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Get connected: Three professionals in Brussels on the power of networking. “Develop your personal network first” “Casual conversations are the best way to build a network in Brussels,” says Kevin Bradley, an Irish-born public policy and regulatory affairs consultant, and director (energy and environmental affairs) of Hume Brophy.

Get connected: Three professionals in Brussels on the power of networking

“When my brother-in-law arrived in Brussels in 1985, he knew just one person; when I arrived five years later, he introduced me to many friends and contacts and I grew my own network from there.” From public policy contacts to trade, Bradley has developed an impressive mental Rolodex, which he uses to cross paths with the interesting and influential people who converge in the European capital every day. For him, networking is not all about closing business deals – he advocates having an open mind and being able to connect other people. Bradley is passionate about his work, but also about football and golf. When-liking-a-brand-online-voids-the-right-to-sue. Photo Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?

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Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already? A smart friend of mine, a longtime industry veteran, once shared with me an interesting observation about the companies that dominate the computing industry.

Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already?

His idea was that there's always a top dog, a company that Bigfoots over everybody else, instills fears in rivals, attracts the best talent and so on -- but that with each turn of the wheel, each new ruler's reign gets shorter and shorter. So: first came IBM, which ruled for 25 to 30 years, then Microsoft, which ruled for 12 to 15, then Google for six to eight years, and now Facebook, whose reign arguably began in 2010, when its traffic surged past Google's and it bullied Zynga, its biggest partner, into accepting Facebook Credits.

But is Facebook's reign already drawing to a close? That's the impression I got from reading a thoughtful blog post by YouTube exec Hunter Walk titled, "Trying to be the one true social graph is like trying to hold water in your hand. " Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already? A smart friend of mine, a longtime industry veteran, once shared with me an interesting observation about the companies that dominate the computing industry.

Has Facebook's Reign Come And Gone Already?

Industrialsocialmedia. How To Filter The Social Web On Your Mobile. In this fifth and final installment of our How To Filter The Social Web series, I'm looking at a mobile service called Prismatic.

How To Filter The Social Web On Your Mobile

It's a slick looking website and iPhone app that filters social news for you. Filtering news on mobile has traditionally been a tough nut to crack - and there's no shortage of startups that have attempted it. Politiek - Overheid motiveert achterhouden aantal taps sociale media niet. App.net Raises $600K to Build an Ad-Free Alternative to Twitter. Twitter is planning to restrict access to its API, and developers are worried.

App.net Raises $600K to Build an Ad-Free Alternative to Twitter

Some are publicly protesting via their blogs and group petitions. One bold group is seeking to build a full-featured social network to compete against Twitter and other ad-supported social networks. After having raised $600,000 (and counting) through crowdfunding, the team behind App.net is ready to build a "real-time social service where users and developers come first, not advertisers. " The solution? An open, ad-free network funded by users (who pay $50 per year for basic access) and developers (who pay $100 year for API access and support). The campaign was inspired by a widely circulated entry that App.net co-founder Dalton Caldwell (who is also a co-founder of picplz) posted on his personal blog.

App.net - Intelligent App Marketing. LinkedIn Continuing to Shine on Wall Street as Facebook Struggles. It’s not how the script was supposed to read.

LinkedIn Continuing to Shine on Wall Street as Facebook Struggles

Facebook was the ‘it’ company, LinkedIn just the warm-up act. Yet LinkedIn is stealing center stage from Facebook, attracting all the glamour and love. Untitled. The Google Plus 50. If you’re curious about Google+, the new social network platform from Google, you’re not alone.

The Google Plus 50

I’ve logged several hours already on the platform, experimenting, testing, and observing. It sparks my attention from several angles: marketing, technology, community, media, mobile, advertising, and more. To that end, I wrote down 50 things to think about with regards to Google+, in no particular order: The purpose of this list is to get you thinking about a bunch of different possibilities. You’re welcome to dispute them all, but that really wouldn’t be the point. The Google+ 50 Google+ is built to take you away from either Facebook or Twitter (or both), and it could do it, in time. The Biggest Secret of Social Media. Here’s the biggest secret of social media: if you don’t like people very much, it won’t work very well.

The Biggest Secret of Social Media

I did an interview for a magazine recently, where the first (not the second or subsequent question) was how one might automate all their social media usage and save time. Can you imagine? The very first question, rewritten by me, would have read: “How does one take this very human medium and robotize it the way we’ve done that with all the other communications methods in our life?” Untitled. 5 Trends Affecting How We Connect Through Social Media. Yuli Ziv is the founder & CEO of Style Coalition, a network of independent online publishers in the fashion and lifestyle vertical, based in NYC.

5 Trends Affecting How We Connect Through Social Media

She blogs on social media, entrepreneurship and tech at YuliZiv.com. Follow her on Twitter @yuliz. Social media strategy. When YOU Are the Brand. We’ve gone through a strange change, from people not realizing that they need to be their own brand, to people not realizing how being the brand impacts the way they do business. It’s interesting, really. Tom Peters was the first person I recall talking about it, back in the Alan Webber days of FastCompany (The Brand Called You). Gaining internal support for social media. We're often asked how to build corporate support for social media projects. There are many social media advocates that find it hard to sell internally. What's the best approach if you're a Marketing Director selling a social media proposition to the Board? Or a Department Head keen to include social media in your 2010 budget?

I have recently coached a client in selling his social media business plan internally. As previously explained (see my selling social media series), a key component in the sales process is to associate the business needs to the social media proposition. So, to do this exercise properly with my client, we booked a meeting room for half a day, and we spent a couple of hours considering his business strategy and the corporate needs of the company. Burgerlijk Nieuwjaarsboodschapje - Ambtenaar 2.0 netwerk. Geest uit de fles? Of op naar een nieuwe overheid.

Abdul Advany: Informeel Delen (Social Imagineers) Bijeenkomst Groep Handreiking Ambtenaar 2.0 - Ambtenaar 2.0 netw. Web 2.0 biedt veel mogelijkheden voor de overheid om zich van haar open en transparante kant te laten zien. Tegelijkertijd is zorgvuldigheid gevraagd bij het verbinden van web 2.0 en het werk van de ambtenaar. Met de doorontwikkeling van de Handreiking Ambtenaar 2.0 willen we de zorgvuldige transparantie tegemoetkomen. Drijvende krachten voor de ict tot 2020: globalisering - Ambtena. Vandaag hield het ministerie van EZ een bijeenkomst over de drijvende krachten op ict-gebied tussen 2010 en 2020.

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