Thursday, December 31, 2009

Boy, it's been a long time

Sorry for being so slow to update this blog. It is looking like it has cobwebs. Really, I've been very busy implementing and had very little time to write. Over the next few weeks, I'll hopefully be adding some thoughts. In the meantime, see tidbits on my twitter feed @jimworth.

I've been busy engaging with the 2.0 Adoption Council. It is a great bunch of smart people doing similar Enterprise 2.0 work at some of the largest companies in the US and Europe. Look for some more links in the New Year, but in the meantime here's the latest that contains a small contribution by me:
Practical Advice for 2010 on 2.0 Adoption

Happy New Year. 2010 will be a breakout year for Enterprise 2.0 applications!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

More Links from Recent Weeks

The links just keep coming in. Here are a few highlights from the past few weeks. All found through twitter feed. Great resource for the social media strategist.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Scientists Tweet Too

A colleague shared a story recently from Nature June 25, 2009 called "breaking the convention?". It discussed how blogs and twitter are opening up scientific meetings to those not actually there.

It's a great story. I've experienced this at several conferences already this year. I was able to follow based on the twitter stream in real time and then had a transcript of audience comments well afterward. You can do it too. Almost every technical conference today has a hash tag (e.g #e2conf) and every session has a hashtag with session number (#e2conf1). After the conference is over (or during the sessions) go to twitter, search on that hashtag and wallahh!, you have the insight. It's great to view the twitter log along with the slides to get the full picture.

Some go on to package up the tweets using a tool like and end up with a nice PDF suitable for archiving and sharing.

Glad to see this coming to the scientific community too.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How I met Andrew Spong

I had a great talk with a colleague today, Andrew Spong of the UK. He and I never actually met before, but in 30 minutes had a great conversation and found many things in common. Here's how it happened.

Back in February, I decided to open a twitter account. After hearing a interesting talk at The Innovators Club in Philadelphia, I began to follow tweets from several of the attendees. It started with 5 or 10 people, I started to comment and before I knew it, I was getting a steady stream of edited and filtered technical news, links, techniques, and general strategic insight on the direction of Social Media and Social Networking.

Fast forward a few months and I started following more and more people in my specific field, application of social media in Pharma. I found @Pharmaguy, then based on his retweets, found @Jonmrich. Jon announced he was presenting at an upcoming Pharma social media conference in NYC on July 23.

I had a conflict and couldn't attend, but ended up intriged by the tweets coming from the event, all using the hashtag #bdi during that morning. I couldn't put down my iPhone to pay attention to what I was really supposed to be listening to, so I multitasked and followed the event on the 2.5 inch screen. When I got back to the office, I continued to follow the event on my PC, noticed it was being streamed live on blog talk radio, and now I was really engaged.

When the event was over, I went to, (found that from a friend who did the same at the #e2conf in boston) selected a search on #bdi and packaged up all the tweets from the conference. Adding to that, I was able to download mp3s of the entire event from blog talk radio and I re-lived the event the next morning and afternoon on my commute.

Well, what does this have to do with Andrew Spong you say....hold's coming.

After I had all the tweets in one place, I thought maybe I should reach out to some of the more frequent tweeters who attended the event. I took the tweet transcipt and did some simple excel text manipulation and found about 20 unique twitter accounts representing the majority of the commentary during the conference. I figured these must be interesting people and began following a number of them. Well some were not so interesting, but some were very engaging. Andrew Spong was one of them in the engaging group (31 tweets during the event). We began following each other, and then commenting on each others tweets.

I decided it would be a good idea to make contact, did a DM (direct message), exchanged email addresses and arranged the call that finally occurred today.

That's how it happens in the world of online social networking. Thanks twitter!

I told Andrew the story when we finally spoke today and he said "hey that would make a great blog post" be the judge.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Early Morning run in Millenium Park, Chicago in late July.
Taken with iPhone 3Gs.
I went on to have a great day learning how Accenture has implemented a powerful social media strategy for it's 150,000+ employees.
All in all...a good day (except for the thunderstorms in Newark which extended the trip an extra day, but we won't talk about that)

Monday, June 1, 2009

What is and How to Twitter Video

Found this "How to" Video on the UK Telegraph: Video

Slide Share Experiment on Social Media

Presented this at a recent GPSEG meeting:

Namechk - Check your identity in Social Media

Great site: to see if your name is available in various sites:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Social Media / Social Pharma Links

5/3 Facebook 10 Privacy Tips - stay safe out there!
5/3 10 Websites that will matter in 2009 - betcha you'll find something you didn't know
5/3 32 Tips for using Social Media - Smart people here
5/3 Check availability of your name on dozens of social media sites - What a list of SM sites!
5/3 Dose of Digital - Pharma and Healthcare Social Media Wiki

4/15 Pfizer Top Pharma Social Brand -
4/15 Vitrue top 100 social media brands
4/15 A wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples 500+ examples
4/15 Social Media at Work statistics

Thursday, April 9, 2009

JimWorth's List of Cool Tweets

I've been tweeting for about a month now. It's great to keep up with friends, follow trends, and generally stay engaged with a subset of my network.

They are all great, or I would not be following them. But a few of them stand out and make my list of Cool Tweets.

@jordanayan - email newsletter provider to the stars
@nealwiser - maniac and social networker
@aaron116 - insightful social networking
@DanielEndy - scary brilliant
@ericjsilva - brilliant and witty - but silent for months :-(
@salesleadertodd - more energy than a room full of toddlers
@csrollyson - linked in guru, midwest zone
@edcallahan - linked in guru, eastern zone
@wilreynolds - SEO guru, just short of the energy level of todd

2nd wave added 5/4/09
@kevinkruse - Health 2.0 research and analysis
@ChiefBeaker - keeping up with the Pharma industry
@timoreilly - Coined the term Web 2.0 - lots of updates / insight

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Websites in the network

Finally got the blog updated

OK, I've had for about 9 years now. I've decided it's time to start using it. Don't expect much, but rather a landing place where I can post things I find interesting.

You can find me on linked in and twitter. If we know each other and are not yet connected on LinkedIn, send me an invitation!

Stay tuned.