well i have also never used twitter although i love using facebook. I thought its another social networking site.Didnt want to make so many profile and keep remembering passwords. But the big question I would have is of privacy. One's privacy is totally lost when on these networking sites. But I wont deny almots all my friends tweet...and tweet...
Thanks for the post. I must admit that I have not used Twitter because I saw it as much too overwhelming. I will have to try the tools you mention to see if I can make it more user friendly. Barbara, you are not alone in not knowing about these tools.
Andy--this is one of the best "how-to" articles I've seen in ages. I think what overwhelms so many people about social media is the clutter. I was unaware of these tools (no surprise there) and they sound particularly good for business use. Great info!
Hashtag is the one which feature which I use the most, be it to follow the trending topic or to start new topic. It helps me to gather majority opinion within no time. By adding your mobile number to twitter site, to get the latest updates instantaneously to your mobile helps a lot too.
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.