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Is Facebook the "McDon...

I’ve been listening to an excellent BBC radio series called “The Secret History of Social Networking” – and reviewed the first in the three-part series about three weeks ago. I got the chance to listen to the other two parts on a podcast the other day – and both were gems. The podcasts are available […]

It's Complicated

I’m feeling the pressure. I’ve set my self this task of understanding the dynamics and value of Personal Networks. And – it’s complicated. I started the process by devouring as many books as I could on the subject – the bookshelf continues to fill, but I seem to find less and less time to absorb […]

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) […]

Personal Networks, Soloware...

I’ve recently discovered the blog of Christopher C. Penn. He’s an excellent writer on many business topics – and an expert in email marketing and social media. Digging through his past blog posts – I found an interesting visualisation of Personal Networks and their interaction with employees and the company they work for. Christoper says:- […]

WANTED – Chief Visual...

In between blogging (and life) I’m trying to create the team for our new business, VizWho. Despite having been a successful photo-journalist – I can’t say I’m really a designer/artist/creative … but I know when I see something I really like. The challenge for the new business is to visualise the Personal Networks of our […]