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Live from Massachusetts STEM Summit

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I'm attending the Mass Governor's Advisory Council STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Summit today at Gillette Stadium (who knew it was a conference venue?). I'm sitting in the introductory session where the Advisory Council's Executive Director David Cedrone is. Education STEM

Making Raw Milk Mozzarella in Western Massachusetts

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I often write about my food experiences with my friend and food writer, Don Lesser who lives in western Massachusetts.    

The senior senator from Massachusetts

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Reliving other deaths aside, he was our senator (yes, I'm from Massachusetts), has been my senator for as long as I've lived here, and present enough that I can remember going to a meeting with him at the local junior high school about, guess what, healthcare as many as 17 years ago. " Tags: Death and dying Government Politics

Social Media in the 2009 Inc. 500 - Center for Marketing Research - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently conducted a new in-depth and statistically significant study on the usage of social media in fast-growing corporations. 500 - Center for Marketing Research - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Updated from 2007. Social Media in the 2009 Inc.

For Massachusetts Residents and Others: Why I am Voting for Martha Coakley Today

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He is not an Independent but the majority of registered Massachusetts voters are. I rarely get involved with politics on this blog although I was clear that I supported Obama. There are two reasons I am voting for Martha Coakley today. The first is that I agree with her positions on the issues.  He is a conservative Republican.  

IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

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Dan began with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Bill Fandrich the CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts spoke.  

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How Data Drives Effective Decision Making

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The article then focused on research conducted by new research led by Erik Brynjolfsson , an economist at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The article began with the challenge and opportunity provided by the massive about of information we have today. looked at 179 large companies.

Community Toolbox - Bringing Solutions to Light

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” -Michael Wilson; Boston, Massachusetts RN who has worked for 13 years in a hospital burn intensive care unit and for three years as a hospice visiting nurse. Also a board member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Compassionate Care and a founding member of a community coalition called Palliative Care Coalition.

Shifts in 2011 Inc. 500 Social Media Usage

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I have been writing about the work of Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for some time. See my last post on them: Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies? This new study continues the Center’s work on Inc. In 2010 50% of the Inc.

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

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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 represents a 2% increase since last year.

LJMU FabLab: A place to play, to create, to learn

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I have already written about the highlight of Professor Ronald Barnett’s keynote (see Student learning in a turbulent age ).

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2013 Fortune 500 Expand and Branch Out in Social Media: Google+, Instagram, ?Foursquare and Pinterest

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Big Companies Get Excited About Google+, Instagram,? Foursquare and Pinteres t. The types included blogs, Twitter and Facebook.  

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Networked Learning 2016: Do we need new metaphors?

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Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: Harvard University Press Tagged: #NLC2016 , Caroline Haythornthwaite , metaphor , networked learning.

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Blogging and Twitter by the Fortune 500: A Longitudinal Study

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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.  This is up from 81 companies (16%) in 2008.

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New Study: Top Charities Master Visual and Social Media

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The study was conducted using the 2013 Philanthropy 400 list. They found that 98% of the charities studied are using at least one form of social media.

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks – November 2015

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Boston Massachusetts Restaurants: A Local’s Favorites for 2007. Upper Cape Cod Massachusetts. I also do a few myself. Boston Chinatown.

The Inc. 500 Continues to Embrace Social Media in Increasing Numbers

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Here is the latest in the very useful series of longitudinal studies on social media use by The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth led by Nora Barnes.    This one covered Social Media Usage in the Inc. In contrast here is their most recent one on Blogging and Twitter by the Fortune 500. 

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Boston Event: Using Global Action Networks to Create the Future Together

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Join me for an evening to learn more about Global Action Networks as change strategies, sponsored by Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group (MassBayODLG). When: Thursday June 19, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT. Where: Pine Manor College… Events

Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

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Irene graduated from Assumption College and lives in Central Massachusetts with her husband and three children. The Cheerleader Networking Type.

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Productivity Effects of Information Diffusion in Networks by Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson, Marshall Van Alstyne :: SSRN

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Stern School of Business; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management Erik Brynjolfsson Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Marshall W. Illinois, USA Processing request. Brussels, Belgium Processing request.

