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? They found that 114 (23%) of the primary corporations listed on the 2011 F500   have a public-facing corporate blog with a post in the past 12 months.

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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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.

Practical examples: 5 examples from Latin America

Joitske Hulsebosch

In the appendices, the five cases are summarised: they vary from corporate CoPs (SNV), to a inter-organisational CoP of civil society organisations (IMAC), to a CoP of M&E professionals. 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.

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The Divine Right of Capital: Wealth Reigns

Alchemy of Change

The Principle of Sovereignty: Corporations assert that they are private and the free market will self-regulate, much as feudal barons asserted a sovereignty independent of the Crown. Economic sovereignty trumps political sovereignty in the corporation.

Leading ourselves via "the lattice"

Endless Knots

It’s not your typical corporate speech. He begins with the “Nature of Man,” the starting point, usually unstated, of every corporate culture.       Books Collaboration Corporate governance Jeff Stamps Networks and Networking

The Divine Right of Capital: Protecting the Common Welfare

Alchemy of Change

The Principle of the Public Good: As semipublic governments, public corporations are more than pieces of property or private contracts. Publicly traded corporations have their hands tied when it comes to truly acting in accordance with the public good.

The Divine Right of Capital: A Little Rebellion

Alchemy of Change

The Principle of (r)Evolution: As it is the right of the people to alter or abolish government, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish corporations that now govern the world. The American people’s right to abolish corporations is not imagined.

There's Product Announcements and There's Creative Product Announcements - Harmon.ie 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? Harmon.ie

How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Elsua

Those absolutely mind-blowing and rather provocative sentences, as depressing and as exciting as they may sound, don’t come from a knowledge worker working in a particular corporation protesting about the poor state of workplace learning or learning in general.

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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. What Got You Here Wont Get You There : How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter Goldsmith, an executive coach to the corporate elite, pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle already successful careers as well as personal goals like succeeding in marriage or as a parent.

Shifts in 2011 Inc. 500 Social Media Usage

Portals and KM

See my last post on them: Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies? They recently released a new study on the usage of social media in fast-growing corporations. 500 social media usage for the fifth consecutive year, providing a useful longitudinal study of corporate social media use. 500 had a corporate blog, up from 45% in 2009 and 39% in 2008. 

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

Similarly, a division of a corporation isn’t autonomous because final say on important matters sits outside, in the parent corporation. Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done.

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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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The Dark Side of Greater Transparency - We All Look the Same

Michael Sampson - Currents

John asks if IT will slowly strangle corporate outposts : " While the home of most corporate parents (America) worries that IT may not be helping the business enough, the home of many subsidiaries (Ireland) worries that IT is a tool that will force the closure of corporate outposts. The key problem is that as tighter corporate controls are imposed on subsidiaries, they lose autonomy which is a key component in any unit’s ability to innovate.

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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List of Social Computing Strategists and Community Managers for Enterprise Corporations 2008

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The first role is the Social Computing Strategist, the second is the Community Manager , although the titles vary, and sometimes it’s a part-time function, there’s clearly a trend as corporations staff. Generation Y comes to us with these abilities built it as a “digital natives&# – yet the need to organize will still occur, it’s a knee jerk reaction to every corporation. Digital Strategist at Intel Corporation Brian Ellefritz, Sr.

The Intercession of a Thousand Small Sanities

How to Save the World

I n last week’s New Yorker, Adam Gopnik laments the epidemic of imprisonment in America, especially of the young and visible minorities, and explores what leads a society to give up on, incarcerate and hence enslave so many in brutal, soul-destroying institutions.

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Collaborative Thinking: Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing

Collaborative Thinking

Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Social Networks Seem To Travel Well | Main | Getting Started With Web Conferencing » February 26, 2008 Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing Every so often, economic downturns, health-related outbreaks or acts of terrorism cause organizations to prioritize alternatives for corporate travel. I think we are sitting on the verge of a new era in corporate communications.

Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

What is unique about the newest US protests (at least since the ill-fated anti-globalization protests of a decade ago), and perhaps the reason why it took so long for them to get media and public traction, is that they are anti-corporate more than anti-government.

Everything Is Connected to Everything

Elsua

How long before it clicks for the corporate world to understand that we, as human beings, live of stories, of sharing those stories, of relaying relatively simple messages to one another to connect, to build trust, to bond, to eventually be us, even on a business environment? Science.

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Returning to the Basics

Chris Corrigan

Our Beyond the Basics team is about to host our last gathering of the current cycle of offers, back in North America. But in North America we are currently witnessing election campaigns where the debates rage around scandal, accountability, party platforms, and who said what or did what.

