CIOs and social networks

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Vala Afshar, Chief Customer Officer at Enterasys Networks, a unit of Siemens Enterprise, lists who he considers the 50 most social CIOs on Twitter. In a side conversation, I asked him if tech sector CIOs dominated his list. You would. Industry Commentary

Social Networks and innovation content

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What’s your favorite social network -Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Quora, Pinterest, other? Sorry I asked and started a debate :) That’s the new reality, is it not? People have vigorous views about how much they like one versus another. With the. Industry Commentary


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[ADV] How To Develop An Anonymous Social Networking App


Social media is a popular webspace where people can be able to share their personal ideas, comments, lamentations, messages, and other contents. On the other hand, anonymous social media apps like Whisper, YikYak, Secret and Facebook rooms are also gaining popularity right now. Given below are the things that a developer might need to know in order to develop an anonymous social networking application. Others social network social networking

Which Social Networks are for Entrepreneurs?

Startup Professionals Musings

Social networking is indeed the new business networking. Since I’ve been lurking around the various social networks for the last year or so, I’ve learned a few things, so I thought it would be helpful to clue you in on current networking cultures, and how they map into the business networking scene. Every social network, including MySpace, claims to be a mecca for business people to network and sell products.

The Intellectual Social Network

Start Up Blog

Quora is quickly becoming my preferred social network to ‘invest’ time in. We’ll only open it up to a few thousand overworked, anti-social, Ivy Leaguers. LinkedIn – how about a professional social network, aimed at busy 30- and 40-somethings. Tesla – instead of just building batteries and selling them to Detroit, we are going to build our own cars from scratch plus own the distribution network. – A Virtual Social Network For Pets


For those who’d rather not have pictures of animals flooding our timelines, here’s a tip: introduce pet-owning friends to Aiiooo ( ), a fully-fledged social network for pets. ” “So we created a place for them to interact, socialize and spend quality time together online.” Feature Story Aiiooo pet ownership pets Singapore social games social network startup virtual pets

Social Networks Don’t Automate Personal Contacts

Startup Professionals Musings

Social networking can help, but a large list of online friends and followers is no substitute for a smaller list of personal and ongoing business relationships. Many of my younger friends use various social networks on a daily basis and think that they will thereby avoid this problem. Obviously they disseminate a lot of information through these networks. In my personal opinion such networks are useful tools, but do not replace dedicated personal contacts.

A Place To Call Your Own: Building Your Brand’s Vertical Social Network


Social networks have gained genuine power as a marketing tool for businesses looking to increase their reach, traffic and leads. But there’s no guarantee that the places where most social networking happens now will be the same places hosting it in the future. So instead of “renting” social interaction, these companies are owning more of their social experiences – by creating their own customized channels. By Vanessa Richardson. Unifies Your Social Networking Profiles And Contacts


Feeling overburdened by trying to handle multiple social networking services at the same time? Confused and frustrated by the need to manage all your social contact lists? ( ) is a social communications platform that is aimed at providing a simplified social media aggregation and management tool. In following years my contact list got larger and all new exciting social networks reshaped the way we communicate with each other.

Social Networks Make Resumes Obsolete

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it. I suspect the day is near when Wikipedia will make even social network profiles obsolete, meaning that every professional will have a public profile entry, maintained by a vast number of “online volunteers” (see Bill Gates , for example).

Build the Right Social Network Resume for Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it. I suspect the day is near when Wikipedia will make even social network profiles obsolete, meaning that every professional will have a public profile entry, maintained by a vast number of “online volunteers” (see Bill Gates , for example).

Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

Both Sides of the Table

They “don’t care what people ate for lunch.&# They’re fine on their existing social networks, which these days mostly means they’re happy with Facebook. Traditional social networks are more restricted to people whom I already know and information and updates are less discoverable. And as a result Twitter Networks are currently different in my mind than many other social networks.

4 Ways Social Networks Can Boost A Company’s Reputation


For many companies, the ability to strike the right tone on social networks is a key way for managers, marketing departments, and owners to reach customers and ensure that a great reputation isn’t a company’s best kept secret. Social networking can be a tricky sea to navigate, and when companies make social gaffes on popular social media sites, the results can take much effort to correct. Thinking Aloud Jenny Ta reputation manage social medi

Maintaining Contacts is Not Social Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

Gemassmer We all intuitively believe in maintaining personal and business contacts, but most of us don’t do well in this area, despite the advent of social networking. Today a number of social networks have emerged, all designed to enable us to stay in touch, keep each other updated and maintain a sense of continuity. I have also joined these networks, but personally find them to be somewhat superficial and overly trendy. By Ernst H.

