The 12 Types of Social Media Users: Which One Are You? (Infographic)

When it comes to how you use social media, are you a lurker? Or more like a Ghost, a Changeling, or a Peacock? Which one are YOU? (Infographic by firstdirect.com)

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- Posted by Regan Kelly

What You’re Talking About This Month

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In this issue:

  • Best of the Blog: Your Top Five for March
  • IBM Honors Eight New Fellows: Congratulations to the Class of 2013
  • Join the Conversation

Best of the Blog: Your Top Five for March

6For the month of March, here are the five most popular blog posts at The Greater IBM Connection blog. In order:

Thanks for visiting and thanks for your comments on the blog!

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IBM Honors Eight New Fellows: Congratulations to the Class of 2013

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty this week marked the 50th anniversary of the IBM Fellows Program by honoring eight IBMers with the company’s highest technical distinction. Only 246 individuals have earned this designation in the company’s history, 85 of whom are active employees.

The Class of 2013

The Class of 2013

“As we have for half a century, IBM is today honoring its most outstanding technologists and their contributions to computing and society,” said Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer.

The eight new fellows – read about them here – join a distinguished tradition of excellence and innovation. Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

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Join the Conversation

One benefit of membership in The Greater IBM Connection group at LinkedIn is the opportunity to take part in – and learn from – the many lively conversations among our 80,000+ members. Ongoing discussions today include:

  • When You Left IBM How Did It Change Your Life – Or Not?
  • How Will Big Data and Social Media Change the Nature of Project Management?
  • Ever Wonder How to Be of Higher Value?

What do you think? You can reply to these and many more – or start your own discussion – if you’re a member of The Greater IBM Connection group of LinkedIn. (Note: The Greater IBM Connection on LinkedIn is not open to contractors.)

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LinkedIn Reaches 200 Million Members

LinkedIn earlier this year reached a major new milestone: 200 million members.

And The Greater IBM Connection’s LinkedIn group has nearly 80,000 of those members.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being an active part of The Greater IBM Connection network – we’re glad you’re here. If you’ve ever been, or are currently, an IBM employee, you are eligible to join our LinkedIn group. (NOTE: This group is not open to contractors.)

In addition, you can always join us on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. See you there!

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In Case You Missed It: Catching Up with Greater IBM

In this issue:

  • IBM Connect 2013 – Watch it anytime
  • What’s new around The Greater IBM Connection
  • Welcome, new members!

IBM Connect 2013 – Watch it anytime

If you’re not in Orlando for IBM Connect 2013 this week, not to worry: you can now see replays of The IBM Connect OGS, Keynote, and many other exciting sessions.
Sessions and SpeakersWe’re happy to let you know that these and many more are available for replay on Livestream.  Watch them anytime, all in this video library.

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What’s new around The Greater IBM Connection

If you haven’t visited the blog lately, here’s a roundup of some popular recent posts you might have missed:

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Welcome!

If you’ve just joined The Greater IBM Connection, welcome. We’re glad to see you here and we know you’re going to enjoy reconnecting and networking with your IBM friends and colleagues.

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  • Facebook: Click the Like button to see Greater IBM news in your Newsfeed.
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  •  LinkedIn: Be a part of one of the largest groups on all of LinkedIn, and join nearly 80,000 Greater IBM Connection community members. Contribute to the conversations or start your own – it’s your community, see you there!
    Social business: it's more than just Facebook.

How to Be a Socialite at IBM Connect 2013! (Or Follow Everything If You Can’t Make It to Orlando)

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With IBM Connect 2013 just a week away, we want to be sure you’re properly prepared to make the most of the conference, the most important Social Business event of the year. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time.

Register now 

And if you aren’t able to be in Orlando, don’t let that stop you from participating! In this helpful post from IBM’s Social Business Insights blog, by Marjorie Madfis, Digital and Social Strategist, IBM Software, see how YOU can stay connected with everything that’s going on. Read it now. 

More:

Details on this year’s IBM Connect

Follow IBM Social Business on Facebook

Get the IBM Social Business Twitter feed

What’s The Buzz for December 2012

Here’s a quick snapshot of what YOU have been talking about for the month of December 2012. Top five discussions/posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, our blog, and Twitter

