What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Online Social Networking

I’m writing about social bookmarking sites because of comments on my Facebook page indicating that people could still be unfamiliar with social bookmarking. Social Bookmarking Sites Defined. Bookmarks themselves are the content on social bookmarking sites.

The Evolution of Site Search

Portals and KM

Site search is becoming more than a means to increase website traffic. Now 40% of content and collaboration professionals see the feature primarily as a tool to improve customer self-service, according to a new Forrester report, Site Search Evolves from Technical Feature to Customer Touchpoint , by Leslie Owens with Stephen Powers and Anjali Yakkundi. In fact, 69% of Web sites examined did not even offer searchable self-help for customer service.

Trending Sources

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Remember, customers believe that social media sites belong to “them&# the customer and for a % of your online community your exit strategy is going to destroy their friendships and their content. Shutting down the sites with SilkCharm.

My Top 10 Social Media Sites

Online Social Networking

My top social media sites aren’t particularly the social sites that receive the greatest number of visitors. They’re social media sites I find the most pleasurable to use and that fit in some way into my search and social strategy. My Top Social Media Sites.

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Accepting Friends on Facebook vs. LinkedIn Social Networking Sites

Online Social Networking

A Facebook friend recently asked about accepting friend requests on social networking sites , and I promised to discuss the matter. There is no single correct approach. However, by contrasting Facebook and LinkedIn, I hope to present and clarify a few of the issues.

Enterprise 2.0: A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services

Collaborative Thinking

and social network sites: Trend : The focus of “Enterprise 2.0”-related related solutions will expand from social network sites to social applications hosted on the social network site itself and social networking services capable of adding social context to productivity suites, collaboration tools, enterprise portals, business processes, and mobile applications. The initial direction is to support social applications hosted on the social network site itself.

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The News Site Comments Problem

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Developing Your Community Interacting with Members Resources

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Police and Social Media News site – SA Police

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Well the South Australian Police force have released a social media news site. In some respects the Police site usurps crime beat reporting in newspapers by using only “if it bleeds it leads&# articles, as all the news is about crimes such as handbag snatchings. You can subscribe to their feed, the community is distributed (meaning: not “on&# their site but on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) but doesn’t include a social media press room.

Most Popular Social Networking Sites for Business

Online Social Networking

Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and the Ning family of social networking sites are the most popular social networks with wide business appeal. From a business point of view, MySpace has become primarily a niche site for the music industry. Each social networking site is different. Choose the sites you will use according to your business objectives and personal style. Don’t base your decision solely upon site popularity.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. link] Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship danah m. We then present one perspective on the history of such sites, discussing key changes and developments. Not all social network sites began as such.

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Notes on “Experience from the Field: How to Use a Team Site Effectively for Collaboration” (Benjamin Niaulin)

Michael Sampson - Currents

After a great lunch at the New Zealand SharePoint Conference , Benjamin is talking about using a team site effectively for collaboration. Intranet / extranet / internet site / collaboration / process sites / applications … a lot. how to request a site.

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"I Use SharePoint" - a New User Adoption Resource Site from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft has recently released the I Use SharePoint web site, which is filled with "winning attention" material. In my book, User Adoption Strategies , I show a four stage approach to gaining adoption of new approaches and new ways of working.

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Web Site Story

Endless Knots

Perfect. Thanks to Georges Grinstein who put me on to this, for all of us online fanatics. Just wait until you get to the line about Evite. or eHarmony. just sit back and e(n)joy! Humor Web/Tech

Social Enterprise Today: Useful New Content Aggregation Site

Portals and KM

Here is another excellent site created by Jerry Bowles, Social Enterprise Today. It aggregates a number of bloggers on the topic and I am pleased be to included.  Others include my friend Luis Suarez , Greg Lowe , who I just saw again at the Forrester Content & Collaboration Forum, Ross Dawson , whose work I have written about several times and one of the people I most frequently RT, and Jacob Morgan whose work I follow.

10 Tips for Using Social Bookmarking Sites Effectively

Online Social Networking

To what extent do you benefit from social bookmarking sites in your social media projects? I submitted my own articles exclusively to a variety of social bookmarking sites and gained very little benefit from my efforts. Using Social Bookmarking Sites Effectively.

Social Media Analysis Site Offers Directory of Software Firms

Portals and KM

Social Media Analysis, run by Nathan Gilliatt , is a useful site covering the “business of monitoring, measuring, and understanding social media.” As the site states each company in the directory has its own page with the following information: A link to the company's main website. It has news, reviews, acquisitions, investments, and a job board. It recently added a growing directory of software vendors.

The Group Work Site in SharePoint 2010 - "strange, inconsistent, weird, and unusable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

SharePoint 2010 ships with a number of pre-defined site templates, list templates, and library templates. On the face of it, the Group Work Site could be used by a team / group in a business department, to handle much of their day-to-day workflow and coordination.

Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites

Collaborative Thinking

I recorded a short (11 minute) screencast this morning to help a customer better understand the role of employee profiles within social network sites. Screencast: Employee Profiles & Social Network Sites.

Site Closure Policy: Maturity Impacts Approach

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have been reviewing the data on how SharePoint organizations approach site closure. One interesting fact that the data shows is that the longer an organization has had SharePoint in place, the less likely it is to take a strict policy to site closure.

