Archive: June, 2011

PayPal Predicts The End of the Wallet By 2015

PayPal Predicts The End of the Wallet By 2015

PayPal has just hit a new milestone: the payments platform has more than 100 million active accounts.

7 New Ways to Improve Your Google Rankings

7 New Ways to Improve Your Google Rankings

Wondering how to respond to Google’s recent algorithm changes (known as Panda)?

Google+ Project: It’s Social, It’s Bold, It’s Fun, And It Looks Good — Now For The Hard Part

Google+ Project: It’s Social, It’s Bold, It’s Fun, And It Looks Good — Now For The Hard Part

Last night, you may have heard talk of a mysterious black bar appearing on the top of Google.com. Or you may have even seen it yourself. No, you weren’t hallucinating. It was a sign of something about to show itself. Something big. Google+.

Enterprise 2.0 shows signs it’s growing up

Enterprise 2.0 shows signs it’s growing up

Last week as I attended the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, it occurred to me the space was growing up a bit. Instead of trying to be all things to all people, it was trying to do a couple of specific things that make it much more valuable: be more targeted and make use of all the data coming out of the social stream.

Difference between Web 1.0, Web 2.0, & Web 3.0

Difference between Web 1.0, Web 2.0, & Web 3.0

World Wide Web has evolved so fast that there seems to be some confusion about its evolution, and eras of its development. A consensus has again evolved which has divided the development of the World Wide Web into three eras which are known as Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.

Convince My Boss Again Why We Need Social Media

Convince My Boss Again Why We Need Social Media

Your company’s owner is either a little too old school, out of touch with today’s modern world or both. If those descriptions sound familiar, then roll up your sleeves because you have some work on your hands, convincing him or her that social media is here to stay and will only grow.

When online communities go to work

When online communities go to work

While the debate continues on about whether consumer social networking is an effective model for how we should run our organizations in the future, one under-appreciated online phenomenon is quietly and steadily remaking the very notion of business itself.

The world of online communities has evolved with social computing to become one of the most powerful new models for getting work done. Read my exploration of “When online communities go to work.”

Social Intranet Design and Organizational Identity: Design for functionality and character

Social Intranet Design and Organizational Identity: Design for functionality and character

In a social organization, the design of digital social tools like intranets should reflect the organizational features that define the organization. These design features, no matter how subtle, can ‘auto-communicate’ and make salient the characteristics that matter most, and help organizations stay authentic.

Emerging Opportunities

Emerging Opportunities

As the idea of work is changing for employees and other stakeholders in a business, a crucial opportunity has emerged for businesses to become more flexible and open – increasing efficiency and reducing inertia.

Non-exempt Social Business

Non-exempt Social Business

Employees are a key element in social business. As a company starts to activate and officially sanction its employees to publish social media and use social technology, the details of managing the participation of a diverse workforce get tricky quickly.

The Cultural Imperative For A Social Business (Part One)

The Cultural Imperative For A Social Business (Part One)

Although effective collaboration has always been a cornerstone of a successful business, you could say that the unrelenting speed and sophistication of the social consumer web is making it more so.

5 Ways Social Media Has Changed Marketing Campaigns

5 Ways Social Media Has Changed Marketing Campaigns

“Social media engagement.” It’s a phrase that generates a lot of buzz, but what does it actually mean? And, more importantly, why does it matter to companies that are integrating social media into their PR and marketing strategies?