A New Employee Communications Blog
While the world of PR blogs grows, there still are few blogs dedicated solely
to internal communications (which, I happen to believe, is the most important
communication effort in which a company can engage)...
Blogger Editorial Calendar Is Here
If you are like most bloggers, you often discover that finding time to blog can
be an issue. With so many things on your agenda, blog posting can drop to the
very bottom of the list. Time is precious. Successful time management requires
Forrester Evaluating Corporate Blogging Solutions
Li: My definition of a blogging solution is a software or service that
enables the online publication and management of a blog. At a minimum, the solution
should allow the user to set up...
Communication at its Best/Worst
We've all played the old game of "telephone" in school. You remember, you sit
in a circle and someone starts by whispering something into another person's ear...
Hack Endangers Sensitive Word Docs?
Here's a potential ticking time bomb. To the Microsoft Office team, you have what
could be a sizable PR problem on your hands. It's unclear though what this does,
but I would get...
Comments Are Integral Parts Of The Conversation
While I'm still having a bit of difficulty
figuring out whether the 30Boxes calendaring
service is worth spending any time with or not, I'm having no such difficulty
in seeing the value of a service like coComment.
The concept of this is brilliantly simple - provide a means through which any
comment you make on any blog (anyone's blog, including your own) are aggregated
in a single place so that you can clearly see all those comments from different
places and thus get the broad picture of all the online conversations you are
taking part in, anywhere. Read more about how it works here.
Not only that, you can then add a bit of code to your own site which displays
your latest comments, wherever you make them. I'm trying that out which you can
see in the right-hand column.
It gets even better as you can also share your aggregated place on the coComment
website so anyone else can also see what you say and where you say it. A sort
of shared personal place for all your conversations. A great way to stimulate
more conversation with and by others. Take a look - here's my
And more! You - and anyone else - can also subscribe to an RSS
feed of your comment place so you can get all the comments you've made to
a particular post. That RSS feed will also deliver anyone else's comments to a
particular post you've commented on.
Now that's a conversation. It makes redundant anyone's notion of where
you comment is an important thing. It's not. Who cares where the conversations
take place when you can track them, wherever they happen?
coComment is in beta (of course) and you need an invitation to participate. If
my experience is any indicator, just go to the home page, fill in the details
there and you may get an email invite from coComments directly. That's what I
did a few days ago.
This is a terrific service. It works on the major
blogging platforms. Still in development, as I said, and the developers have
lots of ideas for it. One I'm
hoping to see soon - a fully-automated way to capture your comments into coComment.
I've got the coComment capture
bookmarklet in Firefox, but I keep forgetting to click it when I leave a comment
Neville Hobson is the author of the popular NevOn
blog which focuses on business communication and technology.
Neville is currentlly an independent communication practitioner helping companies
build dynamic relationships with customers, employees, shareholders and other
key audiences and influencers. Visit Neville Hobson's blog: NevOn.