Archive: July, 2012

7 Ways To Gauge Your Company’s Social Media Health

7 Ways To Gauge Your Company’s Social Media Health

Just because you think that the public perception of your brand’s social media is good, doesn’t mean it actually is. But how do you know? We all know that measuring helps track the progress and success of our efforts.

Twitter: Less a Social Network Than a Corporate Network?

Twitter: Less a Social Network Than a Corporate Network?

Isn’t the idea behind social media to foster and encourage communications between people? To enable the expression of ideas, news, connection, and allow people to explain what they had for lunch?

Build a private social network that employees will actually use

Build a private social network that employees will actually use

NASA could land humans on the moon and put exploratory rovers on Mars, but in the last three years, the agency just couldn’t find a way to build an internal social network that would encourage its employees to collaborate.

5 tips for designing a “corporate but fun” intranet

5 tips for designing a “corporate but fun” intranet

When designing custom themes for clients we ask clients what the key design themes of their intranet are. Quite often the answer is a combination of two contrasting themes eg. “We would like our intranet to have a corporate look, but also feel fun and engaging”.

What Next, #Intranet Manager?

What Next, #Intranet Manager?

Great intranet managers will have significant, valuable skills and experiences at their disposal. One career path opportunity is to specialise still further and look for opportunities in information architecture, user experience management or the specific content management system you’re using.

8 tips for implementing intranet governance

8 tips for implementing intranet governance

It is widely accepted that without governance your intranet is doomed to failure. Occasionally there are exceptions to the rule, but these are typically when a particularly talented individual is leading the intranet and although it’s not called governance, their day to day efforts mimic everything that good governance would deliver.

How To Choose ‘Advanced’ Data Visualization Tools

How To Choose ‘Advanced’ Data Visualization Tools

Big data and analytical capabilities are the latest coveted features in a fast-growing market for charts, maps, and other ways to visually sort through data for insight.

Digg Is Being Rebuilt From Scratch And Needs Your Help

Digg Is Being Rebuilt From Scratch And Needs Your Help

More than a week after news surfaced that the once popular site Digg was purchased for $500,000 by Betaworks, its new parent company said it will be rebuilding it from scratch in the next six weeks. And it wants your help.

The Intranet for Employee Self-Expression: Good Idea or Bad?

The Intranet for Employee Self-Expression: Good Idea or Bad?

Should you use your intranet to allow employee self-expression?

Small Businesses Dominate Mobile App Market

Small Businesses Dominate Mobile App Market

The emergence of the $20 billion mobile applications market is not only revolutionizing the software industry, it’s also having a profound impact on the national economy as well, a new study found.

How Your Twitter Addiction Could Save Your Social Life

How Your Twitter Addiction Could Save Your Social Life

There has been plenty of talk in recent years about all of the terrible effects that social networks—Twitter, Myspace and especiallyFacebook—have had on our lives.

Social networks offer disabled areas to collaborate

Social networks offer disabled areas to collaborate

As many of us know, social networks like Facebook and Twitter allow users to connect and share ideas. What we might not have considered is the impact these platforms can have on those with disabilities.