Microsoft’s Acquisition Of LinkedIn Will Not Translate Into A Revolution Of Enterprise Social Networking

Forrester IT

In a report , Forrester discussed arguments made by Microsoft regarding the potential benefits of the tie-up. There are some additional aspects that I also consider important when discussing the implications of the tie-up: Read more Categories: Enterprise Social Networking. CIO Enterprise Social Networking Innovation LinkedIn Microsoft management innovation

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Avaaz: Facebook continues to fail at flagging false and misleading posts about U.S. elections

Venture Beast

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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Trends in the Living Networks

On February 13 I will speak at Air New Zealand’s Social Media Breakfast in Auckland, together with Teddy Goff, Obama’s Digital Director , with an expected audience of close to 1,000. Air New Zealand ran its first Social Media Breakfast in July last year with Randi Zuckerberg as key speaker , with the exceptional success of the event leading the airline to continue the series with the second breakfast next week. appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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Twitter’s decentralized social network project takes a baby step forward

The Verge

Bluesky, Twitter’s decentralized social networking effort, has announced its first major update since 2019. Working virtually through the pandemic, this group self-organized, invited additional experts, and created a review of the ecosystem around protocols for social media.

Facebook beats Q2 estimates with $18.69 billion in revenue and 2.7 billion monthly active users

Venture Beast

Business Cloud Enterprise Social category-/Online Communities/Social Networks earnings report Facebook Facebook earnings Q2 2020 quarterly earnings Reuters Social Media syndicatedFacebook beat analysts' estimates in Q2 2020, raking in $18.69

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Trends in the Living Networks

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Below are a few highlights and comments from the full report. Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site. The proportion of social networking done on mobile devices will undoubtedly continue to rise.

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Facebook is testing mini social networks focused on you and your neighbors

The Verge

The company confirmed this week that it’s testing a new feature that encourages users to post and share news in miniature social networks focused on small geographical areas. Navarra reports that users can leave or switch neighborhoods at any time.

Nextdoor is next: Why the social network of systemic racism is ripe for change

Mashable Tech

It took two weeks of explosive, transformative national upheaval on race and policing before the head of America's hyperlocal social network finally took a stand. Cases of racial profiling on the service — the classic curtain-twitching posts about "sketchy" Black men — were showcased as early as 2015, by Splinter and Seattle Magazine ; both reports focused on supposedly liberal neighborhoods. Black Lives Matter Racism Nextdoor Racial Justice Social Good

Google+ Will Shut Down After Security Hole Exposed User Data to Outside Developers, Report Says


The Google+ security bug gave outside developers access to the private data of hundreds of thousands of the social network’s users between 2015 and March 2018, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Google neglected to report the issue to the […]. Google is shutting down Google Plus permanently after a major flaw was made public.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Trends in the Living Networks

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. The more time you spend with the analysis of social networks in organizations and those firms that have applied the techniques, the more evident the power of these approaches. Source : IBM Creative Leadership Report.

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Pew Report: Increasing Technology Use among Seniors


But the Pew Research Center published a report on April 3rd finding that seniors (adults aged 65 or older) are increasingly incorporating social networking, cell phones, tablets, and e-books into their lives. Registering as a CTOvision Pro member provides unique insights, exclusive content and special reporting that can help you achieve more in your professional life.

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Here’s How SMEs Can Improve their Social Presence


Information Technology Blog - - Here’s How SMEs Can Improve their Social Presence - Information Technology Blog. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from around the world know that social media is here to stay. However, this doesn’t mean that they have yet had the opportunity to put in the time or effort necessary to cultivate a presence on the appropriate networks. Choose the Right Networks. Marketing Social Media

Launch of the Enterprise Social Network Strategy report: what senior executives REALLY think about social networks inside the organization

Trends in the Living Networks

Today we are releasing our next major report, which distils - through unattributed verbatim quotes - what senior executives REALLY think about social networks inside organizations. Future Exploration Network created the report for IBM, hosting a select group of top executives at a Roundtable discussion, and capturing the key talking points from the conversations. Download the Executive Insights into Enterprise Social Networking Strategy report.

Insuring Your VoIP Network

IT Toolbox

The latest Digital Global Overview report from We Are Social and Hootsuite notes that there are over five billion unique mobile numbers and some 2.7 billion mobile social users. Save $700 Billion with Incident Management-as-a-Service. Over half the world’s population now uses the Internet, and digital communication and connectivity is changing the way

December Tech Trends Report and 2016 Enterprise Tech Projections


Welcome to December's Technology Trends report. If you would like to change the e-mail address you get this report on please visit this link: [link]. CyberSecurity : Some of humanity's greatest thinkers, business leaders and computer scientists have struggled for years trying to enhance the security of our computers and networks. Engage us via any social media channel you prefer.

