Business, Education, Personal all belong in their own compartment--
Don't cross the line?!? What the Heck?
Will business and education ever realize that life is one big whole? Businesses ignoring the social component won't become Facebook powerhouses.
Educational institutions that refuse to acknowledge that social-computer-mediated communication is the speed of today's society, are NOT going to be around for long. They simply are not supplying the product of students capable of dealing with the "method of business" used in today's environment to their graduates. They are technologically phobic, using outdated internal systems and tenured professors that balk at having to learn something new.
I have watched businesses collapse because of interpersonal relationship failure. Either the HR drama of an interoffice romance, or the dismissal of the fact that employees have feelings in the corporate culture, or a divorce of the CEO, any can become the downfall.
Social CAN NOT be dismissed. It should be the focal point of every single action. You want customer social, employee social, vender social. Social IS the value! The economy sucks! You better provide a reason to love you. I need to believe I am important to you! Prove it!
LIFE is Personal! Whether it is existing at work, at school, or social, it is ALL personal. You don't stop being human upon entering class or your workplace. You are you wherever you go.
Cisco's: The Human Network has a beautiful slogan that touches everyone even NON-geeks. We now all belong to the human network and can visualize our contributions.
Social Media has become a buzz word with some metrics that says. "Ooooh, Now I am successful." When is social valuable.. This was what Seth Godin said succinctly.
Hard to argue with brillance.