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Gluing the social web back together

Every now and then I’m asked what I think the latest trends or the future of the web might be. Often depending on what I’m thinking about or researching that week will depend on the answer that I give.

So what’s the answer at the moment?
As some of you will have noticed over the last few weeks I’ve been experimenting with quite a number of new tools and services, to see what they’ll do. I’ve mentioned a few already such as ifttt and wajam, but I’ve also been experimenting with Chirp Story – which enables you to create stories with Tweets – and begun to have a look at Bundlr – a service that enables you to bring (bundle) content from across the social web together into one page.
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New course: HR guide to social media

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Steve Bridger and I have launched a new course with Ark Training especially for HR and internal communications professionals looking at how social media is affecting their work and that of organisations.

An HR Guide to Social Media
29 July, 2010
London

The impact of social media and external relations is never far away from the news but how is it affecting internal communications and human resources? From the banal question of “Should I friend my boss on Facebook?” to bigger issues, such as the line between personal and professional communications and how to write a staff social media policy?

Both employers and employees need to be aware that the bar has moved.

The aim of this course is to help organisations understand this new landscape, the new challenges it brings and examine ways of understanding internal culture so that appropriate tactics and strategies can be implemented.

For further details and to book here.

Public training courses for May, June and July

A list of public courses I’m teaching over the next few months:

May
11 May – Social Media and Social Marketing, London
16 May – Social Media and Social Marketing, Manchester
18 May – Introducing LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook, London
20 May – Twitter for Business, London (half day)

June
1 June – Social Media and Social Marketing, London
2 June – Twitter for Business, London (half day)
29 June – Blogs and Blogging, London

July
1 July – Social Media & the Law, London
27 July – Social Media and Social Marketing, London
28 July – Twitter for Business, London (half day)