How to Connect on Social Networks

Both Sides of the Table

I wrote recently about etiquette when you meet people at conferences or events so now that I have this done I feel I need to say some words about connecting on social networks. Let’s start with a discussion of existing social networks and then how to approach people on them. Twitter is a reciprocal (or symmetrical) network and therefore if you want to follow me by default I follow you back. The old standard business networking tool.

Name the Big Three Social Networks for Business

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent of social networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, Internet usage has totally morphed, from a serious business medium, to a social and fun medium that still means business. I realized quickly that this new world isn’t just for the social life of Gen-Y – it is a sea change for everyone in business, especially startups. Here are the current big three in social networking for business: Facebook is biggest, moving from social to business.

Social Networks Implode Quickly

Diego Basch

Do social networking sites tend do die faster than other types? A social network increases its value faster than linearly as the number of users grow. I spent an hour looking at traffic data (not just search trends) for a number of social networking sites. Social networking sites seem to be most unstable company type the world has seen. Friendster, Myspace, Bebo. They were huge not long ago.

Social network usage is starting to drop

The Equity Kicker

2014 has been a great year for social media marketing. Yet, paradoxically in some markets social network usage is starting to drop: As you can see from this chart it is in the US, China, and particularly the UK that consumers are turning away from social networks, and it’s a fair bet that the trend in these countries will be seen more widely next year. A number of our companies have enjoyed great success advertising on Facebook and they’re not alone.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks? We have been using social networks for 25+ years. Social Networking in Web 1.0. Social Networking in Web 2.0.

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities


Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. My main points were: Social Everywhere - I work with a lot of different shapes and sizes of companies and it's interesting how each one has opportunities to leverage its users to form different kinds of communities, create connections, encourage contribution, etc. It is almost universal that there are opportunities around social networking.

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?

3 Quick Tips To Succeed At Online (Social) Networking

YFS Magazine

It is important for business owners to succeed at social networking. Start small and pick your networks carefully. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing networking online networking personal development social media social media marketing social networking

On social network transience and profitability

The Equity Kicker

We want to be a social network. Facebook and LinkedIn are highly profitable free social networks, but I can’t think of any others. Four or five years ago the list of free social networks that were popular but not making money was equally long, but totally different. Bonus extra : When he’s not writing about social networks Derek Powazek edits a quarterly book of true stories and original art called Fray.

The Best Social Network is the one you have with you

Eric Friedman

After reading the recent Chris Hughes Op-Ed in the NYTimes about Facebook I have been thinking about social networks. Having used just about every service out there, tried my hand in helping build one , and being immersed in social feeds for the last decade, I wanted to weigh in on where things might be going. To me this is the perfect way to think about the future of social networks, feeds, and where you interact with your friends. My social folder May 2019.

How the Need for Growth Failed Our Social Network Experience

This is going to be BIG.

It wasn't my fault, though--because the app itself, like all social networks, succeed around growth. Networks are always telling you who from your contacts has joined and recommends you follow new accounts, even though you still only have two eyeballs in your head and 24 hours in the day. The end result is that each person's connection to you in an ever increasingly connected network becomes more and more tenuous. Decided to follow no more than 250 people on Twitter.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

Both Sides of the Table

I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks? Online Social Networking 25 Years Ago: CompuServc, Prodigy & The Well. And so it goes with social networking. Social Networking in Web 1.0:

Facebook remains the dominant social network

The Equity Kicker

It may be that teenagers are deserting Facebook and that their future prospects aren’t as rosy as they were maybe a year ago, but the chart above makes it clear that Facebook is in a much stronger competitor than any of it’s competitors. LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram are all great businesses that either have their use as marketing channels or soon will do, but Facebook remains the grand-daddy of them all.

Social Networks Will Become Marketplaces

Duct Tape Marketing

Social Networks Will Become Marketplaces This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. For the last few years I’ve been promoting the idea that social networks are like outposts, in many respects, best suited to point the way to your hub or main content site. While I still believe this to be a fundamentally sound way to view social media use, I see a future that contains a shift in this thinking as well. Social Media Amazon eBay Etsy Facebook Shoply

LinkedIn harnesses the power of intent in a social network

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Social networks (along with email and other communications services) are amongst the worst places for display advertising on this measure as most users are there to talk with their friends and are not thinking about buying anything. I’ve said before I think that sites which leverage social to help us do the things we already do more efficiently will be interesting investments over the next year or two. Social networks

BarkHappy Launches a Social Networking App for Dogs in Austin


A social networking app for dog owners made its debut in Austin this week. The app lets dog owners arrange meetings […] The post BarkHappy Launches a Social Networking App for Dogs in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. It’s BarkHappy, a location based meet up and search app, for dog owners. The app, which is available on Android and IOS devices, lets dog owners discover other dogs in their area through geolocation.

