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A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt: Book Review

I'd selected several books to take with me on a recent family vacation at the Florida Gulf coast. I was frankly skeptical about A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, published by Amacom.  The social media domain is vast and I was doubtful that any book could really do justice to the [...]

Bloggers – How Can You Drive Up the Value of Comments and Questions?

I could not resist the cartoon above when I saw it in last week's New Yorker magazine!  Comments are tricky beasts!  I get literally hundreds for every post - unfortunately, most of them are pure spam!  Thanks to WordPress and it's highly effective akismet spam filtering capability, these are virtually all caught for me with [...]

Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups

I've mentioned before that I co-moderate a LinkedIn Group and participate in several others.  I've also questioned the value of such groups. Ask, And You Probably Won't Receive This week, a someone in one of the groups I'm part of posted a question.  To avoid embarrassment, I'll disguise the question, but it went along the [...]

What You Probably Don't Know About Wikis

Several of my posts talk about uses of semantic wikis.  In fact, my company is largely based upon a semantic wiki platform, called Symcordia™.  But the more people I talk to, the more I realize that: While just about everyone has used Wikipedia as a reference source, few people have ever really thought about what [...]

Corollary to my Post About the Value of LinkedIn Groups

Last week I posted something of a "rant," questioning the value LinkedIn Groups.  I've received more email (though no comments on the blog!) about this post than any since I started blogging 5 years ago!  Many of these messages agreed with my observations, some did not.  One of the most insightful led me to post [...]

Are Linked-In Groups Worth the Time and Effort?

I love the idea of LinkedIn Groups!  The reality, however, from my perspective leaves much to be desired! As a huge believer in social networking as a business tool, but so far disappointed in the impact this has had on most businesses, I really hoped that LinkedIn Groups would work for me.  Let me define [...]

The Futility of Collaboration without Context

The term 'collaboration' gets thrown about as something inherently valuable and worthwhile - an end in itself, rather than a means to an end.  In reality, collaboration in of itself is: a). Unlikely to happen b). Unlikely to create anything of value So Many Collaboration Platforms, So Little Collaboration! Collaboration platforms are everywhere!  Most IT [...]