E L S U A ~ A KM Blog Thinking Outside The Inbox by Luis Suarez

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Welcome to the World of Socialnomics

Gran Canaria - Ayacata / The MonkIn the past, I have blogged a couple of times about the ever popular Did You Know? series of YouTube videos as some of the most provocative, inspiring and eye opening clips to help folks understand a little bit the kind of significant impact social computing and social software are having not only in our workplace (And the corporate environment in general, for that matter!), but also in our own personal and individual lives.

Well, it looks like we have got another video making the rounds on the Internet at the moment, which seems to pick the baton quite nicely and provide us with a follow up set of insights that would surely wow you without measure! I discovered the clip earlier on from a recent tweet from Daniel Hudson and I surely enjoyed watching through and get a more up to date of where we are in terms of the impact from social networking in almost everything we do hehe

And since it is Friday afternoon, end of another long, and very fruitful week at work, readying for the weekend (Just around the corner!) I thought I would go ahead and share it over here for you folks to have a look into it. Originally, it’s titled Social Media Revolution (Although I prefer much better one of the taglines from the video itself: "Welcome to the World of Socialnomics!", which gives the title to this blog post); it lasts for a little bit over 4 minutes and it was uploaded on July 30th (Yes, I know! Very recent!).

Like I said, it’s four minutes worth while watching and learning about some very interesting facts of what’s happening in the social media space and how we are, indeed, living in exponential times. I could talk plenty more about the video, but instead I will cut if short right here and just embed it below, so you can have a look into it. Enjoy it and have a good one everyone!

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Twitter Celebrities and Geeks – Is That Your Online Digital Legacy?

Earlier on today the always insightful Jeff Pulver put together a rather interesting and very revealing blog post on the consequences of leaving behind a digital footprint, through social software, as time goes by, with precious gems like this particular reflection:

"Like it or not, the use of social media platforms like twitter will define our online legacy. The words we say over time will shape and frame the person we are from a digital perspective. Now imagine if some of the people who are reading your tweets will not read them for 5 or 10 years or longer.

How many of us have kids who are growing up at the moment who we would like to be able to talk to about things going on in our own lives but just can’t because they are not old enough to understand and appreciate what it is we would like to share with them? And when our kids come of age, how will they react to the things we said about them on platforms like twitter, in podcasts or in our blogs?

Or what about yourself? How would you like to wake up in 4 years and read something you tweeted about years before and be inspired?"

If you read through the entire article you would be able to see some very interesting points on the kind of impact that our online interactions NOW will have, or may have, in the near future, not just for ourselves, but for those who care about us as well (Friends, family, relatives, co-workers, etc. etc.). Like I said, quite an interesting read and something that I thought it would fit in quite nicely with the couple of video links I bumped into in the last few hours and which, in a way, reflect very much my own digital footprint on how I feel about certain things…

Let’s get started. Remember that blog post I put together under "Twouble with Twitters […]"? Well, it looks like the folks behind Current have put together another hilariously funny, yet somewhat accurate, I guess (Although I don’t think I could relate too much to it, to be honest), video clip on the status of the Twittersphere: Celebrity Twitter Overkill

I told you, incredibly funny and scarily accurate to some extent, but to a certain degree not my kind of online digital legacy, don’t you think? At least, not the one I am trying to pursue and I am sure that most of the readers from this blog wouldn’t either. However, with this other second video link things may be a little bit different:

I AM A GEEK! by The Society for Geek Advancement

Going through it has made me realised as well that I am not a geek (either), nor do I identify myself as one, nor would want I to be one. And although I realise that some of you folks may well identify yourselves as die-hard geeks, which I think is pretty cool, I guess I will just continue chasing further up my online digital legacy, because so far I don’t think I have found it. In fact, I doubt I would at all. Why? Because, to me, it has never been about the final destination, but more the journey along the way, and much more importantly, what I get to learn on a daily basis. That is my online digital legacy: my day to day key learning activities on the stuff I am passionate about.

That’s what I am. That’s my legacy…

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Crazy People Changing the World – The Blessing

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Here we are again, folks. Friday! YAY!!! And, like every Friday for the last few weeks, here I am again, going to share a couple of rather inspirational videos that I thought would fit in quite nicely with the theme inspire on a Friday! One of them is coming from a commercial and the other one is coming from one of this week’s episodes from RocketBoom. There is a logic in both videos put together one after the other, so you will first have to watch the one from the commercial, which is stored in YouTube and then straight after go and watch that episode from RocketBoom. Yes, all in that order. And you will see what I mean with inspirational. Here we go:

And now here is the link to the RocketBoom video. After I have watched both of them there would be just one single thing that is left for me to say for the day: whatever people tell you, no matter what, it is the small things that matter. Always!

Have a good one everyone and join today the crazy crowd that will continue to make a difference and change our world!

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