Unexpected social connections – April 2012
Once you have shared information with anyone, you have lost control of it. Your privacy settings become irrelevant.
Growing thicker skins – April 2011
More fool the HR department that bins a candidate because they did something stupid and posted it online in their youth. They should worry more about those with an opaque history
The best person in the job? – April 2010
When challenging the idea of quotas, the typical comment goes along the lines “It should be about choosing the best person for the job, regardless of gender, colour or race”. A reasonable sounding argument. But how many positions really are filled by the best possible person for the job, instead of as a result of networks and friendships?
The value in social networks – May 2008
Ignoring or banning access to social networks means people inside the organisation (employees) become less informed than people outside the organisation (customers, suppliers, partners, competitors). Is that a good thing?
Generations 2010 – Pew Internet Report, Dec 2010
“There are still notable differences by generation in online activities, but the dominance of the Millennial generation that we documented in our first “Generations” report in 2009 has slipped in many activities.”
Magic Numbers – Dave Snowden, May 2008
- 5 (or maybe 3) = working memory limit <- Miller
- 15 = people we can trust <- Snowden?
- 150 = natural community size <- Dunbar
- Ten Psychology studies from 2009 worth knowing about – David Disalvo, Dec 2009