For nearly 50 years, James Bond has dodged bullets, blades, and venereal diseases. Now we’ll see if he can survive a social media firestorm. In the latest installment of the franchise, “Skyfall,” 007 swaps his iconic martini for a Heineken—and fans are already turning to social media
to air their grievances. Careful, Mr. Bond.
Whether you’re on social media to complain or check in with the world, you’ll likely see one of these 18 abbreviations
—but do you know the meaning behind them?
If you’re checking social media from work, it’s becoming more likely that you’re doing it on a Mac. According to The Wall Street Journal
, about 46 percent of corporations are now issuing their employees Apple computers.
Guess that’s why Apple’s been too busy to update its advertising. Check out this photo
snapped outside of the brand’s retail store in New York’s Meatpacking District where Apple is still using the primo space to promote its obsolete iPad 2.
Speaking of obsolete, researchers claim the “innovation officer
” your company hired probably hasn’t inspired anything too—for lack of a better word—innovative.
One innovative idea being tossed around is the notion of letting customers pay with their social media accounts
. What can I get for seven tweets?
Then again, maybe innovation just takes finding “the right people” for your office. In that case, your company should take a cue from DraftFCB, which is using a new recruiting video to attract those very employees.
Ryan Seacrest is apparently the right person for NBC, where the TV and radio personality will serve as host
for the network’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
If you want to be the right person for a job, you won’t want to waste potential networking opportunities—even in the elevator. Harvard Business Review
reports that the average elevator ride in NYC is 118 seconds. That means you have less than two minutes to pitch yourself to a potential employer—unless you can persuade that person to take the stairs with you.