Blog » The Social Marketplace on Oodle & Facebook. Posted by Oodle Blog on December 15th, 2010 Today we rolled out a bunch of new functionality both on Facebook and Oodle — to make the experience into a true social marketplace.
To date, most of the conversation around social commerce has revolved around social shopping. We’re focused on a different area of social commerce — the social marketplace — where who you’re buying from (or selling to) matters as much as what is being bought (or sold). Anonymous online transactions in traditional classifieds marketplaces lend themselves to bad behavior — from serious fraud and safety issues to flakey actions such as no-show meetings. Marketplace now does a better job using Facebook to establish a user’s real identity so users can see who is on the other end of the conversation: Marketplace also taps Facebook’s social graph to facilitate trading within a user’s extended community — friends, neighbors, co-workers and mutual friends:
Work-Life Balance? Smartphones and Laptops Tip the Scale. Shift Happens. What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space. Interruption-free space is sacred.
Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world’s information at our fingertips. There has been much discussion about the value of the “creative pause” – a state described as “the shift from being fully engaged in a creative activity to being passively engaged, or the shift to being disengaged altogether.”
However, despite the incredible power and potential of sacred spaces, they are quickly becoming extinct. Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains. With rendition switcher Question: What are some technologies, prior to the Internet, that have radically reshaped the way our brains work?
Nicholas Carr: I think that if you look across the entire world of tools and technologies, what you see is that there are different categories. One category is what I call intellectual technologies. And these are the tools we use to think with, to find information, gather information, exchange information and so forth. And I think if you look back through the intellectual history of human beings you can trace the way that these intellectual technologies influence the way we think. Time for a Technology Detox? With rendition switcher Question: Do we mistreat our elders?
Bill Novelli: We don’t mistreat our elders per se. Yes we have a certain obsession with youth. I think every culture does. But you know I think the boomers are changing that. Question: Do we treat them well? A New Culture of Learning: An Interview with John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas. Three Technologies That Changed Our Brains. How Internet Junkies Will Save Television Slideshow. Posting Guidelines We hope the conversations that take place on HBR.org will be energetic, constructive, and thought-provoking.
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(Submitted by Tomas Aftalion) Michio Kaku: Tomas, you ask a very controversial question. The question is, can you download our consciousness into a chip and have that chip being stored into a computer and basically have our personalities last forever; we would be immortal. Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at Twist Image. Is your head bleeding?
Is your heart bleeding? Here's my thought (and, I say this with full disclosure that I am no IT expert and have limited knowledge of the hacking space beyond a personal interest in better understanding technology - peace and love... peace and love...), but the process of text-based passwords needs to be tossed out. It just has to happen. We're all still trying to understand what the ramifications are of this nefarious Heartbleed bug is, and what it all means.
Right now, some of the most frequently and commonly used online tools and sites are asking all of their users to change their passwords because of this bug. Why this is so important to talk about for marketers? The brands that win are the brands that can be trusted. It's like a full time job to manage this stuff, isn't it? It gets worse. Blame the passwords. These systems were built in a such a way that invites problems and challenges. Some thoughts on a better way to connect. By Mitch Joel.