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Twittering and a Dunbar dis...

Well – I’ve finally done it! I’m on twitter… I’ve got to bolt the doors to the house tonight – because about 6 months ago I did tell a couple of friends that “If I ever start twittering – please shoot me!”. It’s part of my research – so finally, I’ve taken the plunge. If […]

LinkedIn – to What?

You can tell that I am struggling to get through my summer book pile! Reverted to doing some “research” on Personal Networks on YouTube this afternoon. Take a look at this video from SuperNews – didn’t know whether to laugh or cry (so, just cried laughing!) UPDATE:  I found this when on-line abroad – and […]

What Tony Bennett and Bob H...

I’ve just been listening to the last part of a series called “Tony Bennett Presents The Great American Songbook” on BBC Radio 2. The show is available on iPlayer (only until next Sunday – 16th October 2011). There is some great music – but one particular section (around 50 minutes in) got me turning up […]

Strength in Weak Twits (ties)

I’ve always been interested in Mark Granovetter’s theory around the “Strength in Weak Ties.” In the 1970s he asked a group of people about how they had got their job. Of those who found jobs through personal contacts 55.6% reported seeing their contact occasionally (more than once a year, but less than twice a week) […]

Facebook Friends vs. Qualit...

While exploring the world of Personal Networks – I have spent most of my time “hanging out” at LinkedIn. It’s more business focussed (which I understand) – and probably more attuned to my age group. However, I do have a Facebook presence – which, as explained in previous blogs, is really there just to keep […]