PC World – Social Networks Go To Work

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                  Description: These sites are very important to the success, and can lead to the failure, of business activities, events, promotions, etc. Word-of-mouth communication, while not easily controlled by organizations, is facilitated greatly through such special interest groups. The business reasons users gave for visiting the social-networking sites… Read more »

YouTube Video – Use Social Networking for Market Research

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Description: 3:18 minutes. Video about the advantages of using social networks to gather market data in substantially less expensive, more traditional methods such as surveys, interviews, etc. The Gen Y population of consumers is projected to be much bigger than even the Baby Boomers and the social networks is a major source of communication. Source: YouTube… Read more »

Tech Republic – Stadiums Go High Tech

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              Description: Article focus is on how IT facilitates fan enthusiasm & provides the peripheral support to stadiums and arenas. IT is important for survival even of sports teams.  IT facilitates following a favorite team, but it also provides a huge source of revenue for sports is big business; college… Read more »

Wired – Let’s Learn from Facebook Terms-of-Service Flap

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              Description: Discusses the pros and cons of developing a social networking site.  Is it good for business?  It is unavoidable and can definitely be good for business, but it must be managed to be effective. Source: Ryan Singel, Wired Magazine Date: 2/18/2009 Link: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/02/lets-learn-from-facebooks-terms-of-service-flap/ Discussion Questions: 1. What can be… Read more »

Forbes – TheirSpace.com

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                  Description: Link to Forbes article on social networking sites that connect tens of millions of cybersurfers. Naturally, marketers want to capitalize on the phenomenon with their own virtual neighborhoods. Source: Forbes.com Date: 5/8/2006 Link: http://www.forbes.com/business/forbes/2006/0508/122.html Discussion Questions: What does the author mean when referring to “their space”… Read more »

O’Reilly Media – What is Web 2.0?

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                Description: Article with specific stated purpose to clarify what Web 2.0 really is.  Discusses the exponential growth of technology and the internet, changes to business overall, and global neighborhoods.  Web 2.0 is platform for social computing.  Social computing has revolutionized business opportunities with the formation of communities for like-interest participants. Source: O’Reilly… Read more »