Is MySpace Good for Society? A Freakonomics Quorum - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Editorials Columnists Contributors Letters The Public Editor Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos February 15, 2008, 1:18 pm Is MySpace Good for Society? Our survey included questions designed to assess students’ “social capital,” a concept that describes the benefits individuals receive from their relationships with others. Let’s usher in The Relationship Economy!

Collaborative Thinking: Its All About Protecting The Member? Or, "How I Was Sold Out For 25 Cents".

Collaborative Thinking

Interesting article from Fortune - on the one hand, it is comforting I suppose to see Microsoft (as well as other sites) concerned about the confidentiality aspects of harvesting contact information and correlating relationships across sites.

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Identity Online

Jenny Connected

This week has seen the last Networked Learning Conference Hotseat for this year – Managing your Online Learner Identity. It started with a discussion about what we mean by online learner identity, online identity, learner identity, or simply identity and is this different online to offline, and can we ever not be learning? A comment like ‘Any serious learning will take you through a dark night of your identity ’, would seem to relate to this discussion.

Identity Online

Jenny Connected

This week has seen the last Networked Learning Conference Hotseat for this year – Managing your Online Learner Identity. It started with a discussion about what we mean by online learner identity, online identity, learner identity, or simply identity and is this different online to offline, and can we ever not be learning? A comment like ‘Any serious learning will take you through a dark night of your identity ’, would seem to relate to this discussion.

The Second Coming of Blogging


Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Singapore: PR Social Media Course and Crisis Communication

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Understanding the social media Government’s worldwide have used, social media such as Faceboook, blogs, wikis and MySpace to keep affected regions uptodate on the latest news on everything from earthquakes to equine flu. LEARNING OUTCOMES. By the end of the day participants will be able to: Learn what is social media with regards to Public Relations. Learn how to monitor discussions on blogs and forums, about your company or Government department.

Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

have reciprocal relationship between them. A relationship that could have been competitive has instead become deeply collaborative thanks to a mutually perceived threat. The relationship between Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office is roughly analogous here.

My Favorite Tweets for June 1 - 15 2011

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Social Democracy: White House Learns To Listen [link]. RT @outstart : RT @VMaryAbraham : How Online Education Is Changing Way We Learn [link]. IT leaders should rely on quality of relationships, not quality of arguments > agree? MySpace a big loser for News Corp - will WSJ follow? Here is another in a series of posts that provide access to my favorite tweets that contain links to useful information. 

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Semiosphere and affordances, talking with Wilma Clark

Taming the spaces

She is using Lotman’s semiosphere model to explain how technology changes learning spaces for teachers and learners. In this paper they have used the Lotman’s boundary idea from semiosphere model to analyze learning with technology in formal and informal settings. MySpace.

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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

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Introduction Since their introduction, social network sites (SNSs) such as MySpace, Facebook, Cyworld, and Bebo have attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices. Networking" emphasizes relationship initiation, often between strangers.

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List of "White Label" or "Private Label" (Applications you can Rebrand) Social Networking Platforms

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The user experience should be near seamless, therefore any company can have their own MySpace. eFriends by Altrasoft “…is an online social networking software that allows you to start your own site just like Friendster and MySpace. MySpace is obviously a social network.

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The Case for Corporate Social Networking

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Learning and Innovation : A social network where employees share their status, activities, bookmarks, documents helps in building an awareness of what colleagues are working on and serendipitous learning.

'Not a Site, but a Concept': Tapping the Power of Social Networking - Knowledge@Wharton

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Knowledge@Wharton Managing Technology Research Article View Article on Knowledge@Wharton Mobile Not a Site, but a Concept: Tapping the Power of Social Networking Published: July 09, 2008 in Knowledge@Wharton Mini USA, the American branch of BMWs Mini Cooper line, tracks everything being said about its brand everywhere on line -- in blogs, discussion groups, forums, MySpace pages and much more -- then uses what it learns to guide advertising campaigns.

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The 11 Fundamental Laws Of Building Online Communities - The Online Community Guide

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Don’t use MySpace if your audience isn’t on it. You must build personal relationships with your top members. You need to have good, two-way, relationships with your top members.

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I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Most major social network sites such as MySpace and LinkedIn have the opportunity to start your own group. There is no learning curve (or a small learning curve). You lift on the success of a social network concept which is designed with the idea of strengthening relationships.

