"In Facebook, Investing in a Theory", NY Times
"Thousands of software developers are creating features for Facebook, the rapidly growing social network, many hoping to strike it rich alongside Facebook's own employees."
We go even further... Users of our social web applications can use many already developed widgets, applications, and content (vids, images, text) to automagically apply on facebooks. Users/members are authenicated on login. All content is RSS/XML enabled.
"Comparing Wal-Mart and Target on Facebook", from Emergence Marketing.
"Target has over 7,000 members and mostly positive comments in a vibrant set of discussions. The Wal-Mart group on the other hand has a little over 1,200 members, no discussions are allowed, and the wall postings are mostly negative."
From knowledge at wharton... New book, "Competing in a Flat World" is a great start for any business development manager that is charged with figuring out how to apply innovative ideas.
Business development ideas - connect + develop equals VALUE for any size organization, business, or institution. Are You Reaping the Benefits of Web 2.0 - social networks - community software - participation - connecting? Web 2.0 (also referred to as Enterprise 2.0) is reshaping the way businesses of all sizes must operate in order to succeed in a rapidly changing marketplace. Trends like this one are changing customer expectations, buying behaviors, the way products/services are developed, and the pace at which companies must make decisions and even shift directions.
"Social Networking Demos Spread Out ", from eMarketer.
As a percentage of all visits to the Web by US adult Internet users, 6% are made to social networking sites, which puts it above the percentage of visits made to news-gathering sites but below those to online shopping sites. The bottom line is that social networking has broader appeal than just MySpace and Facebook.
From CW, "Enterprise mashups meet SOA"
If ya been reading our blog you'll remember that we blogged about these ideas before - the mashup, the api, in the enterprise. If your new, check out the CW piece.
Take two services, add a connector, and call the right customer in the morning.
What we quickly found out is that there is a plethora of ideas - everywhere. We've learned a lot about the innovation process from those early days and James Andrew and Harold Sirkin tackle many of the things we've learned in their new book titled, Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation.
From Wharton, "Podcast, BCG's Harold Sirkin on How Firms can Reap the Rewards of Innovation ". (reg req)