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The Age of Collaboration

Posted by Grant on December 6, 2012 in Blog, Creative, Digital, Social, Whimsy

4,000 years ago saw the birth of civilization in Mesopotamia. 2,000 years ago the world’s first democracy sprung to life in ancient Athens. 600 years ago the cultural Renaissance flourished under the Medici in Florence. 300 years ago the Age of Enlightenment swept a tide of rationalism across Europe. 200 years ago the Industrial Revolution changed the face… [ MORE… ]

Immaculate conception

Posted by Grant on January 16, 2012 in Blog, Digital, Social

This is so cool. Basically, you can create your own online characters (weavrs) with their own interests, personality, locations and lifestyle – based either on a real person or completely made up. This will then create a feed of posts (articles, videos, images, etc.) grabbed from the social sphere as if this were your creation’s personal life stream.… [ MORE… ]

Prosocial bonuses: give away

Posted by Webmaster on November 2, 2011 in Blog, Engagement, Internal Comms, Social

When I first read the title ‘Prosocial bonuses would benefit us all ’ in Wired magazine, I imagined companies rewarding employees for high quality tweets, posts and blogs*. The prosocial bonus idea can involve money, but is focused on employees giving it away rather than receiving it themselves. For instance, they might get to select a charity donation… [ MORE… ]

Make work like play

Posted by Grant on July 25, 2011 in Blog, Creative, Engagement, Internal Comms, Social

Gamification. You’ve probably come across this rather clunky neologism. It simply means the application of gaming mechanics to activities normally considered outside its purview. Basic example: Bullsh*t Bingo. This transfers the gaming mechanics of bingo (i.e. ticking off randomly announced items until you’ve completed your card) to an activity not usually considered play: a work meeting. Gamification. I… [ MORE… ]

Something to talk about

Posted by Grant on July 14, 2010 in Blog, Creative, Social

Has there ever been a water cooler moment about people having a chat by the water cooler? Sorry if that’s a bit meta for this time of day. There’s a point hovering just out of sight, I’m almost sure of it. (Moreover, do people really stand around the water cooler talking about the latest water cooler moment? Me,… [ MORE… ]

Yes, it’s rocket science: Melcrum’s Employee Engagement Conference 2010

Posted by Webmaster on May 17, 2010 in Blog, Engagement, Internal Comms, Social

Like all siblings, my sister and I punctuated our otherwise happy childhood with regular bouts of fisticuffs. My sister, being taller, would deliver devastating noogies; I’d reply with a no less vicious Chinese burns. Fish fingers were the most common culprit. Y’see we’d developed a bizarre competitiveness that meant at every opportunity, we’d gleefully whip out our Barbie… [ MORE… ]

Google’s caffeine injection

Posted by Webmaster on April 19, 2010 in Blog, Social

Like a whale, the web refuses to stop growing. Search engines have to wade through more and more flotsam and jetsam to find useful results. This makes it ever more challenging for them to complete searches quickly. Google’s ‘Caffeine’ update aims to redress the balance and get your search results to you faster – in roughly half the time. But that’s by no means the… [ MORE… ]

Posted by Grant on February 16, 2010 in Blog, Social, Whimsy

Here’s a random thought. Despite being lauded as empowering people around the world as never before, is the web really a boon to those we little guys refer to as The Establishment? The thought occurred when reading a comment posted on the BBC Business blog. The author was expressing his mystification at the lack of civil unrest manifested… [ MORE… ]

Web 201

Posted by Grant on September 8, 2009 in Blog, Engagement, Internal Comms, Social

If you didn’t catch it on The Hub, here are some pithy (ahem) thoughts on using 2.0 for IC purposes. Enjoy. There’s nothing to fear but fear itself. Here’s where we are. Web 2.0 has finally filtered through to the corporate consciousness and IC professionals are being told in no uncertain terms that they need to make it… [ MORE… ]

Music to make progress to: the WMW Spotify experiment

Posted by Tom on September 2, 2009 in Blog, Social, Whimsy, WMW

Ever since Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville first miraculously captured a French lady singing a traditional folk song in 1860 (I preferred her earlier stuff) on his phonautogram, recorded music has been out there prompting debate, discussion and disagreement. And I can confirm that 149 years down the line, nothing’s changed. We’ve always had music in the WMW office… [ MORE… ]

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