Archive for September, 2008
I wrote about Twitter many times in SoulSoup and elsewhere.
Nowadays, more and more people finding new ways to use Twitter (and other microblogging platforms) in business. Laura Fitton collected a nice list of articles on usage Twitter for Business Reading List. Some examples:
- Brave New World of Digital Intimacy, New York Times Magazine
- CEO Guide to Microblogging, BusinessWeek (6-part Special Report)
- Four Ways Companies Use Microblogging, CIO Magazine
- Five Marketing Tips for Tackling Twitter, Steve Mulder
- How Twitter Can Help at Work – Shifting Careers – Small Business – New York Times Blog
- Tara Hunt’s Tweeting for Companies 101
At Web Worker Daily Aliza Sherman wrote a post on 10 Everyday Ways to Use Twitter for Work
From Lee Leefever : Twitter in Plain English. Genius as usual!
BTW: I am SoulSoup (obviously) at Twitter!
Dr. Robert Sapolsky National Geographic special, “Stress: Portrait of a Killer” airs nationwide Wednesday night on PBS. The special explores what 30 years of baboon research have taught Robert about stress, and how humans have a knack for turning psychological dis-ease into physical disease. LinkedIn folks sat down with Robert and sought to apply his groundbreaking research to the common office primate.
As we’ve evolved, the human stress response has saved our lives. Today, we turn on the same life-saving physical reaction to cope with intense, ongoing stressors – and we can’t seem to turn it off. “Stress: Portrait of a Killer” reveals just how dangerous prolonged exposure to stress can be.
Beyond the four key tips Robert offers for reducing stress, he notes the importance of friends and grooming, which are “much more predictive of health than your rank.” This can be applied to the professional sphere and networking online. LinkedIn helps professionals maintain a network of quality relationships which should accurately reflect their offline experience. As Robert says, “Primates don’t get a lot of solace from 2000 friends” — build a reliable network of people you know and trust. Instead of literal “grooming”, professionals need recognition and approval from peers to help reduce anxiety, depression, or neuroses.
Over at LinkedIn Answers, Robert asked:
When it comes to balancing stress and professional achievement, how do you decide when “enough is enough”?
a step-by-step guide for those wishing to create new taxonomies for their business unit, or client. It will outline the many different elements that make up a quality taxonomy and the pitfalls you should be aware of when starting a new project.
The Ultimate Small Business Owner’s Resource Guide – a great collection of lists over 100 businesses that can help you be more successful in running your web-based small business.
The book normally costs $35 for a print version, but it’s available as a free PDF download here today. The 102-page volume is a compendium of webapps, engines, indices, software, and online tools for small biz owners looking to get things done cheaply and easily.
Found Via: Lifehacker
Found via : Ignatia
Here are some interesting findings:
- E-Learning 2.0 modalities are growing at very fast rates with use of blogs up 20.7% from a year ago, communities of practice up 12.3%, and Wikis up 7.7%.
- 40% of respondents indicate they are making some use of e-Learning 2.0 approaches.
- Over the next 12 months, 70.1% of survey respondents plan to apply more e-Learning 2.0 approaches to their learning endeavors.
- 66% of survey respondents believe that younger workers will demand e-Learning 2.0 approaches to performance support.
- Only 28.1% of members report that their organizations are preparing workers on using Web 2.0 approaches for learning and work.
- Among members working in organizations with 10,000 or more workers, 10.8% cannot access LinkedIn, 26.2% cannot access Gmail, 35.0% cannot access YouTube, and 39.2% cannot access either Facebook or MySpace.
- Among members who have made significant use of e-Learning 2.0 approaches, 60.6% reporting improved learner / user performance.