As Twitter goes public, I thought it might be useful to revisit with you why I think so much of Twitter and the short bursts of correspondence it sets free. Just don’t call it revolutionary. It’s all about the tools,
Imagine the potential for discovery if the people who you follow through Twitter or any social-network status updates rounded out their contributions with something educational. Learning would zing wild and flow free.
Analyzing the massive explosion of baseball information capitalizes on a growing trend toward “big data,” the tools and processes to harness insights found in gigantic data sets. A project to uncover Twitter sentiment around the 2011 post-season play provided an example of how the sheer amount of information need not outstrip our capacity to manage or access it in useful ways.
As I wrote “Time to Build Your Big Data Muscles” for Fast Company, I discovered more fascinating bits of data about big data than I could include in the article. Here are some of the eye popping details. If all
Entrepreneur Matt Ivester, in his book lol…OMG!, does a terrific job coaching students through the gray areas of communicating online. Instead of telling students what to do, or not to do, Ivester offers ten measures that may help them judge their actions and make decisions about their digital future on their own. This list applies beautifully to people of all ages. See if you agree.
Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. What
[Updated January 27, 2014] I speak with many organizations about the benefits of social business in the workplace. My talks are sprinkled with statistics about our changing world. There are far more interesting numbers and resources than I could ever