In the early 1800s, a scuttlebutt was a cask on a ship that contained the freshwater for that day’s usage by the sailors and crew. Over time, the scuttlebutt was replaced by a drinking fountain (and the water cooler in office settings); however, it had the same effect of bringing people together to talk about the events of the day.
Today, just as with the office water cooler, social media venues often facilitate the same news and gossip functions of a scuttlebutt. In short, they bring people together to talk about what’s going on and who is doing what.
With this image and purpose in mind, here’s some of the scuttlebutt being discussed at Businesswright Consulting. Please join in and add your voice!