Social Media in Chaos and Risks of Security

posted 6 Feb 2011, 09:55 by Jess Maher   [ updated 7 Feb 2011, 04:36 by James Williamson ]

The Death—and Reinvention—of Management: Part 1

. Among the most important changes being proposed are five basic shifts in management practice:

1.     The firm’s goal (a shift from inside-out to outside-in).

2.     Role of managers (a shift from controller to enabler).

3.     Mode of coordination (from hierarchical bureaucracy to dynamic linking). 

4.     Values practiced (a shift from value to values).

5.     Communications (a shift from command to conversation).

Unintended Consequences: How to Keep Social Media from Becoming a Security Risk

By Minda Zetlin

Social media is a major boon for business -- it helps you connect with customers, report on outages, and even brag about accomplishments. But social media can also expose your plans and aid the competition

social identity, social conformity - Groups may impose unwritten norms on us, warp or exaggerate our decisions, even dull our creativity, but these effects are often the flip side of forces that make groups strong. Despite the modern trend towards fractured neighbourhoods, families and workplaces, humanity cannot survive without banding together. We draw our psychological identity and strength from belonging, and groups provide us support when times are hard (see the research on mutual support groups).

Descartes versus Spinoza

This argument about whether belief is automatic when we are first exposed to an idea or whether belief is a separate process that follows understanding has been going on for at least 400 years.

Why We do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

Which is your favourite social psychology study?

Attempts to organize, summarize, or explain one's own behavior in a particular domain result in the formation of cognitive structures about the self or self-schemata. Self-schemata are cognitive generalizations about the self, derived from past experience, that organize and guide the processing of the self-related information contained in an individual's social experience

Should we trust the wisdom of crowds?

Often people's behaviour, and our own, may say very little about our personalities and much more about the complexities of the situation in which we find ourselves.

The study investigates the 'bystander effect'. In social psychology this is the surprising finding that the mere presence of other people inhibits our own helping behaviours in an emergency. John Darley and Bibb Latane were inspired to investigate emergency helping behaviours after the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964.

The 'halo effect' is a classic finding in social psychology. It is the idea that global evaluations about a person (e.g. she is likeable) bleed over into judgements about their specific traits.