Telstra and shutting down NowWeAreTalking social media site

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Companies who create social media sites and then don’t do a controlled shut down really don’t get engagement.A bloggers remains, even if the site is gone. They could’ve left the site up, but locked down e.g. The Police Act wiki in New Zealand.

Reference Architecture For Social Network Sites

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

t share the lower-level analysis and specifics that describe the architectural components of a social network site (clients will be able to access this information when it comes out on the Burton Group site), the introductory portion of the report is contained below.

First Your Square Mile sites up – privately

Social Reporter

The highly-ambitious Your Square Mile programme, that aims to help develop “8000 local democracies&# throughout the UK supported by new online systems, now has some of the first sites up in the pilot areas, using SocialGO. The main Your Square Mile site.

Do Free Web Sites Make Sense?

Online Social Networking

I was surprised to learn from the Google Keyword Tool that a large number of people are searching on Google for free web sites , despite the ease of buying low-cost domain names and web hosting that can avert the shortcomings associated with free web sites.

Social Network Sites As Connective Infrastructure

Collaborative Thinking

One of the more interesting articles I came across while on winter break was the dissertation abstract and presentation below on the role social network sites play as people adapt to different life transitions. A Transition From Destination Site To Platform Services ". However, the organizational value is the more compelling aspect re: how these sites mediate the type of interactions and relationships necessary to master new roles and identities.

Five Realities of Enterprise Collaboration & Technology - Managing Technology - Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

McDonald's Web Site is (mostly) about technology and how people manage, collaborate, innovate, & communicate. Please contact me at ddmcd@yahoo.com if you would like to re-publish content from this web site.

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16 Tips for Ning Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Many Ning social networking sites are easier to navigate and operate than those of Facebook or LinkedIn. Small Business Network is the Ning site I created and run. Be careful to bookmark the Ning sites you join, so that you can easily find your way back to them.

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Dutch Online Facilitation Resource Site translated into English via Google Translate


online_facilitation WLS

18 Articles Help You Master LinkedIn Strategy and Technique

Online Social Networking

Business Networking LinkedIn Networking and Marketing Strategy News Social Media and Social Networking Sites business networking sites

SharePoint My Site - Set the Quota to 1MB and Eliminate the Risk?

Michael Sampson - Currents

To date we’ve only had a few people complain that their quota is preventing them from doing something, and in each case we’ve been able to direct them to a team or project site that was the more appropriate home for what they were trying to store in their MySite. A contact asked me this question a few days ago: " I’ve seen many implementations where people do not enable MySites.

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

Portals and KM

It clearly demonstrated that companies with a blog have far better marketing results for their Web site. Here is useful data from a recent study of over 1,500 HubSpot customers (mostly small- and medium-sized businesses). 795 of the businesses in my sample blogged, 736 didn't. Specifically, the average company that blogs has: 55% more visitors , 97% more  inbound links , and 434% more  indexed pages.

10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Social networking sites have each a unique protocol and don’t usually provide members with practical how-to advice to help use their sites effectively. SEO can help you to be findable on LinkedIn , as well as other social networking sites.

Why Bad Things Happen to Good Content

Online Social Networking

Sadly, very many potentially useful web sites languish in obscurity like proverbial trees falling in forests with no one around to hear them. While these web sites have excellent content, they have few readers to use or enjoy that content.

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How to Cope with Google Friend Connect’s Untimely Demise

Online Social Networking

This is not pleasant news for those websites that have sizable Google Friend Connect communities and whose community members have opted to receive newsletters from the site. For a free email list, you can create your own group on a Ning social networking site, such as my Small Business Network. In case you haven’t heard, “Friend Connect will be retired March 1, 2012,” says Google.

Social Graphs of On-line Communities and Social Networking Sites


Nice visual reflection on different types of connections within a community.

Your Square Mile launches new site and mutual for local action

Social Reporter

Tomorrow YSM will be holding a press event to launch it’s new web site [link] online ; show a documentary about the pilot projects they have been working with around the country, and explain more about plans to make YSM a mutual owned by millions of citizens.

Are Social Networking Sites Easy to Use?

Online Social Networking

Connecting on social networking sites with family and friends requires little forethought or planning. Most of us would agree that social networking sites are easy to use for casual networking. On the other hand, reaching out to your target audience on social networking sites requires both planning and an appreciation of the fine points of each site. Social networking sites are not easy to use when it comes to marketing.

3 More Social Media and Web Marketing Strategies for 2011

Online Social Networking

I considered naming my blog Social Networking Sites but decided not to, because social networking sites seemed too competitive a keyword phrase for the newbie that I was. Online social networking is searched for 12K times monthly compared to 250K for social networking sites.

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Can You Back Up Facebook Relationships?

Online Social Networking

Facebook LinkedIn Networking and Marketing Strategy Ning Sites Social Media and Social Networking Sites Facebook Groups Ning Ning social network

Fascinating Social Media and SEO Case Study

Online Social Networking

During the nine-month period since the launch, there were 53,128 visitors to the site and a healthy number of inquiries from consumers, job applicants, the trade and the media.

10 Tips for Inviting to Facebook Events

Online Social Networking

Promote your event on your blog and on social media sites such as Twitter , Google+ and LinkedIn. All media have the tendency to become over-saturated with intrusive commercial messages.