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10 Reasons Business Blogging is Better than Facebook [Infographic] What are Words Worth? By Stuart Boardman, KPN “Words are stupid, words are fun Words can put you on the run.

What are Words Worth?

Social Business Adoption Best Practice #3: Governance and Policies are crucial! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #socialbusiness. Download our 10 Most Helpful Social Media Ebooks. Periodic-Table-of-SEO-large.png (PNG Image, 1224 × 792 pixels) Are You Ready for the #SocialEra? A few months ago, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion.

Are You Ready for the #SocialEra?

What Is The Kryptonite Of The Millennial Generation? No generation is just a single dimension or can be defined by a single thing.

What Is The Kryptonite Of The Millennial Generation?

However, there are certain trends with every generation, and our newest to tackle the business world is no different. I am in constant awe and amazement at the levels of intelligence and poise possessed of so many millennials entering the workforce today. Having attended conferences where I have listened to them present, seen them in action at companies across the country, or worked alongside of them on projects, there is a level of sophistication that did not present itself for years with my generation. (Although, to be fair, that was because we all sat around in coffee houses, draped in way too much flannel, debating Nirvana lyrics, and deciding whether Ticketmaster was evil or just greedy.)

Follow my leader: Retailers race to catch digital rivals. 30 August 2012Last updated at 19:00 ET Viewpoint by Karmesh Vaswani Infosys Shoppers are increasingly letting the barrier between digital and bricks and mortar blur when it comes to retailers Walk down any High Street and you can see the biggest forces revolutionising shopping habits as the meteoric rise of Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook (or the Gang of Four as they are known) have fast become a normal part of our day-to-day lives.

Follow my leader: Retailers race to catch digital rivals

We shop on phones, compare on Google and ask our Twitter friends what they think. 2012 Social Network Analysis Report – Demographic – Geographic and Search Data Revealed. 2011 marked the second year in which many social networks started to wane as social network saturation kicked in.

2012 Social Network Analysis Report – Demographic – Geographic and Search Data Revealed

The questions remains, how many social networks can you actively stay up to date on? As Facebook became the mainstay for many users in late 2009 and into 2010 and continuing into 2011, we see the continued fallout in interest for many other social networks. There are still a few social networks that are growing, year over year, however, such as Tumblr, Reddit and Twitter, to name a few. We added coverage of the following social networks this year (in no particular order): Google PlusPinterestDribbbleGoodreadsQuoraSlideshareSquidoo 2012 Social Network Analysis Methodology:

The Hunt for Social Business Value. InShare102 Guest post by Ashley Furness of Software Advice When Microsoft announced plans to buy enterprise social network Yammer recently I was a little stunned.

The Hunt for Social Business Value

The reported $1.2-billion acquisition price tag seemed like a lot for simply replicating social networking functions in the business environment. Would companies really achieve ROI? Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size. As humans, we aren't born with formidable armaments or defenses, nor are we the strongest, fastest, or biggest species, yet despite this we are amazingly successful.

Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size


Finally, a look at the people who use Twitter. InShare385 The days of “I don’t get Twitter” may soon pass.

Finally, a look at the people who use Twitter

Tweets are now a form of self-expression among connected consumers and it is this connected generation that continues to grow in size and influence year over year. Why Enterprise Social Media Firms Are Being Gobbled Up. For a handful of enterprise social media firms, 2012 has been a version of 1999.

Why Enterprise Social Media Firms Are Being Gobbled Up

The Great Cash-Out got under way in May when Oracle paid $300 million for Vitrue, a cloud-based firm that mans social media communications for McDonald's, American Express and Gillette, among others. Oracle followed that acquisition by gobbling up social media monitoring firm Collective Intellect for an undisclosed sum in early June. Meanwhile, paid $745 million for Buddy Media, a Vitrue competitor that counts Ford Motor and Hewlett-Packard among its clients. Soon after, reports circulated that Microsoft was interested in buying Yammer, a provider of a Facebook-type solution for businesses, for $1 billion or so. What Happens To Your Twitter When You Die? Creating A Social Media Will. Let’s Call It What It Is: Pervasive Communication. I don’t want to talk about social media.

Let’s Call It What It Is: Pervasive Communication

I don’t want to talk about social business. I don’t want to talk about social enterprise. At least not in the context which many people seem to be using it these days. Businesses are not social. BritishHumanists. Upload Subscription preferences Loading...

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Preview of Twitter Advertising Platform for B2B Companies. Earlier this year Twitter announced a partnership with American Express to make their self-serve advertising platform available to a limited number of small businesses. We signed up for because access to Twitter’s advertising platform previously has been limited to those with big budgets. This leaves out many B2B companies. We offer this preview of what Twitter’s advertising platform looks like, so you can explore the option of promoted accounts and promoted tweets with the knowledge of how the platform works. Choose a target and a budget, and Twitter does the rest.

