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  • The Difference Between an Online Community and a Social Network

    Posted by David / on 02/03/2010 / 2 Comments

    People get these confused and I think it is a good distinction to make.

    The differences between social networks and on line communities are listed below.
    Social Network                                                

    A social network is a social structure made             
    of nodes (which are generally individuals or
    organizations) that are tied by one or more specific
    types of interdependency, such as values, visions
    ideas, financial exchange, friendship or trade.

    Large and distributed with many nodes (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    Social ties = weak
    If you are NOT there, you probably ARE NOT missed

    Online community

    A virtual community, e-community or online community ..

  • Empowering Others in a Web 2.0 Environment- Things You Can Do Today

    Posted by Jim / on 02/02/2010 / 1 Comment


    Note: make longer replies and replies with links at the discussion post: Empowering Others in a Web 2.0 Environment- Things You Can Do Today


    @CoachDawn, A Twitter friend, Tweeted this today:

    "As we Look Ahead into the Next Century, Leaders will be those who Empower others." ~Bill Gates #quote (RT @EricKurit) ✔

    What are your ways to empower others?  In Family, business, community and especially in a web 2.0 environment.  

    • Are there differences in how you empower others between web 2.0 and F2F collaboration andteam building?
    • If the technique is the same, do you need ..
  • SEO - Social Search Has Hit Google - Get In On It!

    Posted by Alan / on 01/31/2010 / 1 Comment

    Google just launched "Social Search" - now we can take all of our Web 2.0 / Social Network Content and gain real time results through Google - I'm just getting in on it so check out the video Google released and the link to the Official Google Blog post about this new and very exciting new SEO Vehicle. This is getting fun :-D


    Official Google Blog - read all about  Social Search Here

  • Collaborative Assessment

    Posted by David / on 01/28/2010 / 1 Comment

    Essentially the process I have worked out to help my end-user clients (as opposed to my vendor clients) has 7 steps.  Much of this has come through trial and error (lot's of error). It starts with an initial conversation with a prospect that may have a collaborative issue or wants to change collaborative software.  In some cases the problem is driving adoption.  Whatever the issue it is best to start with an assessment.

    1- Collaborative assessment:  Based on the 4 factors I have empirically found to have the most influence on the success of a collaboration project. I use TCEP as ..

  • Not Web 2.0 ~ Not Business 2.0 ~~~ Rather LIFE 2.0

    Posted by Alan / on 01/22/2010 / 2 Comments

    The current leading publication in social media / networking is - if you're just getting started in social media or you've been at it awhile - Mashable is an RSS feed of the highest order.

    In light of Haiti - the philanthropy has been incredible - We sent a boat load of clothes and shoes in the hopes we can help to - the means in which it's going to get to Haiti - meaning, the network of people it has taken to make it happen is nothing short of miraculous - this is Life 2.0 at it's most important ..

  • Web 2.0 is NOT New: Discover How This Impacts Your Small Business Website(s)

    Posted by Alan / on 01/22/2010 / 1 Comment

    Most People Think Web 2.0 is New Even Though It's Been in Discussion for Over 10 Years

    Web 2.0 According to back in 2004 and coined in 1999, Web 2.0 is:

    ...commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups, and folksonomies. A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive ..

  • There are NO Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Secrets or Tricks

    Posted by Alan / on 01/19/2010 / 2 Comments

    Provided you're working with the right web strategy & development company - the necessary on-site SEO requirements will be built into your content management system and shown to you - if not - you're with the wrong company or freelance dude.

    The books and articles have been written and Google has been VERY clear about the foundation of on-site SEO - bottom-line as small business owners - you don't need to hire an SEO consultant, buy information on the subject or go to a seminar - It's just not necessary... at this point it should be included in your website development/design package ..

  • Why Open Source Website Frameworks are Not Best for Small Business People

    Posted by Alan / on 01/15/2010 / 2 Comments

    It's important to note - As I clearly diminish the benefits small business people will experience from using the two primary open source website frameworks, this is strictly been my experience. I've been in the web design, development and marketing space for small business for over 13 years and have virtually seen and worked with it all.

    It's likely some may disagree with what I'm about to share and it's the main reason I will only speak to my experience - working in the field, versus regurgitating industry speak so to sound educated about the matter.

    I spent 3 long arduous ..

  • "Resistance is futile" (the Borg)

    Posted by David / on 01/12/2010 / 7 Comments

    A recent Forbes study found that the vast majority of business executives prefer face-to-face meetings and conferences to virtual meetings (87%). The current economy has limited business travel: 58% said they were traveling for business less today than they were at the beginning of the recession in January 2008, and 34% said they were traveling much less frequently. [64]

    [64] Business Meetings: The Case for Face-to-Face , Forbes Business Insights, 2009

    What do you think?

  • Current state of collaboration research

    Posted by David / on 01/11/2010 / 2 Comments

    Collaborative Strategies in partnership with has launched a quantitative survey on the State of Collaboration in 2010.

    We would very much like you to take the survey. Completing the survey should take under 10 minutes.

    The primary objectives of the survey is to assess the State of Collaboration among individuals and in organizations. This includes:

    * expectations, purpose and level of collaboration,
    * use of collaboration tools and their effectiveness, and
    * barriers to collaboration.

    All survey data is anonymous. If you want us to inform you when the results become available, please leave your email at the end ..


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