Let’s talk some politics today – it is the weekend after all and none of you have anything better to do. Come on. Admit it!!
At one of Bernie Sander’s campaign speeches on Friday, the most adorable little sparrow landed on his podium and just stayed there for about half a minute or so. Social media went insane with praise and talk about symbolism, especially on Twitter under the hashtag #BirdieSanders – a little word play on his name. The most interesting thing for me was his reaction. He just stood there looking at it. I think he was trying not to disturb it, or maybe he was trying to think of a good joke or pun to say but couldn’t come up with [...]
Recently, I’ve been having conversations about the teaching, or lack of a social network analysis course in business schools both in the graduate and undergraduate levels. I really don’t think enough is being done or that there is an active effort to bring about this powerful science to the hands of future business executives, managers, and professionals.
First of all a simple search on indeed.com for the keywords social network analysis reveals several thousand jobs available in a variety of areas. It’s true that the job set is very diverse covering everything from intelligence analysis to marketing, and it’s true that most job are not solely focused [...]
Trumpertantrum (noun, adjective, pronoun, and whatever else you want it to be): (Definition) Throwing a fit so loud and so noisy, so violent, and unexpected, so unreasonable that it resembles the origin of the word itself. Donald Drumpf…oops..sorry, I meant Donald Trump.
You’ve seen the news. The short version of it is that for quite some time now every candidate has had protesters from the other side (Democrat/Republican) come to many of their events. They protest, sometimes a few insults are thrown here and there, and everyone then goes home feeling good about themselves and more convinced that they’re righteous. Ahhhh!!! Amu’rikaaahhh!
You’ve seen them on your Facebook timeline. It’s that guy or girl who is constantly taking selfies and changing their profile picture, as if they’re God’s gift to Mankind and need to remind us of that absolute truth. They’re ****ing annoying, unless you’re just like them and you subscribe to it as well. It’s one of those things that just irks and it happens so often that we ignore it – is it Narcissism.
Lately however, I’ve been seeing it all happen much more frequently, and sometimes from people who don’t come off as narcissistic or socially un-endowed so it made me wonder. IS there some kind of relationship between [...]
As you can probably see from the dates on my blog posts, 2015 has been too busy for me to blog, add articles or any new cool networks or ideas. Well, this is all about to change.
I am in the process of redesigning the website and there will be lots of changes to the way that the website looks and feels. My aim is to create a site that reflects the changes that have recently taken place in my life and in my career.
First, you should know that recently and over the past few months and years I have been pivoting from strictly HR related content and projects to larger social phenomenon that includes a list of some very interesting new technologies, and [...]
In a recent project that I’ve been working on (Twitter SNA focus and I’ll tell you more about this project later), an interesting question came up from the client – “So this group is always retweeting/sharing from this group, so they must know each other and/or be ‘organized’, correct?” Well, not so much and here are some reasons why:
First, we have to get a fundamental understanding of what it means to retweet/reshare/like a message and to keep things simple, we’ll focus on twitter’s social media network.
The traditional view is that you would only retweet messages that you either agree with or support, but that [...]