Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies?

Portals and KM

Nora Ganim Barnes and Justina Andonian at the Center for Marketing Research, Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently released a report on The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America's Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? This is the same as 2010 and only one more than 2009. In 2011, 91% of the F500 blogs take comments, have RSS feeds and take subscriptions and this is an increase of 1% since 2009 and 2010.

"Tiles for America"

Endless Knots

One reads, "Tiles for America," all of them together a fitting 9/11 Memorial.

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Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America via Flowing Data

Portals and KM

Here is a great visualization effort by the Flowing Data people. You can see how Walmart, like kudzu on the left , spread across the US South. It started in 1964 and first invaded the South. Then it passed the kudzu limits during the 1980s to spread across the rest of the country. It is a bit scary. I wonder what the Starbucks story would look like. I found this through the PSFK people. Kudzu image is from the Wikipedia

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This comes from 20 years of doing facilitation both on and offline, running several software companies, and running various forums at America Online. Life With Alacrity Alacrity, noun. From the Latin alacritus meaning promptitude.

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Ten Reasons Your Corporate Social Network Should be an Innovation Social Network

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Innovation Management Products Customers Partners News Center Blog About Us The Leader In On-Demand Innovation Management Categories Current Affairs Innovation Tips Archives April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 Subscribe to our RSS Feed Ten Reasons Your Corporate Social Network Should be an Innovation Social Network Posted by Matthew Greeley at 10:48 AM, March 24, 2009 1. TrackBack (0) Brian Wright Mar 24, 2009 6:16:08 PM Great tips.

One reason why I love English football

Chris Corrigan

In North America, the league owns the teams. That would never happen in North America, where players and owners are immune from performance, where all that maters is money and if you lose, you move.

What America has lost because Van Jones quit

Chris Corrigan

I had hoped that he would represent the best chance for real change in America, but now it’s clear to me that change will never come from Washington. Eco-Equity with Van Jones : I’ve seen Van Jones speak, I’ve worked with people who have worked with him, and I take a lot of inspiration from him.

News Updates (June 30, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

is still considered in many quarters almost a fashion statement, just as Virgin America is thought of by some as a boutique airline. Oliver on the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. Oliver comments on the recent Enterprise 2.0 conference. Enterprise 2.0

News Updates (December 18, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Twitter in 2009. My end of year post on Messaging News is about the most significant event in collaboration in 2009. " Desca, a leading technology integration services company, today announced that it has earned the TelePresence Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco for the Central America North South America Caribbean (CANSAC) region. The RIM BlackBerry is still the leading smartphone in the US, for October 2009.

Vote for DataMasher in Apps for America 2


Over the past month, I had the privilege of being the Forum One Project Manager for a fun, open-source web application development contest: the Apps for America 2: Challenge. 8, 2009. In celebration of the release of, the Sunlight Foundation sponsored this coding showdown that asked entrants to make a useful web or iPhone application using at least one data feed from the new site.

Jive SBS Structure Best Practices, Part 1 » Connected

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Advertisement 9 comments Add your comment Will England says: September 14, 2009 at 10:30 am Great point – we have legacy forum structures from a previous product and we see lots of confusion about where to post; posts in the wrong place; and lots of empty / abandoned forums.

How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

Clara is the author of a new book on social networking for business entitled, The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff (Prentice Hall 2009). During his 3 year tenure at CNET, Isaac served as a Director of North America Enterprise Sales for CNET Channel. 2009 Twitter Web/Tech When I was thinking of a title for a session on Twitter at the Enterprise 2.0

Online Community Summit 2009

Online Community Strategy

Cisco, CNN, GlobalGiving, Moshi Monsters, Edutopia, LinkedIn, American Legacy Foundation, SEGA of America, Time Inc. Session Lead: Miles Orkin, America Cancer Society. Leadership Corps, Moshi Monsters, Edutopia, LinkedIn, American Legacy Foundation, SEGA of America, Time Inc.

Links for the Week: May 17, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links for the Week: May 17, 2009. made a wonderful video in 2004 about her trip with her teenaged daughter to South America -- without a guide-book, maps, phrase-book, or compass. mountain in Japan, still snow-covered in May; photo by Kevin.

