Here’s what I know, businesses, especially enterprise, must become social, internally and externally. The more employees work from mobile locations, the more they need a way to effectively and efficiently manage their work. And, work doesn’t only apply to what they do while “on the clock.” Employees can and should have a way to combine the work they do professionally, personally and socially in one platform. <stepping off soapbox> Don’t take my word for it, here are 18 quotes, facts and stats to support the movement to a fully social business. Feel free to beg, borrow and steal for your next presentation or sales pitch to the C-suite.
Are you as excited for online Black Friday deals as your are for mom’s Thanksgiving meal? Before you jump online to knock out your holiday list, brush up on these tips to protect your credit card and personal information.
In addition to the above, consider using different passwords for each shopping site you visit or have a separate credit card with a lower limit used only for online shopping.
Do you have a tip to share? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
Thanks to Steve Watts, SecurEnvoy for the tips.
Want to do more than post that you voted on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter? Here are a few media opportunities for citizens:
**This will be updated throughout the day.**
If you want others to see your tweets, use hashtags like #election2012, #vote and #electionday.
Share your photos, videos and reports from the field with them via Twitter. Tag your content with #ReutersLive
Tweet your election photos to them directly at @FT or use hashtag #ftelection. They’ll share their favorites at ft.com/retweet.
U.S. News & World Report
What do you think the electoral vote will be? Tweet your predictions with hashtag
#evotes and they’ll feature you if you guess correctly.
Tweet your picture (preferably with your I Voted sticker) with hashtag #sharethevote on Twitter or Instagram — or upload it directly, here.
Huffington Post Politics, Style and Live
Email HuffPo at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them at @off_the_bus with your voting experience. They’re especially interested photos and videos. Even HuffPost Style (@huffpostsyle) is having some fun. You can tweet them a photo of what you wore to the polls and use hashtag #dressedtovote. And, don’t forget about HuffPost Live (@huffpostlive), they want photos to use on air. Send them via Twitter with hashtag #HPL2012.
They want your photos. Tweet them with hashtag #msnbc2012.
ABC World News
They are particularly interested in how “generations go to vote.” Did you bring your kids? Take your mom? Tweet @abcworldnews your photos with hashtag #yourvote.
The YWCA has promised to retweet all “I Voted” sticker photos if you tag it #ywcaVOTE.
Submit your voting experience through CNN’s iReport for potential inclusion online or on air.
A few locals. If you live in…
- Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg SC and Asheville, Hendersonville, NC — WSPA (Channel 7) wants you to use hashtag #7Reax
- Baton Rouge, LA — Share your photos and tweets with @WAFB’s official hashtag #ElectionOn9.
- Austin, TX — KXAN wants your photos. Email them at email@example.com.
- Phoenix, AZ — 12 News wants to know what lines are like. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Chicago, IL — @nbcchicago wants your voting experience via photo. Email them at email@example.com and on Twitter use
- Chicago, IL — The +Chicago Tribune has a special Instagram theme. They want election/voting-themed photos with the hashtag #TribVote.
- Los Angeles, CA — @LAist would like you to snap a pic of the line at your polling place and tell them your “I Voted” story. Tweet them or email tips(at)laist(dot)com.
- North Alabama and Southern Tennesse — @Waff48 wants your photos. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pittsburgh, PA — Pittsburgh News Now (@PittsburghPG) wants to know if you experience any problems at polling stations. Email them at email@example.com.
- Detroit, MI — If you’re a first time voter, the Detroit Free Press wants to hear from you. Include a picture and tweet
@freep with hasthag #mivote.
- St. Louis, MO — STL Public Radio wants your photos and would like to know how the polls are going and any issues you’re seeing. Tweet @stlpublicradio, use #BeyondNov hashtag or email Kelsey Proud at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/stlpublicradio.
- Atlanta, GA – The Marietta Daily Journal would love to share your photos or videos from Cobb or even metro Atlanta. Email email@example.com or post it directly to their Facebook page. If you’re on Twitter, use #VoteCobb.
Long gone are the days of simply watching presidential debates on television or listening on the radio. With the first presidential debate of the 2012 election tonight, you can bet there will be social interactions of epic proportions.
President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney won’t only face off in front of the cameras tonight, news outlets and supporters will take to the interwebz to voice their observations and opinions. The debate starts tonight at 9 PM ET from the University of Denver in Colorado. It will be 90 minutes long with a focus on domestic issues. On television, the debates will air on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN Espanol and others. The moderator is Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS).
Here’s are a few ways you can follow along or join in a conversation:
1. Realtime Sentiment via USA Today (powered by Twitter)
View what people think about the candidates in real-time. The meter tracks the Twitter Political Index, a daily measure of sentiment expressed by Twitter users about President Obama and Mitt Romney.
Official Hasthag: #debates
Some news outlets (e.g. #CNNdebate) or political affiliations may have additional hashtags (e.g. #republican, #democrat). @PiersMorgan has his own hashtag:
The hashtag that is being used by the host facility of the debate, University of Denver, is #DebateDenver.
You can follow all #debates tweets on the Twitter Events page.
Twitter List: A Twitter list of the candidates, news outlets and bloggers covering the #debates live: Presidential Debates 2012
3. There’s no shortage of live streams available for tonight.
Here is PBS NewsHour:
Streaming video by Ustream
You can watch live coverage via The YouTube Politics Channel. All politics, all the time.
(Here’s the link to the embed code if you’d like to post the channel on your site.)
You can even watch a Spanish version of the live stream via Univision Live.
They’re making the debates more fun with Debate Bingo (#debatebingo). Watch, chat and play along. The chat starts at 8:00pm EST and the debate starts at 9p EST.
In addition to their live coverage via HuffPost Live, they share the latest general election polls via HuffPost Pollster. They even have a nifty Electoral Outlook interactive image you can visit to see current results.
It’s not everyday you get free advice from the best in an industry, all in one place. Social@Scale: What 30 of the best minds in social think large brands must do to Succeed in Being Social At Scale is a new e-book released from Sprinklr.
Large organizations tend to be at a disadvantage with social media. They often experience the “too big to scale” phenomenon. Questions like who will lead social media efforts to implementing a social media policy overwhelm executives. While there’s lots of free advice available on the interwebz, you’ll likely spend a lot of time trying to pull the bits and pieces together into a skeleton of a plan.
Social media management system Sprinklr created a comprehensive thought leadership e-book on how the enterprise world can scale social. If there’s one thing all 30 experts agree on, it’s that it can be done.
[DISCLAIMER: I'm featured in the book. I think it's pretty cool, but I think the advice offered from the other 29 experts is even cooler.]
- How to do a Global Social Media Deployment page 7
- 6 Things Every Enterprise Social RFP Must Have page 8
- The Social@Scale Readiness Assessment page 63
My chapter focuses on ”How to Scale the Social Media Corporate Team at the Enterprise Level” (page 29). Most important? Your team, their workflow and giving them the necessary tools and equipment needed to do their jobs well.
You can check out the entire (free) e-book, below. And, here’s a list for all contributors who are active on Twitter.