Archive for May, 2010

The 100 most creative people 2010

Fast Company lists everyone from Google to Gaga, in their 2010 – 100 Most Creative People in Business. Many stood out but I wanted to highlight this 14 year old prodigy. Yup 14 and she has over 54,000 people reading what she writes – EVERY DAY! This blogger started at 11, she has been steadily increasing her following for the last 3 years. How you might ask?

“I try to make everything creative because it’s stimulating,” she says. “There is this great Stanley Kubrick quote somewhere about how life is sort of bad and how creating is important because it lets a little light in. Do stop me before I sound too much like one of Annie Hall’s ex-boyfriends.”


To ck out this young blogger

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Sample Social Media Policy

Sample Social Networking Policies

Below are some suggested policies that you can incorporate into an official company policy:

The following is the company’s social media and social networking policy. The absence of, or lack of explicit reference to a specific site does not limit the extent of the application of this policy. Where no policy or guideline exist, employees should use their professional judgment and take the most prudent action possible. Consult with your manager or supervisor if you are uncertain.

  1. Personal blogs should have clear disclaimers that the views expressed by the author in the blog is the author’s alone and do not represent the views of the company. Be clear and write in first person. Make your writing clear that you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of the company.
  2. Information published on your blog(s) should comply with the company’s confidentiality and disclosure of proprietary data policies. This also applies to comments posted on other blogs, forums, and social networking sites.
  3. Be respectful to the company, other employees, customers, partners, and competitors.
  4. Social media activities should not interfere with work commitments. Refer to IT resource usage policies.
  5. Your online presence reflects the company. Be aware that your actions captured via images, posts, or comments can reflect that of our company.
  6. Do not reference or site company clients, partners, or customers without their express consent. In all cases, do not publish any information regarding a client during the engagement.
  7. Respect copyright laws, and reference or cite sources appropriately. Plagiarism applies online as well.
  8. Company logos and trademarks may not be used without written consent.

Remember that this is only a sample and framework for social media policies. In developing policies and procedures for your company, you should tailor the language to reflect the culture and the company environment. Depending on the usage of social media, policies should be more or less explicit, particularly in defining terms.

This policy was originally posted here.

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Facebook to big to ignore

I hear it all the time, do I really need to be on facebook. I want that to be for friends, not for business, I hate when I get bombarded with business while I am enjoying my “personal” time.

The answer is clear – YES you do and here is why!

Facebook is simply too big, with people spending on average 7 hours per month on facebook you can not ignore the opportunity to capture their attention. You can be sensitive about how you attract that attention, offer menu specials if you are a restaurant, offer coupons if you are a retail outlet, offer tips and trick if you are a service oriented business. But remind people you are around and that you have something they can use!

7 things you can do to utilize Facebook to market your business.

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