The role of social media

My news reader brought me an interesting post from Mike Elgan at ComputerWorld this week; Why Google+ is the place for passions. I identify with Elgan’s commentary because that’s how I use Google+ today as well. My circles include Digital Marketing, Georgia Tech, Technology, and Ubuntu. Communities and old-fashion search are Read More …

What about traditions?

People love traditions. Traditions are those behaviors with a special significance or meaning that provide a common linkage or bond to bring people together. A tradition provides a human connection that spans race, gender, nationality, and even time. Traditions connect people. Last week we toured college campuses with my daughter. Read More …

Finding social rhythms

We have limits on the number of digital profiles we can keep active. I have six digital profiles that I use regularly for various purposes. Here’s the list in no order of significance: Blog site, RSS reader, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. My activity on each varies from week-to-week based Read More …

LinkedIn company pages – It’s about people

Your LinkedIn company page is a unique extension of your brand’s internet presence. I remember when I first joined LinkedIn years ago. It was a phone book and contact list (an electronic rolodex?) But it also showed levels of connections to other people and that was unique.  Overnight I had Read More …

Networking. Is your circle too close?

Back in February I wrote about why we network with others. I’ve scheduled a four networking events using a social media group on LinkedIn.  While each event hasn’t been attended by a large number of people, we have had very meaningful conversations at each event. Thus far everyone that has Read More …