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and its all encompassing, buzz-word glory

#Follow Friday

These guys provide an obscene amount of relevant content and thought provoking discussions regarding the association community.  I’ve been crossing cyber paths with them for a few years, and just finally met Jeff (albeit briefly) at ASAE’s Future Leaders conference.  Why should you be following them?

Jeff De Cagna @pinnovation great blog, great presenter (spoke for our association recently), and one of those people you meet and just hope their intelligence rubs off on you via osmosis or something.  His weekly online chat through #assnchat has been a huge help for me personally.

Ben Martin, CAE @bkmcae great blog, group facilitator (thank you again for the google group, it’s a lifesaver), and thought leader.  I’ve heard he’s an awesome speaker as well – hope to meet him in the near future.

Make sure to follow these two, and have a great weekend!


Follow Friday

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My friend and fellow Leadership Academy classmate, Lauren, started this feature a while back on her blog . Love the concept, as it sheds some light on the popular #followfriday updates.  Its hard to describe why someone is worth following in 140 characters…and doesn’t seem very effective.  Sometimes a little explanation is helpful!

My picks this week (in addition to Lauren of course:)

Mizz Information –  @maggielmcg

Each time I read Maggie’s blog posts, I find myself saying “THAT’S IT!  That’s exactly what I was thinking!”  I’ve had the chance to pick her brain via email, phone, and about every other medium available – and can’t thank her enough for all the great tips, insight and generosity.  Awesome gal – make sure to follow her!

Mack Collier @mackcollier

I think the sign of great thought/content is the number of times you refer back to it.  Not the amount of self-promotion included, or the prompting for follows from an individual…just the good stuff.  Mack’s blog posts and tweets are constantly on my list of resources passed along to colleagues and RTs…. and always provoke thought.  Thanks Mack – keep up the great work!

Do you have recommendations?  Pass them along – always on the lookout for more!

5 Social Media Stats I’d Like to See

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1. % increase in productivity for users of social media in the workplace. Its the magical ROI # everyone wants to know, but can’t quantify yet!

# of injuries related to mobile web browsing/typing while scouring FB, Twitter, and others.
This includes automotive related accidents (simply stating “texting” as the cause of an insurance claim isn’t sufficient or accurate any longer.)

3. # of new words created from S.M. usage (i.e. tweet, DM’d, Facebookin’, etc.) now approved by Webster’s and other official sources as official parts of the English vernacular.

4. % of S.M. users that consider each social media channel their preferred source of news
. Has it replaced the Daily Show in 18-34s yet?

5. % of students that utilize S.M. channels as the preferred method of research.

I know there’s more to be researched. What would you like to see?