marketing & social media strategy consultant and trainer focused primarily on helping public sector organizations achieve their objectives more efficiently and effectively

international keynote speaker on the topics of strategic marketing, new media, modern communications, social media engagement and government 2.0

Public Sector Marketing 2.0 - Mike Kujawski's blog on government, association and non-profit marketing in a Web 2.0 world

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January 07, 2015

Time to Disconnect and Recharge

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Happy New Year folks! Usually I like starting off each year with a post on my digital trend predictions, however this year I’m actually going to live out what I think is a slowly growing social-cultural trend to counter balance the always-on nature of the digital world.

What am I doing?

I’m going on a 10-day silent meditation retreat.

Why am I doing it? 

To disconnect, recharge, embrace silence and exercise my mind while hopefully learning more about myself in the process.

See you in a bit!

@mikekujawski

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November 20, 2014

Downsides to the global democratization and sharing of content

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I remember delivering a speech in 2008 during the early days of Twitter in which I mentioned to the audience that this platform may soon be the world’s largest sample of live human thought (good and evil) and also the world’s largest real-time conversation database. I heard a few chuckles. Back then Twitter was typically dismissed as some new time-wasting glorified chat where self-obsessed people shared what they were doing at any given moment (e.g. drinking coffee).  A typical reaction people had to Twitter was “who cares?”.

Save for the horrendous disservice that I think promoted tweets have done by contaminating raw data-sets with non-organic data (at least through re-tweets), I think my statement has materialized quite well over the years.

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October 30, 2014

The JianGate Twitter Universe Visualized

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Ok I’ll admit it, while I’m usually very careful before jumping in with personal opinions during breaking news,  I, like many others this week, let my emotions dictate what I typed regarding the Jian Ghomeshi fiasco.  Very bad practice, I know, but human nonetheless. Sorry about that.

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