This CNN news video introduced a restaurant app that helps consumers better watch their diets. Based on a person’s specific diet needs, this app makes personalized meal recommendations from a restaurant’s digital menu. This web-based app is newly developed by two Georgia Tech professors and has not yet been widely adopted by the restaurant industry. However, I feel this app works really well with the E-menu concept we discussed back in January 2010. As consumers, how would you like to download this app when it becomes available to mobile devices later? As a restaurant manager, how feasible do you think of this app?
Effective internal communications among employees are related to some desirable organizational outcomes, such as robust morale, a clear vision, low turnover, and high employee engagement. The question is what platform can serve the purpose. This ABC News video introduces “ Yammer ,” an exclusive internal communication tool for companies. A user must use a valid company e-mail address to sign up for an account. Once an account is validated, the user will be led to the company page that is pretty much like a Facebook page. The difference is that only the users whose e-mail addresses share the same domain can see the wall and communicate with each other. I have no question about whether Yammer could be a useful internal communication tool for companies, but I just wonder: how many social networking sites do people need for communication? Why people have to “create” so many platforms or channels for “effective communications”? To many people, Facebook is only for “friends,” whe