Using a decision-making flowchart, this post helps people determine whether they should include one or more hashtags in their tweets. This guidance is offered as an extension of the recent post, 6 Tips to Avoid Making a Hash of Twitter Hashtags. The post also provides links to additional resources that enable both rookie…Continue
A recent statement made by Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, churned up quite a bit of controversy in cyberspace. Many of the pieces sharing the news included misinformation, and much of the commentary reflected misunderstanding. My latest blog post clarifies what Atos is actually doing, offers insights on why it’s the right move, reflects on some of the reasons for resistance, and highlights the importance of strong leadership in enabling organizations to move ahead in the Digital Era.…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on December 15, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Recent changes to Klout's algorithm, as well as revelations about some of its practices, have generated a powerful backlash against the company and its business model, as well as the tool itself. The latest Digital Era Thinkers Blog post provides access to a set of pieces that provide a comprehensive look inside the issues, in addition to offering insights about the utility of all the furor.Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on December 9, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments
The latest SMinOrgs newsletter brings together a variety of resources that both job candidates and employers, as well as recruiters, should find valuable. The pieces are targeted primarily to "social recruiting" rookies but should be valuable to people with more sophisticated understanding of the impact of new technologies on recruitment and selection processes as well.
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on December 1, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments
This summer I wrote Social Media and Recruiting 101: Overview and Recommendations, which was an extension of some earlier pieces I had written on the topic of “social screening” (see …Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on November 8, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments
The Social Media Quotient (SMQ) Quiz has been one of the most popular Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) resources. Now almost two years old, it has been updated to more accurately reflect the universe of social media sites and tools and to better capture people’s knowledge and experience. This post provides an overview and a link to the latest version of the quiz on…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on November 2, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments
Recently there have been a number of news stories and blog posts about a new Missouri law that allegedly prohibits teachers and other public school staff from interacting with students on social networking sites.
Like many stories about social media and digital technology – especially those that appear to be connected to individual rights such as free speech and privacy – it seems that there was a selective focus and slant to the coverage that incited strong emotional reactions and…Continue
This post reminds readers – especially technology hold outs – of Digital Era truths that individuals, organizations, and communities must accept and (eventually) embrace.
Like many active technology users, I take its integration into my life for…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on August 3, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
There is a lot of confusion and concern over the growing practice of reviewing job candidates’ social media activity during recruitment and selection. Targeted to social recruiting rookies (both individuals and employers), the latest SMinOrgs blog post provides an overview of how people’s digital activity can and should be considered…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on July 29, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments
The Social Media Quotient (SMQ) Quiz has been one of the most popular Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) resources. Now almost two years old, it needs to be updated. Below is a link to the SMinOrgs S.M.A.R.T. Blog post that provides an overview of recent changes and solicits feedback on the revised quiz. All input is welcome. Thanks in advance for sharing the…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on July 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
What does it mean for a city (or state or region) to be a Digital Era leader? I just published a blog post that provides ideas to stimulate thinking and discussion by promoting a broader focus than the technologies themselves, specific applications like consumer marketing, high-tech start-ups, and the digital sector. Advocating a more strategic and holistic approach, it introduces other ways in which Digital Era leadership can and will manifest itself in the decades to come, and invites…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on June 15, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments
About 18 months ago I created a quiz to test people's social media sophistication. I have often used it as an icebreaker in my presentations, and it's always well received. I have shared the quiz as part of the Social Media Primer I have been developing, and it's been pretty popular. Many folks have downloaded it to use in their own presentations.
Lately I've become increasingly aware that since much has changed in the 18 months since I created the quiz, it needs to be updated. I'd…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on May 30, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
With over 500 votes and nearly 200 comments, the results of a recent poll indicate people are fairly evenly split between paper and digital book formats. Although the poll wasn’t perfectly scientific, the richness of its results can be of great value to authors, book publishers, and designers, as well as professionals in other fields such as training and development, academia, and communications.
I shared the poll on GovLoop a few weeks ago.…Continue