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The Future Of Social Is Mobile (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

The Future Of Social Is Mobile

In the last couple of years, mobile technology has advanced so much that it has become an extension of ourselves. Demand is high causing costs to sky-rocket, where the price of a handset can cost more than a 3 piece leather suite.

This event is looking at why the smartphone has become so popular and how we see the market evolving over the next 5 years.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1700     (NEW RECORD)
  • No. of Contributors = 126
  • Reach = 651,000     (NEW RECORD)
  • No. of impressions = 5,900,000


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Questions Asked

Q1) If u turned ur phone off, how long before Social (media) Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D) kicked in?
Q2) Why has the smartphone become such an important device for communicating and consuming content in recent years?
Q3) How do you see social and mobile evolving over the next few years?
Q4) It is imperative companies invest in providing smartphone devices to all its employees. Agree/disagree?
Q5) Do you see a future where companies have their own in-house app stores for employees to access?
Q6) What smartphone app would you like to have that doesn't exist today?

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Do you suffer from Social (media) Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D)?

Message to readers,

Updated post due to the fact I didn't know Social Anxiety Disorder was actually a real medical condition (whoops!). I'm hoping now that the changes I've made will make it clear that it is a "tongue-in-cheek" post and will stop me receiving any more requests for interviews / guest articles on how to deal with the medical condition Social Anxiety Disorder.

Apologies to the confused or the offended...

warmest regards,
David Christopher

Have you ever been down the pub with a group of friends and interrupted a flowing conversation to answer that beep from your smartphone informing you that someone has commented on your latest Facebook status?

Maybe you have been having dinner with your family at a nice restaurant and excused yourself for the fourth time blaming it on a weak bladder because you needed to check what has been happening in your Twitter stream; a weak bladder that only manifested itself at the same time as getting your first smartphone?

Or maybe you were watching a film at the cinema and noticed a flashing coming from the hand where you are gripping your smartphone tightly, whilst your girlfriend squeezed the other hand harder and harder giving you that "don't even think about it" look?

If any of these sound familiar to you then you could have Social (media) Anxiety Disorder (or S.A.D for short).

S.A.D is a serious disease that is spreading fast around the globe and now starting to spread to the workplace as companies start to adopt social technologies to collaborate.

If we don't act now this could turn into a worldwide epidemic!

If you already do any of the following then it could already be too late for you....

  1. You cannot resist the temptation to text, instant message, tweet, or generally converse via your smartphone than watch the 238 slide PowerPoint presentation on how this weeks strategy could increase the company margin tenfold
  2. You give colleagues your twitter username when they ask for your email address
  3. You suggest "I'll Friend you on Facebook" when you meant to say "lets do lunch"
  4. You restrict your emails to 140 characters
  5. You keep a running count of the colleagues you know
  6. You host twitter chats instead of telephone conferences
  7. You prefix forwarded emails with RT
  8. You spend 10 minutes trying to find the Like button of a document uploaded onto your intranet site
  9. You refuse to talk to a colleague you don't know without a verbal introduction from one of their team members
  10. You first hear that your boss has left the company via their updated LinkedIn profile

For me it's already too late....but hopefully my suffering hasn't been in vain and this blog post helps you identify the signs before Social (media) Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D) takes another life.


What's Hot In Social Media I (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

What's Hot In Social Media

This event is discussing what is hot right now in the world of Social Media.

From social technologies / platforms to conferences, to mobile apps to the very latest acquisitions and their impact etc...). No topic is taboo.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1300
  • No. of Contributors = 119
  • Reach = 439,000
  • No. of impressions = 3,600,000


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Questions Asked

Q1) What's hot in social platforms / technologies for personal use today?
Q2) What's hot in social platforms / technologies for business use today?
Q3) What's hot in social media conferences / events today?
Q4) <not asked>
Q5) What's hot in tablet / smartphone social media applications today?

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