One thing I like about Mark Ragan, CEO of Ragan Communications, is his willingness to dive in with new or different ways of communicating and see what happens when you experiment.
I do that a lot, too, so we were well suited to start something new with Mark’s MyRagan TV in the form of an addition to the BackTalk channel where Mark interviewed me via webcam about social media in the UK.
(RSS/email subscribers: if you don’t see the embedded video above, you can find it here.)
Our 7-minute conversation was fun to do and we’re planing to do more. I’m more than happy to provide some viewpoints from over here that I hope will add to the breadth and depth of content over there.
I’d love to know what you think about the conversation we had. Anything you’d like to add to what we talked about? Agree/disagree with my views on where we’re at with social media in the UK?
Feel free to leave a comment!
As you probably know, Ragan Communications is the primary sponsor of For Immediate Release, the twice-weekly podcast I co-present with Shel Holtz. I’ve also presented at Ragan conferences.
I mention this purely in the interests of full disclosure.
Anyway, I hope you find the video worthwhile.
Excellent use of video technology – what was that you used?
It seems that whenever ‘new technology’ is introduced, companies clamp down on it.
For example, Telephones had call logging software and disabled certain number schemes….web had web monitoring software, IM had firewalls set against it
Prior to being able to monitor, the instinct is to outright ban it. Then, once tools are available to monitor effectively, this will settle down.
Of course, once monitoring is available and installed, by spelling out to employees that you’re monitoring their digital behaviour – is in itself enough to dissuade them from abusing the facility. And so almost by its very presence then, monitoring fades in importance.
Matt, this was recorded using SightSpeed.