Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Is a Status Change on Facebook an "Announcement"

A recent AFP news article states: "Chelsy Davy, the former girlfriend of Prince Harry, has confirmed to friends reports of their split by changing her profile on her "Facebook" web page, British media reported on Monday."

Two questions crossed my mind; is leading a story with a Facebook status change good journalism, and the importance of good discussions across stakeholder groups on which social media functions to "turn on" inside the organization to enable productive conversations / collaboration, and which ones will interfere with or marginalize it.

1 comment:

Peter Zakrzewski said...

Peter has sent the document out for translation.

Peter received word from translation that there is going to be a delay. The schedule will need to be pushed back by one day.

Peter has received the document back from translation.

Peter has uploaded the translated document into the Document Management system. Here is the link.

Peter met with Brian. Brain has approved both the Eng/Fre versions. @Sarah Please send out the document to the rest of dept.

Peter is stepping out for a coffee. Feel free to join in the cafeteria to celebrate a job well done.

How many emails, phone calls, meetings, how much bandwidth is currently being used to keep a team up to date on small incremental changes, which, despite their brevity, can provide valuable and immediate information to everyone participating in a collaborative effort?