Tag: social development

Measuring community health: Achieving balanced social media growth

Measuring community health: Achieving balanced social media growth

Creating successful online communities is still more art than science, yet techniques and frameworks are now emerging to turn social business into a real discipline. This week we take a look at a new case study that explores metrics that can measure the intrinsic health of communities instead of looking purely at size as the defining barometer.

Key Russian social network adds facial recognition to photos

Key Russian social network adds facial recognition to photos

Odnoklassniki, the second largest social network in Russia, launches a new face detection feature powered by Israeli-based startup face.com, which already provides its technology to Facebook.

Social enterprises need to be the champions of their own markets, sectors and communities

Social enterprises need to be the champions of their own markets, sectors and communities

This week Social Enterprise UK launched Society Profits, a campaign to put social enterprises and their supporters at the forefront of promoting a simple message directly to customers: choose social enterprise and society profits. Social entrepreneurs and their employees are full of passion for the cause and can do more to sell it than the support and infrastructure bodies ever could. We really hope they will.

A Social Network for Hypochondriacs

A Social Network for Hypochondriacs

Sickweather is hoping ‘symptom-targeted’ ad dollars will follow

Social Networks: Dominating Our Time Online

Social Networks: Dominating Our Time Online

A visual look at how social networks are now taking up the majority of our time spent online.

Social media revenues are increasing sharply

Social media revenues are increasing sharply

Worldwide revenues from social media sites such as Facebook are on track to reach $10bn this year.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Frequent Fliers Use Social Networking Services And Airline Loyalty Programs

INFOGRAPHIC: How Frequent Fliers Use Social Networking Services And Airline Loyalty Programs

Here’s something you might not be aware of: over 80 percent of people who participate in an airline’s loyalty program never obtain enough miles to redeem a flight, while those who do obtain enough miles fly so often that they’re unlikely to want to fly again.

Social Networking: How Powerful Are Your Social Circles?

Social Networking: How Powerful Are Your Social Circles?

In a recent Harvard Business Review blog, David Armano writes about the six pillars of influence that leads to measurably favorable outcomes.