I am the sum of all the people

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I sometimes wonder what people did before the web, before easy access to information, before the dream/ nightmare of 24/7 engagement and content. (I’m not that young. I remember the yellow-y library index cards)

I have heard that this constant ‘on’ mode is distracting and I concur. I . . . →

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Nicholas Christakis: The hidden influence of social networks

Nicholas Christakis talks about social networks (in the good old traditional sense) and how in his medical research he found that these influcence people.

Highly recommended – viewing. If nothing else he talks about social networks off line which we tend to forget with all the on-line activity nowadays that are still extremely important.

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The forgotten group of policy development

Odd One Out Uploaded by momoryuji on 18 Jan 09, 8.06AM GMT.

This is the first lesson I remember from my experiences with policy development that really made a lasting impact.

When you sit down to develop policy on an issue, good policy makers . . . →

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Referring clients to your competitors is a good idea

Handshake Uploaded by Sergio Prado on 30 Sep 09, 3.06PM GMT.

Here is a good example of why it’s a good idea to refer clients to people who can help them when you can’t do it.

Went to a corner shop today and I asked . . . →

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Fundamental Theory: The dramaturgical perspective (and how it relates to Facebook and Friendfeed)

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Anything new crops up and we think that we are inventing the world all over again. In my experience we don’t. We are just re-discovering things that others have said a lot better (and researched a lot more diligently) than us. I . . . →

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Sometimes credibility is more important than popularity

I am so tired of listening and reading about the number of Twitter followers that Ashton Kutcher has.

Ashton

How can I put this so that I am absolutely clear? Sometimes, it’s not about popularity, it’s about credibility. And having thousands of people follow your twitter updates does not actually . . . →

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Motivating people to get online

I was browsing Chris Brogan’s 100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write and no. 23 “My Mother is on Facebook” was just too delicious to pass up. Actually, my mother is on Facebook. She also uses Gmail and MSN Messenger, she has her own account on Flickr and she knows how to comment on blogs.

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