@t.alex That all depends on whom you ask. Some people recently boasted on Twitter that they zapped their LI profiles because they felt they gained nothing from a presence there. On the other hand, some say that LI generates more leads and business connection for them than any other site. I used to be a bit more involved on LI groups than I am now because most of what interests me that I'd like to get feedback on, I share on Google+.
I believe on one hand you are right, tech interaction "keeps" away people, but on the other hand, it could represent a good step forward. For giving you an example, several tech companies have adopted socials for improving customers support services. Focusing on this sector, we could say everybody is interested in having near real updates on how is requested is going to elaborate , then I believe socials services sound really good for that.
Well, speaking for my self, I can tell you I like your approach, even for major social services, at least for now, main understanding is not to provide full email plat, but the integration with. This point raises, in my opinion, an additional topic. It has been proven companies which have adopted socials, have intensified messages exchanged by introducing virtual (false) indentities (or followers). Similar risks are present by using email, so the feeling is social is good, but how do we trust digital identities from endusers perspective?
Speech eases communication and i personally feel we can deliver our thoughts in a crisp manner. I consider chatting waste of time, meeting them or giving them a call will finish what you have to convey.
We have been talking about Facebook all the time, and the bad sides of it. How about professional ones like Linkedin. Of course Linkedin recently had a bad reputation of retrieving personal information from their iPhone app, and exposed millions of user passwords. Other than that, Linkedin is pretty good site isn't it?
Good point Susan--the terms "social" and "teenager" don't belong in the same sentence. Back in my day, the coolest thing in the world was a phone in your room, preferably with your own phone number. (A "Princess" phone sent the average female tween into orbit.) If it isn't texting, it would be something else.
I think the difference between our use of texting or voice is it is more judicious, as you and Ariella point out.
Susan, Sorry to disappoint you but you still don't completely fit in with the "kids" in social media and communication use. Yes, they do chat and they prefer texting but e-mail? That's so 1990s as far as kids are concerned. Please don't leave them voice mail either because they won't check since texting is faster and they can quickly decide whether or not to ignore your message.
I would dive deeper into the differences between "us" and "kids" but won't because each time we adopt their latest preferences they switch on us and move on to the next, next thing!
@Susan Personally, I like email if I want to convey some information without bothering someone at a time that may be inconvenient. However, if I want to be certain that the person gets my message, I am more likely to call. I don't like texts, which I find have the intrusive character of phone calls -- demanding immediate response -- without the courtesy of actually speaking to someone. However, introverts are said to prefer written communication to spoken (in part because writing allows more time to gather one's thoughts and frame the words more exactly), which could be another reason some people favor email and texts.
"Mind you ask any 15 year old anything and they will always disagree with you ;-)"
Maybe that's because most of the adults seem to have forgotten that they were 15 once. ;)
What depends on the frame of reference? I don't believe age matters as much as common sense matters. MInd you, I have talked with very sensible 15 year-olds, and with some 50 year-olds that well, they don't even seem to know why they exist.
More than age I would consider time and space. It's not the same being a 15 y/o in 2012 that in the 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 30s, 20s, 10s, or 1800s. This is precisely what people don't seem to understand.
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.