People have worked together, learned together, and made buying decisions together for centuries. What makes social a hot topic today is that light mobile tools and vast digital networks extend our access and conversations with all our connections—in our workplaces, our communities, and online.
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.
“I was expecting people to be dragging large sacks of rocks behind them,” said Ben Brooks, VP and Practice Leader of Human Capital Management (HCM) at a giant risk-management firm. “But it wasn’t like that at all. Speakers were forward