How is HR in the Web 2.0 world similar to graffiti? Continue reading Social Media and Human Resources Part 1: Time to Join the Conversation
SO, you wanna be my friend on Facebook because we met virtually on Linkedin and we follow each other on Twitter? More than likely, I’ll “ignore” your request. No hesitation required.
“Gasp! That is SO RUDE! How can you IGNORE people!”
Glad you asked. Here’s the deal: I use social media tools functionally. This means that I use Facebook for true friends and some closer acquaintances, LinkedIn for business connections and Twitter for research/social broadcasting to the masses that may care. In essence, I put boundaries around my use of these spaces. Yes, I put them in a box! (and really, isn’t it time for a resurgence of thinking inside the box?)
There are benefits to this functional use and here are a few: Continue reading Social Media from a Functional Perspective
“I’m not addicted to Twitter,” you say. Uh huh. Then clearly you don’t know how to use it.
Here are my top 3 reasons why Twitter is like crack…and it’s bound to get ugly.
Continue reading How is Twitter like Crack? Let me count the ways…
“Dear friends and apparently long lost acquaintances,
It is with great pleasure that I announce my liberation from facebook.”
here as an example to those of us who think we can’t live without social media: some people are opting out.
Oh no! Really? That can’t be! What does that mean for the rest of us?
Take a minute to calm your inner lemming before you, too, decide to abandon your facebook friends…and consider this:
Continue reading In or Out? Social Media Choices for the “Fogeys”
Okay, so here’s a quick and easy plan that will help get you into twitter without a lot of pain and more gain. You’ll have “tweet cred” (like street cred, but different) in no time!
Continue reading A Novice’s Twitter Primer: Why & How To Get “Tweet Cred”
Survey on use of social media and employment opportunities. Continue reading Survey: Employment Opportunities & Use of Social Media
If you are going to lead a social media community – commit to it. Build deep roots. Love it like it’s the only one. If you are going to build and lead a community, don’t set it up, post a few blog entries, tweet it up and then move on to the next community site when you don’t get the critical mass following you were hoping for. Treat it like a company that requires capital (your time, your ideas, your information and network resources). Treat it like a lover that requires long term wooing. Relationships are messy, but consistency and dedication engender Trust.
Choosing wisely isn’t rocket science -it just takes some thought, some organization, and the determination to move through life’s messiness with intention and purpose.
Continue reading Choose Wisely