Category Archives: Social media

The Value of Facebook

Is Facebook worth more than $30 a share?  We will find out tomorrow and more importantly, in the days to come.  But it’s been worth a lot to me, so the question of what the value of Facebook is in … Continue reading

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Back in peaceful Merida this week looking at social capital

I am so happy to be back in Merida this week, to follow up on the article I wrote about the Other Mexico last month and to meet many of Mexicans and ex-patriates who wrote me with their comments about … Continue reading

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What’s different this time in Mideast changes?

Author Malcolm Gladwell told Fareed Zaharia on the terrific new CNN program Global Public Square (GPS) that social media role in Mideast uprisings was “overhyped.”  He pointed to successful revolutions that took place pre-Facebook, in particular the fall of the Berlin … Continue reading

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Social capital in the other Mexico…

Apologies for not blogging more recently but I was living and studying in Merida, Yucatan for a month. Here’s an op-ed I just wrote for the Washington Post asking why is it that this city in Mexico is doing so … Continue reading

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Comments on new World Bank Social Media Guidelines

Dear World Bank Social Media Working Group:  Congratulations on all the work that has been done this year on Social Media. It’s great that you have opened a consultation on the new guidelines that will be open through Janury 15.  Here … Continue reading

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Wherein the author explains the blog’s title

One night a year ago, I was in a World Bank conference room at midnight, part of a team working hard on the 2009 Development Marketplace.  100 finalists had arrived from all over the world with their ideas on climate … Continue reading

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Public Sector scores high marks for Digital IQ

The L2 Digital IQ Index for 100 public sector organizations (including not just US government agencies but also international organizations, advocacy groups and more) was released today.  I had a chance to see a preview of the findings last Thursday.  … Continue reading

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