10 years ago, my co-author Josh Bernoff and I released our first book, Groundswell: Living in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Today on this anniversary, I reflect on what our expectations were when we published that work, what has changed, and what has not.
Originally posted on AltimeterGroup.com. It was a very smart and strategic move for Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn. With its 433 million registered users (and their professional social graphs), not only is LinkedIn a singularly unique asset, its leadership, culture, and organization brings with it a new sense of mission that Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has […]
I crossed an item off my bucket list when I gave a TED Talk at TED@IBM on Sept. 23rd. The event was part of the new TED Institute, which partners with companies to create TED-curated events. The title of my talk was “Giving Up Control: Leading in the Digital Era.” One key data point from Gallup […]
Twitter just tweeted that it has filed a confidential S-1, with the appropriate disclaimer. Here are a few reasons why this filing and IPO warrant close scrutiny. Twitter is the last of the Big Four to go public. In the social networking ecosystem, Twitter is seen as a must-have in terms of a social strategy, and […]
[crosslinked from LinkedIn] As someone steeped in social media, I’ve been watching each of the presidential campaigns closely to see how they are using social media well — or not. [Disclosure: I worked on Obama’s campaign in 2008 and have donated to it this election season. I also went to the same high school and business […]