Tag: social networking
Orginal image courtesy of The Drum
How have social influencers changed over the years? What impact does technology play on the evolution of influence?
I asked myself this question as I reflected on how much things have changed over the past two decades.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a phenomenal storytelling entrepreneur. He is so good in what he does that Businessweek lauded him as “one of the top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow”.
Former founder of Wine Library and author of bestselling social media marketing books like Crush It! and The Thank You Economy, Gary’s straight talking shoot-from-the-hip style has won him many fans.
Are you addicted to social networks? (courtesy of Salsafrica Blog)
I’ve just watched a TED video featuring a highly impactful talk by psychologist Sherry Turkle on how we’re all becoming increasingly connected while becoming increasingly alone. It really set me thinking. Hard.
Quoting from Sherry:
In an increasingly crowded, economically uncertain, and enviromentally damaged world, people are becoming increasingly wary about the financial and personal burden of buying and owning stuff. Aided by social media, wireless networks and data crunched from every available source, people are moving towards sharing goods and services at the point of need.
How does one leverage on the power of social communities? What does it mean to build a “Social Nation”?
I found out the answers to these and more after reading Barry Libert’s breezy volume Social Nation. The CEO of Mzinga, Libert declares in his book that organisational success lies with tapping on the collective power of employees, stakeholders, partners, and customers – both online and offline. To do so, one needs to develop social skills to complement one’s other strengths (physical, informational, and emotional).
The global growth in social networks is attributed to the need to connect (courtesy of Social Hallucinations)
After thinking about what’s truly different around the world with the increasingly widespread popularity of the social web, one word struck out especially loud and clear.
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