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The Singularity of Organization is Influence

Reposted from Huffington Post.

It is pretty hard to convince me to try something again once I have an unfavorable experience. Out of all the things that influence me, my personal experiences are primary.  Secondary to my experiences I am influenced by experiences shared via people I trust, respect and admire. Lastly, I find myself being influenced by whatever I give a considerable amount of time to.  A sad point of example: After overdosing on back to back chapters of House of Cards, my thoughts for a couple days were noticeably slanted to political evil. read more »

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Those Who Social Together, Stay Together

Who pays the price for dissatisfaction in the workplace? A Gallup poll suggests 71% of the workforce is disengaged, costing US businesses $300 billion annually. Employers looking for answers in the hiring process are likely to find better solutions by reviewing their social media efforts. The use of social technologies is both the cause and the solution to the disengagement. read more »

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Social Media Frustration: What Makes You Say @#*%?

Have you ever attended an event that was clearly over capacity? The bar was under-serviced and over-populated. The room was too packed to move through or identify anyone. The food service trays were empty and cold.

Let’s be real, social media can feel like a party that wasn’t planned too well more times than not. It makes you want to reenact the scene in Office Space where the office employees destroy the infamous printer they could never get to work. What frustrates you the most? read more »

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Social Media Hoarders

This a Public Service Announcement:  Attention, you or someone you know may be suffering from social media hoarding.

Warning Signs Include:
1.    You follow and friend people only with the expectation that they will follow you back.
2.    You waste productive time counting followers and friends.
3.    #You #hashtag #everything  #!!!!!
4.    You have no idea who is in your social media networks.
5.    You talk all the time, but have no idea who is listening.
6.    The thought of trying to organize your efforts by connecting them to real goals is overwhelming.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: You are My Biggest Influencer of Them All

Three years ago, I created my first twitter account @lovemorenow. I understood from the minute I was exposed to social media tools how to use them successfully and how they would revolutionize the way we communicate and do business. I was inspired to learn and share. Somewhere between month three and month six of using twitter, I found myself taken in by the social media current. I was getting obsessed with online interaction; watching, participating and predicting outcomes. I took a break from tweeting when I realized my obsession. My break lasted for a little over a week. When I came back one of the first @replys I received was from someone telling me my tweet statistics have slipped significantly. I replied, “That’s funny because my life stats have significantly improved.” read more »

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Indentity Crisis in the Age of Facebook

Are you or someone you know suffering from an online identity crisis?

Side Effects may include: Loss of Well-being, Business, Relationships, Interest, Time, Understanding and Reality. May also result in odd and reckless behavior, restlessness and mood swings. read more »

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Bloggers: General Store Key Holders of the Future

When I was a kid, I made several trips to Crossroads Village; a restored turn of the century town where you could ride an old railroad and visit historic homes and old-town commercial buildings.  My favorite part of the entire town was the general store. I was fascinated by wall to ceiling shelves of merchandise, antique toy souvenirs and 10¢ old-fashioned candy sticks yet there was more to the fascination for me. In the general store I felt connected to a magical and energetic meeting place of the past. I could imagine store clerks greeting town’s people by name as they chatted about the latest merchandise and happening around the town.  At some time or another, everyone from the town would visit the store and because of this, the store clerk would know everyone. Without much effort the store clerk would be responsible for spreading news, event promotion, introducing new members of town, and even match-making. I am willing to bet in the 19th century through mid 20th century towns all over the world, when a store clerk from the general store passed it would a tremendous loss for many.  From memories of warm greetings to an understanding of individual needs, the clerk would be honored for their efforts of social responsibility. read more »

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EBOCLOUD: Dare to Imagine Life After Facebook

I purchased the book EBOCLOUD by Rick Moss immediately on recommendation from a friend. There was no way I could resist reading a book with the tagline, “Love Must Evolve” that dares to explore life after Facebook.  If there is such a thing as a fantasy book club, this would be the book I would want to read and discuss with a group of people. In my dream book club I would want a full spectrum of people represented.  Give me political and religious left, right and middle. In this motley crew let there be humor, creativity, compassion, empathy and intellect.  I am certain with this group, we would never run out of things to discuss and we would learn a great deal from each other as the themes of the book inspire us to think and grow. read more »