Archive: June, 2012

Twitter Use at Work on the Rise

Twitter Use at Work on the Rise

Despite evidence that banning social media at work is actually ineffective, roughly 50% of companies still do so. Despite this however, a new report reveals that Twitter usage at work is on the rise.

Social Stream: Showcase All of Your Social Network Outposts with One Plugin

Social Stream: Showcase All of Your Social Network Outposts with One Plugin

When the guys at Design Chemical got in touch regarding their new plugin, I was skeptical. The idea of a “social stream” seemed rather gimmicky to me.

Leveraging the Power of Social Networking, Game Mechanics and Personalization for Autism Support

Leveraging the Power of Social Networking, Game Mechanics and Personalization for Autism Support

We live in a world where people spend more than 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook, perform more than 800 million daily searches on Twitter, and upload 60 hours-worth of video to YouTube per minute.

Cuba’s Intranet Users Rise 40% from 2011

Cuba’s Intranet Users Rise 40% from 2011

2.6 million out of 11.2 million Cubans are Internet users.

Inception of an intranet

Inception of an intranet

Starting out on developing – or in many cases re-developing – an intranet can be a daunting experience. With that in mind, sharing some of our lessons learned about starting off on the right foot seems like a good idea.

Smartphones have increased use of social media and computer games

Smartphones have increased use of social media and computer games

Over 60 per cent of Swedish young people today have a smartphone, and in addition to telephoning and messaging, they use them to communicate via social media and e-mail, and to play games.

Study: Teens see social media as a positive

Study: Teens see social media as a positive

Still, they’d rather talk face-to-face, suffer ‘Facebook fatigue’

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

As some expected, the move to incorporate social media into the way enterprises get work their done has been a difficult one, yet traction increasingly appears to be at hand. Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business.

Rethinking the social network: 3 open-source alternatives to Facebook

Rethinking the social network: 3 open-source alternatives to Facebook

With privacy concerns so rife these days, it is hard to indulge in a healthy dose of self-promotion without feeling just a bit paranoid.

Creative B2B Social Media Marketing Ideas

Creative B2B Social Media Marketing Ideas

A recent study from Penton Marketing cited that now 60% of B2B marketers have either implemented a social media strategy or plan to do so this year.

Microsoft buying Yammer to beef up enterprise social networking efforts

Microsoft buying Yammer to beef up enterprise social networking efforts

So, what exactly is a Yammer? Well, it’s a simple social network designed not to connect you with family or college roommates, but with with your coworkers.

Women ‘more attracted to social networking sites’

Women ‘more attracted to social networking sites’

Women are more attracted to social networking websites than men, who prefer gaming and gambling sites, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Bath.