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Long gone are the early days of monolithic, cumbersome websites, which are quickly being replaced by simple but beautifully and thoughtfully designed user experiences. Gamification and social integration play a central role in many of these sites, where usefulness and emotional connection are more important than simple stickiness and virality. Examples include goal-focused finance sites Mint.com and bank “replacement” Simple.com.
The best place to see every side of an issue and compare viewpoints with others.
LOL -- I really had to think twice about adding this site into the content here yet it really does connect with business storytelling. But in reverse!
Sometimes we do need data for our stories. Or sometimes we are dealing with a sensative topic and need a few opinions to add to the story we are sharing.
Well, now here's a tool to help you do that. But it does have its limitations! TwoSides basically allows you to find controversial topics and see people's opinions about them. Or field a topic of your own and see how people react.
I signed up (it's free) and played around while. I chose to check in on "If you can have one superpower, which would you chose?" 13 people had chimed in so far, with teleportation being the most popular choice (20%). What a hoot. I can definitely build a story around that!
"I was running late to a business appointment the other day and wishing to high heaven that I my superpower for teleporting would kick in. Did you know that teleporting is the superpower most desired according to a quick survey I did online? Yep -- sure is. Well, I might not be able to physically teleport from my office to my client meeting in nanoseconds, but when I was listening to their stories and sharing my business stories in return, I knew for certain we had just teleported ourselves into a shared storyworld. A storyworld where [the following happened] ..."
Danger, danger Will Robinson (for those who remember the old TV show Lost In Space) -- there's nothing scientific about this site really. Sample sizes could be small and very skewed so I'm not really sure how good a research tool it is. Their claims that data or opinions or debates persuade people is suspect.
But if you need to pepper your stories with the thoughts, opinions and the occasional goofy comment, then this tool is for you.
Thank you Robin Good @RobinGood for pointing me to this interesting site!
We've all heard the parable of the kid throwing back the starfish, even though there are a million on the beach. "It makes a difference to that one!" The Long Tail argues that if you can aggregate enough choices, people...
This article explores five major trends that are driving the implementation of emerging, cutting-edge technologies for BI and analytics. The first four trends focus on changes wrought by user demands for more self-service capabilities and access to a broader selection of information sources. The fifth trend considers the end game of BI and analytics, where process efficiency is the key objective: automated decisions.
The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. We are amazed to see how rapidly these words have spread across the globe, and are honored by the countless people who have experienced these words to be a source of realization and inspiration in their own lives. We want the Manifesto to hold us accountable to living each day as fully as we can and are so encouraged by the amazing community of people joining us in that journey.
In about two weeks, we will see the formal launch of PaperShare, a social content and information network for technology professionals, although you can access the site now if you wish (word about the venture actually got out a few months ago).
"Actress Arlene Dickinson exudes niceness, and her business philosophy reflects her belief that you have to be true to yourself to succeed in business. But she also points out that you have to have the right stuff in order to convince investors to put their money behind your product or service."
Love this video that's only about a minute long -- short, to the point, with words of wisdom about the benefits for businesses and leaders who share their stories. Some uplifting thoughts for us all as we head into the weekend :)
Thank you Gregg Morris @greggvm for sharing this with me.
iFlow.com offers everyday web users the ability to discover, create, curate, and share realtime information on any subject — in a filtered and contextual way.
Like next-gen RSS.
iFlow allows users to follow ideas instead of individuals, in contrast to Twitter and Facebook, for example, taking the next step beyond the kind of realtime info streams we see on social networks, to apply that to rich data from any and all sources.
The consumer platform is built using Flow’s APIs and really functions as an example of the kind of realtime stream processing functionality developers can take advantage of when building their web and mobile apps.
To satisfy this demand and improve time to value, companies are looking for alternative approaches to BI. One approach is to set up an environment in which the information workers can create and access specific sets of BI reports, queries, and analytics themselves—without IT intervention. The purpose of this environment is to extend the reach and scope of BI applications to address a wider range of business needs and problems. At the same time, this extension must support the information workers’ need for a personalized and collaborative decisionmaking environment. Information workers must become more self-sufficient by having a BI environment that is more usable and more consumable. It is these two themes—usability and consumability—that play crucial roles in a fully functioning selfservice business intelligence (SS BI) environment.
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