Following his post earlier this week discussing the evolution of Government 2.0 experts, Aaron Brazell offers insight into why the government will have difficulty moving into the Web 2.0 world. Aaron says, “Until there is a sensible way to prevent user-generated content from being user-generated security nightmares…Government 1.0 will rule the day.” Do you think government transparency will outweigh potential Web 2.0 security threats? Visit Aaron’s Technosailor blog and share your thoughts.
Social media is about building relationships. Jared Goralnick shares a number of observations and tips on the principles of online relationship building. Jared says, “The web is an approachable community, not an intimidating new land…But you’d better be nice because people know each other here.” Jared’s post offers truly meaningful insight into blogger relations. His thoughts on his Technotheory blog should not be missed.
Some company’s cultures find accepting social media challenging. This is because Social media can amplify the “criticisms from private conversations to public discourse. In some cases, it can even cause a crisis.” Rich Becker provides Copywrite, Ink readers with a number of valuable tips on how to approach and leverage criticism. Rich says, “How one receives and interprets criticism or cynicism is the key to being an effective communicator.”
Rob Diana examines Twitter’s rumored need for an additional funding round. After comparing Twitter’s position with that of Facebook, Rob says, “If Twitter gets an offer from Facebook, I would recommend they take it. Otherwise, Facebook may wake up one day and squash them.” What are your thoughts on a Twitter revenue model? Will Twitter become mainstream like Facebook? Share your thoughts on Regular Geek.
For another take on the Twitter debate visit Om Malik’s post on GigaOM. Should Twitter go on the market? Om says that it depends “on whether Twitter sees itself a service or a platform that would help foster a lot of services on top of itself.” He believes Twitter has an advantage over other social networks like Facebook because its positioned to “create more eclectic environments that blend the best of the web.” In addition, Twitter’s acquisition of Summize makes the social network easier to monitor, and therefore more valuable.