tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2092962624616655369.post8079151863946669810..comments 2013-04-19T06:34:29.063-07:00 Comments on Management 2.0 developing social capital: Making People Like Them People Like Us Jon Ingham https://plus.google.com/105813534505965735749 noreply@blogger.com Blogger 3 1 25 tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2092962624616655369.post-6457046413932864780 2012-03-10T05:58:17.077-08:00 2012-03-10T05:58:17.077-08:00 Oh, meant to add: this is, I think, why unconferen... Oh, meant to add: this is, I think, why unconferences work so well - the environment (lack of hierarchy) helps people connect (become plm&#39;s) and this enables learning to take place.<br /><br />Also see: https://mervyndinnen.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/is-the-key-to-social-learning-in-the-social-not-the-learning/ Jon Ingham https://www.blogger.com/profile/05553537200734270043 noreply@blogger.com tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2092962624616655369.post-3999502585767920256 2012-03-09T07:22:03.690-08:00 2012-03-09T07:22:03.690-08:00 Thanks Barry, I appreciate the comment, and its ch... Thanks Barry, I appreciate the comment, and its challenging nature. As I said yesterday, it&#39;s important &#39;social&#39; doesn&#39;t mean &#39;nice&#39;(not that this is nasty) - we need to be able to have robust debates in this media.<br /><br />Re your first point, I do disagree. I think social media opens people up to a whole new world of influences - obviously depending upon how they use it, but I see more of this than the other.<br /><br />And yes, regarding your second point, it is of course possible to learn from these influences.<br /><br />But although this is what I wrote above (though not what I believe I said in my opening), it&#39;s not quite what I meant.<br /><br />What I was really trying to get to is that we&#39;re going to struggle to learn WITH (rather than FROM), ie socially.<br /><br />We can learn based upon what people say. We can use what people say to challenge our own thinking and learn from this reflection.<br /><br />But I still suspect we&#39;re not going to be able to learn with them effectively - to learn through conversation, or to learn together - unless we have the sorts of relationships I&#39;ve referred to in my post.<br /><br />I will say however, that I&#39;ve not thought about this much before, and as I wrote, I don&#39;t know of any research that supports (or challenges) my conclusions (it&#39;d be a different research area from whether people look for sources that reinforce their existing views).<br /><br />So I do reserve the right to change my mind on this and I am very much trying to engage in the social behaviour I talked about at the conference - of sharing ideas for social input before they&#39;re fully formed. <br /><br />I still currently think I&#39;m at least partly right in my suggestion though! Jon Ingham https://www.blogger.com/profile/05553537200734270043 noreply@blogger.com tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2092962624616655369.post-9033301375705601838 2012-03-09T00:21:35.164-08:00 2012-03-09T00:21:35.164-08:00 I&#39;m not denying that the trend to trust &#39;p... I&#39;m not denying that the trend to trust &#39;people like me&#39; is something real and growing, and as @shackletonjones tweeted - this behaviour is definitely a feature of social networks; but a feature is not necessarily a benefit. <br /><br />This area has been well researched, extends far beyond social media and social networks and existed long before they did. You only have to think about newspaper choices to see the way that people look for sources that reinforce their existing views and prejudices. What social media has done, as it has with so many other things, is make it easier to find like minded people and to find them in ever smaller groups (cliques?) which they can join. <br /><br />Of course it can be very beneficial to use social networks to connect with peers that you would not otherwise have been able to.<br /><br />However, there is a problem that I see manifested in social networks (Twitter in particular) every day; the social media echo chamber. By finding, following and interacting with &#39;people like me&#39;, I can say what I already believe to be true and I know that my &#39;tribe&#39; will give me plenty of positive reinforcement.<br /><br />I&#39;m horrified by the suggestion that in order to learn we need to &#39;transform people like them into people like us&#39;. I don&#39;t need to like, trust or be like someone in order to learn from them; I do need to respect them, no matter how different they are to me. Barry Sampson https://barrysampson.com noreply@blogger.com