Social Media and the Fortune 500 2014 from Nora Gamin Barnes

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Lescault of The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The last report I covered here was on the Inc 500.

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Painting of Fried Onion Rings at Captain Al's Tiki Bar

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Here is a 24" x 30" acrylic painting of fried onion rings at Captain Al's Tiki Bar in Buzzard's Bay Massachusetts.

Blogging is Still a Good Complement for Your Small Business Web Site

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In the past three years there was a steady increase in company blogs with a rise from 38% in 2008 to 45% in 2009 to 50% in 2010 as reported by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Here is useful data from a recent study of over 1,500 HubSpot customers (mostly small- and medium-sized businesses).

Goodbye, MA STEM Summit

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Eleven hundred people in Massachusetts came together today to talk about science, technology, engineering, and math in education (STEM). Think about it. A whole day. And there were reportedly several hundred more who wanted to come but there was no. Education STEM

2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Will Occur on May 22

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The Symposium will take place Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm at Kresge Auditorium, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. The ninth annual 2012 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will occur on May 22, 2012 The theme is to “Explore Piloting the Untethered Enterprise. How do you take advantage of mobility and social tools?    

The 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Part Two: Solving the CIO Paradox

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Panel members include:   Anne Marguiles, CIO Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Bill Brown, former CIO, Iron Mountain, James McGlennon, Liberty Mutual, and Tom Pyke, former CIO U.S.   Anne is facing budget cuts at the Massachusetts state government that makes it harder to balance the strategic and tactical.  

Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks ??? August 2014

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Boston Massachusetts Restaurants: A Locals Favorites for 2007. Upper Cape Cod Massachusetts. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I do not know the people in Zagats or Gourmet.

Social Media Settles into the Inc 500 in 2012

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This time it was co-authored by Ava M. Lescault who is also at the center as Senior Research Associate and Associate Director.   

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Updated Index to Cities and Towns with Restaurant Picks - January 09

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Boston Massachusetts Restaurants: A Local’s Favorites for 2007. Upper Cape Cod Massachusetts. I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I do not know the people in Zagat’s or Gourmet. Louis.

Happy 205th, Sarah Margaret Fuller

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On this day in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, the singular genius and most prolific writer among the Transcendentalists was born.

Bear killed in my neighborhood!

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The Massachusetts Turnpike runs through it. I live the village of West Newton, in a city of 85,000, eight miles from Boston. what's next?

Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Opening Session

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It included Blue Cross of Massachusetts (my insurance carrier), RBC, and Australian Rules Football League.  Now I return as a blogger. 

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Social Media Continues to Increase in the 2012 Fortune 500

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Nora Ganim Barnes and her colleagues at the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have been dong a number of studies on social media and organizations in various populations. One series covers the Fortune 500. Lescault, and Justina Andonian. Telecommunications leads the pack with 40% blog usage.  

Yesterday on the Charles

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N 71°30?43?W 33 lakes and ponds, and 35 communities are entirely or partially part of the Charles River watershed.

City of San Francisco Crowdsources More Good Ideas

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My state of Massachusetts supplied another recently. So Massachusetts wanted to be one of the first states to have an open data site.  Here is more on how the City of San Francisco in its quest to save money, increase revenues and spur innovation turned to its 26,000 employees for solutions.

Boston's pivotal role in anti-apartheid movement

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This moment, when the focus is on Mandela, and the miraculous victory over apartheid, will only last for a short time. Such is the new(s).

Beeline Labs " Blog Archive " New online community study: what's working, what's in the way, advice from trenches

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Home Blog About Us Services News Contact Communities Marketing 2.0 3. Don’t start with the technology: “Too often people get drunk with Web 2.0

Margaret's 206th Birthday

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On this day in 1810 and not far from where these photos were taken, Sarah Margaret Fuller was born. Nature provides exceptions to every rule.

To market, to market (via Public Radio Kitchen)

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Take a look and get out your baskets, folks. " Enough said. This is making me hungry and I have one more conference call before I eat.

Text, don't talk, to your teens?

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One snippet: Dr. Laura Prager, a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and mother of two teenagers, texts with her kids. Apparently, according to Kate Tuttle's " I love you, now do your homework :) " in today's Boston Globe. But if I texted him,’’ she says, “he answered me right away.’’.