Fri.May 11, 2012

Is it time for a C-level social media executive?

Dion Hinchcliffe

As social media becomes more strategic to the way organizations operate, does this mean it’s time to move the function to the C-suite? Does centralizing make sense, or should responsibility for it be spread across the business

Etiquette for sharing

Harold Jarche

Many people like to share things online. Twitter is full of links to other websites. For a long time you needed to use URL shorteners to ensure you stayed within Twitter’s 140 character limit. There are now many to choose from, including open source and full-service analytics.

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A look inside digital humanity

Mind Hacks

BBC Radio 4 has just started an excellent series called The Digital Human that looks at how we use technology and how it affects our relationship to the social world. It’s written and presented by psychologist Aleks Krotoski and the first two episodes are already online.

Do you want fries with that?

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. birgittaj – “ Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.

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Paperless Field Guide

Euen Semple

Paperless Field Guide was my first experience of reading an interactive book created with iBook Author and what a great experience it was.

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Signposts for the Week Ending May 11

Adaptive Path

The UK has come up with design principles for their government services. Progress is afoot. DIY kits to build web-connected things. Neato: responsive wireframes. A tool to pump out models digitally. Information is food. Welcome to the era of design. Fun cross-platform interaction, the concept. And the real deal. Can continuous improvement be hazardous to your organization's health? Cue sad trombone. A sad lesson in collaborative innovation.