Sunday 28 February 2010

Maybe your company is just beyond social

There are certain types of organisations, and only a few are fit for social. Only some others can adopt social, and the rest just shouldn't
I'll say that about 1/3rd of all organisations shouldn't even try to become social in any way whatsoever because it simply is a waste of time - for them

The above image depicts three types of growth: linear (50 x), cubic (x ^ 3) and exponential (2 ^ x).What do they have in common? There's only a way forward, and no going back. Evolution doesn't know anything like growing smaller, one can only grow bigger. Sure we do shrink a bit at the end of our lives, but I wouldn't want to call that 'growth'
The same applies to organisations: their natural growth is forward, better, bigger, bust. Only over an

Friday 26 February 2010

The DIY Enterprise - apples to oranges

Lately, over the past month, I've seen people compare ye olde enterprises to companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter. Let me dub them as old versus new (companies) for the remainder of this post.
Not surprisingly, the old get a beating when compared to the swiftness, ease and responsiveness the new react to (changing) business or consumer needs

Well, that ain't fair. There are a few reasons why old and new just can't be compared to eachother. Some

Sunday 21 February 2010

Global Warming, IT and Christianity - the Law of Infallibility

On Twitter, I do talk a lot. About anything. My monthly tweets have exponentially grown to currently over 1,200 a month, and that now is my baseline it seems.
I talk a bit with fundamental Christians at times, but that's at night time usually, somehow.
I talk mostly with IT people during the day, as I work in IT and usually operate as an Enterprise Architect who started off writing BASIC at age 11 and COBOL at career start - been there, done that.
And every now and then I do read and / or say something about Global Warming as that has become part of our everyday life

When having conversation with Christians, I usually run into strict believers who have a good share of quotes and take the Bible literally or at least believe it contains absolute Truth. I challenge them on the

Tuesday 16 February 2010

The Secret to Attention is Attraction - And This Is It

Tim Kastelle's "Get better ideas, not more" inspired me to this post. It's a good post about how quality is better than quantity, and I left a comment, which led to this.

Tim's post is comparing two tweets by Tim O'Reilly to the traffic they generated. They were to two different blog posts, one of which was his own. The other one went almost viral with around 14,000 views, his one got stuck with "about an order of magnitude less"

Since I've been tweeting I've been blogging, now for almost a year. I really love the circle of inspiration as I dub the magnetude (sic!) of Twitter and blogs combined: tweets lead to @replies and ReTweets, draw

Tuesday 9 February 2010

It's all a matter of PEERception

For the more familiar readers I can suffice by saying that once again I was inspired by You-Know-Who, while commenting on a blog post. It wasn't a typo, but suddenly it jumped to my mind that it's all a matter of peerception

Media and trust, it's always been a moving target. Our correspondent in... used to be someone we sent overseas months, maybe even years ago to provide us with information (talking centuries and decades ago here, they didn't have Twitter yet...). Whatever he or she said to us would be the absolute truth, usually prevailing even over what the place or country itself would consider news fit to bring forth

Why? Where does this blind trust come from? Based upon a silent standard of agreements grown into our system long ago, it seems. In my On The Acquisition Of Knowledge 1/2 I stress the fact that we are
extremely people-oriented when it comes to believing the thruth

Friday 5 February 2010

Mobile is our future wallet and identity

An article by Christopher Carfi on how the new social customer will be mobile, and a (rather non-critical) article from Tech Crunch on Facebook's email got my attention today

Email is all about identity according to TechCrunch there, which is rather far fetched I think. I used to have more than two dozen email accounts none of which contained much real data about myself, if any. The only email account that does now is my corporate account (I terminated the majority of my accounts and now have only 6 - I think) - and that is indirectly, of course

Thursday 4 February 2010

A broken record?

When I keep seeing
the way I've always seen
I will keep perceiving
the way I've always perceived

When I keep perceiving
the way I've always perceived
I will keep thinking
the way I've always thought

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Riding the social wave: socialmediatoday

I can't help it but I'm again going to cite David Armano. Not even going to kid about not getting paid for that and not owning any Armano shares or such, but he just carefully picks his monologues and dialogues and he picks them darn well I must say.
Having said that, his post on why he's not writing a book at the moment mentions the phrase riding the social wave and I think that's a very eloquent way to describe what an increasing amount of people and institutions are doing at the moment. So I copied that