Wednesday, January 27, 2010
by Paul Armstrong, CNN
"Bigger than TV? Social Media's Power Shift
Social media is changing business, fundamentally. Everything from communication to personal interactions and the very culture of organizations is shifting as a result, making social media potentially the biggest change in business communication since the introduction of mass media. Radian6's CEO Marcel Lebrun riffs on the new notions of how the medium and the message are working together more powerfully than ever before."
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Monday, January 25, 2010
By Douglas Quenqua, ClickZ, Jan 25, 2010
"[A] new Nielsen report ... says the average person spent five and a half hours on social media sites in December 2009, up 82 percent from December 2008. Significant traffic increases for Facebook and Twitter led the way."
Kippreport » The Media vs social media »: Jan 25th, 2010
"Five journalists are getting set to assess the latest ‘threats’ to the traditional media-Facebook and Twitter. The reporters, from Canadian, French, Belgian and Swiss radio stations, will be locking themselves in a French farmhouse for five days with access only to the two social networking sites.
They will then aim to test the quality of news from Facebook and Twitter and try to find out if they are genuine “threats” to the traditional media, reports AFP. The experiment begins on February 1."
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"5. Make the most of social media - tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have been warmly embraced by the home business community. They are free to use and act as business development channel and a virtual water cooler for the moments when you miss the banter of an out-of-home office."
Friday, January 15, 2010
"We’re happy to announce the return of our Building Brands on Social Networks event series. We’ll be visiting 5 cities in the upcoming months and hope you’ll participate when we come to your area. This is your chance to meet with one of the few Facebook Preferred Developers."
Thursday. February 4th, 2010: San Francisco - REGISTER NOW $49
Thursday. February 18th, 2010: Silicon Valley - REGISTER NOW $49
Thursday. March 9th, 2010: Los Angeles – REGISTER NOW
(Sprout CEO will be presenting at this event as part of Digiday Social)
Wednesday. March 31st, 2010: Chicago – registration coming soon
Thursday. April 1st, 2010: New York – registration coming soon"
"Kevin Palmer is the social media guru behind the site Social Media Answers, and we’re happy to welcome him to WordCamp Chicago where he will speak on the topic of Using WordPress as Your Social Media Hub."
Thursday, January 14, 2010
"Employers must address their use and misuse before, during and after an employee's tenure.Read the full article.
Social media are any type of Internet-based media created through social interaction in which individuals primarily produce, rather than consume, the content. In the workplace, the prevalent social media are video-sharing Web sites (YouTube), social networking Web sites (Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter), online multiuser virtual worlds (Second Life, World of Warcraft) and personal or corporate blogs."
Survey shows that B2B leads in 15 categories and B2C in 6 categories.
The key direction is toward business monitoring in real time.
"Anyone with a mobile phone and an account with a major wireless carrier can text the phrase “Haiti” to the number 90999 and donate $10 to the Red Cross. That amount is charged to the donor’s cellphone bill.
The texted donations are being handled by a company called mGive, which started the campaign in a joint effort with the State Department and the Red Cross late Tuesday night. Thanks to a mention on the White House’s blog and lots of word of mouth on Twitter and Facebook, the campaign had raised well over a million dollars by Tuesday evening, mGive said."
"Social media a lifeline after quake struck
A post, a tweet, a text from Haiti was often the only way those affected could reach out."
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
There is in fact a vexatious problem in DFW, Texas, as noted in the article, but I am not talking about the two hours per day DFW kids are spending on social networking but the three hours per day spent watching television.
Given the fact that American TV caters to the lowest common denominator on average - this is a serious problem.
Zuckerberg Comments Underscore Conflict Between Social Networking and Privacy - PC World Business Center
"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg added fuel to the ongoing privacy debate with recent statements that users no longer care about privacy. While the statement itself may be a little simplistic, the sentiment may be accurate and the success of Facebook is evidence to back up Zuckerberg's assertion."
"This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see List of online dating websites). For defunct social networking websites see List of defunct social networking websites
Please note the list is not exhaustive, and is limited to some notable, well-known sites."
Facebook / McAfee deal provides security software but little education | Social Business | ZDNet.com
Facebook / McAfee deal provides security software but little education | Social Business | ZDNet.com:
"Facebook tonight announced that it has partnered with McAfee to offer a six-month security software subscription to its 350 million users. In the announcement, said that it entered into its partnership to further demonstrate its commitment to securing its user base. After the six-month subscription runs out users will then be offered a discounted price on the security software, making it not a bad sales or marketing deal for McAfee, either."
Global Study Reveals Proliferation of Consumer-Based Social Networking Throughout the Enterprise and a Growing Need for Governance and IT Involvement
"Despite Increased Adoption of Social Networking Tools, the Absence of Policies, Process and IT Architecture Puts Organizations at Risk
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today released the results of a third-party global study designed to assess how organizations use consumer social networking tools to collaborate externally, revealing the need for stronger governance and IT involvement. The research is the first of a two-part series that Cisco has commissioned to explore the impact of social networking and collaboration applications in the enterprise."
"Mashable is an online guide to social media. One of the top 10 blogs worldwide, Mashable is a hub for those looking to make sense of the online realm.
What will you find here? Step-by-step guides to using popular websites, reviews of mobile applications, breaking news about what's happening on the web, the best viral videos, tips for marketing your businesses online and much much more!"
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NASA social media strategy: A history and future - TNW Social Media
Lisa Buyer reports at Search Engine Watch (#SEW) that Social PR Going SoLoMo and presents three ways to optimize.