Live at OCS – A Tour of Innovation

Topic: On the Horizon: A Tour of Innovation Description: What are the most significant trends in social software as we look ahead 24 months?Introductory comments: Danyel Fisher, Microsoft Research Community Technologies Group & Ross Mayfield, Socialtext Last year this session talked about the emergence of mash-up applications and how your app, without an API, would be…

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Live at OCS – Online to Offline Interactions

Again, this will be more notes that will grow and change over time rather than time based since it’s not a presentation.  2:00: Second breakout session. What are effective ways to mobilize your online community offline? ACLU Problem – People will click easily, but congressmen don’t care about e-mail and online petitions anymore since they…

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Live at OCS – Mobile Communities Breakout Session

This is the first of two breakout sessions I’m going to attend. I’m skipping out on the “performance metrics” session since I’m tired of the metrics question.  From a conversation last night. “Your performance metrics (for collaboration) depend on the business goals of each project.”… and that about sums it up.  What are your higher…

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Live at OCS – Community Business Models

9:50 Topic: Community Business ModelsWhat new opportunities and experience influence current online community business models.Introductory comments: Michael Sherrod, MyFamily.com & Michel Thouati, Lithium Technologies 9:52: Michael from MyFamily is talking. They promise no slides and low tech. Brokerage: You build it as your marketplace. Merchant: You built it as a place for users to trade and…

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Live at OCS – Demo Time

Good morning to all three of you interested in refreshing my blog regularly today!  The day has started with some demos. 8:30: Forum One – Speak Out – Is a unique chatting service they offer to their clients. You can schedule a chat and questions can come in and be approved in advance. Then the…

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Live at OCS – Internationalization of Online Communities

4:00: Before this session starts… I had a good conversation with someone from Java.Net.  Their team is currently helping teams at Sun push their projects into the open on Java.Net.  Sound familiar?  There were a lot of similarities and we agreed on some of the following keys to success. Teams willing to communicate publicly (schedules,…

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Live Blogging the OCS – Opening Remarks and Multimedia Communities

Well, we’re back from lunch.   The food alone is a great reason to come to Sonoma.  The conference organizers take advantage of that.  I’ll probably gain a few lbs here over the couple of days.  We just had some Chocolate Bread Pudding that was awesome.  (The conference takes place in a culinary school.) Update: Refresh…

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Live Blogging – OCS 2006: Online Communities for Social Good

9:30-10:30  Key Trends in Online Collaboration for Social Good Presenters: Chris Wolz, Forum One & Perla Ni, GreatNonprofits Update: Refresh for the latest information.  9:10: Introductions have started. Chris is “setting the stage”.  Scarce resources push non-profits harder than corporations into online collaboration because they need to harness the power of the communities.  This goes…

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Live Blogging Begins from the Online Community Summit

It’s that time of year again and I’m stuck in Somona CA attending the 2006 Online Community Summit.  It’s a small event with an invite list that’s a mix of big tech business (Sun, Microsoft, etc), non-profit groups (Gates Foundation, Omydiar network, etc), and more consumer driven companies (AOL, Consumer Reports, etc).   There are always…

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