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The Rivers of Information Process is essentially using social tech tools to streamline one’s accrual of knowledge.

The Rivers of Information Process is essentially using social tech tools to streamline one’s accrual of knowledge.

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  • 1. Learning to filter the abundance of online information to increase your career IQRivers of Information
  • 2. The Rivers of Information Process is essentially using social tech tools tostreamline one’s accrual of knowledge.• Developing an ability to digest and redistribute valuable pieces from thismassive flow creates an advantage in the traditional marketplace.• Multiply this info-gathering method times all the people in your workforceand you will have a distinct advantage on the
  • 3. When people think of social technology, their first efforts typically go to usingit as a marketing tool.Truth be known, most organizations would derive more value from buildingpowerful rivers of information than trying to figure out how to use Facebook intheir marketing. See the infographic on the next slide for a visual illustrationof how organizations can grow with Rivers of
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  • 5. We will now walk you through steps on instituting Rivers of
  • 6. Build a system for aggregating streams of information.Start with an application to connect to RSS feeds (e.g. Google Reader,
  • 7. Setup a Twitter management application like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite tomanage Twitter sources of
  • 8. If you own an iPad, load Flipboard and attach it to your streams ofinformation - or find an application that does the same thing on whateverdevice you
  • 9. Learn to use alert systems so you can track any piece of information that willbe valuable to you (,, Google Alerts, etc)
  • 10. Identify the top Twitterati (Twitterers) in your industry via tools and
  • 11. Identify the top 10 bloggers in your industry (
  • 12. Identify all the sources of newsletters in your industry.• Bloggers• Institutions• Companies• Government Bureaus• Thought leaders• Online
  • 13. Identify all the analytics and statistics sources for your
  • 14. Identify any consultants or analysts that follow your industry and write
  • 15. Identify what competitors that you want to
  • 16. Make a list of keywords you would like to run alerts on so you always see anymention of that subject - set up the
  • 17. Check with your co-workers and ask what the most valuable sources ofinformation they follow are, so you know you have not missed
  • 18. Divide this information streams above into A and B categories using the 20/80principal where you send the most valuable 20% to your email every day soyou always read it for sure.Send the 80% to your secondary river management system using the
  • 19. Make a conscious effort to digest this information flow for at least 30 minuteseach
  • 20. Once the flow of information is refined, build a system to archive and storethe bits of information that you might want to use in the future.You can use systems like Evernote or OneNote, or just store them in files onyour hard drive in an organized
  • 21. Constantly refine your river so it is always improving and always yielding thekinds of information that will be valuable to you.Drop sources that prove to be weak, and add new sources you find that
  • 22. Teaching Technologyto the Non-Technology Leader.Technology never stops evolving and we never stop following it. Led byinternational technology speaker Scott Klososky, we’re a teamrelentlessly focused on capturing and translating ways organizations canuse technology to win markets, adapt cultures, and remain ahead of thecurve for years to come. From public and private workshop tracks to full-scale organizational technology assessments and digital outreachblueprint strategies, we’ve got enterprise technology growth covered.Take a closer look 359-3910info@fpov.comvision you can use