It’s Time to Make a Commitment to Accessibility and Inclusiveness in Social Networks

Austin Startup

link] Is this a live radio app or is it a voice social network? Although this by itself could be the core value of an app, we incorporated a social radio aspect to it. Was the social interaction aspect the central component or the freedom to enjoy audio content.

Is Twitter The Right Platform For Your Business? 7 Factors To Consider


Unsure if Twitter is the right social networking platform for promoting your business? Others social media social media marketing social networking TwitterHere are some factors to help you decide. The post Is Twitter The Right Platform For Your Business?

Facebook Promises to Revolutionize Social Networking Today

Duct Tape Marketing

Facebook Promises to Revolutionize Social Networking Today This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Rumor has it that Facebook will announce a radical change to its platform today and according to Mashable’s Ben Parr , who has seen the changes – “developers will be elated, users will be shellshocked and the competition will look ancient” “These changes will make Facebook a place where nearly everything in your life is enhanced by your social graph.

Two Ways to Make Social Networking Really Pay

Duct Tape Marketing

Two Ways to Make Social Networking Really Pay This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The reality is that you make social networking pay the way you’ve always made networking pay – by focusing on two things – who you can help and who can help you. (If Now, if you accept that my basic networking statement is true, then you must surely also come to the realization that it’s not a numbers game – well, actually it is, but it’s not a “get lots of followers game.”.

REAL Lessons of The Social Network

Growthink Blog

box office of over $84 million “ The Social Network ,” – the movie about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook – is just another example of the public’s fascination with social networking and young billionaires, not necessarily in that order. Through this professional and personal network, Thiel sees lots of great startups. At a current U.S.

How To Use LinkedIn Accounts To Get Leads?


LinkedIn is the best way to generate leads among all social media platforms. Grow Your Network on LinkedIn. Once you have an excellent profile, you are ready to build your network. Your network is the biggest strength on LinkedIn.

How Social Networks Impact Buying Decisions And The Modern Consumer Society


Social media recommendations induced an average of 26 percent of purchases in 2014, according to a study by Mckinsey and Company. Consumers are beginning to trust social media more and more for their buying decisions. If a blogger or friend recommends a product on one of their social channels, you can click a link, view the product and make a purchase within minutes. Companies have to incorporate social strategies into their marketing efforts in order to compete.

Facebook Critic Roger McNamee Says the Social Network Still Isn’t Doing Enough to Protect its Users


Facebook is a powerful social network and his book exposes the flaws in the social network and Facebook is also a way to get […]. The post Facebook Critic Roger McNamee Says the Social Network Still Isn’t Doing Enough to Protect its Users appeared first on SiliconHills. In an ironic twist, Roger McNamee, author of Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe, is taking out ads on Facebook to sell his book.

The Analyst Cam: Monster: A Tough Love Letter On Taming the Machines that Rule our Jobs, Lives, and Future   

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Analyst Cam Industry Commentary Social NetworksAs we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Ben Pring of Cognizant makes a repeat appearance, this time giving us a sneak preview.

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1-Click and Social Network Patents and a Jet Pack

Feld Thoughts

In other patent new, Google and Facebook were sued over a social network patent. This was a patent issued in October that apparently has something to do with how people join social networks on mobile phones. Today, Amazon’s 1-Click patent was confirmed following a four year re-examination. Amazon now has ownership of a highly controversial and very absurd patent which I hope will only be used defensively.

I wish people wouldn’t take liberties with my social network

The Equity Kicker

Last week I tweeted a link to this great list of annoying ways that people’s social networks get abused. Advertising Social networksI spent some time yesterday updating the background on my Twitter page. I was looking for something that was a little edgy and subtly indicated London, and I like where I ended up. It’s from a picture by London graffiti artist Banksy of a girl losing her heart shape balloon. Go take a look and let me know what you think.

Data Shows Marketing Value of Social Networking

Up and Running

I feel like I’ve seen this phenomenon in action, and Brian Solis adds data to it with some nice pie charts and all in his post “Almost Half of Small Businesses Find Customers in Social Networks&# today. He says: Regus, a provider of workplace solutions with over 1,100 business centers in 85 countries, recently published a study that explored the role of social media in customer acquisition. Tags: marketing social media Brian Solis Regus

Openness and social networking


As you know, I am a huge believer in open standards and that open standards (over time) will usually prevail over proprietary, closed networks. And my one wish from a social networking perspective was to really be able to manage all of my relationships from various networks and my interests from one meta-application. Check here if you want your music to be shared on this network and not the other one, etc.