How Socially Defined is my Identity?

For the last several months, people have caught me spouting off on Twitter (and elsewhere, like DevLearn’s General Session) that identity — my identity, in particular — is socially defined. Now it’s time for the rubber to meet the road. I’ve created a Wiki page (using Wikispaces, because they make use of OpenID) to be […]

What is stopping some educators and trainers from more openly accepting and adopting e-learning solutions? [Quora]

This question asked on Quora was expanded here… “While some trainers and educators have embraced the digital age and moved a great deal of their content and teaching material to web based an e-learning solutions some are reluctant to make the leap and leave the paper behind. Some entire schools, learning organizations and even corporate […]

Why do many people expect “social” online communications to be synchronous? [Quora]

Many people expect online communications — especially in “social” settings — to be immediate / synchronous. The bar is being set by those who engage in seemingly real time. My view on customer service has largely been reset because of companies like Comcast (a brand I “hate” (hyperbole), but whose online customer service I love), […]

Is Quora Another Distraction? [Quora]

You’re on LinkedIn. You were cajoled to sign up for Facebook by friends and family, and now you’re talking about doing more “work” stuff on it. You keep hearing about Twitter and you’re finally starting to look into that. And now, out of nowhere, there’s this new kid on the block that’s got everybody a-flutter […]

The Greys

Hyperbole is a wonderful tool. When I write this what I mean is that it is an effective, sartorial means of conveying self-deprecating thoughts and personal triumphs. ┬áHere are some hashtags you’ve no doubt seen floating around on Twitter, in other status messages and blog posts, on buttons and badges and, no doubt, on t-shirts […]