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Followers or Friends?

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 4:47 PM

Last week, Tim Sanders explored how we’re using social media to create followers rather than friends. Specifically, he tells us that its alienating us from creating real, human networks. I’m not only a fan and follower of Tim, I count him as a friend. He mentored early on in my career, and he’s been someone […]

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Gossip, Social Capital, and Schadenfreude

Written by: Bill Sherman on Friday, 1 January 2010, 8:50 AM

A friend of mine, Tim Sanders, offers the following insight about gossip: Gossip, especially about personal tragedies, is a social form of pornography. It can only poison your psyche and drag down your spirit. What is “social pornography?” I’m not going to define pornography directly, because it’s a slippery slope. For example, Justice Potter Stewart‘s  maxim […]

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Expanding Your Ability to Find Answers through LinkedIn

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 8:37 PM

Tony Karrer makes a very interesting post about finding expert answers within the extended social network of LinkedIn. If you use LinkedIn, it’s a worthwhile read, and it may change how you use LinkedIn. As my father (a reference librarian) used to say, “You don’t need to know the answer yourself. You just need to […]

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Social Learning Platforms and Social Capital

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 3:09 PM

Today, Mike Prokopeak, from Chief Learning Officer magazine, questioned  the value of social media and informal learning within training and development programs. RIght now, there’s a lot of buzz about using social media tools–Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc. to create social-media based learning communities. Mike asked “are training professionals behind the curve or ahead of it?” Social media […]

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