18 Ways To Increase Your Digital Presence

Getting or keeping a job in today’s unstable business climate takes coming up with new ideas and new ways to present yourself  – it takes digital presence.

1.analyzing_computer_tv_head_sm_nwmIncreasing your digital presence on social media is a lot more than just updating your status on Facebook or IBM Connections.

Here are 18 sure fire ways to help you get online and noticed. Read along as IBM’s Social Butterfly, Lorian Lipton, motivates you with her 18 Ways To Increase Your Digital Presence, from her blog The Digital Attitude: Becoming Eminent.


Greater IBM, what would you add to these? Have you got any tips to share?



– Posted by Lorian Lipton

Where is Your Internal Social Strategy?



The need for social strategy:

A friend of mine joined an organization recently and emailed to ask me to mentor him on use of social tools within the organization and also to help him create more robust SocialGlamor for him in the wider world.

While chatting with him, I asked, why does he need to use these tools – and his response stumped me! He said he wanted to use these tools to catch up with the people around him who are using them everyday. He did not know WHY he needed to become social. He also mentioned that he does not have time for it but his leadership wants him to become social. This is more dangerous that the Cloned Social concept!

Where are we heading?
What is StrategyThe use of social tools, like Twitter, Facebook, Connections, blogging., etc should make us more productive, is what i understood all along, but recently the pull-push marketing has made the use these tools just a fashion statement. “Because everyone is using it, you should,” is a fallacy and will make more fatigued employees and will defeat the purpose.
Read the complete post on SocialGlamor.

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


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!


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!


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.


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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