The Society for New Communications Research has issued a call for nominations for its first annual awards program. The SNCR is a non-profit global think tank dedicated to the advanced study of new media and emerging modes of communication and their effect on media, business and society. The awards will recognize innovative organizations and professionals who are pioneering the use of social media (blogs, wikis, podcasts, collaborative tools and other forms of participatory communications) … [Read more...] about Call for nominations for SNCR awards
Reading the many different opinions of people about the news that Bill Gates will step down as Microsoft's chief software architect in two years' time gave me cause to reflect on what an amazing time the past twenty-five years has been in terms of developments in technology that enable people to do amazing things. I can still clearly remember my sense of awe when I got hold of my first 'real' computer in the early 1980s - a KayPro portable running CP/M and on which I learned what word … [Read more...] about The legacy of Bill Gates
A new report from the IABC Research Foundation shows that less than half of companies encourage discussion of moral dilemmas and criticism of censurable conduct at the workplace. "The Business of Truth: A Guide to Ethical Communication" says most organizations maintain or practice a generally healthy climate for ethical concerns and issues, with 70 percent of respondents agreeing that their organization makes it clear to employees what is ethically acceptable and what is not. … [Read more...] about Who is the conscience for corporate ethics?
A nice soundbite from an observer of the Google Zeitgeist Europe conference taking place in the UK today: [...] One analyst, who declined to be named, said: "Google likes to see itself as the Buddha of the internet age who helps consumers on their path to enlightenment by allowing them to hunt down information on the web. This conference is designed to underline that impression." Media reports say Google wants the event to become almost a "mini Davos", bringing together some of … [Read more...] about Google: The Buddha of the internet age
Will Jonathan Schwartz be the first Fortune 500 CEO blogger? asks Debbie Weil. I was wondering exactly the same thing as I read various news reports today about Schwartz taking on the top job at Sun Microsystems following the stepping down of current (ex) CEO Scott McNealy. As Debbie noted, the most recent post on Schwartz' blog is over a week ago. It would be very interesting indeed to see commentary there by Shwartz about the shift in power at Sun. And what subsequent comments … [Read more...] about Blogging the shift in power at Sun