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Don Dunnington, Europe &raquo

[12 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

This week Guillaume du Gardier, Managing Director of PR Planet hosts “Blogging Europe” on IAOCblog Week. Guillaume has invited bloggers from France, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Sweden. Topics include:

Blogs and journalists: a country-by-country view of how European media are embracing blogs, and who, if anyone is making money blogging
Blogs and politics: how do Europe's political candidates use blogs for their campaigns, and do politicians and government officials treat political bloggers the same as the press
Corporate blogging (external): case studies, who's leading the way, do European companies see blogs …

Don Dunnington, Ethics, Main Page &raquo

[12 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Covey’s “7 Habits” is a dense and thought-filled book, full of quotable, almost Emersonian one-liners. Following are my favorite one-liners for PR professionals and online communicators. For anyone seeking help in learing how one becomes transparent in a blog, here is a good strating point.

Don Dunnington, Main Page, Websites &raquo

[12 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Darren Guarnaccia of RedDot Solutions suggests in an article at CIOupdate.com that Stephen Covey's principles can make for better websites. Perhaps applying the “7 Habits” to your web can bring more customer satisfaction and greater success to your organization.

Don Dunnington, IBM &raquo

[8 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Philippe Borremans, PR Manager, IBM Belgium & Luxembourg, concludes his discussion about IBM’s recent online activities in a Q&A with IAOC president Don Dunnington
In your post about Online Jamming you mention IBM's experiments in social computing. In following that link, I was interested to find this discussion concerning translucency:

We call systems which provide perceptually-based social cues which afford awareness and accountability 'Socially Translucent Systems.' In such systems we believe it will be easier for users to carry on coherent discussions; to observe and imitate others' actions; to engage in peer pressure; …

Don Dunnington, IBM, Main Page &raquo

[7 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

Hi everyone,
Just received an update that IBM's CIO's office is testing out RSS for internal communications. At this moment we have 3 feeds up and running on the IBM intranet. Currently the RSS feed generator identifies all the content for a given topic (Example: In the news) and selects only items targeted for all IBM employees.  

The intranet is the first source IBM'ers turn to when they are looking for information and contains our profile, our contact details, personalised data according to profession etc… With these 3 RSS feeds we're certainly going in …

Don Dunnington, IBM, Main Page &raquo

[22 May 2005 | No Comment | ]

This week on IAOCblog, we will be continuing our discussion with Philippe Borremans about IBM's online communication.

There's a great podcast discussion about Philippe's post concerning IBM's online jamming. You can hear it on the latest “For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report.” If you haven't listened to this well done talk show, try it now.

Don Dunnington, IBM, Main Page &raquo

[18 May 2005 | No Comment | ]

Some 3 years ago IBM tried a new approach to what is called “social computing” - within IBM we call …

Don Dunnington, IBM, Main Page &raquo

[17 May 2005 | No Comment | ]

This week IAOC member Philippe Borremans has agreed to talk about the way IBM is embracing internet technology to foster collaboration within the company. You may remember Philippe from his post about internal Blogs at IBM and the use of RSS in crisis communication. With news breaking May 13 of their 320,000 employee corporate wide blogging initiative, it appears Philippe could have lots of blogging company.
We'll also take a look at how IBM used wikis, instant messaging and something called “jamming” to define their corporate values and set guidelines for IBM …

Don Dunnington, Main Page, Professional Bloggers &raquo

[6 May 2005 | No Comment | ]

Whether you’re confounded about how to communicate with them, or you’re dreaming of becoming one of them, you won’t want to miss next week’s focus on professional blogging. Leading the discussion is Steve KIng, a senior advisor at the Institute for the Future (IFTF).
King has been looking into the blogsphere at IFTF and finds that an increasing number of blogs are being authored by professional bloggers. He defines professional bloggers as those who see blogging as their primary business, or as an important marketing channel for their primary businesses.  He says …

Don Dunnington, RSS Basics &raquo

[6 May 2005 | No Comment | ]

It’s a good thing RSS feeds have no weight, or Cliff Allen might have to be a body builder to carry around his complete collection, which he once told me numbers in the hundreds.
In his latest email to me, he admits, “I still seem to collect RSS feeds faster than I collect bookmarks!”
Both his consulting firm and his CRM software firm are focused on sales and marketing, and that’s also the focus for much of his blog reading. Some of his current favorites:
CRM Mastery is a blog by Jim Berkowitz …