Learning via the Social Media Game

Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game, an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago. I’ve updated it and added 12 more “tools” – and am still…

A Social Media Tutorial with LinkedIn

Sometimes the synchronicities are too much to ignore, so today’s post is about recurring instances of a brand name. That is the spiritual undertone for how the internet follows memes of words and vibrations too. Here are the three learning points: * SocMed 101: What can you share that will enable others to talk about you? * SocMed 202: Good manners have…

Case Study: US Navy in Hawaii Uses Social Media During #hitsunami

As a direct result of the U.S. Navy’s outreach to bloggers here in Hawaii, I have been fortunate to both participate in some outstanding programs (like an overnight embark on the USS Nimitz) and also developed enormous respect for their adoption of social media (video interview) and their orderly and standardized approach. They are among the best examples of what I often…

Brain Crack, Innovation, Leadership

Forget the 30,000′ view of the marketplace, I am going into space for some cosmic observations. I invite you to debate a few of these ideas – one person’s perspective is never enough to really get a complete sense of things! What is Brain Crack? As far as I know Ze Frank coined this term on one of his daily videos from…

Cam Conversation: Business Travel to Hawaii, NextLevelHI, Facebook Privacy

Here is the next installment in my web cam conversations with you. I am experimenting with the new uStream Producer “desktop application.” It allows me to record and live stream at the same time, while mixing in graphics, etc. You’ll see a small attempt at that at the end. Over time you will see many different forms and iterations of these web…

Hawaii Tsunami Proves Social Media Power Again: Information is a Tonic

How do you explain the calm and cooperation that was everywhere in evidence during the wind up to the Hawaii tsunami alert? Social media has earned a spot alongside our government planners and traditional news media. The user-generated messages supported both of those organizations on a second by second basis. If you think about the mechanics of panic, it largely stems from…