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The 'Social Media' Quality Problem: What a Racket
Gary & the Hornets Oskar Weiner US TV Commercial, 1967While it is highly desirable to stimulate dialog between business units, individuals, partners and of course customers in order to encourage cross pollination and capture ideas collaboratively, there is a parallel challenge of the quality and quantity of information.
Tokyo is currently the largest city of origin of Twitter messages in the world, more than twice that of second placed San Francisco and New York in the USA as of this summer.(Incidentally, while the Japanese Kanji language Twitter service, which only launched in April of this year, contains advertising, the rest of the planet's Twitter service currently does not).
Security Lessons and Your Personal Firewall
There's an interesting dynamic I've been noticing and discussing a lot recently - people and companies are grappling with how to project some facets of their lives and information online while keeping other areas secret.As i suggested in my previous post, it was entirely possible that the Mumbai attackers were monitoring communications and the media live during their rampage - there is now firm evidence they were using Blackberries.
The 'Social Media' Conundrum
I'm fascinated by '30's depression era attempts to foster business innovation, not least because of the financial challenges that seem likely to dominate our coming years. Surprisingly I've found The Rotary International Club is in many ways a precursor to the looser social media movement which has been a feature of Web 2.
Next Generation Cost Effective IT Infrastructure
The continued aftershocks from the financial liquidity crisis which started in August 2007 continue to be felt this weekend, with venerable institution Lehman Brothers descending into insolvency, Merrill Lynch being absorbed into Bank of America and AIG seeking to raise cash.This is clearly a very bad economic situation and will continue to have a major impact on international business in the coming months if not years.