Showing posts with label clay shirky. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clay shirky. Show all posts

Friday, June 28, 2013

Google Alerts and Your Organization's Digital Reputation

Earlier this week I facilitated a workshop about social media for leaders of schools and organizations. Two of the questions that I posed to the group at the beginning of the day were; 1. What happens when someone Googles your organization? 2. What is being said about your organization without your knowledge?

After presenting those questions I gave folks time to try to find some answers to those questions. There were a few people surprised by what they found. My suggestion to everyone in the room was to create a set of Google Alerts for the names associated with their organizations. I encouraged people to create Google Alerts for not only the proper names of their organizations but also the nicknames and abbreviated names that people use for their organizations. Google Alerts makes it easy to find out when someone publishes something new about your organization online.

Another suggestion that I often make in workshops about social media is to look at popular social networks like Facebook and see if there are groups formed about your school or organization. And while Myspace is no longer popular with kids, the story that Clay Shirky shares in the video below (start at 2:15 into the video) is a good example of why you want to know what is happening in social media.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clay Shirky Talks About Why SOPA is a Bad Idea

I've been traveling today and working from a dial-up speed connection at the hotel I'm staying in. Therefore, I'm late to the party on sharing this video, but it's too important not to share even though many others have too. In the video below, Clay Shirky explains why SOPA is a bad idea and what it could mean for the way we share on the web.

Monday, October 5, 2009

School Administrators Never Saw It Coming

Earlier this morning while reading Wes Fryer's blog, I was prompted to watch a video of a Clay Shirky presentation. One of the "related videos" generated by YouTube led me to watch this video of Clay Shirky talking about hierarchy and leadership. In the middle segment of the video, Shirky shares the story of a student protest organized entirely on Myspace and with text messaging. The point of video is demonstrate how social media is changing the hierarchy of leadership. These changes are real. Teachers and school administrators need to adapt to the changes if they are to be successful educators and school leaders in the future.