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DEFINITION: Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains."In the 1950's, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove the theory mathematically.  … 
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Six steps to effective reputational and IT Risk Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights 6 tips to effectively manage reputational and IT risk in order to protect and enhance brand value and competitive standing.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

How SMBs can stop Malvertising
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Computer users want to find a deal, read celebrity gossip or share personal details with friends. Cybercriminals know how to leverage it. This white paper explains malvertising, and offers five measures for blocking these threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Advanced identity tracking for social networking sites: Using HP ArcSight ESM to identify online predators
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This critical resource exposes the truth behind online predators using social networking sites to stalk intended victims without being detected by authorities. Click now to see how a correlation engine can help pinpoint these criminals before their next attack.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Social Business: How Work is Changing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To become more agile, more innovative, and more efficient, it's becoming clear that you need to embrace a more collaborative, synergistic work environment. In other words, you need to become a more social business. In this white paper, discover what it means to be a social business, and learn how it can benefit your organization.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

New expectations for a new era: HR insights from the Global C-suite Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The customer is more empowered than ever before, and the workforce needs to adapt to their increasing demands -- is your business ready? In this analysis of a 2013 C-suite study, discover what steps companies are taking to create a workforce that succeeds in today's customer-driven world.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

The Social Business: Unlocking the collective knowledge of people
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can leverage social and collaborative technology to share content, foster community, organize activities, and tap into the expertise of top performers.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

IBM

Recruit, Hire and Onboard the Right Talent
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To find the best talent, organizations need to create a talent management strategy that involves all stakeholders. In this paper from Ventana Research, learn what it takes to achieve the five essentials of talent acquisition.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

How Social Learning Boosts Skills Development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a social learning program can improve engagement, reduce attrition, and increase speed of knowledge. Explore the common problems that social learning can help solve, the core components of a social learning initiative, and recommended actions for implementation.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Onboarding New Employees: Build Long-term Productivity and Retention
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how two efforts -- training and socialization -- can help you make the most of an onboarding program, resulting in faster ROI and better employee performance. Read now to discover best practices for making sure your new employees catch on quickly.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Applying Social Business:The Repeatable Patterns that Improve Business Processes and Provide Return
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines how top organizations are optimizing processes and technology to become a social business. Learn about the best practices that have emerged, common pain points to be wary of, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

CIO Need to Know Guide: How CIOs Can Reduce Costs and Lower Risks by Driving Improved Information Economics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This CIO Need to Know guide explains how you can reduce costs and lower risks by driving improved information economics.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Remote Collaboration: How the World Defies Distance
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This survey outlines the top 10 remote collaboration challenges – which were determined by 5000 business professionals from around the globe.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 21 May 2014

Polycom, Inc.

Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of integrating current collaboration tools with social technology to bridge the gap between traditional business processes and the new socially-enabled work environment. Learn about the various challenges that must be overcome, technology to consider, and more.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

IBM

Buy the right enterprise collaboration solution the first time
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Access the following buyer's guide to enterprise collaboration to learn what you need to look for when selecting an appropriate vendor for your unique situation.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Social Login 101
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn why social login -- with permission-based access to first-party identity data -- is the better option for getting the kind of information that creates relevant cross-channel experiences. Read now to explore the basics of social login, best practices, and benefits for consumers and businesses.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 27 Jun 2014

Gigya

Social is for Closers: Social Intelligence Guide for Sales
sponsored by Microsoft India
WHITE PAPER: If you're not already using social media for selling, you're missing out. In this comprehensive resource, get an in-depth look at how to leverage social media in order to build relationships, boost sales, and drive and nurture leads.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Microsoft India

The Market Within
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the current state of social adoption and where innovative companies are focusing their efforts. Learn how to balance social inside and outside the enterprise, how to use social to improve worker efficiency, and much more.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

OpenText

Social Media: A Unified Strategy for Success
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: In order to uncover the true value of social media, companies should employ a unified social media strategy across all departments. View this informative white paper to learn how to craft a cross-functional approach to social media, and explore the challenges and opportunities for social media in various departments.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Social Media in Government: 5 Key Considerations
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Government agencies have begun to follow private-sector companies in leveraging social media, but may still have questions regarding the tools, processes, and organizational changes required to make social media work. This informative resource details the five top considerations for government agencies looking to deploy social media strategies.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Social Media Education: The New Edge for Success
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that according to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, business can unlock up to $1.3 trillion in business value by leveraging social technologies?  However, if your company isn't armed with the right knowledge, tools, and skill set, those financial (and other CRM) benefits will be out of reach.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Turning Insight Into Action: The Journey to Social Media Intelligence
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Social media is rife with valuable information about your customers, your brand, and your competitors that can help you generate sales, foster better customer relationships, and improve marketing campaigns. But those benefits are only achievable if you know how to properly transform social media data into actual insight.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

Enabling the Business with Social Relationship Platforms
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Social media is quickly becoming a key part of enterprise business strategy. According to an IDG Research survey, 73% of respondents expect it to be critical or very important in the coming years. So how can CIOs prepare for and encourage the adoption of social media in the enterprise in a secure, compliant way?
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

6 Best Practices for Creating a Content Marketing Strategy
sponsored by Act On
WHITE PAPER: A content marketing strategy doesn't create itself. It's the result of clear intention, careful planning, and focused execution. These six best practices can help you develop and deploy effective strategies for content marketing across all channels and buying cycles.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Act On

Understanding the Millennials
sponsored by SDL
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore the results of a 2014 survey on how Millennials operate as consumers, so you can use that information to optimize your marketing strategy and business processes. Find out how Millennials share personal data, how they relate to mobile devices, how they'd like to connect with companies, and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

SDL

Make the most of customer interactions in the contact center
sponsored by Calabrio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to optimize your contact center processes with the help of new interaction channels such as social media, and make the most of interaction data to learn more about your customers and your company.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Calabrio, Inc.
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SOCIAL NETWORKING DEFINITION (continued): …  Although they were able to phrase the question (given a set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another member via k_1, k_2, k_3...k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to solve the problem to their own satisfaction. In 1967, American sociologist Stanley Milgram devised a new way to test the theory, which he called "the small-world problem." He randomly selected people in the mid-West to send packages to a stranger located in Massachusetts. The senders knew the recipient's name, occupation, and general location. They were instructed to send … 
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