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Should You Use Facebook to Post Work Requests?
September 22, 2009 – 5:35 pm | 3 Comments
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Here is another in my ongoing Forbes series, Social Sense and Sensibility. The idea is to help organizations understand how to properly leverage social tools for business use.
If you have any questions you would …

Open Beats Closed: Netflix Announces $1M Dollar Prizewinner
September 21, 2009 – 3:37 pm | No Comment
Open Beats Closed: Netflix Announces $1M Dollar Prizewinner

Open beats Closed states a rather obvious law of doing business on the Internetwork:  There is more talent outside your company than within it.  Companies that harness the power of relationships using networks to tap …

Productivity Paradox In The Age of Social Networks
September 19, 2009 – 8:57 am | One Comment

When I wrote “A Corporate Guide for Social Media”  for my Forbes column this single statement drew the most attention:
Build your policies around job performance, not fuzzy concerns about productivity.
If your employees are using Facebook …

How Organizations Become Institutions – How Institutions Die
September 17, 2009 – 4:51 pm | One Comment
How Organizations Become Institutions – How Institutions Die

I recently wrote a Radar post that generated a fair amount of discussion titled, “Stop Giving Newspapers Your Advice.  They Don’t Need It.” The point in that post was that we should stop doling out …

How to Balance Personal and Professional on Twitter
September 16, 2009 – 2:42 pm | 3 Comments
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Answering the question: What percentage of tweets should be personal/professional interests?

Loose Transcript
I find this question fascinating because with social technologies business IS personal so that line is very blurry. – Think about some …

Bathing in Statistics – Shift Happens Video
September 16, 2009 – 1:35 pm | 2 Comments

I always appreciate the “Did You Know” series of videos produced by the Shift Happens folks.   It is a form of infotainment to sit back and have a wide array of statistics -some are profound, …

When All News Is Breaking News – Everything Gets Broken
September 15, 2009 – 4:46 pm | One Comment
When All News Is Breaking News – Everything Gets Broken

The headlong rush into the real-time web means yet another acceleration of the news cycle.   At a certain point (some may say the daily paper, others the hourly blog or yet others, the 15 second …

The Failure of Newspapers and What it Means to the Rest of the World
September 15, 2009 – 3:46 pm | 3 Comments

This is a cross-post from Radar.
Speculation about the demise of the news business and advice about what they should do about it is everywhere. It makes for great, self-congratulatory sport but it won’t …

To Tweet Or Not to Tweet – Handling Employee Use of Social Technologies
September 14, 2009 – 2:31 pm | 3 Comments
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This is the second installment of my new series on Forbes focusing on Social Media Guidelines and Etiquette.

Here is a rough transcript of this segment:
Q.
How should I deal with employees using tools like Twitter for …

Ecommerce by Invitation
September 2, 2009 – 12:48 pm | One Comment
Ecommerce by Invitation

I just found The Gilt Groupe. From their site:
Gilt Groupe provides access, by invitation only, to Men’s, Women’s and Children’s coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail. Each sale lasts …