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SXSW Interactive 2014: So you’ve got a billion followers…now what?

sxswinteractive-sq2.jpg By now, most of us have adopted social media as an integral part of our daily lives. I, for one, knew that the world had changed the day that my grandmother sent me a text about my recent Facebook status update, from halfway around the world. Now, that is a connected planet! We may not be a member of everything, but we have our Facebook friends, our Twitter and Instagram followers, our LinkedIn connections, and so on… So now what?

One of the prevailing messages at SXSW Interactive this year centered around taking this hyper connected world that we’ve created – and doing something good.

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, asked in one session, “What is the true promise of our connected society? It should be people helping each other.”

South By Southwest Interactive through the eyes of FedEx Digital and Social Media

sxsw-square.jpg Our FedEx social media team is participating in the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin this week/weekend, and we'd like to share some of our observations with you.

If you're unfamiliar with SXSWi - it's the gathering which really launched Twitter into the limelight a few years ago, and has recently provided a forum for some of the brightest folks in the world to share ideas about media, technology, and the impact of both on our lives.

FedEx Shares Sustainability Efforts with MBA Students at Net Impact

IMG_3355.JPG “How is FedEx a sustainability company?!?” puzzled one MBA student. The question surprised me a bit since I work here and regularly receive our sustainability updates.

I responded, “FedEx is absolutely, positively a sustainability company!” I began to enlighten the MBA student (and her accompanying friend) on the many investments that FedEx has made to foster a better world for its employees, customers and overall stakeholders in Disaster Relief, Child Pedestrian Safety, Education, Diversity and Environmental Sustainability.

Looking to Emerging Markets for Growth

t was exciting to find out that almost 90% of the SMEs surveyed for this report are planning to do business in emerging markets in the coming year. Where? According to the study, the top-10 emerging markets are: China, Brazil, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Czech Republic, Morocco, Romania and Turkey.

Another interesting fact, the onset of the financial crisis has had an unexpected positive effect: far from slowing this growth process, it has actually served to accelerate it.

Net Impact 2011: What We're Thinking About

netimpact-conf-logo.jpg The 2011 Net Impact Conference starts this week. A great many young professionals and students will convene to hear about and discuss sustainability. If you think about it, these are the individuals that will set the course for our society in the coming decades. So, what perspectives do I hope they take away from the conference? Several things really:

1. Be a leader, not a pinball leader.
2. Practice practical environmentalism
3. Make a Difference.
4. Collaborate with others.

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