Social Business Bites - fresh, tasty, nutritious!In my previous post I talked about my re-conceptualising and re-branding of my email newsletter, from Des Walsh Updates to Social Business Bites.

I’ve now sent out the first edition of the new version, as Des Walsh Update is Now Social Business Bites.

In the meantime I had refined my thinking about the transition process which I now see as having been essentially from a style of content creation to content curation.

I shared that in the newsletter as sent yesterday, and to explain what I understood as content curation I quoted a thought leader in that field, Beth Kantor:

Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme.

And as the term “social business” is surely still at best a buzz phrase, even for most business people, I shared also, courtesy of IBM, an explanation of how social business works (the term is as slippery as an eel to define):

Social business is here – it answers to the major technological and economic shifts that define innovation today. Social ways of working harness the explosive growth of mobile, cloud and big data, and serve as the foundation for effective employee and customer engagement.

As I fully expected, there have been some unsubscribes. More interestingly, I have had some nice messages of support and encouragement for the new direction.

So now what I have to do is keep my commitment to weekly publication. I feel very sure that the new approach will make that quite manageable.

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Des Walsh is an executive coach. He helps business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide deal effectively with the feeling of being left behind or overwhelmed, or both, about social media – especially LinkedIn - and how to engage safely and effectively with social media to help grow their business. Connect with Des on LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get Des’s weekly Social Business Bites (select snippets of his "best of the week" online finds).