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,[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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 […]

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[…]

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[…]