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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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Executive Perceptions of Live Online Video - by the Numbers
sponsored by UStream
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper summary of "Executive Visions on Video in the Workplace" to uncover why different levels of an enterprise hold the views they do for live video and ultimately discover if you should consider an initiative sooner than later.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

UStream

Executive Visions on Video in the Workplace
sponsored by UStream
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover how leading executives are leveraging the effectiveness of live video for higher sales and customer engagement. Discover the technology to consider and why a live video initiative should be implemented as soon as possible.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

UStream

6 best practises for a new model of employee engagement
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research report explores key findings behind employee mobile engagement and how their happiness drives customer satisfaction and ultimately, business growth.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

7 Steps To Getting A Handle On Social Application In Your Enterprise
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Social media is a huge part of your employees' personal lives, so why shouldn't it be integrated into their work lives as well? While some executives might be wary of incorporating social media in the workplace, they really shouldn't be. With the right management tactics, you can get the benefits of social media while still remaining in control.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

5 Big Ways Social Intranets Solve Collaboration Woes
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Social media is quickly becoming the preferred way for people to communicate, but did you know that it social could offer just as many benefits to your organization itself as it does to your relationships with customers? With a social intranet, you can revolutionize the way employees communicate with each other in the workplace.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

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

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

5 Tips For Setting Measurable Social Media Goals
sponsored by MarketWired
WHITE PAPER: While social media offers your business a variety of opportunities to grow its customer base, increase brand awareness, and drive revenue, those benefits are unattainable without a solid strategy in place. To realize your social media goals, you need to first determine metrics and measurements of your strategy's success.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

MarketWired

10 tips to integrate mobile and social marketing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get 10 tips to help break through the silos and integrate social and mobile marketing with traditional channels.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

The Customer Service Balancing Act
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: New social business solutions eliminate the traditional service trade-offs, providing an optimal combination of assisted peer-to-peer support communities, call deflection, selective escalation and productivity-enhancing collaboration. The result? Reduced call volume and faster resolution times, happier customers and lower costs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Jive Software

A New Charter for HR
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Stowe Boyd of GigaOM Research explores:The current state of the workforce: What is the new normal? How HR and technology leaders can work together to responsibly invest in social technologies? What HR must become to embrace the modern workplace and earn a seat at the executive table.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

Jive Software

Changing the Face of Healthcare With Social Business Software
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: The stakeholders in Cerner's world are not only clinicians, hospitals, and medical device partners but consultants, researchers, and industry experts. Cerner leverages Jive Social Business Software to address a number of their key social business imperatives, including accelerating innovation and providing community-based support.
Posted: 12 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Jive Software

Big Data Gets Personal
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the MIT Technology Review, discover 10 must-read articles about the relationship between personal data and big data. Find out how companies are leveraging customer information and the pros and cons of releasing personal data via the Web or otherwise.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

SAP America, Inc.

Three Ways Online Anonymity Hurts Businesses and Consumers
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: While protecting one's online identity has traditionally been a huge concern for Internet users, consumers and businesses alike are realizing the value of a more open, connected social web. In this white paper, explore three ways that user anonymity can negatively impact ROI for businesses and customer experiences.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Gigya

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


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

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
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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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