1 - Infographic The Skype-s the limit – MakeUseOf
2 – 10 ways a social intranet can help you cut down on email - Alexis Rodrigo
Social intranets benefit the enterprise by facilitating communication. The ability to connect with others through the intranet reduces our reliance on email which tends to be slower and less effective than tools like instant messaging and microblogs. Besides, we lose a significant amount of time and productivity every day, because we have to process so much email.
3 – Troubled by a weak connection- Lee Siegel, NYT
A frenzied investigation and a few maddeningly pert screens later, LinkedIn proudly informed me that it had sent out the invitation to 974 potential connections. Somehow, beneath the site’s aggressively agreeable aspect, there lurked an alien life form that possessed the capacity to use e-mail address books to lure earthlings back to its own world (Planet Distractoid) by masquerading as a suspiciously formal small-town Rotarian: “Zitlon XYZ has indicated you are a friend.” Because I had had the same AOL account from the dawn of my e-mail existence, LinkedIn was able to make its digital overtures to every person or entity I had ever contacted in that medium. All 974 of them.
4 – Social business comes full circle – the smart work company
Here’s the final word on social business from me: informal social relationships have always been linked to effective performance.
5 - It’s Not Called E-Cheap—It’s Called E-Learning - Tom Graunke
For those of us moving forward, here are some basic principles that will propel a new standard for online learning. WARNING: This won’t be easy. Everything you know about e-learning development must change to embrace E-Learning 2.0, from the technology to how you write content to how it’s delivered.