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Multiple Social Media Experts Amazingly Come Up With Exactly the Same Insights, Independently

The following, amazingly similar passages are presented for your consideration without comment.  How do you think this happened?

Society for Human Resource Mangement, dated June 1 2012:

“Social networking platforms may allow organizations to improve communication and productivity by disseminating information among different groups of employees in a more efficient manner. While it is not meant to be all-inclusive, the list below outlines some of the possible advantages and disadvantages of social media use by workplaces.

Possible advantages:

  • Facilitates open communication, leading to enhanced information discovery and delivery.
  • Allows employees to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions and share links.
  • Provides an opportunity to widen business contacts.
  • Targets a wide audience, making it a useful and effective recruitment tool.
  • Improves business reputation and client base with minimal use of advertising.
  • Expands market research, implements marketing campaigns, delivers communications and directs interested people to specific web sites.

Possible disadvantages:

  • Opens up the possibility for hackers to commit fraud and launch spam and virus attacks.
  • Increases the risk of people falling prey to online scams that seem genuine, resulting in data or identity theft.
  • Potentially results in negative comments from employees about the company or potential legal consequences if employees use these sites to view objectionable, illicit or offensive material.
  • Potentially results in lost productivity, especially if employees are busy updating profiles, etc.”

Rethinking the Market Economy: New Challenges, New Ideas, New Opportunities, Chapter 8, author credit Jean-Jacques Lambin, published March 2014:

“Social networking platforms may allow organizations to improve communication and productivity by disseminating information among different groups of employees in a more efficient manner, resulting in increased productivity. While it is not meant to be all-inclusive, the list below outlines some of the possible advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages:

  • Low cost. It is cheap to use online networking.
  • Facilitates open communication, leading to enhanced information discovery and delivery.
  • Enables employees to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions and share links.
  • Provides an opportunity to widen business contacts.
  • Targets a wide audience, making it a useful and effective recruitment tool.
  • Improves business reputation and client base with minimal use of advertising.
  • Expands market research and delivers communications to interested people.
  • Provides a way to stay in touch with people for immediate feedback on ideas, or to ask questions and get answers quickly.
  • Social networking helps people and organizations to learn about multiple points of view.

Possible disadvantages:

  • Opens up the possibility for hackers to commit fraud and launch spam and virus attacks.
  • Increases the risk of people falling prey to online scams that seem genuine, resulting in data or identity theft.
  • Lack of anonymity. Giving out information such as name, location, age, gender, and many other types of information that one may not want others to know.”

Al-Badi, Ali H., and Wafa S. Al-Qayoudhi. “Adoption Of Social Networks In Business: Study Of Users And Potential Users In Oman.” International Business & Economics Research Journal (IBER) 13, no. 2 (dated 2014): 401-418:

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Subasinghe, K. D. B. H., S. R. Kodithuwakku, and H. S. C. Perera. “A Risk Management Framework in the Cloud using Big Data and Security Informatics-An Application of Attack Tree for Analysis of Social Media Networks.” PNCTM 3 (dated 2014): 1.

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Bhagwat, Shree, and Ankur Goutam. “Development of social networking sites and their role in business with special reference to Facebook.” IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM) ISSN (dated 2013): p. 18:

“Networking sites are great and affer huge benefits to individuals, professionals and students, they are following:
1. Facilitates open communication, leading to enhanced information discovery and delivery.
2. Allows employees to discuss ideas, post views, ask questions and share links.
3. Provides an opportunity to widen business contacts.
4. Targets a wide audience, making it a useful and effective recruitment tool.
5. Improves business reputation and client base with minimal use of advertising.
6. Expands market research, implements marketing campaigns, delivers communications and directs interested people to specific websites.”

Reddy, Nagu Chandra Shekhar, and G. Ramanujan. “Analysis of Mobile Social Networking & Emergence of Proximity Based Mobile.” International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (dated 2014), 3(6): p. 961:

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As I say, I’m presenting these passages without comment. What comment is needed in an incredible world in which multiple social media experts can come up with exactly the same amazing insights, independently? This truly is a wonderful world.

4 thoughts on “Multiple Social Media Experts Amazingly Come Up With Exactly the Same Insights, Independently”

  1. Tom says:

    Geez – who writes this crap!? Everything has to be “advantageous” or “efficient” for “business” – watch what you write and say on social media BECAUSE IT REFLECTS ON YOUR effing BIZZNISS. It’s poorly written, with spelling errors, run-on and incomplete sentences and reveals the “take advantage of everything” mentality of the authors in each case.

    Hey i have an idea – shut the fuck up and go peddle that shit someplace else, i’m tryin’ a have a conversation he’!

    Disgusting materialist bastards.

  2. Tom says:

    Happy Slaughter of Birds Day everyone – and don’t forget to “give thanks” to gawd for all the wonderful qualities HE ingrained in lovely humanity: kill anything that moves, rape the environment, don’t take care of anything having to do with Nature (because after all it says in that GOOD BOOK to “subdue” Nature and all), multiply our own species to the detriment of all others, treat the oceans, land and air as your own private dump (with no consequences), and take as much as you can whenever you can (because, you know, ADVANTAGE).

    Yessiree – Thankstaking is SUCH a wonderful holiday! It’s based on the myths of the founding of Murikkka, the wonderful genocide of those who once lived here, manifest destiny and all that, stealing and ruination of the land they lived on for thousands of years (in the name of PROGRESS), and celebration that includes the wanton killing of millions of birds (and more), but we’ll be far too distracted by THE BIG GAME ON TV and endless consumption (and planning MORE the very next day) to notice. Ah, yes – pass out after over stuffing your already ludicrously obese frame with food and drink (and pay NO HEED to the countless suffering migrating humans – ya know, THOSE people – unfortunate enough to be one of our current “enemies”).

    Enjoy!

  3. Leroy says:

    Possibly from the possible affiliation of these various authors with the Society for Human Resource Management(headquartered in Virginia , but with major sub-offices in China, India, and the United Arab Emirates and affiliates and 275,000 members in 160 foreign countries.

    The initial quotation comes from SHRM. Who are they?

    “Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters …and (major) subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.”

    Now from that point on, I noted (via a quick Google) that the other authors were research publication authors in India (multiple), Oman (multiple), and in one case French (who last that I saw was working out of a university in Milan, Italy.

    I would imagine that (like with professionals in so many fields) that a theory gets established and gradually adopted by a good portion of those professionals in that field (if not an amazing majority) and so that theory gets parroted until it is replaced by another one (or new technological advances come along, or conflicting proofs are offered, etcetera) so it wouldn’t be surprising that there was a very close similarity. One sees that very thing to an amazing extent in medical study publications.

    I believe that all the actual research authors (scientists? professors?) shown in the article are not “Murikkkans”, but (Hindu) Indians, (Muslim) Arabs, and French.

    1. Leroy says:

      RE: “…and so that theory gets parroted until it is replaced by another one (or new technological advances come along, or conflicting proofs are offered, etcetera)…”

      Or, it could be something such as a pursuit of behavioral changes. I once heard something along the lines of behavioral change is the “Holy Grail” (if you would) of research (social, marketing, health, whatever)… which would only make sense.

      But is by far easier said than done.

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