Greater IBM on LinkedInLINKEDIN DISCUSSION NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES
Why former IBMers who left maybe years ago for any reason are still active on The Greater IBM Connection? 58 (Dec), 128 all time
IBM Leader in Gutting 401(k)s – Forbes 34 (Dec), 39 all time
Has IBM lost the I…apparently in job postings!…(all job adverts are USA…) 33
Lotus No More 27
Great article….Passing of Zig Ziglar 21
Greater IBM on FacebookFACEBOOK POSTS NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES/ SHARES
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has won a place in a BIG year-end list (Ginni Rometty photo and link to CNN story) 228
Green for the holidays! Read about how an IBM Centennial Grant supports the movement for green schools in Singapore (Photo and link to blog story) 112
It’s a matter of subtraction, not addition – try NOT doing these 10 things and see how your work life and happiness levels can improve (link to blog post) 44
#IBMAlumni, here’s another short history quiz for you – who invented the world’s first hard drive? (Photo and link to blog story) 44
#ibm #ibmsimon GreaterIBMers, did you think that the world’s first #Smartphone = #Apple or #Android? Think again… (Photo and link to blog story) 42
BLOG POSTS NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES/ SHARES
Innovation Breakthrough: IBM Chip to Use LIGHT to Significantly Accelerate Your Internet 88
Be Happier at Work: Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now 88
Are You on the Fast Track? New Tech Trends Study Out Now 50
World’s First Smartphone = Apple or Android? Think again… 46
IBM’s 5 in 5: Welcome To The Era of Cognitive Systems 28
TWEETS NUMBER OF RETWEETS
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. – George Van Valkenburg 5
Infographic: what the 2012 #IBMTechTrends results can tell us about skill gaps in technology. 4
#ibm #bigdata #smarteranalytics Free Webcast 12/6 at 11am ET – Leveraging Analytics for Competitive Advantage 4
Factoid: We Spent 121 Billion Minutes on Social Media in One Month 4
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–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

Top Leadership Lessons from 2012

leadershipIt’s been quite a year for leadership lessons.  Any number of the major world events for 2012 could serve as a showcase for how to, or not to, be a great leader…..the London Olympics, Hurricane Sandy, Facebook IPO, Rover Curiosity lands on Mars.  Great leadership seems to grow from great vision, but basics like having a plan and respecting the competition are also key.  Here is a round-up of some of the top leadership lessons from 2012.

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–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

What’s The Buzz for November 2012

Here’s a quick snapshot of what YOU have been talking about for the month of November 2012. Top five discussions/posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, our blog, and Twitter

Greater IBM on LinkedInLINKEDIN DISCUSSION NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES
What’s the most interesting thing you do in your non-work life? 32 (Nov), 266 all time (posted twice)
Baby Boomer Retirement – What Happened? 29 (Nov), 70 all time
Lotus No More 21
Have You Endorsed Anyone w/ LinkedIn’s 1-Click Endorsements? 19
Why former IBMers who left maybe years ago for any reason are still active on The Greater IBM Connection? 15 (Nov), 104 all time
Greater IBM on FacebookFACEBOOK POSTS NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES/ SHARES
Guess who’s at the White House to meet with President Obama today? (Ginni Rometty photo) 634
“Remember the difference between a boss & a leader: A boss says ‘Go!’, a leader says ‘Let’s go!’ ” – E.M. Kelly (quote) 199
Read how an IBM Centennial Grant enabled the public-private partnership of IBM and the Drishtee Foundation to transform poor, isolated Indian villages into instrumented, interconnected and intelligent communities. #IBMvolunteers (link to Citizen IBM story) 129
It’s not your job (entirely). It’s you. But you can get a big boost in your performance and happiness by quitting these bad habits. (link to blog story) 101
12 of the nation’s CEOs – including IBM’s Ginni Rometty – are reportedly feeling optimistic after meeting this week with President Obama at the White House (Ginni Rometty photo) 81
BLOG POSTS NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES/ SHARES
9 Bad Work Habits – and How to Break Them 152
“Marketing is dead”: The Rise of the Social Business Imperative 43
CEOs, Including IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Optimistic after Meeting with President Obama 42
If You’re Ready to Lead, Why Not Join IBM? 29
The Most Common Hiding Places for Work Passwords – Don’t Do This 26
TWEETS NUMBER OF RETWEETS
#IBM has been ranked America’s Most Community-Minded Company: read why Big Blue is #1 13
Remember the difference between a boss & a leader: A boss says ‘Go!’, a leader says ‘Let’s go!’ – E.M. Kelly 8
We all know the #IBM logo….but it wasn’t always this way. From globes to stripes – see its long evolution 7
Women in IT: How deep is the bench? (and we know who’s at the top of the game…) 6
1 – CEOs including IBM’s Ginni Rometty are optimistic after meeting this week w/ President #BarackObama, 2- ‘Success Secrets of The World’s Most Powerful Women’ – don’t miss this! 6 each

–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection

The Tech Trends of 2012, and Looking Ahead to 2013

In this issue:

  • IBM’s 2012 Tech Trends report – It’s about skills
  • New Web lecture, Social Business: Moving from Liking to Leading
  • Connect 2013 – Last few days to get discounted pricing

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IBM Tech Trends report: It’s about skills

You can now see the results of IBM’s groundbreaking 2012 Tech Trends study. And the report’s major finding is a crucial one: IT skills are lacking badly.

