Social Software

Why I reject you on Facebook

So…I have gotten called out for this in the past and will again…but I do have the habit of rejecting people on Facebook. It’s not so much rejecting as just not adding you. In my mind different online social networks have different conotations. For me Facebook is only for my close friends or people that I have gone out and ...

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Quitting Smoking happens in Social Networks

A study from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Diego appearing in the May 22 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine finds smoking cessation occurs in network clusters. The idea of getting help to achieve a goal is nothing new but here is empirical data that supports the support group. The primary finding of this ...

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Book Review " I'm on Facebook – Now What?"

I recently was asked to review the book "I’m on Facebook – Now What?" by some readers of the Blog. I asked the co-author Jesse Stay for a copy and he was kind enough to grant the request. So here is the review: Pros:Overall this is a good overview of Facebook and how things work. The authors keep it very ...

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Talking User Generated Content at NVHA

So I got invited to talk about User Generated Content at the National Volunteer Health Association next week. I am really excited to speak to them about what we are doing with User Generated Content and building community around it. From SharingHope.TV to our YouTube channel I think we have really embraced this social software as a mechanism for change ...

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