The racket part is electrified when the green light is lit to electrecute flies and other things.
Monthly Archives: October 2004
Ok, I finished THE book. Tom Peters new book. WOW [Period!], to use is notation. It added a lot of stuff to my quotes list. I have to admit though that the book is a little bit on the long side, and Tom keeps to repeating himself a little bit too much from time to time. But possibly this is what more settled managers need. He’s also overdoing the Talent bit. How to I come to this conclusion? Read
Steve commented (bottom) on a post of mine in which I linked to a post by Scoble and he has some very valid points I’d like to extend upon.
First up, I don’t blog about where I work and I only blog remotely about work itself. That really allows me to blog freely about everything else, even though some of the things are related to work. Scoble is correct that you need to overcome the fear to blog, both as a person and as a corporation. That’s what this is about. Blogging helps to clear your thinking and it’s a great way to do your own “Brand You” campaign.
Companies need to get their own voice (yes, read Cluetrain Manifesto ) and if a company decides that blogging will help them get that voice, then they will really have to embrace blogging and the bloggers in their ranks. That’s a totally different system though. Bloggers don’t need to blog about work. It’s not like this is your duty and if the company doesn’t want bloggers that talk about the company then they don’t. Of course, linking a blogger to a company has the added risk of that blogger moving somewhere else and believing that the blogger is intelligent enough to blog freely and know the limits.
What Scoble’s post really is good at is showing the power of blogging and that the phenomenon has just begun. Let’s not call it blogging but personal publishing, the advent of the long tail of sharing knowledge and voice.
Ok, I just found out via Heiko that Bild.de has an RSS Feed now! Bild.de is one of the biggest sites in germany, one of the biggest papers in Germany too and had something like 270 Million page impressions in August (See IVW Online). They are big. They have stuff to loose.
I said it again and again and again and again and other people like Heiko have said it too. RSS is coming and it is coming in force. Embrace it and worry about the implications later. The implications will be there anyway, it’s just a matter of feeling them or being irrelevant.
Great article on business week entitled Championing a Wiki World gives a lot of detail about what this Wiki phenomenon is about and especially how the possibilities of running a virtual company are increasing. Just starting knowledge management at the OUBS I really am looking forward of trying some stuff with the co-students in the wiki world. I already have set up a little space inside by JotSpot Wiki with some summary application that I have written for the course. Neat stuff. If you want to read a very nice interview by the way, check this one with Joe and Graham from JotSpot. Very good read. Great company.
Great post by the mighty Scoble right here! Wonderful read. Great force behind the words.
Check out Blogger grounded by her airline on BBC News. Again a blogger that has been suspended/fired for his or her blog entries. This is getting interesting and I support Loic’s idea of a “protect the rights of fired bloggers” site. This is getting stupid. And check out her blog to check somebody in very good spirits.
Me and my collegues played with it some time ago and loved it. Now it’s Google’s : Google Acquires Keyhole Corp