As a former gymnast, I am an Olympics nut. I’m pretty much going to turn into a couch potato for the next 2+ weeks. I wholeheartedly admire the athletes that represent any country and I believe in the spirit of the Games. Those of you who have competed in or committed to a sport in some shape or form know the discipline, persistence, sacrifices and hard work it takes to perfect a skill or improve your speed.
As I think about gymnastics, inevitably my mind starts drawing parallels between this graceful yet challenging sport and social media. Here are 8 lessons social media practitioners can learn from gymnasts. Read More »
Tags: best practices, engagement, experiment, how to, Listening, London 2012 Olympics, social media, sports
Several months ago, we launched the Cisco Social Rewards loyalty program on blogs.cisco.com. Users can register via a social connection such as Twitter or Facebook. The program tracks behaviors and activities in order recognize and reward top participants of the site. We’d love to hear your feedback on how the program is performing as well as any suggestions you may have for future enhancements to the program. Read More »
Tags: contest, social media, Social Rewards, survey
As we mentioned recently, you can now get product information for all our Cisco products in a smartphone-friendly format via m.cisco.com.
We just took some of our product information to another level for mobile with the rollout of an innovative technique called “responsive web design” on selected pages.
Responsive web design lets us automatically format the display of information for your tablet or smartphone – but all while using the same content and code. This means we can support more devices in their optimal format, because we don’t have to follow the old practice of creating different sites or apps for different devices.
The pages self-render to fit the unique requirements of smartphone or tablet. For instance, on our pages for servers, specs and contact information are in a right column on tablets. But on smart phones – where there’s no room for a right column – this information is formatted below brief introductory content. There are other changes about layout and information delivery that are subtly tailored to the size of the screen.
You can actually play with this on your desktop browser if you go to those Unified Computing System pages for mobile and scrunch your browser to a narrow width befitting a smartphone footprint. It’s kind of fun to play with! Try it: m.cisco.com/products/ucs
Have a look at the UCS product pages on your smartphone or tablet and let us know what you think.
Tags: mobile, responsive, responsive web design, user experience
Welcome to the New World of Borderless Network (aka wireless technologies) leveraging the plethora of collaboration tools and apps widely available reaching millions of internet users witnessing the beginning of the Post-PC era. It is not surprising then that the collaborative power of social media has gained importance in our lives.
Speaking of passion, sports and movies, tops the charts for most Indians. And most have, at some point in time, either won or referred a friend to a cricket/football match contest on the radio or online, but how is it, when it comes to something as big as, the Olympics. What if I said, between the Athens and London Olympics, it is you who have influenced and continued to drive the sports ticket business using your social media clout and your power of the network. It surely feels good, doesn’t it? Here’s your proof: Read More »
Tags: borderless network, collaboration tools, infographic, social networks
My busy schedule allows no time for negativity or newsfeeds with an agenda. Pinterest connects me to the brighter side of womankind.
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Tags: best practices, collaboration, internet generation, Pinterest, social media