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Twitter Differences in Different Countries

Twitter Differences in Different Countries | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
A large scale study of the use of Twitter in ten countries where its use is most active reveals some interesting differences in how it is used in those places.
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Innovation Excellence | Using Social Media for Innovation – 11 Great Reads

Innovation Excellence | Using Social Media for Innovation – 11 Great Reads | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
The Innovation Excellence community is home to innovation articles, webinars, videos, training and education - powering successful growth in the innovation management profession.
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A Quick Cheat Sheet to Learning the Chinese Social Networks [Infographic] - SocialTimes.com

A Quick Cheat Sheet to Learning the Chinese Social Networks [Infographic] - SocialTimes.com | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
A Quick Cheat Sheet to Learning the Chinese Social Networks [Infographic]...
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People willing to pay painful price for friendship

People will suffer more pain for their close friends than for their acquaintances and sometimes more than they would for themselves, a scientist has found.
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One Stream to Rule Them All! Flavors.me Rolls Out a New Take on Social Network Mashups.

Add some Twitter, a serving of Tumblr and a dash of Instagram. Adjust as necessary.
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Gartner Says Worldwide Social Media Revenue to Total US$10.3 Billion in 2011 and Grow to $14.9 Billion in 2012

Gartner Says Worldwide Social Media Revenue to Total US$10.3 Billion in 2011 and Grow to $14.9 Billion in 2012 | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Worldwide social media revenue is on track to reach US$10.3 billion in 2011, a
41.4 percent increase from 2010 revenue of $7.3 billion, according to Gartner,
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Mobile Sales in India To Grow 8.5% To 231million by 2012 | Online Marketing Trends

Mobile Sales in India To Grow 8.5% To 231million by 2012 | Online Marketing Trends | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

The Indian mobile device market's average selling price (ASP) is approximately $45, with 75 percent of devices sold costing below $75.Currently Smartphone sales make up 6% of Mobile device sales.

 

Mobile device sales in India are forecast to reach 231 million units in 2012, an increase of 8.5 percent over 2011 sales of 213 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. The mobile handset market is expected to show steady growth through 2015 when end user sales will surpass 322 million units.

The Indian mobile device market has more than 150 manufacturers selling devices to consumers, which are dominated by the local Indian and Chinese manufacturers

India, accounting for approximately 12 percent of worldwide sales, is an important market for device manufacturers, with aspirations to grow their global market share.

 

Smartphone sales in India made up 6 percent of total device sales in the first three quarters of 2011, and this share is expected to increase to 8 percent in 2012

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eFarm’s efficient supply chain pays farmers better | ThinkChange India

Agriculture suffers in India in spite of the fact that a vast majority of Indians depend on it. Government interventions in terms of minimum support prices, farmers’ markets as well as technology interventions like mobile-based update on weather and soil quality have resulted only in piecemeal success, if any, in improving the farmer’s income. When Venkata Subramaniam, an IIT graduate, chose to leave his job in the IT industry and decided to use his skills in the ailing agriculture sector, he found that the single biggest factor that works against the progress of the farmers is the lack of a reliable market. As a result, he founded eFarm, a social enterprise and an end-to-end agricultural supply chain platform that sources the produces from the farmer and supplies to the food-based business houses like restaurants in Chennai. From his first-hand experience in selling vegetables in local markets, Venkata Subramanian believes that providing an organized supply chain for the farmers and by optimizing it, he can source the farmer’s produce at a higher price, supply it for cheaper to his customers and still make profit.

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Economics And The Evolution Of Economic Webs : NPR

Economics And The Evolution Of Economic Webs : NPR | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Economists, with their bent for mathematical theory, have tended to ignore the explosion of the economic web, surely the most important driver of economic growth.
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MediaTel: Newsline: Future Foundation research reveals the extent of content sharing and social networking sites

MediaTel: Newsline: Future Foundation research reveals the extent of content sharing and social networking sites | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

In early 2011, just over a third claimed to be using mobile internet at least every week; this is expected to climb to more than 85% by 2020. For those who use the internet on smart phones, social networking apps are the most popular applications with 66% of smartphone owners using them.


Among activities done on the web, for both mobile and computer, social networking is among those at the top. Despite some rumblings of digital fatigue and numbers of consumers in rebellion against social networking, Future Foundation data reveals that the majority of younger consumers (aged 16-24) are still creating or updating their personal profile on a social networking site. 78% of 16-24's are doing or have done so and 66% of 25-34 year olds. The data also revealed the sites remain popular with 45-54 year olds, 57% admit to creating or updating their personal profiles. Far from losing consumer interest, social networking is still used by majorities in many segments.