Online Community Summit 2009: Updates

Online Community Report

Miles Orkin, America Cancer Society. I wanted to post a quick update with the latest session leads and topics for the Online Community Summit, to be held October 8-9 in Sonoma. I am looking forward to hosting the Summit, along with co-host Joi Podgorny, Head of Community at Mind Candy. The current list of session topics includes: Big Communities to Tackle Big Problems. Turning to the Crowd: Ideas and Contest Sites. What You Need to Know About the Mobile Communities Revolution.

Links of the Week: March 14, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links of the Week: March 14, 2009. Bank of America jingle: Before (2006), when they coopted a U2 song , and then Now (2008) after the crash. Chart of group satisfaction by size, from Life With Alacrity.

Links and Tweets for the Week -- November 29, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets for the Week -- November 29, 2009. Stumble" from the Mari Lwyd series by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE.

Links and Tweets of the Week: October 24, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: October 24, 2009. Because the financial system has been allowed to infiltrate the political system to the degree in which it has (a full-scale take-over), America's political system is as bankrupt as its financial system is.

Links of the Week/Month -- December 19, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links of the Week/Month -- December 19, 2009. Unemployment's Emotional Toll: Heartbreaking data from interviews with America's soaring ranks of unemployed. I've been travelling, so my weekly update links have piled up for three weeks.

Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

» February 15, 2008 Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions Catalyst (North America) is Burton Groups premiere event for technologists and executives.

2009 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

North America took top honors with 7 Winners, followed by Asia (5 Winners) and Europe (3 Winners). The 2009 winners include some long time winners and some major companies that you would not associate wit KM in the 90s This brings back memories. The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award has been around for some time. Back when I was with a large consulting company and involved in our knowledge management practice, I spoke at the awards meetings in London several times.

Links for the Week -- February 14, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links for the Week -- February 14, 2009. "25 Joe Bageant on our Prison/Asylum Culture: My buddy Joe writes about the deep and broad psychological malaise in America , and the efforts of psychologists to heal it, exploit it, and keep the lid on it. Top: Major agricultural producers (dark green); Bottom: Countries facing drought in 2009 (red) - another crisis looms. 25 things about me" collage; thanks to Pete McGregor.

The Leading Virtually Digest, March 28, 2009

Leading Virtually

Bottom line: President Obama continues to be innovative in embracing technology to engage his constituency, the people of America. In addition, the President now has valuable data (based on the questions and the votes) about what is on the minds of a certain section of America. What: LA Times article about President Obama conducting a virtual town hall meeting to reach out and connect to Americans. Posts it is related to: What President Obama Teaches Us For Leading Virtually.

Forrester Wave Report: The Leaders in Community Platforms for Marketers (Part 4/4)

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Barry Mike Walsh January 9th, 2009 10:42 am Jeremiah, As always, you have done an excellent job on this report! Mike ceo Leverage Software @mwalsh Nick Arnett January 9th, 2009 10:48 am Does it really make sense to directly compare software publishers and SaaS providers together?

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Dr. Steve Eskow | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 28 2009 Social Media in Intl. Dev: Sarah Blackmun on 30 Sep 2009 at 5:20 am [.]

Links and Tweets of the Week: October 31, 2009 (Scary Hallowe'en Edition)

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: October 31, 2009 (Scary Hallowe'en Edition). Be nice to America, or we'll bring democracy to your country. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE.

Links and Tweets of the Week: October 3, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: October 3, 2009. The birth rate is already spiking in the UK and is on the upswing in North America as well. westcoast indian art -- a mask open to reveal another mask -- from the mcmichael collection (artist name misplaced). PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE. Endgame: If there was any remaining doubt that we're too late to rescue civilization from collapse, the latest climate change report has put it to rest. This report predicts at least a 6.3

Online Community Summit 2009 - Initial Topics & Session Leads

Online Community Report

Miles Orkin, America Cancer Society. The Online Community Summit will be held October 8th & 9th in Sonoma, CA. It is hard to believe that the Online Community Summit is now in it's eight year! The Summit was originally convened by Jim Cashel of Forum One in October of 2001 as a unique invitation-based event, bringing together thought leaders from business, government, finance, academia and the media, who despite different positions share a keen interest in online group collaboration.

