Andy on Twitter

  • Trying to setup any product is enough to send anyone into the depths of despair. So bad. Why can’t everyone just use @google,
  • Hey, anyone got line of sight to a great contract or semi perm proposal writer in the US?,
  • Huge congrats to the Four Pillars gang. Amazing brand building and products are brilliant. Way to go. Beer giant Li… ,
  • And it so so hard for so many small businesses - tax policies and particular are just crazy ,
  • Whoever voted for this guy, please don’t do it again. Clearly has neither the intellect or sensitivity to lead. Ra… ,
  • Makes me physically sick reading this. Thoughts are with all Kiwis and all of you in Christchurch. Just horrific. ,
  • Great suggestions here... How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You by ,
  • This is a delicious gin from Four Pillars. Up there with the Manly Seasider Gin ,
  • Love the idea of the cool seats but based on the rest of the concept they haven’t flown international cargo class m… ,
  • Going to cancel my SMH subscription. How any credible newspaper could peddle this crap is beyond me. Staggering. ,
  • Love the positive energy of the NZ commentators on what has to be one of the worst displays of rugby by any… ,
  • So A2 milk invests 75% more in marketing and reaps massive results. Great to see a brand with the courage to bet o… ,
  • The hunt for the fish pirates who exploit the sea ... great read ,
  • Execsplaining the McSweeny’s “Business Words” – : The Next Generation ,
  • I see the highlanders are still sporting their awful hi-vis safety vest uniforms.,
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TRUST IN PERSON = TRUST IN ONLINE

Finally capturing up on some links and reading… a chunk of interesting research here about trust in social networks:

  • Professional decision-making is becoming more social
    • Traditional influence cycles are being disrupted by Social Media as decision makers utilize social networks to inform and validate decisions
    • Professionals want to be collaborative in the decision-cycle but not be marketed or sold to online; however online marketing is a preferred activity by companies.
  • The big three have emerged as leading professional networks: LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter
    • The average professional belongs to 3-5 online networks for business use, and LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are among the top used.
    • The convergence of Internet, mobile, and social media has taken significant shape as professionals rely on anywhere access to information, relationships and networks
  • Professional networks are emerging as decision-support tools
    • Decision-makers are broadening reach to gather information especially among active users
  • Professionals trust online information almost as much as information gotten from in-person
    • Information obtained from offline networks still have highest levels of trust with slight advantage over online (offline: 92% – combined strongly/somewhat trust; online: 83% combined strongly/somewhat trust)
  • Reliance on web-based professional networks and online communities has increased significantly over the past 3 years
    • Three quarters of respondents rely on professional networks to support business decisions
    • Reliance has increased for essentially all respondents over the past three years
  • Social Media use patterns are not pre-determined by age or organizational
    affiliation
    • Younger (20-35) and older professionals (55+) are more active users of social tools than middle aged professionals.
    • There are more people collaborating outside their company wall than within their organizational intranet

There is more information here on Don Bulmer’s blog: Everyday Influence: SNCR Research Reveals Social Media’s Impact on Business and Decision Making

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