The other day I was creating a Company Profile on Linkedin, and noticed that there were some employees showing up who are no longer with the company.
Good news: your employer has caught onto this social media stuff and understands its place in promoting your organization. Bad news: he wants you to tweet on behalf of the company. Sure, getting paid to chat with others doesn’t sound like a bad thing. But how can you be sure you’re ‘doing it right’ and[…]
The first blog platform I used was Livejournal, back in 1999. One of the greatest benefits of LJ over Blogspot at that time was the rich community aspect: I loved how they handled “friending” and content permission. A decade later as I struggle with Facebook privacy settings, I find myself longing for the good old[…]
So opine the teen girls on the SxSW panel “What Teens & Tweens Want In A Web Site/Application”. When high schoolers bemoan that social networking sites like mySpace and Facebook are too much like high school, does social networking have a future?
Sessions at the South By SouthWest conference are classified as keynotes, solo presentations, panels, core conversations, book reading, or trade show events. In my initial planning of sessions to attend, I shied away from the Core Conversations, as I worried that the non-structured format would not offer the insights as more planned sessions. As it[…]
When the New York Times infers that social networking helped Barack Obama get the most powerful job in the world, you know there is a serious paradigm shift underway. So when you decide your organization needs some of this “social stuff” for your own, how do you know what to ask for?
On their blog Going Social Now, ad agency Razorfish just announced that they have filed a patent on measuring social media. Forrester Analyst Jeremiah Owyang added his own subtle commentary when he tweeted about the announcement, stating it was “in true Microsoft style.”
On May 20 and 21st, I was working at the “lifestreaming/blogging” station at the social media cafe at the iCitizen conference. The conference itself had the standard speakers and panels, and the cafe was a supplementary opportunity for conference delegates to learn more about, well, social media. There were four stations: “lifestreaming/blogging”, “community conversations”, “new[…]
Today I was walking someone through the Google Friend Connect examples. I’m always logged into Google, so I wasn’t aware of the number of authentication steps that are required to actually use GFC. We had to go to the appropriate site, then sign into google. THEN register with the appropriate social network. At the first[…]
My thoughts are premature, because I haven’t actually seen Google Friend Connect (GFC; can I call it GFC?) in action, I’ve only seen the few screenshots that google has released. That being said, I thought I’d respond to my impressions or understandings of the service, before seeing what it really is. That way if I’m[…]