Urban Myth

On February 24, 2009, in All, Daily News, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, Networking, by John Sumser
Urban Myths and Legends (Feb 24, 2009) Yesterday, I happily “retweeted” a message that, in itself, was a retweet. (Did you follow that? I forwarded a twitter message that had been forwarded to me.) The tweet (message) said “RT @jimholincheck RT @ThomasCrampton: HK co just laidoff with fire alarm. Those whose security badges worked to […]
 

090223 Beefy Links

On February 23, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Attributes of social media: 1. Social media requires investment (time, energy, money) 2. Relationships can not be automated. Be authentic 3. New media works on attraction, not promotion. Broadcast tactics need careful testing 4. New media amplifies anxieties and fears in a public way. Avoid tactics that feel funny. 5. Relationships […]
 

090220 Tech Industry Links

On February 20, 2009, in All, Daily Links, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “HR People are Nomadic” – Heard on The  Recruiting Animal Show The Apple Mafia Corporate culture can shape much more than the insides of the company.  A look at Apple influence and the culture of other Silicon Valley giants. ShareThis is the next big data platform “If the current iteration of […]
 

090219 Links We Like

On February 19, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “We have some really big problems facing us. Let’s apply our talent to solving them. – –Work on Something that Matters More than Money – –Create More Value Than You Capture – –Take the Long View” – Tim O’Reilly Job Boarders A gathering place for people involved with job boards Mjob […]
 

090218 Missing Links

On February 18, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Sometimes, the business problem is a shortage of routine. Amazon’s Long Play This thoughtful analysis of Amazon’s big picture media strategy suggests that we’ve just begun to glimpse the future. I wonder whether we have any analysts who are this insightful in the HR/HCM/Recruiting industry. My Tee Oh See The playing […]
 

090217 Current Links

On February 17, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: Whether a business should be run for short or long term returns is a question of values. Amish Not The Only Luddites In Pennsylvania PA school district looks to ban all gadgets. Here’s the proposed legislation: “The possession by students of telephone paging devices, commonly referred to as beepers, cellular telephones […]
 

090216 Meltdown Links

On February 16, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: …successful cities, unlike biological organisms, actually get faster as they grow. In order to grow bigger and overcome diseconomies of scale like congestion and rising housing and business costs, cities must become more efficient, innovative, and productive. –Richard Florida Finding a Job With Twitter Sensible advice for an emerging new channel. […]
 

090212 Future Tech Links

On February 12, 2009, in All, Daily Links, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Thought For The Day: “We have to move very fast to even stand still. ” ~~John F. Kennedy Smartphone Apps Great for Marketing, Bad for Social Skills Leave it to parents. Whatever kids start playing with is never, ever good enough. Now that video games have reached deep market penetration (and, if you notice Spore, […]
 

Why Twitter is Important

On February 12, 2009, in All, Daily News, Futures, Industry Analysis, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
Why Twitter is Important: Mapping the social genome. (Feb 12, 2009) Make no mistake. Twitter is the next Google. Not Facebook, not Friend Feed and not a thousand wannabe knockoffs. Just Twitter. Twitter has stopped being “What are you doing?” and started being “look at this!” Sometimes, this is me, this is you or this […]
 

eHire

On February 11, 2009, in All, Industry Analysis, Job Boards, John Sumser, JohnSumser.com, by John Sumser
eHire (Feb 11, 2009) The PR reads: “One United Community. One Powerful Experience. Candidates and recruiters are now able to enjoy a universal networking and career-centric platform that is the technological adhesive for developing trusting relationships, saving valuable time, and advancing rewarding careers.” Huh? Technological adhesive? Super Glue for Jobs? “Can you help me? I […]