Andy, youngsters are crazed about social medias. It’s a common platform for them to network and to share some thing in common. Starting by Orkut, Facebook, buzz and twitter, now Google+ is the new comer in networking. Now a day’s such social networking medias are providing video and voice call facility for their users to get interact each other. That could one be one of the reasons that business communities are making use of such common platforms for customer support and business activities.
Google is definitely on the right track with Google+. In the beginning, early adopters will migrate to Google+ since its new and improved capability. Eventually those that have a need (or want) or one account that can separate their business from their personal friends will also join. The question is how will Google get the younger generation to migrate over to their site? Truth be told, the only reason I have a facebook account is because my kids do and I have to monitor their activity. Facebook started with the younger crowd and now people of all ages have joined in. How will google attract multiple generations?? The answer will determine its success.
@t.alex & anyone else -- I'm not sure if invites are limited, but if you go to the "Social Media in the Electronics Industry" group on LinkedIn (http://linkd.in/r3lVTI) and post that you need an invite, one of us will be happy to do what we can.
Definitely google has done great work to integrate many of their technologies into the Google+. This will make google more n more stronger in the social networking. I'm wondering what will happen to facebook!!! Any foreseeing thoughts?
With new social networking sites coming up everyday and enticing you to become their member, I wonder how many members really remain active on these sites. You get an invitation , register yourself, create some default profile , visit it for a couple of days and then just forget about it or become too lazy to visit it everyday. In the last couple of years I may have registered on at least a dozen of such networking sites but now hardly remember even my login name and password for many of them.
So what is the use of all this ? Isn't it a wastage of the computing, internet, network infrastrcuture resources and also the time spent by individuals?
alawson, you have a good point on 'invitation only' approach. It seems Google is the only one adopting this. Perhaps they should extend this to loyal users like me :). I have been using its services for long time.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
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.