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Friction, Hypereconomics, and Social Intercourse | MyVenturePad

Friction is one of the more important concepts in the world. Many things are either made possible or impeded by friction. Strike a match and the friction creates a flame. Yet that same kind of friction stops other things from flowing smoothly.
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The Dwindling Power of a College Degree: So it it all about Social Connections ?

The Dwindling Power of a College Degree: So it it all about Social Connections ? | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
It used to be that if you worked hard, you were guaranteed a certain kind of life. There are reasons success is no longer a straight shot.
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Voting with the Wallet

The vote with the wallet is a new, emerging feature of economic participation and democracy in the globally-integrated market economy.
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MIT tests how healthy behaviors spread in a social network - The Boston Globe

MIT tests how healthy behaviors spread in a social network - The Boston Globe | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
You might think that people’s tendency to be friends with others who are like them -- “birds of a feather, flock together” -- limits their exposure to ideas and information.
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20 Best TED Talks For Students Of Social Media | Young Upstarts

20 Best TED Talks For Students Of Social Media | Young Upstarts | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
I'm sure we're all aware of the impact that social media has had on the world. Here are twenty TED talks that gives you a unique look into the world of social media.
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Can Facebook Get You a Job? (Infographic) - LAUNCH -

Can Facebook Get You a Job? (Infographic) - LAUNCH - | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it

Many people associate modern day job searches with LinkedIn more than Facebook, but according to a recent study by Jobvite, 18.4M Americans say Facebook helped get them a job, while only 10.2M Americans say LinkedIn got them their job.

 

As an infographic from MBA Online shows, the number of people who found jobs because of Facebook is more than the populations of New York City and Los Angeles combined. The number of people who reported getting jobs because of LinkedIn, on the other hand, comes out to a little more than the state of Michigan.

 

"The days of printing out a stack of résumés and handing them out at job fairs are definitely over," the infographic states. "Social media is the new 24/7 job fair, providing amazing ways to constantly stay on the radar of prospective employers, but many people still don't know how to utilize it."

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Moore and more

Moore and more | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
How increases in computing power have driven higher share turnover MOORE'S Law, an observation that the...
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People willing to pay painful price for friendship

People will suffer more pain for their close friends than for their acquaintances and sometimes more than they would for themselves, a scientist has found.
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Social Commerce Potential in Asia

Social Commerce Potential in Asia | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Back in April 2011, Forrester Research declared that the ability of the social network to drive revenue for e-commerce businesses continues to remain...
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Mobile Industry in Africa - Geek News Central

Mobile Industry in Africa - Geek News Central | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
As of 2011 Africa now has more mobile users then South America, second only to Asia according to a study by GSMA at Kearney In fact as of 2015 more people...
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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century.
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[1111.5417] How people make friends in social networking sites - A microscopic perspective

We study the detailed growth of a social networking site with full temporal information by examining the creation process of each friendship relation that can collectively lead to the macroscopic properties of the network. We first study the reciprocal behavior of users, and find that link requests are quickly responded to and that the distribution of reciprocation intervals decays in an exponential form. The degrees of inviters/accepters are slightly negatively correlative with reciprocation time. In addition, the temporal feature of the online community shows that the distributions of intervals of user behaviors, such as sending or accepting link requests, follow a power law with a universal exponent, and peaks emerge for intervals of an integral day. We finally study the preferential selection and linking phenomena of the social networking site and find that, for the former, a linear preference holds for preferential sending and reception, and for the latter, a linear preference also holds for preferential acceptance, creation, and attachment. Based on the linearly preferential linking, we put forward an analyzable network model which can reproduce the degree distribution of the network. The research framework presented in the paper could provide a potential insight into how the micro-motives of users lead to the global structure of online social networks.

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Oracles Past and Present: Our Means of Managing Information | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

Oracles Past and Present: Our Means of Managing Information | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Our ability to find and share information today is potentially limitless. But how did we get here? From cave paintings to the iPad—how does human innovation ...
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Niche Social Networks Deliver Big Results for Brands

Niche Social Networks Deliver Big Results for Brands | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
Check out how companies are embracing smaller social networks to reach out to fans and potential customers in new ways.
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Alternate Reality Gaming – Crowdsourcing the Game! - Crowdsourcing.org

Alternate Reality Gaming – Crowdsourcing the Game! - Crowdsourcing.org | Social Networks: The science behind them | Scoop.it
The ingredients for the Secret Sauce of the ARG are the following: a compelling premise, keeping the platform simple and strong, great facilitation, open-ended, 90% out and 10% in, and with multiple content formats.
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