Top 50 Open Source Companies: Where Are They Now? glasses When The VAR Guy launched his website in January 2008, our resident blogger kept a super close eye on open source channel partner programs. At one point, The VAR Guy published the Open Source 50 -- tracking how the top open source companies were working with VARs and IT service providers. So whatever happened to each of the 50 companies in that annual list? Some are dead, some are thriving, and many have repositioned for cloud computing, Big Data and other buzz words. Here's a belated update from The VAR Guy in alphabetical order... Is Social Media Driving the Economy? - Richard Florida - Technology Social media is redefining the landscape of everything we do from the way we connect to family and friends, how brands and celebrities capture attention, to the way business and journalism function. Hundreds of millions of people across the world use social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. If any technology promised to shatter the constraint of geography, overcome distance, and flatten the world, social media would be it.
Celebrities In Social Media: What Online Marketing Means For Hollywood Column: Social media has had a tremendous impact on movie and television marketing, increasing awareness and visibility for a TV show or movie across the globe in a click — a lot clicks — of a button. Some of the best social media teams right now on TV are the two Jimmys — late-night talk hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. These two are in a constant battle for viewers and they really go at each other on social media. Their social engagement across platforms and their understanding of social heralds a new generation of savvy Hollywood stars backed by sophisticated
Social Networks - Statistics & Facts One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the internet. The lovechild of the World Wide Web is social media, which comes in many forms, including blogs, forums, business networks, photo-sharing platforms, social gaming, microblogs, chat apps, and last but not least social networks. The power of social networking is such that, the number of worldwide users is expected to reach some 2.5 billion by 2018, around a third of Earth’s entire population. An estimated half a billion of these users is expected to be from China alone and approximately a quarter of a million from India. The region with the highest penetration rate of social networks is North America, where around 60 percent of the population has at least one social account.
About We believe in the equal and inherent value of all human life. We believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated and that stopping injustice anywhere is the responsibility of humanity everywhere. We call this ethos Fourth Estate. Story Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army have been abducting, killing, and displacing civilians in East and central Africa since 1987. We first encountered these atrocities in northern Uganda in 2003 when we met a boy named Jacob who feared for his life and a woman named Jolly who had a vision for a better future.
List of social networking websites This is a list of major active social networking websites and excludes dating websites (see Comparison of online dating websites). For defunct social networking websites, see List of defunct social networking websites. This list is not exhaustive, and is limited to notable, well-known sites. Crowdsourcing Friday, October 5th, 2012 This week on the Everyone Funding Startups podcast we spoke to Lukas Biewald, CEO of CrowdFlower, the leading microtask crowdsourcing platform and also the company behind the CrowdConf crowdsourcing industry events. CrowdFlower solves problems ranging from product categorization to business lead verification to content creation. With its crowd of millions of contributors CrowdFlower claims to make up the world’s largest workforce. Cross of the Dutchman by Triangle Studios Update #11: Dawn of the final day, 24 hours remain. Update #10: Dawn of the second to last day, 48 hours remain. Update #9: Livestream: Pascal Brander, New Designer Pledge!
Introduction to Social Network Methods: Table of Contents Robert A. Hanneman and Mark Riddle Introduction to social network methods Table of contents