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Adi Gaskell08/31/14
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Could Facebook lead the way in hunting misinformation?

I’ve made a number of posts over the summer about attempts being made to both understand and detect the way misinformation spreads through social networks.

Christopher Taylor08/31/14
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The gaming industry has a lot to teach marketers

Study after study shows that our brains love small, predictable rewards more than occasional, large rewards. This principle is on prominent display in the gaming industry where slot machines far outnumber table games in any casino.

Adi Gaskell08/30/14
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Perceptions of flexible working are far from equal

One would think flexible working is an indisputable benefit to the modern workplace. In recent years commentators and experts have lined up to regale the future workplace that places no heed on when or where work gets done.

Highq Collaborate08/30/14
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Simplify your working life with document automation

HighQ’s document automation feature is a premium module now available in HighQ Collaborate. This module will enable you to store your branded static or boilerplate Word templates such as software license agreements, NDAs and employment contracts as well as many other documents, allowing you to assemble the content and automate the documents at the touch of a button.

Adi Gaskell08/30/14
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Is faking conformity key to success on social media?

I’ve written a bit recently on the way information, and especially misinformation, spreads throughout our social networks. Central to many studies into this area is the crucial role influencers play in the spread of this information. How do we become influential though?

Adi Gaskell08/29/14
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Using the crowd for your international shopping

Jitka, my partner, and I have been contemplating moving overseas for a little while. This obviously raises some popular issues such as learning the language, understanding the system and all of that, but it also frequently reminds us that some of the things we’ve grown to love in London won’t be available in Czech.

Interact Intran...08/29/14
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How to make your intranet worthy of trust

According to the Great Places to Work Institute, which compiles the annual list of the Best Companies to Work For, trust is “the defining principle of great workplaces.”

Adi Gaskell08/29/14
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How do you handle setbacks?

Failure is a lot more popular these days than it perhaps was in the past. The notion is that if you’re not failing then you’re not trying sufficiently challenging things, and thus not progressing, either as an individual or as an organization, as much as you might otherwise do.

Mark Morrell08/29/14
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Benefit from finding your content easily

Many organisations find it difficult to see the benefits from publishing standards. I remove the barriers to show the benefits from each publishing standard in my next few posts.

Adi Gaskell08/29/14
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Dutch firm aims to provide innovative train information

It’s become commonplace for a range of public transport to provide an improved set of information to passengers. Most for instance now provide live time-tabling so that people can see how long it will be before their bus or train arrives.

Bloomfire Marketing08/28/14
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CMSWire: Bloomfire’s Collaboration Train Steams On

CMSWire put a spotlight on Bloomfire’s new collaboration features in a recent article. The story quotes CEO Bob Zukis on how Bloomfire is different

Adi Gaskell08/28/14
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Crowdsourcing in government

Whilst I suspect the healthcare industry have been the biggest devotee of crowdsourcing over the past few years, it’s probable that the public sector are running them pretty close.

Hearsay Social08/28/14
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Amplify reach and grow business on Facebook with Hearsay Social for Facebook promoted posts

Today Hearsay Social is proud to announce the launch of Hearsay Social for Facebook promoted posts, allowing advisors and agents to amplify their reach, increase engagement, and grow business on Facebook.

Adi Gaskell08/28/14
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AMA return to crowdsourcing with new open innovation challenge

At the start of this year the American Heart Association (AHA) embarked on an open innovation challenge to try and improve the readmission rates of patients who are hospitalised due to heart failure.

Bloomfire Marketing08/28/14
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Advice For CEO’S, From A CEO, On Social Business

Our CEO, Bob Zukis, shared his thoughts on social business in a LinkedIn post, “Advice For CEO’S, From A CEO, On Social Business.”

Adi Gaskell08/27/14
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Are you addicted to work? Take the test to find out

By its very nature, balancing tends to be kinda tough, so it’s perhaps no surprise that achieving work life balance is so challenging for so many of us. I mean it’s something that I’ve discussed on here many times, and the dichotomy is clear.

Highq Collaborate08/27/14
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Can IT managers ensure the security of their social software?

Enterprise social software is high priority for IT departments today, as professionals expect to have access to the best of the consumer tools they use in their personal lives at work.

Adi Gaskell08/27/14
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Crowdsourcing city guides

You might think that the crowd and travel guides are quite old bedfellows. After all, sites like TripAdvisor have been harvesting the opinions of travelers for years now about the places they’ve been and the hotels they stayed in.

Steve Farnsworth08/27/14
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Creating Strong Social Brands for CxOs

A personal brand isn’t anything mysterious, rather, it’s just a matter of how the world sees you. When people are thinking of doing business with your company, they Google you.

Adi Gaskell08/26/14
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Competition and its impact upon creativity

When it comes to social business, it’s rather easy to believe competition is a very bad thing. After all, it’s not easy collaborating with someone whilst at the same time competing with them. Such a scenario might prompt employees to begin hoarding information and looking out for themselves rather than the collective whole.

Adi Gaskell08/26/14
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Is a social business born or made?

When working in the management industry a few years ago a frequent topic for debate would be whether managers/leaders are born or whether they can be made. Suffice to say, my employer at the time was heavily invested in them being made, although I wonder quite how honestly they really believed that.

Hearsay Social08/26/14
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Stop Making Sucky Enterprise Software

Many people in the technology industry believe you have to work in the consumer space to have the biggest impact on the most people.

Daniela Castrataro08/26/14
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Crowd Empowerment Can Strengthen Local Democracy

Last week the Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy published its report called Effective Democracy: Reconnecting with Communities.

Adi Gaskell08/25/14
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The loneliness of innovators

At the start of the summer I wrote a piece on the relative unpopularity of innovators attempting to enact change within organizations. It referenced a couple of studies that highlighted the challenges innovators face internally.

Mind Mixer08/25/14
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Public Involvement in Public Planning

When it comes to laying out a plan for your community, rest assured that your residents want to help. In fact, the American Planning Association did a study, and found (among many other things) that more than half of people say they’re interested in participating in community planning efforts.