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Marketers, educators, parents, it seems that almost anyone in the Generation X or Boomer demographic is scratching their heads trying to figure out Generation Y aka the Millennial.
Social networking software developer GaggleHouse has won an Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAward in the e-Inclusion and e-Community category for its development of 50and, Australia’s first social network dedicated to baby boomers. GaggleHouse CEO Liz James said the award was a great motivator for her team, which has spent the past two years building the new platform.
Anxiety is what I hear from business owners whenever a new social network becomes popular.
Welcome to the second installment of Social Media Fitness – Zone Training: Fat Burning and Tribe Development .
I recently decided to take a more scientific approach to my fitness.
Welcome to the fourth installment of Social Media Fitness – Zone Training: Anaerobic Endurance and Content Creation . You can read about Zone 1 , Zone 2 and Zone 3 to catch up with the series.
Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus
We’ve recently seen Facebook go public with a $100 billion valuation and General Motors, formerly the world’s biggest company, go effectively bankrupt and need to be bailed out by the US government.
At the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, we just concluded a conference with the State Department in preparation for the upcoming Rio 2.0 conference (Rio+2.0: Bridging Connection Technologies and Sustainable Development) .
Big technology vendors such as IBM and Microsoft are increasingly offering social networking products that aim to help companies integrate the benefits of social media into existing business software. However, does this mean that companies will finally begin taking the idea of social business seriously?
It’s been gratifying to spend the last month looking at social business success stories and documenting their progress and the lessons learned. We’ve come a long way: The maturity of the industry and our collective understanding of how to successfully transform our organizations by adapting the ideas and tools of social media to the workplace is currently at an all time high. In the last several years, many companies have begun long term strategic planning that maps out the changes they need to make in terms of structure and process to become a fully social enterprise.
Is everyone supporting social media at your company?
Do you have a social media strategy ? Does it involve content? Should it? The other day I drove past a local convenience store that makes most of its profit from beer, Slush Puppies and beef jerky (not that there’s anything wrong with that). A big sign out front asked passers-by to Like them on Facebook. “It’s official,” I thought.
Which VC invested the most frequently in Silicon Valley Social Networks? Surprise! They’re from NY! This is part of my continue industry analysis of the changing digital space (see all posts tagged VC ), but probing which investors are most active –and are bellwethers for finding future growth companies. Ever wonder who’s behind the backing of some of the fastest growing technology companies? To find out, I created tables and collected public data to list out the specific investors of each of the major social networks, and social media sites, and conducted frequency analysis of the investors to find out.