Individual Use of Social Media

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The unique ability of social media to provide a channel for two-way communication makes it different from all other media. That one factor has done more to change our world than any other medium in history. We have evolved from consumers of information into a participative culture that gives everyone equal footing as transmitter of data as well as a receiver. Taking advantage of this gift of equality requires understanding what it is and how… Read More »Individual Use of Social Media

The Discrimination That Nobody Challenges

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                          If you know me or have read any of my blog posts, you probably are aware that I am a baby boomer citizen with a low threshold of tolerance for age discrimination. I have a reputation for challenging people who think that assigning an intelligence factor to generational differences is anything other than a myth. In polite company, most people agree with… Read More »The Discrimination That Nobody Challenges

The Four Shades of Privacy

To say that social media is causing privacy issues is a gross overstatement of a problem. Again we are guilty of focusing on the medium rather than the message. People cause privacy issues. Most recently there is another furor over the privacy of personal information on Facebook that has taken on ridiculous proportions resulting in pranksters circulating hoaxes about how to post a status change that will prevent them or anybody else from using data… Read More »The Four Shades of Privacy

Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – November 11 thru November 17, 2012

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In case you missed this week’s articles, here is a summary:             A Veteran Reflects – In spite of the fact that most of the thanks I receive for my military service are shallow and reflexive, I do appreciate it because I am proud of being a veteran. It is not so much a pride in anything that I have done but a subtle humbleness in what it has made me.… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – November 11 thru November 17, 2012

Feathers, Mothballs and Twitter Chats

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The online crowd I hang out with is very eclectic in its makeup. I am so humbled at times by the collective knowledge that goes far beyond my own thinking. Being allowed to stir the pot from time to time with my own unique ideas makes me proud to be a part of this global gathering. The concept of collective intelligence is not new and has its roots in computer networking for increased processing power.… Read More »Feathers, Mothballs and Twitter Chats