Latest Edelman survey on 'trust' suggests that peers are fast fading as a source but that 'accredited experts' are rising quickly. Big implications for developing thought leaders within your organisation.
Author suggests that social networks are too clunky and that next big thing will be micro-networks that form as groups with something temporarily in common come together. Name-checks some operations already doing this around conferences.
Shirky identifies anonymity and scale as contributors to a tragedy of the commons in online discussions: there's a tension between what everyone would benefit from -- considered conversation -- and what is possible for the individual -- grabbing attention through snakiness. But it doesn't have to be this way.