I hope you are going to join me at Interconnect and will attend Dev@interconnect in Las Vegas Feb 22-26!
Register here: http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/interconnect/devat/
Some of my favorite topics at the event! What else would you like to see!
I hope you will join me there!
I overheard today someone discussing not wanting to live their life in a “fishbowl”. And then I thought about our social world. We actually do everything in a Digital Fishbowl. The new generation (we call them generation C – connected and in control!) grew up this way and so it feels natural.
But what really are the benefits and the concerns to this new world?
What do you think? Do you like living in a digital fishbowl?
So I was reading this weekend — with my broken leg, there is not a lot to do! I learned some interesting things about how to drive more from Twitter — quite simple actually — just ask.
In an analysis by Twitter, they found that 4 core ways to get great results from your Tweets are:
1 Ask for a download. Explicitly asking people to download accompanied by a link increases URL clicks by an average of 13%.
2 Ask for a Retweet. Explicitly asking people to retweet increases retweets by an average of 311%.
3 Ask for a follow. Explicitly asking for a follow increases followers by an average of 258%.
4 Ask for a reply. Explicitly asking for a reply increased replies by an average of 334%
So would you guys please follow me on Twitter at sandy_carter and subscribe to my BLOG! Pretty Please!
According to IBM Tech Trends Report, there are more companies today doing internal Social, than external use of social with clients. Why is that trend progressing?
Creating an inclusive work environment should be a strategic priority for all companies. It can help your company build a distinctive and compelling reputation as a worldclass employer and foster women’s leadership talent. Such a culture provides the social infrastructure that gives women access to the same career support as men. A Social Infrastructure enables collaboration and networking across an organization.
Networking is very important in career progression. In fact, in every leadership book that I have read, networking in always in the top 3 items that help to drive someone to success. So in leadership, being an active and politically-skilled networker is important.
Our study shows that working long hours is not directly linked to career progression. We can therefore debunk the myth that presenteeism leads to promotion. However, working more hours is related to important careerenabling factors. When you work longer hours, whether you’re male or female, you’re more likely to focus on networking.
Social can enable you to network more effectively. Networking really is as important as everyone makes it out to be. Find ways of building one-to-one relationships with people who are important to your career and keep them up-to-date on your progress. And make time to Social Network — it really is important and effective.