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DataPortability.org - Share and remix data using open standards. Future Exploration Network. 2008 Is The Year of Data Portability. Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate. The inexorable rise of work markets. The role and prominence of online markets for work have soared dramatically over the last few years, but this is just the beginning.

The inexorable rise of work markets

I have been following the rise of online markets for work since Elance was founded in 1999, writing about them in my 2002 book Living Networks and dedicating a large chunk of Getting Results From Crowds to how to effectively manage work markets. Prominent VC Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures has just written a post The Nature Of The Firm and Work Markets, referencing, as I did in both of these books, the seminal work of Ronald Coase. Wilson writes: Explorer le futur en France et en français. Ceci est le premier billet de blog que j’écris en français.

Explorer le futur en France et en français

Je suis Australien, né à Canberra, mais mon père travaillais pour l’ONU et j’ai passé presque tout ma jeunesse à Genève. Je vivais ainsi à quelques kilomètres de la France et j’y allais tous les samedis pour skier. Cela fait bien longtemps que je n’ai pas vécu dans un pays francophone, mais heureusement je n’ai pas trop oublié mon français. Je vais passer de la fin avril à la fin mai en Europe, commençant avec un keynote à The Next Web à Amstersdam sur The Future of Crowds et enchaînant par la suite avec diverses conférences et ateliers, entre autres, à Londres, Luxembourg, Cologne, Moscou et Milan.

Durant cette visite, mais aussi dans les années à venir, j’ai l’intention d’augmenter mon visibilité et de travailler beaucoup plus en France. Si vous avez des propositions ou des suggestions à me faire à propos d’opportunités en France, n’hesitez surtout pas à me contacter. Le futur de Facebook et le rôle de la France. Value based pricing is at the heart of the future of professional services. Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations. Themes of the day: Consumerization of IT, Crowdsourcing for small business, Crowdsourcing in PR. These are frantically busy days, which is squeezing my ability to blog and capture some of the fascinating stuff flying by.

Themes of the day: Consumerization of IT, Crowdsourcing for small business, Crowdsourcing in PR

In coming months I think I’ll try to do more ‘mini-blogging’, just capturing quick thoughts and impressions rather than writing up every interesting speaking engagement or media appearance I do. Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not? A year ago I shared a visualization of our AHT Group Business Model.

Open business: Sharing our group priorities for 2012 – Why not?

Following that, I am now sharing our group 2012 Priorities. Finally I have an answer when people ask what I do! Visualization of our group’s business model. Revolution from the Edge. What fills you with wonder?

Revolution from the Edge

What do you wonder about? These different, but related questions were posed often during the TED event last week. The annual TED event that I attended was organized around the broad theme of the rediscovery of wonder. As always, TED catalyzed deep thinking and deep emotion as I navigated through awesome sessions and stimulating conversations lasting late into the night. Anticipating the Next Wave of Experience Design. Resolving the Trust Paradox. The evolution of design to amplify flow. If we want to understand the importance of flows in our world, the new book Design in Nature released this week by Adrian Bejan and J.

The evolution of design to amplify flow

Pull Platforms for Performance. We live in a world of mounting performance pressure.

Pull Platforms for Performance

Our Shift Index reveals that return on assets for all public companies in the US has eroded by 75% since 1965. Companies clearly are failing to respond effectively to these mounting pressures. If we hope to turn this around, we need to step back and take a systematic look at the performance levers that drive these results and question the approaches of the past. What drives company performance? It’s actually quite simple. Customer relationship management. Return on Attention and Infomediaries. Attention is getting a lot of attention.

Return on Attention and Infomediaries

Most recently, Robert Scoble from Microsoft blogged about an epiphany he had earlier this week during a visit to Silicon Valley. He is beginning to see the importance of attention and how it will shape value creation on the Internet. APML gains momentum – this could transform the personalization of advertising. I’ve written before about attention profiling as one of the major trends in the online world.

APML gains momentum – this could transform the personalization of advertising

One of significant initiatives in the space is APML (Attention Profiling Markup Language), an open standard for how people’s attention profiles are described. Having this as a standard will, among other things, enable applications to refine how they provide information to users based on their interests, and allow people to publish their profiles so that they are better served by suppliers and information providers. Bloglines, the top or second placed feed reader, has just announced that it is looking at supporting APML in future releases, while Chris Saad, a founder of APML, says that they expect a number of other similar announcements from major players over coming months.

While Bloglines has not yet included APML support in the product, voicing its interest indicates this is very likely, and is no doubt intended to spur other companies to follow suit. Is the trend to openness accelerating? Social networks as an inflection point. The openness in social networks debate continues to flourish.

Is the trend to openness accelerating? Social networks as an inflection point

Some of the more interesting and prominent commentary in the last couple of days, since my post on Openness, network effects, and competition in social networks, are: Scott Gilbertson (in Wired): Slap in the Facebook – It’s Time for Social Networks to Open Up. Scott takes the pulpit, and calls on the web programming community to develop a framework based on open standards, and offering tips on how to create your own profile using open tools. The Digital Revolution and Higher Education.

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education This report is based on findings from a pair of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in spring 2011. The Digital Revolution and Higher Education. Mind the Gap: Peer-to-peer Healthcare. Mobile, Social Technology The Pew Internet Project studies the social impact of the internet. Smartphone Adoption and Usage. Social networking sites and our lives. Social networking sites and our lives Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites (SNS) like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter.

Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Who consumes local information on the go? Adults who consume local news on the go reflect many of the same traits as owners of mobile devices: They are disproportionately young, affluent, highly educated and live in non-rural communities. Do the parts of the information system fit together? Introduction. One in four Americans live with a disability that interferes with activities of daily living.

One in four Americans live with a disability that interferes with activities of daily living According to a national survey conducted in September 2010, 27% of American adults live with a disability that interferes with activities of daily living, including: Trend Data (Adults) Trends to Watch - The Pew Center on the States.