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Disclosure Isn’t Enough If You Want People’s Trust

I think a lot about trust. And maybe more importantly, I think about how mistrust happens. Specifically when it comes to writers, columnists, bloggers, and journalists. Often, when people talk about disclosure, they are usually talking about money. And if you’re a blogger or writer and money is changing hands, I think you should always […]

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Is HR Technology A Boring Story?

TechCrunch got some serious flak for their reporting of the acquisition of SuccessFactors by enterprise giant SAP with a despondent and bored tone. The truth of the matter is that the comings and goings of the entire enterprise software industry is boring. I love technology and I love HR but even I know most people […]

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Want Social Network Privacy? Pull The Plug

Maybe I don’t get it. Maybe I was raised in an age where this stuff became equally apparent very early on. But here’s my modus operandi when it comes to online behavior: If you enter anything on the internet, even in “secret” and you haven’t gone through significant measures to mask your identity, you should […]

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A Playground For The Narcissistic: Surviving Social Media With Dignity

I know a thing or two about narcissism. I’ve been blogging for over ten years in one form or another. I obviously think I have important things to say. Enough where I’ve spent a lot of time crafting messages that get read by a relatively small number of people. There’s no punchline there either. I […]

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E-Mail, Twitter, and Unsurprising Changes

The Evolution of E-mail Does anybody remember their first e-mail address? I do. It was lhaun@pacifier.com. The same company that hosted my favorite dial-in BBS also became my first e-mail provider. And it was great except I only knew three other people who used e-mail (and they lived only a couple of blocks away from me). […]

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Let’s Stop Talking About Social Media Experts

I am tired of talking about how social media experts are ruining everything that is good and pure about social networking. I mean, of course they are. There are a million BS professions out there that are ruining something: Reality TV producers Televangelists Romance novelists Pop music artists Paparazzi Yes, these people bring down their […]

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Being Effective in HR Isn’t About Technology

I just left the HR Technology Conference and really had a good time. I love talking about the intersection of humans and technology. Learning how it can be used to improve (or even degrade) the quality of our life (which includes work) is fascinating to my nerdy side. Here was my takeaway from the show: […]

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On buying my first iPod…

I am sure this sounds comical, but I bought my first iPod this week. This is from someone who is technically part of Generation Y. An iPod is supposed to be standard issue along with an inflated sense of entitlement. This is from someone who has been blogging well before the term was invented and […]

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SimplyHired and MySpace together at last

SimplyHired has pulled off quite the deal here. There is going to be a lot of “old money” companies saying this isn’t significant. “Who cares? These kids on MySpace don’t have any skills we need. Plus the whole lot of them are probably child molesters anyway.” The good thing for these “kids” on MySpace is […]