Do You Speak The Language Of Social Media? [Comic]

The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was full of social media lingo and jargon. While I understood what the terms meant, I asked myself what I would think if I were an executive at a company that just didn’t understand social media.

Nurture Your Social Network By Helping Someone Else

Just a quick challenge for everyone today. Keep in mind that your social network largely consists of your in-person connections, as opposed to just your online fans, followers, and subscribers. So, today I challenge you to reach out to someone in your network who you haven’t spoken to in a while.

Light Bulb Moments in Marketing on Silver Arrow Tech Talk Podcast

I had a great time discussing those “light bulb moments” in marketing that come when we solve a problem or wrap our brain around a complex concept.

What Is A Social Intranet And Is It Right For My Company?

Are you considering the addition of a social media component to your business Intranet? Guest blogger Karleen Murphy shares her thoughts on what makes for a good social Intranet.

Cupcakes And Controversy: A Lesson In Business Social Media Etiquette

What can we learn when one business takes their anger out on another business in the social media space? Check out this great post by blogger Amy Stewart.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

Do you love a good challenge? Put your innovation skills to the test in the 2012 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge and put your development or design skills to the test in identifying the next advancement in diabetes care!

Social Media Comic: Your Customers Are Not The Enemy!

Do you treat the complaints of your customers with the respect they deserve or do you treat your customers like the enemy? Maybe you should listen more closely to the feedback they are offering!

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

For those looking to build a career in social media, I thought I might share the story as one example of how to get a job in social media by using social media.

[Infographic] Is Your Brand Really Engaging Or Are You Just Wasting Time With Social Media?

Is your brand is actually engaging with your online community or just marketing to them? The following infographic provides a series of steps to determine whether you’re engaging or just yacking….

"Do We Really Need An Intranet Portal?" – How Valuable Is The Technology You Represent?

How often do we question the technologies that our organization relies on? Are we trapped by legacy systems and users who are unwilling to adopt new solutions? Do these excuses keep us from asking “Why” we need a specific solution, is it useful, and is there a better alternative? This article looks at one such situation and provides some good justification for Intranet Portals.

Top 10 Must Haves For Every Good Social Intranet

Okay Intranet fans, here it is…the completely unofficial list of must have functionality for every Intranet:

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5 Key Features To Consider When Choosing A Social Intranet

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.

Recent Volcanic Eruption Can Help Stress The Importance Of Your Social Intranet Apps

Sometimes opportunities knock quietly….and sometimes they hit us with explosive force. The trouble is, we often miss them even though they are staring us right in the face. As an example, take a look at the recent volcanic explosion in Iceland. This natural disaster has demonstrated the need for business travelers to have access to their corporate information, regardless of where they are located.

Turn Your Social Intranet Into A Clown College

As Intranet Professionals, think about whether your Intranet is being used to encourage new ideas. Do you have a campaign asking employees to behave like clowns? Do you have an idea center where employees can submit their ideas and vote on those that they feel would be valuable? Are your executives open to new ideas and are they actively encouraging innovation?

99+ Great SharePoint Resources – Sean’s SharePoint Twitter List

Continuing with my posts on great Twitter resources, this is a followup to my 99 Great Internal Comms Resources, 99 Great Intranet Resources and 99 Great ECM Resources posts. Below is a link to my list of 99+ great SharePoint Resources on Twitter. If you’re looking for the folks who tweet about SharePoint as an Intranet platform, ECM solution, and a collaboration tool…these are your folks! Pay careful attention and you may see folks who are also providing links to some valuable SharePoint alternatives, as well.