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DEFINITION: Social networking is the practice of expanding the number of one's business and/or social contacts by making connections through individuals. While social networking has gone on almost as long as societies themselves have existed, the unparalleled potential of the Internet to promote such connections is only now being fully recognized and exploited, through Web-based groups established for that purpose.  … 
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Email Marketing Goes Social
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to get tips about how to best implement a successful social email marketing campaign.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company

It's 2008: Do You Know Where Your Talent Is? - Connecting People to What Matters
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Demand for knowledge workers is rising even as their skills and abilities are falling into short supply. This research report about acquisition and retention strategies questions the "war for talent" approach to these emerging trends.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Innovative Collaboration to Advance Your Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how to bypass the challenge of adding new collaborative capabilities to what you already have and how to deal with dispersed content sources and system redundancies.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

Social Computing for Organizations: Open Text in the Web 2.0 Paradigm
sponsored by OpenText Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on how companies can benefit from the growing opportunities provided by social computing.
Posted: 18 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

OpenText Corporation

Magic Quadrant for Team Collaboration and Social Software, 2007
sponsored by Socialtext
WHITE PAPER: The collaboration support market is being revitalized, with buyers and sellers looking to add social interaction in the context of broad collaboration support. Read this Gartner white paper which discusses new and established vendors in this market...
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 24 Oct 2007

Socialtext

Grow Faster by Connecting Your People: IBM Lotus Connections Software
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn more about this software and how you can find and collaborate with experts; easily locate people and information; build closer partner and customer relationships; and foster bottom-up, community-based innovation.
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM Software Group
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SOCIAL COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  Based on the six degrees of separation concept (the idea that any two people on the planet could make contact through a chain of no more than five intermediaries), social networking establishes interconnected Internet communities (sometimes known as personal networks) that help people make contacts that would be good for them to know, but that they would be unlikely to have met otherwise. In general, here's how it works: you join one of the sites and invite people you know to join as well. Those people invite their contacts to join, who in turn invite their contacts to join, and the process repeats … 
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