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Summary Sunday: Our New Economy

This week’s summary pays tribute to the fast, furious and sometimes even curious changes occurring in the world we work and live in. But sometimes we are so close to the forest we can’t see the trees. (Or our heads are stuck in the sand and we fail to notice what is going on around us!) In order to compete and stay ahead of the pack, you need information to keep you up-to-date on important changes. Do not judge. Instead, look for the possibilities and potential to adapt.

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10 Ways Social Media is Transforming Our World
from Jeff Bullas

In case you are not familiar with Jeff’s site and who he is: Jeff Bullas is a consultant, coach, mentor and speaker and work with companies and executives to optimize their online personal and company presence and brand with digital marketing and social media through the use of social media channels and other web and mobile technologies

This is technically a guest post by Guest Author: Lisa Galarneau, a socio-cultural anthropologist who studies emerging cultures and trends in technology, information and media.

This post is a MUST READ if you want to understand some of the ways social media is transforming how things get done! These three key points should help you see where this post goes. Now, please, go read!

  • New Possibilities Created by Connections
  • Tools for Total Transformation of Our World
  • The Power to Reach Anyone

America’s New Business Model: Sharing
from USA TODAY

In case you don’t believe the previous post, all you need to do is go read this one! It talks about the different crowd-sourcing and peer-to-peer commerce that are popping up! Have you heard of Airbnb, TaskRabbit or Zimride? Huh?

“It’s basically about moving to a world where access triumphs over ownership, and that unused value — things sitting in my garage — equals waste,” says Lisa Gansky, who has written frequently on the topic and has listed 6,600 such sharing platforms on her site, Meshing.IT.

Is Social Networking Important for Job Seekers?
from Keppie Careers

Now, here is one that directly impacts job seekers! (Finally, you say!) Jobvite recently released their social recruiting survey results and everyone is writing about it. The reality is that the use of social networks to recruit new employees is growing quickly and there are major benefits for companies using this method: Higher quality hires and done more quickly. Please, go read this summary of findings from this survey! You’ll also learn more about what employers are looking at on your social profiles!

Are you wondering how you can keep up with this better? Here are some recommended sources you should read regularly!

Keeping Current

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Mashable

SmartBrief Industry News: Social Media

Social Media Today

And by the way, if you haven’t read “The World Is Flat”, “Trust Agents” or “The Thank You Economy”; you should visit your library and check out these books!

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  • subham September 12, 2012, 6:55 am

    This is technically a guest post by Guest Author: Lisa Galarneau, a socio-cultural anthropologist who studies emerging cultures and trends in technology, information and media.