Category Archives: trends

2 Months with my iPad

Welcome to all the new Global iPad owners.

Here is what I’ve learned since I got mine as an impulse buy on the US launch Day, April 3.

My favorite apps / ways of working:

Twitterrific for tweets
Weatherbug for weather
Instapaper for saving tweets
Amazon Kindle app for my books
Facebook on the safari browser
Yammer on the browser or iPhone app
Google maps
Gmail as the default mail client
Netflix for watching the instant queue
Planets for sky gazing

What are your favorites?



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Enterprise 2.0 / Social Media Trends

I spoke (and listened) recently at The Innovator’s Club in suburban Phila on the topic: Enterprise 2.0, Implementing Social Media and Social Networking Within and Throughout the Enterprise.

Thank you all for coming out. It was a great crowd with many good questions and answers. Here are a list of links I referenced. The overall message is that Consumer trends in Social Media are affecting the Enterprise and there is real opportunity to radically improve innovation and productivity through application of these tools and methods.

Here are the links:


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My 2010 Prediction

Short and sweet:

Web 2.0 will explode in leading edge enterprises in 2010 (and become mainstream in 2011-2012). This will be the year of Enterprise 2.0 or E20 for short.

With the release of Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 and IBM’s focus on Lotus Connections, with increased use with Yammer, Jive and others in the enterprise, large organizations will embrace social media tools to improve internal collaboration.

We will see an increase in internal microblogging. Right now Yammer seems to be the main game, but there is much room for others since their jump from “free” to charging is a very steep jump.

Activity streams will begin to replace email updates. Social tagging, social bookmarking, and content rating will make it through the watchful eye of over conservative HR and Legal departments, breaking through from pent up user demand.

We will see the introduction of profile systems like LinkedIn and Facebook in the enterprise as the foundation of the new employee directory. These profiles will join to form groups or communities either official or ad hoc. The group structure will better reflect the fast pace of change within the enterprise and may even become the de facto org structure pulling together the “matrix” approach of many organizations into something that is possible to navigate (based on how real work gets done).

Leading edge organizations will bring in Youtube capabilities to allow anyone in the enterprise to share videos (training, how to, promotion, etc.). Accenture, for one, already does this with great success.

Other leading edge organizations who have already established E20 will begin to extend it outside the enterprise to selected eco-system partners. This is generally uncharted territory, but should be a good wave to ride for the next 5 years.

Yes, I’m optimistic and thrilled to be one of the people making this happen.

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I’m thinking its time for a account

>More Links:

and links they recommend: – Social Networking in Plain English – Social Bookmarking in Plain English

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More Links from Recent Weeks

>The links just keep coming in. Here are a few highlights from the past few weeks. All found through twitter feed. Great resource for the social media strategist.

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Scientists Tweet Too

>A colleague shared a story recently from Nature June 25, 2009 called “breaking the convention?”. It discussed how blogs and twitter are opening up scientific meetings to those not actually there.

It’s a great story. I’ve experienced this at several conferences already this year. I was able to follow based on the twitter stream in real time and then had a transcript of audience comments well afterward. You can do it too. Almost every technical conference today has a hash tag (e.g #e2conf) and every session has a hashtag with session number (#e2conf1). After the conference is over (or during the sessions) go to twitter, search on that hashtag and wallahh!, you have the insight. It’s great to view the twitter log along with the slides to get the full picture.

Some go on to package up the tweets using a tool like and end up with a nice PDF suitable for archiving and sharing.

Glad to see this coming to the scientific community too.

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