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Internet Memes

Internet Memes

An interactive view of the all the memes that swept across the internet and burrowed in our zeitgeist. Potentially an enormous timesuck as you casually wander off down the rabbit hole…

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MIT SMR Article, “Enterprise 2.0: The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration” – Spring 2006 Andrew P. McAfee. Reprint 47306

MIT SMR Article,

In case you’d not seen it before. THE Enterprise 2.0 article.

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mgranovetter

mgranovetter

Some of my recent talks discussed the notion of weak ties and their power in social networks. Mark Granovetter was one of the original people to talk about this phenomenon, way back in 1973. This is his staff profile at Stanford with links to many of his published papers.

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Laurel Papworth -Social Networks: Outdoor Advertising = Graffiti

Laurel Papworth -Social Networks: Outdoor Advertising = Graffiti

My friend, Laurel Papworth, posits an interesting theory about content creation and generational learning. I believe she’s absolutely on to something here.

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Don’t Prevent Participation in Social Software Says Gartner | SocialComputingMagazine.com

Don't Prevent Participation in Social Software Says Gartner | SocialComputingMagazine.com

Organizations shouldn’t avoid Web 2.0 participation for a fear of bad behavior said IT research firm Gartner. Instead they should anticipate it as part of a multi-level, trust-based social experience backed by a well-defined policy.

This post just discusses the report, which you can have for your very own for the low, low price of US$495. Grrr.

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Building Web 2.0 Enterprise: McKinsey Global Survey Results – The McKinsey Quarterly – web 2.0 enterprise survey – Information Technology – Management

Building Web 2.0 Enterprise: McKinsey Global Survey Results - The McKinsey Quarterly - web 2.0 enterprise survey - Information Technology - Management

Companies are using more Web 2.0 tools and technologies than they were last year, sometimes for more complex business purposes, according to McKinsey’s second annual survey on Web 2.0. Companies that are satisfied with their use of these tools are starting to see changes throughout the enterprise.

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Memo Starbucks: next time try selling ice to Eskimos | theage.com.au

Memo Starbucks: next time try selling ice to Eskimos | theage.com.au

Starbuck’s failure in Australia has nothing to do with branding, but it does have a lot to do with a failure of understanding your market. Australia has a well-established cafe culture and good coffee can be found pretty much everywhere.
My experience in Australia of Starbucks is universally bad. In the US, it was universally pretty good.

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