Navigating the New World of Hyperconnectivity

This week I spoke at the Recruitment Technology Evaluation Convention in Sydney. The topic was navigating the hyperconnected world from a recruitment and human resources perspective. The key issues facing businesses now include: Hyperconnectivity and the digital revolution New rules for engagement and recruitment Why community matters more than ever The proliferation of social computing and huge growth in smart phones means that the communication … Continue reading Navigating the New World of Hyperconnectivity

Welcome to the panopticon

Tonia Ries has just published an article titled Privacy Fail: Klout Has Gone Too Far, which outlines how Klout is indexing social networks and creating/measuring user profiles, even if they have never registered with Klout. About the same time Facebook was accused of creating ‘shadow profiles’ on users and nonusers. As I said recently, welcome to the panopticon. When Jeremy Bentham originally came up with the … Continue reading Welcome to the panopticon

Social media, radical transparency, insights, and klout

One of the various social media influence scoring platforms – Klout – has just changed its algorithm and overnight many people’s Klout scores have dropped. This has caused one of several reactions: complete indifference refutation of the importance of social media influence measurement howls of pain at the destruction of hard work in achieving high Klout scores humour like that of @jason_a_w even an #occupyklout … Continue reading Social media, radical transparency, insights, and klout

The business of social business

Social business is the new trend following on from Enterprise 2.0 – but underlying it is an essential conflict between two different styles of doing business.  The conflict is between businesses optimized for efficiency and those optimized for the creation of value. Greg Satell encapsulates this conflict neatly in his 2010 post Creating Efficiency vs. Creating Value. He raises the notion of Kuhnian paradigm shifts … Continue reading The business of social business

Is ‘social’ the right term to use for everything online?

There is a tendency to put the word social in front of many other words to day to describe some new use of technology. I remain uncomfortable with the way we have plonked the word ‘social’ in front of so many other things, for example; networking, media, computing, business, etc. One reason for this discomfort is that everything that human beings do is social in some way. … Continue reading Is ‘social’ the right term to use for everything online?

Twitter and the great iPhone rescue mission #140conf

You know that moment? The one where you realise you’ve left your mobile phone somewhere. It happened to me recently in New York. I was on the train to JFK airport, heading to Los Angeles, when that sinking feeling was accompanied by a vivid memory of my iPhone recharging in the hotel in midtown Manhattan. I’d been staying at the Pod Hotel in New York … Continue reading Twitter and the great iPhone rescue mission #140conf

It’s not content that matters, it’s the stories

When I checked on a major search engine the other day there were 247,000,000 results for the term “content is king”. Many people have said it to me over the past few years, and I admit to having said it myself on occasion. It seems that Bill Gates was saying it way back in 1996 (thanks to Craig Bailey for tracking it down) But I’ve … Continue reading It’s not content that matters, it’s the stories

Social capital, karma and getting things done

I’ve never been a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done® method – all that sorting and categorising of endless lists bores me. But I am a huge fan of getting stuff done. Many years ago after yet another time management course at work I realised that what helped me to get things done was to have a very short list of to-dos everyday. … Continue reading Social capital, karma and getting things done

99.5% of self-proclaimed social media experts or gurus are clowns according to @garyvee

This kind of stuff is why I love Gary Vaynerchuk! As he correctly identifies, we have people who are clueless about business and about technology hyping that which they do not understand. He also correctly identifies the looming social media bubble: ”99.5 percent of the people that walk around and say they are a social media expert or guru are clowns,” he says, continuing with … Continue reading 99.5% of self-proclaimed social media experts or gurus are clowns according to @garyvee

Science communication and social media #media140au

Attending the Media 140 Conference in Brisbane today. The tag line for this conference is “exploring the impact of social technologies on science communication” and it explores some of the issues and challenges facing science communication today. There’s been a great line-up of speakers so far, with: Bernie Hobbs, ABC Science (who’s doing an excellent job as Conference host) Dr Andrew Maynard, Director of the … Continue reading Science communication and social media #media140au