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					Social Media is…

Blogs
Wikis

Social Networks

RSS Podcasts
Mashups

Well… sort of.

Social Media

Really
is…

a Conversation…

That is powered by…

Blogs
Wikis

Social Networks

RSS Podcasts
Mashups

It is a conversation between…

Customers…

Employees…

Investors…

…People!

And guess what?

The social media conversation is…

Not Organized

Not Controlled

And not on message.

The conversation

is…

Vibrant

Emergent

Fun

Compelling

and full of insight…

…if we choose

to join.

To join the conversation, we need to be…

Present.

We begin by listening.

If we listen, we will learn.

It may get messy …

…but it will allow us to

join the conversation!

But why do we need to listen before we join the conversation?

Consider what the Cluetrain Manifesto has to say.

“Online Markets...
Networked markets are beginning to selforganize faster than the companies that have traditionally served them. Thanks to the web, markets are becoming better informed, smarter, and more demanding of qualities missing from most business organizations.”
The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual: Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger; Perseus Books ©2000

95 Theses of the Cluetrain Manifesto
1. Markets are conversations. 2. Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors. 3. Conversations among human beings sound human. They are conducted in a human voice. 6. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media. 9. These networked conversations are enabling powerful new forms of social organization and knowledge exchange to emerge. 10. As a result, markets are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally. 25. Companies need to come down from their Ivory Towers and talk to the people with whom they hope to create relationships. 34. To speak with a human voice, companies must share the concerns of their communities. 75. If you want us to talk to you, tell us something. Make it something interesting for a change. 94. To traditional corporations, networked conversations may appear confused, may sound confusing. But we are organizing faster than they are. 95. We have better tools, more new ideas, no rules to slow us down. We are waking up and linking to each other. We are watching. But we are not waiting.

Social Media is…

…a brand new way of understanding markets,
not just another messaging channel.

Are

You

Listening?

Credits
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smartbrother/44226712/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve-brandon/414392862/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ten0fnine/345525410/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/apophysis_rocks/376467264/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/missrogue/619781610/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/decrepit-telephone/280291545/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephareno/478105646/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/433659667/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokenpixels/108547742/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalisah/63911359/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoguewhite/70721003/in/set-1475994/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoguewhite/127756979/in/set-72057594105805030/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/occupantproductions/422326914/

Photo by :Lee White

Presentation by :Lee White


				
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