workshop

The second social media workshop of CGIAR’s ICT-KM Program kicks off next Monday with 35 participants from 10 different organizations, among those IFAD, CTA, IRG, and CARDI. The facilitators team Nancy White, Meena Arivananthan, and Simone Staiger-Rivas also welcome participants from 2 Challenge Programs, 6 CGIAR centers, as well as eco-regional and systems-wide programs, and…

Social Bookmarking: storm-a-brewing (#6 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

When I was in university, I had an ingenious way of bookmarking important facts/points from articles: 3×5 inch white, lined cards! I would use one side to write out a key point and the reverse side for a citation of the relevant book or journal article. What can I say… it was the 90’s! My…

Social Media: Are You Listening? (#5 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

My colleagues Meena and Antonella started a great blog series on Social media tools that complement the KS Toolkit and will serve as input for the upcoming social media workshop. Antonella wondered at the beginning of this week how we know if social media is working, and mentioned social media listening as an important practice. …

Social Networks: friend or foe? (#4 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

It would be hard to use the Internet and not come across a slew of social networking sites. Facebook, MySpace…these are just two of the popular sites that regular Internet aficionados use to keep in touch with family and friends and/or meet new people. Social networking sites allow users to create their own personal virtual…

Social Media: how do you know it's working? (#3 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

If you are responsible for communications in your organization, you will know the value of having a clear strategy and a way of evaluating it. This post will discuss some social media tools and give you ideas on how to include social media appropriately in your communications plan and measure its effectiveness. Setting your goal…

Blogging for impact (#2 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

In the online publishing world, blogs seem to have taken off like wildfire. While the blog may have humble beginnings as a personal journal, it has transformed into a powerful tool for communicating online.   Not too long ago, research ideas were written in closely guarded notebooks, discussed in hushed tones over coffee and within…

Microblogging (#1 – Social Media Tools Blog Series)

Microblogging is a form of blogging based on short posts. A real-time communication platform, microblogs are short, tight snippets of information that tell others what you’re doing, where you’re going or even how you’re feeling at any given moment. In a social context, you could essentially be keeping tabs on your friends’ activities and vice…

Coming soon: Blog series on social media tools

Twitter, Yammer, Social bookmarking, Facebook…facewhat?…are you feeling overwhelmed?  Well not to worry. Fresh from the Online Social Media Workshop that kicked off early this month, ICT-KM is ensuring that the wealth of knowledge generated is distilled into golden nuggets that are bound to keep you coming back for more. The workshop featured discussions on several Social Media tools (yes that’s…