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3rd Annual Top 5 HBR Breakthrough Ideas

by: John Caddell

… in which we winnow down Harvard Business Review’s yearly list of 20 breakthrough ideas to a manageable 5.

1. The Business of Biomimicry, by Janine M. Benyus and Gunter A.M. Pauli. Many of the most important new innovations we’ll see in 2009 and beyond will involve borrowing and inspiration from nature’s processes.

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Discussing Customers in Social Networks (BBC Radio 4 Interview)

by: Matt Rhodes

Last year we wrote about the case of the Virgin Atlantic employees who were sacked for talking about customers (and indeed their employers) in social networks, and why you should be careful what you say on Facebook. At the time we wrote that:

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Fat and Happiness Are Social

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Social Media Old and New: Two Contrasting Networks

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MediaPost Publications - Facebook, MySpace Aren't Making the Marketing Cut - 11/26/2008

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The Risks and Advantages of Social Network Sites

by: Nancy Baym

I was recently a guest on Kansas City current affairs show Up to Date on Kansas City NPR affiliate, KCUR. My co-guest was Michael Zimmer of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who is an expert on issues of ethics, privacy and the web.

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Why Facebook Really Can't Be Your Online Research Community

by: Matt Rhodes

When we talk about using social media for research one question that often comes up is “Why can’t we just do this research in Facebook?”. The answer is simple: “You can find out something from Facebook, but as an actual research tool it’s quite limited.”

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LiveJournal Academic Research Bibliography

by: danah boyd

Alice Marwick has recently put together a topical, semi-annotated bibliography of academic research on LiveJournal: LiveJournal Academic Research Bibliography. She has tried to surface all known scholarly research concerning LiveJournal. This bibliography was commissioned by LiveJournal (where I'm on the advisory board and played a role in making this happen). This is a great resource for all scholars who are interested in LJ-related issues.

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Modern Day Mood Rings?

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

You may or may not remember mood rings but they were the coolest fad when I was a kid.

Instead of sparkling gems, the rings (or wristbands) were filled with a substance that reacted to the temperature of your skin. It turns out that there were approximate corollaries between heat and emotion, so the rings evidenced moods.

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Mufin.com: Content-based Recommendations

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