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Will the calendar of the future schedule appointments for you?

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The folks at Tungle, the online social calendar service, made an impressive video documentary with social media luminaries and technology thought leaders about the calendar of the future.

Tungle Calendar of the Future video documentary
The video presents conversations with Robert Scoble, Ellen Levy of LinkedIN, Doug Dodge of Google, and others envisioning how the next generation calendar should function in regards to optimizing our lives and work.

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Killer Marketing Strategies: No free lunch?

Buy someone a meal in a random act of kindness

How far does a compliment or gesture go
in your
social networks?

Let’s be real.

We’re all hopping around the web “Like”ing all sorts of content. We spend hours daily approaching others for business and social relationships without much time or effort genuinely spent enriching the lives, not just business, of those others.

Your brand is your behavior
as seen thru the eyes of others,
both online and off.

When the hallmark of business is relationships, how you enrich your personal and business prospects can add long-tail value to your online social capital.

Your brand is your behavior as seen thru the eyes of others, both online and off. Random acts of kindness add to your social capital bottom line – and to others’. Think “community volunteering” or “philanthropy”.

Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Build Your Social Capital:

  • Share your thoughts and professional advice as blog comments.
  • Answer a question on a Q&A forum or professional forum.
    (Linkedin Answers, Yahoo Q&A, Mac Users Forum).
  • Leave digital *hugs* on someone’s misfortunate status update.
  • Write a brief post linking to a well written, informative, or provocative blog post.
  • Retweet a company brand or product citation (#CompanyHashtag) you respect.
  • Buy or offer a stranger a cup of coffee.
  • Pay the toll for the car behind you.

Participation and contribution are the glue in building and maintaining social connections.

Add value by helping another’s product or post — or day, and add to your social capital.

Read about one blogger’s random act of kindness.

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What’s the single most powerful positive word? TED Disussion

–Updated: February 16, 2:40pm PST

“What is the single most powerful positive word
in the English language?”

A lively discussion has lit up on LinkedIn on TED’s discussion group to answer that question.
The community responses are shown in the following tag cloud.

Single most powerful word: TED: Wordle

From Blog to Haiku to 6 Words to Single Word

Reductionism. This seems to be all too appealing for some in their online communication.

First, it was the blog, a shortened form of the news winnowed down to a journaled blurb.Then it was the 140 character tweet which restricted the 160 characters of its antecedent, the cellular text message.

Haiku tweets then added a pleasant literary intentionality to this narrowed universe with their 5-7-5 syllabic 3 line poems. It is same line of reductionism that fuels the popularity of the Six words blogs, stories and subsequent contests. Which only makes sense that this TED Group would (finally) query asking for a single word.

How would you answer?

What is the single most powerful positive word in the English language for you?

For the full discussion visit TED on LinkedIN here.
Learn more about TED here.

Make your own tag cloud at

What is the single most powerful positive word in the English language?

Pew Study: Adult social networking up, Teen blogging down.

Adult social networking is up.
Teen blogging is down.

A recent Pew Research Center study on the “Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults ” presents many positive trends amongst the apparent downturn in teen and youth blogging.

  • Internet use is near ubiquitous
    74% of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
    93% of teens ages 12-17
    93% of young adults ages 18-29
  • Adult blogging remains steady
    One-in-ten (1/10) of online adults maintains a blog or journal.
    While teen blogging is down 28% and commenting down 24% since 2006.
  • Both teen and adult use of social networking sites increased significantly:
    47% of online adults use social networking sites, up 10% from Nov. ’08
    72% of online users age 18-29 use social networking sites
    40% of online users age 30+ use social networking sites
  • Facebook is the most commonly used social network among adults.

    Adult usage on social networking sites:
    73% have a profile on Facebook
    48% have a profile on MySpace
    14% have a profile on LinkedIn.
  • Teens are not using Twitter in large numbers.

Read the full report here.


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