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Tiffany Monhollon
How I run afoul of Washington Post's social media rules--and why - BusinessWeek - http://www.businessweek.com/the_thr...
If BusinessWeek had rules like the Post’s, I’d have been out of a job long ago. I’ve written in recent months about BW’s lengthy editing process. Not everyone liked it. But Executive Editor Ellen Pollock, to her credit, came onto my blog and joined the discussion. I also wrote a fairly critical post about our parent company, McGraw-Hill. Again, it was a sensitive subject. It upset some people, and perhaps I crossed a line. But we talked about it, and I’ll try to use my best judgment going forward. Here at BW it’s our judgment, more than a formal list of do’s and don’ts, that guides our behavior outside the magazine. I apprecia - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
11 Content Secrets…From Newspapers? | The Lost Jacket - http://thelostjacket.com/social-...
Currently newspapers are only good at one thing: providing content. Over the years editors and writers have learned plenty of great methods for creating content that sticks. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Real-time Web keeps social networkers connected - USATODAY.com - http://www.usatoday.com/tech...
They consider Wal-Mart, for instance, a Web-squared company because its operations are infused with the latest technology and driven by data from customers. One of the great Web-squared opportunities, they say, is providing that kind of real-time intelligence to smaller retailers without monolithic supply chains. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
One companys ROI tally for social media - http://www.computerworld.com/s...
Interesting piece on ROI in social media. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Conversation Agent: Time, Attention, and Drama - http://www.conversationagent.com/2009...
Great piece on drama and customer service. Good parallels to look at here from the Greek dramas. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Metro - My branding tips to get you through the fall - http://www.metro.us/us...
Column from personal branding expert Dan Schawbel. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
FACEBOOK FIRED: 8% of US Companies Have Sacked Social Media Miscreants - http://mashable.com/2009...
According to a new study by Proofpoint, an Internet security firm, of companies with 1,000 or more employees, 17 percent report having issues with employee’s use of social media. And, 8 percent of those companies report having actually dismissed someone for their behavior on sites like Facebook() and LinkedIn(). That’s double from last year, where just 4 percent reported having to fire someone over social media misuse. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
How companies are benefiting from Web 2.0: McKinsey Global Survey Results - Related Stories - SmartBrief on Social Media - http://www.smartbrief.com/news...
Companies that use social media applications say they've seen clear benefits from the technology, according to a McKinsey survey of 1,700 executives. About 69% of those surveyed said their use of social networks had increased innovation, improved their marketing plans and given them access to new information. The survey found that companies that made the most use of social technologies tended to see the largest benefits. McKinsey Quarterly, The (free registration for SmartBrief readers) (09/2009) - Tiffany Monhollon
Companies that use social media applications say they've seen clear benefits from the technology, according to a McKinsey survey of 1,700 executives. About 69% of those surveyed said their use of social networks had increased innovation, improved their marketing plans and given them access to new information. The survey found that companies that made the most use of social technologies tended to see the largest benefits. McKinsey Quarterly, The (free registration for SmartBrief readers) (09/2009) - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Social media on marketers' menu for 2010 - Trends & Ideas - BizReport - http://www.bizreport.com/2009...
The resulting list of popular media for 2010 is as follows: • Email, with 56.8% realistically planning to use it • Social networks (56.3%) • Keyword search (49.7%) • Radio (42.2%) • Magazines (42.1%) • Online display (40.5%) • Event sponsorship (36.9%) • Rich media display (35.5%) • Direct mail (34.7%) • Regional TV (32.8%) • Regional newspapers (31.7%) • Out-of-home (31.2%) • Email sponsorship (29.5%) • Online video (26.7%) • Mobile SMS text % - Tiffany Monhollon
The resulting list of popular media for 2010 is as follows: • Email, with 56.8% realistically planning to use it • Social networks (56.3%) • Keyword search (49.7%) • Radio (42.2%) • Magazines (42.1%) • Online display (40.5%) • Event sponsorship (36.9%) • Rich media display (35.5%) • Direct mail (34.7%) • Regional TV (32.8%) • Regional newspapers (31.7%) • Out-of-home (31.2%) • Email sponsorship (29.5%) • Online video (26.7%) • Mobile SMS text % - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
10 ways to enjoy doing nothing - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2009...
I even wrote books about it. And, yes, you could say that idleness became my life's work. So, based on all those years of tough-going research, here are my top tips for people who find it difficult to just be. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
J-Source.ca -- The Canadian Journalism Project - http://www.j-source.ca/english...
Volumes have been written on how new media apparently undermine the ethical norms of accuracy, verification, and professionalism. Too little has been written about the ethics of the new economics of journalism. Ethical issues are emerging as journalists experiment with new models such as non-profit centers for investigative journalism and user-pay journalism. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Career Counseling for Customers - WSJ.com - http://online.wsj.com/article...
The commercial division of carpet and flooring maker Mohawk Industries Inc. has hosted seven day-long workshops, and two "Webinars," for unemployed architects and interior designers. It plans three more workshops in coming months. Each includes career coaching, help with resume writing and interview techniques, and financial-planning advice. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Communication Overtones, Social Media and Public Relations Strategy: Beyond Personal Brand to Character - http://overtonecomm.blogspot.com/2009...
Public relations and social media tools are powerful ways to communicate character. The character of a company or an individual. But it seems that more and more people are trying to use these tools to manipulate the shadows of brand and reputation. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Gwen Bell - Big Love in a Small World - Blog - A Simple Solution for Managing Your Haters - http://www.gwenbell.com/blog...