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Disney has reportedly joined the Facebook ad boycott

Mashable VR

The Walt Disney Company has reportedly joined the long list of companies that are pushing Facebook to get its platform under control. A Sunday report in the Wall Street Journal reveals that Disney has "dramatically slashed" its ad spending on Facebook Inc.

Adults take over social networking, children bail out?

Trends in the Living Networks

UK telecom regulator Ofcom has released a major study on use of telecommunications in the UK, out of which some interesting statistics on use of social networking have come. It's not surprising to see the substantial rise in social networking in the 25-54 year old age bracket. Adults have "got it" and piled on board to network online with friends and for work. Data suggests they are spending less time on social networking sites.".

Reports: $1B Facebook Data Center Project Underway in Texas

Data Center Knowledge

Governor Greg Abbott's office reportedly ties project by mysterious Winners LLC to social network Read More. Dallas Facebook

What ‘The Social Dilemma’ misunderstands about social networks

The Verge

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, The Social Dilemma explores the effect of smartphones and social networks on human behavior. If someone asked me to reimagine this newsletter as a drag show, I would start where The Social Dilemma leaves off. A dilemma.

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Launch of Social Media Strategy Framework

Trends in the Living Networks

Today we launch our Social Media Strategy Framework. This provides guidance and a frame on how organizations can approach engaging with social media, following in the tradition of our highly popular frameworks such as Web 2.0 This is a Beta version, pulled together to release before The Insight Exchange’s Social Media Strategy event today. Use social media yourself. Identify relevant social media monitoring tools. Report to senior executives.

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MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Trends in the Living Networks

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Below the slides of the report I have selected several of the interesting slides with brief commentary. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing? Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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Microsoft is reportedly suspending advertising on Facebook and Instagram


But to Facebook, it represents another major company withdrawing from advertising, the social network’s bread and butter. Facebook Microsoft Advertising Social MediaMicrosoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash. GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg). Microsoft has paused advertising on Facebook and Instagram worldwide due to concerns about content surfaced alongside ads, according to Axios.

The Age: Social networking can help business

Trends in the Living Networks

The Age has just published an article titled Social networking can help business , based on our Executive Insights into Enterprise Social Network Strategy report, released yesterday. Much of the article describes the report, and takes some of the executive quotes used in the report. Some Australian companies were not so positive about using social networking technology in the workplace, Mr Dawson said.

Twitter shuts down huge Chinese network with a coronavirus bent

Mashable Tech

On Thursday, Twitter reveled an effort to dismantle three separate "state-linked information operations" that, according to the San Francisco-based social media company, worked to spread misinformation and attack political dissidents. One such effort, allegedly run by the People’s Republic of China, reportedly focused on how the Chinese government dealt with the coronavirus. Twitter, for its part, was less specific as to what the massive network was up to before it was banned.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Financial services is one of the most industries in which the use of social media is the most relevant, not least because customer service is a critical differentiator between highly commoditized offerings. Social media, used well, provides an opportunity to build relationships in a world in which most financial services are executed online. Smaller banks are strongly behind in their social media presence. * Only CBA promotes its social media presence on its official website.

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Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

Trends in the Living Networks

I will be MC for the conference day, and will also run a half-day workshop on Creating Results Using Social Media on the following day. Workshop: Creating Results With Social Media in HR. As reflected in the slides, we will use three of our frameworks to provide multiple perspectives on creating value for organizations using social media: our Social Media Strategy Framework to provide the external view, the Enterprise 2.0 I’ll report afterwards how it went.

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Parler, the “free speech” social network, explained


The largely unmoderated and right-wing social network was also involved in the planning of the insurrection , leading some to worry that Parler is a new hotbed of misinformation and extremist activity. Parler is not the only social network to woo fringe groups.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Trends in the Living Networks

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. Go to the report website for a full overview and executive summary. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media.

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Facebook Sues Operator Who Reportedly Scraped 100,000 Instagram Accounts for Clone Sites

GizModo VR

Facebook filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a website owner who allegedly operated a network of Instagram clone sites using information from more than 100,000 public profiles.

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Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Trends in the Living Networks

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. To be frank, I think ROI calculations for social initiatives are in most cases a waste of time, because so many of the benefits and costs are unknowable before the initiative. Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0 and social media. Social capital.

