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If-You-Build-It-Will-They-Come-An-Evaluation-of-Whiteboard-a-Networked-Academic-Profiles-Project- Report | Appendix Engaging students academically on social networks: the Facebook dilemma Social networks have tremendous potential to connect students in large programs, who might otherwise go through a four-year program without getting to know others who share their academic interests. But to engage these students, institutions face a dilemma between being present on public platforms like Facebook, where students already are, or constructing a new and separate site, focused solely on academic interests.

A new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) examines a pilot project from the University of Toronto Department of History and the Department for the Study of Religion for a new site specifically for their students, which ultimately failed to become sustainable. The authors argue that for such a site to succeed, it needs to be a part of a larger community-building initiative, such as a club, student association or other academically oriented social event. Innovation Value Webs - Ascent. It is perhaps self-evident that the most tireless companies, on the lookout for innovative new products, services, processes and business models, will become the most competitive.

Saying this is one thing – doing it in practice is hard. One way to keep ahead of the competition is to develop an innovation model that enables more efficient and effective interactions beyond conventional organization boundaries – whether internal or external. We call this model “Innovation Value Webs” – it is a model which facilitates open innovation both within the social enterprise and beyond its borders. “The configuration of networks your company has with its customers, suppliers and competitors will affect your competitive advantage.” — Andrew Schipilov, Network Advantage Business Impact Economic uncertainty and accelerated business cycles increase the pressure for organizations to drive more value, more quickly from their innovation models.

Key Aspects of Innovation Value Webs: Conclusion. Small World Labs Community - Small World Labs. Small World Labs Community™ provides the collaboration, connection, communication, and sharing capabilities you need to engage your constituents. Enterprise grade to meet the needs of the largest organizations. Flexibility to fit the needs of smaller organizations. Its modular platform framework enables a configuration unique to each online experience and your specific needs.

Drag-and-drop and point-and-click tools help make management and building engagement a snap. Social Engagement Hub Bring your supporters, fans, and followers together where you have 100% of their mindshare and opportunities for deeper engagement. Social Engagement Hub Learn More Member Personalization We are all a little different. Knowledge Sharing Leverage the collective wisdom of the crowd. Automated Engagement Activate your support base with an advanced toolset of automated processes that create the next level experience and minimize staff time. Multi-Channel Participation. Participate. Building a Business Case For Your Community Initiative. You should not present your business case to John Hamm. He is an actor, and cannot approve your budget. Community has a lot of benefits, to several departments of your company, but your community initiative has to compete with other budget requests. If you’re going to get what you need from the resource gatekeepers, you’ll need to build a strong business case for why a community is vital.

Here are a few points you can hit to make sure your business case is killer: Tie Objectives to Company KPIs A common mistake is to use some of the softer benefits of a community to sell them to decision makers. Elements like improved customer relationships may be a great boon to your brand, but your boss is likely to be looking at the bottom line. Build Out an ROI Model Focused on Quantifiable Metrics Once you know what elements you need to concentrate on, you can come up with an estimate for the ROI that you expect to see from the community. Ticket deflection: What’s your cost to handle a ticket? Social Media Management Plans & Pricing. Online Community Forum Software For Customer Feedback System | Customer Forum Software | Get Satisfaction.

<a href=" title="Contact us" target="_blank">Questions? Feedback? </a> powered by <a href=" title="Olark live chat software">Olark live chat software</a> Get Satisfaction customer community platform Everything you need to create a powerful and engaging community your customers will love. A whole new way to interact with your customers. Deliver an engaging customer experience Comprehensive customer community software.

Embed community anywhere Built-in search engine optimization (SEO). Configure and deploy with ease Simple implementation. Take action with powerful management tools Moderation tools. Build on customer knowledge and expertise Champion badge. Make customer insights and feedback actionable Community Health Analytics dashboards. Contact Get Satisfaction Call us at (877) 339-3997 s Ask a Question. How to keep your community safe and supported – SPRINT community management conference | Think, grow, create.

Priscilla McClay has written a blog post about a recent conference she presented at including lots of tips for keeping online communities safe. Follow Priscilla on Twitter. Last month, I was fortunate enough to present at the Feverbee SPRINT event – one of the top conferences for online community managers. The two-day event at London’s Royal Institute was a fantastic opportunity to meet with community managers from all over the world and discuss all aspects of our work. The attendees worked on a fascinatingly diverse range of online communities – on subjects from parenting to online gaming to vintage fashion, and for audiences from goldsmiths to HR professionals.

There were lots of really interesting speakers on the bill. Macmillan’s Online Community The subject of my talk was ‘How to keep your community safe and supported’ and, as the only speaker at the event representing a charity, I hoped to be able to share some useful insights from running the Macmillan Online Community. Our Story. In 2009, we noticed the adoption of social tools and technologies begin to skyrocket, but there was no corresponding attention being paid to community management.

