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Make LinkedIn useful
- Complete your proﬁle: The
more information, the more
people can connect with you
- Endorsements: Give them and
ask for them.
- Maintain your proﬁle: Keep it
fresh and change bits to be
- Updates Try them out, and
post signiﬁcant news there...
- Groups: Find ones which
work for you - and join in
- Meet-ups: Lots of networking
groups start in LinkedIn.
- Connect your proﬁle: Add
apps, especially SlideShare if
you create public documents.
- Say why you are connecting
People won’t always
- Proﬁle views Look at people’s
My top apps and social services
- Diigo (and its close relation,
- Feedly - for all your feed
- Twitter: General serendipity
- LinkedIn: Who? What are they
- Instagram: Fun...
- Evernote: For everything...
- Wordpress: for blogging
- Feedly: For reading blogs and
news sites in one place…
“Eventually the existing skills will become
outmoded. Working backwards...
demands that we acquire new
competencies and exercise new muscles,
never mind how uncomfortable and
awkward-feeling those ﬁrst steps might
Jeﬀ Bezos (Amazon)
- Digital literacy. Important literacies and skills for digital citizens,
professionals and leaders.
- Digital strategy. Creating and sustaining digital strategy in your
organisation. Working with complexity, uncertainty and
- Networks. Network theory and how human social networks work.
- Web history & culture. How the web has developed and the online
cultures that have emerged as a result.
- Exponentiality. The scale and speed of digital change - drivers and
long term trends.
- Social media. Platform types, personal and organisational uses.
- Dataﬁcation: The massive growth of data and its uses.
- Internet of Things. The parallel process of software radically
changing the way things are thought about and done.
- Privacy and publicness. The issues and shifting debate around
personal presence and personal data.
- Digital commerce. How e-commerce has evolved. The mechanics
of selling online. Selling in an omni-channel.
- Media and advertising. How media, search engines and advertising
Let’s take a look at
! Digital literacy
The ability to start focused (and stay focused) on the right thing and not be
distracted by the digital world (which provides endless opportunities for distraction).
2. Crap detection
Critical thinking and knowing how to spot and ﬁlter out poor quality information
Taking part in the community that the internet gives you access to, in a way that
beneﬁts both you and that community.
Contributing and adding value to virtual communities, collective intelligence and
5. Network smarts
Understanding how social networks work, and how to use them in a beneﬁcial way.
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