This week I ran across two videos that you should watch. They paint a rather bleak view of technology and how it’s not really helping us become more connected. Not that this is the fault of technology. We are (I’m painting with broad strokes here) misusing technology. The first is titled The Innovation of Loneliness. […]
Social media takes on many forms, and is ever-evolving. This infographic explains the common perceptions behind some of the popular social media applications, illustrated with a use case that we can all relate to: donuts. You can quibble over the inclusion or exclusion of particular social media applications, but the intent remains much the same. What […]
Getting your employees to use social media for your business can be tricky. Mindflash has produced this great infographic that illustrates some of the challenges and approaches to rolling your own social media program. Note that the focus of this is entirely on external-facing social media, not internal-facing social computing.
Yes, today Klout changed their algorithm for calculating your Klout score — their attempt to measure your online influence via Twitter, Facebook and several other social networks. And the Twitterverse exploded with complaints about falling scores. [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/BrandFlair/status/129244646516854785″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/staceysoleil/status/129071763064750080″] And even the well-known Klout gamers like Mark Davidson are up in arms (or is that […]
Social networking tools have taken off in the past five years. Facebook has over 800 million users, Twitter over 200 million, and even newcomer Google+ with over 50 million. The ubiquity of these tools in our personal lives has spilled over the firewall and into the enterprise, re-labeled as social computing. Social computing is a […]
Every month a terrific group of bright minds meets in Los Angeles to share, challenge, drink and discuss how we can live an enlightened life. The gathering is known as Mindshare, and if you live anywhere within driving distance of downtown LA, I highly recommend it. This past Thursday, Mindshare hosted a preview screening of […]
Follow Friday has been a long-standing meme on Twitter where users recommend people that their followers might also like. Today, I’m going to share some folks that I’ve met through a Facebook group known as #CoWorking. Some of these people I’ve met in person. Some I know better than others. But all of them are […]