Why block Facebook when it increasingly offers valuable work-related resources?

I’ve been spending a lot more time than usual on Facebook lately. Two recently formed groups are the culprits. Both are work-related. The first is the home to a largely intellectual discussion of how Wikipedia can work more closely with official representatives of organizations to ensure their companies’ entries are accurate and up-to-date. Wikipedia’s founder and Wikia owner Jimmy Wales has joined the closed group and the discussions with him have been mostly respectful, with information and ideas moving in both directions. Edelman Digital Senior Vice President Phil Gomes started the group after posting an open letter to Wales about… Read More »

Community, weight loss, IABC, and Facebook vs. Google+

IABC LiteThat headline looks like a jumble of concepts if ever you’ve seen one. But bear with me, it will all make sense.

Early this year, Steve Crescenzo tweeted that he’d like to lose weight by the start of the 2011 IABC World Conference. A number of us responded that we had the same goal, and Tom Keefe created the #IABCLite hashtag as a means of discussing the idea.

I noodled around and found a website, Weight Loss Wars, where the five of us could join in a “competition.” We weren’t really competing; it was more of a support group where we could share our progress and cheer one another on.

By the time the conference rolled around, only Tom… Read More »

FIR Video Interview: Chris Hall and Natasha Nicholson Demonstrate “Discovery”

imageIABC—the International Association of Business Communicators—launched the beta version of the member-only service Discovery at the World Conference in Toronto earlier this month. According to the Discovery site, “Discovery is a powerful, new, online tool that will help you find the content you need???fast. More than a search engine, Discovery is a gateway to a vast array of business communication best practices, templates, research, how-to information and more. It???s your virtual library and librarian in one, taking just seconds to give you what you need.”

In this FIR video interview, Operations SVP and CIO Chris Hall and Publishing… Read More »

FIR Interview: Linda Johannesson and Christopher Swan on the Upcoming IABC Unconference

imageFor the first time, the IABC World Conference—set to begin this coming Sunday in Toronto—will be preceded by an unconference. Several online properties have been developed around the “Toronto Talks” unconference, including a central repository of information and interactivity at grou.ps/torontotalks. Here’s what the IABC’s website has to say about the unconference:

From the newest online social networks to the latest internal microblogging tools, social media are changing all the time. How does a communicator keep up? At the ???2010 Unconference: Emerging Communication Channels,??? attenders will come together for a series of… Read More »

Join Neville and Shel for FIR #455, live and in person

Neville and Shel will record FIR #455 live and in person on Monday, June 8, and you can be part of it. We’ll be on the exhibit hall floor at the IABC World Conference, with recording set to begin around 10:30 a.m. If you’re attending, please drop by and share your thoughts with the FIR listener audience. (You need to be a paid attendee to get into the exhibit hall.) We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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