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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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How Social Business Pays Off
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Social collaboration technology is a hot topic in the business applications space today -- but what about the hard numbers? Many companies are wary and want concrete proof of ROI and payback. Fortunately, this informative resource offers just that.
Posted: 13 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

The 18 Social Business Imperatives
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover 18 social business imperatives. Find out what knowledge, tools, and strategies you need to capitalize on the second wave of the social rise.
Posted: 10 Jan 2014 | Published: 10 Jan 2014

Jive Software

Architecting A Compelling and Engaging Digital Presence
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Creating meaningful relationships with your customers is one of the keys to success. Before the widespread adoption of digital communication, the resources and tools were often limited to sustain and improve these relationships. Consult this white paper to learn more about how digital communication creates new opportunities for businesses.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Websites are Dead. Long Live Digital Presence
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As digital channels evolve, so should your business's digital strategy – yet most businesses today still rely solely on websites to generate traffic and attract customers. In order to thrive, you need to engage and interact with customers across a variety of channels. Read on to learn how to get started crafting a strong digital presence.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Benchmarking Your Digital Strategy
sponsored by Limelight Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Every business has a digital presence that impacts their brand and could hinder potential sales if not properly managed. In order to survive in today's digital era, traditional marketing practices need to be overhauled. Read on to learn 10 key strategies marketers need to be successful in digital marketing.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Limelight Networks, Inc.

Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

Unlock the 6 Secrets to Social Success
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top six secrets to social success and receive help implementing and/or adjusting your framework for the addition of social. Also view in-depth key actions you should take and questions you must answer to ensure your social strategy is a beneficial one.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Identity-Centric Security: Enabling and Protecting the Business
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why the enterprise perimeter as we know it is dissolving and how your users are taking its place – creating numerous security issues for your IT department. In addition, learn how identity-centric security can help you protect data and maintain compliance in this new enterprise model.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

CA Technologies.

Create a Referral Program to Grow Your IT Business
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth.  Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible.  Check out this guide to find the proven best strategies for creating the perfect referral program for your business.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

Get Started with Social Relationship Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking for a way for your brand to succeed in the ever-changing social media landscape and deliver tangible results, follow the three important steps listed in this fascinating paper. Read on now to find startling facts, gain key insights about Social Relationship Management, and better your brand – long-term.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Oracle Corporation

Compliance Guide: Ensure Social Media Compliance Across Your Organization
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're in the financial, medical, or other industry, there are unique regulatory and legal requirements to consider when interacting on social media. In this informative resource, learn how a social relationship platform can help you manage all the areas of social media compliance,
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

Hootsuite

Jump-starting Collaboration with Social Search
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how social search tools can help you access and utilize vast amounts of human knowledge, enabling your organization to increase collaboration and accelerate innovation.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Optimizing Business Results with Subscription Visibility
sponsored by Aria
WHITE PAPER: Follow the story of HootSuite as they transitioned to a highly successful billing platform allowing them to move from "freemium" to subscription services seamlessly and immediately.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Aria

CFO Guide to Improve Decision-making, Reduce Risk, Enhance Performance
sponsored by TideMark
WHITE PAPER: In this CFO guidebook, learn how you can leverage mobile, cloud, social media, and big data to dramatically improve business results and drive insight-fueled transformation.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013


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: 21 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Expert Strategies: How to Adapt to Social Media While Making Sure You Stay Compliant
sponsored by Bloomberg
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, gain insight on how to successfully keep compliant while protecting your business from the potential risks associated with using social media as a business tool.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Bloomberg

The Business of Social Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper outlines many of the challenges associated with social media and how to overcome them. Gain expert advice on how companies today are utilizing social media to their advantage.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

IBM

Choose a Branding Agency: 5 Social Media Questions You Need to Ask
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper details 5 key questions to ask when choosing a branding agency. Learn how to read the answers that they give you in order to make an accurate assessment on the agency at hand.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Oracle Corporation

8 Steps to a Better Social Media Strategy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper discusses how to successfully create and implement a strategy to manage your social media mix and at the same time, create a fluid online communication outlet.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

Oracle Corporation

The Five-Step Guide to Better Social Media Security
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource to explore some of the most common security challenges for social media and learn the tools and processes you can use to reduce your risk. Learn how to prepare for the worst-case scenario so your social media data is always protected.
Posted: 22 Oct 2013 | Published: 22 Oct 2013

Hootsuite

Transform your business with Software as a Service
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Becoming a customer-centric organization that fosters innovation and collaboration requires a new way of thinking and operating. Companies equipped with the tools and vision to embrace that change today will be positioned for greatness. Find out how to develop a collaborative business by reading this resource now.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013

IBM

Full Sail University Success Story: Building a Better Educational Website
sponsored by Crafter Software_Rivet Logic
WHITE PAPER: Find out how Full Sail experienced a jump in site visitors, page views and time on site. The new online presence has helped Full Sail instill the message that if offers both online and on-campus degree programs.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 26 Sep 2013

Crafter Software_Rivet Logic

Measuring Return on Knowledge in a Big Data World
sponsored by Coveo
WHITE PAPER: The speed at which business moves today, along with the sheer volume of data created by the social world, demands new approaches to interpreting data. This ebook offers a guide to big data. Read now to find out how to stay competitive and better serve your customers.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Aug 2013

Coveo

Social Business - Patterns in achieving social business success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: How can your business become more social? View this resource to learn mroe about the best practices that have emerged and other social business patterns.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

IBM Social Business Adoption QuickStart
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Companies are investing in social business software to enhance knowledge exchange and sharing, streamline their operations and improve their response to evolving market demands. Consult this white paper to find out how to implement social business in the most effective way.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM
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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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