IBMers say the darndest things (and a preview of Lotusphere 2012)
Delaney Turner 270003RQ8K Delaney.Turner@ca.ibm.com | | Tags:  lotusphere ibmsoftware social-business
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Hi. Who just joined?
Can you see my screen? How about now? No? How about now?
Last month I argued that IBM was ideally positioned to become a social business because IBMers themselves are exceedingly social.
I should have added "funny."
Last Thursday, IBMers Lindsey Gremont and Megan Moyer started the weekend fun somewhat early with the #stuffibmerssay Twitter tag. Within minutes, IBMers around the globe chimed in with a hilarious litany of acronyms, phrases and terms we hear every day.
I'm sorry, that's not in my PBCs.
Looks like I'm triple-booked.
Wow. You don't look anything like your BluePages picture.
At last count, the tag had accumulated more than 2,700 tweets from more than 600 individuals, nearly all of whom were on a conference call, late for a conference call, or running to another conference call.
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, depending on where you're calling in from.
Larry? Larry? I think we lost Larry.
Could the person with the barking dog / unloading the dishwasher / eating lunch PLEASE go on mute?
A few of my fellow social IBMers have collected their favorites on their respective blogs:
It was all in good fun, of course, and it did illustrate that even though our work spans oceans, time zones and cultures, our need to communicate, share and laugh are universal.
Speaking of social, get ready for Lotusphere 2012
Speaking of learning and sharing, I would be remiss were I not to mention that we're getting into high gear for Lotusphere 2012, the premier social business conference and the first in the IBM Software event calendar. It's happening January 16-17 in Orlando and it will be your chance to meet many of the very same, very social IBMers who kicked off that very thread.
Lotusphere 2012 shows you how to raise your social skills and how to sharpen your technical ones with:Social in the C-suite: IBM Connect 2012
Running parallel to Lotusphere is IBM Connect 2012, a forum for C-level executives and IBM experts to share strategies, challenges and best practices for exploiting pervasive social technologies to achieve tangible advances in company performance.
IBM Connect 2012 offers three tracks:
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