In fact, only one in 10 organizations has the skills required today in four critical areas: mobile, business analytics, cloud, and social business. Not only that, but almost 3/4 of students and educators also report moderate to major skill gaps in these key areas.

See the full report, an interactive infographic, and videos on the study’s findings, here. http://bit.ly/SB7Egj

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New Web lecture, Social Business: Moving from Liking to Leading

We have a new Web lecture available, on “IBM Social Business: From Liking to Leading”.

Enterprises today are at the beginning of the era of the social business. The integration of social computing into enterprise design represents an enormous shift in the landscape. And the organizations that successfully transform into social business can reap the benefits – including workforce optimization and deeper customer relationships.

This new Web lecture, free to all and available anytime, is hosted by Scott Neuman, Director, Global Marketing Strategy for Social Business.

Watch it here anytime.  http://bit.ly/YjxBWg

Note: Accessing the lecture library might require a one-time login. (Your login credentials will be remembered when you return.)

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Connect 2013 – Last few days to get discounted pricing

We’re just eight weeks away from Connect 2013, a premiere IBM event and a can’t-miss way to kick off your 2013. A reminder to previous attendees: these are the last few days to get discounted pricing, available until Monday, December 10.

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Attention former IBM employees: Let us know you’re attending!

Registration instructions:

When you register, you will be asked how you heard about the conference. Please select “Other” from the list, and then in the open field,  use the code IBMALUM13. That way, we’ll be able to let you know about special Greater IBMer alumni networking opportunities at and around the event.
register birdRegister now to save:  http://ibm.co/SB3UeL

IBM has announced several speakers for the event, including Alistair Rennie, General Manager, IBM Social Business; Sandy Carter, Vice President of IBM Social Business Sales; and Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President of the IBM Software Solutions Group. More will be announced soon.

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In the meantime, stay connected by:

What’s The Buzz for October 2012

Here’s a quick snapshot of what YOU have been talking about for the month of October 2012. Top five discussions/posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, our blog, and Twitter

Greater IBM on LinkedInLINKEDIN DISCUSSION NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES
What’s the most interesting thing you do in your non-work life? 45
Baby Boomer Retirement – What Happened? 41
Greater IBMers:  What’s your most productive time of day? (Poll) 24 votes, 1 comment
What is the best way for ex-employees to rejoin IBM? 19
Lessons Learned:…What’s one lesson YOU learned at IBM that you use in the rest of your life? 18 Oct, 542 all time
Greater IBM on FacebookFACEBOOK POSTS NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES/ SHARES
Click like if you’ve ever seen this clock in a classroom or on a wall at IBM (photo of clock) 247
Here’s how an IBM mobile employee looked in the late 1950s (photo) 109
That line between your work life and your home life:  is it a thing of the past?  (link to story on work-life balance) 77
Go Big Blue!  #IBM stock is now trading at its all-time high. (link to story) 66
#GreaterIBM:  is Facebook now the first thing you do in the mornings? (link to story) 54
BLOG POSTS NUMBER OF COMMENTS/ LIKES/ SHARES
Today It’s Not Work-Life-Balance, but Work-Life Blend 119
The One Key that Helped Drive the Computer Revolution – Thanks to IBM 99
CIOs and CMOs Partner To Become Co-Designers of the Customer Experience 78
Newsweek Votes IBM Greenest Company in the US 76
5 Top Tips to Starting a Successful Business, by Richard Branson 63
TWEETS NUMBER OF RETWEETS
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.” -Dale Carnegie 10
What is PaaS and why should I care?  IBM CAI has an idea 5
“Culture is what people do when no one is looking.” Ginni Rometty @IBM 5
Big Blue voted the greenest U.S. co. for the 2nd year in a row. Congratulations on the win, #IBM! wp.me/p2kcos-sa #green 5
1 -IBM Master Inventor @andysc tweeted his way to lower energy bills. Join him at #P4SPcha, Oct31 noon ET bit.ly/VmbLf6 @smarterplanet, 2- #IBM Reports Nanotube Chip Breakthrough nyti.ms/QOqvU0 massive!, 3 -What does big data mean for marketing? Interview w/ IBM CMO Jon Iwata on CIOs, CMOs, & the customer experience, 4-Grad schools add bigdata analytics degrees ow.ly/ekycY (from @Computerworld) #ibmanalytics, 5-

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–Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager, The Greater IBM Connection