A Theoretical Implementation Strategy for Social Business in the Organization

An examination of several case studies involving Booz-Allen (Chess Media Group, 2011) and those listed here, materials sourced from IBM (Lennon, 2009), Intel (Buczek & Harkins, 2009), Microsoft (Fu, Rasmus, Finn, & Salkowitz, 2009), AIIM (Wilkins & Baker, 2011), Oracle (2009), Deutsche Bank (Stobbe, 2010), Cisco (2011), and Deloitte (Miller, Marks, & DeCoulode, 2011) illustrate commonalities…

What’s in your bag?

What competencies will tomorrow’s web worker need?  The list can be broken down among attitudes, literacies, and skills. Web workers will need to be disciplined, with an ability to work in unstructured and remote environments (as opposed to a cube farm).  They will need to be entreprenurially oriented, both in terms of delivering for their…

Local Digital Slactivism: Call to Action?

So, we found out my daughter’s grade school is closing at the end of this year, throwing more than a hundred families lives into turmoil. Although the timing was unexpected, it was certainly not a surprise.  The parish community rallied for an opportunity to have one more year to reverse the situation.  As it stands,…

History of Modern Social Media

Printing 15th Century: Printing Press, Guttenberg’s Press, Church and University 16th Century: Fragmentation, religious disunity 17th Century: Pamphleteers, newspapers, periodicals, allows for knowledge without experience, constitute “the public”.  Made up of middle class (bourgeois), literate, intellectuals. Mass Media 18th Century: liberal, intellectual elite challenging government. 19th Century:  Industrial Revolution, political elite claim that increasing knowledge…