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Klout, the Super Bowl, and Our Addiction to Shooting the Messenger

Convince & Convert

According to the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee , Klout was used to help identify the participants, and the list was augmented manually with known local bloggers, gadflies, and connectors. Where’s the community spirit in that?

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Humanize in Action: great social media is possible even in a regulated industry

SocialFish

Wendy says it’s a non-moderated, open network with 6,5000 communities formed. And it allows easy access to experts across the company. Wendy says for example, even a single advisor working in a remote branch has access to the best experts anywhere in the company.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

SocialFish

Products are developed primarily through internal committees and processes, and sold mainly individually without consideration of how they might be applied and integrated into solutions. Case Study Demand Perspective Humanize associations creativity innovation membership

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

Speaking your Members’ and Customers’ Language: Six Gaps that might be Dooming Associations to Irrelevance

SocialFish

For e-bay, this track of discovery gave rise to a stream of innovations –“ everything from an experiment like its eBay Now local one-hour delivery service to its global shipping platform, which the company says makes sending a package abroad from the U.S.

The Mission Driven Volunteer

SocialFish

Do-nothing committees. We believe that’s because the current model of association volunteering, based on standing committees, is broken. Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE has been a member of the association community for over 16 years.

Digital grassroots: the Internet fights back

Sherrilynne Starkie

It started in 2004 when a legislative committee held a series of hearings on digital copyright reform. Hundreds of Facebook groups started cropping up indicating the issue was finding space in local communities. Michael Geist (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

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Todays #SocialMedia Tweetchat Topic: The Social Media RFP: How to Get the Best Results

Direct Marketing Observations

If you want to purchase an accounting system, customer relationship manager (CRM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform for your company, it’s a pretty established process. But if you are a company who needs external help, how do you weed through this entirely new industry?

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PR Pros and Wikipedia: Can They Ever Get Along?

Social Media Strategery

That's a big reason why most PR professionals have avoided Wikipedia for so long, fearful of the wrath of the editing community. According to a study conducted by Marcia W. Photo courtesy of Flickr user bitjungle.

100 Examples of Corporate Social Media Policies

Koka Sexton

The following table contains the names of over 100 companies and organization that have published their Employee Social Media Policies or Guidelines online… The left side column is the name of the organization, and it is linked to their organizational or corporate home page.

Who Owns Social Media? Everyone and No One | Social Media Strategery

Social Media Strategery

Then yesterday, I came across this post by Rick Alcantara, “ Who Should Control Social Media Within a Company? ,&# and I couldn’t help thinking that we’re asking the wrong question. This shifts the conversation more to highlighting case studies, approaches, strategies, etc.

Wired Campus: Computer Literacy Doesn't Mean Information Literacy, Report Says - Chronicle.com

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Community Colleges. Community Colleges. Campus Piracy Company Watch Distance Education Gadgets Leadership Legal Troubles Libraries Offbeat Open Access Research Search Engines Security Social Networking Student Life Supercomputing Teaching TechForum2008 Video Virtual Worlds Wikis. Some of the key problems the study found include: Young people don’t develop good search strategies to find quality information. Search The Site. More options |. Back issues.

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Information Literacy in the Workplace - Special Libraries Association

Buzz Marketing for Technology

SLA Community. Julie Oman is an Information Steward for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. I feel a degree of responsibility in ensuring the knowledge workers of my organization have the fundamental skills to deal with whatever knowledge management technology and processes are adopted by the company. An Outsell study states that employees spend an average 9.5 Consider the influence of information literate workers within their local communities.

Social Pros 24 – Shawn Morton, JPMorgan Chase

Convince & Convert

Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft , Janrain , and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. We actually partner with a company called North Social that does Facebook tabs.

Connecting 2 the World

Buzz Marketing for Technology

perhaps paying for a training program every two to three years might change to giving "study time" 2 hours a week), and how workers are being evaluated. Studies indicate that, contrary to popular belief, older workers do adopt new technologies. TREND #7 Finding Courses Will Be More Important Than Creating Courses l Since there will be an explosion of community- developed courseware, campuses will focus on organizing a taxonomy to help users find learning content.

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A reading list for aspiring knowledge workers. Future Tense:

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Workflow Community. Regina recently launched a global consultancy called The Seventh Suite which assists growing companies bolster their competitive edge via aligned strategy and progressive people practices. Also check out Davids website at The David Allen Company.

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The Most Important Blog Post You'll Probably Never Read

Viper Chill

As I’ve studied certain aspects of personal development for a few years I’ve noticed that people don’t like their realities being challenged. That’s why I love being involved in this community so much – there are just thousands of smart people out there.