Tag Archives: Online social networks

Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business by Josh Bernoff. (Harvard Business Press, 2010)

Synopsis You know it’s happening within your organization. Your people, armed with cheap, accessible technology, are connecting with customers and building innovative new solutions. But who are these creative problem-solvers? How can you be one? And just as important, how can you lead them? Author Josh Bernoff calls them HEROes: highly empowered and resourceful operatives. …
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The Future of Social Gaming

Datamonitor360 has just published the report “The Future of Social Gaming”. Social gaming is an important way for social networks to monetize their user bases – and, more widely, is one of the few areas where a successful model has been created in persuading consumers to make small payments for online content. Representing a third …
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The Best Tools for Modern-Day Learning

Twitter remains in pole position of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 List compiled by Jane Hart, founder and CEO of the Centre for Learning & Performance. In second and third place, respectively, are YouTube and Google Docs. Meanwhile, relative newcomers Slideshare and Skype improved their positions on last year’s rankings while Delicious, Google …
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The Global Online and Mobile Advertising Industry Outlook

Datamonitor 360 has just published its latest study, “The Global Online and Mobile Advertising Industry Outlook”. This report is an in-depth study of the online and mobile advertising industry. It examines the online and mobile advertising industries in terms of market size, segments, growth forecasts, drivers, and resistors. It also analyzes the emerging landscape of the …
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The Facebook Effect: the Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick. ISBN: 9780753522745

Synopsis from the Publisher IN LITTLE MORE THAN HALF A DECADE, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook …
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Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges by Andrew McAfee. ISBN: 9781422125878

Synopsis from the Publisher Harness New Collaborative Technologies for Competitive Gain Thanks to a new class of collaborative technologies, organizations can now leverage information in valuable new ways, including: capturing accumulated knowledge; connecting employees who need information with the experts who have it; and enabling the best ideas to emerge organically. These technologies – labeled …
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Throwing Sheep in the Hoardroom : How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work, and World by Matthew Fraser, Soumitra Dutta. ISBN: 9780470740149

Synopsis The rise of social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo is changing the way we see ourselves, how we interact with each other, how we work and how we do business on a daily basis. Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom explores the powerful forces driving the social networking revolution, the impact of these profound …
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Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Ly. ISBN: 9781422125007

Synopsis Corporate executives are struggling with a new trend: people using online social technologies (blogs, social networking sites, YouTube, podcasts) to discuss products and companies, write their own news, and strike their own deals. This groundswell is global, it’s unstoppable, it affects every industry, and it’s utterly foreign to the powerful companies running things now. …
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