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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. This"mob of Kiwanis and Rotarians" who dominate local politics help get taxbreaks and regulation exemptions for big corporations, in return forfinancial favours.

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. This"mob of Kiwanis and Rotarians" who dominate local politics help get taxbreaks and regulation exemptions for big corporations, in return forfinancial favours.

Bank Transfer Day

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Kristen Christian was sick of Bank of America. Several big credit unions and the vendors who supply their technology told Credit Union Times last week they have seen a surge of new memberships that began when Bank of America declared its $5 a month debit fee in late September. “

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On Twitter and in the Workplace, It's Power to the Connectors - Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

America in the 20th century was called a " society of organizations." In the 21st century, America is rapidly becoming a society of networks, even within organizations. America in the 20th century was called a " society of organizations."

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The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

How to Save the World

His frame: “We love America. ”; “What actions of governments and big corporations have made you most angry?”; Occupy the mainstream media, megapolluters, and the offices of corporate oligopolies and dysfunctional regulators (e.g.

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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. So its not surprising that, except for theWal-Martization of the North American economy (offshoring NorthAmerican jobs and importing cheap Chinese crap to replace the goodsonce made domestically) to offset the higher costs of energy,$3.50/gallon gasoline has not affected any corporate or individualbehaviour. Corporate profits will plummet.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

November 13, 2007 Future of the Corporation I min Boston at a conference called Future of the Corporation. The issueof corporate social and environmental responsibility and sustainabilityis part of my mandate in my new job, so this trip was both personal andbusiness for me. One of the speakers was David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World.Like me, Korten seems to vacillate between optimism and pessimism ofthe issue of corporate reform.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 8, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week -- September 8, 2007 -- The Anti-Corporatist Edition Ending the Personhood of Corporations: Corporate Crime Reporter has a fascinating review of Robert Reichs new book Supercapitalism.Its good to see a mainstream politician (Reich was Clintons Secretaryof Labor) who gets why corporations are inherently pathological, andwhat to do about it. Likewise,corporations should not pay taxes.

The Occupy Movement: Don’t Tell Us What To Do

How to Save the World

E veryone, it seems, has advice on what the Occupy movement should do next, in the face of winter, dwindling and hostile press coverage, flagging public support, volunteer burnout, and police raids and brutality. We’re all armchair strategists at heart.

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Design Considerations For Enterprise Social Networks

Collaborative Thinking

conference, attendees heard from companies like GE, Nike, and Virgin America shared how they are leveraging an enterprise approach towards social collaboration. Plan for blended user experiences : The first wave of social collaboration solutions implemented a destination site for networking and community building (sometimes referred to as a “corporate Facebook”).

Dealing with your slaves and seeing the world

Chris Corrigan

All of us in North America depend on slave labour to support our lifestyles. Governments have coercive power and large corporations have the power of manipulation using capital. Think gains like gay marriage and civil rights in North America. In a complex and interconnected world it is hard to be an activist against things.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Americas Most Promising Companies. Americas Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs. Corporate Responsibility. Americas Best Colleges. Americas Best Small Companies. The Forbes 400 is the definitive list of wealth in America, profiling and ranking the countrys richest citizens by their estimated net worths. Business. Autos. Energy. Logistics & Transportation. Media & Entertainment. Pharma & Healthcare. Retail. SportsMoney. Strategies & Solutions. Wall Street.

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Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Community Creates Its Own Co-op Department Store: Saranac Lake NY is learning what we’re all going to have to learn — how to self-manage a community when the economy collapses and all the big corporations disappear. The 75 corporations that own the US politicians.

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Links of the Month: October 23, 2014

How to Save the World

My Body is Not a Problem: How the media and corporations belittle us (especially women) to try to sell us stuff. Mission Statement: A hilarious send-up of management-speak and corporate dysfunction from the much-grown-up but still Weird Al Yankovic.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

October 16, 2007 Can the Corporation Survive? Joel Bakans book The Corporation argues that, in their single-minded pursuit of short-term profit at anycost, corporations now behave pathologically (see graphic above), andagainst the public interest. Is the corporation, as a model, a hopelesscase, or can it be reformed or reinvented? Is the corporation salvageable? Corporations shall distribute their wealth equitably among those who contribute to its creation.

A World With No One In Control

How to Save the World

Our political, economic, social, business/corporate and educational systems could be made much more controllable if we broke them apart and devolved them to democratic (rather than “representative”) community control.

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If We Had a Better Story Could We Tell the Truth?

How to Save the World

The real function of wealth in America is to give us the time, resources, and space to either construct an unreal world or have one constructed for us. violet green swallow playing with a feather; photo by Chris Maynard.

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