Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week.
Supreme Court of Canada: copyright law should not stand in the way of technological progress – via @mgeist
The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation – by @kanter
Curation has nothing to do with personal expression or sharing nor with collecting links, tweets or blog posts that you may find interesting. Curation is all about helping your audience dive in and make sense of a specific topic, issue, event or news story. It is about collecting, but it is also about explaining, illustrating, bringing in different points of view and updating the view as it changes. It is also about sharing with your community – not passing along stuff that you have not read or contextualize or shooting out links. But engaging in dialogue to help them make sense.
Four ways social networking has forever changed the way we work – by @joemckendrick
Companies have means to better leverage the knowledge coursing through their corporate veins to turn around distressed lines of business.
Unlike the traditional model for outsourcing firms contracting out functions or processes to an outside firm individuals are starting to outsource their problem-solving and their own professional development.
The 9-to-5 rut had been withering on the vine for a number of years, and social networking is putting the final stakes in the industrialized, command-and-control model of management.
Close to seven out of ten respondents (69%) report that their companies have gained measurable business benefits [italics mine], including more innovative products and services, more effective marketing, better access to knowledge, lower cost of doing business, and higher revenues.
Why are we always so ‘busy’ without reflection time? via @jimbobtyer
Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.
What, me, busy?
Marsh Wren by Simon Pierre Barrette