There Are Two Kinds of People on Facebook: My Employees and Those My Employees are Talking To

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye, Facebook, Twitter Updates Spell Trouble in the Small Workplace. More examples of the potential dark side of the blurring lines between our personal lives and our professional lives as lived (and broadcast) online. Several examples were cited of employees making less than flattering comments about… Continue reading There Are Two Kinds of People on Facebook: My Employees and Those My Employees are Talking To

Facebook’s Openness and Your Privacy

Innovation is critical to business success. Innovate or die. I think we all understand that, right? Especially on the web when yesterday’s hot, new place is forgotten in the dust of today’s hot new place.  And a market is a terrible thing to waste. Hence, we have Facebook’s latest announcement on OUR new privacy tools.… Continue reading Facebook’s Openness and Your Privacy

Will New Twits Quit or Stay? Oprah, Influence & Value

“HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY .” On April 17, 2009 Oprah Winfrey typed these words Twitter history. She now has 695,000 followers, follows 11 and has not Tweeted since April 24th. Oh my! 5 days? Whoops I just checked again before hitting publish and phew! she just… Continue reading Will New Twits Quit or Stay? Oprah, Influence & Value

Part 2: College Admissions Through The Social Media Looking Glass

In my last post on the topic of social media and the college admissions process I noted that in part 2 I would discuss what social media in the admissions process means to the applicany and thought there might be a part 3. So part 2 will be about social media and the application process;… Continue reading Part 2: College Admissions Through The Social Media Looking Glass

College Admissions Through the Social Media Looking Glass (Part 1 of 2)

So, you know you are a social media mom when late one night, you Tweet your son’s college acceptance (or totally lame if you ask the son). And you also know it when your social media pals Tweet back their congratulations @danielabarbosa, @ckEpiphany, @tishgrier.  But then in the morning, you find that your yaaaay was… Continue reading College Admissions Through the Social Media Looking Glass (Part 1 of 2)

Announcing Media 2.0 Best Practices

User rights and data ownership are two of the most important issues facing all of the participants in the social web. Announcements such as Facebook’s recent TOS change were an eye opening, if not chilling reminder to everyone from Millennials connecting with friends to the  most seasoned media professional that control over the use of… Continue reading Announcing Media 2.0 Best Practices

Cool….one of my Facebook friends is now President-elect of the United States

Kelli asked whether or not President elect Barack Obama will keep his Facebook page or provide updates on Twitter. Farhad Manjoo at Slate asks what will become of candidate Barack Obama’s social networking sites now that he is President-elect Obama. I think it is not hyperbole to say that one change you can believe in… Continue reading Cool….one of my Facebook friends is now President-elect of the United States

The Network 2008: “There IS Nothing So Powerful As An Idea Whose Time Has Come”

We are in the final countdown in the campaign that has eaten us whole over the past two years and it seems a foregone conclusion that Barack Obama will be our next President. To some, this is a deferred dream, finally fulfilled; to others it is a nightmare of constitutional proportions. If nothing else, Mr.… Continue reading The Network 2008: “There IS Nothing So Powerful As An Idea Whose Time Has Come”

State of the Blogosphere ’08 Released: Who Cares? {About the Report}

You know you have been blogging for a long time if you can remember when Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere meant something and influential bloggers announced its release and listed the results with few questions asked. A new State of the Blogosphere was released today and things are a little different in the land of… Continue reading State of the Blogosphere ’08 Released: Who Cares? {About the Report}

Must Read: Groundswell (Con’t)

So, back to Groundswell and the reasons why I said, “must read.” Groundswell is well researched (Forrester research data from around the world, 65 corporate examples and 25 full case studies), written by two great, knowledgeable writers and fellow particpants, Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff, and is exceptionally readable at the same time. Readability in… Continue reading Must Read: Groundswell (Con’t)