What drives you to share?

In a typically erudite post from David Cushman, he asks “What makes you share?” While he discusses the virtues – or otherwise – of taking deliberately contrary positions, I think the highlight of the post for me is the following: …the only way we can find others who care about the same things we do […]

What does your website look like to me?

The image above is what the website of Inventory magazine looks like, to me. Like many others, I generally block Flash using Flashblock. Most Flash is an intrusion, and it slows up my machine and uses resources I could use to keep more tabs open… Yes, I can choose to see what is in Flash. […]

Thinking social media, ID and Facebook names

Having seen all the furore about Facebook names, I got mine. Originally, it is http://facebook.com/steveellwood. However, you can also find it – and me – at http://steveellwood.com/facebook. Similarly, I’m http://twitter.com/steveellwood – but you can find me at http://steveellwood.com/twitter. What’s interesting – to me in any case –  is how I ended up with my “branded” […]

Things in transition

Back in October, I was reminding people to keep up with their social networks as the recession brought challenges. While it was hardly prescient, it was brought home to me when my role at work changed; my operating division had what’s called a headcount challenge – basically, they needed less people to run the work […]

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office – social media experts?

I’ve just remotely attended a really interesting presentation in London [OK, I attended remotely], by Media Snackers who talked about engaging with the young, through social media and so on. Couple of things: The world’s changed, and it’s not turning back used to be their strapline – but they’re now emphasising cheaper, quicker, sexier as […]

Social Media & Knowledge Management

Social Media in the Enterprise I wondered about the impact social media tools were making in knowledge management for the enterprise. We have got some very rapid growth in the takeup of the tools in my company; we have loads of wikis, internal blogs – growing use of Twitter. I wondered about the difference between […]

@SouthwestAir responds to questions to La Guardia

I’ve posted about corporate use of Twitter before. I like the way it can build a brand’s position and personality. I really liked this use of a response to a question from Jaunted by the Twitter face of @SouthwestAir (Christi) – and of course, she tweeted about it. Now, that’s a great way to use […]