Of grumpy cats, the next innovation and the end of (my) blogs

Last Friday I gave a presentation to my bosses about this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, TX, which I attended in March with a colleague.

Highlighting for them the latest digital trends, hardware innovations and hot internet memes showing up IRL at SxSW such as Grumpy Cat (yes there is a glossary of geeky terms at the end of this blogpost, just in case you were now feeling overwhelmed), I realised that there was one major innovation I was missing, and I have been missing ever since I have been writing my first prose: the “scriptwalker”. Continue reading “Of grumpy cats, the next innovation and the end of (my) blogs”

Go where your audience is: what EU communicators can learn from local citizen engagement initiatives at EuropCom

EuropCom workshop citizen engagementI had the pleasure of moderating a workshop on “E-ambassadors: Engaging citizens in a digital world” at EuropCom this week, the largest European conference bringing together local, national and EU public communicators. Continue reading “Go where your audience is: what EU communicators can learn from local citizen engagement initiatives at EuropCom”

Demain, une culture d’entreprise résolument plus démocratique

Article publié à l’origine sur le site d’infos de la RTBF, dans la rubrique Opinions.

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Opinions Aurelie ValtatPour Aurélie Valtat, spécialiste des nouvelles technologies, l’entreprise de demain sera très différente. Conséquence des nouvelles technologies et des modèles véhiculés par les entreprises qui les portent. Continue reading “Demain, une culture d’entreprise résolument plus démocratique”

What do Clay Shirky, Malcolm Gladwell and the Heath brothers have in common?

Actually you don’t need to know who these four authors are to appreciate the blog post, but because I know how curious you are, here is their bio in a nutshell:

Clay Shirky is a professor in New Media at New York University and has written books called Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus.

Malcolm Gladwell is a writer and reporter for the New Yorker and he wrote the bestsellers The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers.

Dan and Chip Heath are two academics who co-wrote the notoriously memorable book Made to stick in 2007. Continue reading “What do Clay Shirky, Malcolm Gladwell and the Heath brothers have in common?”

Plus de 200 amis sur les réseaux sociaux, est-ce humainement possible ?

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Je réagis à un article du Monde daté du 4 juin 2011 et qui porte le titre suivant : “Sur les réseaux sociaux, difficile d’avoir plus de 200 amis”. Dans cet article, l’hypothèse de Dunbar, selon laquelle les groupes sociaux de plus de 150 personnes ne seraient pas viables sans effort supplémentaire de socialisation, est appliqué aux réseaux sociaux, avec des constatations similaires. Continue reading “Plus de 200 amis sur les réseaux sociaux, est-ce humainement possible ?”