I was helping my son study this morning for his 5th grade test on the American revolution. (I always feel like I have to apologize to my British friends when I write about our country’s rebellious beginnings.) Nonetheless, one of the questions on his study guide was, “Who was Swamp Fox?” I laughed and immediately thought of Maggie Fox, who is not an American, but a Canadian who has been Twittering from the Mesh conference there– giving us a play-by-play of what the highlights are from the day’s speakers. She’s been doing that for two days. It’s rebels like Maggie who are using social media tools like her weekly podcast and now Twitter to keep us informed and engaged, as we sometimes get battle fatigue out here beating the drum for Enterprise 2.0 revolution and Social media salvation. According to Wikipedia, “Swamp Fox” became famous for “his ability to use decoy and ambush tactics to disrupt enemy communications, capture supplies, and free prisoners.” This movement has its unsung heroes too– like Maggie, tirelessly, thanklessly, Twit-casting away at Mesh. She may just end up with a Wikipedia entry of her own.
Some housekeeping notes: I’ve been getting a barrage of spam for some reason that Akismet is not catching. It’s been really annoying, so I had to adjust the commenting form for the blog. You’ll have to sign in now with your email address. I hope that solves the problem.
Also, on the BSG Next Generation Enterprise Daily blog, I posted today about the long overdue face-off we are putting together with Andrew McAfee and Tom Davenport. Because it’s a BSG-related event, I’ll be writing about it over there.
2 thoughts on “Let Freedom Ring”
Joe Myers and I were having a beer last nite and we resolved to google you. Nice witchy pic! [email protected]
Susan – I am blushing. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was interesting to experiment with Twitter over the last couple of days – I found myself reverting to an almost telegram-like syntax, which was fun (and something I’d like to explore in a post – wonder if I can uncover any clever shorthand we can revive?)
And, as an aside – I am related to a famous Fox – Samuel, inventor of the modern steel-ribbed umbrella. Please remain calm 🙂
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