My biases might initially lead me down the wrong path, but I’m not powerless. I can choose to take a different path.
Social proof is a powerful influencer. I’ve read a good deal of the writings of Robert Cialdini. He is well known for his studies on influence and the factors associated with it. He has put forth that there are six key principles of influence. They are; reciprocity, commitment, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity. One […]
“Daddy, I’ve never seen you read a book before.” Last Sunday I read a “real” book for the first time in a long time. I don’t buy paper books anymore. This one was a hard cover version of Trust Me, I’m Lying that was sent to me to review. I sat in the leather chair […]
Every technology has both a positive and negative impact. I’ve been writing a lot about Technopoly in the past few months. In the last few days, the social media behaviors of teens in the wake of the alleged rape of a 16-year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, have been exposed in the harsh light of […]
“Klout matters to employers.” When I read that bold headline in Todd Bacile’s post, Florida State University class using Klout to determine student grades, I had a visceral reaction. Why? First, because Klout really only matters to a very small percentage of employers in a niche of the business world, and second, because I wouldn’t […]
Everyone loves the shiny new. It’s true for technology, gadgets and software tools for sure. And it’s been equally true of social tools and social networking sites for several years now. Every new site launch gets hyped on Mashable and Techcrunch, every move is scrutinized. We don’t want to miss the opportunity to be in […]