Social Power -and the Coming-Coporate Revolution: The institutions of modern developed societies, whether governments or companies, are not prepared for this new social power. People are changing faster than companies.
"Then it came Google+, trying to do everything Facebook did, but with less time to do it, albeit with far more resources Facebook had. Here comes the irony, Web apps for an specific platform is not something that Facebook pioneered. Google was one of the companies that embraced this feature in many of their platforms, like Google Docs for example. But for some reason, Google closed the possibilities of giving this same functionality to Google+, as a matter of fact they clearly stated that they were not going to allow games on it. Hence, no time waster feature on Google+?"
Feedolu is in public BETA from September 5th. It is an RSS feed reader that makes it easily to read, organize and share content.
Excerpt from review article by Shelly Kramer on V3 Blog: "Feedolu uses advanced feed reading technology and combines that with social features commonly used on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Feedolu users will have a public profile with their own URL (feedolu.com/username). You can customize your background, create a bio and attach a link to a website (like Twitter) and website RSS feed as well. When a user attaches an RSS feed to their profile, other users can then go and subscribe to that RSS feed, giving that user the opportunity of increased website traffic via subscriptions.
Here are key features: - User Following; - SEO; - Unlimited Feeds and Feed Walls; - Back-End Processing.
People have always tended to surround themselves with like-minded people, but the Internet makes doing so easier than ever before, a study finds.
"Social media, like Twitter and Facebook, has the effect of tamping down diversity of opinion and stifling debate about public affairs. It makes people less likely to voice opinions, particularly when they think their views differ from those of their friends, according to a report published Tuesday by researchers at Pew Research Center and Rutgers University.
The researchers also found that those who use social media regularly are more reluctant to express dissenting views in the offline world."
Science has shown that humans are not selfish by nature. How do we transform this trend into cooperation within the company? Yochai Benkler explains the process.
"Science has proven that human beings are not selfish by nature. Recent research in a range of scientific disciplines, such as evolutionary biology, psychology, sociology and experimental economics, have all demonstrated that human beings are not as selfish as we thought. According to the research just 30% of all humans act selfishly by nature, while 20% are unpredictable and the remaining 50% tend to prefer cooperation, although not unconditionally."
How can companies and citizens capitalize on this a propensity for cooperation?
When it comes to sharing news online, Facebook and Twitter get most of the attentionPinterest, a platform more traditionally known for retail, food and travel-related postings, is gaining ground in the news category as well A new study from Gigya,...
A forceful campaign of intimidation against China's most influential Internet users has cast a chill over public debate in the country and called into question the long-term viability of its most vibrant social-media platform.
The Digital Riptide project interviewed more than 60 senior media and technology players about the disruption of journalism and the media industry over the past three decades — but is their conclusion a fair one?
Use social media to make and teach science, and to share and communicate your research. Engagement in social media provides you with an opportunity to be considered a thought leader. It's a new world out there!
I have created this new blog to curate social media for scientists. They can use social media not only to make and teach science,but also to share and communicate your research. Engagement in social media provides scientists with an opportunity to be considered a thought leader.
“if scientists could communicate more in their own voices—in a familiar tone, with a less specialized vocabulary—would a wide range of people understand them better? Would their work be better understood by the general public, policy-makers, funders, and, even in some cases, other scientists?”