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10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life

10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life | Online Relationships are Human Relationships | Scoop.it

the fact that life online can occasionally surprise and delight us points us towards the truth: it's not the Internet itself that leads to pathologies like cyber-bullying, spam and identity theft. Rather it's our decision — individually and collectively — to separate the Internet from the context, norms and experience that guide human behavior. It's our decision to engage in online interaction as if it were fundamentally different from offline conversation. It's our decision to label the Internet as something — anything! — other than real life.

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What Does "Professional" Look Like Today?

What Does "Professional" Look Like Today? | Online Relationships are Human Relationships | Scoop.it

A new definition of professional behavior is developing in this social world.

 

Social media enable people to be their best selves: honest, open, fallible, funny, and connected, but too many people and organizations are still trying their best to imitate automatons. Your organization, reputation, logo and staff are living, breathing entities that need to be out in the world to be effective.

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9 Great Online Credibility Builders

9 Great Online Credibility Builders | Online Relationships are Human Relationships | Scoop.it

Whatever your business, product, or service, credibility is key. It’s also true with your personal reputation. On that note, the information that appears, or doesn’t appear, whenever your name is searched on the Internet is a litmus test of your personal and professional credibility. It’s called G-cred.

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The Flight From Conversation

The Flight From Conversation | Online Relationships are Human Relationships | Scoop.it
We use technology to keep one another at distances we can control: not too close, not too far, just right: the Goldilocks effect.
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The Fallacy of Information Overload - Brian Solis

The Fallacy of Information Overload - Brian Solis | Online Relationships are Human Relationships | Scoop.it

Social media has gifted us a new democracy. And with it, the ability to connect to people around the world and create, share, and devour knowledge, entrainment, and irrelevant information at will. It’s as intimidating as it is beautiful. We have passed the Attention Rubicon and there is no turning back. The towers of social media will not come crumbling down upon the foundation of a former reality when we or the generations before us led a much simpler life. The key for us now is forged in self-control or some form of aspirational governance that focuses our connects and interactions.

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Seth's Blog: How to make money online

5.  In addition to attention, focus on trust. Trust is even more scarce than attention.

6.  Don't worry so much about the 'online' part. Instead, figure out how to create value. The online part will take care of itself.

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8.  Build a public reputation. A good one, and be sure that you deserve it, and that it will hold up to scrutiny.

9.  Obsessively specialize. No niche is too small if it's yours.

10. Connect the disconnected.

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Workers, Take Off Your Headphones

Workers, Take Off Your Headphones | Online Relationships are Human Relationships | Scoop.it

And the majority of these young workers said that they felt far more connected moment to moment with people outside their workplaces than with any co-workers — the nearby colleagues, including bosses, with whom they communicate primarily through e-mails or chat programs.

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Social Media's Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships

Social Media's Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships | Online Relationships are Human Relationships | Scoop.it

In sum, social media is propelling transitions and disruptions in the composition of social networks. Increasingly, what used to be a given (social ties you inherited by the virtue of where you lived or your familial ties) is now a task (social ties based on shared interests and mutual interest). Surely, there will be new winners and losers. None of this, however, indicates a flight from human contact.

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