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How Companies use Social Media to hire employees, and what college students are to do about it

I was one of the presenters Aug 20th 2011 at Central Texas College Geekfest 2011where I will be talking to the self-professed “geeks” about the importance of protecting their online repution, and why it is so important. In today’s culture,especially for those college students fresh out of college who will be entering the job market, managing your […]

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What kind of phone owner are you?

Does the kind of mobile phone you have determine your savvy or geek factor? Here is a tongue in cheek look at the smartphone environment.   Dan Elder, MKMP Topsarge Business Solutions @dandotelder

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Unit Cycle dictates knowledge management posture

Where your unit is in the Army Forces Generation cycle dictates how it approaches knowledge management activities. For example, when you begin a cycle, usually at the conclusion of an operation or deployment, knowledge workers gather observations and best practices, archive and catalog good ideas and best practices, and finally improve processes that did not […]

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Plotting the Ability to Collaborate

I was recently reading a blog post “A Practical Guide To Collaboration” on Federal Computer Week by Steve Kelman who was quoting from a recent book called “Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results” by Haas School of Business professor Morten Hansen of UC Berkley, who shares his 20-years experience […]


Topsarge Capabilities Word Cloud

I got his idea from my pal Joe Pearson, a Senior Forums Facilitator supporting the Department of Defense out of Austin, TX. Here is a Wordle Tag Cloud based on keywords prevelant in my Linkedin Profile. The more often a word is mentioned, the larger the font is. You can use Wordle to build a tag […]

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Forget strategy, what about the Tools?

How many times do you hear the social media conversation decay to a discussion about the tools? SM platforms can sometimes be the bane of a social media expert’s existence, the fact is we all have to understand the bread and depth of the variety of tools that are out there. And don’t be complacent, how social […]

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10 Awesome Video Tips For Getting More Out Of Google +

10 Awesome Video Tips For Getting More Out Of Google + “Nobody knows if Google + is going to take over from Facebook or even replace it in the long term but if you do want to start getting the best out of it you are going to have to learn some of it’s […]

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The GeoSocial Universe in pictures

Its a bit dated, but JESS3 re-released their assessment of the GeoSocial Networking environment in an infographic. Though the data is similar to its original graphic of the GS universe, the latest shows the data in a number of usable formats. Below is a slideshare presentation with a number of pictoral depictions. [slideshare id=8158269&doc=jess3geosocialuniverseremixdeck-110518133007-phpapp02-110531025112-phpapp02] Dan […]

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Adding your Company Profile to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great professional network of business people, and is one Social Media service that I laughingly call the Facebook of Professionals. As most are discovering LinkeIn is a great place to network and build or strengthen your business connections. But what some small businesses may not be aware of is the ability (and […]

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