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Reference Links - Blogging and Social Software

I began updating a list of references on Blogging and Social Networks last week. As I prepared to post this I begin to realize what I've left out. It started as a list supporting "Jazz in the Blogosphere". It was also meant to provide a range... from introductory to more topical posts. From newspapers and magazines to personal blogs. Additional references would be welcome!

Time stopped me adding further to the list, and where does a list start and stop. However it makes me realize the need to invest time in developing appropriate "posting categories". Similarly some posts are more worthy of retrieval than others. As I looked back on some of these posts, it also is a shame that trackback is not enabled for so many of them. I'm not going to suggest that a list will bring them back to "current" however trackbacks on older posts are just another way of communicating their continued value and validity.

Marcia Stepanek. “John Patrick on Weblogs” CIO Insight November 25, 2003 Leading visionary talks about the future. http://www.eweek.com/print_article/0,3048,a=113189,00.asp

David Duval "An Introduction to Weblogs” Personal Blog October 31, 2003 Provides useful definitions and history on weblogs. http://www.dynamicobjects.com/d2r/archives/002399.html

George Siemens. "The Art of Blogging – Part 2" December 6, 2002. http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/blogging_part_2.htm See also Part One: Overview, Definitions, Uses, and Implications December 1, 2002.

John Foley. “Are You Blogging Yet?” July 22, 2002 InfoWorld. Discusses the value of using weblogs in the enterprise. http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20020719S0001/1

Katherine Goodwin “B-Blogs Cause a Stir” Febuary 5, 2003 ClickZ. Captures growing interest in B-Blogs or business blogs and K-logs. http://www.clickz.com/em_mkt/enl_strat/article.php/1579091

Dave Pollard. Blogs in Business: “The Weblog as as Filing Cabinet” Personal Blog March 3, 2003 http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2003/03/03.html#a101

Michael Angeles. “Making Sense of Weblogs in the Intranet” Lucent September 26 2003. A presentation trying to make sense of why people are using them and their use in Knowledge Management http://studioid.com/pg/blogging_in_corporate_america.php

Meg Hourihan. “Using Blogs in Business” John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition August 8, 2002 This link to chapter 8. http://www.blogroots.com/chapters.blog/id/4

Neil McIntosh. “Why Blogs Could Be Bad For Business” Guardian September 29,2003 Using weblogs in a business setting.

Jim McGee. “If the only tool you have is a hammer….” Personal Blog. June 16, 2003 Blogs will be the predominant KMW = application. http://www.mcgeesmusings.net/2003/06/16.html#a3376

David Duval An “Introduction to Weblogs, Part Two: Syndication” Personal Blog November 2, 2003 Detailed introduction to Syndication, RSS and the complementary aspect newsreaders play to blogs. http://www.dynamicobjects.com/d2r/archives/002400.html

David Weinberger. “The 99cent KM solution”. KM World. September 2002 http://www.kmworld.com/publications/magazine/index.cfm?action=readarticle&Article_ID=1337&Publication_ID=76

Sandra Guy. “Weblog has Served Business Function for Chicago Firm” July 16, 2003 How one company is using weblogs as a business tool. http://www.suntimes.com/output/zinescene/cst-fin-ecol16.html

Rick Bruner. “Business Weblogs – The Big List” Marketeing Wonk July 18,2003 A list but only a list of business weblogs. They take all forms. http://www.marketingwonk.com/archives/2003/07/18/business_weblogs_the_big_list/

John Baggaley “Blogging as a Course Management Tool” July 2003 Benefits of Weblogging for education. http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=2011

Mary Harrsch. RSS: The Next Killer App For Education July 2003 Applications of RSS for Educators. Realizing the potential of RSS and blogging. http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=2010

Groove Networks “Employee Guideline for Personal Website and Weblogs” Groove’s answer to the corporate – personal trade-off. http://www.groove.net/weblogpolicy/

Dennis Mahoney. “How to Write a Better Weblog” Personal Blog February 22, 2002 http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writebetter/

Robin Athey. “Collaborative Knowledge Networks: Driving Workforce Performance Through Web-enabled Communities” Deloitte

Steve Lundin. The fall of PR and the rise of Community Centric Communications: http://images.exacttarget.com/members/2101/The%20Death%20of%20PR%20-%20final.doc

Stuart Henshall “Blog or E-Mail “Status Reports” Personal Blog November 21, 2003 Click through to “ Status Report” and Team Brief. (Had to put at least one link in!) http://www.henshall.com/blog/archives/000609.html

Tom Coates “ Discussion and Citation in the Blogosphere” Personal Blog May 25, 2003 Can weblogs garner better discussion than discussion boards? http://www.plasticbag.org/archives/2003/05/discussion_and_citation_in_the_blogosphere.shtml

Lee Bryant. “Smarter Simpler Social” Headshift April 18, 2003 An introduction to online social software methodology. http://www.headshift.com/moments/archive/social%20software%20v1.1%20draft.pdf

Jan Hauser+ . The Augmented Social Network” LinkTank May 15, 2003 http://collaboratory.planetwork.net/linktank_whitepaper/

Clay Shirky. Social Software and the Next Big Phase of the Internet GBN Print February 2003 It’s time to tune in to the Internet again! http://www.gbn.org/ArticleDisplayServlet.srv?aid=2800

Stowe Boyd “Are You Ready for Social Software?” Darwin May 2003 Social software supports the desire of individuals to be pulled into groups to achieve goals. And it's coming your way. http://www.darwinmag.com/read/050103/social.html

Leslie Walker. “Social Network Websites Growing Rapidly, But Where Is The Money?” Wahington Post, November 17, 2003 Will the emerging social networking sites like Friendster ever make money. New Business Networking sites too. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/11/17/BUGS9332301.DTL&type=printable

Ross Mayfield. “Social Software Reader” Personal Blog Novemeber 24, 2003 Some links from above and others on Social Software and Social Networking. http://ross.typepad.com/blog/2003/11/social_software.html

Denham Grey. "About Wiki" Personal Wiki. Are there dates for wiki's? http://www.voght.com/cgi-bin/pywiki?AboutWiki

I'm sure there are many more.


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Comments (2)

Hey, you refactored my refactor!

Nice list, will be sure and add some of these to the next revision.


Neat list Stuart ! I like the diversity of thinking you have linked to here.

Would make a great reference list for my proposal .... may i borrow it ?

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