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3 Things You Should Know in the Network Economy

We’re living in an age of networks. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have hundreds of millions of users. New services like Instagram and Pinterest become billion dollar companies in months instead of years or decades. This year, marketers will spend over $4 billion on social media.

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Would the Real Social Network Please Stand up?

This ideas in this post are based on conversations with Bernie Hogan and should be interpreted as the production of our co-thinking.

All too frequently, someone makes a comment about how a large number of Facebook Friends must mean a high degree of social capital. Or how we can determine who is closest to who by measuring their email messages. Or that the Dunbar number can explain the average number of Facebook friends.

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Is It Who You Know or What They Know?

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The Value of the 'Ack' in Personal Networking

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Ideas, Problems, Broken Arms - Social Objects

by: Sigurd Rinde

Thanks goes to Tony C for the inspiration:

Business and organisations are social groups with a value creation purpose.

The value creation happens to tangible or virtual objects, from widgets and bikes to concepts and broken arms.

Sometimes it happens in very linear processes like when a car is built. The classic ERP value chain.

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Bars and Business - Social Objects and Business Objects

by: Sigurd Rinde

Hugh's post on social objects the other day resonated with many, and I still remember Jyri bouncing a beach ball around at Reboot a couple of years ago.

Allow me to quote Hugh reporting from a social setting:

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Segmenting Social Networks for Business

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Facebook, MySpace, Second Life, Hi5, Twitter - the Social Networking Wars

by: Scott Goodson

Everyone is being overwhelmed with a flood of requests to join all the different social networking sites. Last night I was invited to the latest one - hi5.

This video sums it up for me...hilarious.

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A Personal Relationship Makes All the Difference

by: John Caddell

I am working on two consulting possibilities at the moment. #1 is right in my sweet spot, basically leveraging the work I've done the past fifteen years. #2 is more of a stretch, and would ask me to work in a few areas where I have peripheral knowledge or no experience at all.

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Personal Networks - Useful Anywhere

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