Social Media

Is your social community contaminated?

Recently I found myself at the W Hotel in Hoboken, accidentally (no really!) listening to an interesting story on one of the many breakfast shows on at that time. On that show, author James Fowler was describing research he had done that showed how social networks surrounding us can impact each of our lives in a much deeper way than ...

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Social Media Responsibility

My wife pointed me to an LA Times story a couple of days ago that made me cringe… The article recounted how TV personality Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) suddenly passed out while speaking at USC. While this caused a tense moment, he appears to be okay now. However what incensed me was how the crowd reacted. Witnesses noted the ...

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Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire on Twitter

#innochat this Thursday with author Braden Kelley On Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Noon EST I will be participating in a twitter chat at #innochat (6PM in Europe, 9AM on the west coast). One great way to follow along is to use this URL: http://tweetchat.com/room/innochat I will be discussing some of the topics in my new book Stoking Your Innovation ...

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26 Keys to Success in Social Media (or Dating)

There’s a slide in my standard social media strategy presentation showing a young couple looking lovingly at one another. Okay, actually only the girl is looking lovingly. The boy’s face looks as if he’s brimming with ulterior motives! The image is there to remind organizations considering social media that their strategies can’t resemble the teenage boy’s apparent dating strategy if ...

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Companies Should Build Teams Not Communities

Recently, I posted a response to all the wonderful comments and contributions that you all made to my last post on “Why Companies Shouldn’t Build Online Communities“. As I plan to delve further into this idea of “Social Teams”, I thought I’d re-post that reply as a post in its own right so as to make it easier for people ...

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The Social Media Fad is Ending

I recently attended a confab of senior-level executives who oversee online and digital activities at a variety of leading corporations. While what happened at the conference was enlightening, I think I may have been more enlightened by what I didn’t see happening: social media activity. I have to admit, that confused me. My first clue was when I asked around ...

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Social Software – What Is Your Intent?

Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson wrote a post titled Social Layers and Social Intention. In it, he asked why the simple, 140-character maximum Twitter has succeeded, while the more ambitious FriendFeed ultimately failed to make it big. His answer? Because FriendFeed was largely a social aggregator whereas Twitter is a service with specific social intent. “Specific social intent”. Yes, that’s ...

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Introducing Snack-Sized Innovation Consulting

As many of you know, Blogging Innovation is a sideline for me, and a way of giving back by bringing together the best innovation and marketing insights I can get access to and then make them accessible for the greater good. To pay the bills and keep Blogging Innovation going, I do consulting, speaking and writing. In recognition of the ...

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What do we do when the well runs dry?

Creating stuff on a set schedule is incredibly difficult. I’m writing this on the way back from a family reunion in Canada, and I had figured that I would have some sort of explosion of ideas and inspiration. But instead of sitting here staring blankly at a screen. As refreshing and beautiful as the trip was, I got nothin’ in ...

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