It’s on the Internet, so it must be true

A bit tongue-in-cheek, but here is a recent statistic I saw quoted on Twitter: “90% of txts are open w/in 14 seconds of receipt.” I’m always looking for great new statistics to quote, but I also always research them — if they are not linked … Continue reading “It’s on the Internet, so it must be true”

Secrets to building sustainable online communities

This past week I gave a talk on building sustainable online communities. You can access the presentation on slideshare and register on to view the full webinar.

More than just the application

From a comment left on this article: How Social Media Upending Enterprise Successful companies put more value on the information than the application. Look at what Amazon has done for consumer buying or what Google has done for advertising. The key to this market is … Continue reading “More than just the application”

Measuring Social Media

It’s not that often that I’m right (and probably much more often that I’m wrong!), but there are several things that Telligent called before the market that I don’t hesitate to see us take credit for: Before there was “Social [Networking | Media]” we had … Continue reading “Measuring Social Media”

Enterprise 2.0 Keynote at VSLive!

Slides from my keynote for the VSLive! conference in Dallas, "Building the Infrastructure of Enterprise 2.0", is published on SlideShare: VSLive! Dallas Keynote from Rob Howard

Information vs Knowledge Worker

I’ve spent the past couple of days in Redmond, WA at Microsoft’s Enterprise Partner Summit. A term Microsoft uses just about everywhere is “Information Worker”. They have entire business units formed around “IW”. This nomenclature is inaccurate, in my opinion, in describing the customer or … Continue reading “Information vs Knowledge Worker”

Email is part of the DNA of Social Software

I don’t understand why email is so often disregarded when it comes to collaboration software. Everyone wants to talk about how their software gets you out of email – whereas when you look at how organizations operate email always plays a fundamental role in how … Continue reading “Email is part of the DNA of Social Software”

The “I’m a PC” new Microsoft Ad

Jerry and Bill just didn’t do it for me. In fact I was really, really disappointed with the first set of ads. I love Seinfeld (the show) and realize that these ads were in that spirit, but it just didn’t do it for me. Furthermore … Continue reading “The “I’m a PC” new Microsoft Ad”

Beware your Facebook is showing

The Wall Street Journal’s September 18th issue has an article in the Personal Journal section titled, College Applicants, Beware: Your Facebook Page is Showing – sorry not sure where the online version of this article is, if I find it I’ll link to it. The … Continue reading “Beware your Facebook is showing”

Hungry for Change

I just read IBM’s 2008 CEO Study entitled The Enterprise of the Future. It’s about an 80pp document and does have some good insights into what global CEOs are thinking about. There is lots of great blog fodder in the document. Some of the points … Continue reading “Hungry for Change”

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