Our collective background in business operations and technology (Rachel) and community strategy and management (Jim) set off warning bells. We knew the use of social technologies would open a pandora’s box of implications and challenges for organizations. There were a few early community practitioners who understood what it would take to be successful and we knew that their tacit understanding would be critical to capture and share if the social media, community and social business disciplines were to grow.

The Community Roundtable was our answer to this need. Our Mission is to Advance the Business of Community and we do that in three ways: Creative Connection at Buffer. What We're Looking For We believe that community and marketing exist at the intersection of helping people - helping them connect with one another, to learn new ideas, and to improve and grow together. We're excited to explore the overlap between community and marketing even further, both in traditional ways and beyond! We'd love to hear your ideas! We're excited to learn from you about your passions and interests!

We want to know more about your areas of expertise and what gets you excited to wake up in the morning. The Buffer community and marketing team is a small, tight group that moves fast on many different new ideas. As a distributed team, we work toward our goals by being in regular communication (over HipChat, Sqwiggle, Hackpads, and twice-yearly in-person work retreats somewhere in the world). We also strive for that great balance of being a team that feels like a family. About StevenT. Breng je digitale ecosysteem in kaart, een must voor elke marketeer. In de gereedschapskist van een strateeg mag een analyse van het digitale ecosysteem niet ontbreken.

Zo’n analyse geeft inzicht in de concurrentiekrachten en dynamiek in het digitale landschap en de positie van de onderneming daarin. Het is de basis voor het formuleren van een succesvolle overlevingstrategie in het huidige digitale tijdperk. Dit artikel beschrijft vijf concrete stappen om je eigen digitale ecosysteem in kaart te brengen. Zakelijke ecosystemen, leer van de natuur Het vergelijken van een zakelijk netwerk met een biologisch ecosysteem stamt uit de de jaren ’90 van de vorige eeuw.

Moore onderscheidt binnen een business ecosysteem (zie figuur 1) een drietal lagen met een toenemend niveau van afhankelijkheid van elkaar: business ecosystemextended enterprisecore business Digitaal ecosysteem, online netwerk van diversiteit Met de opkomst van internet neemt de populariteit van het ‘ecosysteem-denken’ verder toe. Figuur 2. Het nut van een ecosysteemanalyse 1. Figuur 3. 2. Figuur 4. 3. Intro to Cypher. Gephi Marketplace - The Official Source for Gephi Plugins and Services (BETA)

SocioViz: a free Social Network Analysis tool for Twitter | Social Network Analysis. SocioViz is new born social media analytics platform powered with Social Network Analysis metrics; actually is available for Twitter but in the near future will be extended to other main social media channels. The only prerequisite is having a Twitter account that will be used to query the Twitter API and gather results. After registering and creating a new account the main menu looks like this: In the Query field you could search for a single or multiple word/hashtag and adding some operators. For example: By default, specifying any other value, the last 100 tweets are extracted; clicking on From and To fields is possible to search 2 weeks in the past with a maximum of 5.000 tweets for each query.

Clicking on the 5 icons in the middle of the screen you could visualize respectively: Distribution of tweets in the selected time-frame and the top hashtags used The detail of tweets Each row in the table represent a tweet. The most influential and most active users The network of users interactions. Social Media Research Foundation | Open Tools, Open Data, Open Scholarship for Social Media. SocioViz: a free Social Network Analysis tool for Twitter | Social Network Analysis. Are ecosystem services academic?- Eventbrite. Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available.

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Their hashtag is now well known and the uptake from the property industry has been so vast that their list has grown 700%! Pride in their rank and increased participation have meant that the board self propagates, as the players advertise and talk about getting better at what they do. The agents on the board tune in every Monday, excited to see if their past week’s online performance has helped them climb the leaderboard. And if it has, they are quick to cheer about it. That all equates to SEO gold dust for Zoopla who described its impact as having ‘blown us away.’ Other online marketplaces have successfully followed in their footsteps. In December 2014, CV library launched a Power 100 board for UK recruitment agencies.

List of Wearables | Vandrico Inc. The Angel VC: How fast is fast enough? Growth is the single biggest determinant of startup valuations at IPO, as my fellow SaaS investor Tomasz Tunguz concluded based on an analysis of 25 IPOs in 2013. Growth (a.k.a. traction) is also the most important factor that attracts VCs and drives valuations in private financing rounds. Of course your team, product, technology, business model and market matter too, but when you’re past the seed stage the expectation is that these factors will have resulted in excellent growth. At the seed stage you can sell your story and vision. At the Series A and later stages, you have to back it up with numbers. This isn’t surprising. Past growth tends to correlate with future growth, and since tech markets are winner-takes-all (or "winner-takes-most") markets, investors are obsessed about finding the fastest-growing player that has the biggest chance of dominating the market.

If growth is so crucial, how fast do you have to grow? So how fast do you have to grow in order to become a $100M company? Duedil.