The first phase of social media expansion (2000-2006) was purely focused on personal activities and largely addressed teenagers and college students, with MySpace and Facebook leading the revolution. With the emergence of LinkedIn, the opening of Facebook to non-students (2006), the subsequent collapse of MySpace, and the emergence of other networks such as Twitter and Google Plus, there was a definite broadening of the audience to include "knowledge workers," but the actual impact of these activities on the enterprise remained unclear for a while, including whether organizations should ignore, fear, or embrace this movement. ·
Why should you attend: Social media still evoke fears, mostly of confidentiality breaches and productivity losses. As a result, IT is often placed in the role of controlling (or denying) access to external networks, while sometimes putting in place lower-quality internal forums that do not have the critical mass to succeed. How do you avoid this bad situation?While some organizations are still in denial about the spread and increasing relevant of the social media phenomenon, many are starting to select pilot projects and proceed, which puts them in a better position to exploit the desire of their employees to be part of communities.
Yet this is often done without a complete understanding or a systematic approach. The risk for organizations that do not examine and understand how and why social networks are so popular, and how to leverage their benefits, is that fear will win the debate, and the organization will not only miss out on the benefits of this change in collaboration methods, but it will in the process discourage its employees or deny them the ability to perform at the right level.This webinar examines the use cases for social media in a business context, the pros and cons (including the myths and realities), and proposes reasonable steps for a corporate social media adoption roadmap. ·
Réseau mondial pour la diversité linguistique, Maaya est né dans le cadre du Sommet mondial sur la Société de l'Information (smsi). "Nous croyons que cette facilité d'accès, la capacité du réseau internet a mobiliser et coordonner de nombreux individus et sa puissance multimédia va permettre d'assurer ainsi le sauvetage et la revitalisation des langues minoritaires. " ·
"Moreover, there was no independent journalism to respond when the U.S. government launched a successful PR and media blitz to discredit WikiLeaks. Attention largely shifted from the content of these documents to overblown and unsubstantiated claims that WikiLeaks was costing innocent lives, and to a personal focus on WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange. Columnist Glenn Greenwald was only slightly exaggerating when he stated, “There was almost a full and complete consensus that WikiLeaks was satanic.” The onslaught discredited and isolated WikiLeaks, despite the dramatic content that could be found in the documents WikiLeaks had published. The point was to get U.S. editors and reporters to think twice before opening the WikiLeaks door. It worked." -- Robert W. Mcchesney: Digital Disconnect ·
So, what’s the underling structure of the protests? It’s an increasingly tone-deaf, majority government who is relatively popular but is pursuing unpopular, divisive projects ·
The press has lost the plot over the Snowden revelations. The fact is that the net is finished as a global network and that US firms' cloud services cannot be trusted John Naughton The Observer, Sunday 28 July 2013 While the press concentrates on the furore surrounding Edward Snowden's search for political asylum, it has forgotten the importance of his revelations "The "human interest" angle has trumped the real story, which is what the NSA revelations tell us about how our networked world actually works and the direction in which it is heading." ·