The Thin line between Great and Ghost Town

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I just finished reading Using an Internal Social Network to Solve Real Business Problems by Nichole Kelly over on Social Media Explorer. When I started reading the article, I almost closed my Firefox tab when I read “Transforming into a social business…” in sentence #1. I’m not a fan of the term ‘social business’, mainly […]

Revisiting Signal to Noise & Twitter

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I had quite a lot of feedback from my Signal to Noise Ratio & Twitter post last week. Most of the feedback was positive and in agreement with my argument that twitter can become something that overloads you with a lot of noise. Some folks disagreed with my argument too…and I’m OK with disagreement.  I […]

Signal to Noise Ratio & Twitter

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I really enjoy twitter.  There are tons of great folks out there worth following and learning from. But….there’s just as many (or more) not-so-great folks out there too.  You know the kind…they add tons of noise to your twitter stream.   They add tons of noise to your life. I’ve noticed that the noise is getting […]

Social Media – Driving changes for IT?

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This was originally posted on InfoBoom.  Reposting here for my regular readers. I recently wrote a post titled Social – A Culture, not a tool that describes a “light bulb moment” that a friend of mine had when thinking about Social media’s use in marketing and PR. In that post, I outline how a friend […]

The dangers of social media…or…don’t be a sheeple

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Social Media has brought a real danger to the forefront of society. It’s not the security risks that might be inherent in social media, although there are many of these types of risks. It’s not the many inherent dangers that might be found in social media, although they are valid dangers. It’s not the very real and very serious […]

Social – A Culture, not a tool

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I had a conversation two weeks ago with a colleague who was taking over the social media, marketing and PR responsibilities for a small but growing organization in the consumer products industry. In this new role, my friend will be moving into a role of responsibility of all social media and engagement aspects for the […]

Cognitive Dissonance & IT

Cognitive Dissonance has been defined on Wikipedia as an “uncomfortable tension caused by holding contradictory thoughts simultaneously“. A similar definition is found on ChangingMinds.org, among many other websites. Ever found yourself  ‘afflicted’ with cognitive dissonance?  Sure you have. Do you speed during your commute to work?  Intellecutally, you know its wrong but you do it any way. Do you […]

Links for March 7 2010

Pick one and own it by Jason Cohen on A Smart Bear The Strategy Trap: Why focusing too much on strategy could be killing your ability to execute by Olivier Blanchard on The BrandBuilder Blog HR Hint of the Day: Let Them Run Through the Sprinklers by Frank Roche on KnowHR Blog {If you click […]

Links for Dec 20 2009

Storytelling on the web by Rob Mills on Carsonified Long Tail Vs. The Blockbuster by Paul Barsch on Marketing Profs Daily Fix 5 strategies for a better 2010 by Mark Riffey on Business is Personal Quality-of-Hire Quandary of 2009: What Went Wrong With Notre Dame and Charlie Weis? by Josh Letourneau on Fistful of Talent […]

Book Review: Andrew McAfee’s Enterprise 2.0

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Just finished reading Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges My review in two words: Excellent book! Whether you are an expert in the Enterprise 2.0 world or just a beginner, this book has something for you. Whether you believe in Enterprise 2.0 or not, this book has some excellent concepts that […]