Links and Tweets of the Week: September 12, 2009

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: September 12, 2009. North America: Still the Growth Wasteland: A couple of great posts from Chris Corrigan: One lamenting Obama's sacrificing of his only real progressive Van Jones , and the other lamenting the growth at any cost agenda of Canada's so-called Liberal party. image from Does Congo Matter? by Emily Troutman. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The most amazing aspect of this work, going back to 2001 until today, was the different attitude of people outside of North America and Europe – people who heretofore did not have the ability to connect and learn outside of their village, town or city. on 07 Aug 2009 at 5:04 am [.]

Blogging and Twitter by the Fortune 500: A Longitudinal Study

Portals and KM

Here is some new research,  The Fortune 500 and Social Media: A Longitudinal Study of Blogging and Twitter Usage by America’s Largest Companies , by Nora Ganim Barnes and Eric Mattson at the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  The main findings indicated that 180 (22%) of the 2009 Fortune 500 have a public-facing corporate blog with a post in the past 12 months.

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Where’s Viv?

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve been on holidays – that’s vacation in America-speak, so that accounts for me being quieter than usual in the blogosphere and elsewhere. This post is prompted by the question posed recently: “Has Viv dropped off the planet?&#. Well, no… not really.

Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Diminishing Returns of Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

wikinomics wisdom of crowds YouTube Diminishing Returns of Collaboration Naumi Haque June 15th, 2009 While generally a believer in how collaboration can lead to better insights and greater efficiency, I continually see examples of where it is neither effective, nor terribly efficient – and in the worst cases totally counter-productive. 13 responses Web Media Daily – Monday June 15, 2009 | Reinventing Yourself. June 15th, 2009 [.]

Social Media in Intl. Dev: Dr. Steve Eskow

Nancy White

Representative to 1978 UNESCO Symposium on Contributions of Higher Education to Community Development, and a lecturer and consultant to Ministries of Education and colleges and universities in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Soviet Union, and India.

Thank You, and Merry Christmas

Michael Sampson - Currents

For many in Europe and America, it's the rush of cold weather, and the angry roar of passengers stranded in airports. I am grateful for the opportunities and lessons of 2009. Some of those lessons I was able to put into practice during 2009, and others are pending for 2010.

Social capital/ism


This, according to him, and many others is essential component to building and maintaining democracy, only to be strengthened by the many new forms of Internet-based social networking emerging these days (Shih, 2009).  Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital.

What’s your relationship to your circumstances?

Viv Mcwaters

He’s an amazing person and you should take a few minutes to watch this story of how he lost his life savings in America’s biggest fraudulent investment scheme. Hat tip to Johnnie Moore. I too have met Matt Weinstein at Improv conferences. Apart from the iconic ‘Impro’ by Keith Johnstone, Matt’s book, ‘Playfair’ was my first improv book.

Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. Another option for those wishing to leverage attendance at Catalyst (on top of all the great Burton Group workshops, sessions, guest speakers, etc). Alice Wang and I will be exploring the intersection between identity and social networking during the workshop below: Use Cases Driving Identity in Enterprise 2.0:

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 REPOST: Do We Really Want to Know? with first 50 reader comments appended) BLOG Comments on November4, 2009 post "Do We Really Want to Know?" to suggest that the most healthy diet for humans should include corpsefare in 2009, is really ignoring the work done by even mainstreamhealth professionals. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Top U.S. CEOs Social Media No-Shows - SmartPlanet

Collaborative Thinking

A study by web site reveals that an appalling two out of a hundred of 100 America’s top CEOs have Twitter accounts (Warren Buffet and Proctor & Gamble’s Alan Lafley ). Thanks to Cydni Tetro via twitter (@cydtetro). Thirteen have LinkedIn profiles, but only three of those have 10 or more connections. A mere 19 have Facebook pages. Not one has a blog. Fortune 100 CEOs and Social Media. View more documents from Sharon Barclay. Top U.S. CEOs Social Media No-Shows - SmartPlanet.