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

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Read on to learn more about these features.&# iUpload “iUpload enables Internet-based business communities for the purpose of improving communications, enhancing customer relationships, driving sales opportunities and gathering marketing data.&#

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Community 2.0 Conference Notes: Day 3 " humantech

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Research & Shawn Gold (b), MySpace Shawn GolBill Schreiner: How many people use myspace? Almost everyone in the room raises their hands) Elizabeth Churchhill: What was the first vision for myspace? Myspace listened to the audience. They created a toolset to execute small business on myspace. Shawn GolBill Schreiner: Myspace had to master plan to change the music industry. Myspace empowered the artist. Music industry does A&R on myspace.

Rex's Thought Spot: Beyond Serendipity for Enterprise 2.0

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So rather than "hoping" that pearls will be found, we can learn how pearls are produced and create the right climate and engineer ways to mass produce pearls. skip to main | skip to sidebar Rexs Thought Spot Personal Reflections on Innovation & Collaboration in a 2.0

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Social Graph: Concepts and Issues

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Quick Primer on Graphs And Networks In Mathematics, a Graph is an abstraction for modeling relationships between things.It An excellent resource for learning about Networks is the the Research Center at University Of Notre Dame.

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Green Chameleon » Touch

Green Chameleon

Being very active on social networking sites online, he decided to invite ten of his online “friends&# who were his readers, so he issued an invitation to the first ten respondents via his MySpace page. How can children learn from someone they don’t trust?

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The Blogger’s Guide to the Galaxy

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These are my principal sources of blog traffic: Asking friends and followers on social networking sites such as Facebook , MySpace , Twitter , LinkedIn and Ning to come read my articles — I was able to generate some traffic right away when I first got started. My blog builds relationships and strengthens my credibility. Also, visit my About , Services and Connect pages to learn about me and my social media and web marketing - mentoring, training and outsourcing services.

More Follow-up to Our Enterprise 2.0 Conference Panel on Twitter and Business Panel

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Twitter Up, Facebook, MySpace Down appeared in Information Week. Patti added benefits to using within the enterprise: situational awareness, crowd sourcing: tweeting questions and getting answers from friends but also friends of friends (via the Retweet mechanism), developing and maintaining relationships. I also learned something here and will think about using these variations. Thanks to all the people who came to our session at Enterprise 2.0

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The Primal Forces that Drive Social Networks | Digital Tonto

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His mind must have began to wander because he suddenly remembered that his father once told him that everybody is just six relationships away from the President of the United States. Granovetter dubbed these relationships “weak ties” (after the attraction between water molecules that give the liquid many of its properties). While we can maintain relationships with relatively few people, the people they know greatly increase our access to facts, knowledge and wisdom. MySpace?

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.


Develop Relationships with Clients Someone once dubbed the job of the Community Manager as being the loneliest job in the company. If you’ve developed a good relationship with your client already, you should have no problem drawing lines where necessary.

Wrap Up of 2nd Annual Community Manager Day: Voices Around the World #CMAD « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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Hootsuite salutes Community Managers Five essential tools for CMs Conversocial has a relevant CM interview I just learned Bolivia had an event , see the FB page, pics here and here.

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Online Community Building Strategy: Good Advice From Nancy White

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Once people started engaging in that way, then relationship may build if its a relationship-oriented community - some are really informational. Really what I want to do is to get to know you first and then you do things that help people engage in relationship.

The Fallacy of Community | Ask Spike

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I can live next to someone for years in the same community and never talk to them, learn their name or even give a rip about their life or interests. However, if you put your website and your program in a place where there is no buildings and do a good job of building relationships and getting those people who share passions together, the likelihood of success is better. I've got all my flags unfurled Who is this guy?

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How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - - Business Technology Leadership

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Learn More » CIO Executive Council A Peer-Advisory Service and Professional Association for CIOs Stakeholder Relationship Worksheet Hudson Highland Group CIO Michael Whitmer shares his stakeholder relationship worksheet, including background on why he developed it and how it has affected his relationships in the company. Boiling the Ocean to Catch a Few Fish Read this white paper to learn how to mitigate risk and reduce the overhead of e-discovery.

