Category Archives: Research

How effective are you at multi-tasking?

We all do it, and some say that women can do it better than men. Yes, multi-tasking. There has doubtless been some empirical research on this topic, but if you’d prefer a more engaging way of discovering the truth or … Continue reading

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Social Media Revolution 2013

I’ve been following Erik Qualman’s Social Media Revolution series since the first one I saw back in 2010. The numbers just keep getting bigger! Previous versions: Social Media Revolution 2010 Social Media Revolution 2011 Social Media Revolution 2012  

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Twitter under the microscope

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software

Gartner has just published its latest ‘Magic Quadrant’ report for Social Software. If nothing else, it gives you a list of all the key vendors in this space, though you may personally disagree with where they are placed in the … Continue reading

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Utilising Web 2.0 in Local Government

Web 2.0 is opening up new opportunities for local and central government to provide more citizen-centric services using cost effective technologies. Innovation in the private sector is making Web 2.0 tools easier to use and cheaper to deploy. Social networking … Continue reading

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Generation V and four levels of virtual engagement

I’m not really into this relentless trend to categorise people and their behaviours into socio-economic-demographic groups since very rarely does anyone neatly fit within one of these categories. However, I follow the trend if for no other reason I can … Continue reading

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Value benchmarking of networks and communities of practice

As part of my work at IDeA in developing their comminities of practice (CoP) strategy, we’re engaging with Warwick Business School and their Knowledge and Innovation Network affiliate in research project for ‘value’ benchmarking CoPs in public and private sectors. … Continue reading

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