Quest for the Digital Fountain of Youth Awakens “After Life Technology”

Imagine your great-grandchildren interacting with your likeness on a daily basis, all derived from your Facebook media, Vine videos and your personality from your Tweets. Humans, both poor and rich have continued to seek out the greatest quest since the dawn of mankind; how do we stay alive in this world?  Fortunately, (or not fortunately) new technologies are emerging both now, including some fascinating developments by leading think tanks, including Stanford. [After Life Technology emerges to store, replicate, and even reanimate the deceased based on the digital data we’re emitting every day] Whether you find it creepy, narcissistic, or a thoughtful way to connect with future-generations, this is a choice we’ll all be forced to reckon with. Should we shutter … Continue readingQuest for the Digital Fountain of Youth Awakens “After Life Technology”

Risk Management: Guarding the Gates (Altimeter Report)

Interestingly, I’ve been meeting more compliance, legal, and governance professionals in meetings involved in brand side discussions around social business strategies.  To understand the needs of this specific role’s goal is to protect the company but enable business to connect to customers Altimeter conduct an Open Research project My colleagues Analyst Alan Webber and Researcher Jaimy Szymanski interviewed 33 professionals and vendors on the front end of social media risk management and surveyed 92 professionals who said social media risk management was either a significant part or the primary part of their job. The result is our report Guarding The Social Gates: The Imperative For Social Media Risk Management which looks at the newly emerging field of social media risk … Continue readingRisk Management: Guarding the Gates (Altimeter Report)

Employers Shouldn’t Request Facebook Access –Instead Provide Governance and Training

Companies should empower their employees to safely use social networks by first guiding, training, and rewarding While love struck teens are quick to share their Facebook passwords with each other, now a rash of corporations, colleges, and even government employers have been requesting that current employees and future candidates share their personal information by exposing their social networking accounts. Why do companies require access to this information? They seek to find out exactly how the individual behaves, or represents the company or previous company. Imagine being an interview and getting to the final stages then the recruiter offers a job offer with the only requirement access to personal social networking sites, “If you’ve nothing to hide, then its not an … Continue readingEmployers Shouldn’t Request Facebook Access –Instead Provide Governance and Training

Your Company May Own Your Tweets, Pokes, and YouTube Videos

Your Boss May Own Your Facebook Wall Posts Both employers and employees may be surprised to find that employee created blog posts, YouTube, LinkedIn profiles, Facebook profiles, and even tweets may be owned by companies. Yes, even those personal pictures you took last Friday with your loved ones, or direct messages in Twitter could belong to your employer. Why is this? Employees sign employment contracts that may indicate that all intellectual property created during employment may be owned by the company, let’s dive into what you should know: Work, Online, and Life Mix As employees check personal websites at work (and likely on work computers) they are indeed using corporate infrastructure. Similarly, as employees do work from home in the … Continue readingYour Company May Own Your Tweets, Pokes, and YouTube Videos