Do you think you need to be an expert at something to inspire others? The methods of motivation and leadership are many and varied, but undoubtedly leading by doing is one of the more successful.
New research by social software company Harmon.ie - http://bit.ly/JEOrYS - should be cause for concern for anyone with an interest in creating social businesses.
The aim of the research was simple.
They wanted to find out how many Chief Information Officers (CIOs) were active on social media. Now of course you could argue that social business does not, and should not, sit within the IT department, but that discussion is for another blog.
"10% is a pathetic figure and is severely undermining efforts by those of us here to make our organizations social." - Michael Brito
“Social” is definitely receiving its fair share of attention these days and that promises to only accelerate when things like Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars (yes, Billion…with a “B”) happen.
Looking beyond the social, mobile, local aspects of a company like Instagram and to how companies can benefit from their employees’ social graph is this awesome infographic on the Social Enterprise from Gist.
Some good data here including many stats that point to the early stages of adoption and comfort that companies have with permitting social access from the workplace.
Suggested by Arik Rizer and Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Siempre viene bien contar con un nutrido banco de imágenes libres para poder utilizar en cualquiera de nuestros proyectos, por eso ya he comentado varios de estos sitios anteriormente, como Free Clipart Now, Photo Pin o Picsearch, entre otros.
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De ser aprobada definitivamente, la ley permitiría a las compañías de Internet entregar información confidencial de los usuarios al Gobierno de EE UU. Tras más de cinco horas de debate se aprobó por 248 contra 168 votos.
I selected this piece (written by Ray Morin for Windmill Networking) because it's inspiring and right on the money (no pun intended).
"How a Nobody Can Become A Somebody"
"Social media's power now rests in the hands of those using it" Using the example of Occupy Wall Street movement, it's a fact that social media users have become players in social change".
Here's what caught my attention:
**In a business context, the social power of these new influencers also becomes economic. Aware of their potential impact, the simple user becomes a major player who is no longer satisfied with the role of spectator.
**Companies can no longer appear in the hopes of selling their products and service
****In the era of social media, the users are seeking the best information and opportunities as well as demanding to be heard and to contribute to the enrichment of the proposed experience."
**Curating the best content and adding context (your viewpoint, reviewing something, providing more information by adding links that are relevant to the topic}. Anything you can do to elevate the conversation is key to influence in social media.
**Here's a good piece on the importance of adding value to an original article: "If Content is King, Context is Queen" - http://bit.ly/IWRGHb
The author ends this article by asking - "Do you think content is a key to developing influence in social media?"
**You need to know who your audience is
**Have a story that they can relate to
**People won't buy your content, they'll buy why and for what purpose you're posting it
**Once you have this in place sharing only the best content on a consistent basis is definitely the key to establishing influence in social media
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Sea cual sea su empresa, negocio o movimiento, por muy simple que le parezca, participar en el medio social online le puede suponer grandes ventajas y ayudas. Veamos que puede aportar un Community Manager a una empresa.
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