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Dion Hinchcliffe, who is so talented at graphic representations of the relationships among concepts tackled social computing as the overarching and encompassing term for the mishmash of themes and terms. I have also blogged social learning at theappgap.

sarahcpr " Blog Archive " Collaborative Micro-filtering

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Home Blog Portfolio About Contact Blog / Collaborative Micro-filtering Written by Sarah Cooper on Monday, May 28, 2007 - 23 Comments A few days ago I read an interesting blog by Josh Porter at, on Facebook and Circles of Relationships.

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Anne Truitt Zelenka " The Decline and Fall of Facebook

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Anne Truitt Zelenka thinking, teaching, and learning — transparently « links for 2007-11-25 links for 2007-11-29 » The Decline and Fall of Facebook In How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook , Cory Doctorow says, “ In the real world, we don’t articulate our social networks.&# I think that’s why these services are so volatile: why we’re so willing to flee from Friendster and into MySpace’s loving arms; from MySpace to Facebook.

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Christine Rosen on Virtual Friendships And The New Narcissism

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As the young woman writing in the Times admitted, “I consistently trade actual human contact for the more reliable high of smiles on MySpace, winks on, and pokes on Facebook.” Too few people realize thats whats required to sustain relationships of any kind.

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The Value of Community Management

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We invest in worthwhile things all the time – political campaigns, charities, sports, relationships – so we’re not suggesting every community management investment needs to be able to assess value but it is something that some communities will be able to track.

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Seven Steps to Graphing Your Facebook Strategy

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For developers and marketers interested in learning more, we’ll be covering these topics in depth next week in San Jose at Graphing Social Patterns , a conference on the business and technology of Facebook and social networking. This includes your notes, photos, videos, your one-liner profile status, your relationship status, your location & contact information, the messages left on your wall, etc. Learn New Things October 3rd, 2007 at 12:58 pm Fmail?

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Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

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government innovation intellectual property Internet leadership marketing mash-ups mass collaboration media mobile music MySpace Net Generation open innovation openness open source platforms policy politics privacy prosumers Second Life social media social networking technology transparency user-created virtual worlds web 2.0 Exploring How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything with Don Tapscott , Anthony D. Williams , and the Wikinomics Team.

Turning E-Mail Into a Social Network

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Day: Peripheral Vision: Detecting the Weak Signals That Will Make or Break Your Company Subscribe to this blogs feed « The Virtual College Fair: Collaboration + Social Networks | Main | Unified Communications Is A Composite Market » November 15, 2007 Turning E-Mail Into a Social Network Sometimes consumer vendors (and people that cover consumer trends) can learn from enterprise software vendors and historical trends related to knowledge management and collaboration.

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The Social Organization: Social Media is not Community

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Events Examples News/Commentary Organizational Structure People Relationship Management Social Media Marketing Technology Web/Tech Archives February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 More.

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Next: Innovation Tools & Trends Social Networks -- or the "Informal Organization" -- at Work - BusinessWeek

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It would be great to discover how people are using internal or external social networking software to leverage these contacts and relationships within a corporation.

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Social Networks And Group Formation - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design

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A social network is “a set of people (or organizations or other social entities) connected by a set of social relationships, such as friendship, co-working or information exchange.&# (Garton et al., Networks like MySpace and Facebook that encourage ghettos grow the most.

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34 More Ways to Build Your Own Social Network

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Testing this second post’s solutions was more difficult because they all require the formation of business relationships and/or local installation and configuration. Thirdly, several of these companies claim to develop closer, longer-lasting relationships with their clients. However, these companies also claim that their experience, business relationships, and internal structure have prepared them well for this transition and equipped them to deliver mature products.

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Understanding the difference between Forums, Blogs, and Social Networks

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Social networks allow members to organize around a person’s relationships or interests, rather that just focused on topic. To learn more about the many forms of web marketing, see this updated list (now in Italian, Indonesian and French).

Build a Social Network Using Joomla! - Nettuts+

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In our sample, this is our purpose: To create and nurture business relationships by offering free network and support opportunities. It’s at [link] ( Reply ) John Pitchers April 20th Many new Joomla users fall into the trap of thinking that a Facebook or Myspace site is as easy to build as it is to make spaghetti bolognese.

How to Find In-House Experts at Big Companies -

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MySpace Save This ↓ More Text By DORIT NEVO, IZAK BENBASAT And YAIR WAND Every big company has in-house experts. And social networks can help employees use existing relationships to not only reach out to distant experts but also trust them more than they would complete strangers. To learn how such choices are made, we surveyed users of current expertise-locator systems about what they looked for most in an expert.