In the not-so-distant future, we will evolve to rapid-fire, ad hoc communication in which all possible means of communication will merge into a single, real-time, business communication platform. In fact, this kind of a communication solution is already available to us in the form of unified communications (UC). Exactly how does UC predict the future of ad hoc, real-time communication? Let’s find out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.