This week’s discoveries. Click through and enjoy.
Excellent coverage of how to moderate the Friendfeed fire hose.
Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit — And You Should Too — Harvard Business Online’s Bill Taylor
Zappos does their thing in an inspiring, open, innovative and just cool way. That’s a big part of their success. If only they shipped to Australia.
Rands’ great piece on the appeal of Twitter. Read it.
SMH covers Interesting South. Cool.
Good piece from RWW about how to really use Facebook as a window into your online life. The shift is happening.
Given the increasing number of richly functional web apps, the need for context in those apps, and in the user experience design taken in building them is growing. The lores-hires approach is one I take when I build.
Sun’s recently updated guidelines to employees on engaging in public discourse — blogging, social media and the like. Great stuff. Well thought out.
A serious list of research findings on the value of social media for business.
If you use Gmail and Firefox, you should install this.
Coverage of AIIM’s E2.0 report discussing the shift from “what” to “how” in discussion about Enterprise 2.0.
goosh is a google-interface that behaves similar to a unix-shell. Unbelievably cool.
Nick Hodge of Microsoft says some very smart stuff about PR in the hyperconnected world.
One of the risks you take with a social platform is that users will discover emergent ways to play. I certainly use Twitter as an SMS tool, rarely deliberately sending SMS via my phone.
A look at the Australian startup and VC scene.
A look at the drive for innovation in business, particularly with respect to the drive for social tool use.
CIOs stuck in a mindset confined to data centres and continuity who cannot move beyond the conventional will not survive, analyst group Gartner predicts.
AT&T’s Todd Stephens lists some real barriers to E2. adoption. I hope he carries through and talks about each of them.
Excellent suggestions from Rober Hoekman Jr about engaging presentations
A look at how IBM has embraced the world of social tools to improve internal process and culture.
Ran in the AFR 29÷5÷2008.
Good advice from Darren Rowse on pages every blogger should consider.
Enterprise social software is a term describing social software used in businesses and other enterprises. It includes such tools as blogging, people search, social network analysis, tagging, wiki, and collaboration/groupware. Christian Gray and Craig Honick join Phil and Scott to discuss their research. They define how ESS is different from traditional business models and why it is useful to study. They also discuss their initial findings and talk about how others can get involved.
Business is behind the curve when it comes to understanding Web 2.0 tech. Good research numbers from UK to support this.
Nice explanation of hyperconnectivity from the BBC using some strong examples.
To reclaim productivity lost to responding to e-mail, my friend, IBM’s Luis Suarez, shifted his means of communication to other tools.
The Benefits of Facebook “Friends:” Social Capital and College Students’ Use of Online Social Network Sites
Interesting and must read in depth… Later.
One of the best explanations ever why measuring strict ROI on KM (and by my own extrapolation, social tools in business) is dumb.
The Public Speaking Blog » Blog Archive » What Every Speaker Needs To Know If You Want To Leave Your Audience Mesmerized & Inspired
Really, really, good. A must read.
Super smart thinking on personal brand and your employees.
Mark Pesce lays the smack down on the telcos, exposing the lie in their price gouging. I’m in!
Looks like some interesting research. I’d like to get the report itself.