When you look at the kindle edition of books on Amazon.com, you can now see what other people have highlighted in their editions of the ebook. This means you have a fabulous way to share what you’re learning and a socially-generated way to learn from others. It’s sort of like Cliff-notes for the digital era. While I’ve struggled with becoming an online book reader, this feature shows me possibilities that truly advance publishing into a more collaborative age. Rather than just look through ratings from other readers, I’m going to scan through the points that leaped out and resonated with previous readers.
Social Media Demographics: Who Uses Which Sites?
Numerous social media sites have witnessed explosive growth of their user bases in the last several years, but it’s a known fact that the type of user a site attracts varies greatly. Have you ever wondered which sites attract the
Get Smarter Than Smart
A CEO just asked me how to get his people under control. He believes he’s doing everything right so it must be his people who are all wrong. He reminds me of the teacher who prepares all summer and then
Social Media for Training
Sometimes people read The New Social Learning in the hope it will be written expressly for trainers in corporate training departments. They learn quickly that it was written for leaders in every sort of department determined to help themselves and
Where Social Learning Thrives
To benefit from social learning, build a culture that makes learning fun, productive and commonplace, a culture where learning is part of everyday work. Marcia Conner and Steve LeBlanc look at where social learning thrives.
Twitterprise: Bringing Whole Selves to Work
Social messaging offers much more than collaboration when individuals include their multidimensional perspectives in the Enterprise stream. I began using Twitter out of spite. Fast Company had a mass website upgrade and some links weren’t working. Our editor was suddenly
Are Employees Twittering Away Productivity?
As the enterprise microsharing market (aka “Twitter inside Business”) grows, I hear from skeptical leaders befuddled by this trend, wanting to be reassured their people aren’t simply wasting time. Here are specific questions I’ve received and how I respond to