1 - Social Intranets: Evolution or Revolution? - TechBubble, 6 June
Organisations are unsure about the implications and sceptical about the new trend. Traditionally-run companies wish to improve employee engagement and participation but see social media adoption as relinquishing control. Some organisations with a “conventional” intranet run a social platform on the side that aims to socially engage employees and facilitate collaboration. Innovation enthusiasts see social intranets as the way forward and want to unify company intranets and social platforms but struggle to match existing business problems to the correct social tool that might solve them.
2 – The banning of the blog- Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News
Argyll and Bute, I think it is fair to say, isn’t often in the news. But now local councillors have come up with a brilliant scheme to put their region in the west of Scotland on the map. They’ve reportedly banned a primary school pupil’s blog.
3 – Charming finds on Twitter – Harold Jarche
4 – Ban on 9 year old school food blogger is reversed- The Next Web
So, stand down and put away your pitchforks, Twitter army, all is well in the world of Scottish school food blogging again. That said, the case has raised some important talking points around social media in schools. Sharing of photos and the use of social media is often banned in schools, and often for completely valid child protection reasons. However, in a world where kids under ten years old can write blogs that attract worldwide attention, some of these rules may need a rethink.
… why do well-meaning participants who invest heavily to attend the conference return to their jobs and rarely apply the awesome new skills they’ve acquired? This phenomenon is no fault of the ASTD conferenceor any other conference. This is simple human nature and what we like to call post-conference euphoria or PCE, and it applies to most people who attend any type of trade conference.