Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?

I was recently amused by a wonderful yet puzzling article in the December 2011 issue of MIS Quarterly Executive titled “The Impact of Social Media on C-Level Roles.” In its executive summary, the article purports to focus on “the potential impact of social media on organizational leadership and governance at the C-level.” The article itself is wonderful…

The ‘Empire Avenue’ Strikes Back

On February, 24, 2012, I decided to take another social networking site for a test drive. This is a 48-hour play-by-play account of Empire Avenue because sometimes, you just never know what you’ll learn when you try something new for the first time. For example, had I never tried beer as a 17 year-old, I…

Friday Fun: Bendable Screens

Bendable screens. You think I’m kidding? NanoLumens now produces a product called ‘NanoFlex Wrap‘. Think of a monitor or screen that can contort, bend or conform across a surface area that isn’t flat. I thought of some fun uses for it in the office and home: Shower curtains Herman Miller Aeron chairs Toasters Waste paper bins…

Social Media is not Social Learning

There, I said it. Social media is not social learning. Let’s start our analysis with a few definitions first. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. It is the shift from a broadcast mechanism, one-to-many, to a many-to-many model, rooted…

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