I just wanted to post a quick thought or two prior to the Guardian online Q&A regarding social media and social enterprise. No idea how interesting it’s going to be and it’s the first time I’ve done one of these so while I tweeted about my approach earlier in the week, I can see me being more of a lurker. We’ll see how it goes. I guess from the ‘pulling no punches’ line I think we should be honest with how the social web is affecting our businesses and changing world around us. The web should be a place where we can discuss the challenges ahead and not use it merely as a channel to push our wares.
How are we doing in adapting to the changes technology brings?
I think it’s worth mentioning here that We Share Stuff is currently working on an event that will look into what could be described as the mostly unregulated and largely voluntary area of social media practice tutoring / mentoring. As we see more and more training events and ‘masterclasses’ in social media cropping up, the ethics of the social web is arguably quite relevant right now. Watch this space for more.
So yes, i’m looking at joining the dots here. I feel social enterprises should do all they can to make the most of the social web. And by that I don’t mean it in terms of sales.