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Amazon delivers a killing blow to the pro-Trump social network, Parler

Mashable VR

Parler will likely return at some point, but Amazon has ensured that the Donald Trump-supporting social media platform is about to at least temporarily go dark. In the days that followed, Google and then Apple took the step of removing the social network's app from their respective app stores.

Fantastic international comparative data on media, social media, and mobile

Trends in the Living Networks

For those who love rich data on the world of media and telecoms, the release of a report by UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom is always a cause for celebration. Last year I covered some of Ofcom’s report on key trends on communication and media usage. Here I will excerpt a few of the highlights from today’s Ofcom International Communications Market Report 2011 , which focuses on country comparative data.

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Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Trends in the Living Networks

Continuing my sequence of top posts from this year, today I have selected the 10 most popular and interesting posts on social media I've written this year. Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Following news that Australians are ranked #1 in the world in their usage of social networks, 6 reasons why Australians have caught up on social media. from email) to infer social networks in organizations.

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Australians are #1 globally in usage of social media: Why?

Trends in the Living Networks

Some very interesting data just out from Nielsen on social media usage. The headline is that people in developed countries are spending 82% more time on social media than they were one year ago. Australia is #1 globally in usage of social media. For many years I was bemoaning the slow uptake of social networks in Australia. I was long having to come up with explanations as to why Australians were so slow at taking up social media.

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Openness, network effects, and competition in social networks - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

From the very beginning of the social networking space, with the launch of in 2000 (which gave up the ghost in January 2002), the fundamental underlying issue was whether social networks would be entirely exclusive and competitive, or whether they would in some way integrate to create a global social networking space. For the most current insights and trends in the living networks, follow @rossdawson on Twitter!

Social networks help people to get jobs: employer survey

Trends in the Living Networks has j ust launched a survey which says that 22% of hiring managers use social networks to screen candidates. The report emphasizes the downside for applicants, saying that one third of hiring managers rejected candidates based on what they found, including drug and alcohol use, inaccurate qualifications, links to criminal behaviour and so on. Of course using social networks in screening is just one possible use for social networks in the hiring process.

Facebook offered to license its network and code to avoid antitrust action

The Verge

In the wake of the groundbreaking Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Facebook, The Washington Post is reporting new details of the company’s negotiations with regulators in the run-up to the case, including an unusual offer to license its code and network to competitors.

The state of social networking software for the enterprise - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

Yet social networking is not just about friends and personal networks. Applying social networks in the enterprise is a sweet spot that has massive potential value. In 2003 there were three major vendors of social networking platforms for the enterprise: Spoke , VisiblePath , and Contact Networks , while Interface Software integrated similar functionality into its CRM application InterAction (since bought by Lexis-Nexis).

Largest ever organizational network analysis shows how social networks drive performance

Trends in the Living Networks

For years now I have been trying to get the message out to senior executives that effective social networks are critical to business performance. By now that is well understood, in part supported by the large body research and academic literature on how social networks in and across organizations drive results and performance. Participating in projects with the appropriate social capital can boost consultants‘ work performance in addition to their own social capital.

PNAS Editor Acknowledges Controversy of Facebook Study


Since its June publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Facebook’s Experimental Evidence of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion through Social Networks – a psychological experiment that manipulated the level of optimism or pessimism of users’ news feeds and measured subsequent Facebook activity – has received almost universally negative attention online. The report’s publication and its backlash provide a warning to online Americans.

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Years before big hack, Twitter contractors reportedly spied on celebs, including Beyoncé

The Verge

Some of those contractors were reportedly employed by professional services vendor Cognizant, which still works with Twitter, according to Bloomberg. Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge.

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Stand By For Reporting From the Intelligence and National Security Summit 18-19 Sep 2014 #Intelligence2014


Will the National Security Community be capable of offering security protection, including security advice, for massive commercially or privately owned networks of sensors and remotely controllable devices? I can’t wait to hit the expo floor and learn the latest and will be reporting more here for our CTOvision Pro readers. By Bob Gourley.

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What accelerates – and slows – the development of social networking mobile platforms - Trends in the Living Networks

Trends in the Living Networks

I’m happy that the journalist used what I felt were my most important comments in my interview for the article: But while initiatives in the US, Japan and Switzerland are flying thick and fast, Australias slow entry into the third-generation mobile market, and the prohibitive cost of mobile data downloads has meant that comparable services here remain thin on the ground, said Ross Dawson, the chairman of technology consultancy, Future Exploration Network.