social networks

Big corporate investments in social networking expected: Forrester Research

Forrester's spending forecast for web 2.0 tools is out .   Big business is expected to spend heavy on social networking tools among social medias - calling enterprise 2.0 a $4.6 billion dollar industry by 2013. What I've started to observe in Canada is that these internal social networking or collaboration/community tools are mostly IT initiatives… Continue reading Big corporate investments in social networking expected: Forrester Research

Facebook, How to, linkedin, recruiting 2.0, social networks, using social media in job search

Teaching social media

I just finished another course teaching social media to job searchers in downtown Toronto. The attendees were wonderfully diverse both in careers, interests, and backgrounds - so representative of diversity Toronto. I felt honoured to be in a room sharing with individuals so rich in experience. I really think I should add a coffee social… Continue reading Teaching social media

Facebook, recruiting 2.0, social networks, twitter, using social media in job search

Teaching Social Media in Job Search

Its not what you know but who you know.  Provocative.  Not entirely true - I'd say its both but 'who you know' is on steroids with the advent of social networking hitting the recruiting industry. The recruiting industry is undergoing profound changes in 2009.  Hiring managers and recruiters are more satisfied with the quality of… Continue reading Teaching Social Media in Job Search

Blogging, Innovation, social networks, web 2.0

1, 433, 939 starbucks fans but no corporate voice – go wild

Welcome to the Starbucks Facebook Fan discussion page - go wild.  First of all - I'm fan of Starbucks.  I joined the "Starbucks Fan" facebook site because I should own shares for how much I've dropped in lattes, americanos and blueberry scones.   And whereas I do try to prefer the local yokal, small biz, organic fresh… Continue reading 1, 433, 939 starbucks fans but no corporate voice – go wild