Social Media and Workplace Productivity

In a new Pew Research Center survey, American workers have some mixed feelings about how social media affects their workplace productivity. Fifty-six percent of workers who use social media for work-related purposes said it distracts them from other work they need to do. But the same percentage said social media ultimately helps their job performance, […]

Some Thoughts on Twitter (University Social Media Ban Conclusion)

This is Maura Thomas from RegainYourTime.com. This is the conclusion of my interview with Charles Palmer, the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies, of Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. Please click the link at the top of the page to read the earlier parts. Please click below to hear […]

University Social Media Ban Pt. 2

This is Maura Thomas from RegainYourTime.com. This is part two of my interview with Charles Palmer, the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies, of Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. Please click the link at the top of the page to read earlier parts. Please click below to hear the […]

University Social Media Ban Pt. 1

This is Maura Thomas from RegainYourTime.com. This is part one of my interview with Charles Palmer, the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies, of Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. Please click the link at the top for an introduction to this interview. Please click below to hear the transcript, […]

Social Media Efficiency for Newbies, Part 2 of 2

Yesterday I gave some information about differences in social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace, and gave a couple of analogies to help you to keep your use of them in perspective. Something else to consider when evaluating social media is WHY are you thinking about it?  Business? Pleasure? Some combination?  Your goals will […]

Social Media Efficiency for Newbies, Part 1 of 2

Everyone is giving advice about social media, and it’s a topic I get asked about a lot.  I’ve shared some information before, in this post and this post.  Certainly you can ask 10 different people questions about social media, and get 10 different answers.  I don’t think the rules have become entirely apparent yet.  But here are […]

Keeping Up with Communication: Convenience vs. Control

How do you keep up with social media?  How do you find the time?  I get asked some version of this question every day, and in fact I deliver trainings on the topic.  The tools you choose to use have a huge impact on how well you can keep up with the flood of communication caused […]