Posts Tagged ‘social’

10 Reasons Why Online Community Works: Using Secret Groups on Facebook

People will join groups when there is an unmet need. The refinements of online group social media platforms like Ning, Facebook and the neighborhood platform, NextDoor have made facilitating IRL connections as in, “In Real Life,” easier than ever. Online groups also transcend the generation divide. One reason is that Facebook continues to grow in […]


Top 5 Apple BlockBusters and Reasons the iPad Ruled the Tablets in 2013

If there’s one thing that Apple has been getting right, it is their ability to create beautiful, easy-to-use blockbusters. To build a great business, it’s all about creating a great product that people love for the positive impact on their lives.   ______________ The 2013 statistics on the iPad, and my own …blew me away. […]


There’s No Such Thing as Leadership? Pull, Influence and “Open Space” vs. Power

How many times has the question been asked, “What is management vs. what is leadership?”   This question, which is actually about power and influence, seems as if it may never die.  A web search on the difference between the two delivers 176 million results. __________________ A web search on “what is management vs. leadership” […]


Networked or Just Worked? LinkedIn’s Shiny, New Endorsements Buttons

You may have seen the shiny, new skills endorsement tools on LinkedIn.  Is endorsing a useful enhancement or a troublesome distraction?  I’ve noticed just this week (November 2012) that all sorts of people, from students to college deans and company CEOs are updating their skills lists.   Probably that endorsements button is the reason. If there’s […]


Conversation Trumps Content: Succeeding with Relationships in Social Media | The Two Debs

via flickr.com It IS about the conversation!  Content is there, but note the traction that happens in this under 2 minute clip with a “small talk” professional who understands the depth of making true connections in networking and connection. This fun banter and Debra Fine’s “Small Talk” presentation is what it’s all about:  connection, enjoyment, […]


The Difference between Management & Leading Change, Seth Godin

Leadership, what is it? Does it really exist, or is it really just another form of management, one that refrains from using implied power, as Peter Drucker has described it? This interview of Seth Godin features managing vs. leading, specifically leading change. Seth is a well-known speaker and social media author who writes about building community, […]


10 Insights from Heather’s 7,280 Hours with Social Media

I’m sharing this excerpted post from one of my mini-blogs because it is one of the most popular posts.   Businesses of all sizes may be able to see today,  the merits of Heather’s insights. via flickr.com   Deb: I found this gem in the higher education twitter stream via @barbchamberlain – Helpful, and VERY […]