In his recent article on Forbes.com, Mark Fidelman highlights the “Top 25 Most Social CIOs” in the Fortune 250. His research also reveals that only four CIOs of the 250 have an active blog, 10 percent have a Twitter account, and a third do not make real use of LinkedIn. Fidelman’s contention is that if CIOs are not active themselves on the social scene, they will be ineffective in leveraging social media for business value.
What say you? Must you, as a CIO in a social world, participate in Twitter and the like? Or can you apply social media for business advantage without sending out a single tweet? A healthy debate is taking place on Forbes.com. Where do you stand?
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