social networking

Don’t Simply Follow on Twitter, You Should Spend Time Reviewing

In December of 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million users. As TechCrunch noted, it was a 42% increase in their user base in under a year. Wow. Of course it was CEO Dick Costolo who let us know in the summer of 2012 that 400 million tweets were being sent each day. With…

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

One of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez. Not just an IBMer, a collaborator, an interlocutor or an inhabitant of Gran Canaria Island in Spain — how cool is that — he is one of the foremost outliers pushing our organizations towards a world without email. And who would blame him? No…

In Defense of Alexandra Samuel

Over at HBR, resident blogger Alexandra Samuel — she with the fab wardrobe — kicked up a “shitstorm” (as she calls it) on January 16, 2013 with a post entitled “Dear Colleague, Put the Notebook Down“. The central plot in this missive was for people of today’s organizations to drop their reliance on pen and…

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging, badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. It’s time to tackle video sharing. There are a few ways in which you can bring a YouTube like experience to your employees. You could use YouTube of course, but your security people might get a little wobbly in…

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