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For those running Notes 8.5.x and have upgraded to Lion
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One of my favourite topics... Community management
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Once in awhile, someone accuses me of "censoring" them for deleting their vitriolic comments from my Wall or my blog. That, I think, is silly - it's my blog, it's not the public sphere.

But there is, I believe, a difference between my blog and Facebook or Google+ on the whole. My Google+ "community" is my Stream. If you're being an asshole, I can block you and prevent you from entering that space.

Community policing involving paid staffers becomes problematic very quickly, however. Sure, there are easy justifications: Child sexual abuse content, death threats, etc. But at the same time, these systems can be abused, and the moderation processes are often opaque.

Case in point: Facebook has banned me from posting a link to the Pirate Bay (to a specific page hosting out-of-copyright articles) because "it's a link that some users believe to contain spammy or abusive content." I can appeal it, which is good, but there's no guarantee that will fix anything. Meanwhile, that perfectly legal (and probably ToS-compliant content) remains impossible for me to link to.

There is also, problematically, the increasing feeling that private spaces are replicating the public sphere. And while, in the public sphere, there is no space for shouting "fire!", there is often space for unpopular opinion that is protected by the First Amendment, but not by Facebook's (or insert your favorite company here) Terms of Service.

There is space for us to moderate content, but there is also space for us to build better, more thoughtful policies.

Note: If you pull a simple "these are private companies, they can do whatever they want", I will ignore you. All of us working on these issues are perfectly aware of that fact, a fact which shouldn't stop us from trying to better these spaces.
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Have an Address Book? Want to invite some friends? We have the solution for you. You can now upload contacts on the Find and Invite page by clicking on the Upload address book button :

https://plus.google.com/circles/find

You'll need an address book file on your computer. Get one by performing any of the following actions:

Outlook -
Select File > Import/Export > Export from the main menu
Choose Comma Separated Values (Windows) > Select "Contacts" > Save exported file
Outlook Express -

Select File > Export > Address Book from the main menu.
Select Text File (Comma Separated Values).
Click Export.
Your Other Gmail account -
See https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=24911

Apple Address Book -
Open the Address Book application on your Mac. Click on the 'all group' of your contacts. Select File > Export Vcards.

Thunderbird -
Click Addressbook, Select Personal Address Book. Click Tools, then Export. Save as *.csv.

Others -
Most other contact managers or email systems support contact export in VCard/VCF/CSV format. Consult your local help system to find out how. Leave a comment if you want to share you exporting experience.

-- If you have problems please feel free to click on the 'Send Feedback' link in the lower right.

Happy Inviting!
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Just watched the BBC compilation of Paolo Nutini at Glastonbury - Well recommended!
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roll on tomorrow....
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Apple confirms: Mac OS X Lion launches tomorrow! http://tnw.co/pcrWjV
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I like coasters, but not this one! Think it would be unfair on the old heart :-)
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Social Business Evangelist, 2011 IBM Collaboration Champion
Introduction
I joined Cardiff University in May 2005 and I am currently Deputy IT Director within the Information Services Directorate. An active evangelist of Social business adoption, I am an active member of the Social Business council and manages a vibrant Connections 3 Community in Lotus Greenhouse.

Before joining Cardiff University, I was Global IT Services Director for a multinational US manufacturing company and prior to that, spent over 10 years in a number of IT management roles at Sony.

Married with 2 children, I have presented at the IBM Impact 2008, 2009 and 2010 conferences, IBM / Lotus sales events and has been a keynote speaker at events in Australia.

In June 2011, in the announcement for the first 50 global collaboration champions, he was awarded the accolade of becoming an IBM Collaboration champion. (IBM Champions are business leaders, IT professionals, developers, and educators who lead and mentor others to help them make the best use of IBM solutions and services. These 50 individuals spend a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources evangelizing for Social business adoption, sharing their knowledge and helping grow the community of users and business leaders focused on using IBM collaboration solutions)
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Collaboration champion evangelist of Social business adoption