Deeply personal experience, aptitudes, perceptions, insights, and know-how that are implied or indicated but not actually expressed - it resides in individuals & teams.http://bit.ly/H0cCOu
Tacit knowledge (as opposed to formal or explicit knowledge) is knowledge that is difficult to transfer to another person by means of writing it down or verbalising it.http://bit.ly/HgZ2YB
Unwritten, unspoken, and hidden vast storehouse of knowledge held by practically every normal human being, based on his or her emotions, experiences, insights, intuition, observations and internalized information. Tacit knowledge is integral to the entirety of a person's consciousness, is acquired largely through association with other people, and requires joint or shared activities to be imparted from on to another. Like the submerged part of an iceberg it constitutes the bulk of what one knows, and forms the underlying framework that makes explicit knowledge possible. Concept of tacit knowledge was introduced by the Hungarian philosopher-chemist Michael Polanyi (1891-1976) in his 1966 book 'The Tacit Dimension.' Also called informal knowledge.http://bit.ly/GVLyli Read post in Google+
My computer has Spartans...
Customer: “Hi, my son says that I have Spartans on my laptop and I should bring it to you guys.”
Tech Support: “…Ma’am? Spartans?”
Customer: “Yes, I called my son at school and told him that screens keep popping up all the time, and he said that I have Spartans.”
Me: “Oh! You mean Trojans! That’s a possibility; let me run this analyzer on your laptop real quick and we’ll see what’s going on.”
Customer: “Young man, my son is in college and he says it has Spartans. You just stand here in a little uniform and make minimum wage. I think my son knows what he is talking about.”
Tech Support: “You’re right ma’am. I was hoping to run a diagnostic and find out that it wasn’t Spartans, but just by looking at the login screen, I can tell that you probably have about 300 of the little guys running around.”
Customer: “300?! Is that bad?”
Tech Support: “It’s horrible. They cram themselves into a bottleneck and kill wave after wave of data, until there is a wall of dead programs blocking any more traffic through your computer.”
Customer: “Oh, that just figures. I’m going to go buy a new computer.”
Tech Support: “Ok, ma’am, I think that would be best.”
His ability to communicate is deteriorating faster than tech can keep up. The fear is that Prof Hawking could ultimately lose the ability to communicate by body movement, leaving his brain effectively "locked in" his body.
In a world enthused by the Higgs-Boson, where cutting-edge physics is actually getting wider attention and acclaim, how can we possibly risk losing the ability to communicate with Stephen Hawking?
We need a way to communicate directly with the brain!
This new page of calculated metrics lets you look at pluses and comments and shares in a new way, and lets you slice the results finely into follower strata as well as by country and gender. See who is engaging well in different strata of followers! What topics and tactics are doing well?
Since then I've been playing with the idea. I'm sure some of you will scoff at the relative crudeness of the metrics, but I'm finding that its both directionally correct and valuable in certain modes, especially discovery and analysis.
Here is a link already setup that slices the data in a way that is enlightening. It shows Google+ Users with Highly engaging content and 10K to 15K followers. http://bit.ly/Hy2HPE
This slice helped me locate several interesting new people, each with their own unique modes of engagement. The variety is interesting and energizing - so many ways to engage, so little time!:
Brilliant or stupid? I'm going with brilliant after reading the details.
Ford says just Kick the Bumper to Open the Trunk...
It’s an elegantly simple idea: just kick a spot on the bumper, and the tailgate lifts up. It also works in reverse. Once you’ve loaded the car, kick the bumper again, and the tailgate comes down.
The idea works with two sensors as well as a keyless entry system (after all, you wouldn't want people going around and kicking your car’s bumper to get into it). And it takes a human kick to open the tailgate — running over road kill or backing into the side of the garage won’t set it off.
Ford says it spent six months perfecting the idea in its Human Machine Interface laboratory.
Want your posts to attract more +'s and comments? ...then you need to make them sticky.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My thoughts on gaining traction for posts and discussions:
1) Don't be a windbag Long diatribes will not work, unless you set a hook first. Otherwise eyes just glaze over. Formatting and message simplification will help: add bolding and italics and bullets if is has to be long.
2) Have a singular Intent Try to make a single point or ask a single Q instead of jumping into a longer post. If you want to add details, write a short post and then add a dashed line or separator below which you flesh out your thinking.
3) Throw in a picture, always. Relevant and cool is better, but virtually ANY pic will get the post more notice. And weird is better, because you want attention in a noisey stream.
4) Don't be shy, or you will be toast! Whenever you can, notify or tag a few people that might have an interest or an opinion on the post. The goal is to get the ball rolling. If it doesn't get any attention, add some comments, add more tags, call out someone directly with a question. You should have circles set up for easy access to people that like certain topics.
5) Conversate Once someone responds, encourage conversation and debate. Draw them in. Ask commenters for more info, for clarification. Make them feel wanted, appreciated, valuable.
6) Make it memorable If you can establish a connection, you will get a bigger response. Make it personal/emotional/hyperbolic. This encourages a human response. Get people excited, empathetic, mad; you WANT poeple to agree with you, or call you out. Some headline ideas:
--- I think I just lost a job b/c of my Klout Score... --- This picture gets me so emotional! --- SOPA might kill the internet!
7) Strike at the best time If you can post right as a big group of followers are logging in and becoming active, you are likely to get more action on your post. Your followers may vary, but for me these periods usually bookend the workday: mornings before work gets going strong and then evenings as the work day wraps up.
8) Read "Made to Stick" Its's a great book about designing your ideas to be sticky, viral. I've learned a lot from this book. One gem: "If you attempt to say three things, you end up saying nothing"
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUCCESS wisdom from a summary of Made to Stick:
# Simple. Is the message clear? If you’ve done your job in defining your “core,” then this should already be answered.
# Unexpected. When a message is unexpected, it challenges our preconceived notions (or “schemas”), getting our attention. (eg. Some guy named Jared lost 200 pounds eating fast food??? ) When an unexpected point is followed with insight, it generates interest. (Yes, Jared existed on an “all-Subway” diet and lost over 200lbs.) People want to learn more.
# Concrete. Is the message being shared easy to comprehend? Is your audience able to understand the tangible benefits of your idea?
# Credible. What gives you the authority to share this message and be listened to? The Heaths spend almost 50 pages discussing creative ways to give your idea credibility. (For insight on building personal credibility, revisit the Actionable Books article on The Speed of Trust, by Stephen Covey.)
# Emotional. Does the story appeal to a particular emotion? Whether it’s Fear (in the case of urban legends) or Compassion (Chicken Soup for the Soul), people need to connect with the message.
# Story. Undeniably, people connect with stories. It’s in our genetic makeup. Stories help us visualize the events being described, allowing us to transport ourselves into the situation.
Do you own your reputation? Laura Heymann, Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School, essentially says no. You do not own your reputation like it is physical property, because the community also derives value from it.