Monthly Archives: January 2010

Well there are already plenty of opinions flying around and some excellent comments on my post yesterday Australians are #1 globally in usage of social media: Why?, which pointed to new research showing this startling result. I guess it’s time for me to offer some of my thoughts, helped along by the conversation so far.

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Australians are #1 globally in usage of social media: Why?

Some very interesting data just out from Nielsen on social media usage. The headline is that people in developed countries are spending 82% more time on social media than they were one year ago. However the data point that struck my interest most is that… Australia is #1 globally in usage of social media This

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We are fast learning how to create “enhanced serendipity”

Serendipity is one of the most beautiful words in the English language. It originates from the story of “the Three Princes of Serendip”, which tells the tale of three princes who had the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries (see more on the story here). For the last decade I have been talking about

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How reputation measurement will transform professional services

Earlier this week I did the opening keynote at the AMP Hillross annual convention, with the title of Embracing the Future. Hillross, one of the most upmarket of the wealth management networks, is seeking to lead the rest of the market by shifting to a pure fee-for-advice model, and rapidly developing a true professional culture.

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Who is most influential in Enterprise 2.0?

Over the holidays Mark Fidelman launched his 2010 Enterprise 2.0 All-Star Blogger Roster. Mark says: Now that the holiday hangover has worn off and the bills are coming due, I want to turn your attention to the individuals that are most influencing the Enterprise 2.0 space. Those of you that are early adopters or just

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Creating Knowledge-based CRM initiatives

I am running a two-day executive program on Relationship Management for Financial Services in Kuala Lumpur on 28-29 January, organized by IBN International. The workshop will be attended by executives from a variety of local and global financial institutions in South-East Asia. Over the last few years I have spent less time on these issues

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Software firm Sysomos has provided some more interesting research on Twitter usage. Using this data, we have analyzed which countries use Twitter the most on a per capita basis, shown below. I did the same analysis from Sysomos’ report in June, showing the most prominent Twitter nations on a per capita basis at the time,

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Effective strategies for a rapidly changing media industry

When I wrote my recent article Creating the Future of Media: 4 Driving Forces, 4 Strategic Issues, 4 Essential Capabilities for Media Titles magazine, they kindly offered Future Exploration Network a full page ad in the magazine. The ad provides a nice overview of our current work with media organizations that are having to develop

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Trends in the Living Networks hits the AdAge 150

Over the last couple of years the AdAge 150 has collated a dynamic list of the top blogs in advertising, media, and marketing. The list actually covers over 1,000 blogs, and ranks them daily by prominence, using a variety of sources including rankings from Alexa, PostRank, and Collective Intellect, as well as a subjective ranking

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Where is privacy heading and who is driving it?

Here is a video of a very interesting interview of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Mike Arrington of Techcrunch. There are a number of very interesting comments by Zuckerberg in the interview, including on how Facebook Connect is so fundamental to the company. He said that “obviously much more is going to be developed outside

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Trend map for 2010 and out to 2050

For the last few years Richard Watson of NowandNext has created annual trend maps based on city subway maps. This year he has been more ambitious, creating a highly detailed map with five time zones, ranging from 2010-2015 out to 2035-2050. For the previous three trend maps (shown at the bottom) I collaborated with Richard

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