Top 5 CIO Tweets of the Week - August 21, 2009post by Chris Curran on August 21, 2009
I’m posting this weeks Top 5 list from Beijing as I get ready for the CTO Forum Conference. Sorry if my writing seems a bit jet-lagged and for the low volume (read: none) of Tweets. China still seems a bit put off by Twitter.
1-2. The first post set of a series of conversations about the differences between a list of IT thought leaders on Twitter and a list of CIOs on Twitter and a follow-up message from Jason Hiner, TechRepublic’s Editor in Chief. Participation in Twitter and other social media will favor those CxOs whose businesses depend on it rather than large, Fortune 500 type CIOs. Still, in my perfect world, CIOs would see the value in participating AND some would be seen as IT thought-leaders.
3. A post made in jest, but one that set of two actions. First, several people angrily asked if he really thought that EA was dead. I think EA effectiveness is a good topic and I will put that on the list for a future post. Second, as Gene reports, spambots pummeled him with Tweets pertaining to the “xxx” part of his message.
4. I’m a big believer in using several different methods to get your point across. As many of us are visual thinkers and learners, drawing and diagramming is a great skill to develop. This is true for a business analyst and the CIO.
5. Another interesting topic is social CRM - the mashup of traditional CRM and Social Media. Michael posed that massive ad hoc communities form on-line in unexpected ways and were difficult to plan for. After some back and forth, Michael provided the “United Breaks Guitars” video on YouTube as an example of something United could never have predicted or planned for but needs to accept and even embrace.