Posts Tagged “facebook”

Media Failure: The Little India Riot

Media Failure: The Little India Riot

The most disturbing element about the Little India Riots is not that that they happened, but the lack of critical thinking in the commentary afterwards. Singapore has a problem. A big problem. It’s citizens desperately need foreign workers in order to maintain their own quality of life, however there is a growing resentment towards these very same workers. The acerbity extends towards both extremes as well: low-paid workers for jobs that Singaporeans are unwilling to do; and, highly-paid workers for jobs Singaporeans an unable or unqualified to do. This acrimony is entirely understandable. It must be galling to be deemed only fit for a mediocre middle management role in your own country. However, very few Singaporeans are willing to admit this elephant in the room. When it is broached it is within a vacuum of thoughtful process: plagued by emotion and copious self-interest. And a big contributor is Singapore’s media system.

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Post Under Advice, Social Media December 10, 2013

[Infographic] Social Battle of the Sexes

Social Battle of the Sexes - click to see full infographic

There’s some very interesting data compiled in this infographic. What is fascinating is how much Facebook dominates. The question everyone wants to know is will it continue? I expect over the forthcoming year we’ll see an increase in the use of Twitter and possibly Google Plus as well.

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What’s your favourite social network?

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Post Under Social Media July 18, 2013

Writing Credits

There was once a time, not so long ago, when the best thing about some movies was often the opening credits. Whether they were fun animated sequences, like in The Pink Panther or Catch Me If You Can, or the long, slow opening outer-space scenes from Alien and The Fifth Element. They always felt an integral and necessary part of the movie. However, recently the tendency is to move away from these elaborate introductions. In fact on many contemporary movies the traditional opening credits have been moved to the end and there are few or no opening credits at all. This is all part of a deepening trend in movie-making and Facebook is to blame.

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Post Under Advice, Video October 24, 2012

[Infographic] Are Your Workers Slacking Off?

How productive are your workforce?

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Do you feel your employees spend too much time on Facebook? Are long lunch breaks the norm at your workplace? Desktime have created an interesting infographic showing work habits based on a study of over one million work hours.

Of particular interest is that average workers spend 12% of their work day in social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. This is called unproductive by the graphic but is it really? Is getting intimate with the tools of social media really unproductive, or is it an untapped resource? By adopting an organisation-wide social media strategy has some genuine benefits.

Even if you don’t wish to empower your entire workforce, you can identify and selectively upskill members. The mechanics of administrating a Facebook Page or twitter account for a hobby and for a workplace are very similar. Someone who is managing a hobby or personal page can more readily be used as a backup for your workplace page.

Also by offering your staff an opportunity to use the social media tools at their workplace you also gain additional monitoring and networking resources. For instance participating in Linkedin can allow your workforce to network with others in your industry, locally and globally, as well as suppliers and also help identify prospects. Similarly, news and trends often break in near real time on Twitter. Such intelligence can be invaluable to gain and maintain competitive advantage.

While using social media at work can be seen as unproductive it can also offer new opportunities for both your staff and your organisation. However, it needs guidance and your workers need to be trained, trusted and empowered if you are to fully receive the benefits.

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Post Under Business, Social Media February 21, 2012

[Infographic] The Growth of Social Media

The Growth of Social Media

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Have you ever wanted to know in which year Facebook reached its first 100 million registered users? Or when MySpace fell into decline? Or what’s the more popular social networks in Japan? This chart has oodles of information. Memorise it and fame and fortune will might be yours.

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Post Under Social Media February 2, 2012
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