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? Of these companies, the top 10 corporations (Wal-Mart, Exxon, Chevron, Conoco Philips, Fannie Mae, General Electric, Berkshire Hathaway, General Motors, Bank of America Corp.

A new low for Bank of America

Endless Knots

Warning: if you have a banking problem and if, like me, you are a Bank of America business customer by virtue of a corporate round-up (my original perfectly fine BayBank was bought by BankBoston -- nee Bank of Boston --. Business

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Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

How do the networks of black and white, male and female job-seekers differ? And: Does that makes some of them more successful than others in finding a job?


Engineers without Fears

americaSo it's all booked. I'm in the Qantas Lounge @ Sydney about to board my flight. Check out the Dopplr widget to the right. Or post a comment here if you want to meet up. Washington from May 9th to 11th. Chicago from May 12th to 14th. Boston from May 15th to 17th. Toronto from May 18th to 20th. Detroit from May 21st to 22nd. New York from May 23rd to 27th. Seattle from May 26th to 29th. San Francisco from May 29th to 31st. Los Angeles from June 1st to 2nd.


Engineers without Fears

I have decided to go to the United States of America in May. americaI plan to be in Washington for this and this and then it's fair game. So far, I plan to see Nancy in Seattle, Vincent & Bruce in San Fran, Jenny & Rashid in NYC, Stan in Michigan, Jack in either Chicago or Boston. Do you want to meet? Is there someone else you think I should meet? Or attend? Or just gawk at? Detours into Mexico & Canada cannot be ruled out at this stage.

RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species from Joel Sartore

Portals and KM

  I received a review copy of Joel Sartore's new book, RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Specie s, and greatly appreciated it. It is published by National Geographic.

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

Practical examples: 5 examples from Latin America

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Intrac Praxis Note 16 (available in English and Spanish), Brenda Bucheli and Gabriela Romo describe some of the outcomes of a workshop on communities of practice held in Mexico at the beginning of this year. The participants were from SNV , PACT and IMAC. The workshop defined a community of practice as a group with a 'common learning interest, aimed at establishing long-term learning processes, innovation, the improvement of practice and the strengthening of relationships between members.

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A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net DevTens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge.

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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.

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. 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.

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.

Green Chameleon » Concession

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Concession A very generous concession speech from John McCain just now, asking his supporters to reach out and work with President-Elect Barack Obama to reach common ground and fix America’s problems.

Shared Group Discourse Impacts on Productivity

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent analysis at Bank of America demonstrated this dynamic for call centre agents, reinforcing the productivity-driving benefits of strong ties: Humanyze’s smart work badges contain microphones and and precision positioning technology. ” Bank of America used Humanyze’s technology within its call centers to find out what made employees most productive in terms of numbers of completed calls.

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Smarter Search

Alchemy of Change

This article by Tim Berners-Lee on The Semantic Web in Scientific America from 2001 is a classic if you want a good overview (purchased required). A couple quick things to point out on Google’s search capabilities these days, that are also some interesting hints at where search is going.

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Change Management, Etienne Wenger, Matt Moore Visits America, Auditing Lessons, What Got You Here Won't Get You There

John Tropea - Delicious Community

KM Blog of the Week America by Matt Moore I have decided to go to the United States of America in May. Publishers Site America’s most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management.

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The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

One thing is clear, however: this movement represents a critique of modern life in the United States of America, of our systems of economic and political power. America’s “professional” social change community is not driving the Occupy Movement.

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‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

Some research from America and in the UK has shown that like-minded people move to live near each other. Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’.

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Weekend Reading 18.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely, and research suggests that the real number may well be higher.” There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week.

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Behavior vs. Behaviour

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I started working with David Ferris in the late 1990s, since many of our clients were in America, I gave up my New Zealand English for American spelling.

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2013 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

The 2013 MAKE research program consists of the Global, Americas, Asian and European studies, as well as national studies for Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. Here is more tech for this first week of the year. Teleos,

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I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


As a road / air warrior, I get to travel a fair bit and visit not just mainland Spain, but a bunch of other countries in Europe, and North America.

