With any luck, tomorrow will see the delivery of Christian Crumlish's book, Designing Social Interfaces, co-written with Erin Malone. I'm really quite excited about getting my own copy and getting my teeth into the lessons it contains. For those who want a more personal learning experience, Christian is running a workshop in London on 9th June. I really wish I could go, but I'll be in Sweden at the time.
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The Radical Real-Time annual virtual unconference is scheduled for June 5 this year, with the theme of "Making the Most of Collaborative Worlds: Physical, Virtual and Blended Collaboration".
This Radical Real-time unconference will take place in different virtual platforms that offer possibilities to meet both asynchronously and synchronously. The synchronous part of our conference will be an array of meetings during four hours on June 5, 2010 starting at 2.00PM GMT. You are already participating in the asynchronous part of the conference by being on this Ning site. Right now, we are collaboratively putting together the conference program.
For more info, check out their Q&A page.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, the international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology, science and engineering. Now in it's second year, the day is going very well indeed with hundreds of people talking about women that they admire. You can see people's contributions on our map or in list format.
If you haven't joined up already, please take a moment today to write a blog post about a women in tech that you admire and add it to the ALD10 mash-up. The hashtag #ald10 is already trending on Twitter in the UK and we're hoping that the noise will encourage more people to join in!
My own Ada Lovelace Day entry, over on Chocolate and Vodka, was about legendary Tomorrow's World host, Maggie Philbin. Who's your heroine?
Are you fascinated by human behaviour ... and do you spend at least some of your time trying to influence and change others? When you do this, are you asked to 'measure success' or report on outcomes?
If you are in any way involved in social media in your business, the answer to those questions will be yes. Social media is all about behaviour change and not simple, measurable behaviours at that. This event looks like it will take a complex topic and find ways to treat it as just that, rather than assuming it can be made simple. I wish I could go, but sadly my travel budget just doesn't extend that far.
For any of you interested in intranets, I'm going to be talking at the IntraTeam conference in Copenhagen at the beginning of March. I'm onstage at 3.10pm on Wednesday 3rd, talking about email and how we can use social media to shift the burden of certain types of communication away from email and onto more suitable platforms.
If you're going to be there, please do come and say hello if you see me!