Three Ways Social Networking Leads To Better Business
By Scott Hebner
How social are you?
Are you networking? Have you tweeted something or updated your LinkedIn status this week? Liked or shared something on Facebook or Instagram this week? More importantly, are you using social networking to learn, gain knowledge, engage with experts on what interests you? Are you sharing your knowledge? If so, you are not alone. More than seven in 10 employed people are now active social networkers as Social Networking has become the Number One use of the internet. There are more than two billion social connections generating more than three billion expressions per day. Overall, we know that 94% of people use social networking to learn, 78% to share knowledge and 49% to access needed expertise. The effect? The human condition is being radically amplified. Think about it.
Every time someone creates a social expression, more data is generated and shared. Think about all the data that’s out there: eMarketer says there are 1.73 billion using social networks and the number will rise to 2.55 billion by 2017. In fact, 90 percent of all data was created in just the past two years. And most of this new data is a new kind of data. It’s human data, providing rich insights into the behaviors, sentiment, activities and views of large numbers of people. We are witnessing the emergence of the “human face” of data and the unprecedented creation and sharing of knowledge. Our global economy has become a knowledge economy. The strength of this collective knowledge enables all of us to rapidly find answers to our questions, act with greater confidence, and influence others in entirely new ways. It’s clear that our world is experiencing a societal and economic force never seen before. What does all of this social activity mean for business? We see three trends emerging: 1) Social has become the new “production line” for business. Gone are the days when an employee had to be tied to a desk or...
...transmitted, or more briefly, behavior through social learning.
Folkways Vs Mores
The world is one, big community which is made up of several different societies that are distinct from one another. These societies have their own history, laws, beliefs, traditions, practices, customs, and ways of life.
These make each society different and shape how their people act. Even a nation or country can have societies or ethnic groups that differ, each according to their own customs, traditions, and religions which they have followed from their ancestors.
These beliefs, habits, practices, rules, customs, traditions, and manners are called by different names. They are called etiquette, decorum, propriety, values, virtues, folkways, and mores. While these terms may have similar meanings, they have different connotations.
Folkways are shared customs or beliefs that have become part of the common culture of a group or society. They are habits of a certain individual that has been generally accepted by society and which are followed by its other members. It is a term which was introduced in 1907 by William Graham Sumner, an American sociologist. He defined it as informal social conventions which have no moral importance but became the customary behavior of the group because of their repetition.
They are the feelings, thinking, and actions which slowly developed as men repeatedly use them to satisfy their basic needs. In time, these...
Theme: The Generation Gap
Research Question: How has the generation gap affected the current generation and caused a negative change in society’s values?
According to http://investopedia.com, the generation gap refers to the differences found between members of different generations. More specifically, it is used to describe the differences in actions, beliefs and tastes between the younger generations in comparison to the older generations. Within Trinidad and Tobago, factors of the generation gap are quite evident in society. Several norms, mores and values established by the previous generations have been undermined and obviated by the current generation, the generation gap is also prevalent in today’s music, fashion and the way we speak. As such, it has been observed that the delicate structure and order of society which has enforced proper ethics and morals amongst its citizens has begun to deteriorate, given way to a more chaotic and immoral generation. It is a fact of life that the generation gap “is something that has existed and will continue to exist as long as man resides on this earth. It is not restricted to certain parts of the world, to certain times of human history or to certain cultures. That is why this "clash" is a fact of a life accepted by all generations, all over the world and through all time. This topic will help me investigate the reasons why the differences of generation gap have...
...St Thomas More
Christianity has developed significantly throughout the Common Era. After Constantine legalised Christianity in 325 CE, support grew and soon Christianity became a worldwide religion. There have been numerous Saints and Reformers that have played key roles in shaping the Church into what we know today. Saint Thomas More had a large impact on the Church, both during their lifetime and still in present day.
Born in Milk Street in London, on 7 February 1478. The Catholic Church finally worshiped st Thomas more in 1935. More was King Henry VIII of England’s main therapist, the king discussed everything with St Thomas More and he made every choice with him, He was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, he was noted the Renaissance humanist.
In 1505, he married his cherished Jane Colt who gave birth to four children, and when she died at an early age, he married a widow, Alice Middleton, to be the mother of his little children. Intelligence and a reformer, this educated man well-known by Bishops and professors among his friends, and by 1516 wrote his popular book "Utopia".
St. Thomas More was killed for not obeying King Henry VIII’s choice to divorce his wife and, whist that was happening King Henry VIII announced that he would be the head of the Church in England. Thomas More was against this double divorce, and paid very deeply for it; as for...
...Sir Thomas More- UTOPIA
Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of King’s Bench, after his earlier education at St. Anthony’s, he was placed, as a boy, in the household of Cardinal John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor. It was not usual for persons of wealth or influence and sons of good families to be so established together in a relation of patron and client. The youth wore his patron’s livery, and added to his state. The patron used, afterwards, his wealth or influence in helping his young client forward in the world.