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#openedMOOC: CC licenses

Jenny Connected

This was the request I received by email: Hello Jenny, I am currently acquisitioning photos for a new Smithsonian Museum on Main Street ( exhibit titled “Crossroads” about the last 100 year change of rural America.

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Ant’s Eye View and Badgeville Partner to Bring Gamification to the Fortune 500

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Badgeville was recently named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Promising New Companies in America and upholds an impressive enterprise client roster.

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Granny dumping

Jenny Connected

and because the number of people over 65 in the population is increasing dramatically (see Older America for US figures), that I have signed up for Sarah Kagan and Anne Shoemaker’s Growing Old Around the Globe MOOC. I came across this appalling phenomenon for the first time yesterday.

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Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

By the way, in America it’s illegal to stop a staff member criticising their employer on social media, here it’s big trouble if you don’t dob in a mate doing exactly that! Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection.

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Media and Mining vs Social Media and GetUp

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

That would be a berak through and give to Australia as it has for America a proper dose of free market thinking. Lord Monckton told Mining executives to buy up big in Mining and use the Super Rich to exert control over media messages.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

#SOCRMx End of Week 3 Reflections

Jenny Connected

From the forum posts that I have read, there seem to be people from the States, Latin America, Australia and Europe, but I’m not clear about whether they are students of Edinburgh University or not.

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Huffington Post Sells for $315m Social Media Revenue

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

The Huffington Post just sold for $315m to AOL (America Online). I often write on social media revenue – how social media sites like blogs and forums and social networks monetize. One way is pretty simple – sell it! How do you think AOL will make their money back from this blog?

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

America the Land of the Free*. Occupy Wall Street or #OccupyWallStreet – the demonstrations have turned nasty with NYPD arresting, macing hundreds of people.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

Alchemy of Change

This Ford Motor Company factory was once the wonder of the industrial world, where Henry Ford pioneered America’s leadership in last-century manufacturing. This summer, my wife and I took our two boys to visit the famous Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. In this post ,I listed the top 10 uses of oil (many are surprised to learn that thecost and energy content of oil used in agriculture exceeds thewholesale price and energy content of the food it produces, thanks to $150B in annual subsidies to Big Agriculture in North America alone ). Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

The Number One Fear of Enterprise Social? Mutiny! - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Americas Richest Women. Coming to America: the 5 Best Visa Options for Startup Entrepreneurs. Coming to America - The Startup Visa. FORBES List Of Americas Best Business Schools 2013. Forbes Reinventing America Summit.

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There's Product Announcements and There's Creative Product Announcements - for iPad Fits into the Latter #sharepoint #ipad

Michael Sampson - Currents

The press release breaks with traditional 'corporate speak' , with its opening paragraph stating: " Hey, corporate America, ever feel like you are too connected? provides a way of integrating SharePoint documents, data, and people information into Outlook, Lotus Notes, Google, and.

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations


They, actually, come from a letter written to Roger Schank by a 15 year old girl in Central America protesting herself about the poor state of the education system in her own country and the very few choices she has got to change the situation herself on her own.

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Do Your Employees Endorse Your Products?

Portals and KM

However, Matt found that 49% of information workers are detractors, and only 27% were promoters, however in North America, workers are three times as likely to advocate as European workers.  Forrester found that, “advocacy correlates with work technology attitudes and behaviors in North America. Happy New Year's Eve. This is the season for employee appreciation. At least it used to be when year end bonuses were given out.

Ode to Rossland

Michelle Laurie

One of the best ski hills in North America is a 3minute drive away or you can x-country ski there on the trail connecting town and the hill. Rossland, B.C. image by, Steve Hilts. I work from a home office in this beautiful mountain town in southern British Columbia. I recently wrote a post about feeling isolated so I thought it only right to also share why most of the time, I am grateful! Here are 10 reasons why I love Rossland: 1.

What you learn looking down on it all

Chris Corrigan

And then if you just wait until you cross the Pacific  takes about 25 minutes and then you come across the Americas and theres that exact same pattern again.

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