Things are changing

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week.

@MeriWalker – “Higher education is like a corpse propped up in the corner of a building that’s rotting out from under it.

[email protected] – “How long will you tolerate domination, coercion and manipulation in the workplace? For as long as they pay you?

You don’t need a banker – by @robpatrob

This idea was truly “disruptive”. The actual tools were inferior to the opposition. Their context was superior.

THIS is what my new book is all about.

It is a contextual guide that will, I hope, help you see the context and so the mindset issues that can either trap you or empower you.

Exhibit A: Toronto Star: We’re the source material for news

We do 90 per cent of the legwork. For all the budget-slashing, the Star still delivers an enviable package of local, national and international news coverage, plus award-winning investigative reporting, expert analysis and diverse commentary.

Exhibit B: GigaOm: blogs & Twitter picked up journalistic slack

But as Carr points out, it was exactly those Twitter accounts and bloggers who kept the heat on Armstrong and the doping allegations while the mainstream sports press were celebrating his achievements: Twitter users like @TheRaceRadio and @UCI_Overlord, and a relatively little-known blog called NYVelocity — a site run by a commercial photographer and amateur cycle-racer. Since founder Andy Shen didn’t have any connection to cycle-racing, he was free to pursue whatever stories he wanted, and others picked up and redistributed his links and commentary.

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