Greetings from Vermont! In this Best of Everyman Links post: Surrounded by Notifications. Customers Talking To Each Other. Happy Cows. The Five Levels of Social Business. Overnight Success – Not. Content Enablers. Walking ASCII Man. Metro in the Real World. Metro or Bust. TED Talk 2023.
Everyman Links in this edition originally published March-April 2012
Surrounded by Notifications
Great Noise To Signal cartoon on the notifications in our lives. I’m not sure when it happened, but at some point my laptop and smartphone stopped being places of work, creativity, conversation and leisure, and started being the dashboard of a highly-strung car. Suddenly, I’m surrounded by notifications.
Customers Talking To Each Other
Good article on why not having an online community is costing businesses money. The researchers found that spending per member increased by 19% after they joined the community, with this attributed to closer interaction with other members and greater engagement with the host company. Values doesn’t come from having you talk at customers, value comes from having customers talk to each other.
I don’t think even the cows here in Vermont are this happy. A feel good video!
The Five Levels of Social Business
Excellent chart describing a five-tiered architecture of Social Business. Starts with internal Systems of Record where CRM, human resources, and line of business apps form the roots of social connectedness to follow, then to Systems of Engagement with other employees creating an activity stream which forms the Social intersection between internal and external processes. The Service Delivery layer is where the apps live, and finally we arrive at the Engagement with the World level.
Overnight Success. Not.
Short article offering inspiration to startups and small businesses. Angry Birds was Rovio’s 52nd game. They spent eight years and almost went bankrupt before finally creating their massive hit. I particularly liked the post’s close. Startups are hard, but they can also go from difficult to great incredibly quickly. You just need to survive long enough and keep going so you can create your 52nd game.
A lot of good things in this Jeff Jarvis piece on rethinking content as a producer. A few select cuts. 1) Our online books, magazines, and newspapers are still recognisable as such. We haven’t gone nearly far enough yet to rethink and reinvent them. 2) Where does our value reside?…I suggest we begin by looking at ourselves as platforms for those communities to organise what they know and then we can also provide what they need to know. 3) To do our jobs well, we will become more enablers than producers.
Walking ASCII Man
I think I may have seen this walking man before (like you), but it’s too cool not to share. Love the fact that ASCII can have such dynamic texture.
Metro in the Real World
This 4:18 video captures a guy’s dad using Windows 8 for the first time. For most of the 4 minutes the man is trying to figure out how to return to the Window Tiles after opening an Explorer window. He never figures it out. To be honest, I don’t know if I will in 4 minutes my first time either. As the man’s son says, “I’m trying to prove a point to Microsoft.” He proved it.
Metro or Bust
Gunnar Peipman provides a good overview of his initial Windows 8 experience. The comments are even more interesting. “Stop whining, start developing for Windows 8 or get left behind!” one enthusiastic developer says, to which another responds, “LOL. Microsoft got ‘left behind’ years ago and has ever since rushed one knee-jerk solution after another. If you like living in a world of pain, then by all means, ‘get started developing for Windows 8.’”
TED Talk 2023
Many of you probably know more than I do about the reasons for this Ridley Scott video imagining a TED Talk in 2023. Whatever the reason, it’s geeky fun to watch.
** Best of Everyman Links takes the most interesting links from my Everyman Links Series published at dbvt.com from 2007 to 2012. They are listed here to preserve the best links of the series and to make them available in NixMashupLinks.com.
Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Dougtone, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.