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10 Digital Era Truths (that still must be realized)

This post reminds readers – especially technology hold outs – of ten Digital Era truths that individuals, organizations, and communities must accept and (eventually) embrace. Other truths are welcome.

In the summer of 2011 I wrote a blog post about the vital role social and digital technologies played in the planning and execution of a road trip in the American West (…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tech Tip: Installing and Using the LinkedIn Bookmarklet

One of the most powerful features of LinkedIn is the ability to share online resources via status updates, in groups, and/or with individual contacts. Doing so allows professionals to open a dialogue about the topic being shared and learn from others in their fields. The LinkedIn bookmarklet is a great tool to facilitate this sharing; however, many people are either unaware…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 12, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Social Media ROI Challenge: Are We Making Progress?

(August 28, 2013) This post addresses the social media ROI (return on investment) question, focusing in particular on whether we're making progress in terms of the challenges put forth by organizational leaders and other experienced professionals who have been resisting increased digital engagement. Playing off the ROI acronym, it provides alternatives for interpreting the ROI argument. It then…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 9, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Wordle Tips for Rookies: Why, Where, What and How

Wordle is a great – and free! – resource for creating word clouds. In recruiting in particular, it's a great tool for assessing job postings and other descriptive information. This post offers a primer for organizations and individual professionals in particular that addresses Why, Where, What, and How and shares specific Wordle tips. Additional tips, examples and applications are…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Social Media Engagement: 9 Reasons Why Less is More

In the time-crunched, information-overloaded, do-more-with-less world we work in, maintaining the right level of social media engagement is a daunting proposition. For individuals and organizations just getting started, it can be completely overwhelming – there’s so much to do! This post strives to reduce some of the barriers to social media engagement by illustrating the importance…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 3, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

LinkedIn Endorsements: What You Can and Can't Manage

The LinkedIn Endorsements feature has become very popular, even though it has not been universally well received. No matter what you may think of them, it appears they may become a permanent feature of LinkedIn profiles. This post addresses some of the logistical challenges of managing endorsements by providing an overview of which aspects can and can't be managed. It concludes with a request for…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 6, 2013 at 12:07pm — 15 Comments

The Social Media Quiz (SMQ): Assessing Sophistication

The Denovati Social Media Quiz (SMQ) has been one of the most popular SMART Resources we have created. Now approaching its fifth year of use, the third version generally represents the universe of social media sites and tools and can be used to quickly capture people’s knowledge and experience. This post provides an overview and a link to the latest version of the quiz on…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 31, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

Soliciting Feedback re: Digital Era Challenges

The Denovati Group's primary objective is to help individuals and organizations improve their efficiency and effectiveness at leveraging social and digital technologies. To continue to maximize the value we provide through our products and services (most of which are free), we have created a 10-question survey that asks folks to identify the biggest Digital Era challenges and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 24, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

Digital Era Terms and Expressions: Sharing Favorites

What's in a word? A lot, more often than not! Language is a powerful reflection of the world in which we live and the realities we must embrace, a fluid and ever-changing reminder that neither time nor progress stands still. This post shares some of my favorite Digital Era terms and expressions and invites others to participate in a crowdsourcing exercise to expand the…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 15, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Do People Need Social Media Training? Yes. And (Much) More.

Earlier this year I shared my thoughts about online social learning communities in response to a…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on March 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Job Search in the Digital Era

 

There is a more current version of the slide deck referenced in this post

on the The Denovati SlideShare Channel.

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 25, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

"Social Media" is SO 2009! 7 Proposed Semantic Upgrades

At the risk of inspiring unresolvable semantic discussions, this post addresses seven Digital Era terms that should probably be replaced and/or removed from the lexicon and suggests both existing and new alternative terminology to use in their place. What other proposed changes would you make?…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Online Social Learning Communities: Necessary but not Sufficient

As the Digital Era progresses, professionals at all levels and career stages need to develop and maintain a core set of digital competencies. These competencies can be developed informally, through online social learning communities, but they must also be developed through formal education and training programs. Academic and other…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 28, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Tweets about Twitter Offer Interesting Insights



Curious about Twitter, not just as a social media platform but also as a company? Using a sample of recent tweets, this post offers a glimpse into the company’s leadership, its role in society, and how the platform and its features are evolving. Though neither comprehensive nor in-depth, this glimpse provides insights into the complexity of a Digital…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on November 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

At the HR Tech Conference, Old School Meets New School

HRTechConf Expo Hall image The significant progress the HR industry has made in developing and leveraging social and digital technologies was clearly evident at this year’s HR Technology Conference in Chicago – especially in the Expo Hall. Not only were new technologies highlighted in the products and services offered by vendors, they were also integrated…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 16, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

Tumbln into Tumblr: 7 Reasons it Hits a Social Media “Sweet Spot”

Tumblr seal If you haven’t considered adding Tumblr to your social media portfolio yet, my latest blog post offers seven reasons why it hits a “sweet spot” for established individual and organizational users, complementing and augmenting engagement on other platforms in unique and effective ways. Additional reasons are welcome.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 11, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Human Capital and Career Management in the Digital Era: Three Foci

 

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Digital Era Competencies: How Do Your Candidates- and You - Stack Up?



Do your job candidates have the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for success in the Digital Era? Regardless of the sector people work in, their professional discipline, their place in the organizational hierarchy – and to some extent their career stage – there is a core set of competencies necessary to effectively leverage new technologies to…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on May 8, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

The New Digital Divide: Thoughts for Leaders and Laggards

The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on - are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies and those who haven’t. It…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on May 1, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments

What Does it Take to be a Leader in the Digital Era?

How should we define the keys to successful leadership now that we are fully immersed in the Digital Era? This post shares diverse perspectives on the core characteristics and offers preliminary thoughts on integrating ideas and identifying themes. Readers are invited to contribute additional ideas, insights, and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 12, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

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