Tuesday, April 24, 2007


This a short message. I am Away From Keyboard (AFK). Will be back in a few weeks. And this is also post # 100 in this weblog!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Netvibes as PLE (again!)

Sometime ago I wrote (I think) on this weblog something about Netvibes as the means of creating a Personal Learning Environment. Now, Michele Martin brings this theory into practice, and writes about Reorganizing My Personal Learning Environment . A great read! And a recommended weblog too, which I have added to my Bloglines right away.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Social software in organizations: so much to gain!

George Siemens points to a very interesting post on the weblog by Ross Dawson. I've seen Wilfred Rubens refer to this post by Ross also.
I particularly like the comment that Siemens makes: "Organizations (..) are generally too unaware of
themselves and their strengths and expertise. Social software can
greatly aid the "coming to know oneself" that most larger corporations
need...but too often, hierarchy and information secrecy reduce it's
Yes, indeed: so much information that doesn't flow, well it flows, but only to certain persons in certain meetings... I see what he means!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Every CEO should be blogging !

This is just alittle sidenote... Well, not really. This is about blogging within an organisation. Sun Microsystems is a great example. The recent restructuring of the company was announced through a weblog. See also this article in Dutch in Emerce - Business nieuws: Sun Microsystems reorganiseert via weblog CEO

"Technologiebedrijf Sun Microsystems neemt de organisatie van het bedrijf grondig op de schop. In een voor topbestuurders ongebruikelijke actie maakte de hoogste baas van het bedrijf, Jonathan Schwartz, het nieuws nagenoeg direct bekend via zijn weblog."