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||The Collaboration Diner – an Introduction
Anyone that follows me on Twitter will have seen that this week has been rather dominated by a single topic, The Collaboration Diner, and was brought to you by the hashtag #cbdiner
So I hear you cry, what is The Collaboration Diner?
Many of you, especially those in North America, will be aware of a rather famous 1942 painting by Edward Hopper known as ‘Nighthawks‘:
Painted soon after the attack at Pearl Harbour, the painting is thought to detail the alienation felt by those in a strange city, and the interaction, consolation and prospective relationships that could be found within the diners that were scattered on street corners throughout New York and other cities. Diner customers could ‘network’ with the few others in the physical location they inhabited.
In 2003, Wired magazine commissioned comic artist Josh Ellingson to bring the diner situation up to date in the face of the emergence of free wi-fi, ubiquitous mobile devices and laptops:
Once again, the diner or coffee shop had become the place where relaxation and re-connecting could be combined, but this time connections were as likely to be with those hundreds or thousands of miles away. In 2003, it was likely that this would have been via a relatively small group of friends or colleagues that the individual was in regular contact with.
Now bring the situation up to the modern day. Social and Mobile dominate. Almost every individual carries at least a mobile phone, most a smartphone and many more than one device. Multiple social networks are reachable from these devices, personal, professional and organisational sites provide a constant connection to friends, family, colleagues, customers and partners. Business is as likely to be carried out in a diner in a strange city as at one’s own desk.
However, the diner is still a useful metaphor for the meeting place, for the clash of cultures, the possibility of accidents and incidents leading to passionate discourse and idea-sparking conversations.
Thus we have seen the birth of The Collaboration Diner brought to you by Collaboration Matters, with its first outing at the UC Expo show in London this past week.
Look out for future posts over the weekend detailing what was involved, why it was such an innovative concept, and what discussions took place there. One thing’s for sure, tech trade shows have never seen anything like it!
Mar 09, 2012
| Recent Blog Posts
Circle: The Local Network |
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 11:58p Stuart McIntyre
Circle is the mobile app that’s in the know, anywhere you go. Circle keeps you up to speed by adapting to your location and letting you view what’s happening near you, now.
Our goal is to build on the lessons learned from traditional social networks to make a new kind of community: positive, local and useful, wherever you are.
Each month, more than a million people are joining Circle for real-time information and conversation about nearby crime, traffic, natural disasters – as well as [read] Keywords: community
IBM Connections Activities: too many nodes |
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 9:50a Stuart McIntyre
Hit this issue the other day with a customer (and yes, it was a mammoth Activity!)… Here’s the IBM technote (emphasis mine):
In IBM Connections, what is maximum number of entries that can be added to an Activity?
In IBM Connections, it is possible to add content to an activity either in the form of an entry, to-do, section, etc. Internally, each of these types of items is classed as a node.
When trying to add a new entry to a large Activity that already has many such nodes, the use [read] Keywords: connections
Oyster: ‘Netflix for Books’ |
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 3:39a Stuart McIntyre
One of the many advantages for those living in the USA is that so many innovative online services get offered there first. Some, despite many broken promises, never make it to the UK – a classic example being Google Voice. However, I’m also well aware that folks that live in less populous or non-English speaking places do even worse than we do.
Anyway, another example of a fantastic service that is US-only right now is the New York City-based startup, Oyster, which has been termed th [read] Keywords: google
Interviewed: SocialBiz User Group |
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 11:06a Stuart McIntyre
Having been sat on the producer’s side of the desk for over a hundred episodes of This Week in Lotus, it was exciting to be asked to partake in an interview with Celia Hamilton of the SocialBiz User Group a few weeks ago.
Celia Hamilton from the SocialBiz User Group interviews Stuart McIntyre on what we can attribute the growth in IBM Connections installs to, how people can get involved in the connections community, and the Social Connections User Group.
Here’s the show:
Thanks t [read] Keywords: connections
The new IBM Sametime widgets for IBM Connections are now available |
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 12:34a Stuart McIntyre
I posted last week that new Sametime integration had been announced for IBM Connections, in the form of Meetings and Chat Room widgets. However, at the time they had not yet been released.
Well, good news! They are now available for download from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog:
IBM Sametime Meeting Rooms Widget for IBM Connections:
The Meeting Rooms widget can help a social business activate networks of people to make faster expertise-based decisions, speed up business processes and [read] Keywords: collaboration
How to stop FeedBurner from uglifying your clean URLs |
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 10:00a Stuart McIntyre
I’ve had to do this a few times in the past, so found myself googling it again this morning when I was updating some feeds…
If you use a Feedburner feed to allow others to receive posts from your blog or site, you may see URLs like this come through:
So what causes the nasty and very additions to the URL (the bit that starts with ?utm_source)?
[read] Keywords: domino
Honoured and somewhat shocked! |
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 7:50a Stuart McIntyre
I am truly honoured and somewhat shocked absolutely blown away to be on the list of IBM Champions for ICS 2014!
Thank you to those that nominated me and stood by me through some tricky times in the last year or so. Your support means a huge amount to me.
Congrats to all those listed below:
Daniel Lieber [read] Keywords: ibm
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 7:37a Stuart McIntyre
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Don’t want to be a richer man Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the stranger) Ch-ch-Changes Just gonna have to be a different man Time may change me But I can’t trace time
- David Bowie, Changes, 1971
Life never stands still, does it? That’s one of the pure joys of it – you never know what’s around the corner… You just have to have faith, step out, and do what you believe is the right thing.
And sometimes, [read] Keywords: collaboration
One of the new features in IBM Connections CR3: ‘community re-parenting’ |
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 1:32a Stuart McIntyre
As you may be aware by now, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) shipped yesterday.
Amongst the detail of that fixpack, is a description of the new functions contained within it:
1. Reparenting communities
This function allows an administrator to modify a top-level community to become a subcommunity of another community or modify a subcommunity to become a top-level community.
2. Community activities view
This function provides a view that lists all activities that are part of all [read] Keywords: connections
IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 released |
Tue, Dec 3rd 2013 2:45p Stuart McIntyre
After a couple of false starts, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) has been released on FixCentral for download.
220.127.116.11-IC-Multi-CR03-LO77120 is 742 MB in size and is available for all server platforms.
It is a fairly major update, and therefore requires database schema changes. If CCM is installed then there is a requirement to update FileNet as part of the upgrade.
Here are some useful links:
Installing interim fixes Update strategy for IBM Connections 4.5 Fix list for IBM Conne [read] Keywords: connections