When two worlds collide: Mobile manners drive effective leadership and parenting

Checking emails, sending text messages and making telephone calls throughout the day make us more efficient at work and home — but without boundaries these activities make us less effective leaders and parents. As iPhones and Blackberries become the norm, it’s become increasingly tempting — and accepted — for individuals to check email, send text, Read more about When two worlds collide: Mobile manners drive effective leadership and parenting[…]

Common sense rules: Employees and social media

Two guiding principles can often govern employee use of Social Media at work: business use and common sense.  These principles are understood by employees and remain a valuable tools for virtually any employer. Business use means that an employee should use social media, such as Facebook, with ‘their company hat on.’  They’re helping customers. They’re Read more about Common sense rules: Employees and social media[…]

Ten Top Tweets: Notes to NASA

This ‘out of the world’ edition of Ten Top Tweets explores human reaction to NASA’s recent plan to locate water on the moon by firing a missile at the moon and then having a probe fly through the debris field. Ten Top Tweets is a weekly compilation based on a Twitter Meme — trends, activities Read more about Ten Top Tweets: Notes to NASA[…]

Freeconomics: What a “Free”marketplace means to marketers

One of the biggest obstacle to marketers in the 21st century? The common penny. Getting consumers to pay “anything” to sample a product or service — even just a penny — is one of the greatest challenges that marketers face, according Chris Anderson, author of Free: The future of a Radical Price. Free content, services, Read more about Freeconomics: What a “Free”marketplace means to marketers[…]

Ten Top Tweets: When Twitter was down

This special edition of Ten Top Tweets explores what people do in real life when Twitter is down on October 8, 2009. Ten Top Tweets is a weekly compilation based on a Twitter Meme — trends, activities or sayings associated with Twitter. In this case: #whentwitterwasdown. One of the most popular Twitter Memes is Follow Read more about Ten Top Tweets: When Twitter was down[…]

Ten Top Tweets: The best of the (Kanye) West

Without futher interruption, this week’s Ten Top Tweets explores opportunities for interruption with Kanye West. Ten Top Tweets is a weekly compilation based on a Twitter Meme — trends, activities or sayings associated with Twitter. In this case: #kanye. One of the most popular Twitter Memes is Follow Friday (#followfriday), which invites all users to  Read more about Ten Top Tweets: The best of the (Kanye) West[…]

Keeping things social: Twitter and the art of listening

Given Twitter’s 140 character limit, it’s challenging for some people to say anything of value. For others, like Penelope Trunk,  it’s enough to start a firestorm: “I’m in a board meeting. Having a miscarriage. Thank goodness, because there’s a fucked-up 3-week hoop-jump to have an abortion in Wisconsin.“ Penelope was relieved that her spontaneous abortion Read more about Keeping things social: Twitter and the art of listening[…]

Ten Top Tweets: Crimes of pun-ishment

This week, our Ten Top Tweets pay homage to pleasingly painful puns. Ten Top Tweets is a weekly compilation based on a Twitter Meme — trends, activities or sayings associated with Twitter. In this case: #punday. One of the most popular Twitter Memes is Follow Friday (#followfriday), which invites all users to  suggests other Twitter Read more about Ten Top Tweets: Crimes of pun-ishment[…]