Katie and Maggie talked about dealing with these "nuts" (they were using a cooking metaphor, so it worked). They didn't say the word "embrace" but I heard it in there. Embrace your enemies and recognize, "they are all part of your story." Without them there would be no narrative tension. There would be no reason for people to follow your story if it was all hot chocolate and sugar cookies all the time. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Poll: News media's credibility plunges to new low - Yahoo! News - http://news.yahoo.com/s...
The news media's credibility is sagging along with its revenue. Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this study of public perceptions of the media was first done. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
What Google Understands About the Future of News and Publishing That Publishers Do Not - Publishing 2.0 - http://publishing2.com/2009...
Most publishers are focused on how to charge for news. But there’s very little talk about how to innovate the packaging of news, much less a new UI for news. There’s very little talk about how people consume news on the web, about the value of aggregating articles from multiple sources, about solving consumers’ problems rather than publishers’ problems. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Seth's Blog: The problem with non - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b...
Please don't tell me it's about a lack of resources. The opportunities online are basically free, and if you don't have a ton of volunteers happy to help you, then you're not working on something important enough. The only reason not to turn this over to hordes of crowds eager to help you is that it means giving up total control and bureaucracy. Which is scary because it leads to change. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Do This: Influence Up. at Personal PR - http://tiffanymonhollon.com/blog...
Learn how to influence up your network by taking time to thank someone who's helped you get where you are. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Jeff Jarvis | Let's build an ecosystem around hyperlocal bloggers | Media | The Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/media...
Or to put it another way: will there be a market demand for journalism? Can the market meet this demand? And who will pay for the journalism we need? These are business questions and so we sought business answers in research with a wide range of news companies. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
US Twitter Usage Surpasses Earlier Estimates - eMarketer - http://www.emarketer.com/Article...
In 2009, there will be 18 million US adults who access Twitter on any platform at least monthly. That represents a 200% increase over 2008 levels. Usage will reach 26 million US adults in 2010, a further 44.4% climb. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
STUDY: Social Media Is for Narcissists - http://mashable.com/2009...
A national study fresh out of SDSU is confirming that Generation Y really is Generation Me. The jaw-dropping conclusion? 57% of young people believe their generation uses social networking sites for self-promotion, narcissism and attention seeking. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Psychology - New Year's Resolutions - Regret - Mental Health - New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com/2008...
Lost possible selves, some psychologists call them. Others are more blunt: the person you could have been. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
5 Rules for Better Web Writing - http://mashable.com/2009...
Studies have found that the more words you add to a web page the less time people spend reading it. Attention spans are shorter on the web, so your writing will be more effective if it is also kept shorter. One study found that users only spend about 4.4 seconds on a page for every 100 words of content. When you factor in average reading speeds, that means users generally only read about 18% of the text on a page (perhaps less — since at least some portion of that 4.4 seconds is probably spent doing things other than reading page copy). - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Three Lessons I Learned In A Food Line About Opportunity :: Perry Noble | Leadership, Vision & Creativity - http://www.perrynoble.com/2009...
Then these thoughts about opportunity hit me… #1 – Some people miss opportunities because they are not paying attention. #2 – Some people see opportunities but are afraid to embrace them because it would mean they need to make a move. #3 – When you seize an opportunity many times the people who will criticize you the most are the ones who saw the same opportunity but decided to do nothing about it. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Other Companies Should Have To Read This Internal Netflix Presentation - http://www.techcrunch.com/2009...
Early on, a lot of it deals with workplace efficiency, and not being afraid to let someone go if they’re not doing their job. The idea is that if someone just wants to do mediocre works, that’s fine, they’ll get a nice severance package. It extends this into an emphasis on effectiveness over effort — the company doesn’t want to necessarily reward people who stay late versus those who don’t, but get the same amount of work done. It then turns to some internal policies including management best practices. And then to retention practices — making sure the company pays the top people a high enough salary that they’ll never want to leave. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Time to Take a Stance on the Future of Journalism - http://gigaom.com/2009...
The manifesto is a collection of 17 declarations about the future of media production online. At the core of the text is the claim that the Internet is a different medium with a disparate social and cultural impact than traditional mass media, and that publishers need to acknowledge these differences, rather than pretending they don’t exist or trying to make them go away. “Tradition is not a business model,” we wrote, arguing that we need new forms of journalism rather than regulations to protect the old. Fine by me, you might think, but why would anyone need a manifesto for that? Well, let me tell you why. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
The Personal MBA Manifesto - The Personal MBA ™ - http://personalmba.com/manifes...
MBA programs don’t have a monopoly on advanced business knowledge: you can teach yourself everything you need to know to succeed in life and at work. The Personal MBA features the very best business books available, based on thousands of hours of research. So skip b-school and the $100,000 loan: you can get a world-class business education simply by reading these books. - Tiffany Monhollon
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Twitter policies come to workplace - http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories...
Attempts to regulate Twitter's use at work, at school and on government time are soaring, and examples of Twitter jitters abound. Posts, called tweets, are resulting in fines, lawsuits, scolding and shame. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Job Security Slips in U.S. Worker Satisfaction Rankings - http://www.gallup.com/poll...
PRINCETON, NJ -- The disquieting nature of today's job market -- rocked by the highest unemployment rates in over two decades -- is reflected in workers' reduced satisfaction with their own job security. While 50% of Americans employed full- or part-time are completely satisfied with their job security today, this is the lowest level seen since 2003, and is down from a high of 56% in 2007. - Tiffany Monhollon
Tiffany Monhollon
Indeed, some entrepreneurs are unabashed multitaskers. "I think multitasking is kind of a steady state for me," says Tim Westergren, founder and chief strategy officer of Pandora. - Tiffany Monhollon
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