Today, Technorati reported the acquisition of 1 “social beer” platform by another amid speculation that the social media bubble is collapsing just like the dot.coms did in 2000. OK, so the acquisition of one platform dedicated to checking-in what beer you’re drinking where by another doesn’t imply the social media bubble is collapsing, but other [...]
Article first published as Should You Fire Employees Who Talk About You on Facebook? on Technorati. A recent rash of firings and other disciplinary actions against employees critical of their employers in social networks shows just how desperate firms are to control these conversations. And, studies show the incidence of firing an employee over [...]
However, crowdsourcing and geolocation can have a more meaningful impact, such as during the Haitian earthquake when most maps became obsolete overnight. Here aid workers crowdsourced locations of aid stations, medical stations, and to coordinate volunteers with those in need.