A colleague recently turned me on to flavors.me, a new offering that provides users with the ability to build a homepage that publicizes your social media properties. At first, I was a bit underwhelmed by the concept, but after playing with the site and setting up my own home page, I think it’s actually a pretty good idea. Here are the highlights:
Facebook is rapidly becoming a large part of the everyday life of Americans. But is it more important to us than food? The US Department of Labor statistics, combined with usage numbers from Facebook indicate that we are changing our lives based on our Facebook habits.
First, let me start off with a bit of a disclaimer. I’m not an anti-Facebook zealot and my goal isn’t to discourage the use of Facebook by companies and organizations. To the contrary, one of the biggest roles of my job is to explain how social media channels can be used effectively. So, with that said, my goal with this series of posts is to educate anyone considering the use of Facebook as their corporate Intranet to seriously reconsider. Using Facebook for a corporate Intranet is like using a hammer to loosen a nut. It can be done, but…why??
The launch of the popular Social Network movie coupled with Facebook’s recent enhancements to their Groups functionality has fueled the requests for my opinion as to whether Facebook is becoming a viable platform for an organizational Intranet. I’ll be writing a blog post this weekend detailing the technical/functional reasons that Facebook still isn’t a good choice, but in the meantime I wanted to share this funny video pointing out that many employees just don’t take Facebook seriously.
Ready to roll out your new Enterprise 2.0 Strategy? Looking to save the company millions by implementing an internal social strategy? Think that implementing a blog will help you increase sales, cut support calls, and help unclutter your email Inbox?
Before you jump into the deep end and propose implementing any E2.0 solutions, you might want to take a look around and assess whether your organization has an understanding of what E2.0 really is and whether it is ready to take on an internal social strategy.
Let’s face it, new employees who come to your organization right out of college are probably pretty familiar with social media. The question is whether they understand the business acumen and fundamental principles of social networking to do it correctly.
Has one of your Facebook friends ever posted something on your Facebook wall or to your news feed that you wish you could share on Twitter? If so, and you’d like for Facebook to recognize that people who Facebook also Tweet, spread the word by clicking the Like button. Send the message that you want to Tweet from Facebook!
Not since the OldSpice guy have we had a great tongue in cheek laugh at social media. LG put together their “Young And The Connected” soap opera, bringing the drama that is social media to computer screens near you. Episodes range from Gone To Far – where a mother tracks her son on FourSquare to […]
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about whether Facebook is a suitable platform for organizations to build a corporate intranet. The fact that most employees are already on Facebook, combined with the low pricepoint (aka Free) often leads fiscally-focused executives to make statements like “Why build an Intranet, we can just use Facebook.”
For a while now, consumers have been questioning what economic value social media offers to them. Geolocation services like FourSquare, GoWalla, Yelp, and (most recently) Facebook Places all ask consumers to check-in and disclose their location and buying habits but little has been given back to the consumers. To fill that desire, sites like Groupon have offered members the ability to purchase discounted coupons on the Web, leveraging the power of group buying. My experiences with Groupon have been outstanding and have found opportunities to visit local establishments and eat at half price.