Thomas More is travelling as Henry the Eighth’s ambassador in the Low Countries in the early 1500s when he encounters his friend Peter Giles. Giles introduces More to an acquaintance of his, Raphael Hythloday, who is with Giles at the time.
His book,, Utopia” describes a perfect society governed by an ideal socio-politico-legal system. Therefore, the idea of the impossibility of a perfect society is built into the very name of the genre. In common parlance, people will refer to an impossible or unrealistic proposal as “utopian.” In this sense, the term is emphasizing not the perfection but the naïveté of such projects. Focusing on what he saw as the main problem of his time, More emphasized social order, conformity, meaningful work, and religious tolerance, sometimes termed “toleration.” More tries to...
...AP European History
Sir Thomas More
Thomas More was an influential politician and a defender of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a friend of Erasmus and of King Henry VIII, and a very religious man, once seriously considering joining a monastery. However, he eventually decided on law school. He married Jane Colt, fathering four children with her: Margaret, Elizabeth, Cicely, and John. Then, Jane died and he re-married, this time to Alice More. Although he did not actually have kids with her, he loved her daughter as his own, and later becoming the guardian of a young lady named Anne Cresacre, bringing the number of kids in his household to six. Although one of his other friends called his wife a “hook-nosed harpy”, Erasmus insisted that Thomas was happy in his marriage.
More believed that educating women was just as important as educating men, and he served as the tutor to his own daughters, giving them the same classical education as his son John. Margaret, in particular, mastered Greek and Latin, once having a letter of hers shown to the Bishop of Exeter, who could not help but admire it for its correct Latin spelling and grammar. Because he was so moved by the letter, he sent her a gold coin from Portugal as a gift. They usually didn’t do that in those days.
At the start of his political career, More was one of the two undersheriffs in London. Later he became Master of Requests, and then a...
...TRAGIC HERO: SIR THOMAS MORE Tragedy is a theme that is shown throughout the play A Man for All Seasons, Sir Thomas More is the man that this tragedy is shown in. The story of Sir Thomas More is one of which a man must choose between what his king wants and his own morals. More's tragic hero ways are shown when he goes against his king and sticks with his Catholic ways, by doing this More faces many obstacles and criticism to do what he feels is right and in the end he becomes a martyr for his beliefs. A tragic hero is summarized as a man/woman who has gone from joy to anguish over what they are standing for. Characteristics of these people are that they are a high person who face their fate with dignity, all of which Sir Thomas More accomplished.
One of More's greatest strength is his faith. He brings this in very heavy with his own family, by talking with them in religious sense some times and by enforcing himself with his faith which his family endures and adores. When he is enforcing his laws on his family he is not violent or abusive, for instance, when he punishing his daughter he neither slaps or strikes her but instead he hits her with a feather not to cause damage but to send a message across. Sir Thomas loves his family with all of his heart and he tries to give them all he can, he does this in ways like giving his daughter the best education in all the land and by giving his wife a nice home...
...Sir Thomas More and Utopia
One of my favorite movies of all time is Ever After: A Cinderella Story. It is a 1998 film adaption of the fairy tale Cinderella and stars Drew Barrymore as the lead female character named Danielle de Barbarac. Danielle’s mother dies very early in her life and as a result Danielle and her father are very close. Her father remarries a baroness with two daughters. Shortly after, her father dies of a heart attack. Danielle now has very few possessions to call her own: a beautiful gown and slippers that had belonged to her mother, the loyalty of the manor's three remaining servants, and her father's copy of Utopia, by Thomas More.
The story ends happily ever after, with Danielle marrying the handsome prince and ridding of her terrible step-mother and step-sisters. The one thing I wanted to know more about in the movie was the book Danielle’s father gave her. Why was Utopia so inspiring to her? Who was the man who wrote this book? Was the book fiction or fact? After reading my syllabus for History 101, I knew right away that I’d like to find out more about Thomas More and Utopia.
Thomas More was more than just an author. He was also a lawyer and statesman. Throughout his lifetime, More earned a reputation as a leading humanist scholar and occupied many public offices, including that of Lord Chancellor from 1529 to 1532. He was married...
...of Sir Thomas More by William Roper. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 1990.
Warnicke, Retha M. Wicked Women of Tudor England: Queens, Aristocrats, Commoners. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print.
While much is known about Sir Thomas More and his accomplishments, less is known pertaining to his wives and their stories. A lot of what is known and accepted has come from various biographers of Sir Thomas More’s life, as well as different letters and writings from More and his various acquaintances. More recent biographies have begun to clean the names of Jane and Alice More. Renaissance biographers like William Roper and Nicholas Harpsfield criticized Alice More in their biographies, while biographers from the early twentieth century like Percy Allen have criticized both Jane and Alice More for being disobedient and shrewish towards Sir Thomas More. Recent historians like Retha Warnicke have sought out to distinguish the facts from these earlier sources in order to clear these two women from their early misconceptions.
William Roper and Nicholas Harpsfield were one of the first biographers of Thomas More and they gave a negative viewpoint on Alice More, Thomas More’s second wife. Roper’s biography portrayed More as a saintly figure, praising him at every opportunity. This in turn gave a...