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Connecting Innovation to People, Places, & Things

The idea of connecting people, places and things is real. Get an account on any of the social networks to see for yourself. The web is writeable and information flows like water. People are doing things that were never before imagined. They are creating and sharing ideas via blogs, videos, podcasts, etc. Business managers and project teams should take notice because these social applications can help them improve customer service, product development, and information flows.

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The Changing Nature of Brands

Assigning order to a chaotic process with enterprise social software. People in businesses should be using it to relate ideas, stories and information to each other as well as customers, suppliers, partners, et al. over the net. Enterprise social software will help them spot new business opportunities before the competition does, create a meeting place, be open to radical opportunities, break down silos, support experimentation, and enable managers to represent customers vis-à-vis their own organizations.

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Social Network Software

Advancing Insights provides - social network software - digital publishing tools and services to businesses. Business managers and project teams use them as tools to improve innovation, productivity, and customer service. These tools are a class of social network software.

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Principles of tagging

Tagsonomy is introducing a new member, Don Turnbull - an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches a couple of courses related to issues that could revolve around tagging, including a course on what he calls "Knowledge Management Systems" as well as "Web Information Retrieval, Evaluation & Design" and even about designing information systems from the perspective of "Information Architecture & Design".

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Missed Opportunities?

If you missed Supernova 2005, you can still catch podcasts (search technorati with supernova2005 tag) and several great follow up blog posts. Follow me here on Supernova 2005: Attention, Linda Stone, former Microsoft employee, addressed what we pay attention to and what drives human use of software. She coined the term " continuous partial attention" to describe what looks to me like a person with attention deficit disorder.

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Employee plots to Corporate Scenarios

To be clear in a complex world, the rational linear communicator is forced to either ridiculously oversimplify a situation or disappear into mumbo-jumbo bizspeak.

The reason org charts change so quickly is that linear representations of reality are at best temporary-and at worst, pure nonsense. Reality in the information age is nonlinear. Actually, reality has always been nonlinear but things used to move slowly enough that we could pretend like we lived in a linear and predictable world.

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Taking action with their dollars.

I get really excited about all the new ideas I come across in the blogosphere but most of the people I know don't even know what a blog is. I usually give my 30 sec pitch and that's that. But if you take a look at what's happening with mainstream media (Donata Communications) and here (buzz machine) you get a clear picture of why self-publishing, blogging is taking off. What's more, social software will have a greater impact on society than TV.

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What's so productive about blogging?

You can find/discover ideas from the web/blogosphere and shape them into whatever or wherever they fit or makes sense. In this case, I am talking about a simple idea for businesses to interact with customers that has far-ranging implications on work and play.

Wikis, Weblogs and RSS: What Does the New Internet Mean for Business? from Knowledge@Wharton

The Internet may be entering a new phase:

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It's Alive!

The Power Of Us, BusinessWeek, "Mass collaboration on the Internet is shaking up business. ...A big, hairy, monstrous organism, that is. The nearly 1 billion people online worldwide -- along with their shared knowledge, social contacts, online reputations, computing power, and more -- are rapidly becoming a collective force of unprecedented power."

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