When did blatant public rudeness become ok?


How many of our venerated Senators and Congressmen and women were heads-down sending tweets while our new President was addressing Congress?  In a time of national turmoil, our leaders were more focused on looking hip and au courant than paying attention to the important messages and strategies from our top leader. 

Can you imagine sitting within 100 feet of the President of the United States while he delivers an important address and you choose to focus on typing on your Blackberry?   What if, like a professor in the classroom, he stopped his comments until he had everyone’s attention?  That would make for some good TV!

Not knocking Twitter at all…. just the unbelievablely rude people who couldn’t wait 1 hour to get their tweets out. And how many people were really following those tweets anyway? 

See the attached for some other comments:  http://bit.ly/RudelyTwittering



To Know or Not to Know? Using Linked In


I’d bet your Linked In mailbox contains an invitation from Steven Burda  to join his network.  And you’d be in company – along with 34,000 of his other connections!   Steven is what’s known as a LION – “Linked In Open Networker” – or someone who builds  network of people without actually knowing them.  Currently, Steven is one of the top 4 LI people based on number of connections.

Does the LION concept help Linked In? Does it make sense to build the mega-networks where no one actually knows each other?  Or does it go against the grain of the networking concept where people are expected to actually know each other?  

While networking can be viewed as a personal one to one relationship, it seems the LION concept is viewed as simply putting people in touch with others base on common interests, without implying to the parties that you endorse either one.  To me, that is defeating the spirit of Linked In and removes some of networking effort that you need to put in to find your contacts – through your own network, and it’s concentric circles. 

Check out the article from CIO Magazine:     http://www.cio.com/article/print/470122

Interested in hearing your thoughts on this.