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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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The Future of Business Collaboration
sponsored by Premiere Global Services
WHITE PAPER: Access the following white paper to uncover the 5 key business and technology trends to consider when making the shift to a virtual workplace. Learn how to make the most out of social collaboration and discover what you stand to gain with successful implementation.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

Premiere Global Services

The Age of the Customer Starts with Your Employees
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

Targeted Customer Experiences Across All Channels
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable to uncover emerging technology channels you can leverage to further develop customer relationships and increase sales. Click now to explore a solution that uses analytics, social media, and web content to deduce and improve user experiences.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Analytics Insights Deliver Competitive Differentiation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how retailers should capitalize on omni-channel commerce by leveraging business intelligence from social media and use predictive analytics to optimize business strategies and maximize profitability.
Posted: 22 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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

Security Guide: Deploying Social Media Securely on a Global Scale
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: If your organization is looking to broaden the scope of social media programs, you've got to be prepared for several new security challenges. Creating new social media accounts means new opportunities for hackers, and more employees managing accounts on personal devices means more risk.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

Hootsuite

Social Selling: An Overview for Sales Executives
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: Today's customers are better informed and more connected than ever, thanks in part to the popularity of social media. Consequently, this has caused a major shift in the buying process -- is your sales organization prepared to respond?
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 20 Dec 2013

Hootsuite

CFO Guidebook on Business Transformation
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

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 5 Steps to Social Media Compliance
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, discover five steps to complete social media compliance, so you can bring clarity to you social media data and significantly reduce risk.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2013

Hootsuite

Evaluation Guide: Enterprise Social Relationship Platforms
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful resource, explore a comprehensive checklist of the top 11 essential capabilities of an enterprise social media platform, and learn how to select the right one for your social media outreach efforts.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

Hootsuite

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

Trends to Watch: Customer Experience and Interaction
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following article details how technologies are evolving to meet new customer demands, and providing recommendations for both enterprises and vendors.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Oracle Corporation

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.

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

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
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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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