Impact of 2007 SEC Rules on Online Communication

This is a video I shot during a panel featuring a colleague I call Intel’s BlogFather, Bryan Rhoads.

When moderator Brian Solis asked for a social media guidelines guru, I suggested Bryan, who has been helping Intel get started with a family of blogs (2006-2007), drafting social media guidelines and a Digital IQ course to helps educate and share best practices across the company.

This panel included: Richard Brewer-Hay of Ebay, Bryan Rhoads of Intel, Tom Foremski of Silicon Valley Watcher and ZDNet, and David Gelles of Financial Times.

The talk  showed that there is still much pioneering work going on, which means the next phase will be the settlers who implement newly sanctioned practices inside companies.

Will the SEC  someday require companies to release appropriate financial information on a timely basis over Twitter and inside Facebook?

Here are some related items form the panel:

There’s a Time for Everything: Consume, Digest, Excercize & Create

Tom Foremski has been saying this to me and many others for years:  we’re in conversation overload.  I agree, but I still see many people feeling like they’re in information overload.  Both leave you starving for time to “get away” and “think.”

Today reading his “IMHO” ZDNet blog “We live in the conversation age and not the thinking age,” I felt the wonderful blend of new world desires tempered with old school reality.  He does that so well.  This got me thinking, “How do people do it?”  “How am I staying on top of my game…of life?”

There are prolific people like Robert Scoble (coverage from Davos — even this YouTube brush with Bono paraphrasing writer Thomas Friedman: “don’t change your lightbulbs…change your leaders!”), Jeremiah Owyang (just spoke at Intel’s sales conference) and others who quickly, regularly consumer tons of “content,” blog posts, news, videos…then they make sense of what’s valuable, put it into context for themselves and share it.  This is a creative process that require a wondrous metabolism.  On top of that, they’re out meeting people, talking at events and helping, inspiring friends and business acquaintances to learn and move ahead.

I don’t have the wondrous metabolism, but I have changed some things in the past few years.  I’ve pulled passion up front and center.  I’ve opened up more and tried to help more people — more willing to make mistakes and more eager to include others who can help me.  Although I’ve been temporarily separated from my wife and kids for 18 months, I dedicate time for talking, thinking, praying and taking care of necessities for them.  I’d like my efforts to be more thoughtful and trusted by those I’m with, but this requires self enlightening time, time for dreaming and securing one foot on the ground.

So I’d agree that we’re swarmed by many conversations.  Rather then duck and cover, I try to suck it up!  Run with it.  Remember my principles and build my character every chance I get.  Whether its information or conversation or creation overload, what we do for ourselves and one another is only as good as our minds are sharp, spirits are alive, bodies are in motion and hearts are pumpin’ with love.

I better get more slim moleskin notepads!! By the way, I agree that Portland is a place the lets you think…or not think when you want.  Love that city!

PodTech’s BlogHaus at CES Was The Place to Be

CES2008_LasVegas 011, originally uploaded by KenEKaplan.

For the second year in a row at CES, PodTech’s BlogHaus was the place to be whenever you weren’t on the showroom floor, eating or taking a bathroom break (notice I didn’t say sleeping). It was a great place to see friends like Tom Foremski, Michael Johnson, John Furrier, Reboot gaming guru Rio Pasino, Robert Scoble and his video shooting/editing partner in crime Rocky. I got to catch up with many of them and made new friends. The PodTech crew pumped out lots of great video, audio and blog stories from the BlogHaus, located deep inside the bellissima albergo di Bellagio.

I got to hear about the blogger bus ride from the Bay Area and see what Tom Foremski was excited about as he arrived in Las Vegas for CES 2008. Here’s a look at one thing Tom released from CES:

MP4 Video Video | 09:36 | Posted by Tom Foremski | January 10th, 2008 5:44 amNext week I’m launching – the ten minutes of Robert Scoble you need to see each day 🙂

Robert is an extraordinary and tireless media producing machine. He would run 24/7 if he could, and he sometimes does.

Here are a couple of days of Robert at CES2008 in Las Vegas and the PodTech BlogHaus, (which was a great place to hang out…)

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