Social Networking and Business Value


Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

How to Take Down Facebook -- Hint: It Ain't Twitter. (aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network)

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Let's face it: I'm completely & utterly addicted to social networks & tha Interwebs. Once upon a time back in 2005 when i first joined Facebook, it was a "small" social network of less than 10 millions users.  This resulted in a very odd & lonely initial FB experience where I was ~10-15 years older than almost everyone in my college network ( please no PedoBear jokes, kthxbai ). 

Why Smart Business People Need to Go Virtual - VCball


Much has been said about social networking, blogs, and the use of email lists, and other online media from a business model perspective. November 08, 2005 in Books | Permalink. Much has been said about social networking, blogs, and the use of email lists, and other online media from a business model perspective. VCball. A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email.

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Allen's Blog: More on "Tough Questions"

Allen's Blog

The Problem of the Forgotten Founder » August 14, 2005. For any entrepreneur contemplating starting a company, there is an interesting and helpful analysis of this “choosing-who-to-work-with” phenomenon in a June 2005 Harvard Business Review article entitled “ Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks ”. August 14, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Charles Jolley | Aug 15, 2005 10:57:40 AM. Smith | Aug 21, 2005 9:18:11 PM.

the vc in me.: MMOWs: Massively Multiplayer Online Worlds

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They are compelling because they mix gameplay, and the social environment of hanging out in groups. The trends of increased bandwidth, social networking, addictive use of IM by teens (I have heard that teen buddy lists have over 100 people on them!), You dont need the same network effect as in ebay - youre there to hang out with interesting people - four maybe just as good as 400. November 13, 2005 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. the vc in me. Welcome!

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Social Networks and Lording over Flies


Their masses are building the new social platforms that will define the web in a couple years. Compare that to my own personal experience, where I signed up to my Facebook account in 2005 the second I saw I received my university email address.

TechCrunch / Quora on Jobs, Zuckerberg’s “I’m CEO, Bitch” | Fun Social Network Clip

Campus Entrepreneurship

As I have been following Zuckerberg for years and truly enjoyed the Social Network, I’m glad to see it is drawing attention for its bending of reality into great entertainment. But yesterday, Bryan Veloso, a Facebook Designer from 2005 to 2006, gave a more more interesting and enlightening answer on Quora. When Aaron Sittig and I were the only designers in late 2005, he would hold his design meetings with us in that classic “aggressive” Steve Jobs-style.

Congrats SlideShare + LinkedIn -- Best Wishes Rashmi, Jon, & Amit :)

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I first met Rashmi many years back at TagCamp while i was still working at Simply Hired in 2005, then again at Dana Street Coffee in early 2007 when i was consulting for Blog the Blogging Bloggers Dave, Friends, Family Social Networking & Social Media

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Technology Waves and the Hypernet

Roger and Mike

Some (like the PC revolution, client/server, the Internet, and social networking) are so big that they spawn entire new industries and companies that change the world. Today we are at the mass adoption phase of the social networking wave.

It’s a Family (tree) Business: My Herritage Acquires Polish Startup

VC Cafe

Bliscy will help MH increase reach as the acquisition brings MyHeritage family network to 56 million registered users and approximately 762 million profiles, 18 million family trees and 116 million photos. Also in 2010, acquired the Dutch family network

ProfessorVC: Is There Any Truth in "The Social Network"?

Professor VC

Is There Any Truth in "The Social Network"? Got around to seeing The Social Network this past weekend. It was early in 2005 and the company was Facebook. Don't Stop Believin' Is There Any Truth in "The Social Network"? ProfessorVC.

Blogging Nostalgia and my 30 day Challenge

VC Cafe

I started blogging in December 2005. Blogger in 2005 (courtesy of Internet Time Machine) . It was a social network for the blogger community (later acquired by Yahoo in 2007), which when installed, showed where your visitors come from, what they read and where they go.

Prevailing Wisdom

Mucker Lab

2002 – “the social network fad is over”. 2005 – “Sales cycle is too long for software companies selling to government and educational sector”. 2011 – “There is no network effect in the enterprise software business; it’s not a category we invest in anymore”.

Don’t Be Afraid to Hire Your Critics

Hunter Walker

Facebook’s Head of Product Chris Cox is, gasp, in his 30s and joined Facebook in 2005. Finding those with strong points of view who want to change the social network from the inside could be the difference between magic and stagnation. Myopic groupthink kills more companies than constructive criticism ever will.

Pincus Back at Tribe + Orkut Growing Like YouTube?

Entrepreneurship Blog

That said, I didn't really pay much attention to social networking until 2005 when I registered with LinkedIn. The Alexa stats show that Tribe's pageviews grew steadily from 2003 through 2005 but then began declining earlier this year.

Prevailing Wisdom

Mucker Lab

2002 – “the social network fad is over”. 2005 – “Sales cycle is too long for software companies selling to government and educational sector”. 2011 – “There is no network effect in the enterprise software business; it’s not a category we invest in anymore”. 1994 – “Consumers are fickle and unpredictable. Consumer products and services are hit driven, it’s really hard to build a scalable consumer company”. Internet).

Was Launch the right platform to Launch?

Professor VC

SocialParent is a social network for those who have moved beyond the Bang with Friends stage, have settled down, had a family and are looking for a social network that mirrors their real life social network.

Google+ Offers Great Business Potential :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

Headlines wonder if this is their answer to slow Facebook’s growing dominance in the social space. Facebook is a social network, built from the ground up for that purpose, by a company that does nothing else.

Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right

Duct Tape Marketing

The unfiltered nature of sharing stuff on Facebook and other social networks remains a business challenge.

Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook

Both Sides of the Table

I signed up for Facebook before many – in 2005 – when I first moved back to the US. So throughout 2006/07 when I had really young kids Facebook was truly a social network for sharing family moments. So by the time people started using Facebook for more business purposes or general “social networking” in 2010-2015 I really didn’t have any interest. I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did.

Google Adds Reputation Management to Dashboard :: Small Business.

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It also appears that this is another way for Google to place emphasis on creating and using Profile pages – something that likely plays heavily in their plans for a social network of some sort.

Weekend Favs June Eighteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

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Trumpia – All in one messaging platform that includes email, text, IM and voice broadcast as well as social network integration.

7 Inspiring Stories From Facebook's Early Days

Inc Startups

The world''s most successful social network isn''t just a company with a $176 billion market capitalization. The issue of social networking software is that it''s not clear what people do with it," Harvard lecturer John Norvell, who taught anthropology, told the paper.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010


Now, thanks to social media, you don't have to outspend. A FB ad targeted at one person (my wife) - Gabriel Weinberg , May 14, 2010 The other day I gave a presentation with Steve Welch on the use of social media in politics. While Google fights on the edges, Amazon is attacking their core - Chris Dixon , May 22, 2010 Google is fighting battles on almost every front: social networking, mobile operating systems, web browsers, office apps, and so on.

ASANA Makes Teamwork Actually Work

Inc Startups

Justin Rosenstein: I was a product manager at Google in 2005 and spending 90 percent of my time in meetings and on email. It enables teamwork by combining tasks and conversations together, instead of spreading them out over email or on social networks.

Should You Get Rid of Your Website’s Lead Forms?


True, some companies experimented with social media as a sales channel as well. Then came the second wave with Skype (2003), Blackberry Messenger (2005), and Google’s first incarnation of its messaging app, Google Talk (2005). billion MAUs for the top four social networks.

The Single Most Powerful Use of Social Media for Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

So, here’s my advice: If you’re looking for the single most powerful use of social media in your business follow this simple plan. That’s right, you can derive immense benefit through social media tools without actually doing much more than listening.

Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

Both of these moved signal a renewed focus on making both Profiles and Places pages more important in their ecosystem and perhaps ultimately in a social network of some sort.

Transcript of Sonic Branding and the New Rules of Marketing and PR

Duct Tape Marketing

The strategies are: understand your buyers and create great content to reach those buyers, and reach them in real time using social networks and things like newsjacking. So the first edition was funny, I wrote the first edition in 2005 and 2006.

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I Have a Web Site, What Else Should I be Doing Online 4 :: Small.

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Lee Odden Lee Odden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing , a digital marketing agency specializing in strategic internet marketing consulting, training and implementation services including: Content, Search, Email and Social Media Marketing.

Okay, I'm Creating Content How Do I Get Someone to Read it 3.

Duct Tape Marketing

It’s not called social media for nothing. It’s easier to establish these relationships than ever, thanks to social networks. And since social networks are where content sharing happens, it makes sense to begin making those relationships early on.

LinkedIn Explores What It Takes To Be an Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Mashable Infographics Prev Next How Are People Using Twitter? LinkedIn was curious, so the business social network decided to find out.

Prevail Whale AHOY! - Master of 500 Hats

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Home Best of 500 Hats About Dave Startup Metrics Dave on Twitter Archive Pages About 500 Hats & 500 Startups About Dave McClure About Dave follow me on Twitter Top Hat Posts Google Open Social vs. Facebook Platform (aka: Open Standards are for Losers.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

I began asking around who the smartest people in the online media industry were and two names came up again and again — Jonah Peretti (social & viral content) and Ze Frank (social video). BuzzFeed.

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5 Practical Tips for Getting More from Facebook :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

To me there’s no such thing really as social media marketing or Facebook marketing, it’s simply a matter of marketing in a world gone social. Keep the Wall interesting by mixing content Network It’s kind of ironic how little traditional networking goes on inside many social networks.

The Future of Transportation

Feld Thoughts

Between 1991 and 2005, the capacity that could be bought with $100 went up by a factor of 11. The following year, twenty-two of twenty-three entrants in the 2005 Challenge surpassed the 7.3 William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers.

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This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

Both Sides of the Table

We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York. Social network app developer and ad network. RockYou (US) was founded in Redwood City in November 2005 by Lance Tokuda and Jia Shen.

5 Creative Ways to Use Text Messages in Marketing :: Small.

Duct Tape Marketing

Related Posts: Are Small Private Social Networks the Next Layer? Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 17, 2011 | 9:50 am Categories : Mobile , Social Media , Web Marketing Tags : Cellit , eztexting , GroupMe , mobivity , Poll Everywhere Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like.

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The 10,000 Most Tempting Software Startup Categories

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Social Voting and Reviews. I think that what the VC Mavens are missing, and why Dharmesh’s list of 10 Tempting Software Startup Categories is good but incomplete, is it’s 2010, not 2005 or 1999 anymore.

Yahoo! vs Facebook: Lame Lawsuit, Good Timing ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

In the early days of LinkedIn we jointly acquired an issued patent of the defunct which directly pertains to social networking as well as acquiring a nascent startup in part for its in-process patent filings. owns a bunch of patents around email, IM, etc), and yes E) social networking. Regarding social networking, Yahoo! It was filed in 2005 and issued in 2010 which means there was a good deal of prior art around SNS before Yahoo filed.

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