Click on each image to enlarge it and view in new tab. Welcome Screen Geographic Targeting. Harvard and MIT launch edX to offer free online classes - May. 2. The first official set of edX courses will be announced this summer, and will begin in the fall. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Always wanted to take a Harvard class? Soon you'll be able to do so from the comfort of your own home.

Harvard and MIT announced a partnership Wednesday to offer free online courses to students around the world. The initiative, known as edX, will be run by a non-profit organization controlled by the two schools. Each has committed $30 million to the effort. Open Source. Crowdsourcing. An Introduction to Recorded Future: An ability to leverage the predictive power of the web. open-source community-based tools for learning.

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Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and the Mind of Sherlock Holmes. “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.” — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Sherlock Holmes turned 125 years old last year, and he’s never been more alive and well. The world seems more captivated by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary London detective than ever before. Much of this excitement has been driven recently by the smash BBC One TV series Sherlock, drawing rave reviews for its update of Holmes and Dr. Watson as present-day Londoners fighting 21st-century crime. Pop culture critic and author John Powers cleverly explains Holmes’ enduring appeal as a literary hero and cultural icon: Sherlock Holmes “possesses no superpowers — his parents weren’t wizards, no radioactive spider bit him — [and yet] his gifts are cool enough to be superhuman.

A quick review of Conan Doyle’s novels and short stories reveals Sherlock Holmes shared useful advice on effectively accessing, analyzing — and yes, unifying — information.

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Two Champions Are Crowned: Windows 7 And Linux : Web Browser Grand Prix 9: Chrome 17, Firefox 10, And Ubuntu. Web Browser Grand Prix Champion: The Windows Circuit With a higher combination of wins and strong finishes, and the same number of losses, Firefox barely pulls off another victory over Chrome. While Mozilla solidified its lead over Google in WBGP VIII, Chrome all but took that lead back, returning Firefox to the tenuous victory is pulled off in WBGP 7. Opera remains in a comparatively distant third place, while Safari is even further behind. Meanwhile, IE9 is looking more like IE8 in the face of its fast-paced competition.

Web Browser Grand Prix Champion: The Linux Circuit Chrome sweeps the Linux Circuit in a way we haven't seen in a very long time. While many people expected Chrome to take this crown, Opera is actually the big surprise on our Linux Circuit. Operating System Comparison Of the 25 charts where we compared platforms, Ubuntu's result was shown in red only seven times. But hey, at least Linux fared better against Windows 7 than OS X. Raspberry Pi? Buying frenzy crashes website. Mozilla announces marketplace for open web apps. The Mozilla Foundation is planning its own app store where developers will be able to market their HTML5 web apps. Foursquare ditches Google Maps for open source data. IE holds rival browsers at bay. For Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, stasis is bliss. In February's worldwide usage statistics, IE largely held at bay its top challengers, Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome, according to Net Applications' latest measurements.

IE has done so for a few months now, a big improvement for Microsoft compared to years of losing share. IE dipped from 53.0 percent of global usage in January to 52.8 percent in February among desktop browsers; Firefox and Chrome stayed level at 20.9 percent and 18.9 percent, respectively.


Colin Hope-Murray Trending. Your Reputation Is Your Résumé. Building a career isn’t what it used to be—and we’re not talking about the sputtering economy or the 13.3 percent unemployment rate among 20-to-24-year-olds. College graduates entering the job market are supplementing and sometimes circumventing the traditional job-search routine of combing want ads and sending out résumés. Unskilled and Unaware of It. 80% Of People Aren't Using LinkedIn The Way They're Supposed To. TCheese Copywriter (teecheese) on Pinterest. VisualDatas: [infographics] The 500 Yea... Enterprise-class Critical Information Exchange Solutions. Is Social Media Actually Making Us Less Connected? Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised? Google's Schmidt Predicts an Android for Everyone on the Planet. 50 Twitter facts that'll fascinate small businesses.

The Hidden Secret To Managing Your Identity On The Internet. How NOT To Use Your Pinterest Account. Skye’s Bonnie Boat Arts Project. The Magic of Timelapse and Filmmaking by Euan Preston. Old Maps Online. #Image Retouching Tools for the budget-conscious digital blogger - Picasa, IrfanView, Zoner Photo Studio. #art #tools - Thaddeus Howze @ebonstorm. 19 Best Beer Infographics To Make You See Double. Homebrewing Statistics.


Identity and Security. Copyright and License. Building an Enterprise Architecture value proposition using TOGAF® 9.1. and ArchiMate 2.0. It is time to ‘breakout’ of social media’s marketing beach head. The Architecture of a Social Business. Early Indicators: The Rise of the CIO of Marketing. Lean StartUp Movement turning some heads. Social Media and Architecture - Connecting the Dots. Delivering innovation overnight. Here Comes The Open Web — Embrace It.