Tag: web 2.0 trends

Governments may hit social networks with cyber attacks

Governments may hit social networks with cyber attacks

Social networking operators like Facebook and Twitter need to consider themselves much more vulnerable to attacks – not because they are more vulnerable or more attractive to criminals than previously, but because states are now actors in security threats.

The forgotten social networks

The forgotten social networks

You might remember MySpace and Friendster. You may have had accounts on those sites. But when was the last time you visited them? Does anyone use those social networks anymore?

Enterprise 2.0: Freemium first, enterprise second (Part 1 of 3)

Enterprise 2.0: Freemium first, enterprise second (Part 1 of 3)

The market for Enterprise 2.0 apps has taken off in the time since I first alerted consumer software entrepreneurs to this huge new opportunity (“Enterprise 2.0: Calling Consumer Internet Entrepreneurs!”). Multiple venture-backed Enterprise 2.0 companies already boast billion-dollar-plus valuations, and there have been a number of quick and profitable exits (EchoSign, Jigsaw and TripIt, for example).

INFOGRAPHIC: 59.5 Percent Of News Via Social Media Is From Facebook

INFOGRAPHIC: 59.5 Percent Of News Via Social Media Is From Facebook

Nearly 30 percent of Americans get their news from social media, according to a recent survey from Schools.com, which found that, among them, 59.5 percent of respondents get their news from Facebook, compared with 19.9 percent from Twitter, 12.7 percent from YouTube, and 11.6 percent from Google Plus.

58 Percent Of People Would Rather Give Up Social Networks Than Their TVs [INFOGRAPHIC]

58 Percent Of People Would Rather Give Up Social Networks Than Their TVs [INFOGRAPHIC]

As much as we are a tweet- and status update-addicted society, we’d give up our social networks if we had to, especially if it meant saving our TVs.

How The Enterprise 2.0 Managerial Model Was Born

How The Enterprise 2.0 Managerial Model Was Born

In this first of a three-part series, we explore the evolution of Management For Opportunity. How did “manager” become a dirty word?

If You’re Not Tying Sales Data to Social Media Programs, You Are Behind

If You’re Not Tying Sales Data to Social Media Programs, You Are Behind

Brands tap advocates to spark product conversation online; Social Media Link and Incentive Targeting introduce a new partnership to measure the sales impact.

10 Web 2.0 Ideas that Failed

10 Web 2.0 Ideas that Failed

With all of the hype surrounding Web 2.0 companies like Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter, it’s easy to forget that lots of Web companies still fail. Here are 10 that failed – and why.

SA mobile social networks boast impressive numbers

SA mobile social networks boast impressive numbers

In the wake of free mobile photo sharing application, Instagram’s acquisition by Facebook for a billions dollars, strategy consultant Tomi Ahonen has provided a ‘preliminary’ list of the largest mobile social networks by user – which features two SA-affiliated companies in the top 10.

10 Guidelines For Choosing An Enterprise Social Network

10 Guidelines For Choosing An Enterprise Social Network

The enterprise social collaboration road is littered with the corpses of product implementations started with the best intentions but lacking clear goals or connections to overall business goals that would have made them successful.

Students told to stay connected through social networking

Students told to stay connected through social networking

A dedicated circle for students to communicate with each other and with the teaching community through social networking sites.

Social Networking Heads to the Office

Social Networking Heads to the Office

Facebook Inc. has changed the way people socialize on the Web. Now the same concept is changing the way people interact at work.