Andy on Twitter

  • Very clever... A Microsoft Excel Artist ,
  • While the problem underlying M&A integration is big, Material Information Platforms implemented pre-transaction wil… ,
  • Wow... t/sheets acquired by Intuit ,
  • Way to start the morning. Beautiful Balmoral.. Balmoral Sailing Club ,
  • Bank inquiry puts global investment at risk: Westpac's David Lindberg.. spot on ,
  • Why are taxi apps so appalling. Slow, lousy interface, freeze... hopeless attempt to satisfy customers and so easily fixed,
  • should give us the option of only accepting drivers who aren’t on a job. Stop “forcing” drivers to take a job while on a job. ,
  • National looks more desperate every day. NZ is lucky to have a leader with this much experience. ,
  • Dennis clearly doesn’t understand that a BYO challenge for the last AC was well past 200m. Unless you sailed Oracle… ,
  • And that’s the point - Amazon is a boost to SMBs and entrepreneurs locked out by big retail. And so much for big br… ,
  • Little evidence in here of impact in meetings but suspect the same applies. Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lec… ,
  • To Grow Talent, Don’t Move Fast and Break Things — Move Slow and Build Them .. so right ,
  • Who cares if it is. NZs PM is doing the right thing. ,
  • Great win for and cool work by ,
  • The pressure to use all those extra characters is too much...,
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TRUST IN PERSON = TRUST IN ONLINE

Finally capturing up on some links and reading… a chunk of interesting research here about trust in social networks:

  • Professional decision-making is becoming more social
    • Traditional influence cycles are being disrupted by Social Media as decision makers utilize social networks to inform and validate decisions
    • Professionals want to be collaborative in the decision-cycle but not be marketed or sold to online; however online marketing is a preferred activity by companies.
  • The big three have emerged as leading professional networks: LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter
    • The average professional belongs to 3-5 online networks for business use, and LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are among the top used.
    • The convergence of Internet, mobile, and social media has taken significant shape as professionals rely on anywhere access to information, relationships and networks
  • Professional networks are emerging as decision-support tools
    • Decision-makers are broadening reach to gather information especially among active users
  • Professionals trust online information almost as much as information gotten from in-person
    • Information obtained from offline networks still have highest levels of trust with slight advantage over online (offline: 92% – combined strongly/somewhat trust; online: 83% combined strongly/somewhat trust)
  • Reliance on web-based professional networks and online communities has increased significantly over the past 3 years
    • Three quarters of respondents rely on professional networks to support business decisions
    • Reliance has increased for essentially all respondents over the past three years
  • Social Media use patterns are not pre-determined by age or organizational
    affiliation
    • Younger (20-35) and older professionals (55+) are more active users of social tools than middle aged professionals.
    • There are more people collaborating outside their company wall than within their organizational intranet

There is more information here on Don Bulmer’s blog: Everyday Influence: SNCR Research Reveals Social Media’s Impact on Business and Decision Making

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