Earlier this week, Facebook announced the launch of it’s new geolocation feature named “Places”. If you previously have been ignoring services like FourSquare, GoWalla, Yelp, and WeReward you might want to start paying attention RIGHT NOW!
Survey after survey indicate that some of the most popular applications on organizational Intranets are the employee directory, the cafeteria menu, and HR forms. What those surveys often don’t mention is the fact that many of those HR forms are still in MS Word or Adobe PDF format and aren’t able to be completed from within the browser.
In case you haven’t visited the native Twitter website lately (really…who actually uses Twitter to tweet?), Twitter has added a nice little widget to the user home page providing suggestions as to who might be good folks to follow. The suggestion widget is similar to Facebook’s Recommendation widget and attempts to predict good matches based […]
Imagine a world where an adhesive strip applied to your skin can monitor your physiological state and alert you or others when specific changes occur. Parents could monitor their kids playing outside and know when they might be overheating or dehydrated, caretakers of elderly family members who live alone could be alerted if heart rate or respiratory changes occur, doctors can be alerted if patients forget to take their medications.
The Doubleshot, a Tulsa, Oklahoma coffee shop got a dose of social media reality today when it tweeted a notice to its customers that breastfeeding was no longer allowed in their shop.
Unless you were living under a social media rock a couple of weeks ago, you’re probably aware of the Old Spice Twitter/YouTube campaign featuring Isaiah Mustafa to took the social media world by storm. During the week-long campaign, a team of 35 people produced more than 100 video responses to Tweets and YouTube comments.
When building a business case around a social Intranet, there are a few key components to consider. Here are five suggested features that you might ask your potential vendors to demonstrate.
Recently, I had an interesting experience with Facebook’s suggestion technology. You know, the box that says “You like x, so you’ll probably like y.” The other day, the suggestion technology got stuck on Work, trying to tell me that people who had “liked” Work also liked other activities that I might like. As I cycled through them, I grabbed screen captures of what it recommended.
After a fun week of watching the Old Spice guy interact with his Twitter follower via YouTube, I am saddened to see the campaign come to an end. His caring, sensitive, and often nonsensical responses offered two elements that are critical to social media: value and interaction.
Nearly all of us have made the reasonable realization that social media is here to stay and it’s not just a passing fad. Some of us, on the other had, have gone to the extreme end of the spectrum, allowing social media to become a driver in our lives. I have compiled a list of some true social media stories that are clear indicators of social media madness. Grade yourself and see how you stack up: