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Using Social Networks to Gauge the Mood of a Community

Adi Gaskell
Over the last few years there have been an increasing number of attempts to use social network data to understand various things about the real world. For instance, only recently I wrote about a new project that is using Twitter data to try and underpin better urban policy making and planning.
Using Social Networks to Gauge the Mood of a Community

Any Idiot Can Be A LinkedIn LION

DaveBrock
LinkedIn is tremendously powerful in helping each of us better connect with each other, as well as discover important new contacts. But as with any great tool, there are people that twist it in ways that were never intended. Over time, they start diminishing the value of the tool–or at least make the community using the tool very wary. LinkedIn LIONs, fit into that category.
Any Idiot Can Be A LinkedIn LION

Learn Cloud Hopes to Crowdsource Education

Adi Gaskell
Education has arguably been one of the biggest recipients of crowdsourcing output over the last few years. The example of Wikipedia has led to a host of projects that have aimed to provide a plethora of online material cheaply and widely.
Learn Cloud Hopes to Crowdsource Education

Is Email Dead for Employees?

Elizabeth Lupfer
With such a strong focus these days on digital communication channels, my company recently conducted a communications channel audit of our 40,000 employees. The results of the survey show that email remains, today, the NUMBER ONE preferred method of communication, with the Intranet coming in second.
Is Email Dead for Employees?

Wikipedia Becomes Its Own Enemy When It Comes To Reliability

Legalmorning
I have previously written about my favorite comedian Brian Regan and his take on the accuracy of Wikipedia. Regan believes that Wikipedia is entirely wrong. This, after finding out the first three things about him on his Wikipedia page are wrong.
Wikipedia Becomes Its Own Enemy When It Comes To Reliability

How Consistency Defines Your Networking

TaylorEllwood
One of the keys to successful networking is consistently showing up to the networking events, as well as consistently doing other networking activities that help you bring value to the group.
How Consistency Defines Your Networking

Frustrated With Social Media? You May Have Overlooked This One Resource

CarolineMelberg
The solution to your social media challenges may already be on your payroll. The problem is, you might find that your solution will take a team instead of an individual.
Frustrated With Social Media? You May Have Overlooked This One Resource

Study Explores the Insights That Can Be Gained From Mapping Communication Networks

Adi Gaskell
It’s hard to dispute that the world, and certainly the modern workplace, is a highly connected place. Understanding how that interconnectivity works is crucial to appreciating the social business world.
Study Explores the Insights That Can Be Gained From Mapping Communication Networks

Authentic Communication Still Trumps a Boring Brand Message

James Calder
Many company leaders are worried about the media influencing the public to negatively highlight your brand. The sad truth is that companies that spend vast amounts of time worrying about this most likely have something to hide.
Authentic Communication Still Trumps a Boring Brand Message

Great Copywriting in Action: Star Wars Isn't Just For Geeks

expresswriters
Regardless of whether you’re a sci-fi geek, a science fiction nerd, or a not-so-big fan of intergalactic fiction, you know exactly what we’re talking about when you see the title Star Wars.
Great Copywriting in Action: Star Wars Isn't Just For Geeks