Ever wondered why some posts dominate the Net, especially Social Media. Clueless why that eventhough you and your friend posted the same topic for discussion, you friend’s post getting more likes than yours? Well, the internet is not a perfect meritocracy. Popularity can be gamed, say MIT researchers. A post covering the research on TechCrunch … More Why some ideas dominate the Internet – Social Influence Bias
Addicted to Facebook or Twitter? It’s not your fault, its nucleus accumbens, the part of the brain that processes rewards. “As human beings, we evolved to care about our reputation . In today’s world, one way we’re able to manage our reputation is by using social media websites like Facebook,” said Dar Meshi, lead author … More Addicted to Social Media? Blame it on nucleus accumbens
Migros, Switzerland’s largest retailer, used customer sentiment analysis to avoid some embarrassing situations, learned from customer conversations and realized not just customer service but all departments in an organization need to be customer centric. There are several interesting information in this article. One such is this on false positives “A sentiment analysis tool might judge a … More How sentiment analysis can help in branding and reputation management?
Why are people not commenting on my article or answering my question. Why only the same group of people repeatedly post content on this social network? If these questions have crossed your mind, well, you are not alone. These are the very questions every community owner or a social network designer faces every day. I … More Why are people not responding to my posts – Lurking and Participation Inequality
A meme is a concept that spreads via the Internet. It can be a simple idea or a complex one. A meme can be an image, video, or a hashtag. For example Hitler-based parody video memes are viral on social networks, and the image-based ‘what people think i do, what I really do’ is another … More Using memes to engage your community
Professor Lynda Gratton is a member of the Thinkers50 list of the world’s most influential management thinkers, she is considered one of the world’s authorities on people in organizations. As part of their research, Lynda and her team are following 32 important trends to observe how work is evolving. For this, they have access to … More The Future of Work Life
You might have noticed this on your internal social network platforms — some posts are read, liked and commented by many people; among these posts, some may last for a day and some for weeks. For the uninitiated, this is called trending – a topic that gets more attention and surfaces to the top of … More Enterprise Social Media – Why only some posts trend while others do not?
Read a very interesting article on HBR article on Hyperspecialisation. Here is the link to the PDF The pace of new technologies and the resultant social collaboration have ushered us in to the era of hyperspecialisation — “a very different, and not yet widely understood, world of work.” Here are some important points from the … More The Age of Hyperspecialization
Fear of being wrong or self-doubt One of the most common reasons people do not ask questions in a meeting is the fear of being wrong or lack of confidence. “What will others think if I ask an obvious or silly question? The same applies to online forums too, where people hesitate to share info … More Convert Lurkers to Active Participants