A new Google Docs - Docs Blog They say a house is only as good as its foundation, and we believe the same holds true for web applications like Google Docs. With our old foundation, we could continue delivering most features you wanted quickly, but over time it became clear that some just weren’t possible. So we decided to rebuild the underlying infrastructure of Docs to give us greater flexibility, improved performance and a better platform for developing new features quickly. Today, we’re pleased to announce preview versions of the new Google document and spreadsheet editors and a new standalone drawings editor, all built with an even greater focus on speed and collaboration. To get a taste of what’s new today, check out our video: A better document editorWe’ve brought the responsive, real-time editing experience you’ve come to expect from our spreadsheets over to documents, which means you can now see character-by-character changes as other collaborators make edits.
Take Social Collaboration To Next Level - Global Cio - Executive Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools. Going it alone doesn't work anymore, for companies or for individuals. With technology changing almost daily and increasing pressure to perform, success -- for the individual or the organization -- will depend upon the ability to amplify learning and accelerate performance improvement within large, diverse ecosystems. The opportunity is to build environments -- "creation spaces" -- that combine the advantages of tightly-knit teams with the ability to scale to encompass increasing numbers of participants.
Real-Time News Curation - The Complete Guide Part 6: The Tools Universe Real-Time News Curation: Part 6 - The Tools and Technologies In this part of the guide you will find: 1. A Brief History of News Curation Tools 2. List of collaborative software This list is divided into proprietary or free software, and open source software, with several comparison tables among different product and vendors characteristics. It also includes a section of project collaboration software, which are combining with cloud computing services to become a standard feature in an emerging category of computer software: collaboration platforms. There may be some overlap between this list and the list of wiki software. Collaborative software
llaborative working — Penny Walker’s blog Tempting and disconcerting in equal measure: being asked to write a book is such a flattering thing, dangerously seductive; being asked to write a book is such a frightening thing, because “what if it’s rubbish?” Putting something in writing is a moment of commitment: hard for an inveterate hedger and fence-sitter like me. (I couldn’t even decide between ‘hedger’ and ‘fence-sitter’, could I?) Avoiding temptation, taking courage In an attempt to stop it being rubbish, and to remind myself that it’s not me that’s being flattered – it’s the wise things I’ve learnt from others – I made a conscious choice to stand on shoulders of giants both for theory and for tips that really make a difference, when writing Working Collaboratively. I found some great academic research and theory before I decided that I really needed to stop reading and get on with writing.
Buzzing with Social Curation Tools! Today, we are all facing information overload, and it is often difficult to find what we are looking for, especially if we are looking for updated collections of resources to support a topic, issue or idea. Major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo don't exactly do a great job in assisting either, which might also be partially due to the growing influence and spam of 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO)' gurus, engines and companies. It is amazing how much spam comments I get on this blog alone (10 - 20 spam comments a day!), thanks to SEO strategies. Amazingly annoying! Community Managers Share The Best Apps and Tools For Productivity This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. In honor of Community Manager Appreciation Day on Jan. 23, we asked several leaders in community management about the apps and tools they swear by for their social media management. Whether it's filtering through mass amounts of content, managing a project or professionally presenting a company, community managers provide and mediate communications both inside and outside of the business. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources small businesses can utilize for better productivity.
Howard Rheingold: Knowing How to Collaborate Is Essential I just read the Kindle edition of “Net Smart,” written by writer and critic Howard Rheingold. The book provides a thoughtful analysis of some major theories and discourses about the “always on” era, while at the same time giving new insights and practical advice about the literacies we need to thrive in this environment. I’ve followed Rheingold’s posts and videos for some time now, attended presentations, and participated in some of his courses. He’s not only an expert in virtual communities (a term he coined himself) and social media, but also teaches digital journalism. I had the opportunity to interview him recently about the implications of his thinking on media, journalism and journalism education.
4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Solution for online meetings, presentation, team work and TeamViewer features Decision wizard: List of all features with evaluation and comparison possibility TeamViewer as an all-in-one solution can also be used forhome office, support and server administration.Find more information here. Here you get to the TeamViewer download area
Be a Better Global Collaborator - Amy Gallo - Best Practices In today’s globalized world, it is essential to know how to collaborate with people from different cultures. While this used to be the case primarily for country managers and those taking on overseas assignments, it now applies to all managers. But exactly how does one learn to become a better global collaborator? What the Experts Say Learning to navigate widely varying business practices is far from straightforward.