Emerging Technology

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An example of true convergence.

I have spent a lot of time talking in recent months about the concept of "convergence" in which we see old and new media operating side-by-side (think CNN and Facebook for the inauguration.) I have also referenced the convergence in techology as we have seen mobile phones become more than just smartphones; we have seen them become hubs of our…

The Mobile Web: If you build it, will they find it?

The conversations about mobile are no longer about getting onto mobile, but on how you optimize for it so that your audience can find you. Many mobile users still do not know how to find the content they want. Consumer research from Nielsen Mobile says that attracting mobile web traffic extends the audience reach of online sites by an average…

The day social networking became fun … again.

What I definitely love about my job is that although it has officially remained pretty much the same, it does actually morph into something new every single quarter (or almost, those who know me will acknowledge I NEVER exaggerate).My job changes because the Internet landscape changes. Social networking in general (and Facebook specifically) vastly changed the way I approach things…

Why Your Media Plan Should Include Mobile Ads

   Today, comScore reports that twice as many people are using mobile devices to access news and information than last year. The study claims 63.2 million people used their phone to gain access to the web in January of this year. 35% of those people did so on a daily basis. One finding didn't come as a surprise to me.…

Companies Using Twitter to Recruit

I am always asked about the best ways to use Twitter for recruiting and my answer is always the same: "It is different for every company." It is about finding the right path for your needs, not about following the masses. Some use Twitter to share insight into the company and to provide transparency while others use it to communicate…

Jobsearch on Twitter?

My colleague Matt was sharing this new twitterjobsearch site with me yesterday. The site says "coming soon ...", the Twitter account is teasing ... So i decided i should do some investigation Here is what i found out. Obviously, the service comes from an english company (salaries in pounds), if you look at the whois, you'll see the domain owner…

Twitter uses…

This is a Ted talk by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams on the unexpected uses of the service... Want to know more? Reach out to me with a comment here and join the conversation. SZE  

The Future is…Now.

My friend Tom and I were using iChat on our Macintosh laptops with built-in iSight cameras and Wi-Fi access to share information about upcoming presentations we were both working on. My iPhone rang in the middle of our video chat so I texted the person who had called me and I told them that I would chat with them via IM in a minute. I started thinking about how, according to my father, he used to have to walk to school, uphill both ways in the snow, carrying pennies and nickels in his pocket so he could pay for lunch and some telephone calls at a pay phone (A pay phone? What is that?) Tom and I discussed how media has evolved from help wanted signs to classified ads and from online job postings to social media. Tom and I had a good laugh and he shared the video below (from 1981) with me in response to my comments about how the leadership in some media organizations has suffered from a lack of innovation and vision. Amazing how far we have come. How far will we go? Which media will remain and what will emerge? What is next in recruitment and employment communications? How will brands evolve and engage? Want to know more? Reach out to me with a comment here and join the conversation. SZE

Hi (& a quick piece of news)

Ok, to everything there is a first ... and here is mine on TMP blogs ... Before we start, please excuse me for not being a native english speaker (ok, ok, I know, this is more about writing, but still ... this might cause a massive amount of typos & some incorrect grammar; I tend to keep my writing short though). To all of you readers, i apologize in advance. Well, this had to be done :) Just a quick one for today : you might (assuming you speak some french) want to give an eye on Monster's first ever (or so i think) virtual job fair. http://www.monster-edays.fr/ Image 7.png 29 IT companies, some really good ideas in there (live video chat ...), some really nice execution (especially the "find your fit" part called "faire le test d'affinité").